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“The key to creating or transforming community, then, is to see the power in the small but important elements of being with others.”  – Peter Block, Community: The Structure of Belonging

As our community progresses through the academic year, we, at C+V, are reminded of the importance of slowing down and being with others in community to engage in meaningful ways. At DU, we believe in the power of human connection and creating space to grow together. In the next part of our Community Leadership Conversation Series, we will continue getting to know some incredible new leaders in the DU community.  

In C+V’s most recent Community Leadership Conversation, Provost Mary Clark moderated a conversation with Dr. Chris Whitt, Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Elizabeth Bullock, JD, Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. They shared their passions, their journey to the University of Denver, and what makes them who they are.

Watch this recording for an authentic conversation with some incredible leaders and catalysts for change on DU's campus!

Learn more about the panelists below.


Featuring DU Community Panelists:


Mary Clark, Moderator
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Mary Clark serves as the provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Denver. With expertise in the areas of higher education law, women’s legal history, legal ethics, judicial politics, and property, Provost Clark also holds an appointment as professor in the Sturm College of Law.

Prior to being named provost at DU, Provost Clark served as interim provost, deputy provost, and dean of faculty at American University, associate dean for faculty & academic affairs at AU’s law school, director of its doctor of juridical science program, and acting director of its Law and Government Program. 

Dr. Chris Whitt (he/him/his)
Vice Chancellor of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chris comes to the University of Denver from Creighton University where he has served as the school’s inaugural vice provost of institutional diversity and inclusion since February 2018. In this role, he established the school’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, where he has successfully built frameworks and structures for diversity, equity and inclusion from the ground up. Previously, Chris served as founding director of the Center for Inclusive Leadership and Equity at Augustana College. He also served as the chair of Augustana’s Department of Political Science. Chris has been recognized nationally for his teaching as a political science professor.

Elizabeth Bullock, JD
Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Mom of three-year-old daughter (Eleanor)

Before joining DU, Elizabeth served as general counsel at the University of Tulsa and previously served as associate attorney at Harvard University. She has also served as associate attorney at the Washington DC law firm, Jenner & Block LLP, as well as law clerk for the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Elizabeth received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in sociology from the University of Notre Dame.