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.
Leticia Rascón serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Native American Student Services Center. She is from Mexico, and moved to Colorado 17 years ago. She is the mother of a wonderful little girl named Isabella.
Leticia obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Education in December of 2012 at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). In addition, she teaches at Aims Community College and is a Master’s student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at UNC. She is a very active member of the UNC campus, and is serving as the President of the Non-Traditional Student Association at UNC.
In the past, Leticia has served as a Graduate Facilitator for the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development, As an undergraduate, she was involved in the Stryker Institute for Leadership Development and the Cumbres Program. Leticia is also a member of the Sigma Delta Pi Honorary Society.
As a life-long learner, being part of these supportive programs helped me thrive in my career, and the involvement helped me become a stronger leader as it reinforced my decision of becoming an educator, whether that is inside the classroom directly or as a student affairs professional.
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.