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Meet the Staff

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Brenda J. Allen, PhDBrenda J Allen

Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Brenda J. Allen (Ph.D., Howard University) is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and a Professor of Communication.  Her research and teaching areas are organizational communication, diversity, and critical pedagogy. Among her numerous publications is a groundbreaking book entitled Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity.  Dr. Allen was recruited from Howard University to the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1989 as an Assistant Professor.  Since then, she has been promoted to Full Professor, and she has served as a Department Chair and Associate Dean.  She assumed her recent role in August of 2012. 


Walter D. Conwell, MDWalter D Conwell

Administrative Fellow

Walter D. Conwell (M.D., University of Chicago) is the inaugural Administrative Fellow in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a Clinical Fellow in the Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine. His clinical interest is focused on the care of patients with severe respiratory and sleep disorders. His research interest is focused on the effect of dietary macronutrients on sleep, weight and activity.  Dr. Conwell was recruited from the University of Chicago to the University of Colorado in 2011 to begin his Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship. Since then, he has received numerous awards for his clinical service and teaching ability including the “Fellow of the Year” award and induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Conwell is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Business and hopes to ultimately use all of his skills to improve the underrepresented minority physician pipeline.

 

​Sally TheeSally Thee

Executive Assistant

Sally Thee, a native of Colorado, is the Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion.  She has been employed with the University for over 13 years, where she has worked in the Communication Department and the Modern Languages Department.  A few years ago, she established a Program Assistant Group in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to help Program Assistants create a positive and collaborative network.  She studied Art at the University and at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland through the University’s study abroad program.  She says, “It was a wonderful opportunity and a life changing experience.”    She enjoys her three grown children, and is very grateful they all live in the Denver area.

 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus

1380 Lawrence Street

Denver, CO 80204

o 303.315.2123 | w ucdenver.edu/DiversityAndInclusion

 

 

​Educational Opportunity Programs

University of Colorado Denver

Campus Box 132

1200 Larimer Street | North Classroom 2012/2013

P.O. Box 173364

Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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Office of Inclusion and Outreach

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

13120 East 19th Avenue | Educaton 2 North 3118

Aurora, CO 80045

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