Regis University Bolsters Community Collaboration Efforts

October 17, 2016

DENVER — In keeping with Regis University’s strong commitment to community engagement, President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., has announced the appointment of Sue Scherer as associate vice president of community collaboration.

In her new role, Scherer, who has been with the University for more than a decade as a professor and administrator in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, will coordinate any effort involving external community groups and organizations.

“My experiences have shown me the value of our many gifts when working together and, that collectively, we can live out our mission of justice and equity,” Scherer said. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with every corner of the University and many aspects of the community.”

Scherer brings to the position a Ph.D. in health and behavioral science, a master’s degree in organizational development, and a great rapport with everyone from students to faculty to our community partners. Fitzgibbons said he is confident in her ability to build relationships on the University’s behalf and contribute to the good work already done on this front.

Some recent examples of community engagement efforts include:

  • Regis’ partnership with the community surrounding its Northwest Denver Campus, nonprofit organizations and private developers continues to build a healthier, more connected community in a thriving initiative called Cultivate Health. This includes Regis Neighborhood Health. Learn more at
  • As an Anchor Institution and center for learning and innovation, Regis is working to promote local private sector development throughout the area.
  • The Urban Land Institute on the redevelopment of the Federal Boulevard corridor are examples of ways Regis continues to work Regis is working with surrounding municipalities.
  • The College of Business and Economics is developing important work with community groups through new centers of distinction. Learn more about the centers at