As announced yesterday, President Kennedy is working with the CU Board of Regents on a transition plan for his departure in the next few months. I joined the chancellors of CU Boulder, CU Denver and CU Anschutz Medical Campus in preparing this statement.
I also want to thank President Kennedy for his service to CU and to UCCS. His leadership during this historic pandemic required flexibility, adaptability, understanding and a strong focus on the future. I have appreciated working with President Kennedy over the past two years as he worked to help advance UCCS and serve the people of Colorado.
As we move into the summer, our campus will continue many of the efforts for which President Kennedy provided financial support, including emergency funding for students impacted by the pandemic; advancing equity, diversity and inclusion; strengthening mental health support for students, faculty and staff; CRM technology to support retention and graduation initiatives; expansion of online programs and promoting our cybersecurity initiative.
UCCS campus leaders and I will stand ready with our colleagues across the CU system to support the University of Colorado Board of Regents as they begin this leadership transition. The Board has assured us that they will move quickly to determine the next steps and will work closely with President Kennedy in the coming months to ensure an orderly transition of the presidency.
Venkat Reddy, Chancellor