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President's Office Staff

Caitlin Apigian
Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees

Caitlin works closely with the Board of Trustees to coordinate their campus meetings and retreats as well as provide administrative support to Chief of Staff. Prior to coming to Colorado College, Caitlin was the Legal Secretary/Executive Assistant to the former Managing Partner of one of the largest and most highly regarded law firms in the country, Winston & Strawn LLP. She previously worked in the Business & Financial Services Office of Clark University as the Assistant to the Business Manager/OneCard Coordinator.  Caitlin graduated summa cum laude from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science.

Caitlin A

Jermyn Davis
Chief of Staff

Jermyn oversees the daily functions of the office of the president. In addition to helping develop and implement strategic initiatives according to the priorities of the president, he coordinates the college’s senior staff meetings and serves as a liaison between senior administrators and other various campus and external constituents. Jermyn is responsible for the presidential staff and budget while also managing and advising the Board of Trustees. As needed, he coordinates special projects and represents the president on various college committees. Before joining Colorado College he worked in the president’s office at Wake Forest University.

Jermyn Davis 


Karin Henriksen
Events Manager

Karin is responsible for planning, developing and implementing high profile-events on behalf of the president of the college. She works with campus departments in planning events such as conferences, lecture dinners, and visiting faculty dinners/receptions. She also runs concerts and events for the Summer Music Festival and manages lodging and events at one of the college's historic homes. Karin joined Colorado College in 2000 and worked in the alumni relations and summer programs offices prior to her current position. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and is pursuing a Masters of Theological Studies at Iliff School of Theology. 


Carolyn Madsen
Executive Assistant

Carolyn joined the CC family in August 2006. She assists the president by coordinating her calendar and her travel. Carolyn’s responsibilities also include ensuring that the day-to-day needs of the president’s office are met. Prior to moving to Colorado, she was an administrative assistant in the office of the president at the University at Albany in New York. Carolyn received her associate of arts degree in public administration from Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y. She moved to Colorado to be closer to family.

Carolyn Madsen

Ben Moffitt
Research Analyst, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Ben coordinates institutional compliance reporting, including submissions to the National Center for Education Statistics, Higher Learning Commission, American Association of University Professors, Higher Education Data Sharing consortium and others. He supports the office’s mission to enhance the President’s ability to enact data-driven decisions, and provides data support for strategic planning and other campus projects. Ben has been with CC since 2007, previously supporting the college’s office of Institutional Research and Planning. Prior to coming to Colorado College, he provided institutional research support for the Chattanooga branch of the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine.

Benjamin Moffitt

Lyrae Williams
Assistant Vice President, Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness

Lyrae assists the President in institutional planning, evaluation and overall effectiveness.  She serves to enhance the President’s ability to develop and enact data-driven decisions in support of the College’s mission, values and goals.  She also provides oversight for institutional data reporting, survey compliance and the release of institutional data to the public.  She served as the college’s director of budget between 2007 and 2012 overseeing the budget office and the development of the college’s annual budget.  Prior to coming to Colorado College, Lyrae was at the University of Maine School of Law, Wesleyan University and the University of Arizona.  Lyrae holds a masters degree in Higher Education Finance & Economics as well as a bachelors of science in Finance and Accounting both from the University of Arizona. 

Lyrae Williams

Debra Zarecky
Parent and Family Relations Program Director

Debra directs programs across the college that support and encourage positive relationships with parents and family members of prospective, current, and new students, including. Some areas of responsibility include Parent and Family Weekend, the parent and family components of New Student Orientation, strategic communication planning, and representing parent and family interests to senior leadership. Debra has worked at Colorado College since 2005 when she and her family moved to Colorado Springs from Pittsburgh, PA. A liberal arts graduate, she was drawn to the energy and vitality of campus almost immediately and worked for seven years in the Student Life Office before joining the Shove Chapel staff as chaplain’s office manager. She has a BA in English from Allegheny College with a double minor in theatre performance and music, and an MAT in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior work experience includes jobs as a traveling pre-school teacher, advertising project manager, desktop publishing entrepreneur, and stay-at-home mom.