Office of the Provost
Fostering an Atmosphere of Empathy and Collaboration
As the University's chief academic officer, the Provost improves our academic offerings through strategic planning.
Our Provost, Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld, is a deeply respected teacher, researcher, administrator and colleague who has been part of the DU community for 20 years. Serving as Provost in an interim capacity, Corinne is a brilliant problem solver and champion of DU faculty and their scholarship. Her work with students is renowned for supporting female students. Corinne is a strategic and innovative leader who works in alignment with Chancellor Jeremy Haefner to carry forward the initiatives set forth by DU IMPACT 2025.
The Office of the Provost ensures creative and scholarly activities across campus are exemplary – that every member of our community, from incoming students to tenured professors, have the support and resources they need to excel. We work to create an environment where our employees can flourish and contribute positively to the community.
We are national leaders in creating structures that support the exceptional and varied ways faculty contribute to the university mission. Through these structures we empower all faculty to extend their research, scholarship, community engage practices and creativity into the classroom creating engaging, dynamic and enriching experiences for our students.
A Letter from Dr. Lengsfeld
Welcome DU students, faculty, staff, and prospective community members,
We are committed to seeing our students succeed in the modern era. Our faculty and staff support and educate holistically by teaching the best of critical thinking, expanding our considerable efforts in experiential education and emphasizing issues of cultural competence, emotional intelligence, global citizenship and ethical leadership for all students. Our aim is to prepare students to design their future in the world and to serve the public good. It is clear this combination delivers the right results. We have a 96% placement rate for our undergraduate students in careers and graduate school within six months of graduation. And 90% of our master’s students and 94% of doctoral students were employed, continuing their education, or pursuing service/military activities six months after graduation.
DU’s largest strength is the intense engagement between our faculty and students. Through a teacher-scholar model, our faculty engage in research, scholarship, teaching and creative work that produce and transmit knowledge. We are national leaders in creating structures that support the exceptional and varied ways faculty contribute to the university mission. Through these structures we empower all faculty to extend their research, scholarship, community engage practices and creativity into the classroom creating engaging, dynamic and enriching experiences for our students.
We do these things with every dollar in mind. Private universities such as the University of Denver provide incredible opportunities that can define, accelerate or even change the trajectory of our students, faculty and staff. We recognize that one barrier to access can be the cost of attendance, and it is our responsibility to continue working to reduce that barrier for every family. At the University of Denver, we ensure that every dollar is dedicated to the highest impact because we place student success at the forefront of every decision.
As we move through academic year 2019/2020, we remain focused on these values. This is going to be a great year!
Corinne Lengsfeld, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
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