Durr to direct UCCS human resources


Jeanne Durr will become the executive director of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs Office of Human Resources effective Nov. 25.

Since June 2010, Durr has served as director of human resources and payroll at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a 7,000 student campus of the University of Wisconsin. There, she also served as affirmative action director and Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator. Previously, she held consultant and full-time positions at the Colorado School of Mines, Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) and Colorado State University, Fort Collins. She also was director of human resources for Mesa Development Services, a nonprofit organization that serves and supports people with developmental disabilities, worked as a private human resources consultant, and as a staff attorney for Colorado Rural Legal Services.

Durr earned a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a law degree from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College, Portland. During her campus interview, Durr said she was amazed at the changes that have taken place at UCCS in the past several years.

“The growth this university is experiencing provides both great challenges and wonderful opportunities,” Durr said. “I look forward to becoming part of the UCCS community during these exciting times.”

Durr replaces Cindy Corwin who resigned April 24 to accept a position with the Colorado Department of Personnel Administration.