Office of the President
Meeting the expectations and lifestyles of today's increasingly tech-savvy 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

Leading Innovation

“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

Recent News

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CU Connections

How leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion is accelerating across the CU system

New officers across the University of Colorado system are delivering an infusion of talent in the realm of diversity, equity and inclusion, which President Mark Kennedy continues to address with financial support and a call to achieve long-needed progress.
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CU Connections

Signing of services agreements, term sheets advances CU Online

The CU Online initiative took a significant step forward with the recent signing of the main services agreements between all four campuses and the Office of Digital Education, along with term sheets for specific programs that are contracting for enhanced services.
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CU Denver Today

University of Colorado Denver Invests $4 Million for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Efforts

Chancellor Michelle Marks announced that CU Denver would invest $4 million to support the university’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion. The money - $1 million of campus funds, $2 million from the CU President’s Office and $1 million from the CU Foundation - will support CU Denver's initiatives to become an equity-serving institution.

Statements from President Kennedy


President Kennedy Statement

I have been privileged to lead the University of Colorado and to work with the many wonderful and dedicated people inside and outside the university who are committed to its success.

Statement from CU President Mark R. Kennedy

The Board of Regents and I have entered into discussions about an orderly transition of the presidency of the university in the near future.

CU Requires Vaccine for Fall Semester 2021

Since the health and safety of our campus communities is among our top priorities, we have determined to require that all University of Colorado students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccine before the start of fall semester 2021.

Recent Newsletters

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June 2021

On an Upward Trajectory

CU is in a strong position for the future.
May 2021


May 2021

The Power of Transformational Dreams

CU’s Ludeman Family Center for Women’s Health Research exemplifies transformative philanthropy.
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April 2021

International Students Enhance our Campuses and our Learning

CU’s more than 4,000 international students are vital members of the university community.