Regina Kilkenny

Chief of Staff

Regina Kilkenny, PhD, has served as chief of staff for Chancellor Dorothy Horrell since December 2016. She supports multiple campus-wide initiatives and projects that meet the campus’s strategic priorities, and oversees the National Veterans Training Institute. Prior to her role as chief of staff, she served as the associate vice chancellor for academic resources and services within the Office of the Provost for CU Denver | Anschutz, overseeing varying units, such as libraries and international affairs, that support the learning environment. 

Kilkenny previously served as senior medical education officer with The Colorado Health Foundation and associate dean for the CU School of Medicine.  She started her career at the University of Colorado in 1988 as a member of the government relations team, lobbying the state legislature on behalf of the medical campus. She earned her Master’s and PhD in public administration from the CU Denver School of Public Affairs. She is most passionate about providing a safe and welcoming environment for all who come to CU Denver.