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
Mark Kennedy: Higher education can counter what drives some to political violence
The Loss of a Visionary
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.
January 14, 2021
Challenging times call for diversifying CU’s revenue
Concerning trends in demographics, state funding and enrollment are directing the attention of university leadership to the need to diversify CU’s revenue.
President Kennedy’s Statement on Recent Executive Orders
We are pleased with decisions that will affect some of our faculty and staff, as well as international students and those in the DACA program, who will be able to continue their educational journeys.
January 21, 2021
President Kennedy’s Remarks to the CU Board of Regents Regarding Washington, D.C. Riot
We stand today at one of the most contentious times in our nation’s history. As one of America’s leading universities, CU has a role in bolstering our democracy, so that the American flag continues to inspire those at home and abroad. In recent days I have witnessed members of our community, of all perspectives and viewpoints shedding light that moves us forward together and only generating heat that further divides us.
January 7, 2021
CU Systemwide Lands Recognition Statement
Background Acknowledging that we reside on the homelands of Indigenous peoples is an important step toward recognizing the history and the original stewards of these lands. The intent of a land acknowledgment is to extend beyond spoken or written words. It must be implemented thoughtfully and