Laurel Becker (Butcher, ’07) moved from Hudson, WI to Gunnison in 2004 to attend Western State College of Colorado. She pursued a BA in Art: Ceramics and graduated in December 2007. She has worked at Western since 2004 when she started working in the Office of Student Affairs as a work study student, then transitioned to a professional role as Executive Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs in 2008. In 2018, Laurel completed her Master of Public Administration: Higher Education Administration degree from Southern Utah University, and in December of that year took the position of Registrar at Western. Laurel and her husband own a home in Gunnison with their cat and two dogs.