05:20 PM

Renell Wynn Steps Down as Vice Chancellor

Letter from Chancellor Rebecca Chopp

Dear Friends,

I’m writing to inform you that Renell Wynn has decided to step down as Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing in order to pursue other opportunities. She will continue with the University through the end of this quarter.

Lea Cadieux, who currently serves as associate vice chancellor of marketing, has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor. Lea brings two decades of marketing experience—as well as the knowledge of DU she has built during her time here—to the position.

During Renell’s time at DU, she has launched our new University website and created The Bridge, our twice-weekly faculty/staff newsletter. Our alumni magazine has been updated and enriched. Our community has enjoyed an expanded emphasis on video and on social media. Under her leadership, our media contacts, both locally and nationally, have substantially increased as the Communications and Marketing team has expanded the stories of our faculty research, of our approach to teaching and learning, and of the success of our students in academics, athletics and community engagement. The recent Chancellor’s Report provided an energetic and comprehensive view of work across all of DU.

Renell has asked me to share with you the following message: “I am grateful for the opportunity Chancellor Chopp offered me to be part of the University of Denver at this exciting time. I have enjoyed working with and learning from all of my colleagues within the University community. I am honored to have led an excellent team of dedicated and passionate professionals.”

I know you will join me in wishing Renell all the best in the future. We will miss her at DU and are grateful for all that she has done to elevate the role of Communications and Marketing in telling the powerful DU story to the world.


Rebecca Chopp