Rebecca ChoppDr. Rebecca Chopp has held professorships and high level appointments, including serving as president of Colgate and Swarthmore Colleges and as chancellor of the University of Denver, prior to her retirement in 2019. She is also a widely published author and speaker. 

Dr. Chopp was diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer’s disease in 2019. As a member of the 2023-24 National Early-Stage Advisory Group, she wants to help others live their best lives following an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. 

Dr. Chopp earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and religion from Kansas Wesleyan, a master’s degree in divinity from St. Paul School of Theology and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. 

Dr. Chopp was elected to the board of directors in 2023.