Lauren Shakes serves as the Scholarship Program Manager at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). Lauren is responsible for the successful implementation of two community scholarship programs, the Bruce and Anne Shepard Reach Your Peak Scholarship and the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment Scholarship. As the scholarship program manager, she provides scholarship recipients access to knowledge and various skills to enhance their education. Lauren also works closely with the Financial Aid office to ensure the proper administration of scholarships.
Lauren is a Colorado Springs native, and joined the UCCS Advancement team in 2017. Prior to UCCS, Lauren worked as a project manager at a local market research company, where she worked with companies to help them better understand their consumers.
Lauren graduated from Regis University with bachelor’s degrees in History and International Relations and a minor in Spanish. Lauren has had the opportunity to live in Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil. Lauren is also a proud dog mom of two Boston Terriers that she spoils any chance she gets.