Jeannette Grey Gilbert, Vice President and Chief of Staff

What brought you to Regis?

I am from a family of educators – both my parents and my older sister are teachers. I grew up in my parents’ classrooms and on the basketball court at my dad’s practices, so I was drawn to education because of these roots. Working at Regis allows me to work in my field while also contributing to our education system. Regis was a particular draw for me because the University’s Jesuit values and mission align with many of my own. I value working hard to create and maintain a productive, inclusive and enjoyable workplace for all faculty and staff. I believe this is critical to the student experience.

What is your favorite part of Regis?

Interacting with our accomplished and dedicated faculty and staff.

How is Regis shaping younger people?

By offering a challenging yet fun environment in which to study, live, work and engage with others, students develop into better citizens and human beings.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned?

Essential qualities at work – and in life – are being empathetic and listening well to others. These are often overlooked or undervalued.

If you could use one word to describe yourself what would it be and why?

Empathetic. I try to understand where others are coming from. 

Outside of Regis, what do you like to do?

I look forward each day to going home to my husband Craig and my children, Gabe and Beau. Craig and I cherish our time watching our boys grow. God blessed me with two boys as a reminder not to take myself or life too seriously! We enjoy skiing as a family and being outdoors. We spend time each summer with family on Flathead Lake in northwest Montana, and throughout Montana where Craig and I grew up.

Jeannette Grey Gilbert, J.D., serves as Vice President and Chief of Staff for Regis University. As Chief of Staff, Jeannette oversees the President’s Office, serves as the President’s liaison to our Board of Trustees, and assists the President with governance bodies that include the President’s Cabinet and Advisory Council. Previously, Jeannette served as Human Resources Director of employee relations, employment, training and Title IX compliance for Regis. Jeannette continues to oversee the University’s Title IX compliance efforts as Chief of Staff. 

Prior to joining Regis University, Jeannette practiced employment law in the Denver metro area, representing employees and employers in disputes with an emphasis on employment discrimination matters. Jeannette also spent several years consulting with employers about their human resources needs, specializing in employee relations and workplace investigations.

Jeannette received her Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Puget Sound and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.