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Who are we? We're the full-time staff who work tirelessly to make your life more enjoyable at Adams State University.

You will receive a quality education at ASU both in the classroom and through your co-curricular involvement in campus life. The later is where we come in.

Our goal is to provide you with quality programs and services that positively influence your learning and personal development. We work with an open door policy so that we're accessible when you need us.

We invite you to stop by one or all of our many offices so we can connect you with the student organizations and activities that will best meet your individual needs.

Mick Daniel

Director of Student Life & Recreation
Coordinator of Adventure Programs

Mick Daniel has been actively involved in the field of adventure recreation since 1992. I have always felt guided to teach and work in the outdoors. After my first outdoor course with the North Carolina Outward Bound School I knew I wanted to stay involved in this style of education. His passion lies in the land and the experiences gained from interacting with people and environments. He has instructed courses for the North Carolina Outward Bound School and the Wilderness Education Association.

Student Life and Recreation was a natural progression for him through coordinating the outdoor program here at Adams State University. With the help of the Student Life and Recreation department, he hopes to continue to expand the opportunities that the department can provide for students here at Adams State University.

Mick currently lives in Alamosa, Colorado with his wife Morgan in their 100 plus year old house, which is in a ongoing state of remodel. When he can get away from the office you can find him mountain biking, climbing, and falling down ski hills.


  • MS in Health, Physical Education and Leisure (2003) from Oklahoma State University
  • BA in Wilderness Leadership and Experiential Education (2000) Brevard College

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Aaron Miltenberger

Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership

Aaron Miltenberger has no idea how he got into Student Life as a career, but he is pretty sure he likes it. After fifteen years of working with marginal populations and at-risk youth, Aaron decided to change the direction of his work and use the creative energy and skills he developed in non-traditional educational settings to benefit the students at Adams State. As part of his diverse background, he has worked to develop educational curriculum for state delinquent youth programs, delivered addresses to audiences over 3,500 persons, taught Leadership Development for the Thousand Points of Light programs, and made fire by rubbing two sticks together. What that means for the students of ASU is simple--fun times abound with Aaron around!

Aaron lives in Alamosa on a two acre organic farm and can be found chasing his flock of free range chickens or selling fresh produce at the local farmers market with his wife and son.


  • Bachelor of Arts from Hanover College
  • Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration and Leadership

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Curt Howell

Assistant Director of Adventure Programs and Leadership

Elvie R. Conley, M.A.

Assistant Director of Recreation and Intramural Sports

Starting early in his collegiate career Elvie was interested in pursuing a position in a collegiate institution. After gaining professional experience in organizations from local county governments to the Department of Homeland Security he decided to make a career change to pursue his dream.

Elvie Conley has worked as a professional staff member for the Adams State University Rex Activity Center since 2009. Participating in a variety of sports throughout his educational pursuits intramural and club sports was a natural progression to his current position managing the Rex Activity Center. Elvie received his M.A. in Human Performance and Physical Education with an emphasis in Sports Administration here at Adams State University.

As a resident who had been away for a little over 10 years from the San Luis Valley he is ecstatic to call Alamosa his home and be closer to his family. Elvie also serves as a City of Alamosa Recreation Advisory Board Member for the Alamosa community. 


  • B.S. Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • M.A. Adams State University

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