University of Denver in Colorado

Date Posted February 10, 2014


Following Dr. Robert Coombe's nine years of exemplary service as Chancellor, the University of Denver (DU) Board of Trustees seeks a new and dynamic Chancellor to continue to accelerate the University's upward trajectory in pursuit of academic excellence with vision, inspiration and a commitment to innovation and inclusivity. This individual will lead and manage change in a shifting higher education landscape that will require navigating the current and future trends impacting higher education through innovative, entrepreneurial thinking, openness to strategic change and new possibilities.

Founded in 1864 - the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region - DU has played an integral role in the cultural, social, economic and educational life of the city it calls home. Beyond its local and regional contributions, the University is known nationally and internationally for preparing students for leadership in government, business, education, healthcare, sports, law, and the arts- wherever there is a need for principled leadership, critical assessment and creative thinking. The University's many leading programs include the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the Sturm College of Law and the Daniels College of Business. DU serves nearly 11,800 students, more than half of them graduate students, in a mix of academic and professional programs. Roughly 40% of DU's undergraduate students come from Colorado and the rest from across the United States and two dozen countries, with over 90 countries represented among the graduate student body. Additional information about DU, its history, and its wide array of programs can be found at:

DU's next Chancellor will be a dynamic, visionary leader and strategic thinker who will possess excellent judgment and diplomacy, personal and professional integrity, and a reputation for working collegially and collaboratively with internal and external constituencies. The Chancellor will act as a catalyst for creativity, innovation, and progress that will build on the already strong foundation DU has established and a strategic planning process that is in early stages. The Chancellor will also lead the critical fundraising efforts of the University following the successful conclusion of the current ASCEND campaign. He or she will be accessible to the students of the University and recognizes the centrality of students to the mission of the University.

In his/her role as Chancellor, this individual will lead and leverage the critical and unique role of the campus in advancing the University's academic, research, and outreach efforts to support the institution's vision to strive for excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness. Furthermore, the Chancellor will champion DU's commitment to its mission of promoting learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought, and generating knowledge. The University's active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good that moves DU toward further achieving its goals. The next Chancellor of the University of Denver will have the extraordinary opportunity to lead one of the most ambitious and rapidly accelerating institutions in higher education - an institution with Trustees who embrace intelligent risk taking and seek a leader whose vision and aspirations for the University are as bold as their own.

The Search Committee will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a letter describing relevant experience, and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations will be handled in confidence.

The University of Denver is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to enhancing the diversity of its workforce and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel
Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106 Monterey Park, CA 91754
323-260-7889 (FAX)

Email: Refer to code "DU-Chancellor" in subject line