Statement from University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson, Nov. 27, 2015
The entire University of Colorado community mourns the tragic loss of Officer Garrett Swasey of our Colorado Springs campus, who lost his life today in the line of duty. Our thoughts and prayers are with Rachel, their children and family," said University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson. "Officer Swasey was a valued member of our campus community and his heroic service along with his fellow law enforcement officers and first responders is indicative of the deep ties between the campus and the Colorado Springs community. Our communities are poorer for his loss.
The University of Colorado Office of the President
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 60,000 students (67,000 total taking courses for credit) with 29,000 employees and an annual budget of $3.55 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.