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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson is the CEO and chief academic officer of the University of Colorado. He oversees a system of four campuses that serve 58,000 students (66,000 total taking courses for credit) with 27,000 employees and an annual budget of $3.1 billion. CU is one of the top universities in the world.

Benson manages an executive staff in areas of academic affairs, budget and finance, employee services, legal counsel, communications, fundraising and government relations. He also works closely with chancellors, the primary administrative officers of each campus. Benson was appointed by the university’s governing Board of Regents, with which he works closely on broad policy and fiduciary issues.

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President Bruce Benson’s statement regarding the American Studies Association’s resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

The University of Colorado community values open inquiry, vigorous debate and the free exchange of ideas. The boycott of Israeli academic institutions proposed by the American Studies Association is not only antithetical to our university’s mission and values, but also limits the dialogue that is so critical to understanding and common ground. Therefore, we strongly oppose the American Studies Association resolution.