Denver,CO_NefeliSchneider_150x225Columbia College Region IV Director MarJean Knokey recently announced the promotion of Dr. Nefeli Schneider to the position of location director at Columbia College-Denver. Schneider is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the location, including class scheduling and student and faculty recruitment.

“Nefeli has played an integral role at our Denver location for several years both as an adjunct faculty member and administrator,” Knokey said. “She brings great energy and passion to the director position with a true focus on helping our students succeed.”

Schneider has been associated with the college since 1998, serving as an adjunct faculty member the past 18 years. In 2013, Schneider was also named the Denver location’s assistant director and international student advisor.

Prior to joining the Columbia College team full time, Schneider worked as director of program quality, training, planning and special projects at the Developmental Pathways Community Centered Board from 2003-2012, serving people with developmental disabilities in Arapahoe and Douglas counties and the city of Aurora, Colorado.

Schneider holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado-Boulder, master’s degrees in Cultural and Physical Anthropology and Child Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver and bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado-Denver as well.