Please Help Support the Celebration

Regis University, in our 146th year, will be inaugurating in its 27th president, Salvador D. Aceves, Ed.D., as our first lay and first Latino president on September 22, 2023.

The ceremony will be followed by a community-wide picnic celebration on Boettcher Commons to include all of Regis University’s students, faculty and staff, as well as invited guests and community members.


Regis University’s future under President Aceves is taking shape and his vision for a 21st Century Jesuit Catholic education rooted in community and mission can already be felt. We are leaning into our values and mission to provide a transformative and inclusive education for students of all backgrounds. Our recent designation as an official Hispanic Serving Institution speaks to our good work here.

We are looking forward to welcoming the largest freshmen class in years and experiencing an upswing in enrollment across our campuses and programs, thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our Admissions team. In July we welcomed Jake Bucher, Ph.D., as our new provost. And this fall, we will move forward with plans to reimagine the southeast corner of campus as Regis Village, an innovative, future-forward community resource.

We invite you to help support this momentous event in Regis University’s history through a gift to the President’s Innovation Fund to support inaugural activities and the future of the University.


Make checks payable to “Regis University – President’s Innovation Fund/Inauguration” or visit us online at and select “President’s Inauguration Fund” under the Designation drop-down.

All contributors will receive reserved seating at the ceremony and will be listed in the Inauguration program, website and featured on RUTV closed circuit televisions across campus throughout inauguration week. (Impressions over 1000.)

Supporters at the $10,000 level and higher will be recognized as President’s Circle members, receiving a welcome gift, special recognition in Regis publications and on our website, access to specials events, and invitations to the annual President’s Breakfast.

Please contact University Advancement at 303-964-6087 if you have any questions.


president salvador aceves
Advancing Regis University's Mission

We have answers. Feel free to reach out to University Advancement for any inquiries you might have.

Tasting Options

We are looking for sponsors to help celebrate this festive occasion by providing tasting options (for approximately 200 people) across the Commons for our student body, faculty and staff, and invited guest. Please feel free to contact the University Advancement team at if you have any questions or if you wish to be added to our sponsors list. Participating vendors will receive:

  • A designated tent space with space for signage
  • Logo and name on placards throughout the event space
  • Listing in the inauguration program (anticipated guest count is approximately 1,000)
  • Listing on the inauguration website
  • Mention in the university newsletter (circulation to faculty and staff, approximately 2,400)
  • Mention in the student campus events newsletter (impressions over 1,000)
  • Logos on rotation on RUTV, 25 closed circuit display screens across two campuses (daily impressions approximately 2,000)


President in Regis' History and First Lay, Latino Leader - Salvador D. Aceves Ed.D.
Top Ranked Private College in Colorado with the Best ROI - 2023 (
More Facts & Figures