Briefs February 2022
The University of Colorado supported the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program several times in 2021.
Brett Roude joined CU as the Assistant Vice President of Federal Relations and Health Policy in late January.
CU advocated to double the Pell Grant maximum award several times in 2021 with the House and Senate.
Five University of Colorado faculty members provided expert testimony before House and Senate committees as experts in their respective fields.
CU advocated for federal coordination, a national wildfire strategy, and science policy bills focused on wildfire risk and damage reduction throughout 2021.
CU Denver Chancellor Michelle Marks and CU Athletic Director Rick George each traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with members of the Colorado congressional delegation.
Colorado Rep. Joe Neguse visited CU Boulder to tour the laboratories and learn more about the groundbreaking research taking place at JILA, CU Boulder’s joint research institute with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
CU President Mark Kennedy and Incoming President Todd Saliman met with campus leaders from CU Boulder and UCCS to discuss ongoing federal research priorities and key partnerships.
University leadership, including CU President Mark Kennedy, Regent Sue Sharkey and CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano hosted Maj. Gen. Matthew McFarlane, Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Division Commanding General, and his team at the Boulder campus.