As reported in yesterday’s Denver Business Journal, Dorothy Horrell will officially assume the chancellorship at the University of Colorado’s Denver campus on January 4. The move is a continuation of CU system president Bruce Benson’s grand plan to differentiate the Denver and Anschutz campuses. Benson made the announcement on September 28.
Previously under one governing authority, the two campuses now have separate chancellors. Don Elliman assumed the chancellorship of the Anschutz campus in Aurora in September 2014.
Ms. Horrell brings an impressive resume to her new position. Most recently, she was president of the Bonfils-Stanton foundation from 2002 to 2013. Prior to that, she served stints as president of the Colorado Community Colleges System and Red Rocks Community College. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Colorado State University.
In an official statement, she stated, “I’m honored to be part of a university community that makes a difference in so many lives and in our community…I’m also excited to work with CU Denver’s excellent faculty and staff to help further that work.”
Horrell replaces interim Chancellor Jerry Wartgow, who is retiring in January.
For more information, visit the CU Denver website.