The Office of Inclusive Excellence is committed to promoting a campus environment which recognizes, values, and affirms diversity at Colorado State University. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on our continuing efforts to promote inclusive excellence.

In August, 2021, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity was renamed the Office of Inclusive Excellence with the hiring of the new Vice President, Dr. Kauline Cipriani. 
Additional changes to reflect the recent reorganization are underway on this staff page.

Office of Inclusive Excellence Core Staff

Kauline Cipriani

Dr. Kauline Cipriani, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
She/her/hers | Email Kauline | (970) 491-1964

Shannon Archibeque-Engle

Dr. Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
She/her/ella | Email Shannon | (970) 491-2450

Ria Vigil

Ria Vigil, Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
She/they/Ria | Email Ria | (970) 491-2297

Kathy Sisneros

Kathy Sisneros, Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence
She/her/hers | Email Kathy | (970) 491-TBD

Bridgette Johnson

Bridgette Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence 
She/her/hers | Email Bridgette | (970) 491-TBD

Adriana McClintock

Adriana Avila McClintock, 
Communications Manager
She/her/hers | Email Adriana | (970) 491-6544

Alicia Sprague

Alicia Sprague, 
Program Coordinator
She/her/hers | Email Alicia | (970) 491-6544

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Chrisana Hughes, Executive Assistant
 | Email Chrisana

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Monica Thrasher, Executive Assistant
 | Email Monica | 

Coming Soon: Student Diversity Programs and Services Professional Staff

Remembering A photo of Mary Ontiveros. She has short black hair and is smiling directly into the camera.the Office’s Founding Vice President, Mary Ontiveros

As Vice President for Diversity from the office’s formation in 2010 until her retirement on December 31, 2020, Mary Ontiveros led Colorado State’s diversity efforts throughout her nearly 48-year career at CSU. Mary passed away on February 19, 2022. 

An alumna of CSU, Ontiveros was an employee of CSU since 1974, working in leadership positions in Admissions, as a faculty affiliate, and special assistant to the president of CSU-Pueblo. She served on numerous CSU committees, councils, and task forces, and was a member of several professional organizations. You can read more about Mary’s legacy and career in the following tributes:

Campus Memorial Service for Mary Ontiveros Set for April 25

Watch the Celebration of Life for Mary Ontiveros