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Meet the Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team

Division of Student Affairs

Raul Cardenas, Jr., PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Raul Cardenas, Jr. was born in El Paso, TX.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Pepperdine University, his Masters from Northern Arizona University and his Ph.D. from Arizona State University (ASU).
Dr. Cardenas has focused his career on ensuring people have an opportunity to access higher education and earn a degree.  Dr. Cardenas helped create and implement two charter high schools that served predominately high risk students.  He also has worked at Arizona State University and Colorado State University.  Most recently, Dr. Cardenas s​erved at the University of Northern Colorado as the Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Dean of Students.  He has over 17 years of administrative roles within a 21+ year career of educational leadership experience.
Dr. Cardenas possesses extensive experience in university leadership, retention and access related issues, and has extensive experience in higher education particularly in enrollment management, marketing, retention and pre-collegiate program development and implementation.

Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Colorado Denver

Phone: 303 315-2110 • Fax: 303 315-2112

Street Address: 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1400 • Mailing Address: Campus Box 146, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364

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