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Davidson’s Desk: New insights from MSU Denver’s president

April 5, 2022 | Davidson’s Desk

Get new insights from President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., in Davidson’s Desk, launched this week to provide the broader Denver and Colorado community with important MSU Denver news and thought leadership. The quarterly e-newsletter will share her thoughts on topics important to Coloradans….
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Breaking down bias on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022 | President’s Correspondence

Happy International Women’s Day! For over 100 years, March 8 has been marked around the world as a day of solidarity among women. Higher education has played a key role in improving the lives of women and will continue to be essential as we confront the post-pandemic world. Read more.

Davidson's campus message on Ukraine

March 2, 2022 | President’s Correspondence

I know many of you are closely following the violence in Ukraine, as am I. Many Americans are scared or confused, wondering whether the U.S. could directly engage militarily or if the conflict could spread to additional countries in Europe. The Russian invasion has been jarring to us all, even military experts such as myself who have been following the buildup to this moment for decades. Read more.

Davidson testifies at U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor

March 2, 2022

MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., shares outlines the importance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and provides five ways the federal government can better support HSIs.

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Conflict continues in Ukraine

Feb. 27, 2022

There is a lot of history and political moves that have led up to the war in Ukraine. MSU Denver President Janine Davidson talks with 9NEWS about the conflict.

Davidson weighs in on the Ukraine crisis on KOA Radio

Feb. 25, 2022

Davidson joins Newsy to discuss Russian invasion of Ukraine

Feb. 24, 2022

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Capitol Dome Building

President Davidson briefs the state's Joint Technology Committee

Feb. 10, 2022

President Davidson and MSU Denver’s Information Technology Services leaders brief the JTC about collaborative technology infrastructure projects with the Colorado School of Mines.

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Davidson named a 9NEWS Leader of the Year finalist

Davidson was one of three Leader of the Year finalists selected by 9NEWS and the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. A public vote will decide the winner, which will be announced April 6.

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Colorado higher education leaders say they need more funding this year

Jan. 25, 2022

President Davidson and other Colorado higher education leaders make the case for investment in higher ed, which provides the state long-term benefits such as job creation, higher earnings and broader societal benefits.

Welcome to the spring 2022 semester

Jan. 25, 2022 | President’s Correspondence

Welcome to a new year and a new semester at Metropolitan State University of Denver! I am thrilled to see so many faculty members, staff members and students back on campus, especially in light of the challenges of this past year and some of the ongoing stresses of Covid-19. Read more.

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Capitol Dome Building

President Davidson briefs the state's Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 19, 2022

MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., discussed increased investment in higher education and the University budget in her annual briefing at the JBC.

Honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan. 17, 2022 | President’s Correspondence

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of history’s most inspiring and influential civil rights leaders. Dr. King’s example of sacrifice, service, and conviction in the face of great injustice reminds us that positive change is possible when we join together, in solidarity. Read more.

Higher Ed Leadership Letter to Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 7, 2022 | Letter to the state’s Joint Budget Committee

Thank you for your investments in higher education last year, along with your work to increase higher education funding above inflation at every opportunity over the past five years. You deserve credit and our gratitude for prioritizing higher education in light of the many other demands you face each session. Your investments allowed us to address equity gaps and deferred investments, hold tuition flat in many cases, and to provide the high-quality services our students deserve. Read more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance

Jan. 5, 2022 | President’s Correspondence

Metropolitan State University of Denver will be closed Jan. 17 so that Roadrunners can observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MSU Denver has historically observed MLK Day in December as part of an alternate holiday schedule to provide employees an extended winter break; this closure will be in addition to the December observance. Read more.

2021

News Stories from 2021

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Support for Roadrunners impacted by Marshall and Middlefork Fires

Dec. 31, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

Once again, our community has been inflicted with disaster and tragedy, leaving us heartbroken as we embark upon a New Year. Hundreds of homes, businesses and community pillars have been lost and thousands of Coloradans impacted by the Marshall and Middlefork Fires including many MSU Denver students, faculty and staff. 

For Roadrunners who have been directly impacted, we are here for you. Read more.

Happy holidays from President Davidson

Dec. 10, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

We have much to celebrate at Metropolitan State University of Denver this holiday season. Reflecting with Rowdy on our journey through 2021, I’m beyond grateful for the amazing students, faculty, staff and community members who supported our mission in the face of continued pandemic-related challenges. Read more.

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Davidson appointed to Defense Policy Board

Dec. 6, 2021

MSU Denver president joins Department of Defense advisory group.

Kelly Brough joins MSU Denver as CSO

Dec. 1, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

MSU Denver is pleased to announce that Kelly Brough, former Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, has accepted the position of chief strategy officer. She will officially join the University community today. Read more.

Take time to reflect and rejuvenate

Nov. 23, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of our nearly 3,000 faculty and staff members, all MSU Denver offices will close Wednesday at 1 p.m. so that Roadrunners can spend a little extra time with their loved ones. Read more.

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MSU Denver President Janine Davidson was named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Denver Business Journal. Photo by Seth McConnell.

Davidson named a Most Admired CEO

Nov. 12, 2021

MSU Denver President Janine Davidson was named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Denver Business Journal.

Serving each other this Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

In addition to thanking our veterans for their service today, it is my hope that we take this moment to pause and consider how deciding to serve others and living for a cause greater than oneself – values that are embedded in the fabric or our military and our nation – might fuel our efforts to overcome our differences and face today’s great challenges together. Read more.

President Davidson on the Colorado Concern podcast

Nov. 4, 2021

President Davidson joins MSU Denver Trustee Mike Kopp on the Colorado Concern podcast to discuss workforce pipelines, free speech on campus and more.

MSU Denver extends Displaced Aurarian Scholarship

Nov. 4, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

I am pleased to affirm MSU Denver’s commitment to providing free education for all Aurarians and their direct descendants displaced by forcible removal from the Auraria neighborhood. Read more.

MSU Denver supports DACA rule change proposal

Nov. 1, 2021 | Federal government comment submission

MSU Denver formally submitted a public comment in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule that would reinforce work authorization for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Read more.

One-time budget priorities announced

Nov. 1, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

The economic challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic have opened the door for some unique budget opportunities, thanks to an infusion of one-time federal funding meant to help institutions of higher education recover from the pandemic and continue to meet students’ needs. Read more.

President Davidson on the CampExperience Boost Power podcast

Oct. 28, 2021

President Davidson joins Betsy Wiersma of the Colorado women’s group CampExperience to discuss “Leadership Lessons in Possible.”

Reflection on the anniversary of 9/11

Sept. 10, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

Tomorrow marks 20 years since the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which took so many lives and changed our worlds forever. Read more.

University budget update

Sept. 3, 2021 | President’s Correspondence

Strategic investments in our people, our infrastructure, and our administrative and student-support systems will help us recover from a challenging year and position us to thrive in the post-pandemic environment. Read more.

Colorado Higher Ed leaders call for doubling of Pell Grant

Aug. 25, 2021 | Letter to Colorado Congressional Delegation

Executives from Colorado institutions of higher education urge our congressional delegates to work with their colleagues to double the maximum Pell Grant. We also urge them to support policies that automatically adjust the award to inflation – so that its buying power is preserved – and expand grant eligibility, including for undocumented students who study on our campuses. Read more.

 

Aug. 11, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccine Verification and Testing Requirements

Aug. 6, 2021
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Campus mask requirement starting Aug. 9

July 26, 2021
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Colorado Higher Ed leaders call for support of Dreamers

July 22, 2021
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Support for DACA students

April 29, 2021
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion update

April 28, 2021
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MSU Denver to require Covid-19 vaccinations for fall

March 30, 2021
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Return to campus for fall 2021

March 23, 2021
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Reflecting on the Boulder Shooting

March 18, 2021
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Support for Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Community

Early Bird: WorldDenver's International Women's Day

March 1, 2021

President Davidson accepts an award at WorldDenver International Women’s Day 2021: Women in National Security

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Thumbnail: WorldDenver International Women's Day 2021

Feb. 26, 2021
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Higher education professionals moved to vaccine Phase 1B.4

Feb. 25, 2021
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Auraria Campus Envisions Full Operations For Fall 2021

Leadership Panel 2021

Feb. 18, 2021

Dr. Janine Davidson and MSU Denver leaders discuss inclusive, transformational and servant leadership during extraordinary times.

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Feb. 4, 2021
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Advocacy for increased state funding

Jan. 27, 2021
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Welcome to the spring 2021 semester

Colorado legislation looks to make standardized tests optional for college admissions

January 21, 2021

Colorado lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would make standardized tests optional in admissions at Colorado public colleges and universities like MSU Denver.

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Meet Our Fellows: Janine Davidson

January 20, 2021

President Davidson chats with the National Academy of Public Administration.

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2019 Portraits for President Janine Davidson

Open access, exponential ROI

Jan. 12, 2021

New data shows how investment in MSU Denver powers Colorado’s long-term economic success and boosts the vibrancy of its diverse communities.

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Jan. 6, 2021
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U.S. Capitol rioting response

2020

News Stories from 2020

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How to Survive and Thrive During a Time of Crisis: 5 lessons I learned from my military experience

May 24, 2020

Reflecting on her military service, President Davidson lends her expertise on dealing with crisis, as well as how to adapt and overcome in an interview with Authority Magazine.

2019

News Stories from 2019

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Two Roadrunners named to Top 25 Most Powerful Women list

January 16, 2019

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D. and alumna Meranda Vieyra will be honors by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce on January 30.

2018

News Stories from 2018

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Early Bird: Girl Scouts of Colorado Salutes President Davidson

October 2, 2018

MSU Denver President Davidson will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for her personal and professional contributions to the community.

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Photograph Courtesy of Kathleen Lavine, Denver Business Journal

MSU Denver poised to answer call for more Colorado degrees

January 19, 2018

President Davidson pens a column in the Denver Post, saying the University should be the model for achieving degree-seeking goals.

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To Protect Dreamers, Congress Must Pass the Dream Act

December 19, 2017

President Davidson and Mayor Hancock encourage legislators to act on behalf of DACA students so hundreds of thousands of Americans are not displaced from their country.