Roderick Nairn

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs

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Contact the Provost

Phone:     303-315-2500
Address:  1380 Lawrence St Campus Box 137
                 Denver, CO 80204


Roderick Nairn, PhD, is the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Provost Nairn is the chief administrative officer for all academic, faculty, and student affairs units for both the Denver Campus and the Anschutz Medical Campus. The Provost’s responsibilities include serving as a leader, strategist, advocate, manager and effective spokesperson for the entire academic and student enterprise, with specific management responsibilities for the thirteen schools and colleges on both campuses. The Provost provides vision and guidance in all aspects of the schools’ and colleges’ educational programs, research endeavors, and community outreach and service programs. The Provost also serves as chief administrative liaison with faculty governance.

Executive Team

Joann Brennan

Joann Brennan

Interim Vice Chancellor of Faculty Affairs


Robert Damrauer

Special Assistant to the Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research


Melissa Desantis

Director of Strauss Health Sciences Library


Alana Jones

Interim Vice Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Success

Terry Potter

Associate Vice Chancellor


Nelia Viveiros

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Operations and Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion 


Jill Taylor

Special Assistant to the Provost


Manuel Serapio

Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research


Betsy Metzger

Faculty Affairs Senior Coordinator


Bobbi Ortega

Executive Assistant to the Provost


Beth Otis

Senior Assistant to the Provost


Lisa Atencio

Director of Finance and Administration