University of Colorado Denver - Associate Vice Chancellor, Digital Strategy and Learning

CO, Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) seeks an experienced digital education innovator and leader to serve as its associate vice chancellor for digital strategy and learning. Reporting to the provost and working in close partnership with the chancellor, deans, faculty and staff, the associate vice chancellor (AVC) will develop a holistic and inclusive digital learning strategy that reimagines and transforms the CU Denver student experience.

The assistant vice chancellor will guide CU Denver in realizing its full potential to model an innovative hybrid campus experience that welcomes the broadest range of students and meets them where they are. The associate vice chancellor will champion and inspire a commitment to innovation in teaching and learning that is student-centered and results-oriented, helping to propel CU Denver to national recognition as the urban research university of the future.

The AVC will steward the expansion of online offerings and credentials to respond to changing workforce needs and learner preferences, prioritizing accessibility, flexibility, and lifelong learning. By ensuring the strategy remains centered on student needs and interests, the AVC will help enhance student success and catalyze academic innovation across the university.

The associate vice chancellor will join the university at a time of great momentum and change. Chancellor Michelle Marks joined the CU Denver community on July 1, 2020, conducted a listening tour and established a number of action items related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. CU Denver launched a university-wide strategic planning process in January 2021 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2023. This is a timely opportunity for an imaginative leader to join a new chancellor and a mission-driven and dedicated community that is elevating the impact and reach of the university.

Part of the University of Colorado System, CU Denver has a rich history in both online education and serving nontraditional learners. With eight schools and colleges, it is home to more than 15,000 students and 1,200 faculty members and offers 110 degree programs both in-person and online. CU Denver graduates gain the powerful combination of immersive classroom and real-world applied experiences to fuel the future of Denver, the region, and the world.

Candidates must have led a comprehensive suite of online services for a college or university with at least 2,000 online students and a clear record of online growth. A master’s degree from an accredited institution and significant experience in higher education or allied fields with a demonstrable record of progressive managerial experience in online education is required. To learn more, read the leadership profile.

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Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Philip Tang, Robin Mamlet and Rachel Bieniek at

Compensation and Benefit Information

Compensation range: $200,000 – $250,000

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at

University of Colorado Denver is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. It encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.