The Office of the Chief HR Officer is responsible for the strategic planning and oversight of Human Resources and its functions.  The Chief HR Officer is a member of the Senior Vice Chancellor and CFO's team that utilizes their collective leadership and broad campus view to manage shared campus resources in a manner that serves the entire institution.   

 Contact the CHRO's office: 303-492-6475

Chief HR Officer

NameContact Information
Merna Jacobsen, PhD, SPHR
Associate Vice Chancellor and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer • Associate Vice Chancellor, Organization and Employee Development
Office of the CHRO • Organization and Employee Development
303-735-1249

Executive Assistant

NameContact Information
Lauren Thompson
Executive Assistant
Office of the CHRO
303-735-7606

HR Leadership Team

NameContact Information
Kym Calvo, IPMA-CP
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Compensation and Talent Acquisition
Talent Acquisition • Position Management & Compensation
303-492-5187
Merna Jacobsen, PhD, SPHR
Associate Vice Chancellor and Interim Chief Human Resources Officer • Associate Vice Chancellor, Organization and Employee Development
Office of the CHRO • Organization and Employee Development
303-735-1249
Lisa Landis, MBA
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Employee Relations and HR Operations
Employee Relations • HR Operations
303-492-1842
Mike Murray, MLIR
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives
Office of the CHRO
303-492-9584
Kenny Nelson, MBA
Asst. Vice Chancellor, HR Service Center
HR Service Center
303-492-8019

Affirmative Action/ EEO Officer

PhotoNameContact Information
David Pacheco David Pacheco, JD
EEOC/ Affirmative Action Officer
Office of the CHRO • Diversity & Inclusive Excellence
303-735-9019

HR Communications

NameContact Information
Megan Bohn, PHR, SHRM-CP
Onboarding & Communications Program Director
Organization and Employee Development • Office of the CHRO
303-735-5831