In September 2020, CU Denver launched a national search for its first campus-specific vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The position was created in response to suggestions from the university community, made during the chancellor’s July 2020 equity listening sessions, that this role focus exclusively on the CU Denver campus. Reporting directly to the chancellor, the position will cultivate strategic alignment on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion across the university.
The chancellor appointed a search committee with the responsibility of identifying, screening and recommending candidates while also engaging broadly with the university community in the search process. The search firm WittKieffer will assist the committee in the recruitment and screening of candidates. Throughout the search process, the committee will periodically update the university community. Check here for updates.
|Quintin Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Media (Co-Chair)|
|Rebecca Kantor, Dean, School of Education and Human Development (Co-Chair)|
|Theodosia Cook, Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President|
|Troyann Gentile, Assistant Clinical Professor, Counseling Program, School of Education & Human Development|
|Sam Kim, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Retention and Success, Student Affairs|
|Mary Malina, Director & Professor, Accounting & Taxation, School of Business|
|Bhavik Maru, Graduate Student, Student Government Association Representative|
|Collinus Newsome, Senior Program Officer, The Colorado Health Foundation|
|Lydia Ombogo, Senior Human Resources Professional, Staff Council Representative|
|Phil Petty, Facilities Management|
|Carlos Reali, Instructor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Faculty Assembly Representative|
|Anthony Starke, Assistant Professor, School of Public Affairs|
|Janice Vue, Undergraduate Student, Student Government Association Representative|
The search committee is supported by Regina Kilkenny, Chief of Staff, Regina.Kilkenny@ucdenver.edu.
The search for our new Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be improved by the diverse perspectives of our campus community.
To share your thoughts with the search committee on the role and the search, complete this survey.
To help identify the key qualities and qualifications that will be integral to our success in identifying these new leaders, several input sessions were hosted by the search co-chairs:
To suggest potential candidates or forward nominations, complete this nomination form.
If you have questions or comments for the search committee, please contact us at LeadershipSearch@ucdenver.edu.