A message from President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., in support of recent disaster victims

Dec. 31, 2021

Dear Roadrunners,  

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. This, on top of the senseless gun violence that cut all too short the lives of alumna and former students.  

For Roadrunners who have been directly impacted, we are here for you. Please review available resources and campus support services and reach out to your manager or Human Resources with any questions or needs. Students may apply for relief through the Student Emergency Fund and impacted employees can connect directly with AVP Human Resources, Stacy Dvergsdal at [email protected] 

In times like these it's important that we stand together as resilient Roadrunners in support of our students, colleagues and neighbors. To those who’d like to donate to MSU Denver students, faculty and staff in need, you can do so via the Roadrunner Response Fund and we’ll share additional volunteer opportunities and ways to help via social media as they become available.   

I encourage everyone in need to reach out to the Counseling Center (303-615-9988) or the Student Care Center (303-615-0006). You can also contact MSU Denver’s CARE Team if you are concerned about a student within the University community. 

Profile President Janine Davidson

Please continue to lift each other up during these challenging times. Thank you for all you continue to do in support of our community. 



Janine Davidson, Ph.D. 

President, MSU Denver