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
Moving Beyond Platitudes to Progress on DEI
Mark Kennedy: Higher education can counter what drives some to political violence
CU, Mile High Medical Society celebrate new scholarship honoring Blackwood
The CU School of Medicine announced the establishment of the Charles J. Blackwood, M.D., Endowed Memorial Scholarship to support underrepresented medical students who are committed to working in the African American community. The scholarship is supported financially by private donors, the School of Medicine, and CU President Mark Kennedy, who authorized an additional $1 million in university support.
February 25, 2021
Staff Councils play critical role in shared governance at CU
At CU, we recognize our people are our greatest asset. Our faculty and staff are essential to our mission and are critical members of the CU community. As such, it is important that you have input in the governance of this university.
January 14, 2021
CU to search for leader for online initiative
CU will take the next steps to expand its online education presence and offerings by searching for a permanent leader for the Office of Digital Education (ODE), which provides support services to campus online programs.
I was delighted not long ago to spend time with eminent CU Boulder History Professor Patty Limerick, who is faculty director of the Center of the American West on campus (and a MacArthur Fellow as well). Her energy and enthusiasm won’t be reined in.
March 3, 2021
President Kennedy's Statement Regarding Gov. Polis Prioritizing Vaccines for Student-facing Faculty and Stafftization
Returning to a more in-person experience will benefit our students, faculty and staff and reduce the social isolation so many have experienced over the past year. We applaud Gov. Polis for making this a priority.
February 26, 2021
President Kennedy's Statement To CU Community About Accellion Cyberattack
In late January, CU vendor Accellion, Inc. notified us that attackers were able to exploit a vulnerability in its software that allowed temporary access to CU files uploaded by users of our file transfer service. We shut down the file transfer service immediately. CU is one of hundreds of Accellion’s customers, which include the federal government, businesses, health care companies and several universities.