Michelle A. 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
CU Denver is undergoing a strategic planning effort to chart its future.
In July 2020, Chancellor Marks listened to the campus community on issues of equity, then committed to action.
During the pandemic, CU Denver redesigned how it operates, to keep our community safe, ensure our students’ success, and innovate for the future.
Chancellor Marks spent her first 100 days listening to constituents across the university and throughout the community.