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About Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy was named 23rd president of the University of Colorado on May 2, 2019, and officially started leading the CU system July 1, 2019. He oversees a university system with four campuses (Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus), some 67,000 students, 35,000 employees and a $4.8 billion annual budget.

Kennedy served as president at University of North Dakota from July 2016-June 2019. He had also served as director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also played leadership roles at Pillsbury and the company that is today known as Macy’s.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John's University and a master's in business administration with distinction from the University of Michigan.

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