Meet Our Staff

Guillermo “Memo” Ramirez
Program Administrator, Office of Student Engagement

Call him Memo, kind of like a memo pad. Guillermo is entering his Second Year in the Higher Education Master’s Program, here at the University of Denver. Memo, is a Colorado native that loves having 7-11 Slurpee’s everyday all day even when it’s snowing. So if you ever want to make Memo's day, a Slurpee will immediately touch his heart. He has served as the Program Administrator specifically working with the Fraternity and Sorority Life community for one year now, and will continue to do so for another year. Memo is also a proud brother of his Latino Based Fraternity known as Nu Alpha Kappa Fraternity, Inc. (NAK). Before ever becoming a RAM and attending Colorado State University for his undergrad experience, Memo always knew he was a Pioneer at heart and one day he would be able to finally join the DU Community. So come on in and say hi or just listen to some Latin music, because Memo is ready for both!

Courtney HittPole
Program Administrator, Office of Student Engagement

Courtney is entering her first year here at the University of Denver in the Higher Education Master’s Program. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Butler University, majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a specialization in social work and social policy. Courtney is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity and previously served as the Student Director of the Volunteer Center at Butler University. â€‹From Troy, Ohio, Courtney has lived in five states including Georgia, Michigan, Colorado, Ohio, and Indiana. After several years living in Indianapolis during her undergraduate career, she is excited to return “home” to Colorado and join the DU community as a Pioneer! In her free time, she loves to bake, read, volunteer, and explore the city. Courtney is also a fan of the random dance party, so if you need a laugh, stop by and turn on your favorite jam!

Lauren Utley
Assistant Director, Office of Student Engagement

Lauren completed her undergraduate work at Purdue University, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, and traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant for her Fraternity upon her graduation from Purdue. After stepping off the road, she continued her education at the University of Kansas, earning her Master of Science degree in Higher Education Administration while working as a graduate assistant in Greek Life as Panhellenic Advisor. Prior to joining the Student Engagement team at DU, Lauren worked in Fraternity & Sorority Life at Texas Christian University and Colorado State University. Lauren serves as a volunteer for her organization as well as many others. When she’s not at work, Lauren and her partner, Sam, enjoy being outdoors. You can find them at baseball games, camping, skiing, hiking, and biking!

Megan Pendley Pickett
Director, Office of Student Engagement

Megan graduated from Ball State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in English and Professional Writing. After graduation, she served on multiple advisory boards for my national sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, for three years. She later took a short-term position as an admissions counselor for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and began my career in higher education.

Megan pursued a Masters of Higher Education Administration at the University of Denver. During her masters program, she worked in the Office of Admissions, but found her passion in Student Activities. As a graduate assistant, she served as the advisor to the Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and various leadership retreats and events related to Greek life. Megan also co-authored the book, Campus Conversation: A Book of Questions for College Students. Upon graduating in June 2004, she accepted a position as a Greek Life Coordinator at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

In July 2005, Megan moved back to Denver and began her position at DU as an Assistant Director of Student Activities. In this position, she was responsible for the governing councils, chapter operations, Greek housing, leadership opportunities, judicial sanctioning, and serving as a liaison between the University, Greek alumnae, and Greek Inter/National organizations. Additionally, she has participated in the Interfraternity Institute, and has served as a facilitator for the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute. In July 2012, Megan accepted the position of Director of Student Activities, in which I continue to work with Greek Life as well as broadly oversee all of Student Activities.

Megan lives in Denver with my husband, our two sons, Jack and Tucker, and our dog, Ranger Jones. She enjoys cooking, reading, and reconnecting with friends whenever possible.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events 
Title Organization Date/Time
FSL Week Fraternity & Sorority Life 4/25/17 - 4/30/17
All Day
FSL Week: Quidditch Match IFC 4/25/17
Denim Day SLG 4/26/17
Beta Gamma Nu Fraternity - Info Table MGC 4/26/17
IFC Council Meeting Fraternity & Sorority Life 4/27/17
Panhellenic Association Meetings Fraternity & Sorority Life 4/27/17
Multicultural Greek Council Meetings Fraternity & Sorority Life 4/27/17
FSL Week: Advisor & House Director Reception Fraternity & Sorority Life 4/27/17
FSL Week: Awards & Council Officer Installation Fraternity & Sorority Life 4/27/17
"Call Casting: Divine Nine Panel" Delta Sigma Theta 4/27/17

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