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Peter Simons

Peter Simons

Director, Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement, University of Colorado Boulder

Peter graduated from CU-Boulder with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He also received a Masters of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and an Elementary Education Teacher Certification from Regis University. Prior to coming to work at CU-Boulder, Peter’s career was devoted to children, youth and family services including direct service, administration, planning, program and policy development and legislative work with local and state governments and in the private-non-profit sector.  He also served as a mediator for the Colorado State Personnel Board. While at CU-Boulder, Peter directed the Office of Parent Relations and currently serves as the Director of the Institute for Ethical and Civic Engagement. In his spare time, Peter loves to hang out with his wife, Gayle, and their two dogs and enjoys hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing and art.


Here at CCMW we are tasked with “leading the evolution of the engaged campus,” but what does that mean? What better way to tell the story of engagement than by looking at an example of an engaged student. We would like to introduce you to Melissa Tilleman, a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming (UW), to help tell the story of how CCMW supports a campus in creating opportunities to produce engaged students.

Behold the power of service.