The chancellor is the chief academic and administrative officer of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. He is responsible to the CU system president for the conduct and affairs of CU Anschutz.
Chancellor of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus since 2012, Don Elliman boasts a successful track record in business and a high-quality reputation in higher education.
A longtime executive in publishing, Elliman worked at Time Warner for 32 years, retiring as an executive vice president of Time Inc. Other positions he held include publisher of People magazine and president of Sports Illustrated.
After Time Warner, Elliman served for four years as CEO of Ascent Sports and then Kroenke Sports Enterprises, overseeing all activities of the Pepsi Center, the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.
He then served four years in Colorado state government, the first two as executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the final two as chief operating officer for Colorado.
More recently, Elliman was executive director of the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Don Elliman became interim chancellor for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus in April 2012 and chancellor in February 2013. He assumed responsibility exclusively for the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in September 2014.
Elliman has served as chair of the Children’s Hospital Colorado Board of Directors and co-chair of the campaign to raise funds for the new hospital. He continues on that board as well as the boards of the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, University of Colorado Health, University of Colorado Hospital, Colorado Prevention Center, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, National Mental Health Innovation Center, Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine, the National Western Stock Show and the Higher Learning Commission.