The University of Colorado plays a profound role in the lives of individuals, businesses and communities throughout Colorado, across the country and around the world. More than half a million alumni are leaders in business, science, the arts, health care and their communities, and they’re joined by some 15,000 more each year. In Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver, all four campuses are all for Colorado.

CU Leadership

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents consists of nine members serving staggered six-year terms, one elected from each of Colorado's seven congressional districts and two from the state at-large. The board is charged constitutionally with the general supervision of the university and the exclusive control and direction of all funds of and appropriations to the university, unless otherwise provided by law.


CU Regent Sharkey
Sue Sharkey
District 4, R
2011-2017, 2017-2023
CU Regent Kroll
John "Jack" Kroll
Vice Chair
District 1, D


Regent John Carson
John Carson
District 6, R

CU Regent Glen Gallegos
Glen Gallegos
District 3, R

CU Regent Ganahl
Heidi Ganahl
At Large, R
CU Regent Griego
Irene Griego
District 7, D
2011-2013, 2013-2015, 2015-2021
CU Regent Hybl
Kyle Hybl
District 5, R
2007-2013, 2013-2019
CU Regent Ludwig
Stephen Ludwig
At Large, D
2007-2013, 2013-2019
Linda Shoemaker, 2nd Congressional District, Current Term 2015-2021, Democrat
Linda Shoemaker
District 2, D


University of Colorado President is the CEO and chief academic officer of the University of Colorado. They oversee a system of four campuses that serve 65,000 students (70,000 total taking courses for credit) with 35,000 employees and an annual budget of $4.5 billion. CU is one of the top universities in the world.

The president manages an executive staff in areas of academic affairs, budget and finance, employee services, legal counsel, communications, fundraising and government relations. They also works closely with chancellors, the primary administrative officers of each campus. The president is appointed by the university’s governing Board of Regents, with which they work closely on broad policy and fiduciary issues.


The Campuses

University of Colorado Boulder, 1876

CU Boulder

CU Boulder

At CU Boulder, undergraduate and graduate students put their knowledge to use in areas of study ranging from archaeological finds in the arctic to improving the classroom experience to working with NASA to conduct research in space. CU Boulder is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

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University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 1965



CU Colorado Springs, among the fastest growing universities in the state and nation, is a residential academic and research mainstay in southern Colorado, partnering with major corporations and federal agencies to provide leading-edge, high-tech education ranging from business to theater to nursing outreach programs for rural areas.

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University of Colorado Denver, 1973

CU Denver

CU Denver

CU Denver has eight schools and colleges with more than 100 degree programs, and awards more than 1,500 graduate degrees each year. Located in downtown Denver, CU Denver offers students extensive business, professional and cultural opportunities.

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University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2006

CU Anschutz

CU Anschutz Medical Campus

A state-of-the-art medical center, CU Anschutz Medical Campus is globally recognized for its research, teaching and clinical programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, physical therapy and nursing. CU Anschutz Medical Campus is also home to University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. The CU School of Medicine’s roots reach back more than 100 years, when it opened in Boulder.

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