Regina KilkennyChief of Staff, Office of the CU Denver Chancellor
Regina Kilkenny, PhD, has served as chief of staff for Chancellor Dorothy Horrell since December 2016. She supports multiple campus-wide initiatives and projects that meet the campus’s strategic priorities. Prior to her role as chief of staff, she served as associate vice chancellor for academic resources and services for CU Denver | Anschutz, overseeing varying units, such as libraries and international affairs, that support the learning environment.
Regina previously served as senior medical education officer with The Colorado Health Foundation and associate dean/chief of staff for the dean of the CU School of Medicine. She started her career at the University of Colorado in 1988 as a member of the government relations team, lobbying the state legislature on behalf of the medical campus. She earned her Master’s and PhD in public administration from the CU Denver School of Public Affairs; her bachelor’s degree is from CU Boulder. She is most passionate about providing a welcoming and respectful environment for all who come to CU Denver.