Honors, Scholars and Leadership Staff

Loree Crow, M.A.

Director for Honors and Scholars

(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. 

Loree Crow

Sarah Wyscaver, Ph.D.

Director for Leadership Studies & Leadership Studies Minor Coordinator

(970) 351-1691

Dr. Wyscaver earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs with a minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and her Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology, both from UNC. She teaches a range of courses within the trans-disciplinary fields of Leadership and Honors. Her pedagogical focus includes community-based learning, responsive and inclusive classroom approaches, and post-colonial teaching methods.

Committed to developing multiple access points for traditionally underrepresented and underserved students to develop as leaders, Dr. Wyscaver has held several leadership positions in higher education focused on student access and support including TRIO Student Support Services programs (Classic and STEM) and Tutoring and Academic Support.

Academic research interests: Global citizenship, post-colonial theories, leadership theory, and social justice within leadership contexts.  In her most recent research, she explored the ways in which college students develop identities as global citizens and integrate their new identity into their lives.


Sarah Wyscaver

Margaret McKeown Kelley

Office Administrative Assistant

(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 the President’s Leadership Program, I am also the Administrative Assistant for the Life of the Mind program in HSL. 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. 

Margaret Kelley

Dylan Ghaffari

Coordinator for Communications, Planning, and Advising

(970) 351-1775

Dylan is entering his second year in the Counseling 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.

Dylan Ghaffari

Sara A. Hofmann

Coordinator for Honors & Leadership Curriculum Design, Assessment and Research

(970) 351-1428

Sara is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology, with strong interests in both mental health and education. She began her work with the Leadership Studies program in January 2015 and she is excited to continue to be involved with the program in the 2015-2016 school year! Sara views leadership as a dynamic process that not only facilitates goal achievement, but also improves the skills, knowledge, and relationships of the people involved. She uses a strengths-based perspective to work with students and faculty and thoroughly enjoys the process of teaching and mentoring developing leaders of any age.

Sara Hofmann


HSL Student Staff

Kara Gravert

Leadership Studies Assistant


Kara is currently a sophomore at UNC studying Political Science and Philosophy with an emphasis in Ethics and Public Policy. She began working with the HSL office in January of 2015 and looks forward to growing with the leadership program for the rest of her time at UNC. Kara is also involved in the President's Leadership Program, the Ambassadors for Student Leadership Club, Student Assessment Fellows and the Global Refugee Center of Greeley. Outside of her academic reality Kara is a coffee and cheesecake enthusiast, loves to read and hike.

Kara Gravert

Ellen Harris

Honors Program Assistant


Ellen is a junior Environmental and Sustainability Studies major, with minors in History and Economics.  Ellen has served on Student Honors Council for two years and is currently the Chair of the Event Planning Committee. Ellen is heavily involved with the UNC student farm and is excited about the potential for the farm.  When not growing things, Ellen enjoys camping, fly-fishing, and reading.

Ellen Harris

Cat Hildebrand

HSL Office & Website Assistant


Cat is a Junior here at UNC. She is an English Liberal Arts major with two minors, one in Writing and one in Film Studies. Cat is also the Chair of Marketing and Public Relations on the Student Honors Council, and has been serving on the council for two years. Spring 2016 is Cat's first semester working for the HSL Office. She helps with completing projects but her main focus is on maintaining and updating the HSL Office's website.

Cat Hildebrand

Maggie Hodge

HSL Special Projects Assistant


Maggie is a Junior at UNC. She is majoring in Physics with an emphasis in education and a minor in Leadership Studies. Maggie has been working in the HSL office since Fall 2014. Besides being in the Honors Program, Maggie is also in the President’s Leadership Program, club soccer, and Relay for Life.

Maggie Hodge

Anthony Scaduto

Research & Assessment Assistant


Anthony is a Junior Political Science and Economics Major here at UNC. He is a member of Student Senate as well as the vice president of the political science club, Model Arab League. He is an Honors student here at the university and this is his second year working at the HSL office. 

Anthony Scaduto

Trevor Seymour

Marketing & Graphic Design Assistant


I am an currently a sophomore at UNC and am working towards an Art Education degree with a minor in German.  I really enjoy working here in the office as the Graphic Design Assistant and it has given me real world job experience while I'm still a student.  Honors has given me the opportunity to take some very interesting discussion-based classes that focus on the ideas that aren't typically talked about in other classes.


Trevor Seymour