Meet the Conflict Resolution Team

Ashlyn Friend

Assistant Director of Conflict Resolution Services

Ashlyn believes conflict often occurs when there is an absence of connection.  As a conflict resolution practitioner, she helps parties strengthen relationships while addressing specific issues of contention.  Ashlyn has a strong record of building successful collaborative partnerships and implementing innovative programming to serve students. Prior to joining CSU, she served as the Conflict Resolution Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder where she established an alternative dispute resolution program for students.

Ashlyn earned a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University and has over seven years of experience working in higher education.  She has obtained certification in conflict coaching and mediation as well as completed extensive training in restorative justice process.

Kayla Schlenz

Restorative Justice Program Manager

Born and raised  in a small community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California, Kayla obtained M.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

She was introduced to Restorative Justice (RJ) while serving as  Residence Coordinator at St. Lawrence University, in upstate New York.  Feeling a strong  affinity for the philosophy and practices of this paradigm, she  was able to develop educational programming, policy, and processes that infused RJ into the campus community.

Kayla is passionate about using restorative practices to address incidents of harm and proactively foster communities of openness, connection, and understanding.  In addition to being a facilitator of RJ processes, Kayla is a trained mediator and Intergroup Dialogue facilitator.

Hillary Condit

Conflict Resolution Support Staff

Hillary is a big believer in the effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution and its ability to foster community and create positive opportunities.  She holds a master's degree in Conflict Studies and Mediation from the Woodbury Institute at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont and has been a volunteer mediator, facilitator, and community member with the Fort Collins Mediation and Restorative Justice Program for the past five years.   Prior to moving to Fort Collins, Hillary worked with college students as a Senior Enrollment Services Specialist and Senior Academic Success Coach.  In her free time, she loves to adventure with her family in the outdoors.


Maggie Burks

Graduate Assistant

Maggie is currently in the Student Affairs in Higher Education master's program here at Colorado State University. While she completes her master’s program over the next two years, she will work as the graduate assistant in the Student Resolution Center.

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Phone: (970) 491-7165
Fax:      (970) 491-1800

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