The Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents provides legal advice to the Board of Regents, the CU President, system administration and all four campuses. This position is also is the senior administrative officer for the Board of Regents. Dan Wilkerson first joined CU’s Office of University Counsel in 1989.
From 1989 until 2007, Mr. Wilkerson represented CU’s Health Sciences campus and was instrumental in the development of the Anschutz Medical Campus. In 2005, Mr. Wilkerson was appointed as Deputy University Counsel. In 2007, Mr. Wilkerson was elected by the University of Colorado Board of Regents as the Vice President, University Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents and served in this position until his retirement in June 2012. In March 2020, Mr. Wilkerson resumed his former duties while the Board of Regents conducts a national search for this position.
Wilkerson is a distinguished military graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and earned his J.D. from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he was an associate editor of the law review. From 1985 until 1989, Mr. Wilkerson was a captain in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps.