Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment and Student Success

Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) seeks an experienced, strategic, and inspiring leader with an unwavering commitment to students to serve as its inaugural senior vice chancellor for strategic enrollment and student success.

Part of the University of Colorado System, the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) is a comprehensive urban research institution in metropolitan Denver. With eight schools and colleges, the university is home to more than 15,000 students and 1,138 faculty members, offering 110 degree programs both in-person and online. Since 2004, CU Denver and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have worked together as a consolidated university with administrative, research, and academic shared services that support and advance the missions of both campuses.

Reporting directly to a new provost and executive vice chancellor and with a dotted line to Chancellor Michelle Marks who joined the CU Denver community on July 1, 2020, the senior vice chancellor will work with key stakeholders to imagine, develop, and drive the optimal student experience from pre-enrollment through graduation. As a member of the chancellor's cabinet and key advisor to the chancellor as well as a member of the provost's leadership team, the senior vice chancellor will structure and lead a recently- created division, providing strategic, visionary, and over-arching leadership to a constellation of offices and services focused on enrollment management, student success, and student affairs that - once combined - will promote seamless student support and a culture of engagement and belonging across the university.

The senior vice chancellor will have oversight of a $40 million portfolio comprised of 250 staff that includes student recruitment and retention; student enrollment operations and compliance; student success initiatives; academic achievement; the Auraria Library; student and campus community engagement; health and wellness advocacy and support; and international affairs. Working closely with the provost, chancellor, and CFO, the senior vice chancellor will lead the creation and implementation of the university's first integrated plan for strategic enrollment management and student success that is aligned with the university's new strategic plan (to be completed by June 2021).

CU Denver seeks an experienced, dynamic, collaborative, and nimble leader who builds trust and forms solid partnerships to advance student-centered initiatives that advance and improve the student experience and support faculty teaching excellence. The senior vice chancellor will bring significant expertise and success in enrollment management and will possess a demonstrated commitment to diversity in all its forms, advancing CU Denver's diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda through successful student enrollment, retention, engagement, and support strategies and initiatives. Deft leadership, communication, and inclusiveness skills are essential along with analytic strength and technological sophistication; a proven capacity for embedding institutional values within enrollment and student affairs priorities and aspirations; and the ability to keep student welfare always at the forefront by anticipating and responding to matters that influence recruitment, retention, and the student experience.

All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. A description of the position can be found at and at CU Denver's search website. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by February 15, 2021. Interested parties may apply via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. For more information, questions or nominations, please contact CU Denver's consultants, Jen Meyers Pickard Ph.D., Melissa Fincher, and Robin Mamlet at:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.