Constancio Nakuma

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

Constancio Nakuma May 2022

Constancio Nakuma, PhD, a dedicated educator with nearly 30 years of higher education experience, joins CU Denver after a successful 19-year tenure at Clemson University, where he served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. In addition to his administrative role at Clemson, Constancio was a professor of French and linguistics and served as a senior associate dean of academic affairs and department chair. Prior to Clemson, he was an associate professor and program director at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also served as a lecturer at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he obtained an MBA degree.

Throughout his career, Constancio has demonstrated success in academic leadership, strategic planning at the departmental, collegiate, and provost levels, as well as financial management and budgeting. He has experience with academic program assessment, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, development and implementation of academic curricula, and faculty recruitment and development.

Among other achievements, Constancio has created multidisciplinary degree programs between humanities and STEM, health, and business fields that have been successful in attracting and engaging students along their educational journeys.

A multilingual teacher and scholar, he has been educated in Africa, Europe, and North America. Constancio received his bachelor’s from the University of Ghana-Legon, Accra, Ghana; his master’s from Université Paris X-Nanterre, France; and his PhD from Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Executive Team

Monique Snowden

Monique Snowden

Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment & Student Success


Phillip DeLeon

Associate Vice Chancellor for Research


Turan Kayaoglu

Associate Vice Chancellor of Faculty Affairs


Katie Linder

Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning


Beth Myers

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Institutional Effectiveness