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Message from President Davidson

Welcome to Metropolitan State University of Denver! Thanks for visiting my webpage.

I became president of MSU Denver on July 24, 2017, and like any good Roadrunner, I hit the ground running. My goal is to ensure that the University excels at its most important work: helping students soar.

I decided to serve as president of MSU Denver because it is a place where the American dream still lives. With the expense of college continuing to grow, the dream of a higher education and a better life is slipping away for many people. But not here. We are the highest quality, best value choice in Colorado higher education, and we intend to keep it that way. We work hard to make sure that students from all backgrounds and experiences can afford to come here and get the support they need to stay here.

We are also committed to providing relevant, hands-on education. Our ideal student-to-faculty ratio and workforce-oriented programs ensure that our graduates contribute to the booming economic and cultural growth of our city and state.

In the weeks and months ahead, I plan to meet with as many students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and community leaders as I can. My hope is to understand how we can be even better at what we do, as educators and neighbors. I look forward to hearing from each of you. If you want to get in touch, feel free contact me at

The future is bright at MSU Denver! Whether you are a prospective student, the parent of a student, a casual visitor or a long-time supporter, I invite you to explore all that our University has to offer.


Janine Davidson, Ph.D.


February 14, 2017

Janine Davidson named next president of MSU Denver

Davidson will succeed outgoing president Stephen M. Jordan in July 2017.



February 01, 2017

Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president

Board announces selection of the former undersecretary of the United States Navy.

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