Office of the President

Statements from President Kennedy

Statement of Apology

In no way should a shameful event in American history be equated with challenges facing the university.

I apologize for my poor choice of words in a Faculty Council meeting last week, as reported in CU Connections. In no way should a shameful event in American history be equated with challenges facing the university. I recognize the deep pain the episode caused, and still causes, the Cherokee Nation and other Indigenous people.

I know that words matter, both in the harm they can cause our community and in the particular obligation I have as president of the university to choose my words wisely. I can and will do better. I’m committed to fostering an inclusive environment at CU, where everyone feels that they belong and that they are welcome.

Additional Statements

 

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.