Office of the Chancellor

Sentwali Bakari

Vice Chancellor for Student Success


Vice Chancellor Bakari began his career at UCCS October 2016. In his newly appointed role he provides oversight for offices responsible for Admissions, Records, Student Life and Leadership, and the Dean of Students office. An experienced student affairs administrator, he previously served as Dean at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, since 2003. Previous to that, he served as assistant dean of students for first-year programs at Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, director and Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services and Center at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, as a Residence Hall Director at State University of New York Oswego and Assistant Director of Admissions at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas.

He received a Fulbright Award to the United Kingdom and served as the Dean of Students for the Semester at Sea, Institute for Shipboard Education, in addition to co-leading travel seminars to Egypt and Turkey and being part of a faculty delegation to Israel. He also lived and worked in Denmark.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.