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ALL RIGHT, WELL, I THINK WE CAN GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

[C. 1:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING]

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WELCOME, EVERYONE, TO THE APRIL 8TH BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING CHAIR GALLEGOS IS UNABLE TO MAKE IT TODAY.

SO I WILL BE PRESIDING OVER THE MEETING.

REGENTS AND GUEST I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE AWARE THAT WE ARE LIVE STREAMING AND RECORDING OUR BOARD MEETING.

FIRST ITEM IS THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

AND WOULD REGENT SHARKEY PLEASE LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE? I'LL BE HAPPY TO.

AND IF YOU CAN STAND, PLEASE STAND FOR THE PLEDGE.

AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

THANK YOU.

I LOVE THE FLAG BACKGROUND.

I THINK IT IS REALLY NICE.

OK, SO THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR THE APRIL 8,

[2. Action Item: Approval of Agenda for April 8, 2021, Board Meeting]

2021 MEETING.

IS THERE A MOTION TO MOVE THIS? SO MOVED.

SAY MOVED BY REGENT GANAHL AND SECONDED BY REGENT SHARKEY.

ALL IN FAVOR, IS THERE? WELL, FIRST OF ALL, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE.

OK, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING AGENDA FOR APRIL 8, 2021, PLEASE SAY AYE, AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? GREAT.

OK, SO THAT PASSES 8 TO 0.

NEXT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO PUBLIC COMMENT.

[3. Public Comment: Please contact CUBoardofRegents@cu.edu regarding public comments.]

TODAY, WE WILL HEAR LIVE PUBLIC COMMENT FROM THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP.

EACH PERSON WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM OF TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK.

WE WILL NOT RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL SPEAKERS AT THIS TIME, BUT WE WILL MAKE NOTE IF FOLLOW UP IS NEEDED.

I KNOW WHAT THE COMMENTS ARE PERTAINING TO.

AND I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE WILL HAVE A FULL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TUITION AND THE FINANCE PORTION OF THE MEETING TODAY.

AND ALSO WE HAVE HAD DISCUSSIONS AND WILL BE CONTINUING DISCUSSIONS ON OUR LACTATION POLICY.

I'M GOING TO ALLOW EFFIE TO INTRODUCE EACH SPEAKER.

PLEASE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE HAVE SIX SPEAKERS WITH US TODAY, AND OUR FIRST SPEAKER WILL BE ANNA X.

AND PLEASE DO CORRECT ME IF I'VE MISPRONOUNCED YOUR NAME AND YOU WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK.

YOU PRONOUNCED IT PERFECTLY.

I'M ANNA X.

I'M A GRADUATE STUDENT HERE AT CU AND I'M ALSO A MEMBER OF THE CU CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY, WHICH IS AN INTERNATIONAL, NONPARTISAN GROUP THAT ADVOCATES FOR CARBON FEES AND DIVIDEND APPROACH TO ADDRESS CLIMATE.

AND THE BASIC KIND OF ASPECTS OR PILLARS OF THIS CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND APPROACH IS THAT FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES AND ANY SORT OF IMPORTED CARBON BASED PRODUCTS ARE CHARGED A FEE BASED ON THEIR EMISSIONS, WHICH WILL THEN KIND OF INCENTIVIZE SOME INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT WITHIN AND BETWEEN COMPANIES AND WHATEVER REVENUE FROM THE CARBON FEE WILL RETURN DIRECTLY BACK TO PEOPLE IN THE US EACH MONTH.

AND THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US COMPANIES TO BE MORE COMPETITIVE WITH DIFFERENT COUNTRIES LIKE CANADA, FOR INSTANCE, WHO HAS ALREDDY IMPLEMENTED THESE CARBON FEE APPROACHES.

AND SOON ANY FUEL THAT WE EXPORT TO CANADA WILL HAVE AN ADDED TAX THAT GOES BACK TO CANADA AND NOT TO US PEOPLE.

BUT WHAT IT KIND OF AIMS TO DO IS TO REPLACE THE NEED FOR CARBON REGULATIONS, WHICH TEND TO BE A LOT SLOWER AND LESS EFFICIENT.

BUT SO FAR, THE CARBON FEE AND DIVIDEND APPROACH HAS BEEN ENDORSED BY OVER 3500 ECONOMISTS.

AND AMONG THOSE 4 ARE FORMER CHAIRS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND 60 ARE ECONOMICS FACULTY MEMBERS FROM DIFFERENT COLORADO UNIVERSITIES.

AND IT'S ALSO, MOST IMPORTANTLY, GOTTEN SUPPORT FROM THE U.S.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND ALSO THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE.

SO SOMEONE FROM OUR CU CHAPTER WILL BE REACHING OUT TO YOU ALL IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO TALK MORE ABOUT THIS.

BUT I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR TIME AND LOOK FORWARD TO SPEAKING WITH YOU SOON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

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OUR NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE SOPHIA VOLKE.

HELLO AND THANK YOU.

STUDENTS GO TO REGENTS, REGENTS SAY GO TO STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND STUDENT GOVERNMENT TAKES THINGS TO ADMINISTRATION WHO SAY THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING.

IT'S A USELESS CYCLE THAT GETS THE STUDENT ISSUES NOWHERE.

IF IT'S NOT THAT IT'S STUDENTS SCARED TO SPEAK OUT, IT'S STUDENTS NOT EVEN KNOWING WHO MAKES THE DECISIONS, WHO THE REGENTS ARE.

THE STUDENTS NEED MORE.

WE NEED MORE TRANSPARENCY AND ANSWERS.

WE NEED BETTER STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND DECISION MAKING.

WE NEED ADMINISTRATION TO NOT URGE THE REGENTS AGAINST MEETING WITH STUDENTS.

WE NEED ADMINISTRATION TO PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY AND ALL INFORMATION TO ALL REGENTS.

WE NEED CU TO FIX ITS SPENDING PROBLEM.

WE NEED TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TUITION GOES TO.

WE NEED TANGIBLE FINANCIAL HELP DURING A PANDEMIC.

WE NEED FAIR TUITION, NOT THE SAME PRICE WHEN OUR PROGRAMS CHANGE.

WE NEED ATTEMPTS TO LOWER TUITION.

AND IT'S OK.

THOSE ATTEMPTS ARE UNSUCCESSFUL.

WE NEED EMAILS RESPONDED TO AND TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS.

YOU CAN'T MAKE DECISIONS IN OUR BEST INTEREST WITHOUT SPEAKING TO US.

WE NEED DECISION MAKERS TO TRY AND CONTINUE TO TRY TO SOLVE ISSUES THAT THE STUDENTS PRESENT TO THEM.

IT'S OK IF THAT SOLUTION ISN'T EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT.

WE NEED BETTER.

STUDENTS ARE THE MAJORITY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

TO SUM IT UP, WE NEED LEADERS WHO UNDERSTAND HOW THE STUDENTS ARE DOING BY COMMUNICATING WITH THEM LEADERS WHO AT LEAST TRY TO SOLVE ISSUES OF THE STUDENTS.

WE NEED LEADERS WHO ARE AWARE OF HOW THE DECISIONS MADE IMPACT THE STUDENTS.

WE ARE ALL CU BUT THERE'S SO MUCH DIVISION.

THERE IS DIVISION AMONG THE REGENTS ALONE.

WHY CAN'T WE WORK TOGETHER TO JUST GET TO THE RIGHT LEAST DAMAGING SOLUTION? I GRADUATE IN MAY.

I WORKED MY ASS OFF AND I TAKE ALL THE CREDIT FOR EXTRACTING VALUE FROM MY EDUCATION DURING A PANDEMIC WHERE I PAID FULL PRICE.

AND I KNOW MY PEERS DID NOT GET THE SAME VALUE IN MY TIME HERE.

I GAIN TOOLS AND SKILLS.

STARTED A MARKETING BUSINESS RAISED OVER 30,000 DOLLARS FOR THE LEEDS MBA PROGRAM AND GOT 5 MILLION DOLLARS ADDED TO THE STUDENT EMERGENCY GRANT.

I UNCOVERED THE BAD STRESSED BY DEAN, INVALIDATED BY REGENT, CANCELED ON BY THE PRESIDENT AND I GOT LEADERSHIP TALKING, EVEN USING MY NAME.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, I GIVE HOPE AND A VOICE TO THE STUDENTS TO REMIND THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO THAT WE ARE NOT TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AND WE ARE NOT GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT.

ON CAMPUS STUDENTS ARE UNITING AND THEY ARE URGING FOR TRANSPARENCY COMMITTEES AND POTENTIALLY A STUDENT REGENT ON THE BOARD.

I AND THE BAXTER PROGRESS TEAM HAVE SPOKEN TO ALL STUDENT GOVERNMENTS FROM EACH CAMPUS AND RECEIVED AN OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE RESPONSE JUST LAST WEEK.

CUSG ALREDDY PASSED THE FIRST PHASE OF A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING OUR WORK AND DEMANDING CHANGE.

STUDENTS ARE TALKING CHANGE IS COMING.

WE, THE STUDENTS JUST NEED MORE AND WE'RE WORKING ON GETTING IT, JOIN IN SPEAKERS] SUPPORT AND CREATE CHANGE WITH US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS LEVI D.

HI, MY NAME IS LEVI, AND I'M A SENIOR HERE AT CU BOULDER SPEAKING ALONGSIDE TOO MUCH TUITION CU.

I'LL BE SPEAKING SPECIFICALLY ON TUITION REDUCTION.

A UNIVERSITY SHOULD BE BENEFITING THE STUDENTS.

THAT FEELS LIKE THE GENUINE INTENTION OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITY TO TEACH, MAKING LEARNING AS BENEFICIAL AS POSSIBLE FOR THE STUDENTS IN ORDER FOR US TO HELP EMPOWER THE WORLD WHEN WE GRADUATE.

DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE HAVE SUFFERED OUR SUFFERING AS A STUDENT BODY HAS IMPACTED OUR ABILITY TO LEARN SOME WEEKS DURING THE PANDEMIC.

I'VE GONE HUNGRY DURING THOSE WEEKS.

I DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SEEK OUT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OR RUN AROUND TOWN BECAUSE I'M JUST TRYING TO DO MY CLASSES AND SURVIVE.

I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE ME OUT THERE, PEOPLE GENUINELY DOING OUR BEST AND WE'RE SUFFERING.

WE MAY LOOK LIKE NUMBERS TO YOU GUYS, SOMETIMES TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND OF US AND ALL, BUT THE DECISIONS YOU MAKE AT THE END OF THE DAY AFFECT US ALL.

TWENTY SEVEN THOUSAND OF US.

AND IF NUMBERS ARE YOUR CONCERN, THOSE FEEL LIKE THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES.

MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD, BUT ARE ASKING AND DEMANDING FOR MORE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SHAY MINNICK.

HI THERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, HI.

SO MY NAME IS SHAY, I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THE REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION BUFF'S FOR PROGRESS THAT IS WORKING ALONGSIDE THE TOO MUCH TUITION CAMPAIGN.

AND WE ARE.

QUITE FRANKLY, WE'RE DEMANDING MORE ACCOUNTABILITY FROM THE REGENTS AND LOWER TUITION.

THE ENTIRE PURPOSE OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING IS TO HELP THE STUDENTS AND PREPARE US FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE CU ADMINISTRATION HAS KIND OF LOST SIGHT OF THAT BECAUSE IT'S BEEN MADE HARDER AND HARDER FOR US TO AFFORD OUR EDUCATION.

AND THAT WAS EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, WHICH DURING WHICH TIME IT HAS BECOME

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CARTOONISHLY CLEAR THAT STUDENTS HAVE NOT BEEN PRIORITIZED BECAUSE YOU HAVE HAD THE MEANS WITH COVID RELIEF FUNDS AND RESERVES TO REDUCE TUITION AND YOU STILL HAVE THE MEANS TO DO SO.

YET IT IS, YET TO BE SEEN.

STUDENTS LIKE MYSELF FEEL ANGRY AND DEVALUED AND IT WOULD BE A MISTAKE TO THINK THAT OUR ANGER WILL BLOW OVER.

WE ARE WORKING ON MORE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES.

AS SOPHIE MENTIONED, WE JUST HAD A RESOLUTION PASSED IN CUSG FROM THE FIRST STAGE TO THE SECOND STAGE.

DEMANDING MORE ACCOUNTABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY OF URGENT MEETINGS AND SERVICES AND.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER TODAY IS WHITNEY F.

HI, MY NAME IS WHITNEY F AND I'M A FORMER GRADUATE STUDENT AND STAFF MEMBER OF THE ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS, I'M ADVOCATING FOR A SYSTEM WIDE LACTATION POLICY AND ADDING LACTATION AS A PROTECTED CLASS.

MY NEGATIVE EXPERIENCES WHILE BREASTFEEDING AND PUMPING ON CAMPUS ULTIMATELY LED ME TO LEAVE THE UNIVERSITY.

I EXPERIENCED TWO DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY, BOTH AS A STUDENT AND AN EMPLOYEE IN WHICH I WAS RESTRICTED FROM BREASTFEEDING OR PUMPING BY MY DEPARTMENT'S ADMINISTRATION, HR, AND THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

I FELT IMMENSE PRESSURE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FEEDING MY BABY AND BEING A PRODUCTIVE STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE.

THIS IS AN UNFAIR CHOICE AND I FELT LIKE I DIDN'T BELONG ON CAMPUS.

AS A RESULT OF THESE EXPERIENCES, I FORMED A GROUP ON CAMPUS FOR BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT CALLED MILK AND COOKIES.

I DRAFTED A LACTATION POLICY BASED ON OTHER POLICIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EXPERIENCES OF STUDENTS, OF STAFF AT CAMPUS AND RESEARCHED LAWS AND LEGAL PRECEDENT REGARDING BREASTFEEDING.

IN SEPTEMBER OF LAST YEAR, AFTER OVER TWO YEARS OF TRYING TO GET A POLICY IMPLEMENTED, THREE MEMBERS OF MILK AND COOKIES HAD A MEETING WITH CAMPUS LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR TERRI CARROTHERS AND MEMBERS FROM LEGAL STUDENT AFFAIRS, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, THE OFFICE OF EQUITY AND CENTRAL H.R..

WE DISCUSSED THE NEED FOR CLARITY OF THE POLICY SO THAT A BREASTFEEDING PARENT DOES NOT HAVE TO SEEK ACCOMMODATIONS AS BREASTFEEDING AS AN ORDINARY PART OF LIFE.

WE WERE ASSURED THAT WE WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS AND LEADERSHIP WAS SUPPOSED TO LOOK OVER THE POLICY AND THEN GET BACK WITH MILK AND COOKIES MEMBERS.

HOWEVER, WE DIDN'T HEAR ANYTHING BACK.

AND THEN JUST LAST WEEK WE CAME TO REALIZE THAT A WORKING GROUP HAD BEEN FORMED WITH EVERYONE FROM THE MEETING EXCEPT, THE MILK AND COOKIES MEMBERS, AND THAT THEY IMPLEMENTED A POLICY THAT WAS MISSING ALL THE PROTECTIONS WE HAD ADVOCATED FOR IN THE MEETING.

THEY EVEN IGNORED EXTENSIVE COMMENTS FROM THE STAFF COUNCIL ON THE POLICY.

THE POLICY IS WEAK BECAUSE THE PROCESS DID NOT INCLUDE KEY STAKEHOLDERS SUCH AS MILK AND COOKIES MEMBERS.

WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM WIDE LACTATION POLICY THAT INCLUDES ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROCESS TO ENSURE THE POLICY ADDRESSES THE ACTUAL ISSUES THAT BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS FACE ON CAMPUS.

MOTHERS ARE NOT BEING PROVIDED ACCESS TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL WORK, AND IT'S THE REASON I'M NO LONGER PART OF THE SYSTEM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

OUR LAST SPEAKER TODAY IS MICHELLE HOFFMAN.

HELLO, TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ALSO IN FAVOR OF A SYSTEMWIDE LACTATION POLICY, I JOINED THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS AS A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN 2016 SHORTLY AFTER I BECAME PREGNANT.

IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT I LEARNED EXCLUSIVELY WHY 50 PERCENT OF WOMEN IN SCIENCE LEAVE THEIR CAREERS AFTER HAVING THEIR FIRST CHILD.

THE SYSTEM, SPECIFICALLY THE SYSTEM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, IS BROKEN.

EVERY HR REPRESENTATIVE HAD A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT INTERPRETATION OF WHAT MATERNITY LEAVE OR PATERNITY LEAVE LOOKED LIKE ON CAMPUS.

BECAUSE I WAS A POSTDOC, I WAS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO WORK AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE, BUT WITH NO INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT, THERE WAS NO LACTATION ROOM IN MY ENTIRE BUILDING.

AND WHEN I ASKED ABOUT IT, I WAS TOLD TO PUMP IN A SHARED OFFICE.

WITH NO LUCK, I WAS SUBJECT TO SEVERAL MICRO AGGRESSIONS, ASKED WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE TAKING SO LONG AND I NEVER FELT WELCOMED OR INCLUDED AS A BREASTFEEDING MOM AT C.U.

AND WHEN I DID FIND A SAFE PLACE TO PUMP, I WAS ASKED TO LEAVE OR TO CONCEAL MY PUMPING PARTS.

AS AN EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST, I ATTENDED CONFERENCES WITH NO LACTATION ROOMS THAT PROVIDED CHILDCARE I COULDN'T AFFORD AS A POSTDOC.

I REALLY DO BELIEVE THERE NEEDS TO BE A FULL TIME POSITION DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING WOMEN DURING THIS VERY NORMAL PART OF LIFE, AS WELL AS A DEPENDENT CARE GRANT PROGRAM.

I ALSO BELIEVE THAT A PRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WIDE LACTATION POLICY THAT PROMOTES BREASTFEEDING PARENTS AS A PROTECTED CLASS IS A FIRST STEP IN MAKING THOSE WHO NEED IT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FEEL COMFORTABLE.

ULTIMATELY, I LEFT ANSCHUTZ BECAUSE OF THE ABYSMAL SUPPORT FOR WORKING PARENTS AND FOUNDED INCLUSIVE AND UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENT INSTEAD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY.

THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF OUR PUBLIC COMMENT SPEAKERS FOR TODAY.

I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO LESLEY.

THANK YOU.

AND AGAIN, WE APPRECIATE YOU COMING AND SPEAKING.

IT'S GREAT TO HEAR FROM THE STUDENTS.

I THINK PROBABLY SEVERAL OF US WOULD BE INTERESTED IN SEEING WHAT THAT RESOLUTION IS THAT YOU FORWARDED TO THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT.

AND THANK YOU FOR OUR TWO FORMER EMPLOYEES FOR SPEAKING UP.

OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE RECOGNITION OF OUR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS.

[4. Distinguished Professor Recognitions]

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE AS REGENTS REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO.

AND NORMALLY WE HAVE A WONDERFUL GATHERING OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES FOR THE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS.

AND I'M SORRY, WITH THE PANDEMIC THAT WE'RE HAVING TO DO IT, VIA ZOOM.

BUT NEXT FALL, I THINK WE MIGHT ALL BE TOGETHER, INCLUDING THIS CLASS RIGHT NOW.

SO WE HAVE IN THE 2020 COHORT CONSISTS OF TWELVE FACULTY, FIVE OF WHOM JOINED US AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING, AND SIX OF WHOM JOIN US TODAY.

THESE FACULTY JOIN A COMMUNITY OF ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN CU DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS ACROSS OUR FOUR CAMPUSES.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DISTINCTION ARE EXCEPTIONALLY ARDUOUS.

FACULTY MEMBERS MUST BE EXEMPLARY IN SCHOLARSHIP, TEACHING AND SERVICE.

THE INDIVIDUALS WE RECOGNIZE TODAY MEET THESE HIGH EXPECTATIONS.

THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK, COMMITMENT AND PASSION FOR KNOWLEDGE INSPIRES US ALL.

TO BEGIN I WILL ASK CHANCELLOR REDDY TO INTRODUCE PROFESSOR TERRY BOULT.

THEN PROFESSOR BOULT WILL REFLECT ON THEIR CAREER.

CHANCELLOR REDDY.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH.

GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

WHEN I THINK OF SOMEONE WHO EMBODIES A COMMITMENT TO THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRAM, I THINK OF DR. TERRY BOULT.

AFTER ALL, DR.

BOULT ALWAYS CARRIES HIS BUSINESS CARDS IN HIS POCKET, EVEN WHEN HE SKI, HE CHATS WITH SKIERS AND SNOWBOARDERS ON THE CHAIRLIFT.

HE ASKS IF THEY KNOW STUDENTS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THE BACHELOR OF INNOVATION PROGRAM AT UCCS OR IF THEIR BUSINESS COULD USE THE SERVICES OF A UCCS INNOVATION CONSULTING TEAM.

HE'S DRIVEN TO MAKE AN IMPACT WHEREVER HE GOES, AND HE CERTAINLY HAS.

I COULD EASILY SPEND THE NEXT 8 HOURS TELLING YOU ABOUT VARIOUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT INSTEAD I'LL GIVE YOU JUST A FEW OF THE MOST IMPACTFUL.

DR. BOULT IS A PROLIFIC RESEARCHER AND ONE OF THE TOP MINDS IN THE WORLD IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTER SECURITY.

HE HAS 15 PATENTS TO HIS NAME AND HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN RESEARCH FUNDING SINCE JOINING UCCS IN 2003.

HE HAS PUBLISHED MORE THAN 300 PAPERS AND HIS WORK HAS BEEN CITED BY OTHERS MORE THAN 10000 TIMES.

TERRY IS A TRAILBLAZER ON A GLOBAL SCALE.

HE BROUGHT THE WORLD'S ONLY BACHELOR OF INNOVATION DEGREES INTO EXISTENCE AT UCCS.

GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM SAY HE'S CHANGING THE WAY STUDENTS LEARN TO WORK ACROSS DISCIPLINES BY HELPING THEM UNDERSTAND INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF BIOMETRICS AND COMPUTER VISION DR.

BOULT WAS NAMED A FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, THE WORLD'S LARGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE HAS A TRUE HEART FOR STUDENTS.

TERRY RECEIVED THE FIRST EVER UCCS OUTSTANDING RESEARCH MEMBERSHIP AWARD IN 2019.

STUDENTS AND ALUMNI OF THE BI PROGRAM SAY HIS MENTORSHIP IS TRANSFORMATIVE.

THAT IT LAUNCHES THEM INTO OPPORTUNITIES THEY NEVER COULD HAVE IMAGINED.

THEY SAY THAT TERRY I COULD TELL YOU ABOUT A THOUSAND MORE OF TERRY'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT I THINK IT'LL BE MORE MEANINGFUL FOR YOU TO HEAR FROM ONE OF DR.

BOULTS FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS.

THIS STUDENT SAID, I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE THE FIRST MEMBER OF MY FAMILY TO GRADUATE COLLEGE AND FIND A PASSION OF MINE.

BUT I DID.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO INTERVIEW WITH MY FAVORITE TECH COMPANIES BUT I DID.

I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD PUBLISH RESEARCH PAPERS AND SERVE AS A REVIEWER FOR TOP COMPUTER AND CONFERENCES IN THE WORLD.

BUT I DID.

IT'S BECAUSE DR.

BOULT TOLD ME HE BELIEVED IN MY WORK ETHIC AND CURIOSITY.

HE CARES DEEPLY ABOUT THE SUCCESS OF OTHERS, MORE SO THAN HIS OWN.

HE HAS BEEN MY MENTOR AS A STUDENT AND IN LIFE AS WELL.

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I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.

FOR ALL OF THESE REASONS AND MORE.

I'M DELIGHTED TO INTRODUCE YOU TO DR.

BOULT CU, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

I'M NOT SURE IF PROFESSOR BOULT HAS JOINED US YET, WE MAY NEED TO WAIT A MOMENT FOR HIM.

YOU'RE PLANNING ON LETTING THEM ALL IN AT ONCE.

I ASSUME.

YES.

SORRY, I COULD HAVE WAITED A MINUTE.

I CAN CONTINUE MY 8 HOURS OF SPEECH.

SO WE HAVE THIS IS MIKE, WE'VE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH HIM ON EMAIL.

I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHY HE HASN'T LOGGED IN YET.

THE HARD PART ABOUT ZOOM.

I'D SUGGEST WE MOVE ON UNTIL TERRY CAN JOIN US.

OK? THANK YOU, WE'LL COME BACK TO PROFESSOR BOULT WHEN HE'S WHEN HE'S HERE.

NEXT, WE HAVE CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, WHO WILL INTRODUCE PROFESSOR PENNY AXELRAD AND PROFESSOR AXELRAD WILL REFLECT ON HER CAREER.

I'LL JUST MENTION THAT OUR CHILDREN WENT TO KINDERGARTEN TOGETHER.

SO WELCOME.

THANK YOU REGENT SMITH.

IT GIVES A GREAT PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE YOU TO CU BOULDER'S NEWEST DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS.

AND THEY REPRESENT THE BEST IN THE HUMANITIES AND THE SCIENCES AT CU BOULDER .

EACH OF THESE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS IS A WORLD CLASS RESEARCHER AND TEACHER.

THEY HAVE AN OUTSTANDING RECORD OF SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND OUR COMMUNITY.

THEY ARE FURTHERING ADVANCES FOR HUMANITY WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO THEIR STUDENTS KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCIES IN CLASSROOMS AND LABS AND THEIR EXTENSIVE ARRAY OF TALENT AND SKILL AND INNOVATION IMPACTING HUMANITY AND DEVELOPING LEADERS CONTRIBUTES GREATLY TO CU BOULDER.

BEING A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN MANY DISCIPLINES.

PROFESSOR PENNY AXELRAD IS AN ENDOWED PROFESSOR IN THE SMEAD DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SCIENCES, WHERE STUDENTS RECEIVE THE HIGHEST QUALITY EDUCATION IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING.

HER SCHOLARLY WORK DEVELOPS AND APPLIES NEW ALGORITHMS TO SOLVE PRACTICAL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS. DR. AXELRAD WAS ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING IN 2019.

SHE SERVED AS THE CHAIR OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SCIENCES FROM 2012 TO 2017.

MOST OF HER WORK IS RELATED TO GLOBAL NAVIGATION, SATELLITE SYSTEMS AND THE U.S.

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM, COMMONLY KNOWN AS GPS.

SHE ALSO MAKES KEY CONTRIBUTIONS IN ORBIT DETERMINATION AND SPACE NAVIGATION.

BEYOND HER DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES PROFESSOR AXELRAD IS ALSO KNOWN FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING.

SHE HAS ESTABLISHED A PEDIGREE OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AT CU BOULDER.

HER EFFORTS HAVE NOT ONLY MADE THE UNIVERSITY A UNIQUE, STRONGER INSTITUTION IN AEROSPACE AND BEYOND, BUT ALSO HAVE STRENGTHENED THE ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THIS NATION.

IT'S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR PENNY AXELRAD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH PHIL.

IT'S REALLY AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS PROFESSORSHIP, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT'S REALLY AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THIS UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

I THINK IT'S UNIQUE AND AMAZING AND I FEEL LIKE I'VE SPENT MY WHOLE ADULT LIFE HERE ALMOST.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IS BOLD IN ITS THINKING, AND THE KIND OF THINGS IT TAKES ON.

AND IT'S REALLY AN OPEN FIELD WHERE A FACULTY CAN FLOURISH.

AND SO I'VE GROWN SO MUCH AND I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM BEING HERE AND BEING A

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PART OF THIS.

AND I THINK THAT'S THANKS, OF COURSE, TO MY STUDENTS.

RIGHT.

THE STUDENTS ARE THE LIFEBLOOD OF EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

AND I'VE HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL STUDENTS OVER THE YEARS.

I REALLY CAN'T THANK THEM ENOUGH.

BUT FROM EVERY LEVEL, FROM MY DEPARTMENT COLLEAGUES, BRIAN ARGROW AND DAN SHEERES, CHRISTINE LARSEN, MY FORMER DEPARTMENT CHAIRS, DICK SEABASS AND MY MENTOR, GEORGE BORN.

WHEN I CAME HERE TO THE COLLEGE LEVEL DEANS AND THE CAMPUS LEVEL VISIONARIES WHO REALLY MADE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AEROSPACE JUST FLOURISH EVERYWHERE.

IT'S JUST BEEN A TREMENDOUS RIDE, A TREMENDOUS ADVENTURE.

AND WHEN I MEET NEW FACULTY AND THEY TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE CHALLENGES AND THE OPPORTUNITIES, I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALL EXPLORERS, RIGHT? YOU GO INTO A FACULTY POSITION AND YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO EXPLORE.

AND I JUST AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THAT OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH AND TO DO RESEARCH AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO WHAT IS REALLY, I THINK, THE MOST AMAZING UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, PROFESSOR AXELRAD, AND OTHERWISE KNOWN AS PENNY TO ME.

I'M GOING TO CONTINUE ON WITH PHIL SINCE YOU SET UP YOUR PROFESSORS.

WELL GO THROUGH THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND THEN CUT BACK TO UCCS AND THEN ANSCHUTZ.

OK, GREAT.

SO NEXT, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO WILL INTRODUCE PROFESSOR MITCHELL BEGELMAN.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH, AND DR.

BEGELMAN IS A PROFESSOR OF ASTROPHYSICAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES IN OUR COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES.

PROFESSOR BEGELMAN HAS MADE INFLUENTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO HIGH ENERGY THEORETICAL ASTROPHYSICS, HIS GROUND WORK BREAKING PAPERS ON THE ORIGINS OF RADIO SOURCES FROM OUTSIDE THE MILKY WAY, PRIMORDIAL CAUSE AND STARS AND THE ASTROPHYSICS OF BLACK HOLES ARE PIVOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR UNDERSTANDING AND EVIDENCE OF BLACK HOLES.

HIS MANY NATIONAL AWARDS, INCLUDING A GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP, THE HELEN WARNER PRIZE OF THE AMERICAN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY AND ALFRED SLOAN FOUNDATION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, AND A PRESIDENTIAL YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD.

HE WAS AWARDED THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS SCIENCE WRITING AWARD FOR THE BOOK HE COAUTHORED TITLED GRAVITY'S FATAL ATTRACTION BLACK HOLES IN THE UNIVERSE.

IT'S NOW MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR MITCH BEGELMAN MITCH.

HELLO MITCH.

YEAH, I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT I WAS GOING FIRST.

SECOND, ACTUALLY.

OH, I'M SORRY I'M LATE.

OK, WELL, THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

AND I WANT TO THANK PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR THIS HONOR, WHICH I REALLY APPRECIATE, I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE IT BECAUSE IT RECOGNIZES ALL THE THREADS OF OF BEING A PROFESSOR.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK MY DEPARTMENT CHAIR, NILS HALVERSON, AND THE COLLEAGUES WHO HELPED PUT TOGETHER THIS NOMINATION.

I KNOW HOW TIME CONSUMING THESE NOMINATIONS ARE BECAUSE I DID ONE WHEN I WAS DEPARTMENT CHAIR FOR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR DICK MCCRAY.

THE DOMINANT THEME OF MY WORK IS HOW BLACK HOLES INTERACT WITH THE UNIVERSE, A BLACK HOLE IS A PLACE WITH WHERE GRAVITY IS SO STRONG THAT NOTHING CAN ESCAPE FROM ITS PULL, NOT EVEN LIGHT.

AND AMAZINGLY, THESE OBJECTS ARE VERY COMMON THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE.

THE STUDY OF BLACK HOLES IS NOW A MAJOR MAINSTREAM AREA IN ASTROPHYSICS.

BUT IT WAS NOT WHEN I WAS A GRADUATE STUDENT BACK IN THE 70S.

IN FACT, MANY ASTROPHYSICISTS AT THAT TIME STILL DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT BLACK HOLES EXISTED.

AND ONE OF THE EARLY PROJECTS I WAS ASSIGNED AS A GRADUATE STUDENT WAS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO EXPLAIN ALL THE DATA WE WERE GETTING THAT WAS POINTING TOWARDS BLACK HOLES WITHOUT HAVING BLACK HOLES.

WE WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WAYS AROUND IT AND WE FAILED.

AND SO IT WAS KIND OF A GAMBLE TO DIVE INTO THE FIELD AT THIS TIME AND THEN SORT OF STAKE MY EARLY CAREER BECAUSE MAYBE BLACK HOLES WOULDN'T BE THERE.

AND IT WOULDN'T BE SO INTERESTING WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO.

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WHEN I ARRIVED TO CU IN 83 OF THE EVIDENCE, HOWEVER, WAS REALLY STARTED TO PILE UP.

AND AT THAT TIME, IT WAS MAINLY BEING SPEARHEADED BY A GIANT RADIO TELESCOPE IN NEW MEXICO, WHICH MAY BE SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN FAMILIAR WITH.

IT'S ABOUT 50 MILES WEST OF DECORUM.

AND THIS RADIO TELESCOPE WAS SHOWING WHAT APPEARED TO BE NARROW STREAMS OF EXTREMELY HOT, VERY FAST GAS.

WE CALL THEM JETS COMING OUT OF THE CENTERS OF GALAXIES AND SOMETIMES TRAVELING ACROSS MILLIONS OF LIGHT YEARS.

AND ONE OF THE EARLY THINGS I DID AT CU FOR THE FIRST STEP, MY FIRST DECADE AT CU, WORKING WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS WAS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW THESE JETS WERE WORKING.

AND WHEN WE ESTABLISHED A LOT OF THE BASIC PRINCIPLES BY WHICH APPARENTLY MAGNETIC FIELDS BOTH PROPEL AND FOCUS THESE STREAMS OF JETS.

NOW, IT TURNED OUT THAT THESE JETS WERE COMING FROM GIANT BLACK HOLES AT THE CENTERS OF GALAXIES.

AND THAT WAS KIND OF STRANGE BECAUSE YOU THINK OF BLACK HOLES AS SUCKING THINGS IN.

AND OVER THE COURSE OF ABOUT A DECADE, WE CAME TO THE REALIZATION THAT ACTUALLY BLACK HOLES ARE FUSSY EATERS, THAT IN FACT, WE THINK OF MOST PEOPLE I THINK THINK OF BLACK HOLES AS THESE COSMIC VACUUM CLEANERS.

BUT IF YOU TRY TO FEED A BLACK HOLE AND ACTUALLY PUSH STUFF RIGHT UP TO THE BRINK AND IN FACT, IT'S HARD TO GET THE BLACK HOLE TO SWALLOW IT, ALL OF THE GAS AND SOME OF IT IS ALWAYS PROPELLED AWAY.

AND BECAUSE OF THE INTENSITY OF THE GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS NEAR A BLACK HOLE, THE GAS THAT IS EXPELLED, WHICH INCLUDES THESE JETS, BUT ALSO OTHER FORMS OF ENERGY, COMES OUT WITH SO MUCH POWER THAT IT ACTUALLY HAS AN INFLUENCE OVER A VAST REGION MUCH LARGER THAN THE BLACK HOLE.

WELL, ABOUT THE SAME TIME, IT'S THE MID TO LATE 90S, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT BLACK HOLES WERE NOT ONLY REAL, BUT IN FACT WERE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE UNIVERSE BECAUSE IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THERE IS A GIANT BLACK HOLE AT THE CENTER OF EVERY GALAXY.

AND IN THE COURSE OF THE CREATION AND GROWTH OF THESE BLACK HOLES, SO MUCH ENERGY HAD TO BE RELEASED THAT THERE WAS MAYBE MORE ENERGY, THERE WAS SO MUCH ENERGY RELEASED THAT YOU COULD BLOW APART THE GALAXY THAT SURROUNDED THE BLACK HOLE 10 TIMES OVER.

AND WE BELIEVE, IN FACT, THAT THIS HAPPENED IN THE MILKY WAY.

IN FACT, THE DISCOVERY OF THE GIANT BLACK HOLE OF THE MILKY WAY WAS AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS LAST YEAR, AND THAT WAS WORKED ON IN THE LATE 90S, AND IN THE CASE OF THE MILKY WAY.

WE BELIEVE THAT THAT WE'RE LIVING IN THE REMNANT OF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH LARGER GALAXY IF THERE HADN'T BEEN A BLACK HOLE THERE.

AND NOT ONLY THAT, BUT THIS LARGER GALAXY WOULD HAVE ALL CONDENSED INTO STARS VERY EARLY IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE.

THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN LESS RAW MATERIALS LEFT OVER FOR THE FORMATION OF THE EARTH, PARTICULARLY THE ELEMENTS WE NEED TO CREATE PLANETS AND LIFE.

AND MAYBE WE ARE ONLY HERE BECAUSE THERE'S A GIANT BLACK HOLE IN OUR GALAXY.

AND THE SAME THING'S PROBABLY HAPPENING IN OTHER GALAXIES.

YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS TIME, MY PHD MENTOR, MARTIN REEVES, AND I DECIDED THAT IT WAS A GOOD TIME TO WRITE A BOOK LAYING OUT ALL THE EVIDENCE FOR POOR BLACK HOLES AND HOW THEY WORKED.

AND WE WANTED TO DO THIS TO MAKE THIS ACCESSIBLE FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE.

IN FACT, WE DIDN'T EVEN WRITE IT AS A TEXTBOOK.

WE WE WERE VERY LUCKY THAT WE GOT A CONTRACT THAT ENABLED US TO HAVE LOTS OF ARTWORK AND COLOR PICTURES.

AND WE WROTE IT FOR POPULAR AUDIENCE WAS PUBLISHED UNDER THE IMPRINT OF THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN LIBRARY SERIES.

AND THIS BOOK ACTUALLY HAS BECOME KIND OF A STANDARD WORK, LAYING OUT THE EVIDENCE OF BLACK HOLES.

IT'S CALLED GRAVITY'S FATAL ATTRACTION.

AND WE JUST PUBLISHED THE THIRD EDITION BECAUSE, OF COURSE, THE EDITION FROM THE LATE 90S IS HOPELESSLY OUT OF DATE NOW.

AND THAT JUST CAME OUT LAST NOVEMBER.

BUT I USE THAT TO CREATE A NEW COURSE ON BLACK HOLES AT THE 2000 LEVEL, ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS WHO DON'T HAVE ANY, YOU KNOW, TECHNICAL SCIENCE, BACKGROUND OR CALCULUS OR ANYTHING.

SO SINCE THEN, IT'S BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR COURSES IN THE ASTROPHYSICAL PLANETARY SCIENCES DEPARTMENT.

WE TEACH IT EVERY SEMESTER AND GET ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY STUDENTS EVERY SEMESTER.

AND THERE ARE MANY OTHER SIMILAR COURSES TAUGHT AROUND THE WORLD, MANY OF WHICH USE GRAVITY, FATAL ATTRACTION.

BUT I THINK THE ONE WE DEVELOPED HERE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST AND THIS IS I REALLY LOVE TEACHING THIS CLASS.

IT'S A VERY SPECIAL CLASS BECAUSE IT GIVES A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO THE SCIENCE THAN MOST STUDENTS HAVE SEEN IN OTHER CLASSES.

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WE ARE DEALING WITH A BRAND OF SCIENCE WHERE, IN FACT, YOU DON'T START WITH A LOT OF EVIDENCE AND YOU TRY TO EXPLAIN IT, WHICH IS THE WAY THAT MOST STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT THAT SCIENCE WORKS.

IN THE CASE OF BLACK HOLES, THEY WERE PREDICTED BY PURELY MATHEMATICAL ARGUMENTS THAT MOST PEOPLE THOUGHT WERE JUST CRAZY, EXCEPT THAT THEY WERE INTERESTING MATHEMATICALLY.

60 YEARS BEFORE THEY WERE DISCOVERED.

SO WE SHOW THAT, IN FACT, SOMETIMES YOU CAN DISCOVER GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE FROM PURE THOUGHT AND GO FROM THE MATHEMATICS AND THEORY TO OBSERVATIONS RATHER THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

I JUST WANT TO MENTION HERE BRIEFLY THAT ABOUT THE SAME TIME I WAS DEVELOPING THIS COURSE AND WE PUBLISHED THE FIRST EDITION OF GRAVITY FATAL ATTRACTION.

I WAS.

I WAS.

BECAME DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF THE ASTROPHYSICAL AND PLANETARY SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, AND UP TO THAT POINT, WE HAD ONLY OFFERED GRADUATE DEGREES.

AND ABOUT THAT TIME WE SET UP AN UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR AND AN INDICATOR OF HOW EXCITED STUDENTS ARE AT CU ABOUT ANYTHING RELATED TO SPACE AND ASTRONOMY AND PLANETS.

THAT MAJOR, WE EXPECTED TO HAVE ABOUT 60 STUDENTS IN THE MAJOR AT ANY ONE TIME.

WE NOW HAVE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY.

AND IT IS THE LARGEST MAJOR IN ASTRONOMY AND PLANETARY SCIENCES IN THE WORLD.

BY I THINK ABOUT A FACTOR OF THREE.

I MEAN, OUR COMPETITORS ARE BERKELEY, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, ARIZONA, MICHIGAN.

THEY'RE WAY BEHIND IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WE ATTRACT.

WELL, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW FROM ALL THE NEWS STORIES, WE ARE STILL SEEING ONE AMAZING DISCOVERY AFTER ANOTHER IN BLACK HOLES.

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, WE HAD THE FIRST DIRECT IMAGE, THE FIRST DIRECT PHOTOGRAPH OF A BLACK HOLE.

PROBABLY MANY OF YOU SAW THAT I WAS NOT INVOLVED IN MAKING THAT IMAGE.

BUT ONE OF OUR MOST RECENT ASSISTANT, NEWEST ASSISTANT PROFESSORS, JASON DEXTER, IS A LEADER OF THE TEAM THAT CREATED THIS IMAGE.

AND I'M COLLABORATING WITH HIM TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE IMAGES MEAN.

WE HAVE SOME AMAZING NEW TOOLS THAT WE CAN USE THAT HAVE ONLY BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

WE HAVE COMPUTER PROGRAMS THAT CAN SIMULATE INDIVIDUAL SUBATOMIC PARTICLES WHIZZING AROUND THE BLACK HOLE AND PREDICT WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO.

IF YOU TRIED TO RUN ONE OF THESE COMPUTER PROGRAMS ON YOUR LAPTOP, IT WOULD TAKE A COUPLE OF THOUSAND YEARS.

WE DO ONE OF THESE SIMULATIONS IN ABOUT A WEEK USING THE GIANT SUPERCOMPUTERS LIKE THE ONE ON THE EAST CAMPUS IN BOULDER, THE SUMMIT SUPERCOMPUTER, BUT ALSO COMPUTERS OWNED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

AND I JUST WANT TO END BY SAYING THAT THIS WORK IS STILL EXCITING AND FUN AND TEACHING IS EXCITING AND FUN.

AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ADMINISTRATION AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR KEEPING CU AS SUCH A VIBRANT INTELLECTUAL COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S PRETTY NEAT ABOUT THE MAJOR.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.

NEXT, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE INTRODUCE PROFESSOR JEFF COX.

YES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

DR. JEFF COX IS A PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH AND HUMANITIES IN THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, AND HE'S A VALUED, LONG TIME ADMINISTRATOR WHO HAS SERVED THE UNIVERSITY FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.

PROFESSOR COX FOCUSES HIS CREATIVE WORK ON ROMANTICISM, SHAPING THE CONTEMPORARY DIRECTION OF THE FIELD.

HE MADE SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ROMANTIC ERA SCHOLARSHIP AND THE SOCIABLE HUMANITY OF BRITISH ROMANTIC STUDIES.

PROFESSOR COX WAS DIRECTOR WAS THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR HUMANITY AND THE ARTS ON THE CAMPUS FOR 8 YEARS, AND HE SERVED AS AN ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR FACULTY AFFAIRS AND AS A VICE PROVOST FOR MANY YEARS, A SUCCESSFUL GRADUATE TEACHER.

HE'S DIRECTED THE DISSERTATIONS OF SOME OF THE BEST STUDENTS TO PASS THROUGH CUS DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ENGLISH, WITH MANY OF THOSE STUDENTS GOING ON TO EARN TENURE TRACK POSITIONS AT MAJOR UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

IT'S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR JEFF COX, JEFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, PHIL.

I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND THE UNIVERSITY FOR RECOGNIZING ME WITH THIS HONOR; MADE ALL THE MORE MEANINGFUL TO ME WHEN I SEE THE INCREDIBLE COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE ALSO BEEN GRANTED.

I'VE BEEN BLESSED WITH WONDERFUL STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES AND FRIENDS HERE AT C.U.

AND ELSEWHERE, AND I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO SUPPORTED MY NOMINATION FOR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR.

PARTICULARLY THANKS TO MY FAMILY AND TO MY WIFE, AMY, WHO'S OUT THERE SOMEWHERE IN ZOOM LAND, I FEEL COMPELLED NOW.

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WE BECAME GRANDPARENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME, RIGHT AROUND THE TIME THAT I LEARNED ABOUT THIS RECOGNITION.

IT WAS QUITE WONDERFUL TO HAVE TWO SUCH HAPPY EVENTS OCCUR IN THE MIDST OF THIS AWFUL PANDEMIC.

UNNECESSARY ISOLATION THIS PAST YEAR HAS LED ME TO THINK A BIT MORE DEEPLY ABOUT THE WORK THAT I DO SINCE IT REVOLVES AROUND COMMUNITY.

MY AREA OF SPECIALIZATION AS PHIL SAID, IS THE LITERATURE OF THE LATE 18TH AND EARLY 19TH CENTURIES, MOSTLY THE BRITISH LITERATURE WE IDENTIFY AS ROMANTICIST.

A PARTICULAR INTEREST HAS BEEN THE WAYS IN WHICH LITERATURE AND CULTURE MORE BROADLY ARE CREATED COLLECTIVELY AND COLLABORATED AGAINST A STANDARD IDEA OF THE ROMANTIC POET IS AN ISOLATED FIGURE.

WORDSWORTH STANDING ON A MOUNTAINTOP.

JOHN KEATS ALONE IN HIS BACKYARD LISTENING TO A NIGHTINGALE.

I'VE TRIED TO RECREATE THE RICH NETWORKS WITHIN WHICH THESE WRITERS WORKED.

THE MOST OBVIOUS CASE OCCURRED WITHIN THE THEATERS WHERE ARTISTS FORGED BY WRITERS, ACTORS, COSTUME DESIGNERS, SET DESIGNERS, STAGEHANDS AND OF COURSE, THE AUDIENCE, I FOUND OTHER CASES IN THE CIRCLES IN WHICH WRITERS AND OTHERS MOVED, SUCH AS THE CIRCLE AROUND LEE HUNT, A FIGURE LITTLE KNOWN NOW, BUT WAS THEN A FAMOUS POET AND A MAJOR SPOKESPERSON FOR THE LEFT INTELLIGENTSIA.

THE CIRCLE INCLUDED KEATS HASLET, THE PAINTER BENJAMIN ROBERT HAYDEN, THE MUSICIAN VINCENT NOVELLO AND MANY MORE, WERE RATHER RAUCOUS, SOMETIMES CONTENTIOUS GROUP OFTEN ATTACKED FOR THEIR POLITICS AS WELL AS THEIR POETRY.

BUT IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, THEY CREATED SOME OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST LITERATURE FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO KEATS'S ODES.

IN RETURNING WRITERS TO LIVE LIFE, I ALSO WANTED TO EXPLORE HOW ART WORKS TO CHANGE LIFE.

SIMPLY PUT, I WANTED TO SHOW HOW COLLECTIVE, HOW COLLECTIVE LITERARY WORK, A LABOR OF LOVE, PERHAPS, BUT STILL THE LABOR THAT IS LITERATURE CHANGES THE WORLD EVERY BIT AS MUCH AS THE ENGINEER WHO BUILDS A BRIDGE OR THE LAWYER WHO PENS A LAW.

THE POET PERCY SHELLEY AND HIS DEFENSIVE POETRY SUGGESTS THAT WHILE ENGINEERS OR SCIENTISTS OR ECONOMISTS MAY INCREASE INFORMATION, IT IS THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES THAT ALLOW US TO ORGANIZE THAT INFORMATION TOWARDS SOME HUMAN GOOD OR USE OTHER LANGUAGE OR SOME DISCIPLINES PROVIDE US WITH FACTS.

IT IS THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES WHICH HELP US TO DISCOVER OUR VALUES.

THIS IS NOT A DISTINCTION BETWEEN HARD EMPIRICAL TRUTH AND FUZZY FEEL GOOD OPINION, BUT BETWEEN TWO DIFFERENT KINDS OF DISCIPLINES THE ARTISTIC AND HUMANISTIC DISCIPLINES, LITERALLY DISCIPLINING THE WAYS IN WHICH WE THINK, THE WAYS IN WHICH WE ORDER IDEAS AND LANGUAGE, THE WAYS IN WHICH WE UNDERSTAND OURSELVES IN TIME, FINDING THE WAYS IN WHICH WE JUDGE AND ACT.

HUMANITY SHOW US HOW WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN IMAGINE AND THEN MAKE A BETTER WORLD.

I BELIEVE IT'S UNUSUAL FOR A DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR WHO SPENT MOST OF THEIR TIME AS AN ADMINISTRATOR, AS PHIL INDICATED, IN MY CASE, I'VE HELD ONE ADMINISTRATIVE JOB OR ANOTHER, BUT ONE OF THE 22 PLUS YEARS I'VE BEEN AT C.U..

THIS WAS ANOTHER KIND OF COMMUNITY COMPRISED OF INCREDIBLE STAFF MEMBERS, WONDERFUL COLLEAGUES AND BOSSES, INCLUDING PHIL AND PROVOST RUSS MOORE, WILLING FOR ME TO CONTINUE DOING MY SCHOLARLY WORK EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREN'T PAYING THEM TO DO IT.

I ENJOYED BEING PART OF THAT COMMUNITY AS WELL, AND FOR DOING THE KIND OF COLLECTIVE COLLABORATIVE WORK WE DID TOGETHER.

ADMINISTRATORS TOO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISCOVERY AND CREATION OF NEW CREWS AND NEW BEAUTY BY HELPING CU TO THRIVE.

PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES ARE ONE OF THE GREAT REMAINING BASTIONS OF INQUIRY AND CREATIVITY, FREE FROM WHAT SHELLEY AGAIN IN ITS DEFENSE OF POETRY CALLED QUOTE, THE PRINCIPLE OF SELF, OF WHICH MONEY IS THE VISIBLE INCARNATION.

IT IS OUR COMMON COLLECTIVE PURSUIT OF THE PUBLIC GOOD THROUGH EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK THAT BRINGS US ALL TOGETHER ON OCCASIONS SUCH AS THIS, AMONG SO MANY OTHERS.

I HOPE WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO PRESERVE AND EXPAND OUR COMMUNAL EFFORTS TO REIMAGINE, TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RECOGNIZING ME.

THANK YOU, PROFESSOR COX, AND I'M GLAD YOU WERE ABLE TO CONTINUE YOUR RESEARCH AS AN ADMINISTRATOR.

PROFESSOR DISTEFANO'S LAST PROFESSOR TO INTRODUCE IS PROFESSOR KATIE SUDING.

THANK YOU, DR.

KATHARINE SUDING IS A PROFESSOR OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AT THE INSTITUTE OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH.

HER AREA OF EXPERTISE INCLUDES THE SCIENCE OF RESTORATION IN COMMUNITY AND ECOSYSTEMS ECOLOGY, A FORMER C.U.

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHER AND A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER.

SHE BECAME A FACULTY MEMBER IN 2013 AND ASSUMED THE DIRECTORSHIP OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FUNDED LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM.

THE PROGRAM NOW IS THE LONGEST CONTINUOUSLY NSF FUNDED RESEARCH PROGRAM AT CU.

THE PROGRAM HAS CONTRIBUTED OVER 11 HUNDRED RESEARCH ARTICLES ON THE CLIMATE BIOLOGY, GEOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF THE FRONT RANGE AND HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN 25 DOLLARS MILLION IN SUPPORT OF CU ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH EFFORTS.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR KATHARINE KATIE SUDING, PROFFESOR SUDING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND CU REGENTS.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO RECOGNIZE ALL THESE EXCEPTIONAL FACULTY AT CU.

I AM HUMBLED AND REALLY HONORED BY THE RECOGNITION AND THE INCLUSION IN THIS AMAZING GROUP, I THANK MY COLLEAGUES IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS THE INSTITUTE OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH FOR THEIR JUST PURE GENIUS THAT DRIVES US FORWARD IN TACKLING SOME OF THE MOST REALLY PRESSING QUESTIONS IN THE TODAY, I THINK, PARTICULARLY PROFESSOR TINSY SAID, WHO MADE A PACT THAT MADE THIS RECOGNITION POSSIBLE.

MUCH OF MY THINKING HAS STRONGLY BENEFITED OVER FROM OVER 30 GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCS THAT I'VE HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO MENTOR.

YOU CAN'T INNOVATE IN A VACUUM AND THEY HAVE BROUGHT AMAZING, AMAZING TALENT.

I ALSO THINK THE UNDERGRADUATES AT CU THAT I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE IN MY CLASSES AND LAB.

IT IS INSPIRING TO PLANT A SMALL SEED OF KNOWLEDGE AND SEE THE AMAZING PLACES STUDENTS TAKE IT.

I BELIEVE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S CONTINUED LEADERSHIP IN ALL AREAS OF THOUGHT, BUT IN PARTICULAR THEIR LEADERSHIP AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS. INTERDISCIPLINARY INQUIRY IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND ALSO FOR THE EDUCATION OF FUTURE LEADERS THAT WILL BE TASKED WITH CHALLENGES EVEN MORE DAUNTING THAN TODAY'S.

AND I THINK ABOUT CUS CAMPAIGN FROM A WHILE BACK MINES TO MATCH MOUNTAINS.

AND I THINK THIS EMBODIES THIS ETHOS.

IT ISN'T THAT THE MOUNTAINS ARE STRONG OR BIG OR MAJESTIC.

IT'S THAT MOUNTAINS OUTSIDE OUR DOORS EXTENDING FROM STANDING UP AND BEYOND TO THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE ARE INCREDIBLY COMPLEX SYSTEMS THAT WE AS COLORADANS DEPEND ON IN MANY WAYS, WATER SUPPLY TO THE FLAT, ARKANSAS, RIO GRANDE, COLORADO RIVERS, MILLIONS OF ACRES OF NATIONAL FORESTS AND NATIONAL PARK LANDS.

FISHING, HUNTING AND RECREATION RANCHING SCHEME.

WHILE WILDFLOWERS HUGE DRAW FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE HERE, FOR OTHERS TO VISIT, PROVIDING RESOURCES THAT WE REALLY ALL DEPEND ON.

I GREW UP IN COLORADO, AS YOU SAID, IN THE FOOTHILLS WEST OF DENVER, IN THE ASPENS, THE PONDEROSA PINE EXPLORING.

AND THESE SYSTEMS ARE WHAT INSTILLED MY PASSION TO STUDY THE ENVIRONMENT.

AND YES, THESE SYSTEMS ARE SPECIAL.

THEY'RE IMPORTANT.

THEY'RE ALSO AMAZINGLY COMPLEX WITH INTERDEPENDENCIES THAT SPAN HOW MICROBES IN THE SOIL AFFECT PLANT GROWTH, HOW DUST STORMS AND CHINA INFLUENCE THE HEALTH OF WILDLIFE IN THE ROCKIES, WITH FEEDBACKS THAT ALLOW REORGANIZATIONS AMONG SPECIES TO ADAPT TO CHANGES IN THE ENVIRONMENT WITH LEGS AND RESPONSE, BUT THEN CAN RAPIDLY TRANSITION INTO SUDDEN SURPRISES.

SO THIS IS WHAT I STUDY AND I THINK IT'S A NEW FRONTIER THAT CU IS REALLY BREAKING BOUNDARIES IN.

AND I'M REALLY PROUD OF THE UNIVERSITY.

THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT OUR CLIMATE IS CHANGING WARMING, DROUGHTS, EXTREME STORMS. BUT WE NEED TO KNOW MORE THAN JUST THAT THE CLIMATE IS CHANGING.

WE NEED TO KNOW, UNDERSTAND THE RAMIFICATIONS IN TERMS OF BIODIVERSITY AND SYSTEM DYNAMICS, HOW IT WILL AFFECT THE PLACE WE CALL OUR HOME, OUR LIVES.

SOME PLACES WILL BE MORE VULNERABLE THAN OTHERS.

SOME RESPONSES WILL BE SURPRISING AND ABRUPT AND OTHERS WILL BE SLOW AND MUTED.

IF WE DON'T LOOK UNDER THE HOOD TO THESE MECHANISMS, SOLUTIONS ABOUT WHERE AND WHEN AND HOW TO INTERVENE WILL BE REALLY.

HARD TO IDENTIFY.

SO I WANT TO TAKE YOU ON A QUICK FIELD TRIP TO THREE PLACES TO DESCRIBE WHAT I MEAN, AND OBVIOUSLY IT NEEDS TO BE VIRTUALLY NOW.

BUT PLEASE CONSIDER THIS AN OPEN INVITATION TO JOIN IN PERSON ONCE WE ARE ABLE TO.

I'M ALWAYS UP TO TAKE PEOPLE INTO THE FIELD.

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SO I DO LEAD THE NILAA BRIDGE LONG TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM, WHICH HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FOR OVER 40 YEARS NOW.

TOWARDS BOULDER AND ENCOMPASSES SOME ALPINE FOREST TREELINE ALPINE TUNDRA GLACIERS AND INVOLVES A TEAM OF FACULTY FROM 8 DEPARTMENTS FROM CAMPUS.

AND BECAUSE CU HAS INVESTED IN MONITORING CLIMATE, BIOLOGY, WATER, SNOW OVER THESE LAST FOUR DECADES, WE NOW HAVE AN UNPRECEDENTED KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE MAIN DRIVERS OF SYSTEM CHANGE, RESILIENCE, VULNERABILITY IN THE SYSTEM.

AND THIS KNOWLEDGE ENABLES US TO UNDERSTAND IMPACTS DOWNHILL AND DOWNSTREAM ON OUR COMMUNITIES.

ALSO ALONGSIDE SIDE SEAS MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION, WHICH IS THE SOLE FIELD RESEARCH STATION IN THE CU SYSTEM, AS WELL AS THE BASE OF OUR OPERATIONS.

WE HAVE INVOLVED HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS IN THIS WORK TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION AND THE AND IF YOU MOVE A LITTLE DOWNHILL TO THE GRASSLANDS THAT LINE THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ROCKIES, WHICH MIGHT SEEM A LITTLE BORING IF YOU'RE WHIZZING PAST I70, THESE ARE ACTUALLY AMAZING GEMS OF BIODIVERSITY THAT COMBINE ELEMENTS FROM KANSAS, TALLGRASS, PRAIRIE TO MOUNTAIN MEADOWS.

SYSTEMS THAT WE DEPEND ON AS WORKING LANDSCAPES FOR RANCHING AND RECREATION EXTRACTION.

AND WHERE HEAVY USE CAN CAUSE THESE INTERDEPENDENCIES THAT ARE SO ESSENTIAL TO COLLAPSE.

HERE WE WORK WITH CONSERVATION GROUPS AND STAKEHOLDERS ALONG THE FRONT RANGE TO DEVISE WAYS TO RESTORE THE COMPLEXITY AND RESILIENCE IN THESE SYSTEMS AND TO ENSURE THAT THESE SYSTEMS ARE ABLE TO RESPOND AND CONTINUE TO DELIVER SERVICES IN THE FUTURE.

SO WORKING WITH PARTNERS OUTSIDE ACADEMIA IS ALSO WHERE STUDENTS START TO UNDERSTAND THAT USABLE SCIENCE IS REALLY A TWO WAY STREET.

SCIENTISTS HAVE AS MUCH OR MORE TO LEARN FROM APPLICATION THAN THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

THAN LAST MOVING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN, FURTHER INTO FORMERLY AGRICULTURAL AREAS THAT ARE NOW IMPORTANT URBAN AND SUBURBAN AREAS WHERE MOST OF US LIVE.

THE BOULDER APPLETREE PROJECT, A PROJECT THAT SEEKS TO PRESERVE THE AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE OF PAST CENTURIES, LOST ADVERSITY OF HEIRLOOM APPLES PLANTED OVER A CENTURY AGO.

SOME VARIETIES ARE ONLY FOUND IN COLORADO, AND ALL REPRESENT POTENTIAL KEYS TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION, THE BOOMING LOCAL CIDER INDUSTRY AND ALSO IMPORTANT LINKS BETWEEN COMMUNITY AND HISTORY ACROSS OUR STATE.

WE INVITE WE INVOLVED CU STUDENTS EARLY IN THEIR UNDERGRADUATE CAREERS IN THIS RESEARCH AS PART OF AN INNOVATIVE GENERAL BIOLOGY CURRICULUM IN PEOPLE'S BACKYARDS, REMNANT FARMS, OLD HOMESTEADS.

WE STUDY THE TREES, THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE, BUT ALSO WE STUDY HOW PEOPLE LEARN, HOW STUDENTS LEARN.

WE FIND THAT THESE EARLY ACCESSIBLE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES TRANSFORM THEIR CONFIDENCE AS A SCIENTIST, THEIR SENSE OF BELONGING IN A WIDER COMMUNITY.

AND REALLY IMPORTANTLY, IT ALSO OPENS THE TENT TO A WIDER RANGE OF BACKGROUNDS THAT MIGHT CONSIDER STEM AS A GOOD CAREER FOR THEM.

SO LET ME END BY RETURNING TO THIS IDEA ABOUT THINKING ABOUT CUS LEADERSHIP IN THE INTERDISCIPLINARY ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND WHY IT MEANS SO MUCH TO COLORADO.

SO BRINGS TOGETHER FACULTY BRINGING STRONG INTERDISCIPLINARITY TO TACKLE THIS COMPLEXITY OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT OUR MOUNTAINS BRING.

PROGRAMS THAT ENABLE US TO TAKE A LONG VIEW OF CHANGE.

AS WE KNOW THAT THERE MANY CHALLENGES WE FACE THAT ARE ABOUT CHANGE AND CLIMATE WILDFIRE RISK, LESS SNOW, LESS SKI DAYS, VULNERABLE ECOSYSTEMS, ENSURING THAT THE ESSENTIAL COMBINATION OF MONITORING AND FORECAST AND EXPERIMENTATION IS HELD.

TRAINING STUDENTS TO BE OUT IN THE FIELD, GOING OUT THERE, EXPERIENCING THINGS, ASKING QUESTIONS, CONDUCTING A KIND OF INQUIRY BASED INVESTIGATION AND TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO SOCIETY AND TO OUR STATE.

TRAINING STUDENTS HOW TO DEAL WITH COMPLEX DATA, NONLINEARITIES, INTERDISCIPLINARY DEPENDENCIES, AS THIS IS WHAT REALLY DESCRIBES OUR WORLD TODAY.

AND THEN LASTLY, CONFIDENCE TO GIVE SOMEONE LIKE ME THE SUPPORT AND RESOURCE THAT THEY NEED TO SEEK THESE SOLUTIONS AND STUDY THESE AMAZING, INTERESTING QUESTIONS.

FOR ALL OF US I REALLY THANK MY COLLEAGUES, CAMPUS LEADERS, STUDENTS AT CU FOR THEIR VISION AND TALENT.

SO THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS HONOR.

I REALLY I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, PROFESSOR SUDING, I SPENT MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS UP AT THE RESEARCH

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STATION TEACHING AND DOING RESEARCH.

I WAS JUST THINKING PERHAPS I DON'T THINK THE BOARD HAS EVER GONE TO THE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION.

THAT MIGHT BE A FUN FIELD TRIP ONE DAY DURING THE SUMMER TO SEE ALL THE STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS THERE IN BEAUTIFUL AREA.

THANK YOU.

OK, CHANCELLOR, REDDY YOU'RE NOW UP WHILE YOU'VE INTRODUCED PROFESSOR TERRY BOULT SO YOU CAN TURN IT OVER TO HIM.

DR. BOULT YOU'RE ON.

SO I WANT TO THANK THE REGENTS THE PRESIDENT FOR THIS AWARD AND THE FOUNDATION THAT ESTABLISHED THE CHAIR, WHICH I'VE HELD SINCE I'VE JOINED UCCS ADMINISTRATION, HAS BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF MY RESEARCH AGENDA.

MY RESEARCH IS VERY TEAM ORIENTED.

AND, OF COURSE, I COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING TO HELP MY GREAT STUDENTS TO COLLABORATE ACROSS THE CAMPUS AND ACROSS OTHER SCHOOLS.

AND I WANT TO THANK MY WIFE, GINGER, WITHOUT WHOM MY LIFE WOULD BE EMPTY, AND WITHOUT WHOM I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN NEAR SUCCESSFUL, LET ALONE HAVING BECOME DISTINGUISHED, BECOMING DREAM.

I HAVE NO MEMORIES.

BEFORE WANTING TO BE A PROFESSOR IN SIXTH GRADE, I HAD MY FIRST JOB AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT AND I WANTED TO BE A PROFESSOR EVER SINCE.

IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, I LIVED IN A SMALL FARM AND DIDN'T REALLY HAVE MUCH IN THE WAY OF MENTORSHIP OR HIGHER EDUCATION AS AN ASPIRATION OTHER THAN IT WAS.

MY PERSONAL GOAL.

MY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR LITERALLY LAUGHED AT ME WHEN I SAID I WANTED TO GO TO COLUMBIA OR MIT BECAUSE MY BROTHER WAS A SCREW UP AND DIDN'T HAVE GOOD GRADES.

BUT I GOT IN TO A GOOD SCHOOL, I GOT INTO COLUMBIA PAID MY WAY THROUGH AND HAD THE LUCKY OPPORTUNITY TO TO WORK WITH A CS PROFESSOR THAT TRANSFORMED ME FROM GOING DOWN A PATH OF PHYSICS TO WANTING TO GO INTO COMPUTER SCIENCE RESEARCH, WHICH I ENDED UP TO DOING MY PHD WITH HIM AT COLUMBIA.

THAT TRANSFORMATION, THE IDEA THAT PROFESSORS DID RESEARCH AND TEACHING WAS JUST AMAZING TO ME BECAUSE I LOVED BOTH OF THEM AND I WANTED TO FIND A WAY TO DO BOTH OF THEM.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WANTED TO HAVE MORE OF AN IMPACT.

AND I WANTED TO NOT JUST LEARN THINGS, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE THE THINGS I LEARNED MORE MEANINGFUL.

SO RESEARCH DOES TRANSFORMATION NOT ENOUGH FOR ME ANYMORE.

I REALLY WANTED TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE THAT INTO HAVING AN IMPACT.

SO I STARTED WORKING WITH INDUSTRY AND STARTUPS AND I MOVED FROM COLUMBIA TO LEVI WHERE I FELT LIKE I COULD HAVE MORE IMPACT AND THAT FOR NINE YEARS THERE I'D DONE A LOT, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO DO MORE AND I DECIDED TO LEAVE BECAUSE I COULDN'T REACH MY EDUCATIONAL DEBT.

SO IN 2003, I DID A NATIONWIDE SEARCH OF WHAT I WANTED TO GO.

AND THE OPEN SHARE AT UCCS ATTRACTED ME BECAUSE PART OF MY ROLE WAS LITERALLY TO HAVE IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST PUBLISHED PAPERS.

MY PROFESSIONAL FRIENDS, ALL THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY GOING TO A SCHOOL THAT WASN'T EVEN AN R2.

BUT INNOVATION, WHICH I DEFINE AS A TRANSFORMATION OF IDEAS INTO IMPACT, WAS REALLY MY PASSION.

AND I WANTED TO GO TO A PLACE THAT I THINK I COULD MAKE THAT HAPPEN A FEW YEARS AFTER I JOINED, UCCS I ACTUALLY GOT MY FIRST INTRODUCTION TO THE REGENTS WHEN I HELPED PITCH THE WELL.

WE GROWN TO SIX HUNDRED PLUS STUDENTS ACROSS 22 MAJOR SO MY EDUCATIONAL MISSION HAS BEEN CONTINUING TO GROW.

AND DESPITE THE LARGER TEACHING DEMANDS OF THAT NEW PROGRAM, THAT IS AS IT GREW, I KEPT TEACHING A LOT.

I WAS ABLE TO KEEP MY FOCUS ON RESEARCH AND MY RESEARCH HAVING AN IMPACT.

SO I DID.

A STARTUP ALONG THE WAY IS IN PARALLEL WHERE I FOCUS ON THE PROBLEM OF BIOMETRICS AND PRIVACY, LEADING TO TECHNOLOGIES THAT'S INTEGRATED INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND USED BY A COMMERCIAL COMPANY NOW TO FIND A WAY TO BALANCE PRIVACY IN BIOMETRICS FACES.

SO HOW DO WE MAKE IT SO THAT YOU CAN PROVE YOU'RE HERE? BUT THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T SUCCEED IN SEARCH FOR YOU SOME OF THE DIFFICULT PROBLEMS, WHICH IS NOW AN EVEN LARGER PROBLEM THE EU, WHERE THEY HAVE MORE STRINGENT RULES AND THAT KIND OF THING.

MY MOST IMPACTFUL WORK TO DATE IS ACTUALLY THE WORK I'VE DONE AT UCCS, NOT AT MY PRIOR INSTITUTIONS.

AND THAT FOCUS ON WORKING WITH MY STUDENTS AND TRYING TO SOLVE THOSE KINDS OF OPEN ENDED IMPORTANT PROBLEMS HAS BEEN VERY REWARDING TO ME.

MY RESEARCH AGENDA HAS BEEN VERY BROAD.

IT OFTEN TAKES ME DOWN NEW DIRECTIONS AS I HELP OTHER FACULTY ON CAMPUS OR EVEN STUDENTS PURSUE THEIR OWN PASSION IN THEIR OWN DIRECTION.

SO I'VE STARTED NEW RESEARCH PROJECT THAT I'VE NEVER WORKED ON TO HELP SOMEBODY GET THERE.

I FEEL FOREVER INDEBTED TO THE GIFTS I GOT FROM THE FACULTY MEMBERS OF COLUMBIA THAT BENEFITED ME AND GOT ME INTO RESEARCH.

AND I WANT TO VIEW PAYING THEM BACK AS THE BEST THING I COULD DO IS TO HELP OTHERS GO DOWN THIS PATH.

SO I'M VERY PROUD TO BE NAMED DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AND I HOPE TO CONTINUE TO GROW IN THE SPIRIT OF THAT TITLE AS BOTH A RESEARCHER AND AS AN EDUCATOR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, PROFESSOR BOULT, QUITE A JOURNEY TO BRING YOU HERE TO UCCS.

AND THEN OUR FINAL PROFESSOR, I WOULD LIKE CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN TO INTRODUCE PROFESSOR WENDY KOHRT.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH, VERY MUCH, AND IT REALLY IT'S AN HONOR, FRANKLY, TO

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BE HAD THE ABILITY TO HONOR AN EXEMPLARY FACULTY MEMBER TODAY FOR AN OUTSTANDING CAREER MARKED BY BOTH LEADERSHIP AND ACCOMPLISHMENT.

DR. WENDY KOHRT PROFESSOR IN THE DIVISION OF GERIATRIC MEDICINE, THE SUBJECT BECOMING MORE NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART IN THE CU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND THE NANCY ANSCHUTZ CHAIR IN WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH.

WENDY HAS BEEN A PART OF OUR CAMPUS FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS AND SERVES IN NUMEROUS ROLES, INCLUDING THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER OF WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH, THE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH FOR GERIATRIC MEDICINE, AND THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH FOR THE VA GERIATRIC RESEARCH, EDUCATIONAL AND CLINICAL AND CLINICAL CENTER IN RESEARCH.

DR. KOHRT, HAS JUST SHOWN ACROSS THE WORLD, SHE IS RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY FOR HER EXPERTISE IN EXERCISE, PHYSIOLOGY, WOMEN'S HEALTH, AGING AND HORMONE DEFICIENCY.

SELECTED TO CHAIR IS BEEN SELECTED TO CHAIR THE EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITTEES OF A 180 MILLION DOLLAR NIH FUNDED RESEARCH CONSORTIUM ON THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ACROSS THE AGE SPECTRUM.

SHE'S CONTRIBUTED TO PANELS FOR NASA, THE AMERICAN COLLEGE FOR SPORTS MEDICINE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AMONG MANY, MANY OTHERS.

IN TEACHING DR. KOHRT IS A HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER MENTOR WHOSE OWN CUTTING EDGE WORK AND KNOWN EXCELLENT OF TEACHING HAVE INSPIRED SCORES OF POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS AND TRAINEES KNOWN NOT ONLY FOR HER EXPERTISE, BUT ALSO FOR HER SELFLESS DEDICATION TO HELPING LAUNCH THE CAREERS OF FUTURE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN HEALTH LEADERS.

INDEED, OF HER 62 POSTDOCTORAL TRAINEES.

54 NOW HOLD PROMINENT ROLES ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN ACADEMIC MEDICINE.

IN SERVICE, COLLEAGUES ACKNOWLEDGE DR.

KOHRT FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AND STRONG LEADERSHIP, SHE HAS SERVED TIRELESSLY ON NUMEROUS PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES.

IN ADDITION TO SPEARHEADING KEY PROGRAMS AT C.U.

ANSCHUTZ, SHE'S BEEN RECOGNIZED WITH NOTABLE HONORS AND AWARDS AND REGULARLY CALLED UPON BY PEERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO SHARE EXPERTISE.

AS DIVISION HEAD HER DIVISION HEAD.

SORRY, ROBERT SCHWARTZ SAID IT ONE DAY.

SHE IS LIKE THE RARE ATHLETE WHO'S NOT ONLY GREAT IN HER OWN RIGHT, BUT MAKES EVERYONE AROUND HER BETTER.

DR. KOHRT WENDY, WE ARE PROUD TO RECOGNIZE YOU TODAY AS A CU, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND MENTORSHIP IN ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR REMARKABLE CAREER AND FOR BREAKING NEW GROUNDS IN GERIATRICS AND WOMEN'S HEALTH.

DR. KOHRT.

THANK YOU, DON, NOT ONLY FOR THAT INTRODUCTION, BUT FOR YOUR SUPPORT THROUGH THE YEARS.

I WANT TO THANK PRESIDENT KENNEDY, THE REGENTS, FOR BESTOWING THIS HONOR ON ME.

THERE ARE SO MANY FACULTY MEMBERS WHO ARE DESERVING OF THIS RECOGNITION AND IT'S TRULY HUMBLING THAT I'M SITTING IN THIS POSITION TODAY.

I HAVE A LONG LIST OF THANKS OF PEOPLE WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL CAREER.

MY RESEARCH TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS, THE COLLEAGUES WITH WHOM I'VE ESTABLISHED ENJOYABLE AND SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATIONS, MY DEPARTMENT CHAIRS FROM BOB SCHREIER, BOB ANDERSON, DAVID SCHWARTZ, MY DEANS, DICK KRUGMAN AND JOHN REILLY, THE CENTERS AND INSTITUTES AT C.U.

THAT HAVE CLOSE AFFILIATIONS WITH INCLUDING THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY CENTER ON AGING, THE CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH, THE COLORADO CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE AND OTHERS.

WITHOUT THESE SORT OF AFFILIATIONS, I WOULD NOT BE IN THE POSITION OF HAVING THE CAREER SUCCESS I HAVE ENJOYED.

AT THE VERY TOP OF MY LIST OF GRATITUDE, AND HE HAD CLINIC TODAY, SO I DON'T KNOW THAT HE WAS ABLE TO JOIN THE CALL IS MY DIVISION CHIEF, BOB SCHWARTZ.

AND I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY ABOUT HOW I ENDED UP HERE, BECAUSE I'VE COME TO BELIEVE THAT IT WAS FATE IN GOSH, IT WAS PROBABLY ALMOST 22 YEARS AGO TO THE DATE TO THE DAY IN APRIL OF 1999.

I HAD KNOWN BOB PROFESSIONALLY.

HE AND I DID SIMILAR RESEARCH HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, SEATTLE, ME AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST.

LOUIS.

BUT BOB CALLED ME OUT OF THE BLUE AND SAID, WENDY, I JUST INTERVIEWED FOR THE HEAD OF GERIATRICS AT C.U.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF I'LL BE OFFERED THE POSITION, BUT IF I AM, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER COMING TO JOIN ME AND BUILDING A PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING RESEARCH PROGRAM.

AND BOB DID NOT KNOW THIS AT THE TIME, BUT I WAS ACTUALLY QUITE ANXIOUS, VERY ANXIOUS

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TO LEAVE WASHU BECAUSE I HAD A DIVISION HEAD OF GERIATRICS AND GERONTOLOGY THERE WHO HAD DECIDED HE WANTED MORE THAN JUST A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ME.

AND WHEN THOSE FEELINGS WERE NOT RECIPROCATED, LIFE BECAME QUITE MISERABLE AND EXTREMELY STRESSFUL.

AND I KNEW I NEEDED TO GET OUT OF THERE.

AND I HAD OTHER OFFERS FROM MARYLAND, VERMONT, UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS.

BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT MY FEW MEETINGS WITH BOB AFTER THAT INITIAL CALL THAT I JUST FELT THAT COLORADO WAS GOING TO BE THE RIGHT HOME FOR ME.

SO I TOOK A CHANCE AND MOVED HERE.

STARTED SEPTEMBER 1ST, 1999, THERE WERE ZERO DOLLARS GRANT DOLLARS IN PHYSIOLOGY OF AGING RESEARCH AT THAT TIME, OTHER THAN THE TWO GRANTS THAT I BROUGHT WITH ME.

AND THAT WAS, YOU KNOW, MAYBE ABOUT 8 HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN TOTAL COST PER YEAR.

AND BOB CHARGED ME WITH HELPING HIM TO BUILD OUR RESEARCH PROGRAM.

AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT OUR ANNUAL GRANT INCOME IS THESE DAYS, BUT I THINK IT'S SOMEWHERE BETWEEN SEVEN AND 8 MILLION DOLLARS.

AND FOR A SMALL DIVISION, MAYBE THE SMALLEST WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE, I THINK WE'VE BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY SUCCESSFUL.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP I'VE HAD WITH BOB, OUR LIKE MINDED APPROACHES FOR BUILDING OUR PROGRAM, OUR FACULTY, OUR TRAINEES.

AND I'VE BEEN EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO ENJOY MY CAREER SIDE BY SIDE WITH BOB.

HE WILL BE RETIRING THIS SUMMER.

I'M THRILLED FOR HIM.

I'M VERY SAD FOR MYSELF.

BUT HOPEFULLY IT MEANS THAT RATHER THAN MEETING OFTEN IN OUR OFFICES, WE WILL BE MEETING OUT ON THE GULF, THE GULF LAKES.

FROM THE BEGINNING, BOB TOLD ME THAT I SHOULD NEVER WORRY ABOUT FUNDING GAPS, YOU KNOW, AS A NON CLINICIAN IN A CLINICAL DEPARTMENT.

IT'S REALLY IMPERATIVE FOR ME TO BRING IN ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER NOT ONLY ALL OF MY SALARY, BUT THAT OF MY TRAINEES AND ALL OF MY STAFF.

AND THE FACT THAT HE WAS UNSWERVINGLY SUPPORTIVE AND TELLING ME NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THAT ONLY MOTIVATED ME EVEN MORE TO MAKE SURE I NEVER HAD TO RELY ON HIM FOR THAT SUPPORT.

AND BECAUSE OF THE TREMENDOUSLY COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AND THE GREAT COLLEAGUES AND STAFF THAT I'VE HAD FORTUNATE TO SURROUND ME THROUGH THE YEARS, I NEVER HAD TO RELY ON HIM FOR THAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

AND I HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK.

YOU MIGHT THINK I COULD HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL ANYWHERE, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.

I TRULY BELIEVE, AS I THINK IT WAS PROFESSOR AXELRAD WHO SAID THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IS A SPECIAL PLACE.

IT WAS VERY DIFFERENT FROM MY PREVIOUS INSTITUTION, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, DESPITE ITS PRESTIGE, IT WAS VERY SILOED AND NOT COLLABORATIVE.

AND THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE FIND HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

I'D LIKE TO END WITH ONE FINAL STORY TO SHARE WITH YOU.

AND IT WAS, GOSH, NOT QUITE TWO YEARS AGO.

IT WAS IN AUGUST OF 2019.

I WAS LEAVING WORK KIND OF LATE ONE EVENING.

I WALKED OUT OF ACADEMIC OFFICE, TO ONE BUILDING, PROBABLY 7 OR 7:30, AND I RAN INTO DICK KRUGMAN IN THE QUAD AND I HADN'T SEEN HIM FOR A WHILE SINCE HE HAD LEFT HIS HIS POSITION AS DEAN OF MEDICINE.

SO WE STOPPED AND CHATTED FOR A WHILE AND THEN WE STARTED WALKING OUR SEPARATE WAYS AND I PROBABLY GOT 20 STEPS AND I HEARD, HEY, WENDY.

SO I TURNED AROUND AND HE SAID, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

AND HE OBVIOUSLY SAW THE VERY PUZZLED LOOK ON MY FACE AND SAID, MAKE SURE YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY AS A UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FACULTY MEMBER IN TWO WEEKS.

HE KNEW NOT ONLY THAT THE YEAR I CAME, BUT THE DAY I STARTED.

AND IT WASN'T LIKE I SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN DEAN KRUGMANS OFFICE.

I PROBABLY SPENT AS MUCH TIME AS I'VE SPENT IN DEAN RILEY'S OFFICE.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE IT IS.

AND SO THAT IS JUST ONE OF THOSE INTANGIBLE REASONS WHY THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HAS BEEN SUCH A NURTURING ENVIRONMENT THAT ENABLED THE SORT OF SUCCESS I HAVE ACHIEVED.

SO I'M GRATEFUL TO ALL OF YOU, TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AFFILIATED WITH MY CAREER.

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AND THIS THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT CERTAINLY WAS NOT NECESSARY, BUT IT IS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OF COURSE, NONE OF US LIKE TO HEAR WHY YOU FELT COMPELLED TO LEAVE YOUR PREVIOUS INSTITUTION, BUT I'M GLAD YOU DID.

BEFORE WE BEFORE I CLOSED THIS SECTION, I AM HAPPY TO OPEN THE FLOOR TO ANY OF THE REGENTS OR OTHERS THAT MIGHT WANT TO SAY SOMETHING.

THIS IS CALLIE, I JUST WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE, I KNOW HOW HARD YOU WORK, AND WE ARE REALLY PRIVILEGED TO HAVE YOU HERE.

THIS IS HEIDI, I JUST THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS ABOUT BEING A REGENT, IS HEARING THESE STORIES AND HEARING ALL OF YOU TALK ABOUT THE AMAZING WORK YOU'RE DOING.

I SO APPRECIATE YOUR HEART AND YOUR SOUL AND YOUR GIFTS.

AND IT JUST WARMS MY HEART TO BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY AND JUST HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A CONNECTION TO YOU.

SO I FEEL VERY BLESSED.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE THINGS YOU DO TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

LIKEWISE, I WAS JUST THINKING TO MYSELF THAT WHEN THE TIME COMES, WHEN I'M NO LONGER ON THE BOARD, I SURE WOULD WOULD LIKE TO MARK THE CALENDAR FOR THESE REGENT MEETINGS WHEN THE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS ARE RECOGNIZED, BECAUSE IT'S PHENOMENAL TO COME AND HEAR THE STORIES OF ALL THE GREAT WORK THAT'S BEING DONE ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

AND I GET TO LEARN A THING OR TWO DURING THAT TIME AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU TO ALL THAT YOU DO.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL.

AND AGAIN, I'D LIKE TO AS WELL TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF YOU FOR WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION AS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS.

YOU'RE THE REASON WHY CU HAS A REPUTATION OF BEING SUCH A HIGH QUALITY INSTITUTION.

YOU GUYS ARE THE REASONS WHY STUDENTS COME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

AND WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH AND LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING YOU GUYS ALL TOGETHER IN PERSON.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE OUR TRADITION, OUR PICTURE.

I MEAN, WHAT'S A DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR WITHOUT A PHOTOGRAPH WITH ALL THE REGENTS? AND SERIOUSLY, FOR US JUST TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE AND TO HEAR FROM YOU REALLY MEANS A LOT TO US.

SO THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY QUICKLY, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS AND THE THEME THAT I HEARD FROM ALL OF YOU COMING FROM DIFFERENT CAMPUSES, DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES, WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION AND INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK AND AND LEADERSHIP AND MENTORSHIP.

AND THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING THAT FOR FOR SO MANY STUDENTS AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

I CAN'T WAIT TO DIG INTO SOME OF THE CONTENT AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ALL OF YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT.

IT'S JUST SO EXCITING TO HEAR OF ALL OF YOUR WORK.

AND THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.

WE CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMITMENT, YOUR PASSION, IT'S SO UPLIFTING TO HEAR YOUR STORIES, WE WANT TO CONGRATULATE EACH OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL IN PERSON.

SO THANKS FOR DOING WHAT YOU DO THANKS FOR MAKING CU THE FABULOUS UNIVERSITY THAT IT IS.

OK, WE'LL CLOSE THIS OUT.

THANK YOU AGAIN TO OUR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS FOR YOUR AMAZING SCHOLARSHIP, YOUR SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY.

IT'S ALSO NICE TO HEAR HOW THE UNIVERSITY HELPS PROVIDE INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION JUST TO BETTER IMPROVE YOUR RESEARCH AND YOUR TEACHING.

I ALWAYS LEARN SOMETHING ALSO, AND I HAVE MADE A NOTE TO SEE IF WE CAN MAYBE ARRANGE A FIELD TRIP TO THE MOUNTAIN RESEARCH STATION.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN AND HAVE A GOOD LAST BIT OF THE SEMESTER, WHICH IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER.

[5. Chair of the Board of Regents Report]

THANK YOU.

SO AT THIS POINT, I WILL MOVE TO, I GUESS, ITS THE VICE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS REPORT.

BEFORE FORMER CU REGENT GRIEGO RETIRED FROM THE BOARD, WE WERE WORKING ON DEVELOPING A LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

SO I'D LIKE TO OPEN MY REPORT WITH THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

AS WE GATHER, WE HONOR AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S FOUR CAMPUSES AROUND THE TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES IN ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS OF THE CHEYENNE,

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ARAPAHO, UTE, APACHE, COMANCHE, KIOWA, LAKOTA, PUEBLO AND SHOSHONE NATIONS.

FURTHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE 48 CONTEMPORARY TRIBAL NATIONS HISTORICALLY TIED TO THE LANDS THAT COMPRISE WHAT IS NOW CALLED COLORADO.

WELL, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT A YEAR AGO.

APRIL 2020 WAS OUR FIRST BOARD MEETING THAT WAS MORE REMOTE AND ONE YEAR LATER WE STILL ARE MEETING REMOTELY AND IT'S BEEN QUITE A YEAR FOR THE CU SYSTEM, OUR STATE AND OUR WORLD BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC.

I THINK WITH THE VACCINATIONS ROLLING OUT, WE'RE ALL FEELING A GLIMMER OF HOPE.

AND I'M THANKFUL THAT I RECEIVED MY SECOND VACCINATION YESTERDAY AND I FEEL OK AND SHARE THIS MEETING TODAY.

THE RESEARCH AROUND COVID AND MEDICAL TREATMENT THAT CU HAS PROVIDED HAS BEEN CRITICAL.

THE STAFF AND FACULTY HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO MAKE OUR EDUCATIONAL ENTERPRISE SUCCESSFUL.

AND I THANK EVERYONE, INCLUDING, OF COURSE, OUR STUDENTS FOR STICKING WITH THIS BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN A VERY TRYING YEAR.

I THINK WE'RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING IN PERSON.

I KNOW THAT WE'RE PLANNING ON MEETING TOGETHER AT OUR RETREAT IN JULY, DRIVING BY THE BOULDER CAMPUS, WHICH I DO OFTEN.

I'M EXCITED TO SEE THE DAY THAT I SEE THE HUM OF ACTIVITY THAT WE'RE ALL ACCUSTOMED TO SEEING ON OUR CAMPUSES.

ALTHOUGH WE FACED HARDSHIPS AND UNCERTAINTY IN COMBATING THE PANDEMIC, I HOPE WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOME OF THE POSITIVE DISRUPTIONS THAT CHANCELLOR MARKS MENTIONED EARLIER TODAY.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE AND MORE ABOUT WHAT THE FALL ROLLOUT WILL BE.

WITH THAT, I WILL TURN OVER TO OUR PRESIDENT KENNEDY FOR HIS REPORT.

[6. University of Colorado President Report, Mark Kennedy]

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN SMITH.

FIRST, I WANT TO SAY THAT OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH CHAIR GALLEGOS AND HIS FAMILY ON THIS DAY.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO OFFER MY DEEPEST, DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES AND THE LOVED ONES OF THOSE KILLED IN THE RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS AND TO THE ENTIRE BOULDER COMMUNITY.

AS I STATED IN THAT TIME, WE CANNOT MAKE SENSE OF THE SENSELESS, BUT WE CAN SUPPORT EACH OTHER AS A COMMUNITY THROUGH THIS GRIEVING PROCESS.

I'D LIKE TO HAND THIS OVER TO CU BOULDER CHANCELLOR PHIL DISTEFANO FOR HIS COMMENTS ON THIS EVENT.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

AND I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK YOU AND THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THAT TIME AND OF TODAY.

ALTHOUGH THE BOULDER COMMUNITY WAS GRIEVOUSLY HARMED BY THE ATTACK AT THE KING SOOPERS, THE CU BOULDER CAMPUS WAS FORTUNATE THAT NONE OF OUR STUDENTS, OUR FACULTY OR OUR STAFF WERE PHYSICALLY INJURED.

BUT IT'S DIFFICULT TO OVERSTATE.

HOW MUCH THIS HAS AFFECTED OUR CAMPUS.

NOT ONLY DID THE CUPD HELP WITH THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE, BUT MANY MEMBERS OF OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY LIVE IN THE VICINITY OF THE KING SOOPERS AND OTHERS KNEW THE VICTIM.

AND I'M VERY PROUD OF HOW CUPD RESPONDED TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY.

I JUST WILL ADD THAT WE ARE STILL PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR THE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED THROUGH OUR COUNSELING AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, FACULTY AND STAFF ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND THE OFFICE OF VICTIMS ASSISTANCE.

THE CAMPUS IS PROVIDING COUNSELING AND THERAPY.

AND THEN FINALLY, CHIEF JOKERST OF CUPD HAS ARRANGED FOR SPECIALIZED TRAUMA SERVICES FOR THE MEMBERS OF OUR POLICE FORCE.

SO, AGAIN, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, THANK YOU.

AND AGAIN, THANK MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR REACHING OUT TO US OVER THESE PAST FEW WEEKS.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU PHIL.

AND AS SOME OF YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE FINAL BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING FOR I SAIAH CHAVOUS, SERVING IN HIS CAPACITY AS CU BOULDER STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AND INNER CAMPUS STUDENT FORUM CHAIR.

IN WHAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST TUMULTUOUS YEARS IN CU'S HISTORY.

ISAIAH DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB OF REPRESENTING THE STUDENT VOICE.

I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED WORKING WITH HIM AND COMMEND HIM ON A STRONG ENGAGEMENT IN DIFFICULT ISSUES.

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR UPCOMING GRADUATION, ISAIAH.

I'M EAGER TO HEAR WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU AFTER CU.

I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE RYAN UNTIEZ, WHO IS STEPPING BACK FROM HIS PUBLIC WORK DUTIES AS CU STAFF COUNCIL CHAIR FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR TO TURN HIS ATTENTION TO THE CRITICAL WORK OF HOW DO WE REOPEN OUR CAMPUSES IN THE MONTHS AHEAD? CLASSIFIED AND UNCLASSIFIED STAFF ALIKE AT CU HAVE HAD AN OUTSTANDING

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REPRESENTATIVE IN RYAN, WHO IS HANDING OFF SOME OF HIS DUTIES, INCLUDING REPRESENTING STAFF COUNCIL AT BOARD MEETINGS TO VICE CHAIR, TARA DRESSLER FOR THE INTERIM.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH HER.

THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, LEADERS ARE VITAL TO CU AND TO EVERY MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.

I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO WORK CLOSELY ALL OUR GOVERNANCE GROUPS ACROSS CU.

I VALUE THEIR EFFORTS GREATLY.

LIKE SO MANY OF YOU, I AM EAGER TO GET BACK TO LIFE AND LEARNING IN PERSON AS WE DELIVER.

AS WE DEVELOP OUR PLANS FOR FALL SEMESTER, WE'RE FULLY ANTICIPATING BEING BACK IN PERSON ON OUR CAMPUSES TO THE EXTENT THE NEW NORMAL ALLOWS.

TO THAT END, I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A COVID VACCINATION WHEN IT'S AVAILABLE TO YOU IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY DONE SO.

WE'VE WRAPPED UP OUR FORENSIC INVESTIGATION OF THE ATTACK, AND WILL BE COMMUNICATING MORE TO THE CU COMMUNITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THOSE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE ATTACK WILL RECEIVE LETTERS AND OR EMAILS NEXT WEEK WITH FURTHER DETAILS AND RESOURCES.

BESIDES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF STIMULUS FUNDING THAT IS GOING DIRECTLY TO OUR STUDENTS, AS YOU WILL SEE LATER IN THE MEETING, WE'RE PROPOSING, WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF MANY REGENTS, TO USE A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE UNIVERSITY'S RELIEF FUNDS TO PROVIDE A ONE TIME BUY DOWN TUITION IN THE COMING YEAR TO KEEP TUITION NET TUITION FLAT FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

THIS WILL LOWER OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS FOR STUDENTS SUBSTANTIALLY, IF APPROVED BY THE REGENTS.

THE COMBINATION OF WHAT STUDENTS RECEIVE DIRECTLY FROM OUR THE LATEST STIMULUS RELIEF AND OUR PROPOSED TUITION BUY DOWN WOULD RESULT IN OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMING YEAR BEING 20 PERCENT LESS, 20 PERCENT LESS IN REAL TERMS THAN THEY WERE IN 2014.

WE'RE ALSO ADVOCATING FOR INCREASED FEDERAL AND STATE FINANCIAL AID THAT WOULD RESULT IN EVEN MORE SAVINGS FOR STUDENTS.

IN ADDITION, UNDER OUR CU PROMISED PROGRAMS TO BOULDER, CU DENVER AND UCCS, WE COVER THE STUDENT SHARE OF TUITION AND FEES FOR THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE PELL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS, RESULTING IN TUITION AND FEES FOR THOUSANDS OF CU STUDENTS EVERY YEAR.

JUST AS WE'VE WORKED HARD TO DELIVER A GREAT EDUCATIONAL VALUE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE WANT TO DO OUR BEST FOR OUR FACULTY AND STAFF WHO HAVE WORKED HARD TO NAVIGATE THE PANDEMIC.

I'M PLEASED OUR PROPOSED BUDGET LIFTS FURLOUGHS FOR ALL FACULTY AND STAFF EFFECTIVE JULY ONE, AND USES SOME OF OUR STIMULUS FUNDS TO PROVIDE A ONE TIME PAYMENT EQUIVALENT TO A TWO PERCENT INCREASE IN COMPENSATION FOR JULY ONE THROUGH 30 DECEMBER THIRTY FIRST.

OUR ABILITY TO OFFER MERIT INCREASES TO FACULTY AND STAFF EFFECTIVE JANUARY OF NEXT YEAR WILL DEPEND ON THIS FALL'S ENROLLMENT NUMBERS.

HOPEFULLY, AS WE PULL TOGETHER, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, DELIVER ON OUR MISSION FOR OUR STUDENTS IN THE STATE OF COLORADO THIS FALL, WE WILL ACHIEVE THE LEVEL OF ENROLLMENT TO ALLOW THESE INCREASES.

THAT'S MY REPORT TO VICE CHAIR WOMAN AND I TURN BACK IT TO YOU.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, FOR THAT REPORT.

[1. Staff Council Chair Pro Tempore, Tara Dressler]

WE WILL NOW TURN TO THE GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORT.

THE FIRST REPORT WILL BE FROM STAFF COUNCIL CHAIR PRO TEM TARA DRESSLER, SORRY.

THAT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT.

GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY, VICE CHAIR SMITH, REGENTS AND CHANCELLORS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE A FEW UPDATES FROM THE STAFF WITH YOU.

AS NOTED, I AM ACTING AS CHAIR PRO TEM FOR RYAN FOR JUST THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND THANK GOODNESS HE IS STILL IN THE WINGS HELPING AND COACHING.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE APPRECIATE THAT FROM RYAN.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, A RETURN TO WORK IS DEFINITELY ON THE MINDS OF THE STAFF.

WE DO UNDERSTAND AND ARE REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE FOR THE LEAD TIME.

THAT'S HOPEFULLY GOING TO BE ABOUT A MONTH OR SO PRIOR TO KIND OF THE RETURN BACK TO WORK IN ORDER TO PREPARE FOR THE TRANSITION BACK.

WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL THAT THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED AS A GOOD TRANSITION TIME FOR STAFF AND FACULTY AND EVERYONE ELSE TO ADJUST TO THE TRANSITION IN TERMS OF CHILD CARE AND MAYBE SOME ELDER CARE, MAYBE SOME PET CARE FROM THOSE OF US THAT HAVE ACQUIRED COVID PETS.

SO WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE DEFINITELY LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME MORE INFORMATION ON SAFETY AND CLEANING PROCEDURES, ESPECIALLY WITH SHARED OFFICE SPACES AND KIND OF WHAT THAT PROTOCOL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE.

ALSO ON OUR AGENDA HERE FOR STAFF IS THE TUITION BENEFIT.

WE HAVE BEEN VISITING THAT BACK BEFORE COVID AND TALKING TO SOME CFOS AND

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ADMINISTRATION ON THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES ON WAYS TO IMPROVE THE TUITION BENEFIT FOR THE STAFF.

THAT KIND OF GOT PUT ON HOLD WITH THE PANDEMIC.

BUT JUST WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT IT IS STILL ON OUR RADAR.

AND RYAN AND I LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING THOSE MEETINGS AND LOOKING FOR SOME SOME GREAT WAYS TO MAKE THAT IN MAKE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE BUDGET FRIENDLY AS WELL.

EQUAL PAY, OBVIOUSLY, ON THE MINDS OF STAFF AS WELL.

WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS ON THE STATUS OF THIS PROJECT, AND IT SEEMS THAT THE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SEEMS TO VARY KIND OF FROM CAMPUS TO CAMPUS.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH ADMINISTRATION ON SOME PROPOSED MAYBE INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS OR SOME FUTURE COMMUNICATION THAT SORT OF CLARIFIES SORT OF WHERE WE ARE ON THAT PROJECT AND SOME DATA THAT CAN MAYBE BE PROVIDED.

SO THANK YOU FOR HELPING US GET A GET A GRIP ON THAT AND SEE WHAT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT AND GET THOSE FUTURE COMMUNICATIONS OUT.

LAST WE DID DO A VERY EXTENSIVE BYLAW REVIEW.

IF ANYBODY'S BEEN THROUGH THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT PROCESS CAN BE VERY CUMBERSOME GOING THROUGH ALL THOSE DIFFERENT SECTIONS.

BUT WE ACCOMPLISHED THAT.

AND THOSE SUGGESTED CHANGES WILL BE SENT TO ADMINISTRATION AND THE BOARD SHORTLY FOR COMMENTS AND APPROVAL.

SO THAT'LL BE COMING YOUR WAY.

AND IN CLOSING, I ALSO WANTED TO SHARE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FOR THE PEOPLE THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE BOULDER SHOOTING, THEIR FAMILIES, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS.

OUR HEARTS TRULY BREAK FOR THE BOULDER COMMUNITY AND EVERYONE AFFECTED BY THIS TRAGEDY.

WE ALSO GRIEVE FOR OUR AAPI BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT LOST THEIR LIVES IN ATLANTA.

AND WE'RE DEEPLY SADDENED BY THE CONTINUED VIOLENCE THAT SEEMS TO PERSIST IN THIS COUNTRY AND HOPE FOR CHANGE AND BETTER THINGS TO COME.

THANK YOU.

AND I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY.

ANYBODY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I'M JUST GOING TO DRONE ON AGAIN ABOUT THE STAFF AND FACULTY TUITION BENEFIT, AS IS MY MY CONSTANT HOBBY HORSE, AS PRESIDENT KENNEDY LIKES TO SAY, WHEN I MET WITH HIM A FEW WEEKS AGO ABOUT MY HOBBY HORSES, THAT I HAVE A STABLE OF THEM AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM.

SO PLEASE, LET'S FIGURE OUT A SOLUTION.

WEEKS AHEAD.

WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU.

AND I'LL JUST ADD, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK YOU'RE DOING TARA AND ALL OF THE STAFF.

IT'S BEEN A HARD YEAR ON EVERYONE.

AND THEN I SEE YOU GUYS AND I APPRECIATE IT.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

IT'S DEFINITELY A GROUP EFFORT.

YES, WE ARE VERY APPRECIATIVE, AND I KNOW THE EQUAL PAY IS OF CONCERN TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, SO HOPEFULLY SOMEBODY WILL BE MOVING IN ON THAT.

AND REGENT KROLL POINTED OUT, YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR NAME TARA AND THE DRESSLER.

SO I BLEW BOTH NAMES AND I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT.

PEOPLE GO TO TARA ALL THE TIME.

I ANSWER TO ANYTHING, BUT YES.

THANK YOU.

IT IS TARA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR REPORT.

THE NEXT REPORT WE WILL HEAR FROM IS FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR JOANNE ADDISON.

[2. Faculty Council Chair, Joanne Addison]

HELLO, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME ON TODAY'S AGENDA.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND AS SOMEONE WHO'S THAT WAS MY FAMILY'S KING SOOPERS.

THAT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS.

IF YOU HAVE HIGH SCHOOLERS WHO CONSIDER THAT THEIR KING SOOPERS, THOSE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS ARE STRUGGLING BECAUSE THEY FILLED THAT STORE ALL DAY LONG.

SO IT'S IT'S REALLY THE IMPACTS ARE FAR REACHING.

SO AND JUST KEEP IN MIND, I THINK ALL THOSE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS.

WHO ARE REALLY STRUGGLING WITH WITH WHAT THE VIOLENCE AND THE FACT THAT THEY'VE LOST WHAT WAS REALLY CONSIDERED A COMMUNITY CENTER TO MANY OF THEM.

AND I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT THE CONVERSATIONS AROUND TUITION BENEFITS ARE STILL OCCURRING.

YOU KNOW, IT REALLY WAS JUST A FEW YEARS AGO THAT WE WERE TOLD NO WAY, NO HOW.

AND SO BUT WE HAVE SEEN PROGRESS IN THAT LITTLE BY LITTLE.

AND SO HOPEFULLY PROGRESS WILL CONTINUE IN THAT AREA.

JUST A FEW THINGS TO REPORT.

WE'VE BEGUN AN EFFORT TO DIGITIZE ALL OF OUR PAPER DOCUMENTS.

SO THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE COMES TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING AND MENTIONED SOMETHING LIKE THE JESSER REPORT, WHICH IS A REALLY IMPORTANT HISTORICAL DOCUMENT, WE WILL HAVE IT READILY AVAILABLE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE QUITE A FEW PAPER DOCUMENTS THAT NEED TO BE DIGITIZED AND ARCHIVED IN A MEANINGFUL WAY.

THE BYLAWS COMMITTEE WILL BEGIN ITS WORK THIS SUMMER.

SO I APPRECIATE THOSE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE ON THAT GROUP SO WE CAN GET THIS WORK DONE.

WE'VE ENGAGED CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER COOK TO BEGIN WORKING ON REINITIATING OR

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REINVIGORATING CURFA, WHICH IS CU'S RETIRED FACULTY ASSOCIATION.

USED TO BE MUCH MORE ACTIVE THAN IT IS NOW, AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET THAT GROUP BACK UP AND RUNNING AGAIN.

THOSE FACULTY HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER, NOT JUST FACULTY COUNCIL, BUT EVERYONE ACROSS THE SYSTEM.

SO WE HOPE TO GET THAT GET THAT GOING AGAIN.

WE REALLY WANT TO HELP WITH THAT.

ALL OF OUR COMMITTEES ARE CURRENTLY HOLDING ELECTIONS AND THE FACILITY COUNCIL OFFICER ELECTIONS WILL BE COMING UP SOON.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S VERY EXCITING TO TO LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEW LEADERSHIP ACROSS THE COUNCIL.

OUR LGBTQ COMMITTEE IS HOSTING A SCREENING OF THE FILM COATED BIAS, AND PERHAPS SOME OF YOU HEARD ABOUT IT.

THIS HAS BECOME A PRETTY INFLUENTIAL FILM.

I'VE INCLUDED IN BOARD DOCS THE FLIER FOR THAT.

SO WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US.

THERE'S A REGISTRATION LINK THERE AND THE FILM MAKER WILL BE OF ONE OF THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS JOINING US AS PART OF THAT SCREENING.

SO IT SHOULD BE A GREAT SYSTEM WIDE EVENT AND WE INVITE EVERYONE TO COME AND SIGN UP.

ALSO, YOU'LL SEE ANOTHER DOCUMENT.

IT'S A DRAFT DOCUMENT.

FACULTY COUNCIL PREVIOUSLY HAD A DISABILITY COMMUNITY THAT'S BEEN DORMANT FOR MANY YEARS.

BUT THANKS TO THE WORK OF PROFESSOR COLLEEN DONNELLY ON THE DENVER CAMPUS AND HEATHER COMMITTEE AS THE DISABILITY AND ACCESS COMMITTEE.

AND THAT'S CERTAINLY A COMMUNITY THAT WE'VE NEEDED FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

AND I APPRECIATE THEIR EFFORTS.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CHANGE THAT THAT PARTICULAR COMMITTEE CAN FOSTER ACROSS THE SYSTEM.

AND WE ARE, LIKE SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE, CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE CAN RETURN TO IN-PERSON MEETINGS IN THE FALL.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PLANNING ON AND HOPEFULLY THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHAIR ADDISON.

YOU KNOW, IT'S INTERESTING, I ATTENDED, OBVIOUSLY, VIA ZOOM THE RETIRED FACULTY LECTURE GIVEN BY TOM CHECK ON THE COVID VACCINATIONS BASED ON MR&A, WHICH WAS JUST FASCINATING.

BUT I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THEY HAD STARTED DOING THIS SERIES.

I JUST I THINK I SAW IT IN THE PAPER.

BUT IT'S NICE TO HEAR THAT THE GROUP WILL GET MORE ACTIVE AGAIN AND THE OTHER IMPORTANT COMMITTEES THAT YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF AND OVERSEEING.

WOULD ANYBODY ELSE LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION OR.

STATEMENT FROM JOANNE.

I HAVE TO SAY, I YOU KNOW, I LIVE IN BOULDER, FORTUNATELY, I'M IN NORTH BOULDER, BUT I WAS SO THANKFUL THAT SCHOOL WAS OUT FOR SCHOOLERS, IT'S THE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS.

AND THEY'RE USUALLY SKATEBOARDING AND, YOU KNOW, HANGING OUT WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND EVERYTHING.

AND THAT WAS JUST REALLY SO THANKFUL THAT THEY WERE NOT THERE.

BUT IT'S BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR COMMUNITY FOR SURE.

NEXT ON THE AGENDA, WE HAVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

AND WE I'M GOING TO READ THROUGH THE LIST.

REGENT SMITH I THINK WE HAVE THE ICSF REPORT.

OH, GOSH, I'M SORRY.

ISAIAH AND I WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING TO YOU.

SORRY.

[3. Intercampus Student Forum (ICSF) Chair, Isaiah Chavous]

THANK YOU.

HELLO, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

AND THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, FOR THE KIND WORDS YOU HAD SAID EARLIER.

MUCH APPRECIATED.

I WILL CIRCLE BACK TO THAT AT THE END, I PROMISE.

SO THE ICSF HAD THE FINAL MEETING LAST MONTH.

THIS MONTH'S MEETING WILL BE A TRANSITION MEETING.

ALL THE OTHER STUDENT GOVERNMENTS, INCLUDING OURS, ARE GOING THROUGH ELECTIONS.

SO FOR THE DENVER CAMPUS, THE REPORT THAT YOU HAVE, BY THE WAY, IS IN SUMMARY FORMAT.

I'M GOING TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON THE HIGHLIGHTS OF EACH SUMMARY AND GO FROM THERE AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY.

SO FOR THE DENVER CAMPUS, THEY'RE FOCUSED ON CRAFTING BILLS CONCERNING ACT AND SAT SCORING.

THAT CONVERSATION HAS SOMEWHAT ALREADY BEEN SETTLED, BUT THEY WANT TO IMPLEMENT THAT INTO THEIR STUDENT GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTATION AS WELL.

THEY'VE ALSO PARTNERED WITH NEW ERA COLORADO AIMED AT PROVIDING STORYTELLING TRAINING FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS.

THEY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS CAREER AND HIGHER EDUCATIONAL PREP FOR PEOPLE TO ENTER THE WORKFORCE AND OTHER FORMS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

AS FAR AS ANSCHUTZ GOES, THEY'RE PREPARING TO LAUNCH THEIR OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THEIR STUDENT GOVERNMENT.

THEY'RE TRYING TO TRYING THEIR BEST TO OUTREACH TOO STUDENTS, NOW ANSCHUTZ IS IN A DIFFERENT SITUATION THAN A LOT OF THE OTHER CAMPUSES BEING THAT IS A PROFESSIONAL CAMPUS.

SO THEY WANT THIS WEBSITE TO BE INTERACTIVE.

THERE IS NO OFFICIAL DETAIL ON WHAT THAT IS GOING TO MEAN AS OF YET.

THE ANSCHUTZ STUDENT GOVERNMENT IS ALSO WORKING WITH THE ASSOCIATE VICE

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CHANCELLOR TO HIGHLIGHT SOFTWARE ISSUES THAT CONCERN DISCRIMINATION.

THIS WAS A CONVERSATION I BELIEVE REGENT KROLL BROUGHT FORWARD SEVERAL MONTHS AGO REGARDING FACIAL RECOGNITION AND PROCTORIO, THINGS LIKE THAT.

THERE IS A BIG CONVERSATION AND CONCERN AROUND DISCRIMINATION AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE USING THESE SOFTWARE.

AS FAR AS UCCS GOES, ELECTIONS HAVE TAKEN PLACE FOR THEM, THEY'RE ALREADY IN THEIR TRANSITIONAL PERIOD WITH THEIR EXECUTIVES.

THEY ALSO HAVE AN ART SHOW FOCUSED ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, TAKING INITIATIVE.

OH, I'M SORRY.

THEY HAVE AN ART SHOW FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS.

AND THEY'VE TAKEN AN INITIATIVE TO CLASSIFY RAS AS FRONTLINE WORKERS IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS FOR VACCINATION.

SO GOOD LUCK TO UCCS AND THEIR STUDENT GOVERNMENT ON THAT FRONT.

WE'RE GONNA SKIP BOULDER FOR LAST AND GO TO GPSG BRIEFLY, THEY MET WITH THE COLORADO FEDERATION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROTECTIONS AND HIGHER PRIORITIES FOR DEI TO BE BETTER IMPLEMENTED IN HIGHER EDUCATION.

THE LAST THING FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS FROM GPSG, THEY CALL FOR A CHANGE IN THE BOARD OF REGENTS HAVING TO HAVE STUDENT EXECUTIVES SERVE AS EX OFFICIAL MEMBERS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE NEBRASKA AND MINNESOTA SYSTEMS. I WOULD EXPECT YOU WILL HEAR MUCH MORE ON THAT AFTER MY TENURE IS UP.

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT CONVERSATION.

THEY HAVE MET WITH THE, LIKE I SAID, THE COLORADO FEDERATION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AS WELL.

I'M UNSURE ON HOW MANY CAMPUSES THAT INCLUDES, BUT TO MY KNOWLEDGE, THEY PLAN ON BRINGING THAT FORWARD TO YOU AS A PROPOSAL.

LASTLY, CU BOULDER, THE CENTER FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES, HAS BEEN INFORMALLY APPROVED, CHANCER DISTEFANO AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY ON THAT, AS WELL AS RUSSELL MOORE AND PAT.

BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF THEM AND THE STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED AND FOUNDED THIS CENTER ALONG WITH DR.

IT'S BEEN ONE OF THE FASTEST COMPLETED PROJECTS OF THE YEAR AS WELL, OR PRESUMABLY SO.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

WE ALSO HAVE CONFIRMATION ON THE POLICE OVERSIGHT BOARD THAT I'D BEEN WORKING ON NOW FOR ALMOST A CALENDAR YEAR.

WE FINALLY CROSS THE FINISH LINE ON THAT TO THE DEGREE THAT THE OVERSIGHT BOARD HAD BEEN APPROVED.

THE STRUCTURE AND LAYOUT IS DETAILED AND WE'RE JUST WAITING TO STAND IT UP OVER THE SUMMER.

AND LASTLY, THERE IS A BIG PUSH REALLY FOR CONVERSATION SURROUNDING GUN REFORM AS A RESULT OF THE BOULDER SHOOTINGS.

AND APART FROM THE CONVERSATIONS POLITICALLY, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO NOTE THE OFFICER TALLEY WAS AN ALLY OF THE CUSG AND WORKED CLOSELY WITH STUDENT GOVERNMENT FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PROJECTS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

AND MY CO EXECUTIVE, MOLLY AND SO WE'RE VERY WE'RE VERY SAD ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

AND WE ACTUALLY HOSTED AN EVENT YESTERDAY AT THE UMC CALLED DONUT HOUR.

I COULDN'T DO THE STORY JUSTICE BUT BRIEFLY AS TO WHY THAT IS THE CASE.

MOLLY POLICE DEPARTMENT STUDENTS ON CAMPUS.

AND THEY HAD AN INSIDE JOKE WHERE OFFICER TALLEY HAD SAID, IS IT BAD THAT MY FAVORITE FOOD IS ACTUALLY A DONUT? I PROMISE THAT, YOU KNOW, THAT IS NOT I DON'T WANT THAT TO BE CONSTRUED IN A BAD WAY.

AND MOLLY AND HIM HAD THIS INSIDE JOKE GOING FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

SO IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE INSIDE JOKE AND THE HEROISM THAT WAS PERFORMED BY OFFICER TALLEY IN THAT MOMENT, WE HAD A DONUT HOUR WHERE WE HANDED OUT DONUTS TO ALL THE STUDENTS PASSING ON CAMPUS YESTERDAY.

SO IN CONCLUSION, OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS MY LAST REGENT MEETING.

THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE CRAZIEST YEARS, I THINK EVER FOR MANY PEOPLE, FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT REASONS.

IT'S BEEN AN ABSOLUTE HONOR TO REPRESENT THE STUDENTS ON ALL FOUR CAMPUSES THIS YEAR.

I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH THAT I COULDN'T EVEN PUT IT INTO WORDS.

I'VE BUILT AN AMAZING RELATIONSHIP WITH MANY OF YOU.

YOU ALL HAVE SHOWN GREAT INTEREST AND GREAT INVESTMENT.

AND NOT ONLY THE STUDENT BODY ON EACH CAMPUS AS A WHOLE, BUT ALSO ME AS AN INDIVIDUAL.

I PLAN TO STAY IN TOUCH CLOSELY WITH MANY OF YOU, AND I WISH YOU ALL LOOK.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO NOTE AND HOPE THAT THE WORK THAT HAD BEEN STARTED AND COMPLETED THIS YEAR, BUT MOST NOTABLY THE WORK THAT CONTINUES TO NEED ASSISTANCE AND NEED ATTENTION REMAIN IN THE HANDS OF THE LEADERSHIP.

BEING THAT YOU ALL ARE THE LEADERSHIP, YOU HAVE A LOT OF THAT LEVERAGE AND THAT CONTROL OVER THE OUTCOMES.

AND STUDENTS ARE LOOKING MORE THAN EVER RIGHT NOW IN THESE CRAZY TIMES.

AND I KNOW THERE'S A THOUSAND DIFFERENT VARIABLES WITH A THOUSAND DIFFERENT ISSUES, BUT IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO WE ARE THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AND WE NEED TO WORK AS ONE UNIT.

SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

I'D LIKE TO THINK BRIEFLY, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, REGENT SMITH, REGENT KROLL, KEN SPECIFICALLY

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BECAUSE OF THE VERY INTIMATE WORK WE'VE HAD TO DO TOGETHER ALL SUMMER, WE SPENT PROBABLY HUNDREDS OF HOURS.

SO THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL I GOT FOR YOU.

THANK YOU, ISAIAH.

AND I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO SPEAK UP RIGHT NOW.

IF I COULD JUMP IN, ISAIAH.

SO LAST SUMMER, YOU REACHED OUT TO THE REGENTS AND I HAD THE THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH YOU IN PERSON, AND YOU MAY NOT KNOW THIS, BUT YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON I MET WITH IN PERSON OUTSIDE OF MY VERY TINY LITTLE BUBBLE SINCE COVID STARTED.

SO YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON I MET WITH OUTSIDE OF THAT BUBBLE.

AND I HAVE TO ADMIT, I WAS A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS, NOT ABOUT YOU, BUT JUST, YOU KNOW, I WAS JUST KIND OF ALL FREAKED OUT ABOUT THIS VIRUS.

BUT I AM SO GLAD THAT I GOT TO MEET WITH YOU IN PERSON AND FOLLOWING IN.

AND THEN WE SERVED TOGETHER ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR TREASURER.

AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I BELIEVE THAT YOU REPRESENT EVERYTHING THAT'S GOOD AND RIGHT ABOUT THE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, YOU ARE A POSITIVE, POSITIVE SPIRIT.

YOU BRING THAT ENERGY AND THAT POSITIVITY.

BUT YET THE STRENGTH OF LEADERSHIP, YOU HAVE QUALITIES THAT ARE EXTRAORDINARY.

AS A HUMAN BEING, AS A LEADER.

AND I'M I'M EXCITED TO TO WATCH YOU IN YOUR FUTURE BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO DO REALLY GREAT THINGS.

AND THEN I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO TELL PEOPLE I MET WITH HIM ONE TIME.

I GOT TO MEET WITH HIM IN PERSON.

AND I KNOW THAT GUY.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE THAT PERSON WHERE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SAY, I KNEW HIM, I GOT TO MEET HIM.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO ON BEHALF OF THE STUDENTS, ON BEHALF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR UPCOMING GRADUATION.

AND PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH.

IT'S REALLY BEEN A PLEASURE TO GET TO KNOW YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH REGENT SHARKEY.

THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.

WE WILL MOST DEFINITELY STAY IN TOUCH.

THANK YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE? SURE I'LL TIME IN.

JUST SIMPLY PUT.

YOU'VE BEEN ONE OF THE BEST ICSF CHAIRS THAT I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH BOTH WHEN I WAS A STUDENT AND NOW AS A REGENT.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE HARD WORK THAT YOU PUT IN TO SERVE IN THIS POSITION IN THE CAPACITY THAT YOU HAVE DONE.

I KNOW YOUR DEMANDS FROM BEING A TRI EXEC.

AND BEING A FULL TIME STUDENT AND JUST TRYING TO ENJOY YOUR SENIOR YEAR ARE SIGNIFICANT.

AND YOU PUT IN THE TIME AND EFFORT TO MAKE YOUR IMPACT AND THE VOICE OF THE STUDENTS FELT.

SO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE.

BEST OF LUCK WHEREVER YOU GO.

I HOPE TOO TO THE BOARD THAT WHEN WE BRING FORWARD A RESOLUTION, AS IS OUR PRACTICE IN RECOGNIZING OUTGOING SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADERS, THAT WE GET A UNANIMOUS VOTE.

AND I'LL HELP YOU ON THAT ONE.

ISAIAH IF THERE'S ANY HOLD OUTS, ALL RIGHT? SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN.

THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR MENTORSHIP THIS YEAR AS WELL.

GREAT.

WELL, AGAIN, SORRY, I JUMPED THE GUN THERE AND STARTED GOING OFF ON THE NEXT ITEM, BUT ISAIAH, YOU KNOW, IT'S REALLY HAS BEEN SUCH AN HONOR TO GET TO KNOW YOU.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW YOU SLEEP ABOUT TWO HOURS A DAY BECAUSE YOU'RE A STUDENT AND YOU KNOW, YOU ARE ON THE CCI AND THE POLICE OVERSIGHT.

AND LIKE REGENT KROLL SAID, YOU DEFINITELY ARE THE MOST ACTIVE ICSF CHAIR THAT I'VE SEEN AND YOU'VE DONE A REALLY, REALLY GREAT JOB.

AND LIKE YOU, I AM VERY HOPEFUL THAT SOME OF THESE BIG INITIATIVES THAT YOU AND YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS HAVE PUSHED FORWARD WILL CONTINUE AFTER YOU GRADUATE.

AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK.

I'M SORRY THIS WAS JUST SUCH A STRANGE SENIOR YEAR, BUT OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE SHINED EVEN WITH ALL THE HARDSHIPS, SO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU ALL.

I APPRECIATE IT MORE THAN YOU KNOW.

WE'LL ALL BE IN TOUCH.

THANK YOU.

HAVE A GOOD REST OF THE SEMESTER.

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NOW WE ARE AT THE CONSENT AGENDA, SO ON THE AGENDA IS.

[E. 3:00 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA]

ACTION ITEM APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA, WHICH CONSISTS OF APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 11,2021.

SABBATICALS AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS, SABBATICALS ON THE DENVER ANSCHUTZ CAMPUSES, RATIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS TO THE UNIVERSITY LICENSE EQUITY HOLDINGS INC.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO POLICY ELEVEN POINT B.

APPROVAL OF PRELIMINARY PROGRAM PLANS, APPROVAL OF DENVER BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT AND RENOVATION PROGRAM PLAN, APPROVAL OF ENGINEERING BUILDING PROGRAM PLANNED FOR THE DENVER CAMPUS, APPROVAL OF THE CU SYSTEM 22, 23 STATE FUNDED CAPITAL BUDGET REQUEST AND APPROVAL OF THE CU BOULDER ACADEMY PROPERTY EXCHANGE.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS? I MOVE THE CONSENT AGENDA, THIS IS NOLBERT.

NOLBERT MOVED.

SECONDED BY? SECOND.

REGENT KROLL, ANY DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY OF THE ITEMS? HEARING NONE.

FOR ALL THOSE THAT ARE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA, PLEASE SAY, AYE.

AYE.

ANY NAYS.

LESLIE, I'M GOING TO ABSTAIN.

YOU'RE GOING TO ABSTAIN.

OK, BUT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING PULLED? YEAH IT'S OK.

OK, THANK YOU.

SO WE HAVE LET'S SEE WE'RE DOING PRETTY WELL ON OUR AGENDA HERE.

YEAH, THE NEXT PART OF THE AGENDA IS THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, WHICH MIGHT TAKE A WHILE.

SO IF YOU WANT TO DO A BREAK OR SOMETHING.

WE CAN DO THAT.

HOW ABOUT LIKE A 10 MINUTE BREAK? COME BACK AT THREE.

NOLBERT, I SEE YOU'RE NOT WANTING TO DO THAT.

I'LL DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.

I HAVE ANOTHER CALL AT FOUR O'CLOCK AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET TO THE VOTE BEFORE, BEFORE THAT, IF POSSIBLE, I WILL ENSURE THAT.

I WILL ENSURE IT, GUARANTEE.

SO THREE O'CLOCK HARD STOP.

THAT'S EIGHT MINUTES.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, JACK, WHY DON'T YOU.

GO AHEAD AND OPEN UP THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION.

[1. Finance Committee Report - Committee Chair Jack Kroll and VP Saliman]

WELL, THANK YOU, RICHARD SMITH, FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS, WELL NOT FEW HOURS FOR THE NEXT HOUR BEFORE WE HAVE RICHARD SMITH HAS ASKED ME TO KIND OF TAKE THE REINS OF THE OF THE MEETING IN THE DISCUSSION.

AND I'LL START WITH OUR REPORT ON THE LATEST FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING.

IT WAS A GREAT MEETING.

WE HAD NEARLY THE ENTIRE BOARD IN ATTENDANCE, AND THAT WAS EXCITING TO HAVE EVERYONE THERE.

AND I WELCOME ANYONE WHO WANTS TO COME IN THE FUTURE.

WE COVERED A FEW ITEMS IN EXECUTIVE SESSION THAT WERE ENUMERATED ON THE MOTION THAT WE MADE TO GO INTO AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

BUT THEN FOLLOWING THAT, WE CAME OUT AND DISCUSSED THE PROGRAM PLAN APPROVALS THAT WE JUST APPROVED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, ALONG WITH OUR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PRIORITY LIST FOR FISCAL YEAR 22, 23.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO RECOMMEND THOSE AND HOPE THE STATE WILL FIND THE MONEY TO SUPPORT US.

CHAD GAVE A WONDERFUL UPDATE ON THE HEERF RELIEF FUNDS AND OTHER FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS THAT THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE SEEN NOW IN YOUR FOLLOW UP MEETINGS WITH TODD.

THE CU BOULDER TEAM ALSO PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE CAMPUS MASTER PLAN, WHICH WAS VERY INTERESTING AND VERY THOROUGHLY WELL DONE.

SO WE APPRECIATED THAT.

AND WE ALSO GOT UPDATES ON SPANISH LANGUAGE ENROLLMENT MATERIALS FROM ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

AND WE CONTINUE TO HEAR PRETTY SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FROM THE BOARD FOR THE SORT OF INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THOSE RECRUITMENT RESOURCES AND ENROLLMENT RESOURCES FOR OUR PUBLIC.

AND THEN.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER PATRICK O'ROURKE GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE BOULDER ATHLETICS BUDGET

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AND DESCRIBED THE MITIGATION EFFORTS UNDERWAY BY THE CAMPUS TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THE ATHLETICS BUDGET ON OTHER AREAS OF OPERATION IN UNIVERSITY.

AND WE HEARD A VERY EFFICIENT REPORT ON CAMPUS AND UNIVERSITY WIDE EFFICIENCY EFFORTS.

AND WITH THAT, WE INVITE YOU ALL TO OUR NEXT FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING AS WELL.

AND THAT'S COMING UP HERE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

OK, MOVING RIGHT ALONG, WE HAVE A PRESENTATION

[2. Presentation: FY 2021-22 Budget - VP Saliman and Campus CFOs]

FROM THE CAMPUSES AND VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN ON THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 21, 22.

SO I'LL TURN IT OVER TO YOU, VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN.

ALL RIGHT.

AND BEFORE I GET STARTED, I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY ON MY TEAM, ESPECIALLY SELENA, CHAD AND EMILY, YOU HAVE PUT IN SO MUCH TIME ON THIS PRESENTATION AND THE CAMPUS CFOS AND THEIR TEAMS WHO PUT IN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THEIR WORK.

I AM GOING TO PRESENTATION MODE HERE.

ALL RIGHT, CAN EVERYONE SEE THAT? OK.

SO AS PRESIDENT KENNEDY MENTIONED EARLIER, OUR RECOMMENDATION REGARDING TUITION FEES HAS BEEN MODIFIED SLIGHTLY.

SO WE DO CONTINUE TO REQUEST A THREE PERCENT TUITION RATE INCREASE FOR STUDENTS AS WE HEAD INTO THE FISCAL NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

HOWEVER, WE'RE ALSO PROPOSING THAT WE CAN REALLY BUY DOWN THAT INCREASE.

AND SO THE EFFECTIVE TUITION RATE INCREASE FOR TUITION RATE CHANGE FOR OUR STUDENTS WOULD BE ZERO PERCENT AND WE WOULD ACCOMPLISH THAT.

BUT THE FEDERAL RELIEF DOLLARS MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO IMPLEMENT THAT.

I WILL GET INTO SPECIFICS ABOUT THESE, A LITTLE BIT LATER ON BY CAMPUS.

REGARDING COMPENSATION, WE THE STATE BUDGET DOES INCLUDE A THREE PERCENT INCREASE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES, AND WE WOULD IMPLEMENT THAT INCREASE EFFECTIVE JULY ONE FOR CLASSIFIED STAFF.

AND AS WE MENTIONED IN FEBRUARY, CU ANSCHUTZ IS PROPOSING A COMPRESSION POOL FOR THEIR STAFF.

SOMETHING NEW THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY ALSO MENTIONED IS THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING A TWO PERCENT TEMPORARY MONTHLY NON BASE BUILDING PAYMENT FOR FACULTY AND SOME STAFF FOR THE SIX MONTH PERIOD BETWEEN JULY 1ST AND DECEMBER 31ST.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE MOVING TO A NEW SYSTEM WHERE WE WILL DETERMINE THE COMPENSATION POOL THAT'LL BE AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEES.

WE'LL MAKE WE'LL MAKE A DETERMINATION AFTER THE FALL CENSUS ON WHAT THAT POOL WILL LOOK LIKE, AND THAT POOL WOULD NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL JANUARY ONE.

SO WITH THIS TWO PERCENT APPROACH, THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR FACULTY AND STAFF AND STAFF IN THAT IN THAT PERIOD BETWEEN JULY 1ST AND DECEMBER 31ST.

SO AS WE LOOK AT ENROLLMENTS, WE CAN SEE THAT ENROLLMENTS HAVE TICKED UP COMPARED TO THE FEBRUARY FORECAST.

SO AT CU BOULDER YOU CAN SEE THE GOLD LINE IS WHERE NOW GOING TO END UP FOR THE NEXT FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

AND WHEN WE GO THROUGH ALL THE CAMPUSES, YOU CAN SEE THAT ENROLLMENTS HAVE TICKED UP SLIGHTLY IN TERMS OF FORECAST, ALL THE CAMPUS WOULD CHIME IN RIGHT NOW AND CAUTIONED US THAT THESE ARE JUST FORECASTS AND THAT THAT ENROLLMENTS ARE PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING TO FORECAST THIS TIME AROUND.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS, IT'S BETTER WITH THE GOLD LINE IS ABOVE THE GRAY LINE.

AND SO THAT MEANS THAT THE FORECASTS ARE IMPROVING.

JUST AN IMPORTANT REMINDER THAT AND WE ALL WE ALL ARE AWARE OF THIS, BUT WHILE WE ARE INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL FOR THE RELIEF FUNDS THAT HAVE COME TO THE UNIVERSITY, THEY HAVE NOT FULLY COVERED OUR BUDGET GAP.

THE UNIVERSITY HAS A BUDGET GAP OF ABOUT TWO HUNDRED FIFTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.

AND THAT, OF COURSE, IS BEING COVERED THROUGH A VARIETY OF ACTIONS AND WE HAVE DISCUSSED THOSE IN THE PAST.

THE FEDERAL RELIEF DOLLARS HAVE COME IN THREE DIFFERENT PACKAGES AND HERE YOU SEE

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THE AMOUNTS OF EACH PACKAGE AND THE PORTION THAT GOES TO THE INSTITUTION AND THE PORTION THAT GOES TO THE STUDENTS.

DURING THE, IN THIS THIRD PACKAGE THAT WAS RECENTLY APPROVED, ABOUT FIFTY FOUR MILLION DOLLARS WILL EACH GO TO THE STUDENTS DIRECTLY AND TO THE INSTITUTION.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT WE ANTICIPATE WILL BE SERVED BY THESE DIRECT STUDENT SUPPORTS.

SO IN THE PACKAGE, WE ESTIMATE ABOUT THIRTY ONE THOUSAND STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AID THROUGH THE THROUGH THE FEDERAL RELIEF DOLLARS.

AND WE ESTIMATE THAT AN AVERAGE OF SEVENTEEN HUNDRED SIXTY DOLLARS WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH OF THOSE STUDENTS.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THE USE OF THAT THIRD FEDERAL RELIEF PACKAGE AND WE LOOK AT THE INSTITUTIONAL PORTION, THIS SHOWS US HOW THAT HOW THAT MONEY WILL BE ALLOCATED.

SO ABOUT 54 MILLION WILL BE RECEIVED.

ABOUT TWENTY TWO MILLION WOULD BE USED FOR THAT TUITION BUY DOWN THAT WE MENTIONED EARLIER, ABOUT 13 MILLION FOR THE TWO PERCENT TEMPORARY COMPENSATION THAT WE MENTIONED.

AND THE REMAINDER, ABOUT 18 MILLION, WOULD GO INTO RESTORING THE TUITION RESERVES THAT HAVE BEEN USED TO HELP BALANCE THE BUDGET DURING THIS DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

SO HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH HAS BEEN SPENT OUT OF THOSE RESERVES.

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW MUCH OF THAT SPENDING WILL BE RESTORED.

HOW MUCH OF THAT SEND DOWN WILL BE RESTORED WITH THE USE OF THESE FUNDS.

OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE THESE RESERVES AT ABOUT A FOUR PERCENT LEVEL.

UCCS WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO THAT FOUR PERCENT LEVEL WITH THIS WITH THESE FUNDS.

THE OTHER CAMPUSES WON'T BE THERE YET.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PLAN IN THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR TO GET TO GET THEIR BALANCES BACK UP TO FOUR PERCENT.

SO WHEN WE IMPLEMENT THIS TEMPORARY, THIS TUITION BUY DOWN DURING THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, THIS IS WHAT IT, THIS GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE ON THE STUDENTS' BILL AND THANKS TO THE BOULDER CAMPUS FOR THEIR CREATIVITY IN COMING UP WITH THE NAME OF THE STUDENT.

BUT HERE YOU CAN SEE THIS IS JUST FOR ONE SEMESTER.

BUT THIS IS HOW IT WOULD APPEAR ON STUDENT'S BILL.

IT'LL BE A ONE TIME POST PANDEMIC TUITION CREDIT.

AND ALL STUDENTS WOULD RECEIVE THE CREDIT.

WHO, ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE TUITION INCREASE, WOULD RECEIVE THE CREDIT.

SO AS WE KNOW, WE'VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO KEEP OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS IN CHECK.

OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ARE THE TOTAL BASED ON THE TOTAL COST OF ATTENDANCE.

THAT'S NOT JUST TUITION FEES, IT'S TUITION FEES, ROOM, BOARD, BOOKS, COST OF LIVING.

SO UP TO THIS POINT, WE HAVE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS THAT HAVE GROWN BY EIGHT PERCENT LESS THAN THE RATE OF INFLATION SINCE 2014.

THE QUESTION, THOUGH, IS WHAT WILL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS LOOK LIKE AS WE HEAD INTO THE FUTURE? SO I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT THERE ARE THESE TWO BIG PACKAGES OF FEDERAL RELIEF MONEY THAT'S COMING DIRECTLY TO STUDENTS THAT ARE THE HEERF II FUNDS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ALLOCATED.

THE HEERF III FUNDS WILL BE ALLOCATED IN FUTURE.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE'RE ADVOCATING FOR SOMETHING CALLED STIMULUS FOR THE PURPOSE AT THE STATE LEVEL, WHICH IS AN EFFORT THAT ALL THESE INSTITUTIONS IN COLORADO ARE ADVOCATING FOR, TO ASK THE STATE TO INVEST A PORTION OF THE STATE FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS INTO STUDENT SUPPORT.

WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT WE'RE ALSO ADVOCATING TO DOUBLE PELL AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE TWO HEERF COMPONENTS, THOSE TWO FEDERAL RELIEF COMPONENTS, IF THOSE WILL EFFECTIVELY, IF YOU LOOK AT IT ON AVERAGE ACROSS ALL STUDENTS, DOESN'T PUT US IN A POSITION WHERE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ARE ACTUALLY 20 PERCENT BELOW THE RATE OF INFLATION COMPARED TO 2014 ON AVERAGE FOR STUDENTS.

WHEN YOU TURN THAT INTO ACTUAL DOLLAR AMOUNTS, THIS TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS OUT OF POCKET COST ON AVERAGE, AN AMOUNT WOULD YOU CAN COMPARE THAT TO WHAT THE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS WERE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THE FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS, COMBINED WITH THE TUITION BUY DOWN, PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT RELIEF ON AVERAGE TO STUDENTS.

NOW, IF WE LOOK AT THE WHAT THE EFFECT WOULD BE OF THOSE ADDITIONAL TWO PIECES, THE STATE RELIEF FUNDS AND DOUBLING THE PELL, IF WE'RE SUCCESSFUL ON BOTH OF THOSE FRONTS, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS WOULD ACTUALLY GO ON AVERAGE WOULD BE WOULD BE ABOUT 32 PERCENT

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BELOW THE RATE OF INFLATION FROM COMPARED TO 2014.

SO IT'D BE, PROVIDE SIGNIFICANT RELIEF TO STUDENTS.

NOW, THIS WON'T APPLY TO ALL STUDENTS, THIS IS THE AVERAGE.

SOME WILL SEE MORE RELIEF THAN THIS.

AND SOME WILL SEE LESS.

BUT IN TERMS OF DOLLAR AMOUNTS, YOU CAN SEE THAT 30 PERCENT TRANSLATES INTO OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ON AVERAGE, AND THAT INCLUDES ROOM AND BOARD, WOULD BE ABOUT SEVENTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS IF WE'RE SUCCESSFUL WITH BOTH OF THOSE EFFORTS.

IN ADDITION TO, IN ADDITION TO THAT ADDITIONAL FEDERAL SUPPORT AND HOPEFULLY STATE SUPPORT, WE ARE ALSO WE ALSO HAVE THE CU PROMISE.

SO EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES IMPLEMENTS THIS PROGRAM TO TRY TO COVER TUITION AND FEES FOR OUR PELL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS AT THE CAMPUSES.

AND EACH CAMPUS HAS THEIR OWN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

BUT HERE YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS, SYSTEM-WIDE, THAT ARE COVERED BY THE CU PROMISE.

SO ONE OF THE QUESTIONS COMES UP, HOW MUCH OF OUR OF OUR EXPENSES WILL BE COVERED BY THE STATE BUDGET INCREASE? AND WHILE WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL TO THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE AND TO THE LEGISLATURE WHO'S NOW CONSIDERING THE INCREASE.

AND WE HOPE THEY'LL VOTE YES.

THE REALITY IS THAT IS THAT THE STATE FUNDING INCREASE WILL ONLY COVER A PORTION OF THE OF THE INCREASE IN COSTS.

AND SO AND I ACTUALLY THE TITLE OF THIS SLIDE SHOULD SAY, STATE FUNDING INCREASE COVERS SMALL PORTION OF COSTS.

AND MY BOSS TOLD ME TO MAKE THAT CHANGE AND I DIDN'T DO THAT.

BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE, IS THAT STATE FUNDING INCREASE WILL ONLY COVER A SMALL PORTION OF THE COST INCREASE, AND THAT'S WHY THE TUITION INCREASES NECESSARY TO COVER THE REMAINDER OF THOSE COSTS.

THE REALITY IS, IS THAT WE'RE VERY DEPENDENT ON TUITION BECAUSE OUR STATE FUNDING LEVELS.

WHILE WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE INCREASE THAT'S COMING ARE LOW, VERY LOW COMPARED TO OUR PEERS.

SO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE TUITION INCREASES AND APPROVED? SO HERE YOU CAN SEE THE AMOUNT, THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IMPACT BY CAMPUS AND WHAT THE IMPACTS WOULD BE.

SO NOTABLY, AT CU BOULDER, THE CAMPUS IS CONCERNED THAT WITHOUT THIS TUITION INCREASE, THEIR ABILITY TO CONTINUE TO CU BOULDER GUARANTEE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENT STUDENTS WOULD BE PUT AT RISK.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT ALL THE CAMPUSES WHO ARE WORKING TO TRY TO IMPLEMENT AN HOURLY WAGE MARKET ADJUSTMENT WOULD HAVE, WOULD HAVE A HARD TIME DOING THAT.

FINANCIAL AID COULD ALSO BE AT RISK.

SO AS YOU KNOW, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ARE LOOKING AT IMPLEMENTING THE NEW SYSTEM FOR MAKING FOR WHEN COMPENSATION INCREASES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.

SO WHAT WE'RE WHAT WE HAVE IN THE TUITION RESOLUTION IS A SERIES OF THRESHOLDS AND IT TELLS US WHAT REVENUE THRESHOLDS EACH CAMPUS WILL HAVE TO MEET AFTER FALL CENSUS IN ORDER TO TRIGGER A VARIOUS COMPENSATION LEVELS.

SO THIS TELLS US IS AT CU BOULDER.

THE CAMPUS WOULD NEED TO GENERATE AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS FROM ENROLLMENT GROWTH ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT THEY'RE CURRENTLY PROJECTING IN ORDER TO TRIGGER A ONE PERCENT COMPENSATION POOL.

IT WOULD NEED TO GENERATE THIRTY EIGHT POINT SIX DOLLARS OF ADDITIONAL REVENUE ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT WE'RE CURRENTLY PROJECTING TO TRIGGER THAT THREE PERCENT LEVEL.

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE, WHAT ALL THOSE DIFFERENT INCREASES WOULD NEED TO BE BY CAMPUS.

THERE'S A TABLE IN THE COMPENSATION RESOLUTION THAT'S VERY CLEAR.

SO WE'LL KNOW AFTER WE SEE THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS FROM THAT AFTER CENSUS IN SEPTEMBER, WHAT WHAT THE WHAT THE COMPENSATION LEVELS ARE GOING TO BE AT EACH CAMPUS.

SO TURNING TO CU BOULDER, JUST A FEW THINGS TO HIGHLIGHT.

THIS, THIS GIVES US SOME INFORMATION ABOUT SOME OF THE MANY THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON ON CAMPUS TO FOCUS ON AFFORDABILITY AT CU BOULDER.

HERE WE CAN SEE THE NEW ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS FOR CU BOULDER ON THAT HIGHER SLIDE EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION, WE SAW GOLD GOING UP A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GRAY ABOVE THE

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GRAY LINE.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THAT CU BOULDER IS FORECASTING A THREE POINT THREE PERCENT INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT.

FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

THESE ARE THE TUITION RATE CHANGES THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING BY STUDENT TYPE.

AND THIS IS WHAT THAT TUITION RATE WOULD LOOK LIKE COMPARED TO THE RATE OF INFLATION OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

AND SO, AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE GOLD BAR, TUITION HAS BEEN AT THE SAME LEVEL FOR SEVERAL YEARS, FOR THREE YEARS AT CU BOULDER.

IF THAT IF THAT RATE HAD INCREASED BY INFLATION OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME AND WE LOOK AT TODAY AND GOING INTO NEXT YEAR, IT WOULD HAVE INCREASED BY ABOUT SIX POINT NINE PERCENT.

SO AFTER THE THREE PERCENT, AND BOULDER'S ACTUALLY LOOKING AT TWO POINT NINE PERCENT TUITION RATE INCREASE OF THE WE WOULD STILL BE LOOKING AT A TUITION RATE.

THAT IS BELOW THE RATE OF INFLATION OVER THAT OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME.

BUT REMEMBER THAT TUITION RATES WOULD BE BOUGHT DOWN IN THAT FIRST YEAR, SO NO STUDENT WOULD EXPERIENCE THAT RATE INCREASE.

AND, OF COURSE, AS WE KNOW AND WE'RE GRATEFUL, CU BOULDER HAS A CU BOULDER GUARANTEE AND AN IMPORTANT EVEN ON THIS ONE.

IS YOU MIGHT REMEMBER, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO ANNOUNCED AT THE LAST MEETING THAT CU BOULDER WILL BE EXTENDING THIS GUARANTEE FOR FIFTH YEAR FOR SENIORS BECAUSE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THEY'VE BEEN FACING DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND THANK YOU TO REGENT SHARKEY FOR SUGGESTING THAT IDEA AND THAT THAT'S ACTUALLY INCLUDED IN THEIR REGENT RESOLUTION.

BUT WE ARE ESTIMATING THAT THE GUARANTEE, EVEN AFTER THE TUITION INCREASE THAT WE'RE REQUESTING, WOULD RESULT IN SAVINGS OF ABOUT SEVENTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A NEW STUDENT COMING INTO TO CU BOULDER OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

HERE'S A SUMMARY OF THE FEES THAT WE ARE REQUESTING THAT YOU ALL TO TAKE ACTION ON THE FEE INCREASES AND FEE CHANGES ARE NOT, ARE LOWER THAN I THINK WE'VE SEEN IN PRIOR YEARS.

AND AT BOULDER THERE'S JUST A LIMITED NUMBER OF THESE NOW SINCE THE CAMPUS GOT RID OF PROGRAM MOVING ON TO UCCS, HERE'S A NICE LIST OF SOME OF THE AFFORDABILITY WORK THAT UCCS HAS BEEN WORKING HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND MORE THAN A COUPLE, OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

UCCS IS PROJECTING ENROLLMENT DECLINE OF ABOUT TWO PERCENT.

THIS IS ACTUALLY AN IMPROVEMENT OVER WHAT WE PRESENTED IN FEBRUARY AND THE CAMPUS IS WORKING HARD TO TRY TO TRY TO GET GET THIS NUMBER TO IMPROVE EVEN MORE.

AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT THESE NUMBERS LOOK LIKE ACROSS THE VARIOUS STUDENT CATEGORIES.

AND THESE ARE THE TUITION RATES THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING.

AND, OF COURSE, IN THAT THE WHOLE THAT WHOLE INFLATION COMPARISON WORKS THE SAME WAY AT ALL THE CAMPUSES, WE HAVE A SLIDE FOR EACH ONE OF THEM, BUT IT MEANS THE SAME THING.

AND HERE ARE THE RECOMMENDED FEES AT UCCS, AS YOU CAN SEE, THE FEE INCREASES ARE MINIMAL THAT ARE BEING PROPOSED.

AS WE TURN TO CU DENVER, =YOU CAN SEE THE LIST OF THE ACTIONS THAT THE CAMPUS HAS BEEN FOCUSING ON TO IMPROVE STUDENT AFFORDABILITY OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, I APPRECIATE EVERY CAMPUS'S COMMITMENT TO THIS.

CU DENVER IS ESTIMATING THAT DECLINING ENROLLMENT OF ABOUT TWO AND A HALF PERCENT.

AND THAT TOO ARE WORKING HARD, JUST LIKE EVERY CAMPUS IN THE STATE, TO TRY TO BRING AS MANY STUDENTS IN AS WE CAN FOR THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR.

THESE ARE THE TUITION RATES THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING AT CU DENVER.

AND HERE IS THAT CHART THAT COMPARES THE TUITION RATE TO INFLATION OVER TIME.

AND THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES AT CU DENVER.

THEN HEADING OVER TO CU ANSCHUTZ.

SO CU ANSCHUTZ HAS BEEN WORKING HARD ON AFFORDABILITY, THE CU

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ANSCHUTZ AFFORDABILITY WORK HAS REALLY BEEN FOCUSING ON DIVERSITY AND YOU CAN SEE THAT FROM THIS LIST OF ACTIONS THAT THEY IMPLEMENTED.

SENSE SINCE THE BUDGET WORK IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FOR CU DENVER WE'VE INCLUDED SOME ADDITIONAL SOME DIFFERENT INFORMATION FOR THE CAMPUS BECAUSE SO MUCH OF WHAT THE CAMPUS DOES IS FOCUSED ON CERTAIN PATIENTS.

YOU CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS THAT ARE BEING SERVED BY UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO PROVIDERS AND IN THE TOP ROW, YOU CAN SEE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PATIENTS OVER TIME.

AND THE BOTTOM ROW IS THAT IT'S THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS, THE NUMBER OF COLORADOANS SERVED REALLY INCREDIBLE NUMBERS AT CU ANSCHUTZ.

HERE.

JUST A REMINDER, IS THE ACCEPTANCE RATE FOR THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS AT CU ANSCHUTZ.

WE ALL WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY VARY, THAT THE ACCEPTANCE RATES THERE ARE THEY VARY A LOT BY PROGRAM, BUT YOU CAN SEE THE DEGREE TO WHICH THEY VARY.

SO IN THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT'S AN ACCEPTANCE RATE OF ABOUT TWO POINT SIX PERCENT, AND THAT'S, OF COURSE, LIMITED BY THE NUMBER OF SLOTS, RESIDENCY SLOTS AND ACCOMMODATION.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE PROPOSED TUITION RATES AT CU ANSCHUTZ AND CU ANSCHUTZ WILL BE BUYING DOWN THE THEIR GRADUATE TUITION RATES BY THREE PERCENT AND END THEIR UNDERGRADUATE RATE WOULD REMAIN FLAT WITH THE BUY DOWN AS WELL FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM.

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE THE INSURANCE, IT'S MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS THAT DON'T ALWAYS HAVE COVERAGE.

AND THAT.

THAT'S THE PRESENTATION, AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR AND THE CHANCELLORS AND CFOS ARE HAPPY TO BE ANSWERING QUESTIONS AS WELL.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

I WAS JUST GOING TO MOVE STAFF RECOMMENDATION.

SO, REGENT CHAVEZ, WOULD YOU LIKE TO MOVE THEN THE MOTION ACTION ITEM F THREE?

[3. Action Item: FY 2021-2022 Tuition Rates - VP Saliman (APPROVED)]

SO MOVED.

ALL RIGHT, SO THAT'S THE THAT'S THE TUITION RESOLUTION.

THE RESULT THAT FY TWENTY ONE TWENTY TWO TUITION RATE INCREASES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO CAMPUSES WILL BE AN EFFECTIVE RATE OF ZERO PERCENT.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

OK, IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY REGENT CHAVEZ AND SECONDED BY REGENT RENNISON.

I'M GOING TO OPEN IT UP TO DISCUSSION.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? I SURMISE THERE MIGHT BE.

REGENT SMITH, DID YOU WANT TO SHARE A FEW THOUGHTS? SURE.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR THE FEDERAL FUNDING THAT WE'VE GOTTEN IN THE THREE TRANCHES.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW ORIGINALLY THE PLAN THAT THE STAFF PUT TOGETHER MET WITH RESISTANCE.

I FEEL LIKE THEY LISTENED TO STUDENTS AS WELL AS REGENT CONCERNS.

AND I THINK THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A SOLID PROPOSAL THAT PROVIDES FINANCIAL RELIEF TO STUDENTS THIS YEAR IN A VERY CREATIVE WAY, WHILE ENSURING THAT CU IS ABLE TO CONTINUE PROVIDING A QUALITY EDUCATION IN THE FUTURE.

AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH.

THERE ARE OTHERS WHO WISH TO COMMENT? I WILL JACK.

OK, GO AHEAD, REGENT GANAHL.

SO I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE EFFORT THAT'S GONE IN TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO OFFSET THE TUITION INCREASE, BUT I'LL JUST SAY MY FIRST PRIORITY IS KEEPING COLLEGE AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL COLORADO STUDENTS ESPECIALLY.

AND RAISING THEIR TUITION IS A STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY DURING A PANDEMIC.

SO I'M GOING TO VOTE NO.

THANK YOU, REGENT GANAHL.

I'LL JUST GO ALPHABETICALLY REGENT CHAVEZ ANY COMMENTS, NO.

REGENT RENNISON.

NO THANKS.

REGENT SPIEGEL.

NO, THANK YOU.

OH, AND I'M TERRIBLY SORRY, REGENT HILL, ANY COMMENTS? IT'S OK, I SECOND REGENT GANAHL'S COMMENTS.

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THANK YOU, REGENT HILL.

I HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THIS, WHICH LEAVES US WITH REGENT SHARKEY.

ANY FINAL WORDS BEFORE WE HOLD A VOTE ON THIS? REGENT KROLL, I'M GOING TO I DO HAVE SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO SAY.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS THAT A REGENT WILL VOTE ON.

AND I TAKE THIS VOTE VERY SERIOUSLY.

I HAVE NO AGENDA HERE OTHER THAN TO DO WHAT I BELIEVE IS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

SO I'M GOING TO PUT SOME CONTEXT AROUND MY VOTE.

AND IF YOU'LL INDULGE ME FOR JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES, KEEPING CU AFFORDABLE HAS BEEN ONE OF MY TOP PRIORITIES AND HAS BEEN SINCE I JOINED THIS BOARD 10 YEARS AGO.

SO IS MAINTAINING AN EVEN FURTHERING QUALITY, WHICH IS ALSO THE FIDUCIARY OBLIGATION OF REGENTS.

I HAVE VOTED AGAINST INCREASES IN THE PAST.

YET FOR EVERY VOTE I TAKE ON TUITION IN THE BUDGET, I CONSIDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.

AND I'VE ALWAYS PRESENTED THE QUESTION OF WHO SHOULD PAY THE COST OF A COLLEGE DEGREE? THE TUITION PAYER OR THE TAXPAYER? AND THE ANSWER I MOST ALWAYS GET AMONG MY CONSERVATIVE FRIENDS IS THE TUITION PAYER, WHICH IS WHY THE VOTERS IN COLORADO DID NOT SUPPORT PROP CC, THE TAXPAYERS OF COLORADO WERE NOT WILLING TO FUND HIGHER EDUCATION.

BUT HIGHER EDUCATION IS A PRIVATE GOOD WITH A PUBLIC BENEFIT.

SO, AGAIN, THE QUESTION NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED.

WHO PAYS THE COST? THE TUITION PAYER OR THE TAXPAYER? THIS YEAR'S CIRCUMSTANCES, WE WILL ALL AGREE ARE EXTRAORDINARY BETWEEN COVID, BUDGET CUTS, FEDERAL STIMULUS FUNDING AND VARIETY OF OTHER ISSUES.

IT'S A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER.

WHILE THE STATE WORKS HARD TO FUND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE CRITICAL HUMAN INFRASTRUCTURE IT PROVIDES, WE'RE STILL SEVERELY UNDERFUNDED.

BECAUSE OF THIS, WE ARE THEN LEFT TO CONSIDER THE MARKET PRICE OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES PAY FOR CU EDUCATION AND TO WEIGH THAT COST AGAINST THE RETURN.

AND AS A CONSERVATIVE.

THAT'S WHAT I DO, IS I TAKE A LOOK AT THE MARKET AND WE'RE OBLIGED TO ENSURE THAT THAT THAT WHAT WE PAY FOR IS A HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION.

THAT'S WHAT'S EXPECTED FROM OUR STUDENTS.

AND FRANKLY, IT'S WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TAXPAYERS OF COLORADO, NOT JUST NOW, BUT INTO THE FUTURE.

SOME SAY THE UNIVERSITY SHOULD BE RUN MORE LIKE A BUSINESS.

I AGREE.

WELL, WHEN A BUSINESS EXPERIENCES COST INCREASES DUE TO INFLATION, THEY RAISE PRICES.

AND THE PRODUCT, THE PRODUCTS, THE GOODS GO UP, AND IN THIS CASE, THE PRODUCT IS EDUCATION.

AND HOPEFULLY AT THE END, A COLLEGE DEGREE, AND WE'VE CERTAINLY SEEN PRICE INCREASES OVER THIS PAST YEAR.

I KNOW I HAVE FELT IT.

MANY THINGS THAT WE HAVE PURCHASED MY HUSBAND AND I OVER THE LAST YEAR, IN SPITE OF COVID OR MAYBE BECAUSE OF COVID, THE PRICES HAVE GONE UP.

THE PROPOSAL TO BUY DOWN THIS TUITION INCREASE WITH FEDERAL STIMULUS DOLLARS IS IMPORTANT CONTEXT.

IT IS EFFECTIVELY A ZERO PERCENT INCREASE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS NEXT YEAR, EVEN IF WE DIDN'T BUY DOWN THE INCREASE.

TUITION WOULD STILL BE LOWER THAN THE RATE OF INFLATION OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, AS BEN NOTED.

AND IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, SO I'M GOING TO SAY IT AGAIN, TUITION IS LOWER THAN THE RATE OF INFLATION OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS.

NOW, THAT MIGHT NOT BE A REALLY SEXY POLITICAL MESSAGE TO GET OUT THERE, BUT IT IS THE REALITY.

IT IS THE FACTS.

BUT THAT WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AS I CONSIDERED THIS THIS VOTE THAT I WAS GOING TO TAKE TODAY.

AND THAT'S WHY I PUSHED FOR MORE RELIEF FOR STUDENTS WHEN I REQUESTED A FIFTH YEAR OF TUITION GUARANTEE FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING BOLDER.

THE CAMPUS LEADERSHIP AGREED AND I APPRECIATE THEIR SUPPORT ON THIS, THE COST OF A CU EDUCATION REMAINS COMPETITIVE WITH OUR PEERS, WHILE IMPORTANTLY WE ARE ABLE TO MAINTAIN

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QUALITY.

I FULLY RECOGNIZE THE EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES OF COVID AND THE IMPACT ON OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.

BUT I THINK TODAY'S PROPOSAL OFFERS THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

NO OUT OF POCKET TUITION INCREASE NEXT YEAR AND THE ABILITY TO MAINTAIN THE HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION OUR STUDENTS EXPECT.

AND OUR STATE DEMANDS.

AND SO AS WE CONSIDER THIS AGAIN, WHO SHOULD BEAR THE COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION? THE TUITION PAYER, OR THE TAXPAYER? AND THE VOTERS OF COLORADO HAVE SPOKEN.

AND UNTIL THAT CHANGES, WE WILL BE SUBJECT TO INCREASING COSTS OF TUITION.

SO MY VOTE TODAY WILL BE IN SUPPORT OF THIS PROPOSAL.

THANK YOU REGENTS.

THANK YOU REGENT SHARKEY VERY, VERY NICELY SAID.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO ASK EFFIE TO CALL THE ROLL ON THIS VOTE.

OK, REGENT CHAVEZ, AYE REGENT GALLEGOS IS NOT HERE, REGENT GANAHL, NO.

REGENT HILL, NO.

REGENT KROLL, YES.

REGENT RENNISON, YES.

REGENT SHARKEY YES, REGENT SPIEGAL, YES, AND VICE CHAIR SMITH , YES.

THAT VOTE WAS 6-2 IN FAVOR.

GREAT.

THANK YOU EFFIE.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO ACTION ITEM F4, CAN I GET A MOTION TO APPROVE THE

[4. Action Item: Student Fee Proposal for FY 2021-2022 - VP Saliman (APPROVED)]

STUDENT FEES FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR? SO MOVED, MOVE BY REGENT SPIEGAL IS THERE A SECOND.

SECOND.

REGENT RENNISON HAS SECONDED THIS MOTION, AS WITH THE FOUR, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? I JUST DO HAVE ONE COMMENT ON THIS, I WANT TO APPRECIATE THE CONTINUAL EFFORTS AT THE DENVER CAMPUS TO SORT OUT THE RTD FEE SITUATION.

I UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S GOING TO AN OPT IN FEE THIS YEAR.

I DO HAVE SOME VERY BIG CONCERNS AROUND THAT FEE AND HOW IT MIGHT IMPACT OUR STUDENTS ABILITIES TO GET TO CAMPUS.

I REALLY REALLY EXPECT THE CAMPUS IN THE COMMUNITY THERE TO DO A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF OUTREACH TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS THAT CAN BENEFIT FROM PUBLIC TRANSIT GETTING TO AND FROM CAMPUS.

AS SOMEONE WHO TOOK THE BUS TO AND FROM CAMPUS EVERY DAY FOR THE FIVE YEARS THAT I WAS A STUDENT THERE, THAT WAS A VITAL PART OF MY ABILITY TO SUCCEED AS A STUDENT.

AND I KNOW THAT THIS FEE GOING TO AN OPT IN MOTO WILL ALLOW FOR SOME STUDENTS DON'T USE PUBLIC TRANSIT TO HAVE A COST SAVINGS.

BUT FOR THOSE THAT DO USE TRANSIT, PLEASE, PLEASE LET US MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENSURE THAT THEY DON'T LEAVE THIS BENEFIT ON THE TABLE, BECAUSE I'M SURE EVEN THOUGH IT DOES CARRY A COST, COMMUTING WITH THAT BUS PASS TO AND FROM CAMPUS IS GOING TO BE AN AFFORDABLE OPTION FOR THEM.

SO PLEASE, CAMPUS, LET US NOT LOSE ANY STUDENTS OVER THIS ISSUE AND LET'S MAKE SURE WE WATCH IT CLOSELY.

THANK YOU REGENT KROLL WE'LL MONITOR THINGS CLOSELY.

WE'LL DO THE OUTREACH.

AND IF THINGS AREN'T WORKING AS DESIRED, WE'LL MAKE A CHANGE.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR MARKS.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT, I'M GOING TO ASK THEN THAT EFFIE CALL THE ROLL AGAIN ON THIS VOTE.

THIS IS ON THE STUDENT FEES PROPOSAL REGENT CHAVEZ AYE.

REGENT GANAHL, NO.

REGENT HILL, NO.

REGENT KROLL.

YES.

REGENT RENNISON, YES, REGENT SHARKEY, YES, REGENT SPIEGAL, YES, AND VICE CHAIR SMITH.

YES.

THAT VOTE IS 6-2.

THANK YOU EFFIE.

AND MOVING ON TO THE FINAL ACTION ITEM, UNDER THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, WE

[5. Action Item: FY 2021-2022 Compensation - VP Saliman (APPROVED)]

HAVE ACTION ITEM 5 COMPENSATION.

IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED.

GREAT REGENT CHAVEZ HAS MOVED AND REGENT RENNISON HAS SECONDED.

AND I HAVE A COMMENT.I'M GOING TO VOTE AGAINST COMPENSATION.

AND OVER THE LAST YEAR, IT HAS BEEN SAID SO MANY TIMES, SO MANY PEOPLE ARE HURTING.

AND I KNOW LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE TAKEN PAY CUTS AND SOME HAVE TAKEN

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SIGNIFICANT PAY CUTS.

SOME HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AND DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'LL RETURN TO THEIR JOBS.

AND PAY RAISES ARE JUST NOT IN THEIR FUTURE.

WHAT THEY HOPE IS THAT THEY'LL REGAIN LOST WAGES AND GETTING BACK AGAIN TO WHAT I BELIEVE ARE MY CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES AND BASED ON BUSINESS.

BUSINESSES ARE NOT GIVING THEIR EMPLOYEES RAISES RIGHT NOW.

AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE YEAR FOR OUR EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE PAY RAISES.

SO MY VOTE WILL BE NO.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS, REGENT SHARKEY ANY FURTHER COMMENTS ON THIS BEFORE THERE'S A VOTE? WELL, I WILL JUST QUICKLY SAY I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE HARD WORK OF ALL THE STAFF, FACULTY AND STUDENTS ACROSS OUR CAMPUSES THAT WE COMPENSATE.

AND I KNOW SPECIFICALLY THIS RESOLUTION IS IN REGARDS TO COMPENSATION FOR FULL TIME PROFESSIONALS.

WE HAVE A DUTY TO RETAIN THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST AT C.U.

AND IN THAT REGARD, I'M GOING TO BE SUPPORTING THIS RESOLUTION.

BUT I UNDERSTAND, TOO, THAT THE CAMPUSES HAVE TO MEET THEIR ENROLLMENT GOALS FOR US TO MAKE THIS INCREASE A SUSTAINABLE INCREASE.

AND SO WITH THAT, I HOPE THAT OUR EFFORTS TO BUY DOWN TUITION THIS YEAR WILL HELP US INCREASE OUR ENROLLMENT SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO COMPENSATE OUR STAFF AND FACULTY A LEVEL COMMENSURATE WITH THEIR COMMITMENTS AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

AND WITH THAT, ARE THERE ANY FURTHER COMMENTS? OK, HEARING NONE.

EFFIE WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL AGAIN ON THIS? YES, THIS IS FOR THE COMPENSATION RESOLUTION.

REGENT CHAVEZ AYE.

REGENT GANAHL, NO.

REGENT HILL, NO, REGENT KROLL, YES, REGENT RENNISON, YES, REGENT SHARKEY NO.

REGENT SPIEGAL, YES, AND REGENT SMITH.

I VOTE YES AND I AGREE WITH REGENT KROLL STATEMENT.

WELL, REGENT SMITH, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

EFFIE WHAT WAS THE FINAL VOTE THERE? IT WAS 5 TO 3.

GREAT THANK YOU.

THAT CONCLUDES THE FINANCE PORTION OF THE COMMITTEE.

22 MINUTES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

SO THERE YOU GO.

THANKS, EVERYBODY, AND I'LL TURN THE MEETING BACK OVER TO YOU REGENT SMITH.

THANK YOU.

WE'RE DOING A GOOD JOB OF MOVING ALONG TODAY.

[1. Audit Committee Report - Committee Chair Heidi Ganahl]

THE NEXT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION IS AUDIT.

AND I WILL HAND OVER TO COMMITTEE HEIDI GANAHL.

THANK YOU, LESLEY.

LET ME GET THIS PULLED UP RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

THE AUDIT COMMITTEE LAST MET ON MARCH 10TH, 2021.

BKD THE UNIVERSITY'S EXTERNAL AUDITORS PRESENTED THE RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND COMPLIANCE AUDIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30TH, 2020.

THE AUDITORS EXPRESSED AN UNMODIFIED OPINION ON THE UNIVERSITY'S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

NO MATERIAL WEAKNESSES IN INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING WERE IDENTIFIED NO INSTANCES OF NONCOMPLIANCE.

CONSIDERED MATERIAL TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WERE DISCLOSED BY THE AUDIT.

BKD IDENTIFIED THREE DEFICIENCIES IN INTERNAL CONTROL RELATED TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM THAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES.

ADDITIONALLY, BKD PERFORMED PROCEDURES OVER THE UNIVERSITY'S COMPLIANCE WITH HIGHER ED EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND AND NOTED ONE INSTANCE OF NONCOMPLIANCE INTERNAL CONTROL DEFICIENCY.

THE UNIVERSITY COMPTROLLER PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE UNIVERSITY'S FINANCIALS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER ENDED DECEMBER 31ST, 2020.

DURING THE MEETING, THE COMMITTEE CONDUCTED ITS ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE'S CHARTER AND WORKPLAN.

NO CHANGES WERE PROPOSED TO THESE TWO DOCUMENTS, AND THE WORK PLAN WAS APPROVED AS PRESENTED FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER WILL BE REVIEWED AND UPDATED AS NECESSARY, AND IT WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE AT THE JUNE 9TH, 2021 MEETING.

COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON CURRENT EXTERNAL REGULATORY AUDITS ON CAMPUSES, INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED AND THE STATUS OF CAMPUS ACTION PLANS ON PRIOR INTERNAL AUDIT FINDINGS.

THE COMMITTEE RECEIVED AN ANNUAL UPDATE ON THE UNIVERSITY'S CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS REQUIRED BY THE AUDIT COMMITTEE'S WORK PLAN.

THE OVERVIEW INCLUDED UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIONS ACTIONS OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS REGARDING UPDATES TO RELATED UNIVERSITY POLICIES, ENGAGEMENT OF CAMPUSES, MONITORING ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNICATION PLANS FOR THE CODE OF CONDUCT.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THE INCIDENTS REPORT REPORTED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S ETHICS LINE OVER THE LAST QUARTER.

THE COMMITTEE WILL MEET NEXT MEET ON JUNE 9TH, 2021.

AT THAT TIME THE COMMITTEE WILL BE PRESENTED WITH THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 AUDIT PLAN.

AS ALWAYS, WE WELCOME ANY FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE LOOK AT THE

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AUDIT COMMITTEE OR THE INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU, REGENT GANAHL, ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE THEN I WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION CHAIR,

[1. University Affairs Committee Report - Committee Chair Sue Sharkey and VP Lightner]

SUE SHARKEY AND VICE PRESIDENT LIGHTNER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH.

YOU KNOW, I FIRST SAW.

OUR UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING, WE MET ON MARCH 23RD FROM 2:00 TO 4:00, THE COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF MYSELF.

VICE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, JACK KROLL, REGENT HILL AND REGENT RENNISON.

AND BEFORE I GET STARTED WITH MY COMMENTS, I'D LIKE TO TO POINT SOMETHING OUT.

THIS MEETING, WE CHANGE THE AGENDA FROM WHERE WE WERE ORIGINALLY.

AND WE CHANGED IT TO TALK ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND WELL-BEING OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND WHAT REALLY PROMPTED ME TO DO THIS WERE THE EVENTS, TWO DIFFERENT EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN BOULDER, THE ONE THE RIOTS THAT TOOK PLACE AND THE DISRUPTION ON THE HILL.

AND MORE SIGNIFICANTLY, MORE IMPORTANTLY.

WAS THE HORRIFIC SHOOTING AT KING SOOPERS IN BOULDER.

AND I WANT TO SAY THAT.

I KNOW OUR HEARTS ARE ALL HEAVY AND WE ARE ALL GRIEVING, AND THE CLOSER, THE CLOSER SOMEONE IS TO AN EVENT SUCH AS THAT.

I KNOW THE IMPACT OF IT IS LIFELONG, AND I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I WAS.

IN THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL IN 1998 WHEN A SHOOTING OCCURRED AND TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED.

AND I STILL HAVE THE REPERCUSSIONS OF THAT FROM 1998 TO THIS TIME.

I KNOW THE IMPACT.

AND MY DAUGHTER, WHO WAS NINE YEARS OLD AT THE TIME, WAS.

SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED BY THAT AS WELL, THE BOULDER COMMUNITY.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO COMMUNITY WILL SUFFER FROM THIS.

LONG AFTER THE REST OF OUR NATION IS IMPACTED BY IT.

MENTAL HEALTH IS A SERIOUS ISSUE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THAT IS A PANDEMIC.

AND IT'S ONLY GROWING WORSE.

AND SO I FELT IT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO BRING THIS ISSUE FORWARD TO OUR UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, BUT IT DOESN'T BEGIN AND STOP IN UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING.

THIS IS A DISCUSSION AND A DIALOG THAT I BELIEVE THE REGENTS SHOULD BE ENGAGED IN FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.

SO I'LL GET ON THAT WAS A LITTLE PERSONAL SIDE NOTE, BUT I THINK THIS BROUGHT BACK SOME JUST EVEN FOR MYSELF PERSONALLY, IT BROUGHT BACK SOME SOME MEMORIES THAT I WOULD HAVE RATHER NOT EXPERIENCED.

SO MYSELF, REGENT KROLL AND REGENT HILL, WHO ATTENDED AND REGENT RENISON WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND.

AND I WANT TO EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU, REGENT RENNISON, FOR YOUR LOSS.

IN ADDITION TO THE COMMITTEE, REGENTS GALLEGOS, SMITH, AND SPIEGAL ALSO JOINED THE MEETING.

AND THANK YOU.

THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING THERE AS WELL, BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT IN THE COMMITTEE, BUT YET YOU TAKE THE TIME.

TO ATTEND OUR COMMITTEE MEETINGS, AND THAT MEANS A LOT TO EVERYONE WHO WHO PRESENTS TO US AT THESE COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

SO THE DETAILED PRESENTATIONS WERE MADE BY EACH CAMPUS FROM THE TEAMS LISTED BELOW AND THE COMMITTEE ENGAGED IN DISCUSSIONS WITH EACH GROUP PRESENTING AND WAS GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE ON EACH CAMPUS AND FOR THE PRESENTERS TAKING TIME TO KEEP THE REGENTS INFORMED ON THIS CRITICAL TOPIC.

SLIDES FROM EACH PRESENTATION ARE AVAILABLE ON BOARD DOCS, AND THE COMMITTEE ENCOURAGES ALL REGENTS TO REVIEW THE MATERIALS AND I WILL NAME THE FOLKS THAT WERE THERE TO

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PRESENT AT ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS.

WE HAD NEIL KRAUSS, ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR OF INITIATIVE'S OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

DR.

JAN, I KNOW I'M NOT GOING TO SAY THIS RIGHT AND I APOLOGIZE.

DR. JAN G, ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS, AND DR.

RACHEL DAVIS, MEDICAL DIRECTOR, STUDENT AND RESIDENT MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL TEAM.

FROM DENVER WE HAD ALANA JONES, INTERIM VICE PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR OF STUDENT SUCCESS.

COLORADO SPRINGS STEPHANIE H., ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

I'M SORRY, BENEK ALTAYLI, DIRECTOR, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES I'M SORRY I BUTCHERED YOUR NAME.

I'M SO SORRY.

AND THEN PATRICK O'ROURKE, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FROM BOULDER, AND DR.

JENNIFER MCDUFFIE, THE ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR, HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES.

I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU PRESENTING TO US AT OUR UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

AND AGAIN, I BELIEVE THIS IS AN ISSUE THAT IS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO BE BRIEFED ABOUT.

AND THAT IS THE END OF MY REPORT.

THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? OK.

THANK YOU, EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD, I KEEP HEARING ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, SO IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC.

SO I'M GLAD WE HAD THAT PRESENTATION.

[1. Governance Committee Report - Committee Chair Lesley Smith and VP Hueth]

THE FINAL COMMITTEE MEETING IS THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING AND I AM THE CHAIR OF THAT.

AND VICE PRESIDENT HUETH WILL OPEN UP WITH AN EXPLANATION.

OH, NO, I HAVE TO GIVE MY REPORT.

I'VE GOT SO MANY DIFFERENT PIECES OF PAPER HERE.

THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MET ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2021.

AND ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS ATTENDED MYSELF, VICE CHAIR GANAHL, REGENT GALLEGOS AND REGENT ILANA SPIEGAL.

AND IT WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY REGENTS NOLBERT CHAVEZ AND SUE SHARKEY.

LIKE SUE SAID, IT'S ALWAYS NICE TO HAVE OTHER REGENTS ATTENDING OUR MEETINGS.

THE FIRST ITEM THAT WE DISCUSSED IS THE UPCOMING SUMMER RETREAT.

THE STRATEGIC PLAN WILL BE A MAIN FOCUS AT THE ANNUAL RETREAT IN JULY.

A DEVIL'S THUMB.

THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED OTHER TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION AT THE RETREAT, AND MORE INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING AS THE DETAILS GET HAMMERED OUT.

NEXT, WE TURN TO REGENTS' LAWS AND POLICIES CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 11.

E, WHICH UPDATE EMPLOYEE LEAVE POLICIES TO ALIGN WITH THE COLORADO HEALTHY FAMILY WORKPLACES ACT, RECEIVED NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE FEBRUARY 11TH BOARD MEETING.

THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED FEEDBACK RECEIVED, AND THE COMMITTEE APPROVED THIS POLICY ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR BOARD VOTE JUST EARLIER TODAY.

REGENT GANAHL BROUGHT FORWARD PROPOSED NEW REGENT POLICY 2.0 REGARDING ACCESS TO INFORMATION FOR REGENTS.

THIS POLICY, PROPOSED POLICY RECEIVED NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING.

THE PROPOSED POLICY SETS FORTH A PROCEDURE FOR HANDLING REGENT REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION.

AFTER DISCUSSING THE PROPOSED POLICY THE COMMITTEE VOTED THREE TO ONE AGAINST RECOMMENDING THAT THE BOARD ADOPT THE POLICY PROPOSED POLICY.

BUT WE WILL HAVE THIS REGENT GANAHL WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO DISCUSS THIS IN THE NEXT SECTION OF OUR BOARD MEETING.

REGENT SMITH BROUGHT FORWARD PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT LAW 2.8.5 AND POLICY 2.C.1.THE PROPOSED CHANGES WERE BROKEN INTO TWO CATEGORIES.

THE FIRST IS ALIGNING THE DATE A BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR, ELECTIONS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE CALENDAR YEAR RATHER THAN THE FISCAL YEAR.

THE SECOND IS EXTENDING CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS TO BE TWO TERMS. TWO YEARS IN LENGTH.

THE COMMITTEE VOTED THREE TO ONE TO RECOMMENDED CHANGING THE DATE OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR ELECTIONS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS TO ALIGN WITH THE CALENDAR YEAR.

THE COMMITTEE WAS

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SPLIT TWO TO TWO ON WHETHER TO RECOMMEND TWO YEAR TERMS, THESE PROPOSED CHANGES WILL BE DISCUSSED AND THEN RIGHT AFTER THAT, THIS REPORT AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING INPUT FROM THE REGENTS THAT WE WILL DISCUSS AT THE NEXT GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON MAY.

26TH.

VICE PRESIDENT HUETH BRIEFED THE COMMITTEE REGARDING PLANS TO REVIEW REGENT POLICY 3.C REGARDING SEARCHES FOR ADMINISTRATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

IDEAS WILL BE SHARED WITH THE BOARD INFORMALLY, AND THEN A DRAFT BASED ON FEEDBACK WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING IN MAY.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE DISCUSSED THE NEW REGENT ORIENTATION, WHICH TOOK ON A VERY DIFFERENT FLAVOR DURING THIS PERIOD OF ZOOM.

WE REVIEWED THE ORIENTATION PROCESS AND WE HAD SHORTER BRIEFER SESSIONS BECAUSE OF THE REMOTE NATURE OF MEETING AND THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED WAYS TO IMPROVE ORIENTATION FOR THE NEXT CYCLE, AND THE REGENTS STILL LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING EACH CAMPUS IN PERSON.

AND THAT'S IT FOR MY REPORT.

AND I WILL HAND IT OVER TO VICE PRESIDENT HUETH.

[2. Notice of Motion: Recommended Changes to Regent Law Article 2.A; and Regent Policy 2.C; University of Colorado System - VP Hueth]

THANKS, REGENTS SMITH AND THEN I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT, JUST IN THE CONTEXT OF YOUR REPORT AND THE ACTIONS TAKEN, THAT THIS WAS A NICE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO JUST SORT OF QUICKLY REVIEW THE PROCESS FOR CHANGING REGENT POLICY AND AND REGENT LAW AND WITH ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND TO REGENT GANAHL FOR STICKING WITH WHAT WAS A ROCKY PROCESS.

I THINK THE RESOLUTION GAVE US ALL A CHANCE TO SORT OF RENEW OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE REGENT, POLICIES THAT ARE RELATIVELY RECENTLY ADOPTED THAT SET UP A PROCESS THAT IS DIFFERENT THAN AN ORDINARY RESOLUTION FOR CHANGING LAWS AND POLICIES, WHICH IS THAT UNDER REGENT POLICY 2N, ANY CHANGE TO REGENT POLICY NEEDS TO HAVE A NOTICE OF A NOTICE OF MOTION AT A REGULAR BOARD MEETING BEFORE THE NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING WHERE IT WILL BE APPROVED.

AND SO THE PROCESS HAS BEEN THAT WE TAKE A NOTICE OF MOTION THAT SORT OF DESCRIBES GENERALLY, BUT WITHOUT ANY KIND OF SPECIFICITY OR DEBATE ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE TO THE GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE, WHICH IS USUALLY THE COMMITTEE THAT CONCERNS CHANGES TO LAWS AND POLICIES.

AND THEN WE TAKE A NOTICE OF MOTION TO A REGULAR REGENT MEETING.

AND THEN AT THE FOLLOWING GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY DEBATE THE SUBSTANCE OF THE MOTION AND THE CHANGE AND SEE WHETHER OR NOT IT SHOULD BE ALTERED IN ANY KIND OF WAY.

AND THEN THE FINAL OUTCOME, WHETHER IT'S RECOMMENDED OR NOT, GOES TO THE NEXT MEETING FOR APPROVAL, BECAUSE UNDER REGENT POLICY 2C 1D, COMMITTEES ONLY RECOMMEND TO THE FULL BOARD OF REGENTS COMMITTEES ARE NOT LIKE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES WHERE POLICIES CAN DIE, THEIR IDEAS CAN DIE THERE.

SO REGENT GANAHLS POLICY HAS NOW GONE THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS AND MAYBE A COUPLE OF TIMES OVER, BUT IS SO THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE VOTED NOT TO RECOMMEND IT, BUT STILL REGENT GANAHL HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING IT UP AND IT'S ON THE AGENDA AND UNDER ITEM CHANGE.

AND SO WITH THAT SAID, WHAT AND LET ME JUST ADD THAT THE ONLY DIFFERENTIATION BETWEEN POLICIES AND LAWS IS THAT UNDER ARTICLE 2E OF REGENT LAW, CHANGES TO REGENT LAW REQUIRED TWO MONTHS OF NOTICE.

SO GENERALLY, IT'S THE SAME PROCESS UNLESS THERE'S NOT TWO MONTHS IN BETWEEN THE TWO REGENT MEETINGS, HOPE THAT'S NOT PUT ANYBODY TO SLEEP.

I WOULDN'T BLAME YOU REQUIRE SIX VOTES AND REGENT POLICY REQUIRES A SIMPLE MAJORITY? THAT'S CORRECT.

REGENT KROLL AND WITH AN ADDITIONAL CAVEAT THAT THE REGENT LAWS AND POLICIES ALSO OFFER THE MECHANISM OF WAIVING THE REQUIREMENT OF THE NOTICE OF THE ADVANCE NOTICE.

AND THAT TAKES THAT TAKES A VOTE AS WELL.

SO AND THAT TAKES A TWO THIRDS VOTE ON REGENT LAW.

SO.

WITH THAT SAID, THIS PROVIDES NOTICE OF MOTION AS TO REGENTS'

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SMITH'S IDEA, WHICH IS UNDER ARTICLE 2A 5B OF THE LAWS OF THE REGENTS AND UNDER REGENT POLICY 2C 1D, THE CHAIRS, THE VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD AND THE CHAIRS AND THE VICE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEES AND THE COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS ALL HAPPENED IN THE LAST REGENT MEETING, LAST REGULAR SPECIAL REGENT MEETING BEFORE THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

THAT'S JUNE.

AND THEN OUR ANNUAL TERMS AND WHAT REGENT SMITH IS BROUGHT FORWARD AND WHAT THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DECIDED TO DO IS TO SPLIT INTO TWO SEPARATE MOTIONS.

SO THIS IS NOTICE THE MOTION OF THESE TWO SEPARATE IDEAS.

ONE IS TO MOVE THE DATE FROM JULY, FROM JUNE UNTIL JANUARY OF APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIRS OF THE BOARD AND COMMITTEES AND APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES AND THEN TWO TO EXTEND THE TERMS OF CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIRS FROM ONE YEAR TO TWO YEAR.

THIS ISN'T THE REGENT MEETING WHERE WE NEED TO DEBATE THAT.

BUT THE NEXT GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING ON THAT WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE REGENTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION TO HAVE A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN.

AND, YOU KNOW, OUR PROCESS IS TO HAVE A DRAFT POLICY CHANGE RECOMMENDATION, SORT OF REDLINING.

WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED, POSTED ON THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND EFFICIENCY WEBSITE RUN BY LEONARD AND DAN MONTEZ, AND THEN DEBATED AT THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING AND THEN, IF NECESSARY, DEBATED AT THE JUNE MEETING.

THAT'S IT, THAT'S THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING, AND NOW I THINK WE ARE ON TRACK.

SO.

SECRETARY HUETH AND VICE CHAIR SMITH, AS IT COMES TO THIS BOARD CHAIR, CHANGING THE TIMING OF THE ELECTION TO JANUARY OR EXCUSE ME, UNTIL THE FIRST BOARD MEETING OF THE CALENDAR YEAR.

I THINK WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T INADVERTENTLY EXTEND OUR CURRENT CHAIR'S TIME ON THE BOARD BY SIX MONTHS AS A RESULT OF APPROVING THAT, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

AND REGENT KROLL, THAT'S EXACTLY THE KIND OF SUBSTANCE THAT IS UP FOR DEBATE WHEN WE TAKE THIS MOTION UP AT THE GOVERNOR'S COMMITTEE MEETING.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW, EFFIE AND REGENT SMITH AND I HAVE, YOU KNOW, SORT OF BRAINSTORMED ABOUT THE DIFFERENT WAYS IT COULD BE WRITTEN.

EFFIE BEING A GENIUS AT LEGISLATIVE PROCESS STATUTES CAN BE WRITTEN IN DIFFERENT WAYS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE ESTABLISHING SOMETHING NEW WITH A BOARD, WHICH IS YOU CAN CONTINUE THE CURRENT SITUATION FOR, YOU KNOW, THE NEW PERIOD.

SO A YEAR AND A HALF OR YOU CAN KEEP IT FOR SIX MONTHS AND THEN BEGIN YOUR NEW POLICY CHANGE, YOU KNOW, IN JANUARY.

BOTH ARE POSSIBLE.

AND THAT IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF THING THAT THE REGENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEBATE AT A GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING.

IF I CAN CLARIFY ONE POINT, I THINK ALSO I BELIEVE, JEREMY, YOU CAN CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, EVEN IF WE ADOPT THIS POLICY IN JUNE AT THE JUNE MEETING, WE WOULD STILL BE DOING A VOTE FOR CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR AT THE JUNE MEETING.

EVEN IF THE INTENT IS TO GO TO THE JANUARY OR THE FIRST OF THE YEAR MEETING, WE WOULD STILL BE DOING A VOTE.

IT'S JUST A MATTER OF WHETHER WE WOULD DO ANOTHER VOTE IN SIX MONTHS OR WAIT A YEAR AND A HALF TO DO ANOTHER VOTE.

IS THAT ACCURATE.

YEAH WE MIGHT WE MIGHT HOLD THE VOTE ON THE CHAIR.

PRIOR TO VOTING ON THIS TO RESOLVE ANY DISCREPANCY OR WRITE THE LAW AND POLICY SUCH THAT IT TAKES EFFECT.

IN 2021 OR 2022 EXCUSE ME.

ASLEEP.

YEAH.

YOU CONDUCT THE ELECTIONS FIRST ACCORDING TO THE EXISTING POLICIES, AND THEN I DON'T SAY THIS OFTEN, BUT I THINK VICE PRESIDENT SOLOMON, WE MIGHT HAVE A COMPETITOR FOR MOST INTERESTING REGENT MEETING IN MAY BETWEEN THE COMMITTEE OF THE GOVERNANCE GROUP AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

I DON'T THINK SO.

REGENT KROLL I DON'T THINK THERE IS A COMPETITION, I THINK WITHOUT QUESTIONS OF GOVERNANCE HAVE.

I AGREE.

IT'S WHERE THE RUBBER HITS THE ROAD.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY A FEW THINGS AS FAR AS WHY I CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA.

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AND, YOU KNOW, COMING UP WITH A NEW FRESH SET OF EYES AND HAVING BEEN ON THE SCHOOL BOARD AND WORKING WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ED AND IN THE LEGISLATURE, I JUST I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS VERY STRANGE THAT THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR AND THEN THE COMMITTEES GET ELECTED OR APPOINTED IN JUNE, RATHER THAN TYPICALLY WHEN YOU HAVE NEW PEOPLE COMING IN TO A BODY, THAT'S WHEN YOU HOLD YOUR ELECTIONS FOR LEADERSHIP.

SO THAT'S WHY I CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA.

ALSO, I REMEMBER GOING TO MY VERY FIRST BOARD MEETING BEFORE I GOT ELECTED WAS ACTUALLY AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS IN JUNE WHEN YOU WERE HAVING ELECTIONS FOR THE BOARD.

AND THERE WAS TALK ABOUT POTENTIALLY HAVING STEVE BE THE VICE CHAIR BECAUSE HE HAD BEEN WORKING SO COLLABORATIVE WITH THE BOARD, BUT THEN HE WAS GOING TO BE ROTATING OFF IN JANUARY.

SO THAT SORT OF CUT THAT IDEA AND, YOU KNOW, OUT AND I SORT OF FEEL LIKE THAT HAPPENED A LITTLE BIT TO IRENE TOO YOU KNOW, BECAUSE I THINK IT MAKES SENSE FOR A CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR TO WORK TOGETHER FOR TWO YEARS.

AND I'LL EXPLAIN WHY.

BUT AGAIN, SHE WAS ROTATING OFF IN JANUARY AND I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET ELECTED AS THE VICE CHAIR.

SO THAT'S WHY I THOUGHT THE CHANGE IN THE TIMING JUST MADE SENSE.

JUST GIVEN THE FACT THAT, YOU KNOW, SCHOOL BOARDS DO THAT, THE STATE BOARD OF ED LEGISLATURE AND SO FORTH, THE TWO YEAR TERM I THOUGHT ABOUT BECAUSE AGAIN, OTHER THAN TALKING TO NOLBERT, SOUNDS LIKE THE DENVER CITY COUNCIL HAS ELECTIONS EVERY YEAR.

OUR CITY COUNCIL HAS WON THE ELECTION FOR LEADERSHIP EVERY TWO YEARS, OUR SCHOOL BOARD, THE STATE BOARD OF ED.

AND SO IT TAKES, YOU KNOW, HAVING STEPPED IN AS VICE CHAIR THIS PAST YEAR, IT TAKES TIME TO FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND TO BE EFFECTIVE.

AND IT ALSO TAKES TIME FOR THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM.

SO I THINK IT'S JUST BETTER GOVERNANCE TO HAVE THAT STABILITY AND LEARNING AND, YOU KNOW, MOVING FORWARD.

ALSO, I KNOW HAVING BEEN ON THE SCHOOL BOARD, IT'S ALWAYS ANXIETY PRODUCING WHEN THE NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT GETS ELECTED.

AND, YOU KNOW, I HAVEN'T REALLY TALKED TO STAFF ABOUT THAT, BUT I CAN IMAGINE THERE'S THE SAME BIT OF ANXIETY.

SO RATHER THAN HAVING THAT ANXIETY EVERY YEAR, I THOUGHT MAYBE, PERHAPS IT MAKES SENSE TO DO IT EVERY TWO YEARS.

AND THEN FINALLY, WITH THE COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN THE POLICY 2.C.1D, IT SAYS, AND MAKING CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR APPOINTMENTS, THE CHAIR OR THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHOULD CONSIDER CONTINUITY AND EXPERIENCE ON THE COMMITTEES WITH THE GOAL OF BUILDING AND MAINTAINING INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE.

SO AGAIN, HAVING THAT TIME TO REALLY LEARN WHAT IT IS TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE AND YOUR CHARGE AND SO FORTH AND THEN WORKING PRODUCTIVELY FOR TWO YEARS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO GET THAT INFORMATION OUT.

I KNOW A LOT OF YOU WERE AT THE COMMITTEE MEETING AND ALREADY HEARD MY OPINIONS ON WHY I THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA.

AND, YOU KNOW, THINK ABOUT IT.

YOU CAN CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO ADD AROUND SOME MORE IDEAS OR COME TO THE COMMITTEE MEETING ON MAY 26TH.

SO.

ANYTHING ELSE? OK, SO AT THIS POINT, THEN, WE ARE LETS SEE, I HAVE THE OLD SCRIPT AND THE NEW SCRIPT THAT I'M TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER.

EFFIE HELP ME, WHERE AM I? I BELIEVE WE ARE ON TO JAY JAY, OK.

EFFIE ARE WE SUPPOSED TO VOTE ON THIS NOW? NO, NO, NO, NO.

THIS IS JUST A MOTION SO YOU CAN HEAR WHAT THE IDEAS ARE.

AND THEN WHEN WE MEET AGAIN FOR GOVERNANCE, THEN WE CAN DEBATE IT WITH INPUT FROM THE ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS.

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SORRY, LESLEY.

I MEANT MY CHANGE TO THE POLICY.

WELL, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE COMING UP ON RIGHT NOW.

SORRY, I WAS CONFUSED AND WE'VE ACTUALLY GOT TWO THIS IS THE

[1. Action Item: Changes to Regent Policy by adding Policy 2.O; University of Colorado System]

BOARD OF REGENTS DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS. SO THE FIRST ONE IS GOING TO BE THE ACTION ITEM FOR POLICY BY ADDING 2.0.

AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO BE ADDING THE OTHER ACTION ITEM REGARDING THE FOOTBALL CONTRACT.

SO, JEREMY, DO YOU WANT TO TEE THIS UP? OR.

SO, THERE'S NOT MUCH TO TEE UP BECAUSE I THINK I SAID EVERYTHING, YEAH, JUST NOW THAT I NEEDED TO SAY, BUT REGENT GANAHLS RESOLUTION HAS BEEN FULLY VETTED AND SHE'S PUTTING IT FORWARD FOR A VOTE.

IT'S POSTED ON BOARD DOCS WITH SOME CHANGES THAT SHE'S MADE AND I'LL LET HER SPEAK TO IT.

THANKS, JEREMY.

YOU GUYS, MY DOG IS PUSHING ON THE DOOR.

LET ME LET HIM IN REAL QUICK.

SORRY, I WAS TRYING TO SAVE PAPER, SO WE ADDED THAT ONE ACTION ITEM, SO I'VE GOT LIKE THIS CROSSED OUT AND THEN THE NEXT ONE, YOU KNOW, I HATE TO WASTE PAPER.

DO WE NEED TO MOVE? YEAH, YOU SHOULD.

OK, SO ACTION ITEM CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 2 BY ADDING 2.0, IS THERE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 2.

SO MOVED OK, SO MOVE BY REGENT GANAHL AND SECONDED BY.

I'LL SECOND IT, I WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT IT, ALSO .

REGENT HILL, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, DISCUSSION.

SO JEREMY AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY WITH LEADERSHIP TO ADDRESS THEIR CONCERNS AND ALL OF YOURS.

IT'S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR TO GET TO THIS POINT.

AND I THINK IT'S TERRIBLY IMPORTANT FOR REGENTS NOW AND IN THE FUTURE TO HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION TO DO THEIR JOB WELL.

THE TWEAK TO OUR POLICY WILL MAKE SURE OUR ELECTED REGENTS HAVE PRIORITY OVER THE STAFF THAT WE HIRED TO ACCESS INFORMATION.

ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT TO US ALTHOUGH WE ADORE THEM AND THINK THEY DO A GREAT JOB, SHOULD NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO TELL US AS ELECTED OFFICIALS WHAT INFORMATION WE CAN HAVE ACCESS TO MAKE DECISIONS AS FIDUCIARIES.

WE PUT IN THE REQUESTED CHANGES BY ADMINISTRATION AND BY ALL OF YOU TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION.

THOSE REQUESTS WOULD GO TO THE FULL BOARD TO APPROVE IF THERE WAS INFORMATION THAT WAS CONFIDENTIAL OR IF THERE WAS AN ISSUE.

I BELIEVE TRANSPARENCY IN OUR INSTITUTIONS IS KEY TO RESTORING OUR NATION'S FAITH AND ITS ELECTED LEADERS.

IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME THAT WE NEEDED THIS, IT'S RIGHT NOW.

AS I'VE TOLD YOU GUYS BEFORE, ONE OF THE MOST SHOCKING THINGS I'VE EXPERIENCED MOVING FROM CEO TO PUBLIC OFFICIAL IS HOW INCREDIBLY HARD IT IS AT TIMES TO GET ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

I PROVIDED EXAMPLES TO THE COMMITTEE AND I CAN EXPAND, IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO.

BUT OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS I'VE BEEN CHALLENGED ON MY REQUEST AROUND CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT, STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND STUDENT LED COMMITTEE FINANCIALS, DIVERSITY DATA, CAMPUS FAQ AGGREGATED DATA JUST TO NAME A FEW.

AS A REGENT, WE'RE EXPECTED TO SERVE THE PUBLIC TRUST AND EXERCISE OUR POWERS AND DUTIES IN THE INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC THE UNIVERSITY AND THE BOARD.

WE CAN'T DO THAT IF WE DON'T GET GOOD INFORMATION.

SO I THINK WHEN YOU GET ELECTED TO OVERSEE A BIG INSTITUTION LIKE OURS AND YOU'RE MET WITH DELAYS OR PUSHBACK, WHEN YOU ASK FOR INFORMATION THAT HELPS YOU DO YOUR JOB, THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING.

SO IF I'VE LEARNED ANYTHING OVER THE YEARS, YOU CAN'T MANAGE WHAT YOU DON'T MEASURE.

I CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY AND TAKE EVERY VOTE AS A REGENT VERY SERIOUSLY, AS I KNOW ALL OF YOU DO AS WELL.

BUT WE NEED GOOD INFORMATION TO DO THAT.

I HOPE TO HAVE YOUR SUPPORT IN APPROVING THIS TODAY AFTER MAKING THE CHANGES THAT WERE REQUESTED.

IT'S IN YOUR BEST INTEREST AND IT'S IN THE PUBLIC'S BEST INTEREST.

AND CHANGE IS REALLY ITEM NUMBER FIVE.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL RESOLUTIONS.

REGENT GANAHL I HAVE IT UP IF YOU'D LIKE ME TO SHARE THE SCREEN, PUT IT UP FOR YOU.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT SO HERE YOU GO.

PAUSE SO EVERYBODY CAN READ IT, BUT IF YOU GUYS HAVE QUESTIONS, GO FOR IT.

I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS THAT MAYBE JEREMY CAN CLARIFY.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT NUMBER FIVE HAS BEEN ADDED BECAUSE IT WAS SOMETHING I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT PREVIOUSLY.

BUT WHAT I'D LIKE IS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT IS CONFIDENTIAL

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INFORMATION.

DOES IT INCLUDE STAFF AND FACULTY REVIEWS, REQUESTS FOR LEAVES, DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, EQUITY OR HR COMPLAINTS OR ISSUES, HEALTH ISSUES OR EVEN EMAILS? I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THAT COUNTS AS.

WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO ANSWER THAT REGENT GANAHL? YES, PLEASE.

IT'S THE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION IS POTENTIALLY A HUGE VARIETY OF INFORMATION THAT'S EITHER PROTECTED UNDER A NUMBER OF CATEGORIES OF TYPES OF INFORMATION UNDER THE OPEN RECORDS ACT AND SIMILAR IN FEDERAL LAW AND OR FOIA, THAT OTHER TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT ARE PROTECTED FROM DISCLOSURE AND THEREFORE THAT WE ADD A LAYER OF PRIVACY TO THEM AND AN EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY, THAT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU MENTIONED, LIKE YOU KNOW CERTAIN ASPECTS OF EVALUATIONS, FACULTY AND STAFF REVIEWS, ET CETERA.

ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE A WHOLE SLEW OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS THAT REQUIRE US TO PROTECT CERTAIN KINDS OF INFORMATION THAT'S IN THE CUSTODY OF UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS.

SO AT ITS VERY BASIC LEVEL FERPA COVERS STUDENT EDUCATIONAL RECORDS, AND IT CAN BE SHARED WITHIN, AS YOU KNOW, THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY TO OFFICIALS WHO HAVE A NEED TO KNOW.

AND THE NEED TO KNOW UNDER FERPA IS A RELATIVELY LOW THRESHOLD.

BUT THERE STILL IS A NEED TO KNOW.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, THINGS LIKE PATIENT PROTECTED DATA UNDER HIPAA HAVE A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL OF PROTECTION, EXPERT CONTROL KINDS OF INFORMATION, HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF PROTECTION.

OFTEN WE BRING ITEMS OF INFORMATION THAT IS IN THE CUSTODY OF THE UNIVERSITY THAT IS NOT WIDELY KNOWN AND IS NOT WIDELY SHARED, IS NOT ABLE TO BE WIDELY SHARED TO THE FULL BOARD.

AND WHAT REGENT GANAHL IS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE IS TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT IF AN INDIVIDUAL REGENT IS ASKING FOR INFORMATION THAT IS OTHERWISE LEGALLY PROTECTED AND THAT IS DETERMINED AFTER CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE CHAIR AND THE VICE CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND COUNCIL, THAT THAT REQUEST WOULD GO TO THE FULL BOARD.

THERE'S ALMOST NOTHING THAT IS PROTECTED BY LAW THAT WE CAN'T SHARE WITH THE BOARD AS A FIDUCIARY IN A CONFIDENTIAL KIND OF SETTING.

AND SO THAT'S THE INTENT HERE, IS THAT FAIR REGENT GANAHL.

THANK YOU.

ARE WE READY TO VOTE ON THIS? READY.

WELL, I'D BE CURIOUS TO KNOW WHY WHAT THE REASONING WAS BEHIND THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, YOU KNOW THAT IT WAS NOT RECOMMENDED TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL.

SO I'D BE CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT THE REASONS WERE BEHIND THAT, BECAUSE AT THE SURFACE I THINK THIS IS A VERY PLAUSIBLE IDEA TO BRING FORWARD FOR DISCUSSION.

BUT MAYBE THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS MIGHT WEIGH IN ON THEIR THOUGHTS.

THANKS, JACK.

THAT'S MY QUESTION TOO.

WELL, ONE PART OF IT WAS WHAT HAS BEEN ADDED IS THE NUMBER FIVE WITH PROTECTED INFORMATION.

ANOTHER PART WAS JUST TYING UP STAFF TIME AND COST AND POTENTIALLY AS A RESULT, PULLING THEM OFF FROM, YOU KNOW, THEIR JOBS, STRATEGIC PLAN INITIATIVES AND SO FORTH.

AND YEAH, ILANA OR LET ME SEE GLEN'S NOT HERE.

YEAH, NO, I MEAN, YEAH, SO REGENT KROLL TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, SOME OF THE CONCERNS I EXPRESSED IN COMMITTEE, WHICH I APPRECIATE REGENT GANAHL THAT THE ADDITION IN BULLET FIVE WAS REALLY ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND THE AGENCY OF, YOU KNOW, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF IN TERMS OF THE DATA THAT'S BEING COLLECTED AND WHO HAS ACCESS TO THAT.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S ON THE ONE HAND, I HEAR THIS IS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY, BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU KNOW, IT'S TITLED ACCESS TO INFORMATION.

SO CONCERNED ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHOSE INFORMATION WE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO AND WHAT DATA WE WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO.

YES, THANK YOU WE DID ADDRESS SOME OF THE OTHER CONCERNS, TOO, EARLIER ON, THERE WERE CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT

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IF A REGENT IS ASKING FOR A TON OF INFORMATION OR IF IT'S LIKE AN UNREASONABLE REQUEST OR IT DOESN'T RELATE TO THE BUSINESS OF THE BOARD THEN IN NUMBER TWO, IT TALKS ABOUT THAT PROCESS WHERE YOU CONVENE THE BOARD CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR OF THE REGENT AND THE PRESIDENT AND YOU TALK IT THROUGH, BASICALLY COME UP WITH A COMPROMISE, LOOK AT A REASONABLE TIMELINE.

AND IF THE REQUEST IS REASONABLE, THE BOARD CHAIR INFORMS THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE COST AND THEN WE HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT.

SO WE TRIED TO PUT AS MANY SAFETY LEVERS IN AS POSSIBLE.

BUT I THINK THE OVERALL SPIRIT OF THE RESOLUTION IS TO JUST MAKE SURE EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE PRIORITY, THAT THE ELECTED BOARD IS THE FIDUCIARY AND THEY HAVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS AND OVER THE ADMINISTRATION.

THANK YOU AND JEREMY, MIGHT YOU WEIGH IN WITH CONCERNS BY THE ADMINISTRATION.

SURE, WITH THE CAVEAT HERE THAT IN THIS KIND OF DISCUSSION AND CONTEXT, I DID HELP COMPILE ALL OF THE ADMINISTRATION COMPLAINTS, OBJECTIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE POLICY ALONG THE WAY.

AND I'M SURE THIS WITH REGENT GANAHL, THE OTHER MAJOR CONCERNS THAT I HEARD, IS THAT BY CODIFYING AND CREATING PROCESS, WE SORT OF DEFEAT THE RELATIVELY INFORMAL PROCESS THAT WE'VE WORKED HARD ON, THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS WORKED HARD ON OVER THE LAST MANY YEARS TO HAVE A REAL CONSOLIDATED WAY OF GETTING REGENTS' INFORMATION EFFICIENTLY WITHOUT PUTTING TOO MUCH STRAIN ON THE RESOURCES OF CAMPUSES AND THE SYSTEM, WHICH IS WHY WE TRY TO HOLD TO A LINE THAT ANY REQUEST FOR INFORMATION NEEDS TO COME THROUGH THE SECRETARY'S OFFICE OR THROUGH THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE THROUGH LEONARD.

AND I'LL TELL YOU THAT EFFIE AND LEONARD AND I SPEND A GREAT DEAL OF TIME SORT OF TRYING TO DISTRIBUTE, YOU KNOW, REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION, GOING THROUGH DIFFERENT VICE PRESIDENTS AND THEN BEING STRAIGHT OUT TO THE CAMPUSES IF THAT'S WHAT'S NECESSARY.

SO THAT WAS THE OTHER MAJOR CONCERN THAT WAS EXPRESSED AT GOVERNANCE.

MADAM CHAIR I HAVE A CALL I'M LATE FOR I CALL FOR THE QUESTION.

OK, THE QUESTION HAS BEEN CALLED EFFIE, I THINK WE SHOULD TAKE ROLL ON THIS.

SURE, AND THIS VOTE WILL BE WHETHER TO CALL THE QUESTION.

WHICH MEANS TO END DEBATE, CORRECT? YES.

OK.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

YES.

REGENT GALLEGOS IS NOT HERE.

REGENT GANAHL.

YES.

REGENT HILL.

YES.

REGENT KROLL.

YES.

REGENT RENNISON.

YES.

REGENT SHARKEY.

YES.

REGENT SPIEGEL.

YES.

AND REGENT SMITH.

YES.

OK, SO THAT MEANS THEN WE WILL VOTE AND CALL FOR THE VOTE ON THE ACTUAL.

SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO VOTE ON ADDING POLICY 2.0 TO REGENT POLICY 2.

RIGHT.

OK, REGENT CHAVEZ.

NO.

REGENT GALLEGOS IS NOT HERE, REGENT GANAHL.

YES.

REGENT HILL.

YES.

REGENT KROLL.

NO.

REGENT RENNISON.

NO.

REGENT SHARKEY.

YES.

REGENT SPIEGEL.

NO.

AND REGENT SMITH.

NO.

THAT WAS A FIVE TO THREE VOTE.

OK, THANK YOU.

CAN I ASK A QUICK QUESTION, LESLEY.

YES, YOU MAY.

SO I DON'T ACTUALLY ASK A TON OF IN THE WEEDS QUESTIONS, BUT IF I WANTED TO TOMORROW, FOR INSTANCE, YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO DO WHAT I NORMALLY DO AND THEN EXPECT AN ANSWER.

RIGHT.

AND SO I GUESS THIS WAS MORE ABOUT A PROCESS RATHER THAN THE NOTION BROADLY.

IS THAT I'M I UNDERSTANDING THAT CORRECTLY? JEREMY.

COULD YOU MAYBE DEFINE THAT A LITTLE BIT REGENT HILL.

SO IF I HAVE A QUESTION TOMORROW THAT I GUESS AN ADMINISTRATOR DETERMINES IS, YOU KNOW, IN DEPTH OR IN THE WEEDS THEN I WOULD IMAGINE WE DO WHAT WOULD NORMALLY BE THE CASE, WORK OUT SOME KIND OF REASONABLE TIMELINE.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT MAKES SENSE THAT MOST DIRECTLY ADDRESS THE QUESTION, THE FACT THAT THAT RESOLUTION JUST FAILED DOESN'T PRECLUDE THAT, CORRECT? NO.

THAT'S CORRECT.

AND I WOULD INVITE PRESIDENT KENNEDY, IF HE WANTS TO, TO CHIME IN IF HE LIKES, BECAUSE PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAS MADE A COMMITMENT THAT THIS

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ADMINISTRATION BE RESPONSIVE TO REGENT REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, AND THAT HAS BEEN THE WAY WE HAVE FUNCTIONED SINCE I'VE BEEN IN THIS ROLE, WHICH IS GET INFORMATION REGENTS WANT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

IF IT'S GOING TO BE COMPLICATED, TALK THEM THROUGH IT.

WE DO HAVE A FIRM COMMITMENT TO BE HIGHLY RESPONSIVE TO THE REGENTS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND WORK VERY HARD TOWARDS THOSE ENDS, SO WE'D BE HAPPY TO HEAR WHATEVER REQUESTS PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE.

OK, WELL, JUST TO BE CLEAR, IT'D BE MORE THAN A COMMITMENT IT'S AN EXPECTATION.

THAT'S WHY I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT WHY THIS DIDN'T PASS.

BUT I GUESS WE'LL FIND OUT IF THERE'S AN ISSUE MOVING FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

YEAH LESLEY, CAN I SAY SOMETHING REAL QUICK? CHANCE, I APPRECIATE THAT AND THIS IS WHY I DID THIS AND I HAVEN'T HAD AS MANY PROBLEMS SINCE COVID BECAUSE I'VE BEEN LEAVING YOU TO DEAL WITH COVID MARK.

BUT PRESIDENT KENNEDY BUT I'VE HAD A LOT OF ISSUES IN THE FOUR YEARS I'VE BEEN A REGENT.

I LISTED SOME OF THEM, JUST A FEW OF THEM.

SO AS MUCH AS EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO SAY IT'S WORKING THE WAY IT'S LAID OUT, IT HASN'T WORKED FOR ME AS A REGENT.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I BELIEVED WE NEEDED THE CLARIFICATION.

IF EVERYTHING WAS AS ROSY AS EVERYONE MAKES IT SEEM, THEN I WOULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS AND THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN DISCUSSION AROUND IT.

RIGHT.

SO THAT'S JUST THAT'S ALL I WANT TO SAY.

YES, THANK YOU.

REGENT SMITH, I KNOW WE PROBABLY NEED TO BE ONTO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, BUT I WANT TO JUST MAKE SOMETHING ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, WHICH IS I THINK HEIDI IS AFTER THE RIGHT THING ON THIS.

I THINK THE PROCESS TO ME WAS A LITTLE WONKY, WHICH IS WHY I ENDED UP VOTING NO.

I DIDN'T APPRECIATE HOW IT TIED IN THE BOARD CHAIR SO MUCH, BUT I'M DEFINITELY COMMITTED TO CONTINUING CONVERSATIONS ON THIS.

AND ONE THING THAT I'D JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT, WE HAVE JEREMY, EFFIE, MARK AND KARI.

THOSE ARE THE FOUR MAIN PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS IN ADDITION TO THE PRESIDENT.

BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS HIS OWN OPERATION.

OF COURSE, WE HAVE THE TREASURER AND OUR AUDITOR.

BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ACTUALLY GETTING SUBSTANTIVE INFORMATION, WE'VE HAD THIS SAME SYSTEM OF BOARD SECRETARY AND EFFECTIVELY AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY AND A COUPLE OTHER EMPLOYEES FOR LIKE FOREVER.

RIGHT.

AND WE HAVE ONLY GOTTEN BIGGER AND MUCH MORE COMPLEX AS AN ORGANIZATION.

AND YOU LOOK AT JUST TO DRAW A COMPARISON, CITY COUNCIL IN DENVER.

RIGHT.

THEY HAVE A BUDGET, A THIRD OF OUR SIZE, YET THEY HAVE MORE STAFF THAT SUPPORTS THE FULL BOARD.

AND THEN EVERY SINGLE ELECTED CITY COUNCIL MEMBER HAS THEIR OWN AIDES NOT SAYING THAT'S WHERE WE NEED TO GET.

BUT IT'S PRETTY ODD TO ME THAT AN ORGANIZATION, A THIRD OF OUR SIZE HAS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE RESOURCES SUPPORTING ITS BOARD THAN WE DO.

AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO ASK, AND THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING THAT THE FULL BOARD WOULD NEED TO BE INTERESTED IN.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK THAT WE LOOK AT WE ASKED VICE PRESIDENT HUETH AND SECRETARY HUETH TO LOOK AT WHAT WOULD A EXPANSION OF THE BOARD STAFF LOOK LIKE SO THAT WE CAN GET SOME OF THESE RESOURCES, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S NECESSARILY NEFARIOUS OR DUBIOUS WHY REGENTS DON'T NECESSARILY GET INFORMATION IN A TIMELY MANNER WHEN THEY ASK FOR IT.

I THINK IT'S A MATTER OF RESOURCES AND WE ARE AN INCREDIBLY COMPLEX ORGANIZATION.

SO I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT AND HOPE THAT OTHERS SHARE IN THAT OPINION THAT WE EXPAND RESOURCES TO THE BOARD OFFICE NOT AS A CALL TO FOR MORE GOVERNMENT, BUT SIMPLY FOR JUST BETTER GOVERNMENT.

WE NEED MORE RESOURCES.

WE'RE NEARLY A FIVE BILLION DOLLAR ENTITY.

IF YOU DON'T MIND.

I MIGHT CLARIFY SOMETHING REGENT KROLL WITH RESPECT.

BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR EFFIE WAS PROMOTED TO DEPUTY SECRETARY IN DECEMBER AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

AND I ASSURE YOU THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT AT EFFIE AND I HAVE BEEN TAKING A CAREFUL LOOK AT.

WELL, AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THIS IS OF INTEREST AND, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WHEN WE'RE ACTUALLY ALL MEETING IN PERSON FACE TO FACE, IT'LL BE A LITTLE EASIER TO HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS.

BUT THANK YOU REGENT GANAHL FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD AND FOR REGENT KROLL FOR YOUR SUGGESTION.

WITH THAT, WE ARE GOING TO GO TO OUR LAST ACTION ITEM, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF

[2. Action Item: Approval of Christopher Wilson, Defensive Coordinator Football Employment Agreement; University of Colorado Boulder (APPROVED)]

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT FOR CHRISTOPHER WILSON, FOOTBALL DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT? SO MOVED.

SO MOVED BY REGENT SHARKEY.

SECOND.

SECOND REGENT GANAHL.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION I SEE PAT HERE IF THERE'S QUESTIONS OR CHANCELLOR

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DISTEFANO.

WE'LL JUST VOTE THEN IF THERE'S NO DISCUSSION.

SO EFFIE WOULD YOU MIND CALLING THE ROLL? YES.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

OH HE MAY HAVE MUTED TO STEP OFF.

YES.

AND REGENT GALLEGO IS NOT HERE.

REGENT GANAHL.

YES.

REGENT HILL.

YES.

REGENT KROLL.

NO.

REGENT RENNISON.

NO.

REGENT SHARKEY.

YES.

REGENT SPIEGEL.

YES.

AND VICE CHAIR SMITH.

YES.

THAT WAS FIVE TO TWO.

THANK YOU PASSES.

OK, THE LAST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS OPEN FOR REGENTS TO DISCUSS, BRING SOMETHING UP.

IS THERE ANY INTEREST? I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT, PLEASE.

[3. Discussion Item: Regents General Discussion Time - Vice Chair Smith]

YES, LET ME PULL UP MY NOTES SO I DON'T GO OFF SOMEWHERE.

I JUST I WANTED TO TAKE THE TIME TO EXPRESS MY REALLY DEEP APPRECIATION OF OUR CU FACULTY.

IT'S BEEN A HELL OF A YEAR, AND YET OUR FACULTY CONTINUES TO WORK HARD AND TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, FOR THE INSTITUTION AND FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

OUR FACULTY CONTINUES TO DO THIS, ALTHOUGH OUR PAY IS NOT COMMENSURATE WITH OUR PEER INSTITUTIONS AND THEY DO IT ALTHOUGH WE'VE BEEN FURLOUGHED AND ENDURED PAY CUTS DURING THE LAST YEAR, OUR FACULTY WORKS HARD, ALTHOUGH THEY'VE WORKED THROUGHOUT THE LAST SUMMER WITH NO PAY TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS AND THE UNIVERSITY, GIVEN COVID AND MANY DO SO WITH NO GUARANTEE OF A JOB EVEN THE NEXT DAY.

OUR FACULTY CONTINUES TO WORK HARD, ALTHOUGH I KNOW THEY'RE EXHAUSTED.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO BE CLEAR AND TAKE THIS TIME TO SAY HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE OUR FACULTY.

I KNOW HOW HARD THEY'RE WORKING AND I SEE THE SACRIFICES THEY'RE MAKING FOR CU AND IT'S STUDENTS.

AND I FEEL THAT CU IS LUCKY TO HAVE EVERY ONE OF THEM WHO SERVES OUR INSTITUTION PROUDLY.

THANKS.

THANK YOU REGENT RENNISON.

I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU.

ANYBODY ELSE? YEAH, I'D JUST LIKE TO MAKE A NOTE ABOUT SOME LEGISLATION THAT MAY BE COMING DOWN THE PIKE, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD A LOT AND MANY OF US HAVE BEEN OUTREACHED TO BY VARIOUS DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF STAFF ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY AND WITHIN UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED ENTITIES AROUND SUPPORTS FOR UNIONIZATION.

WE ARE THE THIRD LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE STATE OF COLORADO.

I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY ON ANY POTENTIAL FUTURE LEGISLATION REGARDING UNIONIZATION WILL BE A BIG DEAL.

I WOULD JUST PUT IT OUT THERE SO THAT WE'RE ON RECORD, THAT I BELIEVE THAT ANY STANCE BY THE ADMINISTRATION, EITHER FOR OR AGAINST, NEEDS TO ABSOLUTELY BE A CONVERSATION THAT THEY HAVE WITH THIS BOARD BEFORE ANY LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING EFFORTS ARE TAKEN IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM FOR OR AGAINST ANY UNIONIZATION EFFORTS.

IT MAY ULTIMATELY BE DECIDED THAT THIS UNIVERSITY REMAINS NEUTRAL IN THOSE EFFORTS AND JUST STAYS OUT OF THE FRAY.

BUT I WOULD JUST ASK THAT THE ADMINISTRATION COMES BEFORE THE BOARD TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS IF AND WHEN ANY SUBSTANTIVE LEGISLATION IS INTRODUCED ON THE TOPIC.

THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MENTION TODD AND HIS PRESENTATION, AS WELL AS PRESIDENT KENNEDY MENTIONED THE STIMULUS WITH A PURPOSE PLAN.

AND I'M ASSUMING THAT A PRESS RELEASE AND A LETTER THAT WENT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE HIT ALL YOUR INBOXES BECAUSE YOU ALL AGREED TO BECOME MEMBERS.

SO AND IF NOT, I'D BE HAPPY TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.

BUT IT'S PRETTY AMAZING, YOU KNOW, THE LEVEL OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN PRESIDENTS AND CFOS IN THE LAST YEAR, FIRST TIME WE'VE EVER HAD COLLABORATION WITH TRUSTEES OR BOARD MEMBERS AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER ED.

I'VE REALLY ENJOYED MEETING SOME OF THESE PEOPLE JUST LIKE US.

THEY'RE TALENTED, THEY'RE PASSIONATE, THEY HAVE GOOD IDEAS.

IT'S INTERESTING TO HEAR WHAT THEIR INSTITUTIONS ARE FACING.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE GOT TOGETHER IN JANUARY AND ALREADY WE WERE ABLE TO COLLABORATE ON THIS PROPOSAL.

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HOPEFULLY THE LEGISLATURE WILL ACCEPT IT AT LEAST, IN SOME PORTION OF THE COST.

AND SO I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO ADVOCATE FOR THOSE DOLLARS FOR HIGHER ED ACROSS THE STATE.

AND WITH THAT, ANYBODY ELSE, I HAVE A COMMENT I'D LIKE TO MAKE.

YES.

I'D LIKE TO THANK THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK SOMETIMES WE GET FORGOTTEN.

WE PUT IN A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF TIME AND COMMITMENT, AND WE DO IT BECAUSE WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR STUDENTS.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY ONE REGENT HERE THAT CARES MORE THAN ANOTHER ABOUT OUR STUDENTS.

WE ALL DO.

THE ENGAGEMENT THAT WE HAVE BETWEEN OUR COMMITTEE MEETINGS, OUR READING MATERIALS OUR PREPARATION GOING INTO THE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGS IS TREMENDOUS.

AND AGAIN, WE DO THIS BECAUSE WE CARE AND WE'RE PASSIONATE, NO ONE REGENT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER REGENT, EVEN THE CHAIR AND THE VICE CHAIR.

WE ALL HAVE ONE VOTE.

AND EVERY REGENT, INCLUDING THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT REGENTS, REPRESENT ALL OF THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

AND YOU KNOW, I GUESS I WANT TO SAY THIS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK ANYONE SHOULD BE DIMINISHED IN THEIR ROLE AS A REGENT.

WE'RE ALL EQUALLY IMPORTANT AND OF VALUE.

SO I'M TOOTING OUR HORN, BUT I THINK IT'S WORTH TOOT'N.

WE VOLUNTEER OUR TIME AND WE GIVE A LOT.

I WANT TO THANK THIS BOARD OF REGENTS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO.

THANK YOU, SUE.

THANK YOU, SUE.

AND I THINK THAT'S A NICE WAY TO END THE MEETING, NICE AND POSITIVE.

CAN WE GIVE ONE MORE SHOUT OUT? AND THAT'S TO YOU, REGENT SMITH, FOR STEPPING IN AS VICE CHAIR TODAY TO CHAIR THE MEETING.

YES.

AND A NUMBER OF CONTENTIOUS ISSUES.

THANK YOU.

I SHOULD NOTE THAT WE WERE ADJOURNING AN HOUR EARLY, WHICH MAKES THIS THE MOST EFFICIENTLY RUN REGENT MEETING I'VE SEEN IN EVER.

I'M ALL ABOUT EFFICIENCY.

YES.

AND THANK YOU TO EFFIE AND TO JEREMY FOR A LOT OF PLANNING AND MEETINGS AND SO FORTH.

GREAT JOB.

AND STILL LIGHT OUTSIDE.

IT'S NICE OUTSIDE.

MAYBE GET OUT AND GET A WALK.

STRETCH THOSE LEGS.

CAN I PLEASE HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

SO MOVED.

SECOND.

CHANCE MOVED THANKS EVERYONE.

THANK YOU.

GOOD JOB, LESLEY.

THANK YOU.

LESLEY YOU DID GREAT.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.