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A Message to the CU Boulder Community

Today at the annual CU Boulder State of the Campus address, Chancellor DiStefano announced his intention to retire from the position of Chancellor at CU Boulder, marking 2023-2024 his last academic year as chancellor. I am deeply grateful for Phil's decades of service and dedication to the entire CU system.
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CSU's Tony Frank and CU's Todd Saliman Talk About Being Rivals, Partners

CU and CSU may be rivals on the field for the Rocky Mountain Showdown, but CU President Todd Saliman and CSU Chancellor Tony Frank discuss how the universities work together to ensure all students have a pathway to higher education in Colorado.
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CU and CSU Partnership Outshines Rivalry

This weekend marks the return of what is arguably Colorado’s greatest college rivalry: the Rocky Mountain Showdown between our state’s largest public research universities, Colorado State and the University of Colorado. While football is in the spotlight this weekend, the occasion allows us to celebrate all that CU and CSU have to offer our great state year-round.
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September 2023

Celebrating the Great State of Colorado

It's no secret: I love Colorado! Our spectacular state offers so many things to celebrate every day. From our mountains to our plains, our big cities and small towns, our terrific weather, and, most importantly, the many wonderful people who enrich the Centennial State with a wide array of cultures

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On-field Rivals CU and CSU Encourage Students to Stay in Colorado: "We Want You"

CBS News Colorado's Karen Leigh interviewed University of Colorado President Todd Saliman and Colorado State University Chancellor Dr. Tony Frank ahead of the schools' Rocky Mountain Showdown football game scheduled for Saturday night.
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Can Higher Education Help Solve Eagle County’s Workforce Challenges

Local employers have a roundtable discussion with University of Colorado leaders.
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August 2023

Excited for a New Academic Year

I love this time of year! Tens of thousands of students are converging on our four campuses for the start of the fall semester. As they settle in and begin their classes, students will be seeking new connections and building on existing ones. These relationships are vital parts of the college

CU President Todd Saliman with CU community members.
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CU Celebrates LGBTQ+ Community at Denver Pride

CU marked its eighth consecutive year as a proud sponsor of Denver Pride, the annual festival, parade and 5K race celebrating the LGBTQ+ community.
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Statement from President Saliman and CU Chancellors on the Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Decision

The University of Colorado is unwavering in its commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment that embraces and celebrates individuals from all backgrounds. CU strongly believes in the transformative power of education, and we are dedicated to reflecting the diversity of our great state, nation and world as we build pathways that provide opportunity for aspiring learners to fulfill their college aspirations.

President Saliman Names Dr. Jennifer Sobanet UCCS Interim Chancellor

Sobanet most recently served as executive vice chancellor of administration and strategy at CU Denver, joining the institution’s leadership team in 2016. During her time at CU Denver, she earned a doctorate in educational equity from the School of Education & Human Development.
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CU’s Summer Outreach tour Included Burlington

University of Colorado leaders kicked off this year’s summer outreach to communities across the state with a visit to several eastern plains communities May 15-17.
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CU’s Summer Outreach Tour Kicks Off with Visit to Colorado’s Eastern Plains

During the three-day trip to Burlington, Kit Carson, Hugo and Limon, the CU group met with community leaders, public school administrators, elected officials, health care providers, business leaders, and students and families.
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May 2023

A CU Education Goes Beyond Getting a Job

This is the best time of the year at the University of Colorado – commencement season – and it gets me thinking about the essence of a university like ours.

We play a critical role in preparing our graduates for their lives after college. Part of that means providing them with the skills they

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CU Boulder, LASP Welcome NASA Leaders to Campus

A group of senior National Aeronautics and Space Administration leaders visited CU Boulder following the 38th annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs and the Space Weather Workshop in Boulder.
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CU President Saliman Brings His Message to South Metro Denver

The South Metro Denver Chamber took University of Colorado President Todd Saliman and other university leaders on a tour of businesses and schools in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

Message from University of Colorado President and Chancellors Regarding Michigan State University Shooting

The University of Colorado community offers our deepest condolences to our friends and colleagues at Michigan State University in light of the terrible tragedy that happened on their campus on Monday. The families and friends of those directly affected are foremost in our minds. Todd Saliman

Statement on CU Treasury Issue

Dear Members of the CU Community, I want to update you on an issue I communicated about before the holiday break, funding for accelerating the systemwide strategic plan and related matters in the University Treasury. As I outlined in December, declines in the market, combined with a disconnect in

Statement from CU President and Chancellors on Colorado Springs Tragedy

The University of Colorado community abhors the horrific and senseless violence that struck Colorado Springs in the early morning hours. Just as we grieve with our family, friends and neighbors, we also stand resolute that violence and hate will not prevail, including hate directed at the LGBTQ+ community. Significantly, as we recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance, we are sadly reminded of how much work remains.

Statement from President Saliman and CU Chancellors on the Supreme Court’s Deliberations on Affirmative Action

The University of Colorado remains strongly committed to fostering a student body, faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of Colorado and makes our institution a better place.
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October 2022

CU Research Benefits Colorado, the Nation and the World

In addition to their amazing scholarly, teaching and creative contributions, our faculty are saving and improving lives with their research and discoveries while also addressing some of our world’s most urgent challenges.

Statement from CU Leadership Regarding Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' Oct. 5 DACA Decision

CU’s position on DACA remains clear and consistent: Congress needs to act to find a permanent solution and pathway to citizenship. We remain steadfast in our support of CU’s Dreamers who study and work across our four campuses and in our communities.
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University of Colorado Value Index

The value of higher education is multifaceted, not just about earnings. The Value Index is a qualitative and quantitative measure with five dimensions – each of which have four variables – that indicate value relative to educational attainment. Those five dimensions are: Economic Related, Health
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September 2022

A Holistic Look at the Value of Higher Education

Cost should never be a barrier to an excellent education. At the University of Colorado, we’re working hard to break down that barrier and helping students and families reduce the cost of earning a college degree.
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A Message from CU Leadership on the DACA Program

The University of Colorado applauds and supports recent actions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to strengthen the DACA program through the federal rule-making process.