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University of Colorado
Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
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Jan 20, 2022

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The University of Colorado (CU) invites nominations and applications for the position of President. With a culture devoted to excellence and access, CU seeks a President and a leader with a vision for preserving the institution’s commitment to being a premier, accessible, and transformative public university that provides high quality, affordable education with outstanding teaching, learning, research, service, and health care. Through collaboration, innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship, CU expands student success, diversity, and the economic foundation of the State of Colorado.

There are four CU campuses: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, and the Anschutz Medical Campus. Each campus has a distinct role and mission. CU enrolls over 67,000 students, employs close to 37,000 people, and has over 490,000 living alumni. CU plays a profound role in improving the lives of individuals, businesses, and communities throughout the state of Colorado, across the country, and around the world.

As the principal executive officer of the University, the next President will carry out the policies and initiatives established by the Board of Regents. The President will be responsible for the academic, administrative, and fiscal matters of the University and for compliance of all University matters with applicable regent laws and policies, as well as state and federal constitutions, laws, and regulations. CU’s President will provide visionary, innovative leadership to meet the needs of the state and advance the academic policies of the University.

The next President of the University of Colorado will possess: substantive fiscal and personnel management experience and a strong business acumen; a high level of cultural competency and a demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; experience leading a large, complex organization; a successful track record of fundraising and institutional and community development; a foundational understanding of—and deep respect for—shared governance and faculty engagement; and a record of accomplishment engaging with and supporting local and regional communities. 

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications—electronically and in confidence—to:
Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director
Carly Rose DiGiovanni, Senior Associate
Abby Kallin, Associate

For more information, please visit the University of Colorado System home page at

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The University takes affirmative action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity; to employ qualified individuals with disabilities; and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.

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