Matt Kipper

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Role: Director of the Professional Science Master’s Program in Biomanufacturing and Biotechnology, CSU Fort Collins

How are you connected to CSU Spur?

The Spur campus will provide a teaching laboratory facility, enabling us to offer our Master’s program to students in the Denver metro area.

What outcomes have you seen or do you expect from work at Spur? 

The Spur campus will be a critical link for this innovative training program to reach a growing base of students and employers, so that we can contribute to workforce development in the state of Colorado.

What would you like others to know about Spur?

Spur represents opportunities for the future. It will be a place for everyone to learn, grow, and expand our horizons.


Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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