Equity and Racial Justice

Listening Sessions

From July 1-10, 2020 (her first 10 days on the job), Chancellor Marks undertook a series of listening sessions on issues of equity, with a particular focus on racial justice. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni shared their perspectives in virtual meetings and written input. On this page you’ll find who participated, a summary of what they said, and the resulting commitments for action that Chancellor Marks announced on July 20.

Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow

One of the chancellor’s early commitments was to appoint a part-time faculty fellow in the chancellor’s office to advise the leadership team on issues of concern to underrepresented students, faculty, and staff, and to work on projects that support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at CU Denver. Read about the 2020-2021 Chancellor's Faculty Fellow.

“The brave voices of those who participated in the equity listening sessions shaped my perspective on the path we need to travel together to create a more just, equitable, and belonging climate at CU Denver.”

– Chancellor Marks, July 2020