Kevin Oltjenbruns has been appointed vice provost for undergraduate studies at Colorado State University. For the past seven months, she has served in this position on an interim basis.
"Kevin has successfully met the challenges of this position and has gained the respect of her colleagues across campus," said Provost Peter Nicholls. "I am certain that Kevin will continue to work diligently as a proponent for student and curricular issues at Colorado State."
Oltjenbruns joined Colorado State as a faculty member in 1974. She is a professor in Human Development and Family Studies with her primary research areas in grief and loss. During her tenure, she has served in many capacities including associate dean in the College of Applied Human Sciences, interim director of Preview CSU, interim department head of Manufacturing Technology and Construction Management and interim department head of Design and Merchandising. Her experience dealing with undergraduate student issues is extensive, enabling her to be a true advocate for the students of Colorado State.
As vice provost for undergraduate studies, Oltjenbruns’ responsibilities include supervision of all undergraduate course and curriculum matters, the all-university graduation requirements and commencement, the general catalog, the honors program, summer school, admissions, ROTC (Air Force and Army), the Center for Teaching and Learning, undergraduate student retention and the HELP/Success Center. In addition, Oltjenbruns participates in academic affairs planning and budgeting.
Oltjenbruns received a bachelor’s in mathematics and a master’s in child development and family relationships from Colorado State University. Her doctorate is in educational and psychological studies from the University of Colorado.