Work For All
CU Denver’s 2030 strategic plan is a profound repositioning of CU Denver to be a public urban research university that works for all: learners of all kinds and at all stages of life, industries and employers that need talent ready to hit the ground running, and communities requiring new solutions and discoveries.
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"CU Denver is the essential institution to meet this moment. We’re a pioneer of inclusive learning. We’re young and innovative, embodying the curiosity, kindness, and ambition of the Rocky Mountain spirit. And we believe that redefining the public urban research university is the most important thing we can do for higher education and for the future of America."
- Michelle Marks, PhD
Our plan is designed to not only reset the playing field, but to change the game, increase access to an excellent education, and tackle some of the grandest challenges facing our society, all in service of the idea that CU Denver should work for all.
CU Denver will be the first equity-serving institution in the nation.
CU Denver will become known as a university for life, providing access to educational excellence over a lifetime.
CU Denver will be internationally known for its research and creative work impacting five of society’s grand challenges.
Owning our role as an anchor institution, CU Denver will build and sustain an “open” innovation district in downtown Denver.
CU Denver will be recognized as a people-centered “Best Place to Work,” attracting and retaining exceptional people who reflect the rich diversity of our community and are passionate about out people.