CCU's Board of Trustees delegates to the University President all management authority to set standards for the entire University. In turn, the President delegates certain authority and responsibility to other officers of the University, including members of the President’s Cabinet.
Roger Chandler joined CCU in July 2004 and is serving as the Vice President of Student Success. He oversees the adult undergraduate and graduate retention, student achievement, program completion, and student services that provide direction, resources, community, and growth opportunities for all adult students at CCU. Before joining CCU, Roger devoted 12 years of his career to active duty military service in the U.S. Air Force. Roger earned an Associate in Applied Science through the Community College of the Air Force as well as a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at CCU. Roger and his wife Kathleen have two sons and are residents of SE Aurora.
Dan Cohrs joined CCU in January 2010 as Vice President for Business Affairs and the Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he oversees CCU’s operating and capital budget, the Controller’s Office, Communications and Creative Services, Information Technology, Service Central, the Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Aid, and Human Resources. Prior to joining CCU, Dan was an officer and CFO of several public, private and non-profit organizations, as well as a Denver Partner in a National CPA firm, specializing in real estate, banking, governmental and non-profit auditing. He was also CFO and Associate Executive Director for a large non-profit that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. He holds an active CPA certificate in Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma Christian University. He and his wife Tomasita have four children and eight grandchildren.
Shannon Dreyfuss was named Vice President of Colorado Christian University in August of 2013. In his role as Vice President, Shannon spearheads the campus redevelopment project, and oversees the facilities, grounds, and maintenance departments of the main campus. Prior to his service at CCU, Shannon served as the Executive Vice President, CFO, and COO of Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. He also served as Director of Operations at Cherry Hills Community Church for more than 10 years, leading operations, IT and project development. Shannon received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Denver. Shannon and his wife, Liz, "have four great kids"!
Paul Eldridge joined Colorado Christian University in May of 2011 as Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations. He leads the Development and Alumni Relations Team at CCU and oversees fundraising efforts and alumni relations for the university. Before joining CCU, Paul was Senior Director of Development and Planned Giving at John Brown University for over eight years where he played a key role in the success of the $110 Million Keeping Faith Campaign. Prior to his work in development and planned giving, Paul practiced law in southern California. He earned a bachelor's degree from John Brown University, a Master's degree from Simon Greenleaf University and a Juris Doctor degree from Trinity Law School. Paul and his wife, Laurie, have three daughters.
Jeff Hunt joined Colorado Christian University in 2015 as Director of the Centennial Institute, the University’s public policy think tank. Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Westmont College, Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and Master of Political Management at George Washington University. He has served as Media Coordinator for the Senate Republican Conference, Director of Operations of the Clapham Group, Special Assistant to Senator Rick Santorum in his 2012 White House bid, and Director of Colorado Coalitions for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Jeff and his wife Nicole have four children and are residents of Highlands Ranch.
Jim McCormick has served as the Vice President for Student Life at CCU since 1995. Prior to this appointment, Jim experienced enormous success in the Student Affairs field at three institutions before beginning his service at CCU. In his role, Jim oversees: Campus Ministries, Cougar Athletics, Health Services, Life Directions Center, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Traditional Undergraduate Enrollment. Jim completed his Bachelor's degree in Public Relations and Communication from the University of Northern Colorado and received his Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He and his wife Lori have two children.
Steve Miller joined Colorado Christian University in November 2011 and represents the University in a variety of legal and regulatory matters. Before coming to CCU, he was a transactional attorney at Qwest and US West, and the General Counsel at Telseon, Inc. Steve graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and received his Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University in 1974. Prior to joining a private firm in Denver, Steve served as a JAG in the Air Force as a litigator for 6 years. Steve and his wife Carol have been married for 43 years and have three grown children and four grandchildren, all of whom live in the Denver area.
Before being voted by the faculty and appointed by the administration as VPAA in 2006, Dr. Cherri Parks was Dean for the School of Humanities and Sciences and a Professor of Psychology at CCU for 14 years. Dr. Parks received her Ph.D. from Mississippi State University. In her role as VPAA at Colorado Christian University, Dr. Parks has led the faculty through two presidential transitions and a subsequent redefinition of the University’s identity initiated by the Board of Trustees and the President. Dr. Parks has also initiated and led focused efforts toward greater academic excellence and rigor and faculty professional development. Cherri and her husband, Jim, have been married since 1980.
Dr. Sarah Scherling came to CCU in 1999 and has served as Vice President of Academic Administration for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) since 2006. Dr. Scherling oversees CAGS academic programs, faculty development, curriculum development, student learning assessment, accreditation, online state approvals, and scheduling. Prior to joining CCU, Dr. Scherling was a classroom teacher for preschool and elementary school students. She worked as a reading specialist for middle and high school students. Dr. Scherling earned her B.S. in child development and family relationships from Colorado State University, her M.Ed. in elementary education with an emphasis in reading from Fort Hays State University, and an Ed.D with an emphasis in teaching and learning from Liberty University. Sarah and her husband Doug live in Colorado Springs. They have two children.
Allison Sievers joined the Colorado Christian University College of Adult and Graduate Studies enrollment department in April, 2010. Before joining as Vice President of Enrollment, Allison had experience in both for-profit and non-profit higher education admissions management environments; including field, campus, agency and online enrollment. Allison is also a CCU alumna. Since joining the University, Allison has led key operational marketing and training strategies, which have resulted in record-breaking new student growth for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies. Allison has her bachelor’s degree in human services management and earned her (MBA) from CCU.