The chancellor's staff supports the strategic direction of the chancellor and university through project and event management, communication support and the strengthening of relationships with trustees, students, faculty and staff, as well as other important duties as needed.

  • Claire Brownell

    Claire Brownell

    Director of University Protocol
    Administrative Secretary of the Board of Trustees


    Phone: 303-871-4876


    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. 

  • Marjorie Andersohn 

    Administrative Assistant


    Phone: 303-871-2922


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

  • Rebecca Parker

    Rebecca Parker

    Communications Manager & Executive Writer


    Phone: 303-871-2111



    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

    Interim Chief of Staff


    Phone: 303-871-4201


    Allison (BA, '10 and MLS, ‘18) 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. She has worked at the University of Denver since 2004, and in the Chancellor’s office since 2015.

  • Mia Sundstrom 

    Special Assistant for Student Engagement


    Phone: (303) 871-3698



    Mia (BSBA '21) serves a liaison and connector between current DU students and the Chancellor's office. 

  • Geanna Weinstein 

    Executive Assistant 


    Phone: 303-871-2736


    Geanna provides administrative support to the chief of staff.