Office of the President

The Regis University Board of Trustees selected Salvador D. Aceves, Ed.D. to serve as the President of Regis University, effective January 1, 2023. Aceves, who is the University’s first lay and first Latino President, was in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Regis University from 2014 until the time of his appointment as President.

Q and A with President Aceves

Before assuming his newest role at Regis, President Aceves sat down to answer a series of questions about his life, his plans for his presidency and much more.

Q: As a first-generation college graduate and a Latino, how will your lived experience influence decisions ahead as the University welcomes increasing numbers of first-gen and Hispanic students and their families?

My personal journey has helped me recognize the importance of creating an environment that is adaptive and responsive to the needs and realities of our diverse students. As I have said on several occasions, when you admit Hispanic students, you also admit their families

Regis is blessed by a dedicated community of faculty and staff that is welcoming of diverse perspectives. In support of our culture of inclusion, I am eager to explore innovative ideas and community-based solutions that strengthen programs, curricula, and faculty and staff hiring practices, to better reflect the diverse community we serve.

Q: What are your thoughts about being the first lay (non-Jesuit) permanent president in Regis history?

I value the importance of our Jesuit Catholic identity and am honored to serve as the first lay and Latino President for Regis. I have been given an incredibly important task by the Jesuit Provincial to continue carrying on our mission. I've spent 37 years in Jesuit Catholic higher education and am a graduate of a Jesuit Catholic institution. I’ve also participated in the Ignatian Colleagues Program, which is a national program of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) designed to educate and form administrators and faculty more deeply in the Jesuit and Catholic tradition of higher education. I know what a considerable responsibility it is to uphold this long-standing tradition and I look forward to taking on this leadership role.

Q: Looking back, what's one piece of advice you would give your college-aged self?

Dream Big. This is perhaps best explained through a story:

A man happened to walk by three bricklayers busy at work. He asked the first bricklayer, “What are you doing?” “I'm laying bricks,” the first bricklayer said. The man asked the second bricklayer the same question. “I'm putting up a wall,” was the reply. The passerby then posed the question to the third bricklayer. “What are you doing?” he asked. “I'm building a great cathedral,” the third bricklayer replied.

Dream big and trust God’s plan for you.

Read the Full Q&A

President's Office Staff

Paula Colorosa

Sandy Wojciehoski

General Inquiries
800.388.2366 x4190

Presidential Receptions

Building Connections

We’re packing our bags and hitting the road with President Salvador D. Aceves, Ed. D. with a series of informative and inspiring events in the cities you call home.

“Regis has a bright future if it harnesses the power of a nearly 500-year Ignatian educational tradition that is transformative and whole-person centered.”
-President Salvador D. Aceves
aerial view of Northwest Denver campus
Office of the President

Mailing Address:
Office of the President
3333 Regis Boulevard B-4
Denver, Colorado 80221

General Inquiries: