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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor - Jeremy Haefner

Provost Jeremy HaefnerDr. Jeremy Haefner is the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of Denver where he oversees the academic enterprise and serves the campus in a broad leadership role.

Prior to joining the University of Denver, Dr. Haefner served as provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for 10 years. As provost, Dr. Haefner was in charge of the education and research missions of the university, overseeing nine colleges, two institutes, one school and three global campuses, and several university-level programs.

Before RIT, Dr. Haefner was at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where he served, over the course of 18 years, in several leadership roles including Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and Dean of the Graduate School.

Dr. Haefner’s career is characterized by several themes – transformational change, cultivation and fundraising, student success, research and innovation, academic excellence, international education, faculty/staff success, and inclusive excellence.

He has held fellowships with the American Council on Education, the National Learning Infrastructure Institute, and the University of Murcia in Spain. His enthusiasm for using technology as a learning tool led him to receive the inaugural President’s Faculty Excellence Award for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Technology (1998) from the University of Colorado System and the inaugural Innovations in Teaching with Technology (1998) from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

As a mathematician, Dr. Haefner studies integral representation and module theory and his research has been supported by the National Security Agency, the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the government of Spain.

Dr. Haefner graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in mathematics, and has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin.