Student Success

Your Success is Our Goal

We work collectively to share resources, and enhance your opportunities. So you can find purpose and thrive in your experience at CSU. Think of us as a community who supports you through:

  • Access to programs
  • Engaging you with people who make CAS unique
  • Opportunities tailored to your needs, wants, and desires

We welcome your input and look forward to getting to know each of you individually.

Take a moment to learn about how we honor our agricultural history and evolve new traditions to mark how we are growing together. 

How We Support Your Goals



Advising and Learning


Placement and Alumni

Get Involved, Make an Impact

You are the most important element of our work engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Become an Ag Peer Mentor

  • Selected applicants will spend a semester in training to develop cultural competencies, mentoring and leadership skills.
  • In the second semester, Ag Mentors will engage with up to four Peer Mentees.
  • Building community and learning from one another inspires growth and camaraderie.


Get Involved with United in STEMM

  • The overarching goal of the program is to connect students of color in STEMM disciplines more intentionally with their colleges, industry partners, and with alumni and professionals of color, as well as eliminate graduation and persistence gaps for students of color.


Getting involved is easy

Elias Quinonez is our Manager of Student Life and Diversity. Send him an email and he will help you get started.

Your Student Success Team

Addy Elliot

Addy Elliott

Assistant Dean of Advising and Student Success and Soil and Crop Sciences Instructor 

“The capacity to learn is a gift, the ability to learn is a skill, the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert
(970) 491-6984

Addy Elliot

Matt Camper


Assistant Dean of Teaching Practice and Academic Programs and Senior Instructor in  Agricultural Biology

“Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar.” – Bradley Millar
(970) 491-0713

Elias Quiñonez

Elias G. Quiñonez

Manager of Student Life and Diversity

“When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer
(970) 491-2088

Susan Brown

Susan Brown


Recruitment Coordinator

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” -John Augustus Shedd
(970) 391-0955

Samantha Holthouzer

Samantha “Sam” Holtshouser


Career Education Manager

“You don’t have to see the whole stairway, just take the first step.” – Marian Wright Edelman

Contact Us

Student Success Team


Office Hours:
M-F: 8:00am – 5:00pm


Upcoming Events


Slice Engagement

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FAFSA Workshops

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Scholarship Workshops

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AgSci Student Organization Fair

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