Elizabeth Parmelee

Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies

Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)
Elizabeth Parmalee

Elizabeth Parmelee is the associate vice president of Undergraduate Studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver, charged with advancing civic engagement and the university’s anchor mission as well as overseeing academic programs that reach beyond the disciplines, such as the Honors Program, International Studies, and the Writing Center. She has been at the university since 2007, having assumed her current role in May 2018 after 10 years leading the Center for Individualized Learning. In her current role, she is focused on leading the university’s efforts to ensure that all students are educated to become active members of their communities, and that the university fully embraces its role as an anchor institution, impacting education and the social and economic profile of the metropolitan Denver region.

Prior to joining the university, Parmelee was executive director of the Colorado Partnership for Educational Renewal, a nonprofit consortium of higher education institutions and public school districts founded on the principle that public schools must educate youth to participate in an equitable and democratic society.