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
“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
Blazing Trails in Health Care
Moving Beyond Platitudes to Progress on DEI
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.
May 6, 2021
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.
May 5, 2021
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.
The Board of Regents and I have entered into discussions about an orderly transition of the presidency of the university in the near future.
May 10, 2021
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.
April 28, 2021
State of the System Report
CU President Mark R. Kennedy gave the following presentation to CU Faculty Senate on April 22, 2021