Formation of search committee precedes search for CU Denver chancellor

President Benson inviting nominations from campus
By Staff

CU President Bruce Benson later this month plans to launch a national search for a permanent, full-time chancellor of CU Denver, a process that includes the formation of a search committee.

Benson is inviting nominations from the CU Denver campus for membership on the CU Denver Chancellor Search Committee.

He also has asked CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano to chair the search committee. CU will engage a national search firm to assist in the process.

The goal is to have the new chancellor hired by next summer. Benson recently announced that Chancellor Emeritus Jerry Wartgow would return to lead the campus during the interim.

The appointment of a search committee is called for by Board of Regents policy, which also specifies that the committee consist of at least four faculty members (including one dean), one student, one staff member and one alumnus/a or Colorado resident.

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate their colleagues or themselves to serve on the committee. Governance group leaders at CU Denver also have been asked to submit names of nominees.

Nomination deadline is Friday, Oct. 24.

Nominators are asked to send nominations to Be sure to include the nominee’s name, phone number and e-mail address.