Black Student Services (BSS)

About Us

Black Student Services Program offers a uniquely-designed network of support services to assist students in all phases of their educational career at CU Denver. Since its inception in 1969, Black Student Services has helped hundreds of students with admission into undergraduate and graduate programs, academic counseling, and peer support services. Because we believe that students should have a strong supportive environment during their education, we subscribe to the concept of Jamaa II: “a second family away from home.”

  • Assistance in applying for and gaining admission to the University
  • Assistance in developing educational plans and selecting appropriate classes to help students achieve academic and career goals
  • Cultural events and activities to enhance students’ cross-cultural understanding, self-concept, and cultural identity
  • Sponsorship of active student organizations

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Ken English

Program Director, Black Student Services 
Pronouns: he/him/his

Ken English serves as the Program Director of Black Student Services.  Originally from Georgia, Ken mostly grew up in Denver and is proud alumnus of DPS, graduating from George Washington High School.  Ken completed his B.A. at CU Boulder, followed by an M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  Immediately after college Ken began working in higher education out of a desire to help and encourage students to have a successful academic career.  For over two decades Ken’s career has spanned many facets of higher education at both the community college and large university level, from recruiting and admissions to advising to student programs.   Over the years Ken has narrowed his focus to helping those students most in need of support, whether that is international students, nontraditional students, or first generation and students of color. Ken’s passion to help those from similar backgrounds stems from his own experiences in K-12, his college years, and as a professional in higher education.  A constant throughout his professional life has been discovering and creating pathways for black student success in higher education.    



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