Open Letter from CU Presidential Finalist Mark Kennedy

(APR. 12, 2019) - I am honored and humbled that the Board of Regents has named me as finalist for the CU presidency and I look forward to visiting each campus to meet as many of you as possible. I am excited about the prospect of working together to elevate the positive impact and reputation of CU.


Statement on Search CU Board of Regents Chair Sue Sharkey and Vice Chair Jack Kroll

(APR. 13, 2019) - We want to set the record straight about the search process that resulted in the Board of Regents voting unanimously to name Mark Kennedy as a finalist for the presidency of the University of Colorado

We empaneled a search committee, led by Regents Heidi Ganahl and Irene Griego, that had well-respected faculty from each of our campuses, graduate and undergraduate students, and alumni and community leaders from across our state. The search committee narrowed the pool of candidates and interviewed 10 candidates over a two-day period in March. They asked probing questions and worked hard to advance six extremely qualified candidates to the board.


Information regarding CU Presidential search, Patrick T. O’Rourke, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Regents

(APR. 22, 2019) - As Mark Kennedy begins his campus and system administration visits this week as finalist for the CU presidency, I know some of you have questions and concerns about the search process, the diversity of the committee and the naming of a single finalist. As secretary to the Board of Regents who assisted in the search, I want to provide some perspective. I also encourage you to attend open forums this week with Mr. Kennedy, where he will take questions.


Mark Kennedy Statement on CU Faculty Council Ethics Memo

Please allow me to address the assertions that some University of Colorado faculty members raised in a letter they distributed yesterday. With all due respect to them, the letter identifies no “ethical misconduct” but instead misconstrues my record and responses to questions from last week’s open forums.

Before addressing these specific allegations, I must begin by stating that there is nothing more important to me than maintaining high ethical standards. I have always and will always remain committed to providing strong ethical leadership. I am committed to working closely with the shared governance bodies of CU if affirmed as its next president.