06:29 PM

Search Team Announced for New VC for Athletics and Recreation

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp today announced the committee members who will conduct the search for Peg Bradley-Doppes' replacement.

After leading us to nine NCAA National Championships in an athletics program known for excellence in the classroom as well as on the field, rink, mat and slopes, Peg Bradley-Doppes has announced that 2017-2018 will be her last academic year. As I shared last month, the University will conduct a national search for our next vice chancellor for Athletics and Recreation.

I want to thank the following members of our community who have agreed to serve on the search committee:

  • Gregg Kvistad (co-chair), Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
  • John Miller (co-chair), Trustee
  • Deborah Armstrong, Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement
  • KC Gallagher, Trustee
  • Keith Miller, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Director, Honors Program; Faculty Athletic Representative
  • Cindi Nagai, Associate Athletic Director for Diversity/SASS/Community Relations/SWA
  • Jamie Shapiro, Associate Professor, Sport and Performance Psychology Program, Graduate School of Professional Psychology
  • Cappy Shopneck, Trustee
  • Kara Taczak, Teaching Associate Professor, Writing Program
  • Bob Willis, Assistant Vice Chancellor, External Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, Division of Athletics and Recreation

We will consult stakeholders throughout the community to provide input into the needs and expectations for this position. Meanwhile, please feel free to share any thoughts you may have related to the search. Nominations and other comments can be sent to Gene DeFilippo (genedefilippo@turnkeyse.com), or you can contact Provost Kvistad.

The firm Turnkey Search will assist us to ensure we have a robust and diverse candidate pool, who share the commitment to academic and athletic excellence that have been the hallmark of Peg’s transformative tenure at DU.

DU takes great pride in our Division I student-athletes and coaches—as well as all those who support them. As our club sports, intramural teams and fitness programs see record participation from across the campus community, this leadership position will remain critical for the University’s long-term success.