Dr. Philip R. DiStefano is the Chancellor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to his appointment on May 5, 2009, Dr. DiStefano was the top academic officer at CU-Boulder for eight years as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He served as interim chancellor twice during pivotal times in the university’s history. Dr. DiStefano co-chaired the steering committee for CU-Boulder’s visionary strategic plan, Flagship 2030, conceived with campus, community and statewide input, to guide CU-Boulder for decades to come. Today, Dr. DiStefano is shepherding its implementation as Flagship 2030 moves from vision to reality.
Dr. DiStefano has served CU-Boulder for 40 years. As Chancellor he works closely with students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, governing officials, and business and community leaders in extending CU’s legacy as a preeminent national comprehensive research university.