Our interest in shaping and investing in the workforce of the future extends to our own people. CU Denver aspires to be an employer of choice in the region, building upon the University of Colorado’s strong position as the third largest employer in Colorado. Our talented faculty and staff undergird our entire strategy. They help to create an equitable and diverse community, educate learners of all ages and life stages, conduct society-impacting research, innovate in disciplines ranging from cyber to urban planning, and nurture a vibrant campus community in downtown Denver.
Our people also contribute to CU Denver’s statewide economic impact, which was nearly $800M in the last year and included work not only in the Denver metro area but also throughout Colorado’s rural communities via our K-12 teacher degree and licensure programs.
With our 2030 strategy providing the framework to become a best place to work, we achieved these results:
Being a best place to work means investing in the people we employ and the city we call home. For CU us, this also means encouraging our employees to embrace our University for Life model and engage in lifelong learning. That’s true for Genia Herndon, who is a double-degree recipient at CU Denver and plays a major role in fostering the success of our future graduates. Read Genia’s story below.