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Meet the Team


Misty Sailors, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate School
Phone: 719.549.2325

                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Misty Sailors serves as the Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Sailors brings 29 years of experience in public education to CSU Pueblo. In her role, she provides expertise in developing university policy relating to graduate education and facilitates the university’s obligation to meet internally and externally established standards relating to graduate education. Dr. Sailors is an accomplished leader with extensive, high-level strategic and innovative academic planning, academic and administrative leadership, and budgetary experience. She served in various programmatic and administrative leadership capacities prior to coming to CSU Pueblo, including coordinator of two graduate degrees at The University of Texas at San Antonio and was responsible for seven graduate degrees as Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas. Dr. Sailors is internationally known for her work in literacy education. Throughout her career, she was awarded nearly $22 million in externally funded research and published over 100 scholarly pieces of work, including five academic books.


Sheila Young

Graduate Enrollment and Retention Coordinator
Phone: 719.549.2923

                                                                                                                                                                       Sheila Young joined CSU Pueblo in August of 2020. As a proud fifth-generation Colorado native, her education is entirely from Colorado Schools with her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Colorado College and her Master's Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Formerly, she had been a Kinesiology Instructor at Pueblo Community College, Fremont Campus, and at Western State Colorado University. In addition to her role as Kinesiology Instructor, she was also a high school science and health instructor for 10 years in several low-income public schools in Colorado. Immediately prior to her work at CSU Pueblo, Sheila served inmates and recent parolees with services as they transitioned out of Colorado prisons.​ In her role as Graduate Enrollment and Retention Coordinator, she is a dedicated first point-of-contact for all current and prospective CSU Pueblo Graduate Students. Her passion is to advocate for students with academic departments, faculty advisors, financial aid, enrollment management, university student resources, and other departments to promote student success for a greater CSU Pueblo community.


Karen Stever

Graduate Admissions Processor
Phone: 719.549.2470

                                                                                                                                                                          Karen Stever started her role as Graduate Admissions Processor at Colorado State University Pueblo in May 2020 after a 26-year career with the U.S. government. She is a proud alumna of CSU Pueblo and has an educational background in languages. Currently, she processes applications for graduate admission and assists potential applicants in completing the application process for all graduate programs at CSU Pueblo.


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