News: LaBry Joins CCU as VP of Advancement

Daniel LaBry Joins Colorado Christian University as Vice President of Advancement

LaBry brings more than three decades of philanthropic experience to his new role.

Colorado Christian University, the leading Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region, has appointed Daniel LaBry as vice president of Advancement for the University. LaBry has served in philanthropic roles for more than three decades before joining CCU.

“Daniel brings a wealth of experience and a passion for Christ-centered higher education to Colorado Christian University,” said President Eric K. Hogue. “I am excited for his leadership in the vital work of partnering with our friends and supporters of the University as we prepare graduates that will transform the world with grace and truth.” 

The tapestry of experience God has woven in LaBry’s journey brings a deep connection to CCU’s programs and Strategic Priorities to be a great Christian university. Through LaBry’s professional journey, he has been on the front lines of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), the national school choice movement, adoption and orphan care, evangelism training, formal seminary and informal pastoral and ministry leadership training, international missions in China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, and the Philippines, and higher education in secular and Christ-centered environments.

“This is a place where God has given me the experience and skill sets where I can serve and be effective at the way that I am serving,” LaBry said. “This is a place where God is moving.”  

When asked what he sees as the largest opportunity for the University, the new vice president of Advancement highlighted telling CCU’s story to a national audience.

“Colorado Christian University has a huge opportunity as our brand becomes more widely known nationally," LaBry said. "That is a challenge, but it is also an opportunity. Institutions willing to stand strong on conservative, Christian principles are becoming harder to find. Christ-centered institutions are becoming harder to find! But Colorado Christian University is a shining light in today’s culture. Families and students — and donors — are looking for what CCU has to offer, and I look forward to sharing what God is doing here!”

LaBry joins CCU as it continues to experience strong philanthropic support. In the most recent fiscal year, the University raised approximately $11.1 million from more than 6,800 gifts.