Office of the President

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

Historical Image of U.S. Constitution Signing

CU, Baylor, UI and UMass Celebrate Constitution Day

CU President Mark Kennedy convened a panel of some of his national peer higher education colleagues to celebrate Constitution Day, the annual observance of the creation and adoption of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
Mark Kennedy

Impressive showing for CU in U.S. News & World Report 2021 rankings

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 national rankings were announced Sept. 13, and CU’s four campuses boasted some outstanding educational highlights and overall rankings.
Denver Rustlers 2020

BLOG: Denver Rustlers Support Colorado Youth

Despite the pandemic, this year’s Denver Rustlers celebration went off without a hitch. The annual event gathers Colorado’s civic leaders in support of 4-H and the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale, which helps young ranchers and farmers raise money for their future education.
CU Group Meets Buckley Air Force Base Leaders

BLOG: Buckley – A Key Space Force Base

Visiting with leaders at Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base yesterday was inspiring. They shared with our group from CU how they are transitioning to the Space Force with space-based missile warning capabilities, space surveillance operations and space communications operations.
CU Serving the Western Slope

BLOG: CU Serving the Western Slope

Debbie and I had the opportunity to join Paul Rady last week on a visit to the engineering facility being built at Western Colorado University in Gunnison that was funded by his generous donation. Rady’s philanthropy extends to CU: CU Boulder’s Mechanical Engineering Department is named in his honor
Colorado Correctional Industries new arrangement with CU

CU alters relationship with Colorado Correctional Industries

The University of Colorado announced today it will continue to consider Colorado Correctional Industries (CCI) as a vendor for its furniture contracts, but it will no longer use it as an exclusive provider.
Planning for an uncertain future higher ed panel

Planning for an Uncertain Future

On July 27, 2020, the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce hosted the panel discussion, “U.S. Higher Education: Planning for an Uncertain Future.” Joining other higher education leaders in Colorado, I had the privilege of outlining how CU is addressing the challenges – and opportunities – of the moment.
A CU student cleans the feet of a homeless man

Health and harmony for the homeless

CU Anschutz students understand health care goes beyond medical attention
Global Emergency Care Initiative gives students real-world experience; educating medical, public health and advanced practice students locally and globally

CU in Africa – and beyond

Global Emergency Care Initiative gives students real-world experience; educating medical, public health and advanced practice students locally and globally .
Dawn Clinic

DAWN Clinic expands its impact and partnerships

Volunteers find innovative ways to assist the community
CU For Colorado, Outreach

CU for Colorado

The University of Colorado offers 300 programs and countless outreach activities across the state. Find out here what CU can do for you.
2019 Rocky Mountain Showdown Leadership

2019 Rocky Mountain Showdown

CSU and CU leadership talk about the impact our two systems.
CU In The Media
The Daily Sentinel

New CU president to visit this week

Meeting the needs of the state and communities like Grand Junction is a critical part of what we do at CU.
CU In the Media
The Durango Herald

Durango, I’m coming to spread the CU good news

I’m looking forward to visiting southwestern Colorado next week for a number of reasons. Since taking over as the president of the University of Colorado just over a month ago
Introductions at UCCS


August 2019

An eventful entrance

It has been an eventful month-plus since I began my position as president of the University of Colorado. I’ve met many people inside and outside the university, visited each of our four campuses multiple times and gotten to experience different parts of our diverse state and the Denver metro area.
Mark Kennedy & Ken McConnellogue - CU On The Air
CU on the Air

Catching up with CU’s 23rd president – what’s ahead?

CU on The Air talks with new University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy, who was named by the Board of Regents on May 2 to be the 23rd President of the University of Colorado system.
CU In The Media
The Pueblo Chieftain

Forging ties between CU and Pueblo

I'm visiting Pueblo for the first time on Tuesday, a few short weeks after assuming my new job. I'm interested to learn more about your community and excited to be part of an event to welcome students from Southern Colorado
CU In the Media

CU visiting Fort Morgan on Tuesday

Representatives of the University of Colorado will visit Fort Morgan to welcome students.
CU In The Media
Journal Advocate

New University of Colorado president committed to community outreach across Colorado

I never lived in a town with more than 500 people until I graduated from college.
CU In The Media
The Denver Post

As I take the helm at CU, I will connect with all of Colorado

Like many a newcomer to Colorado, I’m struck by the state’s grandeur and vibrancy. Although I’ve spent a fair amount of time here, my wife Debbie and I are looking forward to discovering more about our new home and exploring all it has to offer.
CU In The Media
The Gazette

A special bond between universities and communities

Since I was selected as CU president in early May, I’ve learned even more about the deep ties between the campus and the community and region. I heard good questions, had interesting exchanges...
Mark Kennedy's first day. 2019

President Mark Kennedy visits all four campuses

I had a remarkable day visiting all four CU campuses and learning more about our great university. I want to thank the CU community for the warm welcome and fascinating insights.
President Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy chosen as CU President

Mark Kennedy on May 2 was elected the 23rd president of the University of Colorado by a 5-4 vote by the Board of Regents.