Connection. This word says so much about where we are as a society—what drives us and what we value. We live in a period of significant change in our country, in our workplaces, and in higher education, but I like to think about the great possibility that change brings. To me, connection is not only part of our ethos at the University of Colorado Denver, but it is a critical component to addressing some of the greatest needs in our city, state, and nation as we embrace our role as a university that meets the moment.
We know that opening the doors to students from more backgrounds and giving them the resources to succeed not only enhances our educational environment, it also translates to a highly diverse and talent-ready workforce. As the job landscape in Colorado shifts and grows, CU Denver strives to create a talent pool that is prepared to enter the work economy today—and lead tomorrow.
Change is inevitable, but the rate at which our economy and workforce are evolving is accelerating. By collaborating with employers, we can help learners anticipate these shifts and adapt for the modern workplace. We also know that learning does not always follow a predictable path—nor does it have an endpoint. At CU Denver, we’re meeting the evolving needs of learners and our workforce with new academic programs and real-world opportunities that help learners achieve their goals, no matter where they are in their lives and careers.
Diverse researchers, artists, scholars, and designers come together from around the world at CU Denver to transcend disciplinary boundaries and strengthen our university’s impact on the city, state, nation, and world. Working with a collaborative ethos, they are the leaders of our expanding research enterprise, solving some of society’s grand challenges with the curiosity, compassion, and grit that defines our community.