About the Office

DU Chancellor's Office

The chancellor serves as the University’s chief executive officer, providing administrative leadership for all campus programs, services, operations and activities. The chancellor also sets the institution’s academic vision and ensures effective leadership and management of the campus, while reporting to the Board of Trustees and working closely with the deans and Chancellor’s Cabinet. In addition, the chancellor represents the University to Denver, the Rocky Mountain West region, Colorado and the nation, as well as to our global network of alumni.

The chancellor also ensures the University’s fiscal well-being through oversight of our resource development and fundraising initiatives. As a leader, the chancellor is a thought leader and champions innovation, diversity, equity and inclusion as the University’s most essential values, both within our community and while representing DU in the higher education landscape.

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

Share Your Thoughts With Chancellor Haefner

The University of Denver is comprised of many voices and ideas. Chancellor Haefner seeks input from the entire University community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, business and community leaders, neighbors and other partners. Your comments will help inform his leadership and DU's plans for the future.

Fill out the form below to submit your comments. Please note that to receive a reply, we need your name and email (or some way to contact you). For more direct contact, you may also send an email to chancellor@du.edu.

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