Staff and Faculty
Eryka Charley, M.A. serves as the Director of Native American Student Services. Eryka is a Navajo woman from Coyote Canyon, NM. She is an alumna of Colorado College and the University of Denver, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and Master’s in Higher Education, respectively. She is anticipating receiving a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Pennsylvania State University in Winter 2015. Her dissertation is focused upon understanding the educational experiences of high achieving Native American students in their pursuit of a college education. Eryka is dedicated towards providing UNC’s Native student population with the best college experience in the Rocky Mountain region.
Kelsi Miles serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Native American Student Services Cultural Center. She is from Keller, Texas and moved to Colorado 5 years ago. She obtained a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Geography in May of 2015 from the University of Colorado Denver. Kelsi is a first year student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include radical philosophy, the emotionality of whiteness, and critical race theory.
Dr. Francie R. Murry is a Professor in the School of Special Education. She attended Central Washington University for her B.A. in Elementary Education and Special Education, her earned her M.A. in Special Education, and her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Murry taught K-12 grades in public schools and private juvenile facilities for 10 years in Washington and Virginia. In addition to her 15 years at UNC, she has also taught at the University of Wyoming and at Central Washington University. Her area of expertise is youth with challenging behaviors which cause academic problems.