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Undergraduate Experiences

The Office of Undergraduate Experiences is located in Suite 300  on the 3rd floor of the Lawrence Street Center (LSC).

Mailing Address:
University of Colorado Denver
P.O. Box 173364
Campus Box 140
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Physical Address:
Office of Undergraduate Experiences
1380 Lawrence Street, Ste. 300
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-315-2133
Fax: 303-315-5829


Jeff Franklin

Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Undergraduate Experiences

Jeff Franklin is a Professor of English and former Associate Dean for Undergraduate Curriculum and Student Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In his 14 years at CU Denver, he has taught 23 different courses, ranging from first-year seminar to 6000-level graduate courses. He holds both MS and MFA degrees, in addition to the PhD. He has published many scholarly works and poems, including three books: Serious Play: The Cultural Form of the Nineteenth-Century Realist Novel (U Penn), For the Lost Boys (Ghost Road), and The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire (Cornell).

As AVC for Undergraduate Experiences, Dr. Franklin supports programs that enhance student learning, promote academic excellence, and link student and academic affairs units. He is committed to the education of the whole student through integration of general education, major, co-curriculum, and community. He leads and develops programs that serve all undergraduates, regardless of school or college. He is a champion of programs that support undergraduate student success, with a focus on first-year and transfer students. He believes that the quality of the educational experience is the primary determinant of student retention, completion, and success. His overall goal is to make CU Denver the first choice institution for those seeking the highest quality baccalaureate education.

In his spare time, Dr. Franklin reads, camps, hikes, skis, bikes, motorcycles, sails, and travels with his wife Judy Lucas and their children.



Neda Barrett

Executive Assistant for Undergraduate Experiences

Neda Barrett grew up in Sweden where she received her MBA from Vaxjo University. She moved to the US in 2006, and worked for the University of Iowa until 2013, when she moved to Denver. She has been working as an Executive Assistant at the Office of Undergraduate Experiences since August 2013. In addition to being the mother of a three-year old Lily and two month old Henrik, Neda speaks several languages, likes to run, and is a Zumba instructor. 

Office of Undergraduate Experiences

Phone: 303-315-2133 • Fax: 303-315-5829

Street Address: 1380 Lawrence Street, Ste 300

Denver, CO 80204

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