Academic Affairs

Department Head: William L. Niemi

Department Mailing Address:

Western State Colorado University
Taylor Hall 322
600 North Adams Street
Gunnison, CO 81231

Department Phone Numbers:

Phone: 970.943.3045
Fax: 970.943.3046


Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
B.A., Western Washington University, Sociology, M.A., State University of New York at Albany, Women’s Studies, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, Sociology
Phone: (970) 943-2055
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322
Chair, Associate Professor of Education
Assoc. V.P. for Academic Affairs, Dean of Graduate Studies, B.Ed., University of Sussex, England; M.Ed., Lesley University; Ed.D. California Coast University
Phone: 970-943-2033
Office Location: Crawford Hall 103
Kathleen Kinkema
Associate VP Academic Affairs; Professor, Department of Recreation, Exercise & Sport Science
BA, Grand Valley State University; MS, PhD, University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Phone: (970) 943-7133
Office Location: Wright Gym 229
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Politics and Government
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz; M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara; Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles.
Phone: (970) 943-3045
Office Location: Taylor Hall 322