2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

University Goverance and Organization


Jeremy Haefner, PhD


Corinne Lengsfeld, PhD

Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor 

E. LaBrent Chrite, PhD

Dean, Daniels College of Business

Frederick "Fritz" Mayer, PhD

Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

J.B. Holston, MBA 

Dean, Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Andrei Kutateladze, PhD

Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Michael Levine-Clark, MS

Dean, University Libraries

Amanda Moore McBride, PhD 

Dean, Graduate School of Social Work

Michael McGuire, MLS

Dean, University College

Daniel McIntosh, PhD

Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Ann Ayers, JD

Dean, Colorado Women’s College

Karen S. Riley, PhD

Dean, Morgridge College of Education

Shelly Smith-Acuña, PhD

Dean, Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Bruce P. Smith, JD

Dean, Sturm College of Law

Board of Trustees

Denise M. O’Leary


Kevin C. Gallagher

Vice Chair

Nancy Nicely


Craig Woody


Claire Brownell

Assistant Secretary

Angela Duggan

Assistant Secretary

Rosalynn Feagins

Assistant Secretary

Andrew Cullen

Assistant Treasurer

Edward T. Anderson
Katherine Archuleta

Daniel P. Caruso

Mary Sue Coleman
Deborah DeHaas
Navin Dimond
Mark Falcone

Margot Gilbert Frank

Peter A. Gilbertson
James Griesemer
Craig Harrison

Ryan Heckman
Brandon C. Johnson
John W. Low
John A. Miller
Gregory L. Moore
Trygve E. Myhren

Nancy Phillips

Mary Rhinehart
Ray M. Robinson

Douglas G. Scrivner

Catherine C. Shopneck
Otto Tschudi
Frederick T. Waldeck

Honorary Life Trustees

Joy S. Burns
Jane M. Hamilton
Edward Lehman
Carrie Morgridge
Ralph Nagel
Robert C. Newman
Scott J. Reiman
Daniel L. Ritchie
John J. Sie
Donald L. Sturm
J. William Sorensen
Robert K. Timothy

Office of Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) provides leadership and support for graduate education and advocates on behalf of graduate students and programs at the University of Denver. Under the direction of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, the OGE partners with deans, academic units and University governance to ensure excellence and integrity in educational programs and curricula. The OGE facilitates the development of new degree programs at the graduate level, oversees processes to ensure the quality of graduate and credential programs, acts as an advisory resource to programs initiating or transforming their academic programs, and ensures the University is in compliance with all federal, state, and university policies related to graduate education. On behalf of the Provost and working in consultation with the Graduate Council, the office is responsible for the authorship and oversight of graduate policy.

Graduate Council

The Vice Provost and the Graduate Council are charged with the responsibility of reviewing, formulating, and implementing policy concerning graduate education.


Council membership includes the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education, all of the academic deans from units with graduate programs, an elected faculty representative from each division, two elected representatives from the Faculty Senate and two representatives of the Graduate Student Government.

Administrators such as the Registrar, the Dean of the Library, the Vice Chancellor for University Technology Services, the Chair of the Undergraduate Council, the Vice Provost for Research and the Vice Provost for Internationalization serve ex officio and participate in the Committee’s proceedings as voting members.


The Graduate Council shall oversee the configuration of graduate degree and certificate programs, monitor the degree to which these programs further the University’s mission, avoid unwarranted program duplication, and establish, monitor and maintain academic standards across the graduate curricula. The Council shall recommend policies including, but not limited to, the structure and quality of the graduate curricula; procedures concerning graduate student appeals; and policies governing the initiation and termination of graduate degree programs.

Academic Units           

Graduate Studies at the University of Denver includes programs in the following academic units:

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