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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.

Be a part of our future

The Metropolitan State University of Denver community is filled with great thinkers and innovators. President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., aims to tap into that collective brain power, gathering your ideas to address the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on MSU Denver.   

In the April 7 President’s Cabinet meeting, Davidson said there is no better time to lean into the inclusive leadership model, “getting our community on one side and this virus on the other.”


Submit your most innovative short-, middle- and long-term ideas for how MSU Denver can address COVID-19 related budget impacts. Whether it’s limiting food purchases for meetings or proposing a new strategic partnership, all ideas are welcome.

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President’s briefing from Cabinet - April 7, 2020

President Davidson provides an update on the University’s crisis response and budget and calls on Roadrunners to submit solutions-based ideas.

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