Derek Bellin joined CU Boulder Advancement as Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement – Academic Affairs in May 2017. Derek brings deep experience in supporting the success of advancement, marketing and communications organizations from leading research-intensive universities. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Derek began his career in commercial banking and asset management, but soon transitioned to advancement at Stanford University. He then served in progressively responsible roles at Sierra Club, Columbia and Case Western Reserve universities and Lahey Health. He also adds perspective gained as a talent and campaign consultant with Freeman Philanthropic Services. Derek’s experience includes directing five comprehensive campaigns ranging from $100 million to $2.85 billion.
At CU Boulder Advancement, Derek is responsible for partnering with the provost, deans, faculty, assistant deans and others in achieving their advancement goals and planning for successful participation in our anticipated sesquicentennial campaign.