Adams State welcomes new employees


Adams State College welcomes the following employees who joined the campus. If someone you know is not listed please call the Office of Communications at 587-7827. Photographs of new employees will be added as they are taken.

Caryn Chavez

Caryn Chavez, administrative assistant for Extended Studies, started working for Adams State in April. She graduated from Centauri High School in 1997. She previously worked at Wal-Mart, as a house-keeper and at Conejos Medical Clinic.

Kristie Duran

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Kristie Duran returned to Admissions Department as senior counselor on July 14. She previously was employed at the Centennial School District in San Luis, CO. She enjoys fishing, camping, hunting and spending time with her husband, Eduardo, and family.

Albert Ford

Albert Ford, offensive-line coach for football, joined the campus in July. He received his Bachelor of Arts at Chardon Sate in Nebraska. He was previously employed at Alamosa High School as a teacher and football coach for the past 18 years. He and his wife, Sally, have two sons, Andrew and Brain. He enjoys hunting and fishing.

Karl Jolliff

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Karl Jolliff, business support director for Community Partnerships, started his position on July 7. He received his Bachelor of Science degree this past May in business administration with an emphasis in business management, from Adams State College. He graduated Cum Laude. Jolliff was a member of the ASC Wind Ensemble throughout his college career. He attended Pueblo County High School and graduated in 2004. He performed duties as the business support director as an Americorps Volunteer with Community Partnerships during the 2007/2008 academic year and had a work-study job in that department. Jolliff was a First-Year Interest Group mentor. He enjoys creative writing.

Sandra Kate Kimble

Sandra Kate Kimble, residence director for Housing, began working for Adams State in July. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts in History specializing in medieval and early modern Europe with course work in Valladolid, Spain. She graduated with a 4.0 and was a member and held leadership positions in Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honors Fraternity, Delta Tau Sigma community service sorority and NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary). She enjoys cooking, playing guitar, volunteering and reading.

Aaron Miltenberger

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Aaron Miltenberger, coordinator of student activities, joined the campus in July. He received Master of Arts in Candidate Special Education at UNC in Greeley, Colo. and also a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy with an emphasis in English, sociology and Spanish. Aaron and his wife, Allison Cruse, recently had their first child, Mason.

Brian Rauscher

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Brian Rauscher, academic counselor for Student Support Services, started his position in July. He received his Bachelor of Science in psychology from College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. and a Master of Arts in counseling psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. He was previously employed as a career counselor at Washington State University in Vancouver, Wash., an employment specialist at Springdale Job Corps in Troutdale, Ore., and a special education teacher at Bryan High School in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys running, hiking and bicycling.

John Ybana

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John Ybana, assistant coach for track and field/throwing, joined the campus in July. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at Adams State College with a Bachelor of Arts in human performance in 2007 and continued his education with a Master of Arts in sports administration in 2008, he graduated high school from Holland H.S. in Holland, Mich. He volunteered as the throws coach for Adams State for the 2008 outdoor season. Ybana coached his first All-American Michelle Nelson to a 5th place finish at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships, as well as a school record throw of 180'9" in the discus. He was a five time Division II All-American in the shot-put with a best of 59'9 .5". As a graduate assistant, he taught some lower division classes for the HPPE department. Ybana is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist as well as a certified personal trainer. His family resides in Holland, Mich. He is planning on competing post-collegiate in the shot-put until the 2012 season. He enjoys motorcycling, movies, music and weightlifting.