Dorothy Ortner Horrell
Educator & Community Builder
1951 -

Dorothy Ortner Horrell is a trailblazer, educator and community builder, with a history of transformational leadership in education and philanthropy.

Dorothy’s career has been dedicated to empowering individuals, organizations and institutions to achieve their full potential. Currently serving as Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver, Horrell sees education as the instrument of hope. Horrell has an enduring passion for creating healthy families and communities. Raised on a family farm with seven siblings, she competed in 4-H at the local, state, and national levels. Her extensive community involvement includes serving on boards for organizations focused on education, homelessness, and women’s leadership.

“[Education] changes lives, not just for this generation but for generations to follow.” – Dorothy Horrell


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