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
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 Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority, University of Colorado Health, University of Colorado
Hospital, Colorado Prevention Center, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, National Behavioral Health Innovation Center, Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine, the National Western Stock Show and the Higher Learning Commission.