The Vegas Network

The Neon Capital of the World shines crimson and gold when the Vegas Network connects. With over 600 DU community members calling this oasis in the desert home, there are tremendous opportunities to meet up for watch parties and the annual service project. Whether you plan to call Las Vegas home, or are just stopping off for a few days, the Vegas Network is eager to connect with you and is 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! 


Featured Volunteer Leaders

Meet Corey Nyman

Hello! I am the Vice President of Operations for The Nyman Group and am passionate about the total Food & Beverage experience, believing that in an operation, “You need to be the consummate host, always anticipating guest needs – even beyond the culinary elements – to give them an extraordinary experience, from the moment they walk through the door until they leave. It’s important to make each and every guest feel special in some fashion.” I have been able to transition this care and zeal for the guest into the development of new projects for the organization along with day to day operations working with clients domestically and internationally, making my home in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas, Nevada. I am a partner and founder of Labor Wines, a boutique wine project from Oregon’s Willamette Valley, starting with the 2009 vintage.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Hospitality Management from the University of Denver and played Lacrosse at the university; I currently sit on the Executive Advisory Board at the Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Daniels College of Business at the university and participates in the LEAD Mentorship Program at the Knoebel School.

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Annual Events

Check out some of our annual events below!

  • DU Night Out with Golden Knights
    • Annual tradition of a pregame networking reception followed by a family-friendly hockey game with the hometown team.
  • Hockey Watch Parties, Vegas Style
    • The puck drops with a watch party for the defending National Championship hockey team.
  • DU Day of Service
    • Annual tradition of hosting alumni and friends for a service project in Las Vegas. 
View all events here
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Staff Leaders

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.

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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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