Paul H. Chan, J.D.

Vice Chairman

Paul Chan - Boettcher Foundation

Paul H. Chan serves as the vice chancellor for legal affairs and general counsel for the University of Denver, where he directs all legal services provided to the university.

Prior to joining DU, Paul was a member of the staff of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office where he focused on civil rights and employment law cases, and he was the office’s managing attorney from 1992 to 1997.

He is also the first alumnus of the Boettcher Foundation’s Scholarship program to serve as a trustee of the foundation. Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

He has served on advisory boards for the mayor of Denver, the Denver city auditor and the governor of Colorado, and he has been active in local charitable and cultural organizations.

Paul is teaching himself how to play the banjo, and he has constructed two ukuleles. While in college, Paul studied abroad at the University of Durham in northern England where some of the classroom scenes from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone were filmed.

Community Involvement:

  • Colorado Bar Association, past-president
  • Denver Bar Association, past-president
  • Colorado Board of Law Examiners

Favorite Colorado Experience:

My favorite Colorado experience has been riding the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train with my family when my boys were really into trains.

Favorite Book:

Great Expectations,” although these days I read mostly spy novels, science fiction, and crime novels by C. J. Box, who was my college roommate at DU.