Chancellor's Senior Staff
Realizing Our Mission
The chancellor and her senior staff work across the University to implement our vision and allow the community to live out our mission. Guided by DU IMPACT 2025, these leaders help shape our campus culture and surrounding neighborhood, fostering diversity in work and life at DU. Senior staff members connect with students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors to guide their efforts toward creating an inclusive community where all can realize their aspirations.
Meet the Senior Staff
- Armin Afsahi
Armin Afsahi, DU’s vice chancellor for advancement, leads an advancement enterprise that has a monumental impact through our relationships with students, alumni, donors, families and friends. Our campus-wide network of mission-driven professionals work to form DU communities across the globe and develop a powerful network, foster a culture of philanthropy, and build communities that advance University’s mission. Together, the advancement team strives to create experiences that deepen the engagement of our Pioneer family, nurture our students’ career and professional achievement, and generate resources that sustain the excellence of our institution
- Peg Bradley-Doppes
Peg Bradley-Doppes serves as vice chancellor for athletics and recreation. Since Bradley-Doppes joined us in 2005, DU has won nine NCAA Championships, nine NCAA I-AAA Directors' Cups, 97 conference titles, 69 "coach of the year" honors and numerous national rankings. She’s received multiple personal honors for her successes as athletic director, and served as vice chancellor during the construction of the DU Soccer Stadium, Bowlen Training Facility, Miller Success Center, Boryla Room, Diane Wendt Sports Field Complex and the renovation of the Coors Fitness Center. Bradley-Doppes also manages Highlands Ranch Golf Club, a gift from the Ron Moore Family.
- Paul Chan
As vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel, Paul Chan directs all legal services provided to the University. Paul attended DU as an undergraduate (BA 1981) before earning his law degree at the University of California, Berkeley. Paul has held numerous leadership positions in local and national bar associations, and has served on commissions and advisory boards for the Colorado Supreme Court, the Governor of Colorado, the Mayor of Denver and Denver Public Schools. He is active in charitable and cultural organizations, most recently serving as a trustee of the Boettcher Foundation.
- David Greenberg
As vice chancellor of institutional partnerships, David Greenberg connects the University to local and global companies, non-profit organizations and other institutions of higher learning. Currently, he chairs DU’s Campus Master Planning Project. As part of DU IMPACT 2025, Greenberg directed the University’s study of its $1 billion annual economic impact in the Denver Front Range. Prior to DU, he founded the Denver School of Science and Technology and co-founded GBSM, a strategic communications and public affairs consultancy. A former White House fellow, Greenberg graduated from Columbia University and the Harvard Law School.
- Don Harris
Our vice chancellor and chief information officer, Don Harris, provides strategic direction for the use of information technology at the University and executive management of the unified IT organization. Prior to coming to DU, Dr. Harris was a CIO in the Qatar Foundation, where he worked with eight branch campus universities that were part of Education City in Doha, Qatar. He has also served as vice provost and CIO of two other research universities as well as a tenured faculty member in business and information systems.
- Martin Katz
Martin J. Katz is our senior advisor for academic innovation and design. When he served as dean of the Sturm College of Law for seven years, the College moved up 21 places in US News and World Report’s law school rankings and was recognized as one of America’s 20 most innovative law schools. As our chief innovation officer, he now brings that same spirit of constant improvement to DU as a whole. A nationally recognized expert in experiential education, Martin helps advance our commitment to cross-disciplinary learning and community engagement.
- Laura Maresca
An alumna of our Sturm College of Law, Laura Maresca serves as vice chancellor for human resources and inclusive community. She’s spent her career engaged in employment law and human resources with an emphasis on investigating and resolving workplace conflict. With experience in all aspects of the employment relationship, she aims to ensure that our faculty and staff work in an environment that allows them to achieve their full potential and to create a strong sense of community and shared purpose among all DU employees.
- Todd Rinehart
Our vice chancellor for enrollment, Todd Rinehart, leads the admission and financial aid departments, and has helped elevate the University’s undergraduate reputation with unprecedented growth in enrollment, academic quality and diversity. Rinehart is a noted speaker at local, regional, and national conferences, covering key issues related to enrollment management, college admission and ethical practices. He oversees an admission and financial aid team that is committed to Inclusive Excellence, college access, student-centric service, and ethical and transparent processes.
- Lili Rodriguez
Dr. Liliana Rodriguez is vice chancellor for campus life and inclusive excellence. She is at the lead of all departments that support student life outside the classroom and responsible for efforts to make DU a more diverse and inclusive space. She's committed to providing support and guidance to all students, and she strives to ensure that all have the opportunity to thrive academically.
- Ed Rowe
As director for projects and planning, Ed Rowe works to advance the University's strategic planning efforts, serves as an advisor on University matters to Chancellor Rebecca Chopp, and builds strong relationships between senior administrators and leaders throughout campus.
- Frank Tuitt
Dr. Frank Tuitt is the senior advisor to the chancellor and provost on diversity and inclusion, and a professor of higher education at the Morgridge College of Education. He works tirelessly to promote access, equity and diversity in higher education and stands at the forefront of our efforts to create a more diverse and inclusive educational experience.
- Craig Woody
Craig Woody, vice chancellor for financial affairs and treasurer, is responsible for the controller’s office, shared services, environmental health and safety, campus safety, student financial services, facilities planning and management and risk management. Appointed vice chancellor in 1995, Woody oversees DU’s working capital, endowment investments and long-term debt. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in accounting from Daniels College of Business. Woody is also actively involved in local community organizations, and is the treasurer of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries.
- Renell Wynn
As vice chancellor of communications and marketing, Renell Wynn uses her extensive higher education experience and natural skills for compelling storytelling and relationship-building to help advance DU’s mission. She’s working to connect audiences to the University’s vision, and has her sights set on making improvements in areas ranging from the student experience to community and alumni engagement.
Office of Global Engagement
- Ambassador Christopher Hill
Ambassador Christopher Hill is the chief advisor to the chancellor for global engagement. Over a 33-year foreign service career, he served six presidents and 11 secretaries of state. Hill led the U.S. delegation in six-party talks on the North Korea nuclear issue while assistant secretary of state for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, and was the U.S ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland and Macedonia. He’s received numerous awards, including the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award. Hill was dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies from 2010 to 2017.