By The Denver North Star staff
The Regis University Board of Trustees recently announced it has selected Salvador D. Aceves, Ed.D. as the incoming president of Regis University, effective Jan. 1.
Aceves will be the university’s first permanent lay president. He has been in the role of senior vice president and chief financial officer at Regis since 2014.
“Dr. Aceves brings not only experience but also finely honed insight into the role of Regis University’s next president,” said Fr. Greg O’Meara, S.J., who is a university trustee. “In his 37 years in higher education, 29 were spent in faculty positions. His carefully considered and mapped-out vision for Regis insists that we link minds and hearts, faith and reason, so that Regis meets its full potential as a Catholic and Jesuit University of the Rockies.”
Regis stated Aceves’ selection followed an eight-month national search conducted by a 16-member search committee of trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Prior to joining Regis, Aceves worked extensively at other Jesuit universities as both an administrator and faculty member.
He served as associate vice president for academic, financial planning & analysis at Fordham University, where he also held an appointment as associate professor of accounting in the Gabelli School of Business. He also served as vice provost and chief planning and budget officer for the University of San Francisco, where he also held a faculty position as associate professor of accounting, teaching in both the School of Business and Management and the School of Law, and was the recipient of five teaching awards.
Aceves graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a doctoral degree in education with a focus on global business.
He also holds a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. Earlier in his career, he worked at both Price Waterhouse and Citibank.
“Regis has a bright future if it harnesses the power of a nearly 500-year Ignatian educational tradition that is transformative and whole-person centered,” Aceves said in a prepared statement. “Regis has a bright future if it creates a strategic plan that is bold and distinctive to prepare students to help build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.”