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University leadership

Comprised of nationally recognized, award-winning higher education innovators, MSU Denver’s leadership team guides the University in its mission to offer high-quality, high-value education that connects students to careers and propels them up the socio-economic ladder.
Under the stewardship of President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., the team champions an inclusive leadership model, which emphasizes bringing a diversity of voices to decision-making and empowers employees at every level of the organization to act as leaders.


Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Janine Davidson, Ph.D.


Provost and deans

Portrait of Vicki Golich

Vicki L. Golich, Ph.D.

Provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs

Portrait of Jenn Capps

Jenn Capps, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Professional Studies

Portrait of Liz Hinde

Elizabeth R. Hinde, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education

Portrait of Ann Murphy

Ann Murphy, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Business

Gerakina (Arlene) Sgoutas

Gerakina (Arlene) Sgoutas, Ph.D.

Interim dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


Portrait of David Fine

David Fine

General counsel

Portrait of Anthony Grant Director Of Athletics

Anthony Grant, Ph.D.

Director of Athletics

Portrait of Catherine Lucas Chief of Staff and Vice President of Strategy

Catherine B. Lucas

Vice president of Strategy and chief of staff

Portrait of Angela Marquez Associate to the President for HSI

Angela Marquez, Ph.D.

Special assistant to the president, Hispanic Serving Institution

Portrait of Will Simpkins Ed.D. Vice President for Student Affairs

Will Simpkins, Ed.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs

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