Chancellor's Office Staff

Statement of Responsibility

The chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University of Denver and exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the operation of the University. The chancellor reports to the board of trustees.

As the dynamic and innovative leader of the University, the chancellor shares the University's vision, promotes its values, embraces its mission and ensures that it meets its goals.

  • Nancy Nicely

    Nancy Nicely

    Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff


    Phone: 303-871-4948
    Email: [email protected]


    Nancy Nicely works in partnership with numerous faculty, students, and staff across campus to help meet the strategic goals of the chancellor on behalf of the University. As secretary to the Board of Trustees, Nicely works closely with the board and members of the senior administration.  Additionally, she leads the implementation and communication of major campus and institutional initiatives on behalf of the chancellor. Nicely helps coordinate and strengthen the University's relationships and outreach with the broader public and community in the areas of marketing and communications, government and community relations, and conferences and special events. Previously, Nicely served as secretary of the college and vice president for communications at Swarthmore College.

  • Jean Bordewyk

    Administrative Assistant


    Phone: 303-871-2922
    Email: [email protected]


    Jean provides support for the staff of the Office of the Chancellor, helping with daily administrative tasks as well as projects and events.

  • Claire Brownell

    Claire Brownell

    Associate Director, Office of the Chancellor 

    Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees


    Phone: 303-871-4876
    Email: [email protected]


    Claire (MA, ’01) provides administrative support to the chancellor and manages special projects, initiatives, and events, including the University’s commencement ceremonies. She also provides administrative and logistical support to the Board of Trustees. Claire earned her BA in art history from the University of Vermont and her MA in higher education from DU. She has worked in the Chancellor’s Office since 2003. 

  • Bonnie Hahn

    Bonnie Hahn

    Administrative Assistant


    Phone: 303-871-2922

    Email: [email protected]


    Bonnie supports the operation of the Office of the Chancellor by providing administrative support to the staff.

  • Alex Lustig

    Alex Lustig

    Project Manager


    Phone: 303-871-3698

    Email: [email protected]


    Alex supports and manages strategic projects for the chancellor and provost. She supports the realization of DU IMPACT 2025 by working directly with University leadership and others involved in implementation. She manages and tracks DU’s Community and Values initiative as well as other critical projects.

  • Haley Osborn

    Haley Osborn

    Executive Assistant and Research Specialist, Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff


    Phone: 333-871-2195
    Email: [email protected] 


    Haley (BA, ’18) provides executive administrative support to the Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff Nancy Nicely and Chancellor Emerita Rebecca Chopp, including managing their schedules. She also conducts institutional best practices and procedural research for the chancellor and senior vice chancellor and chief of staff.

  • Rebecca Parker

    Rebecca "Parker" Parker

    Executive Writer


    Phone: 303-871-2111

    Email: [email protected]


    Parker provides writing and research support for the Office of the Chancellor, contributing to reports and other collateral and working closely with the Division of Marketing and Communications.

  • Allison Riola

    Allison Riola

    Executive Assistant to the Chancellor


    Phone: 303-871-4201
    Email: [email protected]


    Allison (BA, '10 and MLS' 18) provides executive administrative support to the chancellor, including the management of his schedule.