CU’s most important values and priorities are under assault, and CU is ready for a new generation of leadership. Raising my family, teaching, and serving the community for over two decades, I know public service is about serving the public interest, not special interests. I will fight to protect the University of Colorado’s values.





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About Ilana Spiegel

Ilana has dedicated her life’s work to protecting Colorado’s students, teachers, and families.

Experienced, Passionate, Committed

  • B.A. - English and Economics - Wellesley College
  • M.A. - Education - Columbia University
  • Teacher
  • Staff developer, coach, and public education advocate and consultant
  • Education columnist
  • Grassroots public education advocate and organizer
  • Inspires groups to grow based on reliable data and research
  • Develops approaches that are purposeful, nuanced, and constructed with input from others
  • 2014 Colorado Standards and Assessment Task Force member
  • 2015 Wendy DeBell Exceptional Volunteer of the Year award recipient
  • 2019 recipient of the Colorado Education Association’s Coloradan award for outstanding service in support of public education
  • 2019 Certificate of Special Recognition for service to the community from Congressman Jason Crow
  • Parent of 4 children in public school and university
  • Wife and partner with Dr. Jeff Spiegel

Why Ilana

As your University of Colorado Regent I will defend academic freedom, fight for opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff, and protect the University’s most important values and priorities.

My education and leadership skills were developed working in diverse and inclusive education systems, and with students and families in diverse communities.

I grew up learning that hard work and helping others sparks positive change. After decades in public education, I will work tirelessly to protect our wonderful University of Colorado and its people as our next Regent.

The Board of Regents has nine elected members, and is responsible for the general supervision of the university and the exclusive control and direction of all funds and appropriations to the university.

CU at a glance:

  • 4 campuses
  • 450,000 alumni
  • $12 billion economic impact
  • Every planet visited
  • 800 public outreach programs and health care services
  • 522,000 patients served yearly


Honorable Evie Hudak

Honorable Evie Hudak

Former State Board of Education Committee Member and Chair of Colorado Senate Education Committee

“Ilana has first-hand experience at all levels of education systems and knows how to fight…

Karen Middleton

Karen Middleton

Former State Representative and Former State Board of Education member

“Ilana Spiegel continually has her finger on the pulse of all that concerns students, teachers,…

Meg Froelich

Meg Froelich

State Representative, HD3

“There is no one more dedicated to finding fair, realistic solutions towards all that concerns…

Honorable Bill Holen

Honorable Bill Holen

Arapahoe County Commissioner

“Ilana listens and builds relationships within education systems and the community to achieve the best…

CJ Whalen

CJ Whalen

Former Centennial City Council member

“Ilana understands how to work with diverse stakeholders and perspectives to create innovative solutions to…

Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson

Career Expert Andrew Hudson (CU Engl’89)

“Ilana builds relationships and systems for all students achieve the brightest possible future. She knows…

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