Dawn P. Bookhardt

Vice Chair

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dawn P. Bookhardt

Dawn P. Bookhardt was elected Vice Chair of the MSU Denver Board of Trustees in February 2014. Dawn was appointed to the Board in 2008 and reappointed in 2012.

She is the Vice Chair for the Presidential Evaluation Committee and serves as the MSU Denver representative to the Auraria Board of Directors.

Dawn is a founding partner in the law firm of Bookhardt & O’Toole, which specializes in complex municipal bond financing and transactions. Two of Dawn’s noteworthy achievements include representation of Forest City in the development of the former Stapleton Airport site and representation of U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray and UBS PaineWeber as underwriters for the Denver Convention Center Hotel. She is also working on the $1 billion redevelopment project at Union Station in Denver. Bookhardt is the founder and owner of Odd Tale Books, a retail book store. Among the numerous awards she has received are the National Leadership Award from the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council and the Woman of Distinction Award from the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. She holds degrees from Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., and the University of Denver Law School.