Abel Chavez

Abel Chávez

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success


Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, Civil Engineering, 2012
MBA, University of Houston, Business Administration, 2005,
B.S., University of Colorado Denver, Mechanical Engineering, 2002


View Professor Chavez’s Curriculum Vitae.

Dr. Abel A. Chávez, MBA is the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success. Dr. Chávez came to Western in 2014 from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. Though today he serves Western in critical administrative positions, he has an extensive academic and research background in community-based climate-action planning, material-flow analysis (MFA) and life-cycle assessment (LCA). He holds a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado Denver’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Systems and an MBA from the University of Houston. Chávez has also held management positions in several major companies.