Masters of Nonprofit Management 30 year Celebration

April 14, 2022

Welcome to the MNM @30 celebration! 

Regis University Masters of Nonprofit Management (MNM) Program is celebrating 30 years of developing men and women in service with and for others. We have trained thousands of executives and program leaders. Many of who have gone on to offer significant leadership for local, national, and international nonprofits. Join us for a celebratory gathering on April 14th from 3 pm-6 pm with light refreshments. Leading from Within Scholarship

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Masters of Nonprofit Management 30 year Celebration

Featured Panelists:

Featuring Regis MNM-related speakers with extensive nonprofit leadership experience
Carolyn Love, Ph.D.

Carolyn Love, Ph.D.

Founder - Kebaya Coaching & Consulting and Affiliate Faculty, Regis University

Carolyn Love, Ph.D., has served as executive director and chief executive officer of three nonprofit organizations in the Denver Metro area. As a consultant and leadership coach, she facilitates workshops on leadership, equity, diversity, inclusion and creating a culture of belonging. She shares her expertise with Regis University students in the master’s of nonprofit management and organizational leadership program. She also presents at universities across the globe.

 Love recently launched Black Women Solutionaries, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing the voices of Black women working in the areas of racial and gender justice into the public domain. She serves on the board of the ACLU of Colorado, as part of that organization’s governance committee. Love is the national representative for ACLU of Colorado and serves on the ACLU national board.

 She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.

Jessica Sveen, MNM

Jessica Sveen, MNM

Interim CEO - Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute

Originally from Wheaton, IL, Jessica Sveen moved to Denver, Colorado in 2009 in the pursuit of personal and professional growth and unlimited sunshine. She graduated from Regis University in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management. After many years of experience in nonprofits as a volunteer and employee, Jessica took a programming role at the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute to be a part of the economic change in the community where she lives. She’s moved up through every department at RMMFI, from program associate, coordinating the boot camp, building and coordinating RMMFI’s first volunteer management program to managing the Programs Department. For the last two years, she was the Operations Director where she helped move RMMFI forward by managing the back-office operations to reach organizational goals and initiatives. Currently, Jessica is the Interim CEO at RMMFI after the recent retirement of RMMFI’s founder. Jessica loves helping under-resourced entrepreneurs access non-traditional forms of lending and business development education and find paths to step into their dreams.

Cameron Vigil, MNM

Cameron Vigil, MNM

Colorado Engagement Manager - Young Invincibles

Cameron Vigil currently works at a national nonprofit nonpartisan organization called Young Invincibles (YI) as the Colorado Engagement Manager. In this role, she leads YI's young adult programming, where she trains diverse young adult leaders on public policy. Cameron stays engaged with her childhood community (Pueblo, CO) by co-creating and running a local scholarship, the Leticia “Weda” Salinas Scholarship, dedicated to financially supporting students interested in pursuing higher education and reducing mental health stigma and youth suicide.

Cameron most recently served on Mental Health America's 2020-21 Young Mental Health Leaders Council. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Colorado State Youth Council (SYC), a sub-committee of the Education & Training Steering Committee of the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC).

Cameron graduated from the University of Colorado Denver in 2017 with a BA in Sociology and then from Regis University in 2019 with a Master's in Nonprofit Management (MNM).

Kent Jackson, Ph.D.

Kent Jackson, Ph.D.

Former Master of Nonprofit Management Professor, Regis University

Kent Jackson served on the Regis MNM faculty for more than a decade drawing on a 51-year career in higher education, construction engineering, corporate insurance, enterprise branding and nonprofit leadership. His academic credentials and professional experience provided Regis students with a unique perspective on the increasingly important role of research, marketing, strategic management and value-centered leadership. He was honored to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005 and was an active member of several MNM curriculum committees and the search process that welcomed Dr. M.D. Kinoti to the Regis community. He co-authored the book, Breakthrough Branding – Positioning Your Library to Survive and Thrive with Susan Walters, also an MNM faculty member, published by the American Library Association in 2013. Today he is working with his wife Donna, a former bookstore owner and literary agent, to publish their granddaughter’s first book of prose and poetry to be available in print and e-book this April. Kent graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with BA and MA degrees in 1967/68, earning a PhD from Oregon State University in Higher Education in 1979..

Maria Alejandra Quijada Ph.D.

Moderator and Organizer

M.D. Kinoti, Ph.D.

Professor of Nonprofit /NGO Management and Leadership /Development Practice
Program Director – Masters of Nonprofit Management (MNM), Regis University

Kinoti has over 25 years of professional experience in community development and leadership development. Before academia, he worked with several International NGOs including World Vision International in rural and urban community development in East Africa; with the United Methodist Church in youth and community development in Los Angeles; and with Lifewater International in global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs. He currently serves in several national and international NPO/NGO boards including Farm Concern International and Centura’s St. Anthony Health Foundation Advisory Board.

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The Leading from Within Scholarship in honor of Kevin D. May


Kevin D. May

Kevin was the founder and president of Ascend Human and Organizational Development Co., through which he helped individuals and organizational leaders uncover their authentic leadership ability and natural giftedness that often lie dormant in people and organizations. He also served as an affiliate professor at Regis University in the Masters of Nonprofit Management program where he taught various leadership development courses. “Leading from Within” was his flagship course, where he was able to mix leadership/philanthropy/spiritual development tools into an 8-week master's course. Kevin was presented with the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007.

Kevin’s passion regarding social justice issues is what brought him to the Nonprofit sector. His strong belief that everyone deserved equal economic, political, and social rights opportunities and access propelled his work in the Colorado and Nonprofit communities nationally. Kevin served as a member of the Steering Committee for The Denver Foundation’s Inclusiveness Project for over seven years, serving as co-author of the book Inclusiveness at Work. He was a coach, mentor, leader, and advocate for many. Kevin also held a master's degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University, where he was a Colorado Trust Fellow. Kevin was a frequent speaker/presenter at National CASA, Mile High United Way, Project Pave, Dominican Sisters, Regis University and Colorado Nonprofit Association. He was also an active Board member for various Colorado NPO’s.

Kevin was a husband and father of two amazing daughters. He enjoyed reading, writing, cooking, running, football and playing and watching basketball. 

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