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Corinne Lengsfeld Named Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

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University of Denver

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We are delighted to share that Corinne Lengsfeld, senior vice provost for research and graduate education, will assume the role of interim provost and executive vice chancellor on July 15, 2019 when Provost Jeremy Haefner becomes our interim chancellor.

Many in the community, most especially faculty members, are familiar with Corinne and her outstanding leadership. She has served the DU community in various capacities since 1999.  She is well known across campus as a respected teacher, researcher, administrator and colleague, and we have no doubt her experience and expertise will prove invaluable in this important role.

This decision is the result of in-depth consultation Jeremy led with significant leadership groups across campus. Thank you to all who participated in these listening sessions the past two weeks. From these conversations, we heard plainly our interim provost must have a vision in alignment with the interim chancellor and DU IMPACT 2025; they must respect our shared governance, uphold our commitment to diversity, inclusion, transparency, and communication; and they must have credibility with the entire community—faculty, students, staff, alumni and trustees. For these reasons and more, Corinne became the obvious and perfect choice for this role.

Corinne is deeply committed to DU. Throughout her impressive career, she has proven herself a brilliant problem solver and champion of faculty and their scholarship. She is a strategic and innovative leader with high emotional intelligence. We are thrilled she will hold the role of interim provost during this period of transition. The talented staff in the Provost’s Office will be invaluable to Corinne, as well, just as they have been to Jeremy during this past year.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld.


Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor

Jeremy Haefner, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor