Vice Chair, 1st Congressional District, Democrat
Current Term 2017-2023
John “Jack” Kroll is a proud Denver native and University of Colorado alumnus and is honored to serve his constituents and the university as the Regent from Colorado’s 1st Congressional District. The University of Colorado Denver awarded Kroll his bachelor’s degrees in economics and English in 2011. As an undergraduate student at CU Denver, Kroll served as Student Body President and then as Chair of the Inter-Campus Student Forum, a position that allowed him to represent all 55,000 students in the University of Colorado system to the university’s Board of Regents. Kroll is currently working part-time toward a graduate degree in finance through the CU Denver School of Business.
Professionally, Kroll works full-time for the University of Colorado Boulder as an Assistant Director of Admissions. This role places him on the frontline of the fight for access and affordability to higher education. It is his job, every day, to help students realize their dream of a college education.
The brother and son of veterans, Kroll is especially passionate about helping men and women transition out of the military and into college. He founded CU Boulder Military Student Day, which allows veterans and their family members to explore the educational opportunities available at CU Boulder.
For the past year, Kroll has served as the University of Colorado Denver Alumni Association’s Past-President. In his time with the Alumni Association, he has helped the board to raise over $300,000 in scholarship funds.
Kroll is married to Vanessa Roman from Pueblo. She previously served on the CU Boulder Alumni Board of Advisors and is currently the Co-President of the CU Boulder Latino Alumni Association. She strives to extend opportunities for higher education to all students and does so through her role as Associate Director of Admissions for CU Boulder.
Kroll is an avid fan of all Colorado sports teams, but is exceptionally passionate about the Colorado Rockies. He is honored to be fulfilling the roles of an active alum, full-time employee, part-time graduate student, and Regent for the University of Colorado.