Deborah “Deb” Coffin has been appointed vice chancellor for advancement at CU-Boulder, effective July 13. The position is the chief fundraising officer for the campus.
Coffin, who has served as vice chancellor for student affairs since 2011, replaces Aaron Conley, who is leaving the university to seek new opportunities.
Previously, Coffin served as assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and executive director of Housing and Dining Services from 2006-08 and executive director of Housing and Dining Services from 2001-2006. Coffin also served in various housing leadership capacities at the University of Northern Colorado (1982-95; 1998-2001) and the University of Wyoming (1995-98).
She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in community health education (1977), a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology education (1985) and a Master of Arts in human communication theory from the University of Northern Colorado. She also served in the United States Peace Corps (1977-78) in the Philippines.
CU-Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced that Christina Gonzales, the current associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, will serve as interim vice chancellor for student affairs. Gonzales has served in her current role since 2012.