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Chase Watts

Director of Admissions

Education

B.A. Ferris State University, Public Relations, 2008

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Biography

I am originally from Michigan but fell in love with Colorado and all it had to offer at a young age. I enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, and anything outdoors, so Western Colorado University and the Gunnison Valley are amazing fits. I believe that education is one of the most important tools you can use to make a better life for yourself. Finding a college can seem like a stressful undertaking. My passion is helping students find their path, and I am looking forward to helping you find your future.

Favorite Things to Do Around Gunnison:

Snowboarding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, and Mountain Biking are a few of my favorite outdoor activities here in the Valley.

Fun Facts:

  • I have been to 46 out of 50 states.
  • I love technology and gadgets.
  • I love playing murder mystery games.

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