President Davidson discusses the urgent role of public service in the face of various threats to our democracy.
Janine Davidson, Ph.D., has served as president of Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2017. She is a national thought leader in higher education and on topics such as public service, U.S. foreign policy and national security.
As president of Colorado’s third-largest public university, Davidson is a fierce advocate for MSU Denver’s 17,500 students. From her first days on campus, she has championed the role public universities play in “holding the line on the American dream.” She has staunchly supported the DREAM Act and MSU Denver’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students, as well as minoritized students and military and veteran students.
“There is no better way to catalyze social and economic mobility, fill the Colorado talent pipeline and ensure that our state thrives and competes nationally and globally than to invest in public higher education. Every day, I am even more amazed by the transformational experience we are able to provide for so many hardworking Colorado students.”