May 11, 2016 marked “sine die,” the final day of the 2016 state legislative session.The State Relations team actively worked on and tracked many bills of interest to CU and University of Colorado Health stakeholders. Major legislative topics this year included higher education funding, tuition classification, capital construction, cybersecurity, and health care.
University of Colorado Cancer Center Director, Dan Theodorescu, along with Associate Director for Administration and Finance, Mark Kochevar, awarded Congresswoman Diana DeGette with the American Association of Cancer Institute’s (AACI) “Champion for Cures” Award.
UCCS Chancellor Pamela Shockley-Zalabak hosted a roundtable discussion with community leaders on the importance of research, education, and community development. UCCS also celebrated its anniversary with a well-attended event.
Dorothy Horrell, Ph.D, CU Denver Chancellor, hosted Representatives Susan Lontine (D-Littleton) and Paul Rosenthal (D-Denver) on the Denver campus for the first of two legislative briefings with members of the Denver legislative delegation.
CU-Boulder participated in the Dream Big Event for the Revere School District in Ovid, CO, an exciting event that was attended by Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, CU-Boulder Associate Dean for Research Scott Palo, and the CU Space Team.
In this edition, we highlight a number of key initiatives the Office of Government Relations was involved in during the final months of 2015, and provide a preview of what 2016 might bring on both the policy and political side of things from both the State Capitol and in Washington, DC.