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Staff Directory

Colorado Women's College

Staff Directory

College Administration

Linda Olson, PhD

Dr. Linda Olson is Interim Dean of Colorado Women’s College, a position she assumed in 2015. Linda began teaching at the University of Denver in 2000 and has spent the past 14 years as a Teaching Professor, Director of the Pioneer Leadership Program, and Exec. Director of the Learning Communities and Civic Engagement department. Her undergraduate and master degrees are from the University of Minnesota, and her PhD is from our own DU Communication Studies department. Her research interests include collaborative leadership, leadership development, leadership and sustainability, and leadership ethics. At CWC, Linda has successfully led a strategic planning process that has resulted in a new vision and mission for the College. This exciting plan includes a center for women’s leadership and advancement serving all the DU community and beyond; and secondly it includes a CWC Collaboratory, focused on gender equity research, convening of thought leaders to address the opportunities and challenges that exist for women and girls today, and a physical shared workspace that will bring women’s organizations into the Chambers Center to advance important work together. Linda brings a vibrant interest in international and intercultural issues to her work, and has taught and led student groups involved in international learning and service throughout the world. In addition, she is active in local leadership as an elected council member for the City of Englewood.

Interim Dean
303-871-6801| | Portfolio

Carolyn Cavicchio

Carolyn Cavicchio is Associate Director at Colorado Women’s College, where she is responsible for planning and program development. She joined DU in 2016 after a successful career in the private and philanthropic sectors. As a researcher and consultant in social responsibility and nonprofit program development, Carolyn has written on cross-sector partnerships and effective stakeholder engagement, and has been an adjunct professor at the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising at NYU. Her undergraduate degree is in Communications from Temple University, and her master’s degree is in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. At CWC, Carolyn is focused on implementation of the new CWC Strategic Plan, including development of new programs, local and national partnerships, and communication strategies. Before joining CWC, Carolyn served as Interim Vice President of Programs/Special Assistant to the President at the Ms. Foundation for Women in New York City. An East Coast native, Carolyn moved to Denver in 2010 for a position as Director of Stakeholder Engagement for the Western Union Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of several nonprofit organizations, including America’s Camp, which serves children who lost a parent on September 11, 2001, and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a leading national anti-hunger advocacy organization. Carolyn is an avid feminist, knitter, hiker, and traveler who has visited 48 of the 50 U.S. states and 22 countries.

Associate Director
303-871-6453 | 

Sarah Hewitt

Sarah Hewitt is the Business Operations Coordinator for Colorado Women’s College. She is responsible for overseeing building operations, budget management, and provides administrative support to the Interim Dean. Sarah has worked in higher education for 6 years, with experience in student support, enrollment management, and program management. She holds an undergraduate degree in Communication and is currently enrolled in graduate study in Conflict Resolution. Sarah is a graduate of Colorado Women’s College, and brings a historical perspective of the college while helping to propel new initiatives forward. She is active in the Women’s staff Alliance for Networking and Development (WAND) and the Women’s Coalition at DU, where she helps to unite women on the DU campus and in the Denver community on issues of women’s advancement. Sarah enjoys travel, winter sports, and adventures with her family.

Business Coordinator
303-871-6221 |

Kayon Morgan

Kayon Morgan is the Program Coordinator & Research Assistant as well as Adjunct Faculty at Colorado Women’s College, where she provides administrative support, program development, coordination and curriculum support to the leadership studies program for incoming first-year traditional undergraduate women. She joined DU in November 2016. Her professional experience covers 19 years in higher education in various capacities including administration, advising, operations, grant writing and research. Throughout her professional career, she has been integral to creating policy and processes, building pathways, and fostering access for all students, especially underrepresented populations. Her undergraduate degree is in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, and her master’s degree is in Leadership Studies from Cincinnati Christian University. Kayon is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the Morgridge College of Education at DU with hopes to complete her degree by summer 2017. Her research is focused on family engagement in postsecondary and workforce readiness. Other research interests include access and support for underrepresented students, educational equity, educational policy, organizational leadership, transformative leadership, and women in leadership. At CWC, Kayon plans to support and create programs and activities that will ignite scholars to become global leaders in the 21st century who are transformative and engaged for the public good. Kayon is passionate about many things in life, but at her core, she is always an avid advocate for access and equity. She enjoys yoga, bike riding and spending time with her husband, and two boys, ages five and eight.

Program Coordinator & Research Assistant
303-871-6115 | 

Nancy Reichman

Dr. Nancy Reichman is Research Director at Colorado Women’s College, where she is responsible for the research program of the CWC Collaboratory. She joined DU in 1984. She is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology and Director of the Socio-Legal Studies Program. Her undergraduate degree is in Anthropology and African Studies from New College In Sarasota, Florida and she earned a Master in Public Administration degree from New York University. Her PhD in Urban Studies and Planning is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Reichman has written articles and books on a number of topics including, pay equity, gender and workplace regulation, white -collar crime, sports regulation, and global environmental regulation. She is presently engaged in two new empirical projects: how workplace scheduling is refracted through a kaleidoscope of institutions (criminal justice, housing, transportation, education) to create persistent challenges for low wage workers; and ways that anti-doping regulation is built into everyday routines to extend state surveillance. Professor Reichman is a mayoral appointee to the Denver Women’s Commission. Previously, she served as chair of the Colorado Pay Equity Commission and chaired the Board of Directors of Building Bridges, a Denver non-profit that helps to combat hate, discrimination and violent conflict by connecting individuals face-to-face with those they have been taught to fear and mistrust and teaching leadership skills for working across communities. At CWC, Dr. Reichman is responsible for supporting collaborative research and artistic endeavors that create knowledge, inform policy, transform practice, and question existing paradigms in order to support women´s equity and advancement. She is committed to bringing an intersectional lens to research, policy, and practice.

Research Director, CWC Collaboratory
303-871-6805 |

Michele Tyson

Michele Tyson is Director of Academic Services for Colorado Women’s College. She has been with the college since 2012, and her primary role at this time is to oversee the transition of academic programs during the Colorado Women’s College teach-out through University College. Michele has been in the field of higher education administration for 20 years, with experience working in academic advising, orientation, parent and family programming, admissions and access, and enrollment management. Her undergraduate and master’s degrees are from the University of Northern Colorado, and she is currently completing doctoral work at the University of Denver. Her research topic for her dissertation is the Personal Financial Challenges and Systemic Financial Barriers for Adult Undergraduate Women. Michele also enjoys teaching, with experience in research and writing, group and team leadership development and introductory college skills courses. On any given weekend, Michele can be found at little league baseball, lacrosse, basketball, or soccer games with her children.

Director of Academic Services
303-871-6807 | 


Directory for Transitioning CWC Students

Michele Tyson
Director of Academic Services
303-871-6807 |

Lydia Supplee
Academic Advisor
303-871-6430 |