Elizabeth Pae, MPA

Director of Human Resources

Portrait of Elizabeth Pae

Email Address: elizabeth.pae@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone: 303-315-0039

Office Hours: By appointment





As the Director of Human Resources for the School of Public Affairs since 2013, Elizabeth Pae serves as the primary HR liaison for all staff, students, and faculty in the school, the Center on Domestic Violence (CDV) and the school's Research Institute. She provides ongoing policy guidance and works closely with the University of Colorado Denver Human Resources Office and CU Employee Services to ensure that all of the school’s payroll and personnel matters are managed appropriately and comply with university, state, and federal policies.  

Elizabeth has worked for the University of Colorado in various staff positions since 2004. Prior to joining the School of Public Affairs, she spent seven years at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Graduate Medical Education recruitment and program accreditation, and then moved into faculty affairs and HR positions. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Certificate in Peace & Conflict Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and then earned a Master of Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs with an emphasis in Public Management. She serves as a Board Member At-Large for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Rocky Mountain Chapter and as SPA’s staff representative on the CU Denver 2030 Strategic Plan Implementation Advisory Council. She has also served on various cross-campus university committees to advise on process improvement and efficiency.

Elizabeth is a life-long Colorado resident and enjoys all that our beautiful state has to offer! When she’s not in the office, she and her husband enjoy hiking and camping with their two children.