Metropolitan State University
The goal of MSU Denver “is to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation.” That’s a high bar, but MSU Denver is well on its way to meeting that goal guided by their Five Strategic Themes, that include Student and Academic Success as well as Community Engagement and Regional Stewardship.
Kaila Russell is a Scholarship Support and Retention Specialist in the Classroom to Career Hub at Metropolitan State University of Denver and focuses on supporting and coordinating the Puksta Scholarship program on MSU's campus. Civic engagement and social justice has always been an important part of Kaila's life, leading her to pursue an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Sociology at Denison University and a masters degree in education focusing on higher education and student affairs. When not at work, Kaila enjoys hiking, cuddling with her two fur-baby cats, and travelling!