Charlotte Russell Named Assistant Vice Chancellor of Security and Compliance

August 16, 2022

The University of Colorado Denver and CU Anschutz recently welcomed Charlotte Russell as the new Assistant Vice Chancellor of Security and Compliance.  

Charlotte Russell, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Security and Compliance
Charlotte Russell

As AVC of Security and Compliance, Russell’s role is to oversee the connection between cybersecurity and the compliance missions of the university. She will work to develop the implementation and monitoring of strategic enterprise information security, as well as partnering with distributed entities to modernize CU’s different security and compliance programs.  

As a key player in the Office of Security and Compliance, Russell will provide guidance and counsel to different members of university leadership in defining objectives for information security, while building relationships and responding to the needs of the organization. CU Denver looks forward to seeing her establish long-range security and compliance goals, along with defining security strategies, metrics, reporting mechanisms, and multi-disciplinary program services.  

Russell was most recently the AVC and Chief Information Security Officer for the University of North Texas System. She has served as a leader in information technology (IT) security and has held multiple roles delivering IT services during the last 25 years for the University of North Texas System and University of North Texas, including overseeing enterprise security for their healthcare campus. She has a strong desire, backed up with historical experience, to partner with faculty, staff, and students to find solutions that work in the academic healthcare environment.   

Russell will be a key part of security and compliance modernization efforts on campus and will collaborate with nearly 60 individuals from all parts of campus life. She is excited about the opportunity on campus and all the great work already being done.   

CU Denver is thankful for the search committee and the large and diverse interview group from the research community, academic leadership, school administrators, central services leadership, IT leadership, and other senior leaders for vetting the qualified candidates and returning a competitive group of finalists.   

Please welcome Russell in her new role partnering with CU in the ever-evolving journey of security and compliance.