The Excellence in Leadership Program (ELP), hosted by the CU System Employee Services Office, provides an opportunity for faculty and staff from the four CU System campuses and system office to become more effective leaders. The Boulder campus has had over 150 fellows since 2002 participate in the program. Each of the four campuses nominates high-potential, high-performing faculty and staff to participate. The nomination process occurs each March and the program begins in August. Nominations are from senior management. Participants in the Boulder-campus ELP meet once a month during the academic year and once a month with the four-campus group. Faculty interested in learning more about ELP are encouraged to contact us.

Read about the 2022-23 Cohort in CU Boulder Today

Meet our ELP Cohorts

  • Max Boykoff, Professor and Chair, Environmental Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lindsey Fell, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Office of the Chancellor
  • Carrie Howard, Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance, College of Music
  • Amy Javernick-Will, Professor, Construction Engineering Management, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Stacy Lindholm, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability, Owner representative 
  • Caitlin Manning, ADA Coordinator and Director of ADA Compliance, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
  • Vicki Nichol, Controller, Office of the Campus Controller
  • Austin Okigbo, Associate Professor and Chair, Musicology, College of Music
  • Hanspeter Schaub, Professor and Chair, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair, College of Engineering and Applied Science 
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson, Associate Professor, Colorado Law
  • Rick Stevens, Associate Professor and Chair, Media Studies, College of Media, Communication and Information
  • Juleah Swanson, Associate Professor, Lead, Acquisition and Accounting Services Section, University Libraries
  • Dan Zhang, Professor and Interim Chair, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations Division, Leeds School of Business

  • Margaret Berg, Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Music 
  • Darren Chavez, Manager of Provost’s Office Operations, Academic Affairs 
  • Rebecca Bell, Executive Director, Real Estate Services 
  • Orrie Gartner, Interim Deputy CIO and Director of IT Infrastructure and Engineering, Office of Information Technology 
  • Nils Halverson, Professor and Department Chair, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences 
  • Amy Lenahan, Executive Assistant, Office of the Chancellor 
  • Christine LV, Associate Professor, Computer Science 
  • Jennifer McDuffie, Associate Vice Chancellor, Division of Student Affairs 
  • Merinda Mclure, Lead, Research Engagement Section; Health and Human Sciences Librarian; Associate Professor, University Libraries 
  • Donna Mejia, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Theatre & Dance 
  • Nathalie Moyen, Professor and Division Chair, Leeds School of Business 
  • Anu Sharma, Professor, Speech Language and Hearing Sciences 
  • Sean Shaheen, Professor, Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering 

  • Emina Begovic, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management
  • Austin Banks, Dean of Students, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Brandon Boger, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Susan Jurow, Learning Sciences & Human Development, Education, Prof, Assoc Dean of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Rebecca Kuglitsch, University Libraries, Assoc Prof, Branches & Services Team Lead
  • Abbie Liel, Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering, Assoc Prof, Dept Leader for Outreach
  • Julie Lundquist, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Assoc Prof, Graduate Advisor
  • Helen Norton, Law, Prof, Former Associate Dean
  • Llen Pomeroy, Assistant Vice Chancellor & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
  • Hillary Potter, Ethnic Studies, Assoc Prof, Assoc Dean for Inclusive Practice
  • Katrina Spencer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance
  • Tony Tong, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, operations, Leeds, Prof, Department Chair
  • Ka Yong Wolff, Program Director for Academic Review, Communications & Strategic Initiatives, Office of Faculty Affairs

  • Arturo Aldama, Associate Professor and Chair, Ethnic Studies, College of Arts and Sciences  
  • Nate Bindel, Senior Director, Budget and Finance, Continuing Education 
  • Robin Burke, Professor, Information Science, College of Media Communication and information 
  • Katja Friedrich, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences  
  • Millie Gort, Professor, Education Equity & Cultural Diversity, School of Education 
  • Juliet Gopinath, Associate Professor, Electrical Computer & Energy Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Science 
  • Brian Lindoerfer, Assistant Vice Chancellor Facility Management College of Engineering and Applied Science  
  • Quentin McAndrew, Executive Director Digital Initiatives and Assistant VP 
  • Kenny Nelson, Director, HR Service Center  
  • Mark Rentschler, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  
  • Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor, Art & Art History, Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Valerie Simons, Associate Vice Chancellor, OIEC  
  • Candace Smith, AVC, Strategic Relations and Issues Management  
  • Gabrielle Wiersma, Associate Professor and Director, University Libraries

  • E. Scott Adler, Professor, Political Science, A&S 
  • Francisca Antman, Assistant Professor, Economics, IBS, A&S 
  • Kirsi Aulin, Director, Ombuds Office  
  • Ryan Bachtell, Associate Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience, A&S 
  • Lisa Flores, Associate Professor, Communication Department, CMCI 
  • Celeste Montoya, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, A&S, 
  • Leslie Reynolds, Interim Dean, Associate Professor, Libraries 
  • Fernando Rosario-Ortiz, Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, CEAS 
  • Derek Silva, Executive Director, Real Estate Services 
  • Christina Tenerowicz, Associate Director, Business Analysis & Solution Architecture, OIT 
  • Thomas Vossen, Associate Professor, Division Chair, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations, Leeds School of Business 

  • Maia Andreasen, Director of Budget and Operations, Office of Student Affairs. 
  • William Aspray, Professor and Associate Department Chair, Department of Information Science, College of Media, Communication and Information 
  • Robin Dowell, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, BioFrontiers Institute, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Chris Ewing, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Planning, Design and Construction 
  • Erin Furtak, Associate Professor, School of Education 
  • Amy Griffin, Associate Dean for Instructional Development, University of Colorado Law School 
  • Gregor Henze, Professor and Victor Charles Schelke Endowed Chair, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences 
  • Reid Kallman, Associate Registrar, Enrollment and Records Services, Office of the Registrar 
  • Ruth Ellen Kocher, Professor and Chair, Department of English, College of Arts & Sciences 
  • Matt McQueen, Director, Public Health Program & Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology, College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Kristi Ryujin, Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion, Director, Office of Diversity Affairs, Leeds School of Business 
  • Somchanok "Nok" Sitchawat, Manager of Student Financial Services, Bursar’s Office 
  • Bernadette Stewart, Director of Personnel, Office of the Dean College of Arts and Sciences 

  • Erin Frazier, Director, Campus Communications and Engagement, Office of Strategic Relations 
  • Harsha Gangadharbatla, Founding Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design 
  • Michael Hannigan, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
  • Nicole Jenkins, Assistant Director Communications & Training, Office of Contracts and Grants 
  • Angela Knight, Senior HR Director, Colorado Law School 
  • Kevin MacLennan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, Executive Director of Admissions, Admissions, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Elizabeth Meyer, Associate Dean for Teacher Education, School of Education
  • Noah Molotch, Associate Professor, INSTAAR/Geography 
  • Matthew Roeder, Associate Professor; Associate Director of Bands; Director, CU Marching Band, College of Music, Department of Bands 
  • Elizabeth Skewes, Associate Professor, Journalism 
  • Cindy White, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Curriculum and Programs, College of Media, Communication and Information
  • Melissa Zak, Chief of Police, Police Department