Staff

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.

  • Nancy Nicely

    Nancy Nicely

    Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff
    Secretary to the Board of Trustees

    Phone: 303-871-4948
    Email: nancy.nicely@du.edu

     

    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.

  • Claire Brownell

    Claire Brownell

    Director of University Protocol
    Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

     

    Phone: 303-871-4876
    Email: claire.brownell@du.edu

     

    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: bonnie.hahn@du.edu

     

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

  • Cheryl Jackson

    Cheryl Jackson

    Executive Assistant

     

    Phone: 303-871-2763
    Email: cheryl.jackson@du.edu

     

    Cheryl provides administrative support to the senior vice chancellor and chief of staff, including in her work with the Chancellor's cabinet and other senior leaders across the University, the Board of Trustees and externally facing audiences. Cheryl brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the role, having served from 2011-2017 as Business Officer for DU’s Office of Teaching and Learning and 2009-2011 as Office Manager and Grant Administrator for DU’s Marsico Institute.

  • Rebecca Parker

    Rebecca "Parker" Parker

    Executive Writer

     

    Phone: 303-871-2111

    Email: rebecca.parker@du.edu

     

    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

    Director of Chancellor Engagement

     

    Phone: 303-871-4201
    Email: allison.riola@du.edu

     

    Allison (BA, '10 and MLS, ‘18) is responsible for planning and implementing the Chancellor’s engagement with various stakeholders, working cross-functionally with offices and constituents both across campus and in the community. She has worked at the University of Denver since 2004, and in the Chancellor’s office since 2015.

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