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CU Denver Strategic Priorities

Chancellor Dorothy Horrell has established five strategic priorities to guide CU Denver's ongoing success. Through these priorities, CU Denver aims to be widely recognized as a distinctive asset in the Denver metropolitan area based on quality academics, highly-recognized research and creative work, a diverse and inclusive culture, and impactful civic engagement. 
  1. ​​Elevate student success through increased enrollment, retention and graduation rates.
  2. Advance scholarly excellence and innovation in teaching, research and creative work.
  3. Strengthen our position and impact as a vital community asset.​
  4. ​Create a more cohesive, collaborative and inclusive culture​.​
  5. Achieve long-term financial sustainability​ and stability.
Faculty, staff and students across the campus have been working on various aspects of these priorities since they were first set in fall 2016. Learn about progress on each priority by clicking on the links above.​
The priorities emerged from Chancellor Horrell's 2016 Re​ach Out and Listen Tour​, a series of collaborative forums and meetings with faculty, staff, students and community members that established a shared vision for the future of CU Denver.
In fall 2018, the chancellor shared progress on the strategic priorities in her annual State of the Campus ​​Address​​.​

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