Colorado State University

Meet Our Staff

Photo of Simone ClasenSimone Clasen, CFRE
Executive Director of Development and Operations

(970) 491-0997;

Following graduation from California State University Northridge in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in foreign languages, Simone held several international sales, management, and marketing positions in Los Angeles, California. Simone moved to Fort Collins, CO in 1998 and joined the College of Natural Sciences initially as assistant director of development and since 2004 as director of development. In this position, she builds relationships and generates philanthropic support from alumni, foundations, corporations, and friends for our students and programs.


Shana Bode, Donor Relations CoordinatorPhoto of Shana Bode

(970) 491-2647;

Shana Bode was born and raised in Fort Collins and received her Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Prior to her employment at CSU, she spent over a decade working and volunteering in the Poudre School District and also served as the District Coordinator and Poudre River Regional Director for the Odyssey of the Mind Program. She joined the College of Natural Sciences as the Donor Relations Coordinator in 2014. In this position, she works with the Development Team to support philanthropic relationships and generate support for our students and programs.