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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.

Oct. 25, 2018
Dear Roadrunners,


Like many of you, I was concerned by the recent news about the potential establishment of a narrower definition of gender.

While the federal government has made no official policy announcement, I want to reaffirm MSU Denver’s support for our LGBTQ community and, in particular, our students, faculty and staff who identify as transgender, nonbinary, gender nonconforming, genderqueer and intersex. Diversity, in all of its expressions, is one of our core values, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to educating students from every background, experience and identity. 

If you want to process this news in a supportive environment, I encourage you to visit our LGBTQ Student Resource Center in Tivoli 213, or call them at 303-615-0515. And you can also always talk to someone at the MSU Denver Counseling Center by calling 303-615-9988. After-hours support can be accessed by calling 303-615-9911.

Please know that we will continue to monitor this situation closely and share any updates that impact our community.



Janine Davidson, Ph.D.
MSU Denver

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