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Brenda J. Allen

PhD Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion 

Brenda J. Allen (Ph.D., Howard University) is the 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 IdentityDr. 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, Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor.​line divider.jpg


Cathleen Angell

Executive Assistant

Cathleen Angell is the Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion. She has been employed with the University for 7 years, where she worked with Employee Services and the Office of the President at the CU System Office. A Northern California native, Cathleen received her Associate Degree from Sierra College and also attended the University of California, Davis. After moving to Colorado, Cathleen enrolled at CU Denver where she graduated in 2013 with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Human Resource Management. When not working, Cathleen enjoys spending time with her two cats, travelling, water sports and running.

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