Current Regents

Ilana Dubin Spiegel

6th Congressional District, Democrat, Current Term 2021-27

Ilana Dubin Spiegel is an award-winning educator who has devoted her life’s work to serving students, educators, families and the community for more than 30 years.  Spiegel is a graduate of Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English and holds a Master of Arts in Education from Columbia University.  Spiegel’s education experience includes public, private, urban, rural and suburban settings, as well as a residential facility.

Spiegel has written “Ask the Expert” columns for Chalkbeat, articles on privatization and market-based education reform for Heinemann Education Publishing, and numerous editorials on education policy for the Denver Post, Aurora Sentinel, and The Colorado Springs Gazette. She has served on statewide education committees and received numerous awards and honors for her service to students, educators and her community. Spiegel currently works as a consultant for multiple local and national education organizations and causes. 

As a Regent, Spiegel has served on the University Affairs committee, Chaired the Audit, and currently serves as Chair of the Governance Committee.  She is also the Regent representative on the CU Foundation Board of Directors and collaborates with the CU Foundation Trustees and is a regular participant in outreach and engagement work.  Spiegel has prioritized mental health and well-being throughout her time on the Board of Regents.  

Spiegel and her husband of 27 years, Dr. Jeff Spiegel, are the proud parents of four children, ages 17 to 25, including a CU Forever Buff.