About StudyColorado

about sc StudyColorado is an initiative of the State of Colorado, its institutions of higher education and the Colorado business community. StudyColorado's primary purpose is to promote Colorado as an education destination for international students. StudyColorado is housed at the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

StudyColorado’s goals are:

• To support the international enrollment goals of the member institutions.

• To create new economic opportunities for Colorado businesses through the influx of international students and their families.

• To create a more diverse learning environment to help Colorado students be more competitive in a global workplace.

• To foster lasting relationships between international students and Colorado that will benefit international trade and investment.

Board of Advisors

Cindy U. Anderson
Assistant Director of Advising and Director of International Student Services, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Larry Bell
Director, International Education,
University of Colorado Boulder

Matthew Bonser
Associate Director of Admission/ Coordinator of
International Admission, Colorado College

Jim Branscome
Retired, McGraw-Hill Companies

Amy Burkett
Principal, Burkett Designs

Luis Colón
Partner, Xcelente Global Ltd.

Karen S. de Bartolome
Executive Director, World Denver

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, Executive Director
Department of Higher Education
Ardon Barry Hirschfeld Jr.
President & CEO, Asia Investment Partners, Inc.

Ken Lund, Executive Director
Office of Economic Development

Steven McCarthy
President and CEO, Alem International

Brandon Samter
Director, International Student & Scholar Services,
Colorado School of Mines

Anthony Shull
Executive Director for International Affairs,
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Marjorie Smith
Associate Dean and Director of International Student
Admission, University of Denver

Al White
Director, Colorado Tourism

Linda Yazdani
Director of International Student Services,
Red Rocks Community College

Global Advisor
Daniel Ritchie

Chairman and CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts


StudyColorado members:

  • Adams State University
  • Aims Community College
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado Community College System
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College

  • Language Consultants International
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Naropa University
  • Regis University
  • Spring International Language Center
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University