Meet The Mines Clery Compliance Team

The Clery Compliance team is comprised of members from various departments on campus in order to offer assistance to all Mines students. This team formed to focus on Clery crimes and those that are affected by them. They serve not only as a resource to carry out action on reported crimes, but they also work in the background to keep the community informed.

To contact the Clery Team

Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Clery Compliance Officer

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Amanda is a Baltimore, Maryland native but moved to Tampa, Florida to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She received her undergraduate degree from St. Leo University and her graduate degree from the University of South Florida. She worked in Residence Life for a little while but knew her destiny was to see the world, so she moved to Dubai, UAE to teach and advise Emiratis. However, in 2015 Amanda turned in her flip flops for ski boots and moved to Denver, Colorado to advise Orediggers at Colorado School of Mines. In 2016 Amanda started her PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado, with hopes to graduate in 2020. In true Amanda fashion, she realized her skills would be better served working with campus compliance initiatives. So, in 2017 Amanda began working with different campus entities on Policy and Compliance regulations and found a true calling as Mines’ Clery Compliance Officer. Amanda enjoys traveling the world, lifting heavy things and putting them back down, singing in the car, and cheering on her favorite baseball team, Go Orioles!



Director for Environmental Health and Safety

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Education: B.S. Botany, M.S. Industrial Hygiene, Colorado State University



AVP Human Resources and Title IX

Bio coming soon!

David Cillessen

David Cillessen

Commander of Mines Police Department

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BS, Metropolitan State University Denver, Criminal Justice



Director of Athletics

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David Hansburg has been Director of Athletics at Colorado School of Mines since 2013-14.

In only a few short years, Hansburg has presided over one of the most successful periods in Mines athletics history. Mines has won three consecutive RMAC All-Sports Competition Cups in 2016, 2017, and 2018, capturing a combined 23 RMAC titles in that span. In 2017-18, Mines earned its best Learfield Director’s Cup finish ever at sixth as the Orediggers won seven RMAC titles and combined for 40 all-Americans and a program-best 12 Academic All-Americans; in 2016-17, two Mines teams made the NCAA Elite Eight (men’s basketball and women’s soccer) with men’s cross country winning the NCAA South Central Regional title as Mines was 14th in the Learfield standings.

The 2015-16 season was another for the record books, as the Orediggers claimed their first-ever team national title (men’s cross country), won five RMAC regular-season championships, and three RMAC Tournament titles. In 2014-15, the women’s soccer team became the first Mines team to make an NCAA Final Four, and Oredigger teams earned five RMAC Brechler Awards and the RMAC Sportsmanship Cup.

A native of Roslyn, N.Y., Hansburg came to Mines from the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Colo., where he served as Director of Athletics. No stranger to collegiate athletics, Hansburg previously served as the Associate Athletic Director for Football Operations and Summer Camps for the University of Colorado in Boulder. There he was a member of the athletics leadership team and participated in a variety of committees.

Hansburg also served as Director of Football Operations for Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Assistant Football Coach and Special Teams Coordinator at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho, and as CU-Boulder’s Director of Football Operations, where he created and maintained the Buffs’ $1M football budget.

In 2007 he founded Rocky Mountain Day Camp, located in Superior and Boulder. His camp was named the Boulder County Gold Best Summer Day Camp each of the past five years and was also named the winner of the Mercury 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Boulder County in each of the last three years as well.
Hansburg received his bachelor’s degree in History from Amherst in 1990 and earned a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and Social Policy from Northwestern in 1996.

He got his start in collegiate athletics as a graduate assistant with the football program at Northwestern, where he coached the defensive backs. He was with the Wildcats in that capacity from 1994 to 1997, during which time the squad captured the 1995 and 1996 Big 10 Championships and participated in the Rose Bowl (1995) and Citrus Bowl (1996).

Hansburg, his wife Holly, and their three children Paxton, Zoe, and Quincy, reside in Superior.

DAVID Wright

DAVID Wright

Assistant Provost for International Affairs

Bio Coming Soon!

Derek E. Morgan, Ph.D.

Derek E. Morgan, Ph.D.

Dean of Students

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  • BS, University of Evansville, Communications
  • MS, Colorado State University, Student Affairs in Higher Education
  • PhD, Colorado State University, Educational Leadership

Started working at Mines in 2003.

Kelsi Streich

Kelsi Streich

Director of SAIL

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Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO


BA, Public Relations & Advertising (2010)
MA, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Student Affairs emphasis (2011)


  • Oversight of SAIL Budgets
  • Oversee SAIL office staff
  • Advises Mines Activities Council
  • Coordinates campus traditions including E-Days and Homecoming
  • Teaches the Leadership Class (CSM350)
  • Develop and Implement campus-wide leadership programs (leadership class, workshops, and Summit)
  • Organizes the campus tailgates and other large student events

Personal Points of Interest:

I love all things about being a Colorado. I grew up in Colorado Springs, and I spend as much time as I can outdoors skiing, hiking with my partner, and playing with my two huskies. I’m an avid Harry Potter follower and love to travel.  I am a die-hard Bronco fan and love going to Broncos games throughout the year!

Kim Medina

Kim Medina

Director of Admissions

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Kim is the Director of Admissions and loves Mines for the opportunity our students have to experience the different types of ways they can solve the world’s problems.  Our students are collaborative, passionate and incredibly talented.  Golden has the best of both worlds – close to the mountains, close to Denver, walkable and rideable in a community that loves Mines students!


  • Colorado Native born and raised in beautiful Gunnison, CO
  • Favorite Song – This Girl is on Fire
  • Walked 60 miles with my childhood best friend to raise money for breast cancer
  • Favorite get away – the Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, Mexico or my family’s cabin in the mountains (no cell service or electricity)
  • Raised an only child but raising four wonderfully smart and talented kids with different passions
MAry Elliott

MAry Elliott

Director of Residence Life and Housing

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Oversees all functions of the Residence Life Department.

Michelle Merz-Hutchinson

Michelle Merz-Hutchinson

Deputy General Counsel

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Ms. Merz-Hutchinson joined the Legal Services Department at the Colorado School of Mines in August, 2015.  Previously, Ms. Merz-Hutchinson headed the Education Unit at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, where she coordinated the provision of legal services for all state institutions of higher education, and served as General Counsel to Fort Lewis College.  Prior to joining the AGO, Michelle served as a litigation associate for a Denver-based law firm where her practice focused on general commercial litigation and employment disputes.  She also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Judge Marquez in the Colorado Court of Appeals, and the Hon. Wiley Y. Daniel, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Ms. Merz-Hutchinson holds a B.F.A. in Music-Theatre from the University of Oklahoma, and earned her J.D. from the University of Denver in 2001.  She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Todd Ruskell, Ph.D.

Todd Ruskell, Ph.D.

Teaching Professor, Department of Physics

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As a Teaching Professor, my primary responsibility is teaching. I am continually looking for the most effective ways we can help students learn physics at Colorado School of Mines. One technique we currently use in our large enrollment introductory courses is Studio Physics. I am particulary interested in how we can use technolgy to improve learning both in the Studio setting as well as in other situations. While I primarily teach the large enrollment Physics I and Physics II courses, I have been known to occasionally teach a senior/graduate level course in laser physics.


  • PhD, University of Arizona
  • MS, University of Arizona
  • BS, Lawrence University


  • Education Developent
  • Studio Physics
  • Using Technology to Improve Pedagogy


  • Colorado School of Mines Alumni Teaching Award, 2005