Todd Rinehart

Todd Rinehart

Vice Chancellor for Enrollment

  • Enrollment Staff
  • Undergraduate Admission
  • Leadership

Professional Biography

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, this Midwest transplant has made Colorado home for over 20 years! I joined DU in 1997, and eventually became the associate vice chancellor and director of undergraduate admission. In 2017, I transitioned to serve as DU’s vice chancellor for enrollment, where I oversee undergraduate admission and financial aid for the University.

There are many great things about DU I admire – our beautiful campus, our setting in the great city of Denver and state of Colorado, and of course, a myriad of rigorous and reputable academic programs – but the “people” are the reason I’ve stayed for more than two decades. Our faculty and staff, including my colleagues in admission and financial aid, as well as our students, are some of the most intelligent, inspiring, and caring people I’ve encountered in my personal and professional lives. They keep me motivated to come to work every day to provide a transformational experience for our students!

In my spare time, I love spending time with my family doing all things “Colorado” – hiking, camping, golfing, biking, and skiing! We also love heading downtown for dinner at one of Denver’s hundreds of amazing restaurants or a show at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. One unique fact –my wife Melissa is the coach of DU’s nationally ranked gymnastics team – so many of our weekends during the winter and spring months (when I’m not skiing) are spent in the gym cheering on the Pioneers!

The advice I would give a student applying to DU is to enjoy the college admission process. Applying to college can be a stressful experience and at DU we are committed to keeping the “fun” in the process and reminding students that they control most of the factors. And while DU is an amazing place that attracts intelligent and adventurous applicants, no school is a “perfect” match for a student. Students should do their research, and visit campus to truly experience all that we have to offer. I’m confident students will find their “home” at DU once they’ve invested the time to learn more – they too will value the amazing people that keep me coming back!