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President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Davidson is the ninth president of MSU Denver. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served as the undersecretary of the Navy prior to joining the University in July 2017. Her top priority is ensuring that students receive the support they need to graduate, get good jobs and move up the economic ladder.

Inclusive Leadership


President Davidson believes great leadership needs to be inclusive, and that diverse voices and shared ownership ensures better decision-making and a stronger organizational culture. Learn more.

President's Vision

Student Success building

In September 2017, President Davidson laid out her vision for MSU Denver: to become the model urban university for opportunity, diversity, excellence and transformation. Here’s how she plans to make that happen.

Idea Catcher

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