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Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership Staff

Below is a list of the staff members at the Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership which includes their picture and a brief bio. You can also find their contact information here.

Loree Crow

Director for Honors and Scholars - Loree Crow, M.A.

(970) 351-2948

I have been with the UNC Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership since January 2008 and at University of Northern Colorado since March of 2006. I have a B.A. in Social Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from California State University Stanislaus and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from University of Northern Colorado. My academic interests include developing innovative honors curriculum and integrating civic engagement into learning. I also love medieval history, and spend a great deal of time outdoors with my family hiking, camping, and horseback riding.


Evan Welch

Interim Director for Leadership Studies
- Evan Welch

(970) 351-1691

I am currently serving as the Interim Director of Leadership Studies and also work as the Assistant Dean of Student Life here at UNC.  Two quotes which bring clarity and direction to my work are: How can we leave it better than we found it? If it’s not fun, why do it?

These two quotes speak to my desire to work with others and empower students to find their passions, their inner voice, and to develop into the absolute best versions of themselves that they possibly can be.  Helping students learn and grow stems from mentors who have challenged and inspired me to think and act with compassion, direction, and inclusivity.  Blending fun and a desire to leave the world (or any space) better than we found it fuel my passion for working at UNC.

I love to learn new things, to take things apart, figure out how they work and attempt to put them back together.  I’m an avid cook, sports fan, home-repairer, partner, and dad!

Margaret Kelley

Office Administrative Assistant
- Margaret McKeown Kelley

(970) 351-2940

I am the Administrative Assistant here at the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership. I truly enjoy working with the faculty, staff and the students at UNC and have worked at HSL since February, 2010. There is never a dull moment in this office. In addition to being the Administrative Assistant for the Honors Program and Leadership Studies, I am also the Administrative Assistant for the Life of the Mind program. I have a Bachelors of Science in Business Management Administration Science from UNC. In my spare time I love to cook, read, and go on walks with our yellow Labrador. I also especially enjoy spending time with my husband, my teenage son, and my family. 

Dylan Ghaffari


Coordinator for Communications, Planning, and Advising - Dylan Ghaffari

(970) 351-1775

Dylan is entering his third year in the Educational Psychology Doctoral program and hopes to continue exploring his interests in Attachment Theory, Posttraumatic Growth, and Positive Psychology. Having previously been a General Manager of a local Denver restaurant, he sees leadership as a process of leading from behind by encouraging strengths, leading from the front by example, and leading from the side by being supportive and open through new experiences. He's excited to be working with and advising the knowledgeable, creative, and motivated students that The Center for Honors, Scholars, and Leadership attracts.


Sarah Zwetzig


Coordinator for Honors & Leadership Curriculum Design, Assessment and Research - Sarah Zwetzig

(970) 351-1428

Sarah is entering her fourth-year in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D program.  She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with her B.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2014, and graduated from the Honors program.  Her interests include feminist theory, community psychology, and integrated care.  Sarah is in her second year working for the HSL Office, and she loves getting to be involved with students! She views student development as being holistic, in which all facets of an individual can contribute to success.  She believes in being flexible in learning and leadership to reach goals and build relationships.


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Research and Assessment Assistant - Greta Magi


Greta, a junior at UNC, has been working at the HSL office for two years. She is majoring in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis and likes to work with numbers. She is an International Baccalaureate graduate from Audentes School in Tallinn, Estonia. In her free time she enjoys playing the violin, listening to Broadway musicals, and learning to do new complicated hairdos. She looks forward to learning more about the business world and the Honors Program while working and studying here.

 Katie Dorman


HSL Office Assistant - Katie Dorman


Katie is a senior at UNC and this is her second year working for the HSL office. She is majoring in Earth Environmental Science and minoring in Business. Katie has been in the Honors program since her freshman year and she is currently working on her Upper Division Honors thesis project. She loves to go camping and exploring with her twin sister in the mountains whenever she gets the chance! Katie has been passionate about the environment and sustainability since a young age she is the treasurer for the Student Honors Council and for Student LEAF. Katie enjoys helping to make a positive impact on the UNC community and she hopes to work in water resource management someday.


HSL Office Assistant - Esther Luce


Esther is a junior at UNC and started working at the HSL office in the fall of 2017.  She is majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Music. She is also a member of the Honors Program and hopes to use the skills she has developed through the program and working at the office to augment her communication and interdisciplinary studies. Esther enjoys reading, listening to music, and being involved with her church’s college and children’s ministries. She hopes to be a Christian church children’s pastor or camp director in the future.

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Leadership Studies Assistant - Josh Lopez


I’m a junior at UNC and I am relatively new to the HSL office. I’m majoring in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I have two Associate degrees in Occupational Studies for Massage Therapy, and Liberal Arts. In my free time I enjoy writing, reading, finding new music, and having an occasional Netflix binge. I love getting out and meeting new people. In the future I want to work as a Program Coordinator in a Student Leadership and Development office, and become a successful YA author. 


Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant - Casey Ryder