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.
Since launching our 2030 Strategic Plan, we are proud to report that we have made significant strides towards achieving our goal of building the diverse talent pipeline of the future:
Across the city, state, and country, our graduates are in demand from top companies and growing industries—and we provide scholarships, real-world learning, and other academic and career opportunities to help our students flourish. This includes expanding the Displaced Aurarian Scholarship program, which enabled student Val Gonzalez to start a new career. Read Val’s story below.