City Club of Denver is pleased to welcome Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor of the University of Denver to explore the future of higher education in this country and the future of the DU-Denver partnerships.
The University of Denver, founded in 1864, continues to make important contributions to the development and vitality of Colorado. Among its many offerings, the University of Denver has one of the most selective undergraduate programs in the nation, and prestigious graduate programs such as the Sturm College of Law, the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, the Graduate School of Social Work, the Lamont School of Music, the Morgridge School of Education and the Daniels College of Business. Dr. Rebecca Chopp became the 18th Chancellor of the University of Denver in September, 2014. She was previously the President of Swarthmore College and Colgate University.ABOUT REBECCA CHOPP
Rebecca Chopp, PhD, comes from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where she has served as president since 2009.
As president of Swarthmore, founded in 1864 outside Philadelphia and ranked the third-best liberal arts college in the United States by U.S. News and World Report, Chopp passionately upheld the College's longstanding commitment to admitting the most highly qualified students without regard for their financial circumstances. She supported innovative ways for faculty and students to interact at Swarthmore and extended the distinct role the school plays in educating students to build inclusive communities and to become leaders motivated to contribute to the common good.
Before joining Swarthmore, Chopp served as president of Colgate University, where she led a comprehensive strategic plan that expanded the university's academic space, strengthened academic programs and developed new interdisciplinary centers. She also served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Emory University and as a dean at Yale University.
Chopp is a widely published author and editor. Her six books include Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts (2013), which she co-edited with Haverford College President Dan Weiss. Her other notable publications are The Praxis of Suffering: An Interpretation of Liberation and Political Theologies (1986) and The Power to Speak: Feminism, Language, God (1989). She has published more than 50 articles.
Chopp is the immediate past chair of the Centennial Conference President's Council. Previously, she served on the governing boards of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the National Survey of Student Engagement. Chopp has also served as a member of the executive committee of the Annapolis Group and the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for Teaching and president of the American Academy of Religion.
A native of Kansas, Chopp received a BA from Kansas Wesleyan University, a MDiv from St. Paul School of Theology, and a PhD from the University of Chicago. Each of her alma maters has honored her with distinguished awards, and she has received six honorary doctorates from other colleges and universities.
Chopp is married to Frederick Thibodeau. They have three sons, one living in Colorado, as well as other family who also reside in the state.
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