Tracey Trenam

Tracey Trenam

Dean of Academic Affairs and Library



My first teaching jobs were at Hunter College in New York City, where I taught Russian history and culture courses. I taught surveys of history courses and served as a department chairman for a decade in Colorado before earning an M.Ed. in instructional design. Prior to coming to CHU, I was the Director of Academic Excellence for the Community Colleges of Colorado Online.

Personal Interests:

I live in a 70-year old home in east Denver with a tiny dog and a big dog and two cats. I love to read and travel, I dabble in any number of crafts, but my real passions are gardening and photography.

International Experience:

I first went abroad as a young girl, when my father worked in the copper mines of Peru. As a teenager, I traveled and lived in Communist Europe by myself, much to the chagrin of my family. I worked in the archives in Poland during martial law and revolution, and studied religion and culture in India on an NEH grant in more recent years.

Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy is that instruction should help adult learners achieve their personal academic and career goals. It is my job to assure that all CHU students receive the best education possible to achieve their dreams.


  • Ph.D. Russian and Polish History, Columbia University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Regis University
  • IREX Scholar, Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • B.S. School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University