Michelle Marks became CU Denver’s chancellor on July 1, 2020. One of higher education’s leading innovators, she combines the business acumen of an experienced senior administrator with the spirit of an academic. She spent her first 100 days on the job listening to the CU Denver community and in January 2021 launched a strategic planning process.
"So many current challenges of the world require new knowledge, strong and diverse leadership, and a more engaged society—all of the areas in which CU Denver excels. I'm excited to work with this community to strategically build CU Denver's future together."
~ Chancellor Michelle Marks, PhD
From July 1-10, Chancellor Marks listened to the campus community’s perspectives on issues of equity, with a particular focus on racial justice.
Chancellor Marks spent her first 100 days listening to constituents across the university and throughout the community.
CU Denver planned a flexible fall 2020 semester designed to keep our community safe, ensure our students' ongoing success, and innovate for the future.
National searches are underway or planned for three leadership positions.