July 16, 2019

New University of Colorado president committed to community outreach across Colorado

It’s critical that CU understands and meets the needs of the state. To that end, I intend to travel to communities small and large during my presidency so I can hear firsthand about those needs and share what CU has to offer. And we offer a lot.

CU has some 300 outreach programs around the state, ranging from water quality testing on the Western Slope to rural education programs to workshops on the Constitution that CU Law students and faculty conduct in high schools across Colorado. CU trained physicians and other health professionals work in more than 500 health care sites around the state. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the Schools troupe at CU Boulder performs at schools across Colorado throughout the school year, using Shakespeare as a tool for understanding issues such as bullying.