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May 11, 2023 | President’s Correspondence
Two years ago, we introduced our “Recover, Stabilize, LAUNCH!” framework as we were finalizing our 2030 Strategic Plan. The biggest key to our launch is student retention, the one thing in our flywheel from which everything else turns. Read more.
March 16, 2023 | Davidson’s Desk
Colorado’s 2022 Talent Pipeline Report said there were two job openings for every available worker last year, an immediate challenge that also brings into question the long-term sustainability of the state economy. We have an urgent need to invest in our education system – our state’s future. Read more.
March 3, 2023
Listen below to this episode of “A Seat at the Table,” as President Davidson shares how she works with businesses to ensure her students get real world experience and connections in a job market hungry for workers. She also expands on the evolving role of higher education in American culture, why higher education is still great value (despite commentary claiming it isn’t), and her remarkable background as a pilot for the Air Force and a civilian working in the Pentagon.
Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.
Feb. 16, 2023 | President’s Correspondence
The purpose of this note is to provide an update on the process and timeline for the way forward on faculty workload. Read more.
Feb. 14, 2023 | President’s Correspondence
I am at a loss to describe how I’m feeling after a spate of shootings and lockdowns at schools near and far yesterday. Colorado School of Mines was on lockdown for five hours early Monday while police searched for an armed fugitive who killed a police K-9; a Denver East High School student was shot near the school in the afternoon and remains hospitalized; and at least three Michigan State University students were killed and several more injured during a mass shooting last night. Read more.
Feb. 13, 2023 | President’s Correspondence
President Davidson provides an update on MSU Denver’s plans to address faculty workload. Read more.
Jan. 31, 2023
President Davidson welcomes students with a video inspired by MSU Denver’s national champion aerobatics team.
Jan. 9, 2023 | Letter to the Joint Budget Committee
Colorado’s college and university leaders sent a joint request to the state’s Joint Budget Committee asking for an increase of $144.7 million in state operating funding for higher education and 4% in tuition authority as part of the annual budget cycle. Read more.
Dec. 19, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
It is the final week of the fall semester here at Metropolitan State University of Denver — classes are finished, faculty members are finalizing grades, and staff members are finishing their last tasks of the year before the University closes for winter break. Read more.
Nov. 22, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
On the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance, this tragedy unfolded at an LBGTQ club in our own state following last week’s senseless student killings at the universities of Virginia and Idaho. As a proud ally committed to the robust and resilient LGBTQ community, my heart simply breaks. Read more.
Nov. 14, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
I am devastated by the loss of seven college students killed at the universities of Idaho and Virginia on Sunday. Two campus communities 2,500 miles apart are in mourning today, reeling from tragic acts of violence and shelter-in-place directives that have become far too frequent in American schools. Read more.
Nov. 10, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
The theme for Veterans Day 2022 is “Honor.” This theme was chosen by the Department of Veteran Affairs to “reflect the military value and tradition of answering the call to duty.”… Read more.
Nov. 1, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
While it is important that we acknowledge the original inhabitants of the land where our campus sits, universities can go beyond acknowledgements and actively serve modern-day Native Americans who are underrepresented on campuses across the country… Read more.
Oct. 21, 2022
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., and Cybersecurity Center Director Richard MacNamee discuss ways the University is diversifying Colorado’s cybersecurity pipeline.
Oct. 20, 2022
Members celebrate successful events, share important updates and vote on the Animals on University Property Policy.
Oct. 19, 2022 | Letter to Colorado’s Congressional delegation
There is an urgent need to pass legislation providing permanent legal status for Dreamers following the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that deemed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy unlawful… Read more.
Oct. 4, 2022 | Davidson’s Desk
National Hispanic Heritage Month is an important time for Hispanic-Serving Institutions like Metropolitan State University of Denver to pause and reflect on what it really means to serve our valued Latino community… Read more.
Sept. 26, 2022
President Davidson joins state Rep. Brianna Titone and Adams County Commissioner Lynn Baca to discuss how they broke barriers in their careers in Deloitte’s annual Women Transforming Government panel.
Sept. 15, 2022
President Davidson joins a bipartisan forum on freedom of speech and democracy.
Sept. 15, 2022
President Davidson and General Counsel David Fine talk to the Denver Post about freedom of speech on college campuses.
Sept. 13, 2022
In her fall 2022 Welcome Back address, President Davidson looks back at her first five years at MSU Denver and looks forward as the University progresses in its Recover, Stabilize, LAUNCH! plan.
Aug. 26, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
I am excited to announce details about the 2022–23 Phase II budget approved by the board, including increased compensation for employees…
Aug. 8, 2022 | President’s Correspondence
I strongly believe that free expression and inquiry, which should flourish at universities, are key to maintaining a healthy civic society, and indeed our diverse democratic republic. It was in this spirit that I convened a task force with broad representation across our University community to create a Free Expression Statement…
Aug. 3, 2022
President Davidson and other panelists at a National Conference of State Legislatures event share stories and advice on how they got to leadership positions that are not common for most women.
July 8, 2022 | Davidson’s Desk
As a political scientist and career public servant, I believe deeply in the value of our participatory democracy. But in times like these, I realize we cannot take the strength of our democratic system for granted. We must be active stewards of the processes that make our society work. This is why I am so passionate about our growing programs for public service at MSU Denver…
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….
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.
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.
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.
March 1, 2022
President Davidson joins The Donlon Report to break down a pivotal moment for Ukraine’s resistance of the Russian invasion.
Feb. 27, 2022
Feb. 25, 2022
Feb. 24, 2022
Russia is targeting multiple cities and military sites as part of the Ukraine invasion, but what is the end game? @chanceseales speaks with @janinedavidson, President of Metropolitan State University of Denver to make sense of Putin’s strategy. pic.twitter.com/9qPGVLFHjU
— Newsy (@Newsy) February 25, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to all @Denver_Fire graduates (and to our 6 @msudenver Roadrunners)! Thank you for stepping up to serve. I am proud and grateful to have you on watch in my city. pic.twitter.com/IHwKrboEIS
— janine davidson (@janinedavidson) January 14, 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 6, 2021
MSU Denver president joins Department of Defense advisory group.
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.
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.
Nov. 12, 2021
MSU Denver President Janine Davidson was named a 2021 Most Admired CEO by the Denver Business Journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 28, 2021
President Davidson joins Betsy Wiersma of the Colorado women’s group CampExperience to discuss “Leadership Lessons in Possible.”
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.
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.
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
COVID-19 Vaccine Verification and Testing Requirements
Aug. 6, 2021
Campus mask requirement starting Aug. 9
July 26, 2021
Letter to Colorado Congressional Delegation:
Colorado Higher Ed leaders call for support of Dreamers
July 22, 2021
Support for DACA students
April 29, 2021
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion update
April 28, 2021
MSU Denver to require Covid-19 vaccinations for fall
March 30, 2021
Return to campus for fall 2021
March 23, 2021
Reflecting on the Boulder Shooting
March 18, 2021
Support for Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American Community
March 1, 2021
President Davidson accepts an award at WorldDenver International Women’s Day 2021: Women in National Security
Feb. 26, 2021
Higher education professionals moved to vaccine Phase 1B.4
Feb. 25, 2021
Auraria Campus Envisions Full Operations For Fall 2021
Feb. 18, 2021
Dr. Janine Davidson and MSU Denver leaders discuss inclusive, transformational and servant leadership during extraordinary times.
Feb. 4, 2021
Advocacy for increased state funding
Jan. 27, 2021
Welcome to the spring 2021 semester
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.
January 20, 2021
President Davidson chats with the National Academy of Public Administration.
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.
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.
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.
October 2, 2018
MSU Denver President Davidson will be honored as a Woman of Distinction for her personal and professional contributions to the community.
January 19, 2018
President Davidson pens a column in the Denver Post, saying the University should be the model for achieving degree-seeking goals.
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.