Chris Whitt

Christopher Whitt

Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Professional Biography

Chris comes to the University of Denver from Creighton University where he has served as the school’s inaugural vice provost of institutional diversity and inclusion since February 2018. In this role, he established the school’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, where he has successfully built frameworks and structures for diversity, equity and inclusion from the ground up. Previously, Chris served as founding director of the Center for Inclusive Leadership and Equity at Augustana College. He also served as the chair of Augustana’s Department of Political Science. Chris has been recognized nationally for his teaching as a political science professor.


Chris holds a Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, where he also earned an M.A. His dissertation was titled “Unaffordable Outcomes: The Wealth Gap, Black Political Participation and Public Policy Outcomes in the Black Interest.” He earned a B.A. in political science at Salisbury University.