Meeting the expectations and lifestyles of today's increasingly tech-savy learners requires moving forward beyond on-campus or online to instead embrace the intertwining of on-campus and online with courses and credentials.
- Mark Kennedy, CU President
Leaning Into the Future
“To further develop our students’ minds and advance their careers, we must meet them in ways that align with their varied learning styles and stages in life. That is a significant part of our mission.” – President Mark Kennedy
From Triage to Transformation
“The pandemic has amplified and accelerated existing and emerging digital forces disrupting every form of human activity. We addressed initial challenges in phases of triage and stabilization, but our continued success as a university hinges on our ability to collectively pivot toward transformation.” – President Mark Kennedy
Strength Through Diversity
“Life is a game of addition, not subtraction. We multiply our impact through collaboration, not by descending into division.” – President Mark Kennedy
“As the nation’s 10th most prolific public research university system and a leader in innovation, CU is well-positioned to help address the grand challenges of our age including health, space, sustainability, urban vitality and cybersecurity.” – President Mark Kennedy
Statewide Service and Engagement
“We are not the University of Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs or Denver. We are the University of Colorado and, true to our name, we are dedicated to serving the entire state.” – President Mark Kennedy
Champions of diversity, equity and inclusion honored
Touring South Metro Denver
CU, Baylor, UI and UMass Celebrate Constitution Day
CU President Mark Kennedy convened a panel of some of his national peer higher education colleagues to celebrate Constitution Day, the annual observance of the creation and adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
September 17, 2020
Enrollment Ripples Will Have Long-lasting Effects
Overall fall enrollment numbers at CU campuses are better than expected given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, but concerns remain about significant declines in new freshmen, international students and nonresidents, according to an update provided to the Board of Regents at its Sept. 10 meeting.
September 17, 2020
CU on the Air
CU Boulder Team Builds Hope for Trek to Mars
CU Boulder Professor Dan Baker and CU President Mark Kennedy discuss the construction and launch of UAE's first spacecraft, Hope.
Space is increasingly important to our state, our nation and our university. CU is a vital part of an ecosystem focused on space that includes industry, government, higher education and the military.
Our Research Matters
As the nation’s 10th most prolific public research university, CU is a well-established and respected leader in innovation, developing solutions for many of today’s major challenges in aerospace, cybersecurity, health care, sustainability, urban vitality and more. Then came COVID-19.
A future-focused approach
When I assumed the CU presidency one year ago, the world – and how we lived in it – looked a lot different. Working in partnership with the Board of Regents and a talented and dedicated team of CU faculty and staff, we immediately began defining strategic priorities for the university, a process that revealed several urgent needs.