Brett Fugate

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Brett Fugate

Director of Academic Advising
Pronouns: He/Him
"You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it." ~John Updike


I love advising because it's one of the few areas on campus that connects with all students and is designed solely to support students from orientation through graduation. As Director, I mostly spend time working on the big picture challenges that students and staff face as they journey through UCCS and work to create solutions at every level to make UCCS a better place.

I am from Pennsylvania and grew up in the small town of Hershey where it smelled like chocolate and the streetlights were shaped like Hershey Kisses. My family and I have called Colorado home for almost 18 years now and love living in the Springs with great access to Garden of the Gods, Palmer Park, and a whole host of places to explore. When not at UCCS, you might find me slowly biking around town or exploring the city with my two sons.

Fun Facts

  • I once hit three homeruns in a baseball game.
  • I spent a summer in Bulgaria.
  • I am always up for a meme or gif to make the day a little more enjoyable.


  • Master of Arts in Leadership, Student Affairs in Higher Education, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Cornell University