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Office of the Provost

Dear Colleagues:

As I begin my fifth and final year as Regis University Provost, I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish. If a cyber-attack and a global pandemic have taught us anything, they have demonstrated the incredible resiliency, dedication, and commitment of our faculty, staff and students. As a result, we continue to make strides toward increasing Regis University’s visibility as a jewel in the Jesuit crown.

My goals for 2020-2021 are intentionally ambitious as well as achievable, and already this year we are on our way toward realizing many of them:

  • Implement as necessary the contingency plans identified in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Provide support for faculty in adapting to contingency plans for hybrid/virtual/online learning.
  • Identify and implement low-cost, early adoption opportunities for the Student Success Center.
  • Develop strategic partnerships for expanding experiential opportunities for students and to recruit site-based student cohorts.
  • Increase diversity of the faculty by 2% (7 faculties).
  • Establish strong community college partnerships to enhance transfer opportunities.
  • Stabilize enrollments and achieve credit hour/revenue goals for 2020-2021.
  • Manage retention strategies to increase undergraduate retention by 1% and graduate retention by 2%.
  • Execute the restructure of the university’s academic units from five colleges to three.
  • Carry out the mandatory faculty training and peer-based coaching required to support the faculty quality engagement improvement project.

I want to remind people that I have open office hours with refreshments every Thursday afternoon from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year we will host them on the Fortune Plaza to allow for greater social distancing. Come for a few minutes or for the whole time. Faculty, students, staff and alumnae are welcome. It is a chance to share with me what is on your mind, meet people from around the University, and deepen the community we love so much at Regis.

It is a privilege to be Regis University’s Provost. I thank our faculty, staff and students for their continued dedication to this great institution.



Janet Houser, Ph.D.
Provost, Regis University


Janet Houser, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Houser has been a member of the Regis community since 2000.

Provost's Office Staff

Chief of Staff
Kristi Gonsalves-McCabe

Nicki Gonzales
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Assistant Provost
Michael Cahill

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National Search for Regis' Next Provost Completed

Regis University has named Karen Riley, Ph.D., as its new provost, effective May 1.

Regis University Academic Council (RUAC)

The Regis University Academic Council (RUAC) is the faculty body that presides over the academic governance structure of Regis University and makes formal recommendations to the Provost on University-wide academic matters.

The RUAC's charge is to work in concert with the academic councils of the respective colleges to formulate University-wide policies and standards for all academic programs. RUAC is also responsible for:

  • Monitoring the implementation of academic policies
  • Reviewing strategic plans of the colleges
  • Reviewing academic unit reviews
  • Approving new majors, certificates, specializations, and major program initiatives
  • Recommending new degree programs and major initiatives to the Regis University Board of Trustees

RUAC has faculty representatives from each college and the Library who hold 3-year terms. It meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m.

Questions about RUAC may be addressed to Kristi Gonsalves-McCabe, Chief of Staff, at

Additional Links

University Accreditation

Review Regis University accreditation documents and resources.

Faculty Directory

Browse a list of the esteemed Regis University faculty.

University Analytics and Reporting

View facts and data relating to admissions, enrollment and IPEDS completion.

Student Success Programs

Learn about our programs and departments set up to help students succeed.

Center for Scholarship and Research Engagement

Providing support for student and faculty research and scholarship projects.

Assessment and Outcomes

Explore the Regis Nine and assessment activities for curricular, co-curricular and operational units.

Alpha Sigma Nu

Learn more about the academic honors society for students in Jesuit higher education overseen by the Provost Office.

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Office of the Provost

Mailing Address:
Office of the Provost
3333 Regis Boulevard B-12
Denver, Colorado 80221

General Inquiries:
800.388.2366 x1843