Dr. John A. Lanning
Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Undergraduate Experiences
John Lanning is Professor of Chemistry and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Experiences. Dr. Lanning has been Chair in Chemistry and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He carries out research on indoor air quality and undergraduate student learning, especially in STEM disciplines.
As AVC for Undergraduate Experiences, Dr. Lanning supports programs that enhance student learning, promote academic excellence, and link student and academic affairs units. Dr. Lanning is a champion of programs that support student success for both first-year and transfer undergraduate students. His overall goal is to make CU Denver the first choice institution for undergraduates seeking the highest quality baccalaureate education. Dr. Lanning serves on state level committees dealing with P-20, transfer agreements, and advising issues.
In his spare time, Dr. Lanning enjoys bicycling, whether in the Denver area or across Iowa. Dr. Lanning is married to a talented musician, Denise, and has three adult sons and three adorable granddaughters.