Regents begin search for University Counsel, Secretary of the Board

By Staff

UPDATED MARCH 30: The deadline to apply has been extended to April 10.

The CU Board of Regents has begun its search for the next Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents.

The position is the senior administrative position for the Board of Regents and senior legal professional position at the University of Colorado. The Board of Regents is the appointing authority for the position.

Currently serving in the role is Dan Wilkerson, who last week was named interim general counsel and secretary to the Board of Regents. Wilkerson, who is not a candidate for the permanent post, replaced Patrick O’Rourke, who last week became the chief operating officer at CU Boulder.

Details on the position and the search are posted here. Applications are due at the end of the month, with interviews scheduled for April and May.

The search committee is:

  • Regent John Carson, chair
  • Regent Lesley Smith
  • President Mark Kennedy
  • Kathy Nesbitt, vice president for administration
  • Eric Olson, solicitor general, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
  • Mary Coussons-Read, UCCS psychology department chair and professor

For more information, please contact the search administrator, Amanda Billing, business operations manager, Office of University Counsel, 303-860-5686 or