Welcome to Human Resources

CU Denver created its dedicated Human Resources team after the university adopted its Strategic Plan in 2021. One of the university’s goals is to become a people-centered best place to work and that started with putting together a team that focuses exclusively on our employees. The first hire to lead the CU Denver Human Resources team was made in February 2022, and the most recent hire for the campus office was made in February 2023.

The goal of the team is to serve all of our employees by providing one place for all human resources-related needs. From assisting with recruiting for an open position in your department and training opportunities for career growth or questions about timecards and Family Leave, our team is here for you. The team also serves as a conduit to the CU System office, which is charged with Health Benefits administration. Training opportunities are offered by this team as well as the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, giving employees several choices.

We invite you to reach out to us with questions and check this website often for updates about our programs and resources.

Meet Your CU Denver Human Resources Team

We are here to help you. If you need support or have a question, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our team members. If you are in a college, school, or department, we recommend you start with your college HR representative if you have one. If you don’t see your area listed or are unsure who to contact, please email human.resources@ucdenver.edu with your request/question, and one of our team members will get back to you.

Main Campus

teri engelkeAssistant Vice Chancellor HR teri.engelke@ucdenver.edu
Tawnya BoulierAsst. Director for Strategic People Operations tawnya.boulier@ucdenver.edu
Tyler KeyworthAsst. Director for Workplace Engagement and Recruitment tyler.keyworth@ucdenver.edu
Megan BackstromLearning and Development Consultant megan.backstrom@ucdenver.edu
Reba YountEmployee Relations Consultant reba.yount@ucdenver.edu
Ryan MorganTalent Acquisition Consultant ryan.morgan@ucdenver.edu
Paige CoakleyTalent Acquisition & Compensation Consultantpaige.coakley@ucdenver.edu
Tea OrlowskeHCM & Payroll Specialisttea.orlowske@ucdenver.edu
Aly NetzBusiness & Operations Specialistaly.netz@ucdenver.edu
Bernadette BoeHR Senior Professional (Provost/SESS)bernadette.boe@ucdenver.edu

Strategic Enrollment and Student Services/ Provost Office

Bernadette Boe
HR Senior Professional


Kevin Lawless
HR Manager

Office of International Affairs

Megan McCloud
Senior Business Services Specialist, Office of International Affairs

Other Helpful Numbers

Health Benefits
employeeservices@cu.edu or 303-860-4200

FAST (Faculty and Staff) Threat Assessment Team
FastDenver@ucdenver.edu , FAST Team Referral or 303-315-FAST (3278)

College of Arts and Media

Teri Wilson
HR and People Operations Director

College of Architecture and Planning

Stephanie Kelly
Assistant Dean

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Megan Jorgensen
HR Director

College of Engineering, Design and Computing

Dan DeLaTorre
Assistant Dean

School of Public Affairs

Elizabeth Pae
HR Director

School of Education and Human Development

Patricia Ball
Assistant Dean

School of Business

Connie Amen
Assistant Dean


Human Resources Confidentiality Statement

The University of Colorado Denver Human Resources will treat all information with appropriate discretion, given the nature of the information and the circumstances regarding its use. We care about our employees and their privacy and, whenever possible, will keep their information and inquiries confidential. State and federal law requires that certain information be kept confidential. In contrast, some information is considered an open record under the law and must be disclosed upon proper request.  In cases where University policies or the law require disclosure, the safety of our faculty, staff, students or others is compromised, or there is a compelling business reason, Human Resources will also use appropriate discretion in disclosing employee information to those who have a legitimate need to know. Employees with additional questions about confidentiality are encouraged to ask us for clarification on a case-by-case basis and to use the confidential services of the campus Ombuds Office.
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