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University Leadership

Father President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., in collaboration with the Board of Trustees and university administrators, ensures that Regis remains true to its Jesuit Catholic heritage, honors its commitment to academic excellence and operates with agility and an eye to the future.

Honoring tradition. Embracing the future.

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Father John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.

Father Fitzgibbons has served as the 24th President of Regis University since 2012. Prior to Regis, he was the Associate Provost for Faculty Development at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Karen Riley


Karen Riley, Ph.D.

An internationally recognized expert in neurodevelopmental disorders, Dr. Karen Riley joined the Regis community in 2021, previously serving as dean of education at the University of Denver.

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President's Cabinet
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Salvador D. Aceves, Ed.D.

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

In May 2014, Salvador D. Aceves, Ed.D., was appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as, Professor of Accounting at Regis University. In May 2015, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, he served as Associate Vice President for Academic, Financial Planning and Analysis in the Office of the Provost at Fordham University. He held an appointment as Associate Professor of Accounting in the Gabelli School of Business.

Formerly, Aceves spent six years as Vice Provost at the University of San Francisco (USF), serving as the university’s chief planning and budget officer. He also held a faculty position as Associate Professor of Accounting, teaching in both the School of Business and Management and the School of Law, and was the recipient of five teaching awards. At USF, his office was the 2008 recipient of the Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award.

Aceves is a reviewer for both the Higher Learning Commission and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. He is on the Board of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, a consortium of sixteen libraries located in Colorado and Wyoming. His most recent publication: “Finances: How Can They Reflect the Institution’s Mission and Values?” appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Conversations On Jesuit Higher Education.

Aceves earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a doctoral degree in education with a focus on global business from USF. He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He began his career as a tax associate with Price Waterhouse and served for six years as a tax manager for Citibank.

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Kevin F. Burke, S.J.

Vice President, Mission

Rev. Kevin F. Burke, S.J., is the Vice-President for University Mission at Regis and Professor of Theology in Regis College. Fr. Burke first came to Regis shortly after his ordination and served as Associate Campus Minister (1988-1992). He was involved with the Regis Service-Learning Office in its early years and was a co-founder of Romero House.

After Tertianship and Doctoral Studies (1992-1997) he joined the faculty of Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA (1997-2006) as Assistant/Associate Professor of Fundamental and Systematic Theology. In 2006 he became Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA (2006-12) and Acting President (2008-09). He returned to the faculty of JST-SCU and served as director of the Doctoral Program from 2012-2017.

A member of the Regis University Board of Trustees (2011-2017), Fr. Burke stepped down from that position to become VP for Mission. In this role, he seeks to promote the future of the Jesuit Catholic mission at Regis and extend our sense of mission to our sister schools in the AJCU.

Author or editor of seven books, including The Ground beneath the Cross: The Theology of Ignacio Ellacuría (Georgetown, 2000), Pedro Arrupe: Essential Writings (Orbis, 2004), and The Ignatian Tradition (Liturgical Press, 2006), he is currently writing a book on the theological vision of the poet, Denise Levertov. He chairs the board of directors of the journal, Theological Studies, serves on the board of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the board of trustees of the University of San Francisco.

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Barbara Wilcots, Ph.D.

Vice President, Student Affairs

Dr. Wilcots joined the Regis community in 2017 after serving as associate dean of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Dean of the DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion, and associate provost for Graduate Studies at the University of Denver. She holds a Ph.D. in English from DU, an MA in English from Texas Woman’s University, and an MA in Public Relations and a BA in Journalism from Drake University. Her areas of scholarship are 20th Century American literature and literature of the African Diaspora with a special focus on African-American and Caribbean literatures. With a commitment to inclusive excellence, she has engaged in leadership and diversity training as a participant, invited speaker and trainer in workshops and conferences across the United States as well as in the Caribbean, South Africa and Bologna, Italy.

"I sought professional opportunities at Regis because I wanted to serve in a faith-based institution committed to social justice and dedicated to developing in students the tools and determination to make a positive difference in the world. Having held leadership positions in academic affairs, serving graduate, professional, and undergraduate students, my current role as vice president of Student Affairs allows me support the academic and civic formation of all students at Regis. An integral aspect of civic formation is encouraging students not only to confront the social justice issues of our times but also to challenge their own perceptions—to seek the magis, to become the truest version of their best selves and to serve others for the greater good of the world in which we live."


Myrna Hall

Vice President, Advancement

Myrna Hall joined Regis University in February, 2019 as Vice President for University Advancement, bringing over 30 years of fundraising experience and leadership in higher education. She has held leadership roles in development at Washington State University, San Diego State University, the University of Colorado and also served as a Senior Consultant with the international fundraising consulting firm Marts & Lundy, where she was also a member of the Board of Directors.

Hall has also been active both as a faculty member, and on various national committees for CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She received CASE’s Chrystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, among other awards for programmatic excellence.

Hall earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon in sociology, and her Masters of Science degree from Washington State University in American Studies.

“At a time when most are looking at retirement, I found myself joyfully joining the Regis University leadership team, and being able to bring all of my experiences, both as a campus leader and as a national consultant at multiple universities, to serve Regis in building a strong University Advancement program.

Working closely with the University leadership, faculty and staff, and the Board of Trustees in developing programs and relationships that result in dramatically increased philanthropic support for the students, faculty and programs at Regis University is immensely rewarding.

The Jesuit values, and the clear mission that supports Regis are exactly the values that our students need as they study, learn, grow and graduate into their roles as leaders of our future. Our faculty, our staff and our leadership embrace these values and bring their passion and their love to this mission and it shows. I came to Regis because we are making a difference in a positive way every day, and I too wanted to be part of that daily difference.”

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Terri Campbell

Chief of Staff

"By the grace of God, I am able to dedicate my current work life to Regis University. Regis has been remarkably important to several generations of my family and the chance to pay my gratitude forward is an incredibly precious gift. After graduating from Gonzaga University, I taught at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, AZ. From there, I pursued and received my Masters in Science in Renaissance Literature from the University of Edinburgh. After graduate school and my return to the US and Denver, CO, I had the good fortune to join Regis College in the Admissions Office. I left Regis College to teach full time at Regis Jesuit High School.

I left teaching – a profession I have loved above all others – for work-life reasons and joined the non-profit health agency sector. I found my way to Human Resources and after 20+ progressively responsible years with IBM, Comcast and UnitedHealth Group – and 8 cross country and out of country moves – I actively sought an opportunity to return to my extended family, my home town, and secure mission-based, values-centric work. In April 2019, I gratefully and ecstatically rejoined Regis University as the Chief of Staff.

At Regis University, I am able to work with professionals whose intellect, passion, dedication, collaboration and execution are unparalleled. Above this, we are united in common goal to provide a distinctive, Jesuit Catholic education and inspire our students – traditional or adult, undergraduate or graduate, degree seeking or skills-focused – to go forth and set the world on fire."