Published: Oct. 26, 2020

Peter SandersPeter K. Sanders joined the University of Colorado Law School as its assistant dean for advancement, leading the school’s fundraising and alumni engagement efforts, in February 2020.

His career spans nearly 20 years of fundraising in higher education, including positions at the University of Vermont, the University of California, Davis, and, most recently, the University of California, San Diego, where he led fundraising for the university’s Division of Physical Sciences.

Sanders also held multiple positions at Colorado Law from 2004 to 2009 under the tenure of Dean David Getches, playing a critical role in raising capital funds for the Wolf Law Building as well as for student, faculty, and programmatic support. He is thrilled to be back in Colorado and honored to help advance Colorado Law’s exceptional teaching, research, and public service mission.

Sanders earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Guilford College, a master’s in classics and philosophy from St. John’s College, Annapolis, and a master’s in American literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Outside of work he enjoys reading, spending time with his puppy, Loo Loo, backpacking, cycling, and trail running. He can be contacted at