Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Alexis Kanda-Olmstead

Managing Director

Talent Management, Training & Support


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Alexis Kanda-Olmstead serves as a Managing Director for CSU’s Office of Talent Management, Training & Support. In this role, she designs and delivers learning and development programs for 150 staff in the Division of University Advancement. She is responsible for leading the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative and division-wide innovations related to recruitment and hiring, career development, coaching and supervision. Prior to this role, Alexis coordinated CSU President’s Leadership Program, an academic and experiential leadership program for undergraduate students. She has also held positions in fundraising, academic advising, and undergraduate teaching. Alexis received her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan, master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, and currently, she is completing a certificate in Organization Development from Colorado State University. Alexis is the founder of AKO Collective, a women’s leadership development initiative based in Northern Colorado.