Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Just because we're here in the mountains, doesn't mean your Western admissions experience has to be rocky.

We're here to help make your admission to Western State Colorado University smooth and simple from your first inquiry to your first day of class. Please contact us if there is anything we can help you with as you explore your college opportunities.

Don't know your Admissions Counselor? Check here to find the Western counselor for your high school or region.

Admissions Team

Katie Bainbridge

Enrollment Counselor
(970) 943-7049

B.A. University of Northern Colorado (2005)
Major: Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising
M.S. Oklahoma State University
Major: Educational Leadership Studies 
Hometown: Loveland, Colorado

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Maria BonDurant

 Admissions Counselor
(970) 943-7049

B.A. Western State Colorado University (2011)
Major: Pre-Allied Health Biology
Minor: Chemistry 
Hometown: Pueblo, Colorado

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Hannah Cottier

Admissions Counselor
(970) 943-2141

B.A. Western State Colorado University (2012)
Major: Recreation and Outdoor Education
Minors: Biology and Business
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colo.

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Jordana DeZeeuw Spencer

Admissions Counselor
(970) 306-5695

B.A. Yale University (1995)
Major: Theater Studies
M.S. University of New Hampshire (2002) 
Major: Experiential Education 
PhD Prescott College (2011)
Major: Sustainability Education 
Hometown: New York City

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Eric Freson

Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
(970) 943-7038

B.A. Western State Colorado University (2009)
Major: Business and Outdoor Leadership double major
Hometown: Pittsford, Vermont

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Dale Gaubatz

Director of Admissions
(970) 943-2119

B.A. Texas Tech University
Major: Sociology & Communication 
M.A. University of the Incarnate Word
Major: Organizational Development 
Hometown: Topeka, St. Louis, and Fair Oaks, Texas

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Paul Giberson
Paul Giberson

Transfer Coordinator

B.A. Exercise & Sport Science from Western State Colorado University (2001)
MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University
Hometown: Breckenridge, CO

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Ciera Glenn

Senior Admissions Counselor
(970) 943-2012

B.A. Western State Colorado University (2011)
Major: Business
Hometown: Wenatchee, Washington

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Dana Miller

Administrative Assistant for Admissions
(970) 943-2260

B.A. Western Illinois University 
Major: Music, Business
M.B.A. Western Illinois University
Major: Finance, International Business 
Hometown: Washington D.C. and Edmond, Oklahoma

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Stephanie Ruybal

Campus Visit Coordinator
(970) 943-2261

B.A. Western State Colorado University (2008)
Major: Sociology/Criminal Justice 
Hometown: La Jara, Colorado

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