Adams State College Welcomes New Summer 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.

Syed Masood Ahmad

Syed Masood Ahmad, director of student engagement and success, joined Adams State in May. He received his master's in business administration in finance from Pace University, New York City and his bachelor of business administration at Ohio University. Masood most recently was the executive director at Kaplan Higher Education in Houston; he was principal and director of the Beaconhouse School System in Pakistan and a reporter for the Chaffee County Times in Buena Vista. He is certified to teach accounting and business related courses by the Colorado State Board for Community Colleges. He and his wife have twin two-and-a-half-year-old daughters. He is the owner of Concordia Expeditions, adventure travel to Himalaya.

Lisha Bustos

Lisha Bustos, administrative assistant for enrollment management, joined the campus in May. She received her Bachelor of Arts in history and psychology from Adams State. She was a tour coordinator for the Office of Admissions at Adams, and an English instructor for Upward Bound. She is married to Abran Bustos, admissions counselor, and they have a daughter.

Jeffrey Tim Cruz

Jeffrey Tim Cruz, custodian for facilities services, started working for Adams State in April. He has had a landscaping business since 1999, and worked as a grocer for 33 years. He and his wife, Emily, have a daughter, Sophia, and two sons, Max and Edwin. Cruz enjoys spending quality time with his family, hiking, fishing and volunteering time with the handicapped and elderly.

Dr. Mark L. Joyce

Dr. Mark L. Joyce, chair of the department of teacher education started his position on June 1. His previous experience includes professor of education, coordinator of elementary education, director of teacher education, registrar, interim president, interim dean of academic planning and evaluation; and teacher/principal in self-contained, departmentalized, multiage and non-graded setting. He received his doctorate in education in elementary education from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.; his master's in education in school administration and Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Concordia University in Seward, Neb. Joyce has experience in multi-age classroom teaching K-8, designing online forums to support the transfer and application of learning, mind-mapping for schema building, learning object design assessment system design, and instructional design. Joyce and his wife, Glennda, have three adult, married children. He enjoys artwork in clay, wood, wire, and paper; design thinking, out-of-field reading, and brass choir.

Andrea Maes

Andrea Maes, enrollment services counselor for enrollment management, began working for Adams State in April. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in business management and in health care administration from Adams State. As a work-study, while in school, Maes worked in the Office of Financial Aid. She enjoys skiing, bike riding, and scrapbooking.

By Linda Relyea