The Southern California Network

The City of Angels boasts perfect weather, limitless entertainment, and nearly 6000 community members that are up for catching coffee or a wave. The Southern California Network area hosts many events aimed at networking and lifelong learning throughout the year including DU Night Out with the Dodgers/Angels, wine tastings, community service projects, student tours of area companies, and DU hockey watch parties. The members of this group are eager to connect with you and are open to alumni, parents, current students, and friends of DU. Connect with your Network Leaders below or reach out to your staff liaison to learn how to get more connected. We can’t wait to hear from you! 

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Meet Stuart Shelly

Annual Events

DU Day at the Ballpark-Los Angeles Dodgers

Sunday Aug 11. Meetup at 11:15AM. First Pitch at 1:10PM

It’s time for the annual summer tradition of DU Day at the Ballpark! We are delighted to be back at Dodgers Stadium as the LA Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates. Come join your fellow alumni, parents, incoming and returning students, and friends for an afternoon of fun and reconnecting.

Your ticket gets you DU discounted admission for this highly sought after game and it is Matt Kemp Bobblehead Day. We are excited to use this opportunity to showcase the tremendous Southern California Network for the University of Denverallowing this community to better connect.

Details for meet up and registration here:

Check out some of our annual events!

  • DU Night Out with The Dodgers/Angels
    • Annual tradition of a pregame networking reception followed by a family-friendly baseball game with the hometown team.
  • Hockey Watch Parties, SoCal Style
    • Join with DU fans at a watch party for the defending National Champion DU Hockey Team.
  • DU Wine Tasting
    • Annual tradition of sipping wines with DU alumni and friends. 
View all events here
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Staff Leader

Meet Brent Thompson

Director of Regional Engagement

Brent helps guide strategy and execute engagement efforts of all alumni, families, parents and friends across the country and in select international networks as well as develops a programmatic portfolio for the regions in collaboration with Denver-based advancement team. Brent's goal is to create a culture of lifelong engagement and volunteerism among constituents in the regional markets and networks that builds our pipeline for campaign philanthropy and long-term engagement for the University's Global Network. 

Brent has served in a number of different roles throughout his 15-year career in higher education for the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas system and now with the University of Denver. He is also adjunct faculty for the Executive Education in Daniels. Brent has worked in several different capacities including employer relations, career development, accreditation, and alumni engagement. Brent is a proud University of Denver and University of Oklahoma graduate and his entire wardrobe is crimson!

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Meet Ross Williams

Director of Development, Western Region

Ross Williams joined the DU Advancement team as a Regional Director of Development in February of 2022, focusing on growing philanthropic partnerships with our partners in the western states. Ross looks forward to learning more about our alumni and friends from across the west in the coming months and years ahead.

Connect with Ross
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Connect With Us


If you want to share your time and talent in any way outside mentoring and networking, check out VolunteerDU at This portal is a menu of volunteer opportunities and your open door to engage with the DU community. Choose from a variety of one-off and ongoing projects that are meaningful to you.  

The DU Career Network allows you to connect with DU students and alumni for mentoring and career networking. Share your expertise with those pursuing similar professional interests by joining

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