Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning

About the Search

CU Denver is launching a search for an experienced digital education innovator and leader to serve as its associate vice chancellor (AVC) for digital strategy and learning. This person will guide CU Denver in realizing its full potential to model an innovative hybrid campus experience that welcomes the broadest range of students, meeting them where they are. The AVC will champion and inspire a commitment to innovation in teaching and learning that is student-centered and results-oriented, helping to propel CU Denver to national recognition as the urban research university of the future.

Reporting to the provost and working in close partnership with the chancellor, deans, faculty and staff, the AVC will develop a holistic and inclusive digital learning strategy that reimagines and transforms the CU Denver student experience. The AVC will steward the expansion of online offerings and credentials to respond to changing workforce needs and learner preferences, prioritizing accessibility, flexibility, and lifelong learning. By ensuring the strategy remains centered on student needs and interests, the AVC will help enhance student success and catalyze academic innovation across the university. The AVC will help to develop a next-generation campus experience, build a more engaged virtual community, and play a critical role in positioning CU Denver for 2030 and beyond.

This position will join the university at a time of great momentum and change as CU Denver is developing a strategic plan to reach its fullest potential as a public urban research university by 2030.

Search Committee Membership

Brad Hinson, Assistant Dean & Senior Instructor, Digital Learning & Technology, School of Education & Human Development and chair, Faculty Assembly LETTS (Co-Chair)
Ronica Rooks, PhD, Associate Professor of Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Co-Chair)
Tobin Bliss, Associate Vice Chancellor for Fiscal Planning, Office of Academic Program Evaluation and Reporting
Joann Brennan, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost
Gary Colbert, PhD, Associate Professor of Accounting, School of Business
Lucy Dwight, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociology, Clinical Teaching Track, School of Public Affairs and UCDALI representative
Justin Jaramillo, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Enrollment Operations and Compliance, Financial Aid
Mark Rabideau, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, College of Arts & Media
The search committee is supported by Regina Kilkenny, Chief of Staff,

Search Timeline (preliminary and subject to change) 


March 2021

  • Search committee formed
  • Chancellor issues charge to search committee at its first meeting
  • Community feedback on job description solicited

March-April 2021

  • Position description written and posted
  • Candidate recruitment

April, 2021

  • Applications reviewed
  • Round 1 candidate interviews

Early May 2021

  • Round 2 candidate interviews
  • Recommendation to chancellor

Provide Your Feedback on the Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning Search

The search for our Associate Vice Chancellor for Digital Strategy and Learning will be improved by the diverse perspectives of our campus community.

To share your thoughts with the search committee on the role and the search, complete this survey.

To help identify the key qualities and qualifications that will be integral to our success in identifying these new leaders, 45-minute listening sessions are scheduled to invite your input as a vital member of our campus community:

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Leadership Profile

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Candidates with questions about the position may contact Philip Tang and Robin Mamlet at

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