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C+V Community Leadership Conversation with Chancellor Haefner & Provost Clark: A Community Driven by Purpose

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At times, it can be hard to take stock and remember our ‘why.’ ‘Why do we do what we do?’ ‘What drives us to get up in the morning?’ ‘What do we love most about DU?’

In C+V’s upcoming Community Leadership Conversation, Associate Vice Chancellor of Government Relations and Community Affairs, Stephanie Y. O’Malley, will moderate a conversation with Chancellor Jeremy Haefner and Provost Mary Clark. They will talk about their ‘whys’ and how connecting to our collective purpose can help us keep moving forward toward our goals and pursue our mission as a community.

Through authentic conversation, DU’s leaders will dig into what they are excited about, why they love being part of the DU community, how we can communicate with one another, and ways we can celebrate the people that make all DU does possible.

Featuring DU community panelists:

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Jeremy Haefner
Chancellor, University of Denver

Jeremy Haefner is the University of Denver’s 19th chancellor. He brings to DU over three decades of leadership experience in higher education at both public and private institutions.

Chancellor Haefner strongly believes DU is an institution uniquely able to serve students as they prepare for successful careers and meaningful lives—today and into the future. And he is deeply committed to upholding the University’s long-held mission of serving the public good.

As a mathematician, Chancellor Haefner studies integral representation and module theory. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin. He was born and raised in Iowa with strong mid-Western values, is a triathlete, and a lifelong Star Trek fan—especially for its themes on equality and hope for the future.

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Mary Clark
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Denver 

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. 

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Stephanie Y. O’Malley, J.D. (Moderator)
Associate Vice Chancellor of Government Relations and Community Affairs, University of Denver

Stephanie Y. O’Malley is a licensed attorney in the State of Colorado and serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Government Relations and Community Affairs for the University of Denver.  In this role, Ms. O’Malley supports the University of Denver by building effective partnerships between the university and federal, state, and local governments as well as community residents, businesses, and non-profits. She is an integral piece of DU’s advocacy for University needs, interests, and its mission to serve for the public good.