d’Andre Willis

d’Andre Willis named assistant vice chancellor for planning and design

Nov. 30, 2023

Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability Chris Ewing has named d’Andre Willis as assistant vice chancellor for planning and design. Willis will continue to serve as campus architect, as well, a position she was appointed to in 2021.

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz

Fernando Rosario-Ortiz named interim dean of School of Education

Nov. 15, 2023

Effective Jan. 1, Fernando Rosario-Ortiz will be the interim dean of the School of Education, as named by Provost Russell Moore. Rosario-Ortiz currently is the associate dean for faculty advancement in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

Scott Sternberg

Scott Sternberg named CUbit Quantum Initiative executive director

Oct. 9, 2023

Scott Sternberg will help set strategic direction, coordinate with CUbit researchers to capture large-scale research opportunities and translate quantum research to operations through networks of industry partners.

Merritt Turetsky

Merritt Turetsky named faculty director for Arctic national security

Oct. 6, 2023

Merritt Turetsky will play a pivotal role at CU Boulder’s Center for National Security Initiatives developing a community of researchers interested in national security-related Arctic research.

Benny Shendo Jr

CU Boulder announces Native American affairs associate vice chancellor

Oct. 2, 2023

Chancellor Philip DiStefano announced that after a national search, he has appointed Benny Shendo Jr. as CU Boulder’s first associate vice chancellor for Native American affairs.

Old Main and trees on campus

Education Dean Kathy Schultz to step down, return to faculty

Sept. 28, 2023

Kathy Schultz, dean of the School of Education, announced she is stepping down from the post to return to the school’s faculty. She will remain as dean of the school through the end of the calendar year.

Shannon Curry

LASP welcomes Shannon Curry

Sept. 27, 2023

Shannon Curry, the principal investigator of NASA’s MAVEN mission, will join the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU Boulder, where she will also hold a faculty position in the Department of Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences.

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano speaks from a lecturn.

Philip DiStefano to retire as chancellor, lead in other campus roles

Sept. 26, 2023

Chancellor Philip DiStefano, in his annual State of the Campus address, announced plans to retire as chancellor once a new leader for the CU Boulder campus has been selected. He will remain at CU Boulder, leading in other roles.

Aerial view of Old Main

Leadership moves set for LASP, Office of Contracts and Grants

Sept. 14, 2023

Massimo Ruzzene has announced shifts that will help meet the growing demands of an increasingly complex research environment, fill a need at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Sciences, and enhance research and innovation work across CU Boulder.

James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

CIRES names James Rattling Leaf, Sr. as inaugural tribal advisor

Sept. 12, 2023

CIRES has a new position that will strengthen the institute’s commitment to working with Indigenous people in science. The inaugural appointee is James Rattling Leaf, Sr.