Office of the President

Statements from the President

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. We are closely following the U.S. Supreme Court’s case regarding race-based admissions at colleges and universities, including oral arguments heard on Oct. 31. While CU’s policies regarding admissions and financial aid are consistent with existing law and previous Supreme Court decisions, we have much work to do to achieve our goals related to advancing diversity. Doing so makes us a stronger, more inclusive university because of the different people, ideas, experiences and viewpoints that comprise the CU community. We will continue to monitor the Supreme Court’s deliberations. It is expected to make a ruling in early summer, after which we will carefully consider its potential effects on our commitment to ensuring a diverse university community.

Todd Saliman, President
University of Colorado

Philip DiStefano, Chancellor
University of Colorado Boulder

Don Elliman, Chancellor
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Michelle Marks, Chancellor
University of Colorado Denver

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Additional Statements


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.