About the Chancellor's Office

About the Chancellor's Office

Dr. Jennifer Sobanet
UCCS Chancellor

Dr. Jennifer Sobanet serves as the Chancellor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).

She received her Ed.D. in leadership for educational equity in higher education from the University of Colorado Denver and a master’s degree in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute and holds an MBA in international financial management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Sobanet joined the University of Colorado Denver in 2016 and most recently served as CU Denver’s Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration and Strategy. In that role, she led CU Denver’s strategic plan implementation and catalyzed strategic partnerships and innovation while aligning the university’s resources to achieve its vision. She stewarded the administrative and financial strategy of CU Denver and led the university’s work in incubating, resourcing, and operationalizing its strategic initiatives.

Previously, as Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and as Chief Financial Officer at CU Denver, Dr. Sobanet led the development of the university’s new incentive-based budget model, which rewards financial growth and reallocation of resources to innovative financial strategies. 

Before joining CU, Dr. Sobanet spent nearly a decade in management consulting and corporate finance after serving in Colorado Governor Roy Romer’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting as an economist and budget analyst. She went on to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration at Front Range Community College in Colorado and the acting Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Dr. Sobanet stays engaged with the community by serving on the Denver Scholarship Foundation Board, and she is a member of the Leadership Denver Class of 2014.

To learn more, please visit Dr. Sobanet's profile page.