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>> SEVENTEEN PUBLIC READING.

[C. 12:30 p.m. CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING, Chair Glen Gallegos presiding]

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I APOLOGIZE FOR ANYONE WHO WAS READY TO START AT NOON TODAY.

IT WAS A LITTLE MIX-UP ON OUR PART, SO WE APOLOGIZE FOR THAT, BUT WE'RE GOING TO GO VERY QUICKLY AND SWIFTLY AS WE MOVE INTO OUR AGENDA.

THE MEETING WILL COME TO ORDER.

WE ARE LIVE STREAMING AND RECORDING THIS BOARD MEETING, SO PLEASE BE AWARE OF THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND CALLIE RENNISON WILL YOU LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE?

>> CERTAINLY.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR TODAY, JUNE 17.

IS THERE A MOTION?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SO MOVED BY REGENT KROLL, DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND BY REGENT HILL.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING TODAY'S AGENDA, PLEASE SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> THOSE OPPOSE SAY NO.

THE MOTION PASSES.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO PUBLIC COMMENT AND CARRIED TO GIVE YOU A SECOND TO GET EVERYONE TUNED UP HERE, OR CAN WE JUST GO INTO IT RIGHT NOW.

>> GO RIGHT INTO IT.

>> OKAY. TODAY WE WILL HEAR LIFE PUBLIC COMMENT FROM THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP.

WE CONTINUE TO THANK THOSE PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATE WITH US IN OUR MEETING.

EACH PERSON WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES TO SPEAK AND WE WOULD ASK THAT YOU HONOR THAT.

WE HAVE A LONG AGENDA TODAY.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE INTO MR. GEORGE WALKER, WHO'S A CITIZEN.

WITH THAT MR. WALKER, THE NEXT TWO MINUTES ARE YOURS.

MR. WALKER.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHEN.

>>

>> YEAH, HE WAS.

HE NEEDS TO HIT STAR 6 TO UNMUTE.

>> YOUR HEAR ME NOW? I PRESSED STAR 6.

>> YES.

>> WE HEAR YOU, MR. WALKER.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH YOUR TWO MINUTES RIGHT NOW, NOT WHEN I FIRST CALLED YOUR NAME. SO YOU'RE ON.

>> DO YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES.

>> YES.

>> OKAY. GOOD MORNING, CHAIR GALLEGOS, AND SECRETARY EFFIE, AND CALLIE, AND EVERYONE.

HAPPY JUNETEENTH TO YOU ALL.

I HOPE DURING THE MEETING TODAY OR RIGHT AFTER THIS YOU CAN DISCUSS THE 1970 FACULTY COUNCIL JUSTICE REPORT WHICH WAS USED TO REPRESENT THE STATE IN TERMS OF UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITIES.

I WAS A COUNSEL IN 1970.

SINCE THAT TIME, ASIANS AND MUSLIMS, GAYS, LESBIANS, BISEXUALS, TRANS AND QUEER HAVE SAID THAT THEY WANT MORE REPRESENTATION AT TIME.

WOMEN NEED A LITTLE EXTRA ATTENTION.

COULD YOU NOW IF POSSIBLE, MAYBE THIS HOLD HEARINGS ON THE JUSTICE REPORT AND DIVERSITY WHICH IS 51 YEARS OLD AND EVERY DOCUMENT THAT NEEDS UPDATING.

BUT COULD YOU TALK TO ME AND THE PUBLIC IN GENERAL AND GIVE US SOME OF YOUR IDEAS ABOUT DIVERSITY, MINORITIES, GAY RIGHTS, WOMEN'S RIGHTS.

COULD YOU DO THAT NOW? BECAUSE I'VE HEARD THAT YOU WERE APPOINTED.

ONCE AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS.

I'VE KNOWN YOU FOR 15 YEARS.

HELLO, TODD. WE HAVEN'T REALLY GOTTEN TO KNOW EACH OTHER.

COULD YOU LET I AND THE PUBLIC KNOW WHERE YOU STAND ON FUNDING UNIVERSITY IF YOU PLEASE? ONCE AGAIN, GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

>> THANK YOU, MR. WALKER, WE'RE NOT GOING TO I DON'T THINK YOU WERE ASKING TODD TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

>> IF YOU PLEASE. APPRECIATE IT.

>> IF YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THAT FOR 15 MINUTES AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT MR. WALKER.

WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT,

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BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE THE TIME TO GET INTO A BIG LONG CONVERSATION.

TODD, YOU CAN CERTAINLY RESPOND AND WITH THAT, YOU CAN CERTAINLY LET MR. WALKER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL HAVE AN ANSWER BACK FOR HIM.

>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. WE'LL BE DISCUSSING THIS STRATEGIC PLAN A LITTLE BIT LATER, AND IT HAS INFORMATION ABOUT THAT.

SOME OF THE GOALS THAT WE'VE SET FOR OURSELVES.

>> GREAT. MISTER, WE HEAR YOUR REQUEST.

HE'S NOT GOING TO ADDRESS IT AT THIS POINT.

THERE'S SOME PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR US TO DO THAT.

NOT ONLY AS INTERIM PRESIDENT SOLOMON, BUT AS A BOARD.

I THINK SOMEONE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THESE ISSUES TO THE FOREFRONT ALL THE TIME.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING ON OUR PUBLIC SPEAKERS STILL TODAY.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT SIR, I'M NOT ASKING FOR PRIVILEGES.

>> I BELIEVE, MR. WALKER, THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN RIGHT AT THIS PARTICULAR POINT.

WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT.

WITH THAT, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO OUR SECOND PERSON ON THE AGENDA, SHEA SWAUGER, WHO'S A CU DENVER FACULTY MEMBER AND PHD STUDENT IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. MR. SWAUGER.

>> HELLO EVERYONE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME.

I'LL ADD THAT I'M A LIBRARIAN AT THE AURARIA LIBRARY.

SENIOR INSTRUCTOR AND A UCW UNION MEMBER.

I'D LIKE TO TAKE MY TIME TODAY TO ADDRESS A SERVICE THAT WE ANNUALLY SPEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON. IT'S ON EVERY CAMPUS.

HOWEVER, THERE IS LITTLE EVIDENCE THAT THIS SERVICE HAS EVER ACHIEVED THEIR STATED MISSION.

HOWEVER, THERE'S LOTS OF EVIDENCE THAT THEIR BEHAVIOR AND FUNCTION ACTIVELY INHIBITS CUS EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH MISSION.

THE SERVICE I'M TALKING ABOUT IS ACTUALLY CAMPUS POLICE.

I WOULD SAY THERE'S LOTS OF EVIDENCE THAT POLICE AND CAMPUS POLICE DO NOT KEEP STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF SAFE, NOR DO THEY PREVENT CRIME.

BUT THERE'S LOTS OF EVIDENCE THAT THERE ARE HARM REDUCTION STRATEGIES AND EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES THAT DO EXACTLY WHAT POLICE STATE THEY DO.

I'M REFERRING TO HOUSING, PEOPLE WHO WERE HOUSING AND SECURE OR PROVIDING FOOD FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE FOOD AND SECURE, PROVIDING MENTAL HEALTH CARE.

I'M PROPOSING THAT WE BOTH THE DEFUND AND ABOLISH CAMPUS POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

I KNOW THAT IT'S USUALLY CONSIDERED A RADICAL POLICY POSITION.

BUT I WANT TO SUGGEST THIS IS ACTUALLY A VERY ROBUST AND SERIOUS POLICY PROPOSAL.

I'M A RESEARCH LIBRARIAN, I'M HAPPY TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE-BASED PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC LITERATURE THAT DEMONSTRATES THAT CHANNELING MONEY AWAY FROM POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND TOWARDS SERVICES LIKE HOUSING AND FOOD AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS WITH TRAINED PARAMEDICS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND MENTAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS CAN ADDRESS ALL OF THE SAME CONCERNS THAT POLICE ARE SUPPOSEDLY ADDRESSING BUT ARE NOT.

PLEASE FOLLOW UP WITH ME IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING THIS.

BUT I DO THINK THAT WE SHOULD CONSIDER PUBLICLY AND DISCUSS THE EVIDENCE BEHIND WHAT THE SERVICE POLICE SAY THEY PROVIDE VERSUS WHAT HARM-REDUCTIVE EVIDENCE-BASED ALTERNATIVES HAVE PROVIDED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU, MR. SWAUGER, FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS.

OUR NEXT PERSON IS MCKENZIE DICE, DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATING AFFAIRS FOR GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT GOVERNMENT CU BOULDER.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR. MY NAME IS MCKENZIE DICE AND I'M THE DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS, AS YOU MENTIONED.

I'M A GRADUATE STUDENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANIC SCIENCES, AND I'LL BE IN MY THIRD YEAR IN THE FALL.

AS DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS, MY JOB IS TO WORK WITH ADMINISTRATION AND THE LEGISLATURE ON GRADUATE STUDENT ISSUES AND CONCERNS, HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO ADDRESS THEM.

THUS THIS YEAR I HAVE SEVERAL KEY GOALS AND ISSUES THAT I'D LIKE TO ADDRESS.

FIRST, IT'S A MAJOR GOAL OF MINE TO BE IN CONVERSATIONS WITH YOU REGARDING INCREASING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND REPRESENTATION IN IMPORTANT MATTERS.

THIS INCLUDES HAVING STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES ON THE BOARD THAT WILL ATTEND MEETINGS, CONTRIBUTE TO DISCUSSIONS, AND PRESENT THE STUDENT VOICE, BOTH GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE ON KEY ISSUES.

THE BOARD IS HERE BECAUSE OF STUDENTS AND CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH, I HOPE, BEST STUDENTS BEST INTEREST IN MIND.

I'M, HOWEVER, ACTUALLY HAVING STUDENTS SIT ON THE BOARD.

WE'LL GIVE YOU ALL A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF STUDENT ISSUES WHICH IS CRITICAL TO THE FUNCTIONALITY AND SUCCESS OF THE UNIVERSITY AS A WHOLE.

SECOND, THE MANDATORY GRADUATE STUDENT FEES AT

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THE CU BOULDER CAMPUS IS A MAJOR SOURCE OF CONTENTION, STRESS, AND PROBLEMS BETWEEN STUDENTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION.

THE RESULT OF A SPRING 2021 SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE GPSG FEES AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE, WHICH YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THIS PAST APRIL.

GRADUATE STUDENTS FEEL THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY THEIR EMPLOYER TO MAINTAIN THEIR JOBS.

THERE'S A LOT OF OPTIONS TO DISCUSS IN RESOLVING THIS ISSUE WHICH IS WHY I'M ASKING THAT THE BOARD HAS A BRIEFING FROM STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL CAMPUSES AND THEN HOPEFULLY WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH DISCUSSIONS ON HOW TO PROCEED INVESTOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH RESPECT TO MANDATORY FEES.

FINALLY, AN OPEN-ENDED QUESTION OF THAT 2021 FEES AND BENEFITS SURVEY.

STUDENTS EXPRESSED DISMAY WITH ADMINISTRATORS, AND THIS IS NOT HOW A UNIVERSITY SHOULD FUNCTION, I BELIEVE, AND NOT AS IT HEALTHY FOR ANYONE INVOLVED.

I'D LIKE TO ADDRESS REPAIRING THIS RELATIONSHIP THIS YEAR BY BRINGING ATTENTION TO THE FIRST ISSUES THAT I MENTIONED TODAY.

OH NO, WELL, BUT HOPEFULLY BRIDGING THE GAP ON THESE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN STUDENTS, THE BOARDS, AND OTHER ADMINISTRATORS.

THEN I THINK THE UNIVERSITY WILL FUNCTION WELL AND BE MORE PRODUCTIVE AND BE A BETTER PLACE IF WE'RE ON THE SAME PAGE.

I HOPE TO WORK WITH YOU ON ALL OF THAT THIS YEAR, EVEN THOUGH I'M NOW IN THE DARK. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE HEARD EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE SAID, EVEN THOUGH YOU LOST YOUR POWER OR LIGHTS OR WHATEVER, I THINK YOU'VE FINISHED UP WELL.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU WOULD ALSO BE INVOLVED WITH THE CAMPUS FOLKS SO THAT THEY KNOW WHAT YOUR SERVICES ARE AND IF IT TRANSLATES TO SOMETHING WITH REGARD TO THE BORDER REGIONS, WE CAN MOVE THAT DIRECTION AS WELL.

THANKS FOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING AND LET US KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

OUR NEXT PERSON IS TED SHEAR.

HE'S A LECTURER WITH PHILOSOPHY, THE PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT AT CU BOULDER. TED?

>> YES. THANK YOU. AS YOU MENTIONED, I'M A LECTURER IN PHILOSOPHY AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND UCW MEMBER.

I WANT TO THANK THE THERE'S VERY FEW AVENUES FOR CONTINUED FACULTY LIKE MYSELF TO HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD.

I'LL JUST START WITH A BRIEF STORY.

A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE START OF THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER.

SORRY, I ACCIDENTALLY STARTED THE MUSIC ON MY COMPUTER.

A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE FALL 2020 SEMESTER, I WAS IN THE FINAL STAGES OF SIGNING A LEASE, AND I HADN'T YET RECEIVED THE CONTRACT FROM THE UNIVERSITY, COULDN'T GIVE PROOF OF INCOME.

FORTUNATELY, I WAS ABLE TO REACH MY DEPARTMENT CHAIR ON HIS PERSONAL CELL PHONE, RESOLVE THE SITUATION BY GETTING A LETTER CONFIRMING MY APPOINTMENT.

NOW, MY STORY IS REALLY MILD IN COMPARISON TO SOME THAT I'VE HEARD FROM COLLEAGUES, INCLUDING A SHOCKING NUMBER OF INSTANCES CONTRACTS BEING ISSUED AFTER THEY HAD ALREADY STARTED TEACHING.

IN MY DEPARTMENT, WE REGULARLY DEPLOY 24 LECTURES AND COMPARISON, JUST 19 TENURED FACULTY, ONLY THREE INSTRUCTORS.

IN THE FALL OF 2020, ROUGHLY 20 PERCENT OF STUDENT CREDIT HOURS WERE TAUGHT BY PERMANENT FACULTY AND THE REST WERE TAUGHT BY CONTINGENT FACULTY LIKE MYSELF.

BUT GIVEN WHAT MUST BE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK IN PROCESSING CONTRACTS EACH SEMESTER, I WONDER ABOUT THE EXCESS ADMINISTRATIVE COST TO THIS CURRENT MODEL.

BUT BEYOND, THERE'S LIKE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS WE HAVE, OF COURSE, IS COMPENSATION.

PAY FOR TEMPORARY FACULTY VARIES WIDELY ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY.

THIS WAS A SURPRISING THING AND A NUMBER OF THE LOWEST CASTE DEPARTMENT LEVEL A, I RECEIVE 30 PERCENT LESS THAN SOMEONE IN A LEVEL C DEPARTMENT WOULD.

HARD TO TEACH A BIOETHICS COURSE, WHICH MAY ON ANOTHER TERM BE TAUGHT BY SOMEONE IN THE E-BIO.

I'D GET 4,500 AND FOR EXACTLY THE SAME WORK THEY GET 6,350.

THERE'S ALL SORTS OF ASYMMETRIES BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM.

LASTLY, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT SINCE LECTURERS TYPICALLY TEACH MOSTLY LOWER DIVISION CLASSES, WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE THE MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT BY THE MOST VULNERABLE TEACHERS.

I ASKED GUY, AS SOME OF YOU ARE PREPARING TO SEND YOUR CHILDREN OFF TO START SEE YOU IN THE FALL? IS THE SITUATION IN LINE WITH CU STATED MISSION OF COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING AN OUTSTANDING, RESPECTFUL AND RESPONSIVE TEACHING ENVIRONMENT? THANK YOU.

>> APPRECIATE YOUR TIME MR SHEAR.

NEXT PERSON IS TRACY BERGER, WHO'S THE UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS STEERING COMMITTEE.

>> HI, MY NAME IS TRACY BERGER.

I WORK IN COMMUNICATIONS AT CU BOULDER AND I'M HERE TODAY AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF CU'S EMPLOYEE UNION, UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS, COLORADO.

UCW COLORADO RECENTLY LAUNCHED A PETITION DIRECTED AT CU'S BOARD OF REGIONS AND ADMINISTRATION,

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ASKING YOU TO PRIORITIZE WORKERS, STUDENTS, AND CU'S COMMUNITY AND BUDGETING.

OUR ANALYSIS OF CU'S BUDGET IN RECENT YEARS TITLED QUESTIONABLE DECISIONS, SHOWS THAT PARTIALLY DUE TO INCREDIBLY LOW STATE FUNDING, BUT ALSO DUE TO PRIORITY SET BY THE ADMINISTRATION AND CREDIT RATING AGENCIES.

CU HAS BEEN FOCUSED ON MAXIMIZING TUITION REVENUES AND INVESTMENT RETURNS WHILE RELYING ON PRIVATE FINANCING AND MINIMIZING EXPENSES, ESPECIALLY THOSE RELATED TO WORKERS WAGES AND JOB SECURITY.

OUR PARTITION ASKS THAT YOU ADOPT FAIR BUDGET PRIORITIES.

THESE INCLUDE LIVING WAGES FOR ALL, A MORE EGALITARIAN DISTRIBUTION OF SALARIES, INCREASED FUNDING FOR ANTI-RACISM INITIATIVES, BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS, AND REVERSING THE TREND TOWARDS EVER GREATER CONTINGENCY AND PRECARIOUSNESS IN THE ACADEMIC WORKFORCE.

IT'S A NEW PETITION, BUT WE ALREADY HAVE HUNDREDS OF SIGNATURES FROM STUDENTS, ALUMNI, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND WORKERS AT ALL CU CAMPUSES.

WE INTEND TO KEEP BRINGING ATTENTION TO THE WAYS IN WHICH CU'S BUDGET IS FAILING TO PRIORITIZE PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD.

TODAY THE FY '22 BUDGET WILL BE PRESENTED BY CURRENT CFO AND SENIOR VP, TODD SOLOMON, WHO WILL SOON SERVE AS INTERIM PRESIDENT OF THE CU SYSTEM.

IT WAS NOT POSTED AHEAD OF THIS MEETING.

NO OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEEDBACK WERE GIVEN TO STUDENTS, WORKERS, ALUMNI, OR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

I EXPECTED THAT IT WILL BE HELD ON THE BUDGET TODAY WITHOUT ANY COMMUNITY INPUT.

THE BOARD OF REGIONS IS ALSO SET TO APPROVE TOO LARGE NEW DEBT ISSUANCES TODAY.

FIRST, $100 MILLION PRIVATE REVOLVING LINE OF CREDIT THROUGH PNC BANK.

SECOND, THE 2021 CU REFUNDING REVENUE BONDS, WHICH WILL BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO REFINANCE OLDER DEBT, MUCH OF WHICH WAS ISSUED JUST LAST YEAR.

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THIS NEW DEBT WILL EQUALS $635 MILLION.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO $71 MILLION OF DEBT ALREADY ISSUED BY CU IN 2021 AND 1.8 BILLION OF OUTSTANDING LONG-TERM DEBT LISTED IN CU'S FY20 FINANCIAL REPORT.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE INTEREST PAYMENTS, WHICH IN FY20 ALONE TOTAL TO $90 MILLION.

MUCH OF THIS IS DECIDED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

THE INFORMATION THAT IS RELEASED IS SO CODED IN LEGAL AND FINANCIAL JARGON THAT IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND.

WE NEED OPEN, FRANK, CLEAR CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CU'S BUDGET IN WHICH EVERYONE IS WELCOMED AND LISTENED TO.

TO ANYONE WATCHING OR LISTENING, I URGE YOU TO JOIN OUR UNION, THE UNITED UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS, COLORADO IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY.

WE ARE WORKING HARD TO MAKE CU A BETTER UNIVERSITY AND A BETTER EMPLOYER, AND WE VALUE EVERYONE'S INPUT.

>> TRACY, WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND YOUR INFORMATION AS WELL.

WE'LL LOOK INTO HOW PUBLIC BUDGET IS AT THIS POINT.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING THAT TO OUR ATTENTION.

NEXT PERSON IS LORI KARL, WHO IS A CU PARENT. WELCOME.

>> HI. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M LORI KARL AND I HAVE A DAUGHTER AT CU BOULDER.

TODAY I'M VOICING MY OBJECTION DISUSE MANDATE THAT ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE THE COVID SHOT.

THE SHOT IS UNLIKE OTHER VACCINATIONS REQUIRED BY CU IN THAT IT IS EXPERIMENTAL AND AUTHORIZED BY THE FDA FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY.

AS OF JUNE 4TH, AFTER SIX MONTHS OF ADMINISTERING THE COVID SHOT, OVER 329,000 ADVERSE EVENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO BEARERS, INCLUDING ALMOST 6,000 DEATHS.

IN ONLY SIX MONTHS, THERE HAVE BEEN FOUR TIMES MORE REPORTED ADVERSE EVENTS AND ALMOST EIGHT TIMES MORE DEATHS RELATED TO THE COVID SHOT THAN IN SIX AND HALF YEARS RELATED TO THE FLU SHOT.

THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN OVER 1,000 REPORTS OF MYOCARDITIS, WHICH IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE HEART MUSCLE.

THE MYOCARDITIS IS OCCURRING MOSTLY IN YOUNG ADULTS LIKE THOSE OF COLLEGE AGE.

IN FACT, THE CDC IS HOLDING AN EMERGENCY MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS THE MANY REPORTS OF HEART INFLAMMATION FOLLOWING THE COVID SHOTS.

EXPERIMENTAL MEDICAL TREATMENT CANNOT BE MANDATED.

THE NUREMBERG CODE SAYS NO ONE MAY BE COAXED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MEDICAL EXPERIMENT WITHOUT INFORMED CONSENT.

THE FDA REQUIRES THAT INJECTION RECIPIENTS BE PROVIDED WITH VACCINE- SPECIFIC INFORMATION TO HELP THEM MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION.

THE EUA FACT SHEETS STATE THAT RECEIVE OF THE SHOT IS OPTIONAL.

WHY THEN IS CU MAKING RECEIVE OF THE SHOT COMPULSORY? HAS CU PROVIDED STUDENTS WITH THESE INJECTION-SPECIFIC FACTS SHEETS AND CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE MORE THAN 329,000 REPORTED ADVERSE EVENTS? HAS CU INFORMED ALL STUDENTS THAT THEY HAVE THE LAWFUL RIGHT TO REFUSE THE SHOT? FURTHER IS SEE YOU MAKING STATEMENTS ON ITS WEBSITE THAT THE COVID SHOT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE AND IS THAT MISLEADING OR EMITTING IMPORTANT FACTS IN VIOLATION OF THE FTC'S TRUTH IN ADVERTISING REQUIREMENT.

THE FDA BRIEFING DOCUMENTS FOR THE COVID SHOT INDICATE MUCH IS STILL UNKNOWN ABOUT THE EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF THE SHOTS.

THE SHOTS HAVE NOT BEEN PROVEN TO PREVENT INFECTION OR TRANSMISSION.

IS CU PROVIDING ESSENTIAL INFORMATION TO STUDENTS THAT THE SHOTS MAY OR MAY NOT PREVENT COVID,

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THAT THEY MAY OR MAY NOT MAKE THE CAMPUS SAFER, AND THAT THEY COULD IN FACT CAUSE HARM BY NOT PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE MANY ADVERSE EVENTS CU IS OMITTING IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION? LASTLY, CU IS PUTTING ITSELF AT RISK OF POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES, POOR HEALTH OUTCOMES, AND LOSS OF LIFE DUE TO THE MANDATORY COVID SHOTS FORCED UPON IT STUDENTS.

WHILE MANUFACTURERS AND VACCINE ADMINISTRATORS ARE PROTECTED FROM LIABILITY, CU IS NOT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND AS YOU KNOW, THE TOPIC THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IS BEING DEBATED A LOT IN FACT LATER IN THIS MEETING.

THANK YOU FOR REITERATING YOUR INFORMATION.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OUR LAST PERSON FROM PUBLIC COMMENT IS KRISTEN ELLER, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE WORKER AT CU BOULDER. KRISTEN?

>> HI.

HI. MY NAME IS KRISTEN ELLER, AND I'M A PHD STUDENT IN THE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT, AND I'M AN UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS COLORADO UNION MEMBER AND ORGANIZER.

RECENTLY AS YOU'VE HEARD, UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS COLORADO CAME OUT WITH THEIR FAIR BUDGET REPORT, WHICH BREAKS DOWN THE UNIVERSITY'S BUDGET MAKING DECISIONS AND THEIR IMPACTS, SO I WANTED TO TALK AS A GRADUATE WORKER.

AS THE GRADUATE WORKER, I'VE SEEN HOW THE ADMINISTRATIONS BUDGETING CHOICES HAVE IMPACTED ME AND FELLOW GRADUATE WORKERS.

I'VE SEEN HOW MY STUDENT FEES REMAIN HIGH WHILE CU ASKS US TO ACCOMMODATE TO A PANDEMIC, WITH MANY GRADUATE WORKERS INCREASING THEIR WORKLOAD AND TAKING ON ADDITIONAL ROLES DUE TO CUT.

I'VE ALSO SEEN HOW BUDGET CUTS COSTS FELLOW RESEARCHERS TO QUIT EARLY DUE TO THEIR ADVISOR LEAVING FROM A LACK OF FUNDING.

I'VE SEEN HOW CU RELIANCE ON TUITION CUT PEOPLE'S CAREERS OFF EARLY BECAUSE THERE ISN'T ENOUGH ENROLLMENT FOR THEIR DEPARTMENT TO FUND THEM.

I'VE ALSO SEEN HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO PRODUCE CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH, WHICH PROVIDES THE UNIVERSITY MORE FUNDING THROUGH RESEARCH GRANTS WHILE NOT BEING PAID A LIVABLE WAGE.

NOW FROM THE BUDGET REPORT, I CAN CLEARLY SEE WHAT CU HAS PRIORITIZE, AND HOW THESE DECISIONS DO NOT CENTER AROUND THEIR WORKERS.

BECAUSE THEN CU CHOOSES TO INCREASE THEIR DEBT FUNDED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SLASHING THE BUDGET FOR THEIR WORKERS, CU IS PERPETUATING A FUTURE WHERE CU IS NO LONGER DESIRABLE OR COMPETITIVE, BECAUSE THEY DON'T INVEST IN THEIR WORKERS, AND IT NEEDS TO BE REITERATED THAT AS A GRADUATE STUDENT, CU ONLY WORKS BECAUSE WE DO. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND FOR YOUR COMMENTS AS WELL.

THAT WRAPS UP OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS SECTION.

AGAIN, THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO BE HERE AND TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS.

MOVING ON IS THE CHAIR REPORT, AND A COUPLE OF THINGS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SHOUT OUT TO OUR BOARD OF REGENTS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

IT'S A COMMITMENT AND IT'S ONE THAT DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN WITH PEOPLE COMING TO A BOARD MEETING.

THERE'S A TON OF PREPARATION AND OTHER THINGS THAT GO WITH IT, SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY, FOR YOUR CONTINUED SERVICE.

ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK PRESIDENT KENNEDY, WHO WE'LL HEAR FROM IN JUST A FEW MINUTES.

THIS IS HIS LAST BOARD MEETING AS HE MOVES ON TO SOME DIFFERENT THINGS, AND WE'LL READ A PROCLAMATION FOR HIM TOWARDS THE END OF THE MEETING, BUT IT WOULD BE WE MISS NOT TO THANK HIM FOR HIS EFFORT AND HIS HARD WORK DURING THE TIME THAT HE WAS HERE.

WE'VE ALL BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE SEARCH FOR A NEW PRESIDENT, AND WE'VE DONE A COUPLE OF THINGS AS A BOARD.

WE'VE BEEN VERY SYSTEMATIC AND TAKEN OUR TIME IN DOING SOME OF THIS, WE REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS, AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF THOUGHTS WITH REGARD TO WHERE WE'RE AT AT THIS POINT.

IT'S CERTAINLY IS NOT ALL OF THE THOUGHTS AND PLANS WITH REGARD TO THE SEARCH AND TIMELINE AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

BUT I THINK IF YOU CAN SEE WE'VE BEEN THOUGHTFUL ABOUT IT AND WE ADDED AN INTERIM, AND WITH THE THOUGHTS TODAY, I THINK IT GIVES YOU MORE OF AN IDEA OF WHERE WE'RE GOING WITH IT.

THIS BOARD HAS BEEN WORKING HARD IN MEETINGS TO DISCUSS HOW WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED.

WE APPRECIATE TODD SALIMAN AGREEING TO BE INTERIM PRESIDENT.

WE HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IN HIM AND I KNOW THE CHANCELLORS WILL JOIN THE BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION IN SUPPORTING TODD.

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HIS LEADERSHIP WILL ALLOW THE BOARD TO FOCUS ON THE SEARCH WHICH WE'RE DOING ALREADY.

BOARD OF REGENTS HAS A STATUTORY AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO SELECT THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

WE TAKE THAT RESPONSIBILITY EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.

WE ALSO KNOW THE UNIVERSITY HAS MANY CONSTITUENCIES WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THIS PROCESS AS WELL, INCLUDING STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI, DONORS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, COLLEAGUE INSTITUTIONS AND COLORADO ONES AT LARGE.

WE INTEND TO ENGAGE WITH THEM AND GAIN THEIR INSIGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT TO SEE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENT.

WE ARE CONSIDERING LISTING SESSIONS AROUND THE STATE AND CERTAINLY ON OUR CAMPUSES.

WE WILL WORK WITH CU SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS.

THIS BOARD IS COMMITTED TO REGULAR COMMUNICATIONS WITH OUR CONSTITUENTS AS WE PROCEED.

WE ARE ALSO COMMITTED TO TRANSPARENCY IN THE PROCESS.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE TIMES DURING THE SEARCH WHEN WE HAVE TO BALANCE THAT COMMITMENT WITH CONFIDENTIALITY OF CANDIDATES.

OUR GOAL IS TO HIRE AN OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT TO LEAD CU INTO THE FUTURE.

THE MEETINGS WE'VE HAD ALREADY HAVE LED US TO SOME EARLY DECISIONS.

FOR INSTANCE, THE SEARCH WILL BE A NATIONAL ONE.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE VALUE OF KNOWING COLORADO, AND WE BELIEVE THERE ARE TALENTED PEOPLE IN OUR STATE WHO COULD BE INTERESTED.

WE WILL ENGAGE A SEARCH FIRM THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY STANDARD RFP PROCESS.

THE SEARCH WILL BE GUIDED BY REGENT POLICY 3-C, WHICH PROVIDES US THE POLICY FRAMEWORK PROCEEDING IN A SEARCH COMMITTEE AND CONDUCTING THE SEARCH, VERY IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS.

TODAY, WE WILL ISSUE A NOTICE OF MOTION TO MAKE SLIGHT MODIFICATION TO THREE AREAS OF THIS POLICY, ADDING A PROVISION FOR TWO REGENTS TO CO-CHAIR OF THE SEARCH, WHICH IS WHAT WE DID FOR OUR MOST RECENT SEARCH.

MORE CLEARLY ARTICULATING THE ATTRIBUTES AND ROLE OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND ALLOWING FOR THE RELEASE OF CERTAIN DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ON CANDIDATES WHILE ALSO MAINTAINING CONFIDENTIALITY OF THE POOL.

WE WILL SOON POST A WEB PAGE THAT WILL NOT ONLY COMMUNICATE PROGRESS OF THE SEARCH, BUT WE'LL GIVE CONSTITUENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS WITH THE BOARD ABOUT THE PROCESS OR CANDIDATES.

WE HAVE MORE DECISIONS AHEAD REGARDING THE JOB DESCRIPTION, REGENT CHAIRS, CO-CHAIRS OF THE SEARCH, COMPOSITION OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE, THE CHARGE COMMITTEE, AND A TIMELINE.

WE WILL REGULARLY COMMUNICATE AS WE GET INPUT AND MAKE THOSE DECISIONS.

THIS BOARD OF REGENTS IS CONFIDENT, WE WILL FIND THE NEXT GREAT LEADER FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

WE'RE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE DO.

HUGE CONFIDENCE IN THIS BOARD OF REGENTS THAT WE WILL FOLLOW OUR POLICY AND GET THE LEADER THAT WE NEED.

THAT'S AN UPDATE FOR YOU.

IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ON SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I JUST MENTIONED, YOU CAN CALL ME AFTER THE MEETING OR YOU CAN TALK WITH KEN MCCONNELLOGUE AS WELL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO OUR PRESIDENT'S REMARK.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR GALLEGOS.

GIVEN THAT THIS IS MY FINAL BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING BEFORE I TRANSITION FROM THE UNIVERSITY ON JULY 1, I WANT TO TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO SAY PUBLICLY THAT IT'S BEEN A TRUE HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO SERVE AS PRESIDENT OF THIS REMARKABLE INSTITUTION.

DURING MY TIME AT CU, I'VE BEEN DEEPLY IMPRESSED BY SO MANY IN THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY, BY THE EXCEPTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE WORK TAKING PLACE HERE, AND BY CU'S SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STATE OF COLORADO AND FAR BEYOND.

THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE CU COMMUNITY ARE THE UNIVERSITY'S GREATEST ASSET.

THEY ARE DEDICATED AND COMMITTED TO HELPING CU ACHIEVE ITS MISSION, TRANSFORM LIVES, AND ENRICH THE STATE AND NATION.

LEADING ONE OF THE NATION'S PREMIER PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES THROUGH A GLOBAL PANDEMIC PRESENTED UNIQUE CHALLENGES.

BUT AGAIN, THANKS TO THE INCREDIBLE EFFORTS AND RESILIENCE OF OUR PEOPLE, YOU THE REGENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, DONORS, CU NAVIGATED COVID, IMPLEMENTED TOUGH DECISIONS, AND MADE COLLECTIVE SACRIFICES WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY ENABLING OUR STUDENTS TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR EDUCATIONAL JOURNEYS AND ADVANCING KEY INITIATIVES THAT HAVE STRENGTHENED THE UNIVERSITY FOR THE FUTURE.

FOREMOST AMONGST THESE INITIATIVES IS CU'S STRATEGIC PLAN WHICH WE'LL BE PRESENTING LATER THIS MEETING.

I'M PLEASED THAT DESPITE HAVING TO PRESS PAUSE TO CONFRONT COVID AND ITS ASSOCIATED CHALLENGES,

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WE WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS FOR CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN FOR THE UNIVERSITY.

THE COLLABORATION AND CARE THAT WENT INTO CREATING THIS PLAN INCLUDED THE INPUT FROM THE REGENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS, SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS FROM EACH CAMPUSES, OUR FOUNDATION TRUSTEES, AND STAKEHOLDERS SYSTEM-WIDE.

IT REPRESENTS THE COLLECTIVE CONCERNS AND PRIORITIES OF THE CU COMMUNITY, THAT WILL SERVE AS A BLUEPRINT FOR CU FOR BOTH THE NEAR AND LONG-TERM.

I COMMEND THE REGENTS FOR SELECTING SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR STRATEGY, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, AND CFO TODD SALIMAN AS PRESIDENT WHILE THEY CONDUCT A NATIONAL SEARCH FOR THE PERMANENT CANDIDATE.

AS A CU ALUMNUS AND AN EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEE FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, TODD KNOWS THE UNIVERSITY AND THE HIGHER ED LANDSCAPE INSIDE AND OUT, HE'S COMMITTED TO THE CU'S CONTINUED SUCCESS, TODD WILL HELP LEAD WITH A STEADY HAND UNTIL THE NEW PRESIDENT IS HIRED.

I'VE ENJOYED WORKING WITH TODD, I'VE VALUED HIS INPUT, AND HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO CU, AND EVEN ONCE I LEAVE, I STAND READY TO HELP HIM AND CU SUCCEED IN ANY WAY I CAN.

I AM CONFIDENT THAT CU IS WELL-POSITIONED FOR THE FUTURE, I AM PROUD OF THE WORK WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED TOGETHER THESE PAST YEARS, WHICH I BELIEVE HAS AND WILL ENABLE THE UNIVERSITY TO GROW ITS IMPACT EXPONENTIALLY.

DEBBIE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO TRACKING CU'S SUCCESS IN THE YEARS AHEAD. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

MOVING ON, OUR GOVERNANCE LEADER'S REPORT

[D. 1:00 p.m. GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORTS]

AND OUR FIRST REPORT IS FROM OUR STAFF COUNCIL CHAIR, RYAN AND YOU KNOW RYAN I STILL HAVEN'T LEARNED TO PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME.

WILL YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME BEFORE YOU GIVE YOUR REPORT?

>> OF COURSE, IT'S UNTISZ.

>> A LOT SIMPLER THAN IT LOOKS.

WELL, THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, VICE-CHAIR SMITH, REGENTS, CHANCELLORS, AND EVERYONE ELSE IN ATTENDANCE.

I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO TAKE SOME TIME AND SHARE SOME UPDATES WITH YOU ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE STAFF SINCE OUR LAST STAFF COUNCIL MEETING ON MAY 20TH.

WE MET ON MAY 20TH, WE MET AGAIN EARLIER TODAY.

SOME OF THE UPDATES THAT I PROVIDE TODAY WILL BE FROM THE MAIN MEETING BUT DON'T INCLUDE THE ONES FROM THIS MORNING.

RELATING TO THE PRESIDENT SEARCH, I WANT TO ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, I'D LIKE TO THANK PRESIDENT KENNEDY FOR THE WORK THAT HE'S DONE ON BEHALF OF OUR GREAT INSTITUTION IN THE STATE OF COLORADO.

I'D LIKE TO EXPRESS ALSO MY SINCERE GRATITUDE FOR HIS PARTNERSHIP OVER THESE PAST FEW YEARS AND I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK IN WHATEVER THE FUTURE CHAPTERS HOLD FOR YOU PRESIDENT KENNEDY, THANK YOU.

WITH THAT, I WANT TO LET THE REGENTS KNOW THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGENT POLICY 3.C, THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STAFF COUNCIL IS PREPARING TO PARTNER WITH OUR CAMPUS COUNCILS IN THE SOLICITATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR SERVICE ON A SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR A NEW PRESIDENT.

WE'LL HAVE THOSE TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS ONCE THOSE CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS GO OUT.

MY BOARD OF REGENTS REPORT FOR YOU ALL TODAY IS A LITTLE BIT SHORT BECAUSE THE SPRINGTIME FOR THE STAFF IS ACTUALLY A SIGNIFICANT TRANSITION PERIOD, WHERE ALL OF THESE CAMPUS COUNCILS ARE GOING THROUGH THEIR ELECTIONS WE'RE GETTING NEW APPOINTMENTS TO UCSC.

THIS PERIOD IS A PERIOD OF TRANSITION WHERE WE RECEIVE OUR NEW MEMBERS AND THEN BEGIN PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU MORE COMPREHENSIVE UPDATES ABOUT OUR GOALS AND ACTIVITIES FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR ONCE OUR RETREATS ALL OCCUR DURING THE SUMMER.

I ALSO WANT TO EXPRESS MY MOST SINCERE GRATITUDE TO MY COLLEAGUE JOANNE ADDISON FOR HER PARTNERSHIP OVER THESE PAST FEW YEARS, AND MY THANKS TO THE FACULTY COUNCIL WHO HAVE BEEN EXEMPLARY PARTNERS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS.

THE STAFF AT CU ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT THIS PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE STAFF AND THE FACULTY HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO BUILD THESE PARTNERSHIPS IN THE FUTURE WITH OUR FACULTY COUNCIL COUNTERPARTS.

LASTLY, I ALSO WANT TO THANK THEODOSIA COOK AND ANTHONY SALAZAR FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN MAKING CU SPONSORSHIP OF PRIDE FEST A REALITY THIS YEAR.

IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OCCUR WITHOUT THOSE TWO.

I WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF TO THOSE TWO AS WELL.

FINALLY, IN CLOSING, I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY PRIDE AND I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> RYAN, I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S OKAY?

>> OF COURSE

>> FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHERE ARE WE AT WITH THE TUITION BENEFIT SITUATION? I THINK THERE WAS A SOLUTION THAT MAY BE WORKED OUT FOR THE DENVER CAMPUS, IS THAT CORRECT?

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>> YEAH. AN ANNOUNCEMENT WENT OUT WHERE EACH OF THE CAMPUSES HAVE, I BELIEVE, MODIFIED THEIR TUITION ENROLLMENT DATE FOR STAFF TO, I BELIEVE ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEMESTER, WHICH OFFERS BREATHING ROOM TO STAFF WISHING TO ENROLL IN CLASSES, GIVING THEM ACCESS TO SYLLABI AND COURSE MATERIALS MUCH SOONER THAN THEY WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE HAD THAT ACCESS AND I BELIEVE IT'S A PILOT PROGRAM.

>> WELL THAT'S VERY EXCITING AND I KNOW REGENT RENNISON DID A LOT OF GREAT WORK ON THAT ONE.

MY SECOND QUESTION FOR YOU IS, IN REGARDS TO THE PAY EQUITY WORK THAT'S GOING ON, HAVE YOU IN YOUR STAFF COUNCIL ROLES, HAVE YOU ALL BEEN IN THE LOOP ON WHAT MOVES ARE BEING MADE AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL TO ADDRESS PAY EQUITY ISSUES? HOW ARE YOU FEELING THAT PROCESS IS GOING? WHERE DO WE NEED TO TAKE IT NEXT FROM A STAFF COUNCIL PERSPECTIVE?

>> SURE. WITH REGARDS TO UCSC WE'VE HAD A HANDFUL OF MEETINGS WITH INDIVIDUALS AT THE SYSTEM LEVEL INCLUDING FELICITY O'HERRON AND OTHERS OVER THE PAST 6 MONTHS OR SO RELATING TO UPDATES OF WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THE EQUAL PAY ACT IN BROAD STROKES.

INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS COUNCILS HAVE GIVEN US MIXED FEEDBACK ON HOW THE PAY ACT IS UNDERSTOOD BY STAFF ON EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL CAMPUSES, AND WE'RE TRYING TO CONTINUE TO COLLECT SOME OF THAT INFORMATION TO DECIDE IF THIS RISES TO THE JURISDICTIONAL LEVEL OF UCSC.

>> OKAY.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR RYAN? THANKS RYAN FOR YOUR SERVICE AND FOR A GOOD REPORT AS USUAL.

OUR NEXT PERSON IS PROFESSOR ADDISON, THE FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

I'D LIKE TO SECOND EVERYTHING THAT RYAN SAID.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK ELIZABETH COLLINS, WHO I SEE HERE TODAY, WHO MAGICALLY MADE A BUNCH OF CU T-SHIRTS APPEAR THAT WE COULD USE TO BOTH PROMOTE CU SUPPORT OF PRIDE AND DISTRIBUTE.

THANKS ALSO TO LEADING THE WAY IN TERMS OF GETTING THOSE OUT TO OUR CAMPUSES.

THANKS TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED IN ALL OF THOSE EFFORTS.

MY HOPE WOULD BE THAT NEXT YEAR WE'RE MORE ORGANIZED, AND WE CAN HAVE JUNETEENTH T-SHIRTS AS WELL THAT CAN ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED IN SUPPORT OF JUNETEENTH AT VARIOUS EVENTS THAT WILL BE HAPPENING, SO IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE COULD ALL GET OURSELVES ORGANIZED AND GET THAT TOGETHER.

THANK YOU, ELIZABETH.

FACULTY COUNCIL ISN'T IN SESSION AT THE MOMENT, BUT WE DO HAVE A NUMBER OF MEMBERS WORKING THROUGH THE SUMMER TO UPDATE OUR BYLAWS WITH THE HELP OF OUR ADMINISTRATOR AND A STUDENT WORKER, WHERE WE WILL FINISH DIGITIZING ALL OF OUR PAPER RECORDS, I HOPE, WHICH INCLUDE THE JSR REPORT THAT MR. WALKER SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER.

WE WILL ALSO BE WRAPPING UP OUR WORK WITH BRENDA J ALLEN.

THIS HAS BEEN SOME VERY INTENTIONAL WORK THAT WE'VE DONE TO OPERATIONALIZE OUR PLANS TO STRENGTHEN SHARE GOVERNANCE THROUGH DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND BELONGING EFFORTS.

AS I STEPPED DOWN AS FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SHARED GOVERNANCE AND INTRODUCE FACULTY COUNCIL'S INCOMING CHAIR, DR. MARY COUSSONS-READ, WHO I BELIEVE IS HERE SOMEWHERE.

I DON'T SEE YOU ON MY SCREEN, BUT I THINK YOU'RE HERE.

>> I'M HERE.

>> MARY IS HERE.

>> YEAH.

>> BRIEFLY, I WILL INTRODUCE MARY AND THEN TURN IT OVER TO HER.

MARY IS A PROFESSOR IN THE PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT UCCS, AND SHE SERVES IN A VARIETY OF ROLES ON THE BOTH THE DENVER AND THE SPRINGS CAMPUSES.

SHE'S BEEN A DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN, AND ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR, A PROVOST, AND HAS ALSO SERVED IN VARIOUS SHARED GOVERNANCE POSITIONS.

HER WIDE-RANGING EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM POSITION HER WELL TO LEAD FACULTY COUNCIL.

I'M EXCITED THAT THE COUNCIL WILL BE UNDER HER LEADERSHIP IN 15 SHORT DAYS.

>> THANK YOU, JOANNE, AND THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

HELLO TO EVERYONE. I APOLOGIZE, MY VOICE IS A LITTLE ROUGH.

I'M RECOVERING FROM A SUMMER COLD, WHICH IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS.

BUT I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH RYAN TO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIP WITH STAFF COUNCIL AND ALSO, OBVIOUSLY, WITH THE BOARD TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE CAN COLLECTIVELY WORK TO MOVE CU FORWARD IN A MISSION-DRIVEN WAY THAT THINKS ABOUT STUDENTS, THINKS ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY, AND TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND HOW BEST FACULTY CAN COOPERATE AND COLLABORATE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

ONE OF THE BIG FOCI THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE CONTINUING,

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OF COURSES, DEI EFFORTS, WORKING WITH THE CAMPUS ASSEMBLIES, AND THEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN COLLECTIVELY HELP TO MOVE THAT AGENDA FORWARD.

I LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW ALL OF YOU.

SOME OF YOU, I KNOW. SOME OF YOU, I DON'T.

I WILL BE VERY HAPPY TO SEE YOU IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AS WE GET THE CONTINUING GOOD WORK OF CU UNDERWAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME.

>> WE HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, CHAIR GALLEGOS IF THAT'S ALL RIGHT?

>> YES.

>> GREAT. THANK YOU. MAYBE JOANNE, BUT I'M CERTAINLY HAPPY TO HEAR FROM MARY.

AGAIN REGARDS TO THE PAY EQUITY WORK THAT'S BEEN GOING ON, I'M CURIOUS AS TO YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT HOW YOU AND OTHER FACULTY GROUPS HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS? ALSO, HOW DO YOU THINK IT'S GOING? I'M ASKING BECAUSE, ANECDOTALLY, I'M HEARING FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO FEEL IT'S NOT BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY, THAT THEY'RE NOT GETTING ANY ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS, AND THEY HAVE A GENERAL DISTRUST IN IT.

I'M JUST CURIOUS WHAT'S YOUR EXPERIENCE IT'S ABOUT.

>> NO, REGENT RENNISON, AT THE FACULTY COUNCIL LEVEL, WE'VE HAD GOOD ENGAGEMENT, ESPECIALLY THROUGH OUR PERSONNEL AND BENEFITS COMMITTEE, WHICH IS WHERE THIS TYPE OF WORK LIVES.

WE'RE GRATEFUL TO FELICITY FOR HER PARTNERSHIP ON THAT.

BUT WE ARE HEARING FROM THE CAMPUSES THAT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE CASE AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CONCERNING CONVERSATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO FACULTY COUNCIL THAT WE HAVE SHARED WITH FELICITY, NOT TO NAME NAMES BY ANY MEANS AT ALL.

BUT JUST TO SAY, THESE ARE THE MESSAGES THAT PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING ON THE CAMPUS CITIZEN.

THAT'S NOT WHAT WE ARE HEARING AT THE FACULTY COUNCIL LEVEL, SO CAN WE FIND A WAY TO GET EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE? BECAUSE IT IS SUPER IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE TRUST THIS PROCESS.

I KNOW THAT THERE HAVE BEEN REPEATED REQUESTS FROM FACULTY COUNCIL FOR TRANSPARENCY AROUND THIS.

FOLKS POINT, OF COURSE, TO THE MULTIPLE REPORTS THAT CSU PUBLISHED AND MADE PUBLIC TO THE EXTENT THAT THOSE ARE HELPFUL OR USEFUL, SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULD BE VALUABLE.

PEOPLE ARE HOPING FOR A CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS AROUND UNDERSTANDING HOW, IF I UNDERSTAND THIS RIGHT, HOW THE BANDS WERE DETERMINED, WHAT BANDS YOU WERE PLACED IN.

IF YOU'RE CONCERNED THAT YOU WERE EITHER PUT IN THE WRONG BAND OR WHATEVER YOUR CONCERN IS, THAT THERE'S A CLEAR PROCESS FOR HAVING THAT CONCERN HEARD.

THAT'S WHAT I UNDERSTAND, MARY.

>> I WOULD SAY THE SAME THINGS AS SOMETHING OBVIOUS WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH THE CAMPUSES ON, AND I'VE HEARD THE SAME THINGS JOANNE HAS ABOUT JUST A LITTLE UNEASINESS IN TERMS OF HOW PEOPLE ARE PERCEIVING THIS ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT COUNCIL CAN DO OBVIOUSLY IS TO TRY TO BE A CLEARING HOUSE FOR THAT INFORMATION.

TRYING TO COORDINATE THESE EFFORTS BETTER AND WORK TO SUPPORT TRANSPARENCY AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

I'M CERTAINLY GOING TO BE WORKING WITH THE CAMPUS ASSEMBLIES AND THE COUNSEL SO TO FOLLOW THIS UP.

>> SUPER HELPFUL. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

I'M WONDERING TOO, IF ANYBODY HAS AN IDEA OF ANYBODY HERE ON THE MEETING WHEN THOSE REPORTS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC IN THE CU SYSTEM WHERE PEOPLE CAN ACCESS THEM OR ANYTHING ELSE ANYBODY WANTS TO ADD. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

>> I WILL FIND OUT AND GET AN ANSWER TO YOU ON ONE WHEN THOSE REPORTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

>> THANK YOU. THANKS A LOT.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? MARY, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU. ME TOO.

>> SURE. OUR LAST GOVERNANCE LEADER IS NADIA CROWLEY, WHO'S THE STUDENT FACULTY O THE STUDENT CHAIR.

NADIA? IS SHE WITH US?

>> I ACTUALLY DON'T SEE HER ON THE ZOOM.

>> SHE WAS HERE, I KNOW SHE WAS HAVING A LOT OF INTERNET PROBLEMS TODAY, AS I KNOW SEVERAL OTHERS.

>> IF SHE COMES BACK, WE'LL CERTAINLY INTERRUPTING AND GET A REPORT FROM HER.

WILL YOU LET US KNOW IF THAT HAPPENS EFFIE?

>> YES.

>>

>> HE GLEN, I WOULD JUST LIKE US TO, AT SOME POINT, CONSIDER A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR BOTH AS THE HA THIS IS THE OUTGOING ICSF CHAIR.

DR. ADDISON, THERE HAS BEEN RATHER SIGNIFICANT RESOLUTIONS IN THE PAST, AND I DIDN'T SEE THAT THAT WAS IN THE AGENDA TODAY, BUT GRABS, IF THE BOARD WILLS IT, WE CAN PASS SOMETHING RECOGNIZING THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR NEXT PRESIDENT

>> REGENT KROLL, WE ARE A STEP AHEAD OF YOU.

THOSE ARE ALREADY DONE.

WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD NOT DO THEM TODAY BECAUSE OF OUR LONG AGENDA.

KNOWING THAT THEY WEREN'T GOING TO GO ANYWHERE, WE'RE GOING TO ASK THEM BACK AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING FOR THAT.

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THANKS FOR NOTICING THAT.

WE SHOULD HAVE MADE NOTICE OF THAT AS WELL, BUT I THINK THEY'RE ALREADY DONE.

THEY'RE GATHERING DUST SOMEWHERE.

>> I'M GLAD TO HEAR YOUR A STEP AHEAD. I APPRECIATE IT.

>> CERTAINLY, DID NOT WANT TO THINK THAT WE MISS IN DOING THAT.

JOANNE, YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO COME BACK AGAIN? THANKS REGENT KROLL. I APPRECIATE THAT.

THE NEXT ORDER THIS, IS THE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[E. 1:15 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA]

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL ADDITIONAL ITEMS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION DISCUSSIONS.

THE ENTIRE CONSENT AGENDA IS LISTED ON BOARD DOCS.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS?

>> APPROVED.

>> I SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA SAY, AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANYONE OPPOSE SAY, NAY.

>> I WROTE DOWN THAT IT WAS REGENT CHAVEZ WHO MADE THE MOTION SECONDED BY REGENT PAUL.

IS THAT CORRECT?

>> THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. YOU JUST SPOKE TOO QUICKLY FOR ME AND WE CAN'T HARDLY KEEP REGENT CHAVEZ FROM BEING THE FIRST GUY TO MOVE MOTIONS.

HE'S PRETTY QUICK AT THAT.

>> YEAH.

>>

>> HE WAS ON THE LEGISLATURE, I DON'T KNOW.

THE CONSENT AGENDA IS PASSED.

[F. 1:20 p.m. STRATEGIC PLAN]

THE NEXT ITEM IS A STRATEGIC PLAN, AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO PRESIDENT MARK KENNEDY.

>> I'M IN AND I THINK THAT ANGELIQUE FOSTER IS GOING TO PUT UP A PRESENTATION FOR US HERE HOPEFULLY THAT WE CAN WALK THROUGH, AND WE'LL BE DOING THIS IN A UNIFIED WAY WITH A NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRESENTING.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THIS AND ANGELIQUE IF WE COULD CLICK TO THE NEXT PAGE.

WE, RATHER THAN REDOING THE MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY, FOCUSED ON WHAT STRATEGIC PLAN SHOULD WE HAVE TO FULFILL THAT MISSION, OUR MISSION TO TEACH, TO DISCOVER, TO SERVE, AND TO PROVIDE STATE OF THE ART HEALTH CARE.

NEXT SLIDE. THIS HAS BEEN CONDUCTED THROUGH A MULTI-PHASE PROCESS THAT THROUGHOUT HAD A LOT OF FEEDBACK AND HAD A LOT OF LISTENING.

FIRST BEGINNING WITH LISTENING, IT'S OKAY, GO TO THE NEXT PAGE.

IN THE LISTENING PART OF THE TOUR, WE STARTED BY GATHERING INPUT FROM YOU, THE REGENTS, FROM THE CHANCELLORS, FROM CAMPUS LEADERSHIP WAY BACK IN JULY AND EARLY AUGUST OF 2019.

WE GATHERED TOGETHER IN AUGUST WITH THE VICE PRESIDENTS AND THE STEERING COMMITTEE WHICH INCLUDED THE CHANCELLORS TO TALK ABOUT, WHAT SHOULD WE POSE AS A PATH FORWARD.

THEN IN AUGUST AND THROUGH JUNE, WE HAD ONGOING ENGAGEMENTS WITH YOU, THE REGENTS, THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEES, IN PARTICULAR, THE SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS, EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS.

IN SEPTEMBER, I DISCUSSED THAT FEEDBACK WITH YOU, THE REGENTS REGARDING THE TIMELINE.

NEXT. IN OCTOBER 3RD OF 2019, WE LAUNCHED A STRATEGIC PLAN THAT INCLUDED SEVERAL WORKING GROUPS THAT WERE CHARGED WITH IDENTIFYING THE BEST PRACTICES AND OPPORTUNITIES.

WE REVIEWED THAT WITH YOU, THE REGENTS IN NOVEMBER OF 2019, NEXT, AS WE'RE DEFINING THE SCOPE.

THAT ALSO INCLUDED COMING UP WITH WHAT SHOULD THE KEY METRICS BE, THAT WAS DONE BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND JANUARY OF LAST YEAR.

IN FEBRUARY, WE HAD WORKING GROUPS THAT WE RE-ENGAGED WITH THEM AFTER THE PANDEMIC, THEIR PROPOSED GOALS FOR EACH OF THOSE METRICS AND 3-5 PRIORITIZED ACTION STEPS.

THEY CAME FROM THE TWO CAMPUSES THAT WEREN'T DOING STRATEGIC PLANS IN FEBRUARY, MARCH, AND MORE RECENTLY WITH DENVER AND ANSCHUTZ THAT HAD BEEN COMPLETING THEIR STRATEGIC PLANS IN APRIL, MAY.

NEXT. SUCH THAT WE THEN LOOKED AT THAT I GOT THE FEEDBACK WITH YOU THE REGENTS IN APRIL.

DISTILLED THAT, THE TEAM OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. IF WE GO TO THE NEXT.

THAT BRINGS US TO TODAY WHERE WE'RE PRESENTING AND WHAT THIS DISTILLATION HAS RESULTED IN.

I KNOW THAT YOU'RE PLANNING AT THE REGENT RETREAT IN JULY TO TALK THROUGH SOME ACTION STEPS AND SOME PANELS AND BREAKOUT GROUPS AS TO HOW WE'RE MAKING THIS A REALITY.

IT'S OUR HOPE THAT THIS IS USED OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AS WE FOCUS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF

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THIS PLAN AND THE ONGOING ASSESSMENT TO TRACK OUR PROGRESS TOWARDS THE METRICS AND GOALS THAT WE'VE SET FOR IT.

NEXT. IN TOTAL, THIS HAS ENGAGED AT LEAST 600 STAKEHOLDERS AND AT LEAST 80 MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM.

THERE'S A WIDE LEVEL OF INPUT AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYBODY TAKING THE TIME TO DO SO.

NEXT. THAT HAS INCLUDED NINE WORKING GROUPS, ORGANIZED UNDER FOUR PILLARS.

MOST OF THESE AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL, SOME AT THE SYSTEM LEVEL THAT YOU'LL BE HEARING FROM IN JUST ONE SECOND.

NEXT. THE PROCESS WAS AS THEY CAME THROUGH AND THEIR THREE ACTION THAT WE'VE ACQUIRED THEM, AND IT'S BEEN COORDINATED BY THE ABLE LEADERSHIP OF TODD SALIMAN AND SHARON MATUSIK, DEAN OF THE LEEDS SCHOOL AT CU BOULDER WITH ABLE HELP OF ANGELIQUE FOSTER, KEN AND OTHERS ON THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM, AND THE CFOS, AND DATA TEAMS, FEEDING THAT IN, THROUGHOUT, GETTING INPUT FROM THE TRUSTEES, EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS, AND THE SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS.

WE'RE PLEASED TO HAVE KEPT YOUR COUNCIL INVOLVED WITH THIS PROCESS AND THE CHANCELLORS THAT PROVIDED THE STEERING COMMITTEE.

BUT AS I'VE ALREADY OUTLINED THROUGHOUT, WE BROUGHT THIS BACK TO THE REGENTS, GOTTEN YOUR INPUTS AND INSIGHTS.

WITH THAT, I'LL TURN IT TO, NEXT.

IN THIS CASE, I HAND IT OVER TO TODD SALIMAN AND SHARON MATUSIK TO TAKE US THROUGH THE NEXT PART OF THIS PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. FIRST OF ALL WE'LL JUST DIVE INTO THE FIRST PILLAR HERE, AFFORDABILITY AND STUDENT SUCCESS.

THE FIRST FOCUS AREA IN THIS PILLAR IS GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES.

THE METRICS THAT WE DEVELOPED IN THIS AREA WERE FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATES, AND SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATES, AND RETENTION RATES.

WE LOOKED AT THESE RATES THROUGH THE LENS OF ALL STUDENTS AND THROUGH UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITY STUDENTS.

TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL AND AN IDEA OF WHAT'S AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, IF WE CLICK ON THE DATA AND ACTION STEPS LINK, YOU CAN SEE HERE THE ACTUAL METRIC AND THE HISTORIC PERFORMANCE OF THE CAMPUS AND THE GOAL IN YEAR SIX OF THE PLAN.

IN THE TOP ONE FOR THE BOULDER GRADUATION RATES, YOU CAN SEE THAT BOULDER'S GOAL IS TO INCREASE FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATES TO 62 PERCENT.

IN THE TABLE BELOW, YOU CAN SEE THE GOALS FOR GRADUATION RATE IMPROVEMENT FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITY STUDENTS.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT ONE HERE YOU CAN SEE THE INFORMATION FOR UCCS, AND THE NEXT ONE IS CU DENVER.

THEN WE SEE RETENTION RATE AND THE GOALS AT EACH CAMPUS TO IMPROVE RETENTION RATES.

WE WON'T GO THROUGH ALL THE DETAILS IN EVERY METRIC AND EVERY GOAL DURING TODAY'S PRESENTATION, BUT WE WANTED TO JUST SHOW YOU A COUPLE, SO THAT YOU COULD SEE THE TYPES OF INFORMATION THAT'S AVAILABLE AND THAT WILL ALL BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.

>> CAN YOU CAN GO BACK ONE.

I JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

>> YOU BET.

>> FOR THE RETENTION RATES.

FOR ALL FRESHMEN AND THEN THE UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITIES THE RETENTION RATES ARE PRETTY MUCH ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

WHY IS THERE SUCH A BIG FALL OFF AFTER SOPHOMORE YEAR? IS THERE ANY IDEA?

>> WHAT THIS IS SHOWING IS THAT THE RETENTION RATE GOAL IS TO IMPROVE THE RETENTION RATE FROM FRESHMAN TO SOPHOMORE YEAR UP TO 95 PERCENT FOR ALL STUDENTS BY 2026, AND 93 PERCENT FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED MINORITY STUDENTS BY 2026.

DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?

>> NO, I'M WONDERING THERE'S NOT MUCH OF A DELTA BETWEEN THE TWO AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE GRADUATION RATE.

>> LET'S GO BACK TO THE GRADUATION RATES SLIDE FOR CU BOULDER IN THE DELTA THERE.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IF IT'S OKAY, I'LL ASK CHANCELLOR DESTEFANO TO SPEAK TO THAT TOPIC.

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>> TODD OUR GOAL FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS IS 80 PERCENT AND FOR OUR UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUP OUR GOAL IS 77 PERCENT.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO, OF COURSE, IS CLOSE THAT GAP.

AS WE LOOK AT ACTION STEPS, THE ACTION STEPS REALLY REFLECT FOR BOTH GROUPS OF STUDENTS.

WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT AS WE INCREASE OUR ADVISING, FIRST-YEAR LEARNING EXPERIENCES, ESPECIALLY THAT NUMBER 2 POINT OF RECRUITMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS WITH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS, THAT WE BELIEVE WILL CLOSE THE GAP BETWEEN OUR URM STUDENTS AND OUR FIRST-TIME STUDENTS.

I SHOULD MENTION, REGENT SMITH, THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE FEEL ARE REALLY NECESSARY AND INCREASING BOTH RETENTION AND GRADUATION, FOR EXAMPLE, OUR RESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. WE USED TO HAVE A FEE OF $850 FOR STUDENTS.

THAT WAS AN ADDITIONAL FEE ON TOP OF THEIR TUITION AND FEES FOR THESE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS. THIS PAST YEAR OR TWO, WE REDUCED THAT CHARGE SIGNIFICANTLY SO THAT WE CAN GET MORE STUDENTS INTERESTED, ESPECIALLY THOSE FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS AND OTHER URM STUDENTS, TO GET INTO THE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS WHICH WE KNOW WILL INCREASE RETENTION AND ALSO INCREASE GRADUATION RATES.

>> IT'LL BE GREAT TO SEE IF THAT DOES IN DEED HELP THAT.

THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT. IF WE COULD GO BACK TO METRICS SLIDE.

WE'LL GO TO THE NEXT FOCUS AREA AND I'LL HAND THIS OVER TO YOU SHARON.

>> THIS IS ANOTHER KEY FOCUS AREA FOR US REVOLVING AROUND CAMPUS WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH.

THERE'S TWO MAIN MECHANISMS WHEREBY WE'RE GOING TO TRACK PROGRESS ON THIS PARTICULAR DIMENSION.

ONE IS AROUND THE PERCENT OF STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF THAT HAVE SOME TRAINING RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH.

AS YOU LOOK THROUGH THE SUPPLEMENTAL SLIDES, YOU'LL SEE THE SPECIFIC GOALS FOR EACH CAMPUS.

WE SEE THIS REALLY AS A LEADING INDICATOR OF WHERE WE ARE WITH CAMPUS WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH BY HAVING GREATER AWARENESS OF WHAT THE DIFFERENT ISSUES ARE AND HOW TO HELP DIRECT PEOPLE THAT WILL HELP WITH THESE INITIATIVES OVERALL.

THEN SECONDLY, A SURVEY INSTRUMENT THAT'S GOING TO MEASURE PERCEPTIONS OF CAMPUS WELLNESS CULTURE.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED, THE SPECIFIC ITEMS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE SURVEYING FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS ON AND ONCE WE HAVE THE BASELINE, WE WILL OBVIOUSLY SET GOALS LOOKING TO SHOW PROGRESS IN TERMS OF INDICATORS OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WILL LAST.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SHOW THE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF THE GOALS FOR ANTICIPATION IN THE TRAINING, ANGELIQUE.

THIS JUST GIVES YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE CAMPUSES ARE GOING TO BE DOING IN TERMS OF THOSE TRAINING GOALS AND MAKING SURE THERE'S MORE WIDER AVAILABILITY AND ACCESS TO THIS TRAINING TO HELP WITH THE CAMPUSES AND THEIR EFFORTS.

THEN THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT ITEMS ARE ON THE NEXT SLIDE, IF YOU WANT TO GO TO THE ITEMS. THESE ARE THE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP US ASSESS THE WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH CULTURE ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

ONCE WE HAVE THESE ITEMS THEN THIS THE SPECIFIC ACTION STEPS TO HELP DRIVE EFFORTS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

THEN THE THIRD MAJOR FOCUS AREA IS AROUND INNOVATIONS IN LEARNING AND TEACHING AND A BIG THANK YOU TO VICE PRESIDENT LIGHTNER WHO DROVE THIS WORK IN GROUP TO WHAT I THINK ARE REALLY PRODUCTIVE OUTCOMES.

THIS AREA IS GOING TO FOCUS ON TWO COMPONENTS.

ONE IS AROUND ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALS AND SO IN TERMS OF ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALS, THIS GROUP IS GOING TO CONTINUE ITS WORK AND LOOK AT HOW TO BEST IDENTIFY THE NUMBER OF CREDENTIALS THAT ARE GOING TO BE CREATED,

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THE NUMBER OF CREDENTIALS THAT ARE EARNED, AND THEN THE REVENUE GENERATED FROM EACH OF THESE DIFFERENT CREDENTIALS.

IN TERMS OF ACTION STEPS RELATED TO THIS, THE GROUP WILL BE WORKING ON THE RIGHT KIND OF TERMINOLOGY, HOW DO WE SHOW THIS ACT DIRECTLY ON TRANSCRIPTS? WHAT ARE OTHER WAYS TO GIVE DIGITAL RECOGNITION FOR THESE KINDS OF NON-TRADITIONAL PROGRAMS? JUST BACK TO SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT YOU'VE HEARD MULTIPLE TIMES FROM PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

THESE ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIALS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT AS WE THINK ABOUT LIFELONG LEARNING AND ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL CONTENT OUTSIDE OF THE TRADITIONAL DEGREE PROGRAMS. ONE OF THE BIG ELEMENTS THAT THIS GROUP IS WORKING ON ARE THOSE ALTERNATIVE CREDENTIAL.

THEN THE SECOND FOCUS AREA WITHIN OUR INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING IS FOCUSED ON, SEE YOU NEXT AT ACADEMIC INNOVATION FUND.

THIS IS MODELED ROUGHLY ON THE AB NEXUS MODEL, WHERE THE PROVOST WILL ACT AS CAMPUS LIAISONS AND HAVE AN EVALUATION COMMITTEE THAT WILL SOLICIT PROPOSALS TO WORK ACROSS CAMPUSES TO GENERATE NEW INNOVATIONS IN TERMS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AND LOOKING TO MEASURE SUCCESS BASED ON WHAT'S IN THOSE PROPOSALS.

THIS IS AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO GET CAMPUSES WORKING TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH NEW WAYS TO DRIVE INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING.

>> HEY, QUESTIONS ON THAT PILLAR.

LET'S GO TO NEXT SLIDE.

THIS ONE IS SHARON'S ALSO.

>> YEAH, SO IN TERMS OF THE GOALS AND METRICS AND RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE WORK, THE KEY METRIC HERE IS RESEARCH FUNDING.

AS YOU LOOK IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS, YOU'LL SEE THE SPECIFIC GOALS FOR EACH CAMPUS, ALONG WITH INFORMATION ON THE DIFFERENT ACTION STEPS RELATED TO AREAS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON TO DRIVE SUCCESS IN TERMS OF THESE PARTICULAR AREAS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU LOOK AT BOULDERS ACTION STEPS, THEY'RE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH, INCREASED NIH FUNDING THROUGH MORE COLLABORATIONS WITH ANSCHUTZ.

UCCS IS GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON CYBERSECURITY, HEALTH AND WELLNESS EFFORTS.

DENVER HAS SOME VERY CREATIVE IDEAS IN TERMS OF LEVERAGING ITS STATUS AS A HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTE AND AN AANAPISI INSTITUTE, ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE AMERICAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER SERVING INSTITUTE, TO HELP DRIVE MORE RESEARCH FUNDING IN THEIR PARTICULAR AREA AND THEY'RE ALSO WORKING ON THEN AGAIN AND ANSCHUTZ IS GOING TO FOCUS ON MORE HEALTH-RELATED AI, BIO-INFORMATICS, BIO-ENGINEERING, COVID AND MENTAL HEALTH, AS WELL AS COLLABORATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS TO DRIVE THEN ALSO WITHIN THIS AREA IS SERVING THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS SERVED AND THEN TODD, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT.

>> ANOTHER FOCUS AREA IN THIS PILLAR WAS HEALTH CARE AND THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS SERVED AT THE ANSCHUTZ CLINICAL FACULTY.

HERE WE ARE TRACKING THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS SERVED IN COLORADO AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY REALLY HELPFUL TO HELP DEMONSTRATE REALLY THE VAST REACH OF CU ANSCHUTZ AND OUR MEDICAL PROVIDERS AND THE DEGREE TO WHICH THEY SERVE EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF COLORADO.

WE TRACK THIS INFORMATION BY COUNTY, BY HOUSE DISTRICT, BY SENATE DISTRICT AND YOU CAN REALLY LOOK INTO EACH COMMUNITY TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE BEING SERVED.

THE CAMPUS HAS ESTABLISHED GOALS LOOKING OUT INTO THE FUTURE IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF PATIENTS BEING SERVED.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT ONE.

THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE SHARON'S.

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I WAS ASKED A LITTLE BIT EARLIER ABOUT MY PERSONAL COMMITMENT TO DEI AND THE MANY COMMUNITIES THAT CU SERVES.

I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN AREA THAT HAS BEEN NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

I AM VERY MUCH PERSONALLY COMMITTED TO MAKING PROGRESS IN THIS AREA.

THE STRATEGIC PLAN INCLUDES SOME REALLY IMPORTANT METRICS IN THIS AREA, BUT WE KNOW THAT DEI IS AN AREA THAT'S BROADER THAN THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

I AND THE CAMPUSES AND THE REGIONS ARE COMMITTED TO CONTINUING TO MAKE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA EVEN BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE TODAY.

NOW, I WILL KICK IT OVER TO SHARON.

>> SURE. THERE'S TWO MAIN AREAS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON WITH REGARD TO METRICS, GOALS, AND INITIATIVES.

ONE IS WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER THE DIVERSITY PIECE.

AS YOU SEE HERE ON THIS SLIDE, BEING VERY THOUGHTFUL ABOUT SETTING GOALS AND METHODS OF ACHIEVING THOSE GOALS AROUND THE DIVERSITY OF NEW STUDENTS AS WELL AS NEW FACULTY AND NEW STAFF HIRES.

IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS YOU CAN SEE THOSE GOALS SPECIFICALLY IN THE AREAS OF URM AS WELL AS VETERAN STATUS INDIVIDUALS, AND THEN THE ACTION STEPS THAT EACH CAMPUS IS GOING TO BE UNDERTAKING IN TERMS OF MEETING THESE PARTICULAR GOALS.

I KNOW ALL THE CAMPUSES HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD ON THEIR DEI EFFORTS AND HAVE SOME VERY THOUGHTFUL IDEAS IN TERMS OF HOW TO CAST A WIDER NET IN TERMS OF THE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF THAT THEY'RE BRINGING IN AND ATTRACTING TO THEIR CAMPUSES AND PROGRAMS. IT'S EXCITING TO SEE HOW THE PLAN IS DOVETAILING VERY NICELY WITH THE DEI EFFORTS ON EACH OF THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

AGAIN, THERE ARE SPECIFIC GOALS FOR EACH CAMPUS AROUND BOTH STUDENTS AS WELL AS FACULTY AND STAFF.

THEN THE SECOND MAIN PART OF THIS IS WHAT I WOULD CALL THE INCLUSION PART.

THERE'S A SURVEY INSTRUMENT THAT'S BEEN DEVELOPED TO LOOK AT PERCEPTIONS OF INCLUSION ACROSS EACH CAMPUS.

WHAT I THINK IS ESPECIALLY EXCITING ABOUT THIS IS IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE A DATA-INFORMED APPROACH IN TERMS OF HOW WE TARGET SOME OF OUR INCLUSION EFFORTS.

HAVING THIS DATA TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'RE DOING WELL, WHERE WE'RE NOT DOING SO WELL SHOULD HELP US IN TERMS OF BEST DIRECTING OUR EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT ACROSS OUR DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

THE SURVEY INSTRUMENT IS BEING FINALIZED AND WILL BE ADMINISTERED, AS YOU SEE, IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE DETAILS THERE WITH THE SPECIFIC ITEMS.

>> BEFORE WE GO ON, ARE THERE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT THE METRICS OR GOALS IN THAT PILLAR? THERE WERE SEVERAL FOCUS AREAS HERE.

THE FIRST ONE IS COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIPS.

HERE WE'VE SET GOALS FOR OURSELVES IN THE AREA OF FUNDRAISING BY CAMPUS, AND WE'VE ALSO LOOKED AT OTHER REVENUE PER EMPLOYEE.

WHAT OTHER REVENUE REALLY TRIES TO CAPTURE ARE ALL THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EFFORTS THAT ARE GOING ON AT THE CAMPUSES TO GENERATE REVENUE FROM NEW FUNDING SOURCES.

WE KNOW THAT THE CAMPUS LEADERSHIP AND THE REGION'S ARE COMMITTED TO KEEPING TUITION IN CHECK.

STATE FUNDING, WELL, WE'RE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE INCREASE IN STATE FUNDING THIS YEAR.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT COLORADO FUNDS HIGHER EDUCATION AT A LOW LEVEL COMPARED TO PEERS.

THE CAMPUSES ARE COMMITTED TO IDENTIFYING ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF REVENUE.

WE'VE LOOKED AT THAT THROUGH THE LENS OF A PER EMPLOYEE REVENUE GENERATION.

THE NEXT ONE IS DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY.

THIS FOCUS AREA DEVELOPED THREE METRICS.

ONE, IN TERMS OF DEFERRED MAINTENANCE, IS LOOKING AT FACILITY CONDITION INDEX BY CAMPUS.

THIS IS A SCORE THAT'S USED BY INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND

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OTHER ENTITIES AS WELL TO MEASURE THE QUALITY OF THEIR BUILDINGS AND THE DEGREE TO WHICH THEY ARE IN GOOD SHAPE.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, CU BOULDER HAS A LOT OF OLD BUILDINGS AS WE ALL KNOW AND HAS A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN THIS AREA.

THE OTHER CAMPUSES HAVE WORK TO DO IN THIS AREA AS MUCH BUT THE GAPS AT CU BOULDER ARE GREATER.

THE WORKING GROUPS IDENTIFY WAYS TO MAKE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA AND IMPROVE THE FACILITY CONDITION INDEX AT EACH CAMPUS.

CU BOULDER HAS DEVELOPED AN AGGRESSIVE APPROACH TO INVEST ABOUT $300 MILLION OVER A FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME TO HELP MAKE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA.

ONE OF THE OTHER METRICS THAT WE DEVELOPED FOR SUSTAINABILITY IS CALLED THE ENERGY USE INTENSITY.

IF WE GO TO THE LINK ON DATA AND ACTION STEPS, HOPEFULLY THERE YOU SEE THE FUNDRAISING GOALS.

WHAT THIS MEASURES IS ESSENTIALLY ENERGY USE IN OUR FACILITIES ON CAMPUSES.

GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS MEASURES WHERE WE GET THE ENERGY FROM.

THIS MEASURES HOW MUCH ENERGY WE'RE USING PER SQUARE FOOT.

YOU CAN SEE HOW WE'VE MADE PROGRESS OVER TIME AND THEN IT HAS LEVELED OFF.

THAT'S BECAUSE WE'VE GOTTEN ALL THE LOW HANGING FLUID AT THIS POINT AND CHANGING OUT LIGHT BULBS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

NOW, THE HARDER WORK BEGINS TO REALLY MAKE PROGRESS IN THIS AREA.

CAMPUSES ARE COMMITTED TO IT AND YOU CAN SEE THE GOALS THEY'VE SET FOR THEMSELVES.

IF WE GO TO THE NEXT ONE, GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, HERE YOU CAN SEE THE CAMPUS GOALS TO CONTINUE TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2026.

THE APPROACHES FOR THIS VARY BY CAMPUS, BUT IT'S A COMBINATION OF WORKING TO USE LESS ENERGY AND ALSO TO GENERATE ENERGY FROM CLEANER SOURCES.

SINCE I LEAD THAT WORKING GROUP, I'LL JUST GIVE A QUICK SHOUT OUT TO THE CAMPUS FACILITY FOLKS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THAT EFFORT, ALONG WITH EMILY PARKER AND CORRY DONALDSON ON MY STAFF WHO DID GREAT WORK.

THEN THE LAST FOCUS AREA HERE IS TRANSFORMATION AND INNOVATION PROGRAM.

THIS IS OUR TECHNOLOGY AREA.

TIP PROGRAM, AS SOME PEOPLE WILL HERE REFER TO.

THIS IS AN EFFORT TO IDENTIFY A VARIETY OF TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS THAT ARE NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE CU SYSTEM.

WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH THE CAMPUSES TO PRIORITIZE THESE PROGRAMS, DETERMINE COSTS, AND THEN DEVELOP A PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD ON THESE CRITICAL AND TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECTS.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD ON THAT ONE? IT IS NEAR AND DEAR TO YOUR HEART.

>> IT IS NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART.

I'M CONFIDENT THAT YOU AND THE CHANCELLORS WILL CONTINUE TO TAP TECHNOLOGY FOR THE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND THOSE WE SERVE.

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO TODD SOLOMON AND SHARON MATUSIK FOR THE FABULOUS JOB THAT THEY'VE DONE LEADING THIS EFFORT.

BUT THE CAMPUSES HAVE ALSO BEEN VERY ACTIVELY INVOLVED.

I KNOW WE'VE ALREADY REACHED OUT TO CHANCELLOR DESTEFANO TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN BOULDER AS RELATES TO THE GRAD RATE.

CHANCELLOR REDDY, COULD YOU JUST MAYBE GIVE US A LITTLE INSIGHTS IN TERMS OF THE ENGAGEMENT AS RELATES TO THE WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY. GOOD AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE ABOUT OUR WORK IN MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19.

AFTER ENSURING THE PHYSICAL SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS LAST MARCH, THEIR MENTAL HEALTH BECAME ONE OF OUR MOST PRESSING CONCERNS.

OUR FIRST STEP WAS TO MOVE ALL OF OUR RECREATION AND WELLNESS CENTER OPERATIONS TO A VIRTUAL FORMAT.

WE PROVIDED TELEHEALTH VISITS FOR COUNSELING, AND HEALTH CARE, AND MOOD FITNESS, AND COOKING CLASSES TO VIRTUAL PLATFORMS. WHEN WE INITIALLY MOVED OUR CARE SERVICES TO A TELEHEALTH PLATFORM, WE SAW A DECLINE IN THE DEMAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE SERVICES.

BUT THEN THE DEMAND CAME BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE, AND WE SAW THAT THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS HAD CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

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THE DEMAND FOR CRISIS AND EMERGENCY INTERVENTIONS QUADRUPLED.

THIS MEANT THAT OUR RESPONSE NEEDED TO BE IMMEDIATE TO AVOID HOSPITALIZATIONS.

WHEN WE HAD HOSPITALIZATION, WE NEEDED STRONG POST-DISCHARGE CARE FOR STUDENTS WHO REMAINED ON CAMPUS, WE WORKED HARD TO OFFER SAFE, IN-PERSON OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOCIALIZATION AND CONNECTION WHILE STILL FOLLOWING ALL PUBLIC HEALTH RESTRICTIONS.

IF STUDENTS WERE QUARANTINED ON CAMPUS AFTER COMING INTO CONTACT WITH THE VIRUS, WE CALLED THEM DAILY, BROUGHT THEM CARE PACKAGES, AND ORGANIZED A SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE WHO WERE STRUGGLING.

FOR STUDENTS WHO HAD MOVED OFF CAMPUS OR IF THEY'RE FULLY REMOTE, WE OFFERED VIRTUAL PROGRAMS TO KEEP THEM FEELING CONNECTED TO THE CAMPUS.

THIS BEING SAID, STUDENTS WERE NOT OUR ONLY CONCERN.

OVER THE PAST 15 MONTHS, IT BECAME APPARENT THAT OUR FACULTY AND STAFF ALSO HAD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE NEEDS.

THIS POSED THE RISK NOT ONLY TO THEIR WELL-BEING, BUT ALSO TO THEIR ABILITY TO SUPPORT STUDENTS.

OUR CAMPUS MADE AN INTENTIONAL DECISION TO BE ABLE TO INCREASE THE SERVICE TYPE AND CAPACITY FOR THE ENTIRE CAMPUS COMMUNITY, FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND STAFF.

I DO WANT TO THANK PRESIDENT KENNEDY, AND THE FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORTING US IN THESE EFFORTS.

IN RESPONSE, FIRST WE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMS, PREVENTATIVE CARE AND RESILIENCE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO CAMPUS.

THIS INCLUDES PROGRAMMING TO A SILVER CLOUD AND ON-CAMPUS SUPPORT SOLUTIONS.

NEXT, WE INCREASED THE SERVICE CAPACITY OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO THE HEALTH CARE, HEALTH CIRCLE PRIMARY CARE CLINIC AND THE WELLNESS CENTERS CONTRACTED MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN POSITIONS.

WE ALSO REFERRED FACULTY AND STAFF TO THE EAP PROGRAM.

WE ALSO CREATED CONTRACTOR CASE MANAGER DISPOSITION ASSISTANCE, MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL, THEN CONNECTS THEM WITH CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

ON A BROADER SCALE, WE WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CU SYSTEM LOBBIES AND OTHER CAMPUSES TO ACQUIRE MUCH NEEDED SUPPORT FOR THE TREAT ACT.

THIS ACT WOULD ALLOW HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AND MEDICAL CLINICIANS THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE THERAPY AND MEDICATION MANAGEMENT ACROSS STATE LINES.

THE TREATMENT ACT HAS NOT BEEN ENACTED YET, SO THIS REMAINS AN ONGOING AREA OF CONCERN FOR US.

MANY OF THESE INITIATIVES WERE MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF, LIKE I SAID, THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, THE FOUNDATION, AND MY COLLEAGUES IN OTHER CAMPUSES.

IN FACT, EVEN AS WE GRAPPLED WITH THE CRISIS ON OUR CAMPUS, WE WERE STILL ABLE TO EXPAND OUR FOCUS OUTWARDS.

I'M PROUD TO SAY, THE LYDA HILL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RESILIENCE HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THE PANDEMIC.

WE HAVE NOW TRAINED ALMOST 2500 GRADE COACHES IN 42 STATES AND 10 COUNTRIES.

MANY OF THESE COMMUNITY SUPPORT COACHES HAVE TAKEN SPECIALIZED TRAINING THROUGH THE GRADE 4 EDUCATORS PROGRAM, GRADE 4 HEALTH CARE WORKERS PROGRAM AND GRADE SERVE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS IN MILITARY.

FOR MORE THAN A YEAR, OUR GRADE COACHES HAVE BEEN SPREADING RESILIENCE, EDUCATION, AND SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITIES BUT WE HAVE LEARNED EXTREMELY VALUABLE LESSONS IN HOW TO BEST CARE FOR OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO LEVERAGE THE MUCH NEEDED FUNDING FROM THE CU SYSTEM TO CREATE SOLUTIONS AND PRACTICES WE'LL USE FAR INTO THE FUTURE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR REDDY.

THAT'S JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE ACTION STEPS THAT ARE BEING DONE UNDER THAT WORKING GROUP AT THEIR CAMPUS, BUT OTHER CAMPUSES ARE DOING THE SAME.

CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN, CAN YOU GIVE US SOME INSIGHTS AS TO HOW THE RESEARCH PILLAR IS PLAYING OUT ON YOUR CAMPUS?

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND REGENTS. YEAH, I'M HAPPY TO.

IT TURNS OUT THAT RESEARCH ISN'T JUST THE CORE ELEMENT OF OUR MISSIONS.

IN MANY WAYS, IT IS THE CORE ELEMENT.

IN TERMS OF CLINICAL CARE, IT'S OUR BRAND DIFFERENTIATION FROM THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS THAT WE COMPETE WITH.

IN TERMS OF FACULTY, TALENT ACQUISITION, AND RETENTION, AND STUDENT ACQUISITION, IT'S EITHER A MAJOR FACTOR OR IN SOME CASES, THE MAJOR FACTOR IN OUR ABILITY TO GET THE KIND OF FACULTY AND STUDENTS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

BY WAY OF AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE WE'RE HEADED, I'LL TALK ABOUT ONE ASPECT OF OUR FUTURE DIRECTION AND THAT IS, AS WAS HEADLINED EARLIER, BIOINFORMATICS DATA FROM ADVANCES IN WHAT WE CALL THE OMICS: GENOMICS, PROTEOMICS, METABOLOMICS, AND ANY OTHER OMIC YOU COULD THINK OF, PRESENT AN ENORMOUS OPPORTUNITY, BUT ALSO A CHALLENGE IN FINDING WAYS TO MAKE THIS EXPLODING SEA OF DATA USEFUL,

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AND TO BRING IT TO A POINT WHERE IT CAN BE GUIDING IN BOTH RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ACTIVITIES.

THE ABILITY TO DO THAT, BUILDING WORLD-CLASS DATA ANALYTICS WILL BE AT THE FOUNDATION FOR DRIVING INNOVATION IN HEALTH CARE FOR THE NEXT DECADE, AND PERHAPS FOR THE ENTIRE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

FOR US, THE RECRUITMENT OF THREE PEOPLE, ACTUALLY CASEY GRAIN WHO CAME FOR US IN THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, MELISSA HANDEL WHO CAME TO US FROM OREGON HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY, AND SEAN DAVIS FOR THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE AND THE TEAMS THAT THEY WILL BUILD AND THEY'RE BRINGING WITH THEM, WILL PUT US IN A POSITION WE THINK TO BE AMONG THE BEST OR PERHAPS THE BEST IN THE WORLD IN THIS ARENA.

IT'S A GAME CHANGER FOR THIS CAMPUS.

I THINK YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING A LOT ABOUT IT IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED AND PROUD OF WHERE WE'RE GOING IN THIS ARENA.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN.

AGAIN, LOTS OF GOOD RESEARCH GOING ON IN ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THAT WORKING GROUP WAS PLAYING OUT I'D LIKE TO GO TO CHANCELLOR MARKS TO TALK ABOUT THE CAMPUS WORK BEING DONE TO ADVANCE THESE METRICS FOR THE DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION AREA.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, AND HELLO REGENTS AND COLLEAGUES.

I THINK AS YOU KNOW, CU DENVER, OUR STUDENT BODY IS ALREADY THE MOST DIVERSE OF ANY RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN THE STATE.

BUT WE'RE STILL WORKING ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO CONTINUE TO RECRUIT AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, TO RETAIN DIVERSE STUDENTS.

BECOMING A HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION, THAT STATUS, THAT MEANS WE'RE AT LEAST 25 PERCENT HISPANIC STUDENTS.

WE'VE REACHED THAT MILESTONE.

IN FACT, ALL THREE OF THE ERITREA CAMPUSES NOW HAVE HSI STATUS.

AS DEAN WE HAVE WHICH MEANS THAT 10 PERCENT OF OUR UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT IS ASIAN AMERICAN, NATIVE AMERICAN, PACIFIC ISLANDER, AND WE'RE THE ONLY COLLEGE IN COLORADO IN THE MOUNTAIN STATES TO HAVE REACHED THAT ENROLLMENT THRESHOLD.

HAVING THESE STATUSES OPENS UP VERY SIGNIFICANT NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR US, FOR FEDERAL AND STATE EDUCATIONAL, AND ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH FUNDING, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND THE CU SYSTEM FOR THEIR COMMITMENT FOR $2 MILLION WHICH WE ARE GOING TO INVEST IN POSITIONS AND PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT THIS WORK TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE POSITIONED TO GET MORE THAN OUR SHARE OF THESE DOLLARS.

IN TERMS OF ENHANCING STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED STUDENT POPULATIONS, ACHIEVING THESE HSI AND BUT WE NEED TO LEVERAGE THIS STATUS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT AND A CULTURE WHERE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS THRIVE.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO REGENT TRAVIS, WE ARE ALREADY ON OUR WAY TOWARDS DEEPENING RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SO THAT THE STUDENTS WE RECRUIT ARE RETAINED AND THEY FEEL JUST A SENSE OF BELONGINGNESS ON CAMPUS.

IN TERMS OF IMPLEMENTING OUR ACTION STEPS, WE HAD A SIX-MONTH EQUITY TASKFORCE EFFORT.

AS WE BECOME AN EQUITY-SERVING INSTITUTION, THAT MEANS THAT WE WILL SEND OUR EQUITY IN EVERYTHING THAT WE DO FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, AND OUR FACULTY, AND OUR STAFF FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE INCLUDING VETERANS, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, ETC.

VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

>> THANK YOU I WOULD JUST SAY THAT APPRECIATION TO THE CHANCELLORS AND THE CAMPUSES BECAUSE THIS REALLY WAS A CAMPUS-DRIVEN EFFORT, AND THEY WERE ALL ACTIVELY INVOLVED THROUGH THE STEERING COMMITTEE.

THANKS TO ALL THE WORKING GROUPS AND ALL THE MANY MEMBERS OF EACH THANKS AGAIN TO TODD AND SHARON, AND ANGELIQUE FOSTER WHO HAS BEEN MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE ALL MOVING FORWARD.

THIS DOES HELP PAINT THE ROAD AHEAD.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE US ALL TO KEEP FOCUSED ON IT FOR THE YEARS AHEAD TO MOVE THE DIAL ON THESE IMPORTANT MEASURES.

IT GIVES DETAILED, ACTIONABLE, MEASURABLE STEPS THAT, YOU'VE JUST HEARD SOME FROM THEIR CAMPUSES, THAT WILL ALLOW US TO CONTINUE TO MEET OUR MISSION.

IT PROVIDES A ROADMAP THAT CAN GUIDE THE UNIVERSITY AND ITS EMERGENCE FROM THE PANDEMIC AND CONFRONTS THE CHALLENGES OF THE COMING FIVE YEARS.

IT COMPLIMENTS THE CAMPUS STRATEGIC PLANS.

WE'LL BE HEARING IN JUST A SECOND FROM CHANCELLOR MARKS WITH HER PLAN THAT IS BEING UNVEILED, AND TO BE A BRIDGE TO OFFER CONTINUITY BETWEEN THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION, THE INTERIM ADMINISTRATION UNDER INTERIM PRESIDENT TODD SOLOMON, AND THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION.

WITH THAT, I BELIEVE THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.

ALL OF US STAND READY TO ANSWER WHATEVER QUESTIONS THE REGENTS MAY HAVE.

>> I HAVE A QUICK CLARIFYING QUESTION, PLEASE.

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CHANCELLOR MARKS, YOU MENTIONED THE HSI, THAT WE'RE AT 25 PERCENT OR GREATER.

THAT'S NOT OFFICIAL THOUGH, IS IT? I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.

>> IT'S NOT OFFICIAL BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS A BACKLOG.

BUT WE OFFICIALLY HAVE MET ALL THE CRITERIA, WHICH MEANS FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS BEING AT 25 PERCENT, SO WE ARE LEANING INTO IT NOW. WE ARE NOT WAITING.

>> GREAT. IF I WERE TO BE WORKING ON A COMMITTEE THAT WAS HIRING, AND WE PUT IN THE JOB DESCRIPTION ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY, WOULD IT BE FAIR TO THEM FOR US TO NOTE THAT WE ARE ON HSI?

>> YES.

>> GREAT. THANK YOU.

>> OTHER QUESTIONS.

>> PRESIDENT KENNEDY, DO YOU SEE THIS COMING TO THE REGENTS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR APPROVAL?

>> I THINK GO AHEAD, TODD SALIMAN. GO AHEAD.

>> I'M SO SORRY. WE WILL BE PROVIDING AN ANNUAL UPDATES TO THE BOARD ON PROGRESS TOWARD GOALS.

WE'LL HAVE THAT AVAILABLE FOR THE PORT AT THE SUMMER RETREAT EACH YEAR.

THEN DURING THE YEAR, WE'LL TALK TO THE BOARD ABOUT HOW YOU WANT TO APPROACH THIS.

BUT WHEN I DID IS THAT WE CAN PROVIDE UPDATES AT BOARD MEETINGS IN A FOCUSED WAY TO DIVE A LITTLE BIT DEEPER INTO THESE VARIOUS AREAS AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO SEE THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE TO MAKE PROGRESS AND MAYBE HAVE SOME BREAKOUT GROUPS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

WE COULD BE DIGGING A LITTLE BIT DEEPER IN EACH AREA.

>> I GUESS I WOULD GO BACK TO MY QUESTION.

DO YOU SEE THE REGENTS VOTING TO APPROVE AND ACCEPT THIS STRATEGIC PLAN?

>> I DON'T KNOW THAT WE PLANNED THAT ACTION STEP THAT THEY DID.

WE WOULD BE THRILLED.

OTHERWISE, THIS IS OUR FINAL REPORT AND THE PLAN.

AFTER ALL THAT 600 PEOPLE, 80 MEETINGS, ETC, THAT HAS RESULTED IN BRINGING IT HERE.

>> I WOULD LIKE US TO MAYBE WEIGH IN ON THAT ALONG THE LINE.

IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE REGENTS TO APPROVAL, THE PLAN DOESN'T REALLY BELONG TO ANYBODY NOR DOES THE COMMITMENT.

SOME PEOPLE WOULD SAY, WELL, IT'S DONE NOW LET'S PUT IT ON THE SHELF AND MOVE ON.

MY ANSWER WOULD BE YES.

I THINK IT DOES NEED TO BE APPROVED BUT THE BOARD COULD DECIDE THAT.

I JUST BRING THE QUESTION TO THE TABLE.

>> IF YOU WISH TO PROCEED WITH THE VOTE TO THAT END, WE WOULD WELCOME AND APPLAUD THAT.

>> WELL, I'M NOT SURE THAT I'M READY TO PROCEED TODAY BUT I JUST ASKED THE QUESTIONS.

>> CHAIR GALLEGOS, I APPRECIATE YOU'RE ASKING THE QUESTION.

I THINK I'D LIKE TO PERSONALLY TO HAVE A VOTE ON THAT AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.

BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT IF THE REGENTS COULD FORMALIZE IT WITH, THEIR SUPPORT WITH A VOTE.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT QUESTION UP.

>> I CONCUR WITH SUE AND GLEN THERE TOO.

>> IF THERE WAS AN APPROPRIATE TIME, I THINK WE FEEL AS IF WE'VE REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD AND THIS WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TIME IF THE REGENTS DID WANT TO PROCEED IN THAT MANNER.

>> WELL, I THINK IT WAS A REGENTS CALL WHEN YOU CAME, AND NOW THAT IT'S DONE.

IT WOULD SEEM THAT WOULD BE A LACK OF COMMITMENT ON OUR PART NOT TO APPROVE IT.

BY IMPROVING IT MEANS THAT WE'RE WITH SOME OF THE STRANDS WITH DOLLARS AND RESOURCES WERE ALSO PRETTY MUCH SIGNING OFF ON THAT SO THAT IT CAN BE CARRIED OUT.

ALL OF THE STRATEGIES TODD, TALKED ABOUT SOME STRATEGIES THAT, BECAUSE THE HARD PART REALLY BEGINS NOW IN TERMS OF HOW IT BEGINS TO BE FULFILLED ON CAMPUS.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S A REGENT'S VOTE OR NOT.

I THINK IT DOES. I THINK WE CAN DISCUSS THAT AND MAYBE BRING IT BACK AT A DIFFERENT TIME.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS REGENTS? THIS WAS A PRIMARY GOAL OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

HERE IT IS. NOT BAD.

A LOT OF COMMITMENT TO IT. NOLBERT.

>> I DON'T KNOW THE QUESTION BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY, I AGREE THAT I THINK WE SHOULD MEMORIALIZE IT WITH OUR SUPPORT WHEN THE TIME IS APPROPRIATE.

>> MR. CHAIR, I COULD MAKE A SUGGESTION IF YOU LIKE.

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WHICH IS THAT THE BOARD DID IMPROVE THE PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S GOALS WHICH WERE REALLY ENCOMPASSING THE ENTIRE STRATEGIC PLAN ON THE BEGINNING OF HIS PRESIDENCY.

IF THE BOARD WANTED TO SYMBOLICALLY ENDORSE IT, I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE ATTRIBUTE TO WHAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAS ACHIEVED.

YOU CAN DO THAT NOW. JUST BY MOTION.

>> I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION.

>> BEFORE ANYONE SECONDS IT, I'M WITH GLEN AND REVISITING THE FINAL VOTE, I GUESS IT WOULD BE SEPTEMBER'S MEETING.

I'M ALL FOR THE IDEA OF VOTING FOR IT, BUT AT LEAST, I DIDN'T COME PREPARED TO VOTE FOR THIS.

EVEN THOUGH WE'VE ALL TALKED ABOUT IT A LOT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GO OVER EVERY DETAIL AND WE ALL DO BEFORE WE'RE COMFORTABLE ENDORSING IT FULLY.

TRIAL MARGIN WILL BE THE CASE, BUT I DON'T THINK THE WORLD'S GOING TO END IF WE VOTE ON SEPTEMBER.

>> I'M OKAY WITH VOTING ON IT FOR TODAY, BUT I THINK IT'S THE REGENTS, BY MAJORITY WOULD LIKE TO WAIT.

THEN MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE BRING IT FORWARD FOR A VOTE AT OUR RETREAT IN JULY.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL HAVE TIME TO DO THAT BUSINESS, SUE.

COULD WE MOVE THAT TO SEPTEMBER OR THE NEXT TIME THAT WE'RE IN A PLACE WHERE WE CAN DO BUSINESS?

>> I WITHDRAW MY MOTION, MR. CHAIRMAN.

WE CAN FIND A DATE THAT'S APPROPRIATE.

>> OKAY. YEAH.

>> LET'S EXPLORE THAT.

>> THAT'S FINE.

>> I ALSO THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS THIS IN DEPTH AFTER RETREAT.

THAT MAY ADD TO IT OR AT LEAST MAKE US FOR SURE WHAT IT IS WE'RE GOING TO DO.

I APPRECIATE HOPEFUL THAT THE NEXT TIME THAT WE DO BUSINESS, THAT THIS WILL BE ON OUR AGENDA, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? I WOULD JUST OFFER TO THE CHANCELLORS AND TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON IT.

TODD AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY, EVERYONE ON THAT.

IT'S A VERY GOOD JOB, VERY THOROUGH, AND REALLY POINTS US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

I THINK THE ROAD AHEAD IS CERTAINLY A GOOD TITLE, GOOD TOPIC.

THAT'S WHY WE DID IT. BECAUSE WE WANT TO HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THE ROAD AHEAD IS GOING TO BUILD.

GREAT JOB. WE HAVE ONE ITEM LEFT ON THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND IT'S AN EXCITING ITEM.

IT'S THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER AND THEIR STRATEGIC PLAN FROM THE CAMPUS.

WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND ALSO TO MICHELLE MARKS. THANK YOU.

>> BOTH WERE VERY THRILLED THAT CHANCELLOR MARKS HAS HIT THE GROUND RUNNING IN SO MANY WAYS.

ONE OF THOSE IS CREATING A STRATEGIC PLAN THAT YOU WILL HEAR FROM HER IN JUST A SECOND, HAS HAD A WIDE DEGREE OF INPUT FROM ACROSS THE CAMPUS, WHICH IS VITAL TO ANY STRATEGIC PLAN.

WITHOUT ANY FURTHER A DO TURN IT OVER TO THE CHANCELLOR MARKS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I ALSO WANT TO INTRODUCE MY COLLEAGUES, DEAN MARTIN DUNN WHO CHAIRED OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, WILL BE SHARING THE PLAN WITH YOU.

HE AND I WILL BE SHARING THE PLAN WITH YOU TODAY.

ALSO MITCH MOORCROFT WILL BE RUNNING THE SLIDES TODAY.

HE WAS THE GLUE, THE HUB FOR THIS ENTIRE PROCESS HERE AT CU DENVER.

I ALSO JUST WANT TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT OF THE PLAN THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND TEAM PRESENTED.

ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE WENT THROUGH THIS CAMPUS CLEANING PROCESS IS TO BE IT'S JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS SHORT OF ME BEING HERE A YEAR NOW.

I HAVE OBSERVED THAT THE STRENGTH OF THE CU, ECOSYSTEM IS REALLY THE DIFFERENTIATION OF OUR DISTINCT CAMPUSES AND HOW WE COME TOGETHER TO SERVE COLORADO IS MORE THAN THE SOME OF OUR PARTS AND GETTING TO KNOW THE OTHER CHANCELLORS AND CAMPUSES SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, IT'S JUST BEEN AMAZING.

FRANKLY THE RANGE AND THE REACH AND THE BREADTH OF WHAT WE DO AS A SYSTEM BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE DIFFERENCES ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

TODAY I'M ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO BE SHARING WITH YOU THE PRODUCT OF WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING THE LAST SIX MONTHS ON THIS CAMPUS.

YES, WE'VE BEEN DOING OTHER THINGS BESIDES MANAGING COVID.

THIS IS A 2030 PLAN.

IT'S A DECADE LONG PLAN FOR CU DENVER THAT CAPITALIZES ON THE DISTINCT ROLE WITHIN THE CU FAMILY AS THE ONLY URBAN PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY IN THE SYSTEM AND IN THE STATE.

I BELIEVE THAT THE VISION THAT OUR CAMPUS DEVELOPED WILL STRENGTHEN OUR CAMPUS AND STRENGTHEN CU OVERALL.

[01:35:01]

IN THE FALL WHEN I WAS DOING MY LISTENING TOUR, WHAT I HEARD AGAIN AND AGAIN WITH SUCH PRIDE THAT PEOPLE FEEL IN THIS PLACE AND ALSO A STRONG DESIRE TO TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

MANY PEOPLE LIKEN THE INSTITUTION TO A TEENAGER AND WE'RE GOING TO BE 50 IN A FEW YEARS OLD.

I GUESS IN UNIVERSITY YEARS THAT'S TRUE.

WHILE WE HAVE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR OPPORTUNITY AND THERE'S BEEN ENORMOUS PROGRESS THAT HAS HAPPENED HERE.

WE'RE ALSO AT AN INFLECTION POINT.

WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT OUR IDENTITY.

WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHO WE ARE GOING TO BE IN THIS NEXT PHASE.

THIS STRATEGIC PLANNING THAT EXISTS RIGHT NOW HAPPENED IN 2007 FOR THE JOINT DENVER ANSCHUTZ ENTITY AND IT'S SET TO EXPIRE OR HAVE EXPIRED IN 2020.

WE SHARE MANY STRENGTHS AND BENEFITS AS A CONSOLIDATED CAMPUS WITH UNTRUTHS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE UNIQUE STRENGTHS AND CHALLENGES THAT SET US APART.

WE BELIEVE THAT AT THIS TIME, WE NEED A CAMPUS SPECIFIC VISION AND ASPIRATION TO STRIVE FOR.

WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE HERE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU JUST SAW.

IT'S GOING TO ROLL UP. BUT IT'S NOT AT THE LEVEL OF METRICS.

THIS IS GOING TO BE A STRATEGIC VISION OF WHERE CU DENVER WANTS TO BE IN 10 YEARS.

WE ARE PAINTING THE PICTURE OF THAT FUTURE BY LEVERAGING OUR ASSETS AS CUS, MOST URBAN UNIVERSITY.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US, LESS THAN 50 YEARS OLD URBAN PUBLIC RESEARCH UNIVERSITY OFFER ACCESS TO AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION.

INCREDIBLY DIVERSE STUDENT BODY.

WE SERVE STUDENTS FOR WHOM SUCCESSES IS NOT GUARANTEED.

THE NEXUS OF ALL THESE FACTORS OUT INCREDIBLY COOL LOCATION IN DOWNTOWN DENVER.

IS WHAT WE PLAN TO LEVERAGE TO CREATE A NEW MODEL FOR HOW PUBLIC URBAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES LIKE OURS CAN LEAD TO A MORE EQUITABLE AND INNOVATIVE SOCIETY.

OUR PLAN IS DIFFERENT AND NOT ALL STRATEGIC PLANS ARE THE SAME.

WE UNDERTOOK WHAT OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS AT THIS TIME.

I WANT TO SHOW YOU A QUICK VIDEO OF THE PARTICULARLY PROUD OF THE PROCESS THAT WE USED OF THE BREADTH OF ENGAGEMENT IN OUR PARTICULAR IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

MITCH, WOULD YOU ROLL THE VIDEO.

>> TODAY WAS PRETTY JAM-PACKED DAY FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING.

>> I SHOULD HAVE PREPPED FOR THAT ONE.

>> I'M STARTING.

>> TODAY IS OUR LAST DAY OF STRATEGIC PLANNING.

>> I FEEL COMPLETELY ENERGIZED.

>> THIS IS WHAT GETS ME UP EVERY MORNING, I GET EXCITED ABOUT.

>> IN PHASE 2, WE ARE BRINGING TOGETHER EIGHT DIFFERENT WORKING GROUPS.

IT WAS IMPORTANT TO ME TO ENSURE THAT WE TOOK THE CRITICAL THEMES THAT EMERGED FROM THE LISTENING TOUR.

>> WE JUST COMPLETED SESSION 3, PHASE 2.

>> I REALLY APPRECIATE SOME OF THE BOLD STATEMENTS PEOPLE ARE MAKING.

>> IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE TO SEE ALL THE IDEAS AND THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF IDEAS THAT PEOPLE ARE COMING UP WITH.

>> WE WERE REALLY INTENTIONAL ABOUT CASTING A VERY WIDE NET, BOTH IN THE VISION TEAMS AS WELL AS IN OUR STUDENT SURVEYS.

I THINK WE THOUGHT BIG AND ADVENTUROUS ABOUT WHAT WE WANT TO ACCOMPLISH.

>> I'M PROUD THAT THESE VERY LARGE ROSTERED VISION TEAMS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WORK IN CONSTANT ONE WITH ANOTHER TO PRODUCE WHAT WE'RE ABOUT TO SEE, A REALLY SOLID VISION FOR THIS UNIVERSITY.

>> THE SKY'S THE LIMIT. WE'RE LOOKING AT SOMETHING PRETTY PIVOTAL, JUST ON A GLOBAL SCALE AND NOW WE GET TO BE A PART OF THAT.

YEAH. I'M VERY PROUD OF US.

>> TO THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND STAFF WHO'VE PARTICIPATED IN THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS THIS FAR, I WANT TO SAY, THANK YOU.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE AND WE NEED THE ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY FOR THE MARATHON, FOR THE LONG HAUL.

>> THIS IS OUR PLAN AND EVERYONE HAS A PLACE IN IT.

>> THE ENTHUSIASM, THE ENERGY, THE PASSION THAT'S BUBBLING UP, IT'S WHAT'S GOING TO REALLY MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL.

>> EXCITED TO BE A PART OF IT, EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS UNIVERSITY AND THE COMMUNITY THAT EXISTS HERE.

>> WE HAVE A LOT OF EXCITING WORK AHEAD OF US.

>> IT'S A WELCOME CHALLENGE.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT COMES NEXT.

>> THAT'S IT FOR NOW.

>> I'LL KEEP YOU POSTED BUT YOU KNOW HOW FRIDAY GOES.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

>> NOW I WANT TO INTRODUCE THE PERSON WHO SHARED OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING STEERING COMMITTEE, ENGINEER MARTIN DUNN, TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS, WHICH WE'RE SO PROUD OF.

>> WELL, THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR MARKS AND THANK YOU REGION'S PRESIDENT KENNEDY, CHANCELLOR,

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AND COLLEAGUES FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE A BIT ABOUT OUR IMPORTANT WORK WITH YOU TODAY AND I'M THRILLED TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HELP OUR CAMPUS CHARTER PATH FOR THE NEXT DECADE.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT OUR COMMUNITY DID AND DID IN SUCH REMARKABLY TRYING TIMES AND CHANCELLOR MARKS MENTIONED THEM AND TALKED A BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS.

BUT REALLY IT'S ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE THAT CAME TOGETHER IN THIS.

AS SHE MENTIONED, WE DESIGNED AN APPROACH TO RESPOND TO WHAT WE FELT OUR COMMUNITY NEEDED AT THIS TIME AND IT WAS REALLY A PROCESS THAT WAS INCLUSIVE, THAT CAPTURED THE PASSION AND INTELLECT OF OUR PEOPLE AND ACTIVATED THEIR POTENTIAL ACROSS OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY.

THAT WAS INSPIRATIONAL.

THAT IT WOULD BUILD EXCITEMENT ABOUT OUR FUTURE AND MOMENTUM FOR OUR WORK TO BE SUCCESSFUL OVER THE NEXT DECADE.

HE INTERESTINGLY, THAT IF IT REQUIRED US TO MARRY THE HUMAN ELEMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY INSISTENCE TO ENABLE US TO GENERATE THE MOST CREATIVE AND BOLD IDEAS THAT WE COULD OVER A VERY, VERY AMBITIOUS TIMELINE DURING A PANDEMIC THAT WE ALL KNOW MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO MEET FACE TO FACE.

SO I THINK THIS MAY END UP BEING THE ONLY STRATEGIC PLAN IN HISTORY THAT WAS CREATED WITHOUT SERVING A SINGLE PIECE OF FOOD, A STAPLE OF SUCH EFFORTS TODAY.

OUR APPROACH WAS UNIQUE MARRIAGE OF HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN PLUS SYSTEMS THINKING PLUS MODERN TECHNOLOGY TOOLS SUCH AS VIRTUAL WHITEBOARDS, CLOUD-BASED, DYNAMIC SURVEYS, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS TO EXTRACT AND UNDERSTAND THINGS LIKE SENTIMENT, MAJOR GROUPINGS AND CLUSTERS FOR PARTICIPANT INPUT.

WE BROUGHT OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN THREE PHASES TO CREATE OUR PLAN.

THE FIRST USED AN APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY APPROACH THAT REALLY INTENDED TO DRAW OUT A COMPELLING AND BROAD VISION FOR THE UNIVERSITY OVER THE NEXT DECADE, CENTRALLY TO POINT OUR SHIP AND GET EVERYONE ROWING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.

THE SECOND PHASE, WE CREATED EIGHT TEAMS THAT WE CALLED VISION TEAMS OF 15-20 PEOPLE THAT REPRESENTED EVERY CORNER OF OUR COMMUNITY AND ASKED THEM TO DIG DEEP INTO KEY AREAS FOR THE RESEARCHES FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S FUTURE.

THE AREAS LIKE INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE, STUDENTS SUCCESS, RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK, AND HOW TO LEVERAGE OUR LOCATION IN THE HEART OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST EXCITING CITIES.

WE ASKED THEM IN DOING SO TO ENGAGE CROSS-CUTTING QUESTIONS, SUCH AS HOW WE SECURE OUR FINANCIAL FUTURE.

THE TEAMS CREATED BOLD VISIONS FOR OUR FUTURE, ASPIRATIONAL GOALS AND COMPANION STRATEGIES.

THEY ARTICULATED WHAT SUCCESS WILL LOOK LIKE.

IN MY VIEW, THEIR WORK WAS REMARKABLE AND I INVITE YOU TO READ THEIR REPORTS THAT ARE ALL ON OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING WEBSITE.

THIS SECOND PHASE, THIS WORK SERVED ESSENTIALLY AS THE CLAY AND OF OUR THIRD PHASE IN OUR PROCESS WHERE WE TOOK THE EXPANSIVE IDEAS THAT WERE GENERATED AND SYNTHESIZED THEM INTO FIVE HIGH LEVEL GOALS AND COMPANION STRATEGIES.

WE PAINTED A PICTURE OF SUCCESS FOR EACH.

THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE SEEING TODAY.

IN THIS FINAL PHASE, WE TESTED AND CONTINUOUSLY ITERATED THROUGH SOMETHING LIKE 40 DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDER AND FOCUS GROUP SESSIONS, DRAWING FOLKS FROM ACROSS CAMPUS AND WITH EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS.

CHANCELLOR MARKS LEAD EACH OF THESE SESSIONS HERSELF AND IT WAS STRIKING TO ME TO SEE HOW THE PLAN OF ALL THEY BECAME STRONGER AND STRONGER THROUGH THESE MANY ITERATIONS.

TO CONCLUDE, I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL AND PROUD OF THE PEOPLE AND THE WORK THAT THEY DID.

WE HAD ABOUT 150 PEOPLE WHO ENGAGED IN THESE TEAMS AND RECEIVED INPUT, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE, FROM OVER 3,000 PEOPLE, AND GENERATED OVER 7,000 IDEAS DURING THIS PROCESS.

BY THE WAY, THIS AND MUCH MORE, IS THE KIND OF DATA THAT OUR TEAM IN PARALLEL HAS CAPTURED AND IS STUDYING THE PROCESS FROM A SCHOLARLY PERSPECTIVE.

JUST TO REITERATE, I THINK ONE OF MY GREATEST TAKEAWAY IS THAT THIS IS THE TYPE OF PLAN AND THE EFFORT THAT OUR COMMUNITY NEEDED AT THIS POINT AND THEY WERE EAGER TO HELP SHAPE OUR FUTURE.

THEY WANTED AND NEEDED A LEADER THAT WOULD EMPOWER THEM TO DO SO IN GEL THE WORK AND DO A WAY FORWARD AND THIS IS, IN MY VIEW, WHAT CHANCELLOR MARKS HAS DONE AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEEN ABLE TO HELP WITH THAT.

NOW I'M GOING TO TURN IT BACK TO CHANCELLOR MARKS WHO'S GOING TO LEAD US THROUGH THE GOALS OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

>> THANK YOU, MARTIN. I THINK YOU AND I WILL TAG TEAM ON THIS AND I WILL HAVE TO BE BRIEFER THAN WE WANT, BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO CONVERSATIONS STARTING THIS SUMMER WITH EACH OF YOU TO TELL YOU MORE.

OUR PLAN IS CALLED MAKING EDUCATION WORK FOR ALL, WHICH WE THINK EXPRESSES HOW WE'LL SHAPE OURSELVES INTO A UNIVERSITY THAT COLORADO AND THE NATION NEED BUT CURRENTLY LACK.

WORK FOR ALL ADDRESSES HEAD ON THE IDEA THAT FOR THE LAST SEVERAL HUNDRED YEARS, EDUCATION FRANKLY HAS NOT WORKED FOR PARTICULARLY POPULATIONS OF STUDENTS THAT WE SERVE TODAY AT CU DENVER.

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FIRST-GENERATION STUDENTS, TRANSFER STUDENTS, WORKING PARENTS, ETC.

THIS IS PART OF WHAT MAKES CU DENVER SO SPECIAL AND UNIQUE, BOTH WITHIN THE CU SYSTEM IN COLORADO.

WE ARE STRIVING TO MEET THESE LEARNERS WHERE THEY ARE TO HELP HIGHER EDUCATION FIT INTO THEIR LIVES.

NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND AND THAT IS REALLY DIFFERENT.

IN DOING SO, WE THINK IT'S GOING TO STRENGTHEN THE WHOLE SYSTEM IN OUR COMMUNITY.

IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO TODAY IS WE HAVE FIVE GOALS.

WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE HIGH LEVEL BIG GOALS AND DO A LITTLE WRAP UP AND THEN WE WILL LOOK FORWARD WHEN WE HAVE MORE TIME TO SHARING MORE OF THE SPECIFICS WITH YOU.

GOAL NUMBER ONE IS THAT CU DENVER WILL BECOME THE NATION'S FIRST EQUITY-SERVING INSTITUTION.

HER HEAD WAS ONCE AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB FOR THE PRIVILEGED FEW. THAT'S JUST TRUE.

WE AND THE NATION AND COLORADO, WE'RE WORKING HARD TO INCREASE ACCESS AND SUCCESS FOR ALL STUDENTS, BUT JUST OPENING OUR DOORS IS NOT ENOUGH.

WE FEEL THAT AS AN EMERGING HSI AND A PZ, BUT ALSO AN INSTITUTION THAT BELIEVES THAT IT'S OUR ETHOS TO SERVE STUDENTS FROM EVERYWHERE, FOR VETERANS, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, EVERYONE.

WE THINK IT'S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO BE DIVERSE.

WE HAVE TO PUT OUR DIVERSITY INTO ACTION TO CREATE CULTURALLY-ENHANCING, EDUCATIONAL, AND WORK ENVIRONMENTS AND A SENSE OF BELONGINGNESS FOR EVERYBODY.

WE WANT TO CREATE THE SAFE CAMPUS, JUST CAMPUS, INCLUSIVE CAMPUS WHERE EVERYONE CAN THRIVE. GOAL NUMBER TWO.

WE WANT TO BE THE UNIVERSITY FOR LIFE.

THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN ALL OF US HOW FAST NEW KNOWLEDGE AND SCIENCE CAN EMERGE, WHICH IS AMAZING.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT THE SHELF LIFE OF KNOWLEDGE IS GETTING SHORTER.

ALSO, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THIS LAST YEAR, PEOPLE ARE LIVING LONGER AND PEOPLE ARE ALSO CHANGING JOBS MORE OFTEN.

LEARNING, IT CANNOT JUST HAPPENED BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND A FIRST JOB.

AS LEARNERS NEED EDUCATION TO WORK IN THE PRACTICAL REALITIES OF THEIR LIVES FROM AGE 17-117, WHILE WORKING, WHILE PARENTING, WE WILL PROVIDE FLEXIBLE, STACKABLE GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS THAT MAKE SENSE TO LEARNERS, AS THEY NEED IT, WHEN THEY NEED IT, WHERE THEY NEED IT OVER THE COURSE OF THEIR LIFETIME.

MARTIN, TO YOU ON GOAL NUMBER 3.

>> THANK YOU. WELL, OUR THIRD GOAL IS ALSO AMBITIOUS, AND IT'S TO BE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN FOR OUR RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK.

IT'S AMBITIOUS AND ITS EXCITED OUR COMMUNITY GREATLY.

I THINK IT INVOLVES UPPING OUR GAME WITH RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK, BUT REALLY BY FOCUSING BOTH ON WHAT WE RESEARCH AND HOW WE DO RESEARCH.

IN DOING SO TO BUILD AN INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, BUT NOT IN EVERYTHING, BUT IN A SELECT NUMBER OF AREAS, FIVE TO BE PRECISE.

AGAIN, RECOGNIZING THAT WE CAN'T DO EVERYTHING.

WE'RE GOING TO EMPHASIZE BREAKING DOWN SILOS AS WE BUILD OUR ENTERPRISE TO FACILITATE INTERDISCIPLINARY, TEAM-BASED RESEARCH.

AGAIN FOCUSED ON SOCIETAL CHALLENGES THAT ARE MOTIVATED BY AND LEVERAGE OUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES OF LOCATION, OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CU ANSCHUTZ, AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY I'D SAY IS COLORADO'S ONLY RESEARCH UNIVERSITY THAT'S ALSO A MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTION.

WE PLAN TO CREATE AND LAUNCH A PROCESS TO START TO IDENTIFY THESE AREAS IN THE FALL AS WELL AS START TO BUILD OUR ECOSYSTEM, THE HUMAN, THE PHYSICAL, THE DIGITAL, AND THE FINANCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE, THAT'S GOING TO BE NEEDED TO CREATE THE CONDITIONS TO SUPPORT AND GROW A CONTEMPORARY INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK ENTERPRISE THAT AGAIN FOCUSES AND AMPLIFIES OUR IMPACT.

I'LL JUMP TO THE FOURTH GOAL AS WELL THAT I THINK CAN BE SAID FOR ALL OF OUR GOALS.

IT'S ALSO QUITE AMBITIOUS AND I THINK WHEN WE ACHIEVE IT, IT WILL BE GAME CHANGING.

THAT'S REALLY TO OWN OUR ROLE AS AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN DENVER.

IT'S ESSENTIALLY ABOUT LEVERAGING OUR PHYSICAL LOCATION WITH OUR FRONT DOOR TO ONE OF THE NATION'S MOST EXCITING AND EMERGING GLOBAL CITIES, AND A BACKDOOR TO COLORADO'S WONDEROUS NATURAL WORLD WITH A PURPOSEFUL APPROACH TO NEW KINDS OF PARTNERSHIPS.

EMPHASIZING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS THAT FOCUS ON POSITIVELY IMPACTING PEOPLE AND EVEN THE ECOSYSTEM.

ALL TO PURPOSEFULLY DRIVING INNOVATION BOTH WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS INSIDE THE UNIVERSITY TO ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION, INVENTION, CREATIVITY, AND GROWTH, AND IN ALL THAT WE DO IN CHANGE OUR CULTURE.

WE'LL DEFINE OUR ROLE AS AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION AND A MAJOR INSTANTIATION WILL BE TO BUILD WHAT WE'RE CALLING AN OPEN INNOVATION DISTRICT THAT CREATES SUSTAINABLE PHYSICAL SPACES,

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OPENS OUR DOORS AND OUR WINDOWS TO THE WORLD THAT CREATES POROUS BOUNDARIES BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY AND COMPANIES, THE PUBLIC SECTOR, AGENCIES, ENTREPRENEURS, AND MORE.

WHEN SUCCESSFUL, WE INTEND TO BE KNOWN FOR OUR INCLUSIVE INNOVATION MODEL THAT WORKS FOR ALL.

THAT OUR LOCATION IS SEEN AS A HUB OF INNOVATION AND THAT WE'RE AN INDISPENSABLE RESOURCE TO DENVER, TO COLORADO, AND THE REEFS IN THE REGION.

THAT WE ARE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH PARTNER, AND IN ESSENTIAL PROVIDER OF WORKFORCE TALENT TO OUR REGION.

I HAND IT BACK TO CHANCELLOR MARKS TO TALK ABOUT OUR GREATEST ASSET.

>> WE'RE SO FOCUSED ON OUR STUDENTS, BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE PEOPLE-DRIVEN ORGANIZATION AND THAT HIGH-PERFORMING ORGANIZATIONS DO THE THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING AND ARE PLANNING TO DO.

THAT WE VALUE EMPLOYEES AS PEOPLE, WE WANT TO BE A BEST PLACE TO WORK, WE WANT TO CREATE CULTURES OF EMPOWERMENT, PROVIDE CLEAR PATHWAYS FOR SUCCESS, WE WANT OUR PEOPLE AT THE CENTER.

THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY OUR GREATEST ASSET.

IN OVER THE PAST YEAR AND BEYOND, WE HAVE TRIED TO LEAD WITH THIS AND THE DECISIONS THAT WE'VE MADE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE WAY WE IMPLEMENTED THE FURLOUGHS AND ENDED THEM SOONER THAN EXPECTED, AND MANY OTHER THINGS.

THROUGH THIS STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS, THERE WERE SO MANY INCREDIBLE IDEAS THAT WERE GENERATED FROM OUR COMMUNITY AROUND INCREASING EQUITY AND TRANSPARENCY ON OUR CAMPUS.

WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS, WE'RE GOING TO PUT OUR PEOPLE AT THE CENTER, WE'RE GOING TO UNLEASH OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT AND BECOME ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK.

THOSE ARE THE BIG FIVE GOALS.

WE ARE GOING TO BE VERY BUSY.

I DO WANT TO JUST SAY ONE MORE THING ABOUT THE STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT BETWEEN OUR CAMPUS PLAN AND THE SYSTEM PLAN.

THIS IS THE SYSTEM PLAN THAT WAS PRESENTED EARLIER TODAY WITH THESE FOUR PILLARS.

AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR GOALS ALIGN TO SERVE AND SUPPORT THE SYSTEM'S EFFORTS.

WE ARE SETTING OURSELVES UP TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THESE.

I THINK THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION IS, HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THIS DONE? HOW ARE WE GOING TO PAY FOR IT? IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT FOR THIS TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THE SYSTEM LEVEL ALSO AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL, WE HAD TO START WITH A VERY BIG PICTURE AND THE LONG VIEW.

NOW THAT WE'VE PAINTED OUR PICTURE OF OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE, THIS IS A NATURAL TIME TO TRANSITION OUR THINKING FROM QUALITATIVE TO THE QUANTITATIVE.

THIS SUMMER AND FALL, WE'RE PLANNING TO SHIFT INTO IMPLEMENTATION, WHICH MEANS ESTABLISHING METRICS TO MEASURE OUR GOALS, TO ANNUALIZE OUR GOALS, TO MEASURE PROGRESS ON EACH GOAL, HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE, TO ESTABLISH PRIORITIES.

WE ALREADY HAVE SOME STRATEGIC OFF-SITE SET UP IN AUGUST TO DO JUST THIS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK AND PRESENTING MORE IN THE FUTURE.

MITCH, IF YOU COULD PULL THAT OUT, I'LL JUST MAKE A COUPLE OF CLOSING STATEMENTS.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE WHOLE CU DENVER COMMUNITY.

THIS IS STUDENTS, THIS IS FACULTY, THIS IS STAFF, THIS IS OUR ALUMNI, THIS IS OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY, THESE ARE OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, OUR DONORS, EVERYBODY WHO'S ENGAGED AND CONTRIBUTED TO THIS PROCESS.

I CHALLENGED THIS TEAM, THIS UNIVERSITY TO DREAM BIG AND IMAGINE A FUTURE THAT CAPITALIZE ON OUR STRENGTHS TO DIFFERENTIATE OUR UNIVERSITY, OUR CAMPUS IN THE PURSUIT OF A BETTER WORLD AND A BRIGHTER WORLD.

I ASK THEM TO DO IT IN A PANDEMIC, IN A COMPRESSED TIMEFRAME, AND EVERY SINGLE PERSON ROSE TO THE OCCASION, 3,000 PEOPLE CONTRIBUTED.

I AM INCREDIBLY PROUD OF MY COMMUNITY AND I CAN'T WAIT TO WORK WITH THEM TO SEE THIS THROUGH. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FROM REGENTS, COMMENTS?

>> I'LL JUST JUMP IN AND SAY THAT WAS VERY EXCITING TO SEE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, CHANCELLOR MARKS, DEAN DUNN ON THE GREAT WORK THAT YOU'VE PUT FORWARD FOR US TODAY.

WHEN I WAS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT AT CU DENVER, WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR OWN MASCOT, WE DIDN'T REALLY EVEN HAVE, I THINK A CLEAR SENSE OF WHO WE WERE AS AN INSTITUTION, WE WERE OFTEN SEEN IN THE SHADOW TOO FREQUENTLY AT THE MEDICAL CAMPUS, EVEN FROM OUR OWN ADMINISTRATORS.

TO SEE HOW FAR THIS CAMPUS HAS COME UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP AND OF LEADERSHIP OF CHANCELLOR EMERITA, DOROTHY HORRELL, IT'S INCREDIBLE AND IT'S VERY EXCITING TO SEE WHERE THE CAMPUS AND THE UNIVERSITY WILL GO FROM HERE FORWARD.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH REGENT KROLL.

>> ANYONE ELSE TO COMMENT.

>> I DO WANT TO COMMENT QUICKLY.

LEADERSHIP MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

THE DAY THAT MICHELLE MARKS CAME TO CAMPUS AND STARTED TO TALK ABOUT OUR CAMPUS IN

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WAYS THAT FOLKS HAD NOT REALLY BEEN USED TO THINKING ABOUT BEFORE, HAS UNLEASHED AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF ENERGY AND IT LINES UP SO WELL WITH NOT ONLY THE SYSTEM PRIORITIES, BUT ALSO WHAT THE REGENTS HAVE TALKED ABOUT, AT LEAST IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS, ABOUT OF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF BEING AN ANCHOR INSTITUTION.

ALL THOSE THINGS FIT SO WELL WITH WHERE WE SHOULD BE GOING AND WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING AS A UNIVERSITY SYSTEM.

I JUST WANT TO APPLAUD YOU FOR THE VISION THAT YOU'VE PROVIDED TO THE CAMPUS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ALL THE WORK WE'RE GOING TO DO TOGETHER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> ANYONE ELSE?

>> I'LL JUMP IN. I HAD TO ASK JENNIFER WHY SHE LOOKS SO HAPPY, SHE'S JUST BEEN SMILING EVER SINCE MICHELLE CAME ON AND SHE'S JUST SO EXCITED AND I CAN SEE THE EXCITEMENT WITH MICHELLE, AND MARTIN, AND JENNIFER, AND JUST THE WHOLE TEAM.

I LOVED THAT LITTLE FILM THAT YOU SHOWED WITH THE VARIOUS PEOPLE INVOLVED.

IT IS BIG, IT'S BOLD, IT'S VISIONARY, AND THE EXCITEMENT WILL HELP CARRY EVERYBODY FORWARD, SO GOOD JOB.

MICHELLE, WE ALL MET YOU AND SAW YOU IN PERSON, YOUR VERY FIRST INTERVIEW, AND THEN SINCE THEN I CERTAINLY HAVE NOT SEEN YOU IN PERSON, SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AT THE RETREAT AND THEN AT OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING.

BUT I'M PARTICULARLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN PERSON AGAIN AT THE RETREAT SOON.

>> SAME HERE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> NOW, MICHELLE. SORRY. WELL, I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM, YOUR ENTHUSIASM OVER CU DENVER IS VERY CONTAGIOUS.

I JUST, I FEEL IT EVEN THROUGH THIS ZOOM MEETING.

I'M EXCITED FOR YOU, AND FOR CU DENVER, AND FOR THE DOWNTOWN DENVER COMMUNITY.

I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE REALLY ON TRACK FOR DOING GREAT THINGS.

I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU, MICHELLE, ON YOUR FIRST YEAR AS CHANCELLOR.

YOU'RE SURE DIDN'T LET ANY DUST SETTLE, BOY, YOU CAME INTO COLORADO AND SO SO THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT, AND REALLY DURING A PANDEMIC, MY GOODNESS SAKES, IT'S PRETTY REMARKABLE.

JUST HOW MUCH YOU'VE TAKEN ON IN YOUR POSITION A YEAR AGO AS THE NEW CHANCELLOR.

TO DO IT ON, LIKE LESLEY SAID, "WHEN YOU'RE NOT EVEN ABLE TO MEET PEOPLE IN PERSON." BUT IN SPITE OF IT ALL, YOU'RE ACCOMPLISHING GREAT THINGS AND THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE FIRST I HOPE OF VERY MANY.

>> OH, WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN CRAZY, BUT I'LL TELL YOU THE FACULTY STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE UNBELIEVABLE, AND THERE WHAT'S BEHIND THIS.

>> YEAH, YOUR STAFF, THE PEOPLE OF CU DENVER ARE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND COMMITTED.

>> I WILL SHARE THE ENTHUSIASM AND EVERYTHING THAT EVERYONE SAID, BUT I THINK AS YOUR PLAN EVOLVES, I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE IN THE TERMS ''MEASURABLES'' AND ''DELIVERABLES'', IN TERMS OF HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE MAKING PROGRESS? I'M SURE YOU COULD PROBABLY TALK ABOUT THAT, AND WE WON'T DO IT NOW, BUT I'D LIKE TO SEE EXACTLY HOW YOU'RE GOING TO SEE AFTER YEAR 1 YEAR 2, YEAR 5, YEAR 10, AND WE'RE DOING IT ALL FOR STUDENTS TO BETTER THEIR EDUCATION.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THAT PART OF IT AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH IT.

>> YOU BET. LOOKING FORWARD TO SHARING IT.

>> OKAY, WELL, THAT WAS EXCITING.

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN HAS FINALLY COME TO FRUITION AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS, AND CU DENVER IT'S REALLY ON THE PATH TO SOME DIFFERENT THINGS.

NOW, THE FIRST BIG DECISION FOR REGIONS, IT'S 2:30, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE A 10-MINUTE BREAK AND COME BACK? WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE WE'RE GOING TO BE STARTING OUR COMMITTEE DISCUSSIONS RIGHT NOW.

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE 10 MINUTES AND COME BACK AND HIT IT HARD, OR YOU WANT TO JUST KEEP GOING?

>>

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>> I HEAR THREE BREAKS.

ANYONE ELSE? LET'S TAKE A BREAK.

WE'LL BE BACK AT 2:40 ACCORDING TO MY TIME.

THAT'S ABOUT NINE OR 10 MINUTES AND THEN WE'LL START WITH OUR FINANCE COMMITTEE AT THAT POINT.

>> I'LL BE READY TO ROCK, GLEN.

[G. 2:40 p.m. FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

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>> IS ALMOST EVERYONE BACK AT THIS POINT? I CAN'T TELL FROM MY SCREEN WHO IS ALL BACK OR WHO ISN'T.

SOMEBODY IS GOING TO NEED TO COACH ME A LITTLE BIT HERE.

>> IT LOOKS LIKE WE'VE GOT THE REGENTS, THE ONLY I DON'T SEE IS REGENT EVERYONE ELSE I CAN SEE.

>> OKAY.

>> HEIDI, SIR TOO. I BELIEVE.

>> THERE'S HEIDI. I SEE HEIDI.

>> LET'S MOVE ON WITH THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS. REGENT KROLL AND VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN, WE HAVE FOUR ACTION ITEMS. JACK, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THOSE OR DO YOU WANT ME TO COME BACK AND DO THOSE WHEN WE GET TO YOU?

>> NO, I GOT A PLAN.

WE WILL MOVE QUICKLY HERE.

>> OKAY. YOU'RE GOING TO DO THE VOTES IN THE MOTION.

I'M OKAY WITH THAT SO I'M

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

I'LL JUST KEEP THINGS UP WITH AN UPDATE ON HOW OUR LAST COMMITTEE WENT.

IT WAS A GREAT MEETING, WE HAD A LOT OF FOLKS IN ATTENDANCE.

FOR USUAL, WE COVERED A NUMBER OF ITEMS THAT WE APPROVED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA INCLUDING PRELIMINARY PROGRAM PLANS AND UPDATED PROGRAM PLANS FOR CERTAIN CAPITAL PROJECTS.

WE ALSO RECEIVED OUR QUARTERLY CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION REPORT AND WE HAD A REALLY INTERESTING INFORMATIONAL UPDATE FROM SENIOR DIRECTOR DONALDSON AND EMILY PARKER AROUND OUR DEFERRED MAINTENANCE AND SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

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AND WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THAT.

MOVING OVER TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE PORTION OF MEETING WE GOT OUR QUARTERLY IT PROJECT UPDATE.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE LINE OF CREDIT WHICH WE RECENTLY APPROVED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA THAT WILL ALLOW US SOME GREATER FINANCIAL FLEXIBILITY AND OUR APPROVAL OF THE REFUNDING SOME OF OUR DEBT.

THEN WE ALSO GOT A COUPLE OF INFORMATIONAL ITEM UPDATES INCLUDING A INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT UPDATE THAT REGENT GANAHL HAD ASKED FOR AND IT WAS VERY INFORMATIONAL TO THOSE OF US WHO ATTENDED.

WE ALSO SAW OUR CAMPUS BUDGET MODELS AND PROGRAM PRIORITIZATION INFORMATIONAL UPDATE.

AS ALWAYS, THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE IF YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT CU AND EVERYTHING GOING ON.

WITH THAT, WE HAVE A QUARTERLY TREASURES UPDATE AND I'VE ASKED TREASURER VU TO SPEED THIS PORTION ALONG AS WELL.

TREASURER VU, I'LL HAND IT OVER TO YOU FOR THE QUARTERLY TREASURES UPDATE.

>> THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

I WILL JUST SAY SOME HIGHLIGHTS.

THE FIRST ONE IS INVESTMENTS, WE HAVE ALMOST $3 BILLION UNDER INVESTMENT.

THERE'S REALLY NO CHANGES TO THE ASSET ALLOCATION.

YOU SEE THE QUARTERLY RETURNS ARE NORMALIZING.

THEY'RE STILL POSITIVE WHICH ARE GOOD.

BUT THE ANNUAL RETURN NUMBERS ARE REALLY THE BEST WORD TO DESCRIBE IS HISTORIC.

WE HAD 32 PERCENT IN ANNUALIZED RETURNS FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS.

THAT BEING SAID, IN THE NEXT SLIDE THAT WE HIGHLIGHTED IN THE PRESENTATION.

JUST LOOKING AT THE MARKETS, YOU CAN SEE FOR THE QUARTER THINGS ARE STARTING TO COOL DOWN ON THE FINANCIAL WORLD.

IT'S TOUGH RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE LOOKING UP FOR INFLATION AND SOME OTHER FACTORS, BUT IT MIGHT BE A GOOD THING TO GET BACK TO NORMAL.

FINALLY, LOOKING AT THE DEBT THE OTHER BIG AREA THAT WE MANAGE FOR THE SYSTEM, $1.9 BILLION REMAIN STABLE.

OUR RATINGS ARE UNCHANGED WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

THIS IS JUST A REMINDER THAT OUR RATINGS ARE JUST ONE NOTCH BELOW THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE RATINGS, WHICH IS AAA ACROSS THE BOARD.

WE'RE JUST ONE NOTCH BELOW THAT SO IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO BE.

WE HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY, BUT WE ALSO PAY FOR OUR DEBT AT VERY LOW OR VERY CHEAP INTEREST RATES.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE THEM AT THIS TIME.

>> THANK YOU, TREASURER VU.

ONE LAST CALL FOR QUESTIONS.

HEARING NONE, WE'LL MOVE RIGHT ALONG TO THE ACTION ITEM PRESENTED BY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN, OUR FISCAL YEAR 2021, 2022 OPERATING BUDGET.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I CAN GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN.

ALL RIGHT. YOU ALL SEE THAT OKAY?

>> YES.

>> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THIS IS A RECAP OF SOME OF THE INFORMATION YOU ALL HAVE ALREADY SEEN AND ALONG WITH SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENTIRE BUDGET FOR FY 22.

HERE YOU CAN SEE A STATE FUNDING UPDATE.

THIS SUMMARIZES THE CHANGES THAT HAPPENED IN STATE FUNDING FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL TO THE STATE AND TO THE LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR FOR APPROVING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

IN HERE YOU CAN SEE THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS THAT WILL BE COMING TO OUR CAMPUS AS A CU.

THERE WAS ALSO A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FINANCIAL AID AND SOME TARGETED FUNDS THAT WERE APPROVED DURING THE LAST DAYS OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO HELP US RE-ENROLL STUDENTS WHO HAVE STOPPED OUT.

THE LEGISLATURE ALSO PROVED SOME CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION DOLLARS.

WE ARE GOING TO FINALLY GET GOING ON THAT HELMS BUILDING REMODEL THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG.

THIS HAS BEEN IN THE PIPELINE FOR A LONG TIME.

HERE YOU CAN SEE A VARIETY OF CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS HAVE DIFFERENT MAINTENANCE PROJECTS THAT STATE FUNDED AT CU.

WE WERE ALSO VERY PLEASED THAT THEY FUNDED AN INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT PROJECT AT THE CAMPUSES OR ALL OF THE INSTITUTIONS AT ABOUT MOST IS OURS AND SO THAT'S GOOD FOR CU DENVER.

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HERE IS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE TOTAL CU BUDGET HAS CHANGED OVER FY 19-20.

WE COMPARE THIS TO FY 19-20 INSTEAD OF LAST YEAR JUST BECAUSE LAST YEAR WAS AN ODD YEAR AND SO IT REALLY DOESN'T GIVE YOU A GOOD IDEA OF GROWTH.

HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THE TOTAL BUDGET CHANGE COMPARED TO FY 19-20.

THE ENTIRE CU BUDGET FOR FY 22 IS ESTIMATED TO BE $5.2 BILLION.

WHEN YOU JUST LOOK AT THE OPERATING PORTION OF THAT BUDGET, WHICH IS THE PORTION OF THE BUDGET THAT SUPPORTS OUR EDUCATIONAL MISSION, YOU CAN SEE HERE HOW THOSE HAVE CHANGED AT THE CONSOLIDATED LEVEL AND BY CAMPUS.

THEN WE CAN GO THROUGH AND LOOK AT A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL IN TERMS OF WHERE THAT MONEY COMES FROM, THE $5.2 BILLION.

YOU CAN SEE THE LARGEST SINGLE FUNDING SOURCE IS HEALTH SERVICES.

THAT'S OUR MEDICAL PRACTICE.

IF YOU GO TO A CU MEDICAL PROVIDER AND WHEN YOU PAY THAT BILL, WHAT YOUR PAYING APPEARS IN THAT NUMBER.

YOU CAN SEE THAT HERE RESIDENT TUITION REVENUE AND NON-RESIDENT TUITION REVENUE.

HERE IS RESEARCH IN BLUE.

THEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE MONEY GOES, THE LARGEST SINGLE EXPENSES YOU WOULD EXPECT IS ALSO HEALTH SERVICES.

THAT'S AFTER YOU SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT TO THE DOCTOR AND THEY GET PAID.

THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE.

THEN THE LARGEST SINGLE COMPONENT AFTER THAT IS CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERAL OTHER AREAS RELATED TO STUDENTS INCLUDING STUDENT SERVICES, ACADEMIC SUPPORT, SCHOLARSHIPS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

WHEN WE LOOK AT TUITION AND FEES FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, HERE YOU CAN SEE UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TUITION FEES HAVE CHANGED AT ALL THE INSTITUTIONS AROUND COLORADO AND HOW CU COMPARES.

CU DENVER ACTUALLY HAD A TUITION FEE CHANGE OF JUST 0.4 PERCENT AND THAT WAS BECAUSE THE ILLUMINATION OF THE MANDATORY RTD FEE IN CU DENVER.

THEN WE HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOTAL BUDGET ON EACH CAMPUS.

I AM NOT GOING TO GO INTO TOO MUCH DETAIL HERE.

THIS IS AVAILABLE FOR YOU AND WE'LL BE SENDING EACH OF YOU A BUDGET BINDER WITH THIS INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN USE IT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

IF YOU NEED THIS SLICE AND DICES IN OTHER WAYS, PLEASE JUST LET ME KNOW AND I'LL BE HAPPY TO GET YOU WHAT YOU NEED FOR TOWN HALL MEETINGS OR CONSTITUENTS WHEREVER YOU NEED.

THE GRAY PORTION HERE IS THE PORTION OF THE CU BOULDER BUDGET, THAT IS THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION AT CU BOULDER.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE THAT MONEY COMES FROM, YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE CU BUDGET FUNDING SOURCE FOR THE OPERATING BUDGET AT CU BOULDER IS NON-RESIDENT TUITION.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE ENROLLMENT FORECAST AT CU BOULDER FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR AND BOULDER IS PROJECTED AT 2.4 PERCENT INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT.

THESE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS ARE BOUNCING AROUND MORE THAN THEY USUALLY DO BECAUSE IT'S JUST MORE DIFFICULT TO PREDICT THIS YEAR.

STUDENTS ARE WAITING LONGER TO MAKE THEIR DECISIONS.

THEN WHEN WE HEAD TO UCCS, HERE YOU WILL SEE THE ENTIRE UCCS BUDGET AT $337 MILLION.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT GRADE PORTION AND ASK WHERE THAT MONEY IS COMING FROM, YOU SEE THIS PICTURE.

THE LARGEST SINGLE FUNDING SOURCE OF THE OPERATING BUDGET AT UCCS IS RESIDENT TUITION, AND NON-RESIDENT TUITION IS A SIGNIFICANT SLICE AS WELL.

UCCS RELIES HEAVILY ON STATE FUNDING TO SUPPORT THEIR EDUCATIONAL MISSION.

WHEN STATE FUNDING IS STRONG, IT'S EASIER TO TAKE PRESSURE OF TUITION.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE UCCS ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS.

UCCS ACTUALLY HAS UPDATED INFORMATION HERE AND THE CAMPUS IS ESTIMATING THAT ENROLLMENT COULD BE DOWN BY AS MUCH AS WE'LL KNOW SOON AS TO WHERE IT WILL FALL IN THAT BETWEEN THREE PERCENT DOWN AND EIGHT PERCENT DOWN RANGE.

I WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE TO THE BOARD ON THAT AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

THEN, OF COURSE, THE CAMPUS WILL MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS TO THEIR BUDGET BASED UPON WHERE ENROLLMENT ENDS UP.

THEN WHEN WE HEAD TO CU DENVER.

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HERE, WE CAN SEE THAT FOR CU DENVER BUDGET AT $360 MILLION AND A VERY SIMILAR MAKEUP IN TERMS OF WHERE THE OPERATING BUDGET REVENUE COMES FROM TO UCCS.

THE PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE IS RESIDENT TUITION REVENUE.

HERE IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT-HAND CORNER YOU CAN SEE THAT CU DENVER IS ANTICIPATING ENROLLMENT DECLINE OF ABOUT 2.6 PERCENT.

>> TODD, CAN I ASK A QUICK QUESTION?

>> OF COURSE.

>> YEAH, THANK YOU. I'M JUST AN HOUR DOWN THE ROAD.

I KNOW IN PRIOR MEETINGS, CHANCELLOR MARKS AND CHANCELLOR REDDY AND OTHER PEOPLE FROM THE CAMPUSES HAVE TALKED ABOUT MOVING TO THE COMMON APP AND HOW THAT HAD PRODUCED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS.

THEN THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THAT WAS GOING TO MEAN.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THOSE DROPS, JUST MAYBE SOME UNDERSTANDING OF IS THAT DROPS IN FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT, IS IT STUDENT IS NOT RETURNING, IS IT THE RETENTION ISSUE? JUST SOMETHING AS THEY'RE COMING AND REPORTING BACK JUST TO TEASE OUT, IS IT IN THAT INITIAL FRESHMAN APPLICATION, OR IS IT IN RETENTION?

>> I THINK THAT IF WE COULD GO BACK TO UCCS AND TALK ABOUT IT AT UCCS BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT CHANCELLOR REDDY IS FACING, IS PREDICTING A YIELD BECAUSE OF THE COMMON APP.

I'LL KICK IT OVER TO HIM.

>> THANK YOU, TODD.

WE DIDN'T SPEAK OF THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE IS WHEN THE COMMON APP HAPPEN, APPLICATIONS WENT THROUGH THE ROOF BUT THE YIELD RATE MAY NOT MATCH UP TO THAT BECAUSE THEY'RE APPLYING TO SO MANY SCHOOLS, SO IT'S BECOME VERY DIFFICULT TO MAKE THOSE PREDICTIONS.

THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF THAT COMMON UPDATE AND I'M NOT SURE HOW MANY OF THE STUDENTS WILL REALLY END UP BEING ENROLLED ON THE CAMPUS, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A MUCH LARGER FUNNEL AT THE TOP, BUT THE NARROWING IS MUCH RAPID AT THE END OF THE DAY.

I THINK WE'RE TRYING TO ASSESS IT AND TRYING TO SEE HOW BEST WE CAN TO GET AHEAD OF IT.

BUT I GOT TO TELL YOU, IT IS A CHALLENGE BECAUSE OF THAT.

>> THANKS, CHANCELLOR REDDY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> TURNING TO CU ANSCHUTZ.

THE TOTAL BUDGET AT CU ANSCHUTZ IS JUST OVER $2.5 BILLION.

THE SINGLE LARGEST PORTION OF THE CU ANSCHUTZ BUDGET IS THAT HEALTH SERVICES REVENUE.

THOSE ARE THE DOLLARS THAT PEOPLE PAY FOR MEDICAL SERVICES.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE GRAY PORTION, WHICH IS THE EDUCATIONAL MISSION PORTION, PART OF A CU ANSCHUTZ BUDGET, AND YOU LOOK WHERE THAT MONEY COMES FROM.

YOU CAN SEE THAT CU ANSCHUTZ ACTUALLY RELIES QUITE HEAVILY ON STATE FUNDING FOR THEIR EDUCATIONAL MISSION.

I THINK SOMETIMES THERE'S A PERCEPTION THAT STATE FUNDING IS LESS CRITICAL AT CU ANSCHUTZ AND IT'S NOT, IT'S CRITICAL TO THE CAMPUS TO SUPPORT THEIR EDUCATIONAL MISSION.

ENROLLMENT AT CU ANSCHUTZ SLIGHT INCREASES WE USUALLY SEE.

THEN WHEN WE TURN TO SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION, WE USE THE SAME WORDS BUT THEY MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS AS SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION SO ENG OR EDUCATION GENERAL FUND BUDGET, THAT'S THE OPERATING BUDGET AT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.

THE DOLLARS IN GRAY ARE DOLLARS THAT COME FROM CAMPUSES TO SUPPORT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.

IN GOLD, AUXILIARY FUNDS, THERE ARE SEVERAL SOURCES OF REVENUE THERE.

THE PRIMARY ONE IS PRESIDENT INITIATIVE FUNDS.

THEN THE BLUE SECTION HERE, RESTRICTED FUNDS, THOSE ARE DOLLARS THAT COME FROM THE CU FOUNDATION TO THE CU SYSTEM THAT THEN GO BACK OUT TO THE CAMPUSES FOR ADVANCEMENT.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT GRAY PORTION AND WE LOOK AT WHERE THE MONEY IS BEING SPENT TO FUND THE SYSTEM OPERATION, THE LARGEST CHUNK IS ON INFORMATION SERVICES, AS IS THE CASE EVERY YEAR.

WE EXPECT THAT TO CONTINUE TO GROW IN TERMS OF THE PORTION OF THE PIE THAT IS DEDICATED TO INFORMATION SERVICES AND IT.

WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

THERE ARE NONE. THERE'S A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE ALL OF THIS.

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>> THANK YOU, TODD. GO AHEAD, NOLBERT.

>> SO MOVED.

>> NOLBERT HAS MOVED ACTION ITEM G3. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE MATTER?

>> WHAT'S THE MOTION?

>> ACTION ITEM G3 AT GOOGLE FISCAL YEAR 2021/2022 OPERATING BUDGET.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? HEARING NONE, THAT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

ALL RIGHT, TODD, SO THE NEXT ITEM IS INFORMATION ITEM 4 AND THEN BASED OF THIS INFORMATION ITEM, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL ACTION ITEMS.

>> GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I'LL SHARE MY SCREEN AGAIN.

CAN YOU ALL SEE THAT?

>> YES.

>> GREAT. OKAY. THANK YOU.

I NEGLECTED TO SEE THIS EARLIER.

I KNOW THAT YOU ALWAYS PREFER WHEN I HAVE MORE SLIDES.

SO THERE ARE VERSIONS OF BOTH OF THESE DECKS THAT ARE LONGER, THAT ARE INCLUDED AS ATTACHMENTS IN WORD DOCS THAT HAVE MORE DETAIL.

IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE AS WELL.

WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS LOOKING OUT INTO THE FUTURE.

INSTEAD OF FY '22, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT LOOKING AT FY '23 AND BEYOND.

THAT REALLY IS THE FALL TERM THAT COMES IN 2022 AND THE YEARS AFTER THAT.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE STARTED DOING A FIVE-YEAR BUDGET OUTLOOK.

WE STARTED DOING THAT A FEW YEARS AGO AT THE URGING OF REGENT BOSLEY.

WHEN WE DID THAT THIS YEAR, WE FOUND THAT IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME BUDGET GAPS WHERE REVENUES AREN'T ADEQUATE TO COVER EXPECTED EXPENDITURES OVER TIME.

WHEN WE SAW THAT, WE TRIED TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO CLOSE THAT GAP IN THE FUTURE.

SOME OF THOSE WILL IMPACT TUITION.

SO WE WANTED TO BRING THIS TO YOU TODAY SO THAT WE CAN INFORM EARLY ON IN THE PROCESS AS WE'RE RECRUITING NEW STUDENTS FOR THE FALL OF '22.

WHY DO WE HAVE THESE BUDGET GAPS IN THE FUTURE? THE REASONS ARE THINGS THAT WE'VE ALREADY DISCUSSED.

BUT THEY'RE ALL DEFINITELY HAVING AN IMPACT.

LOW STATE FUNDING COMPARED TO PEERS, OUR STUDENTS ARE NEEDING MORE SUPPORT AND MORE FINANCIAL AID.

WE ALSO HAVE INCREASED COMPETITION FOR STUDENT ENROLLMENT.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IT IN THE PAST.

AS WE ALL KNOW, THE NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IS SET TO DECLINE NATIONALLY AND IN COLORADO, WHICH WILL ACTUALLY JUST INCREASE COMPETITION AND INCREASE THE NEED FOR FINANCIAL AID TO COMPETE FOR THOSE STUDENTS.

YOU ALL HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COMMITTED TO AFFORDABILITY AND KEEPING TUITION IN CHECK.

WE JUST SAW THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND THE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES THAT WE'RE WANTING TO PURSUE.

WE BUILT INTO THESE OUT YEAR COST ESTIMATES, THE COST OF MEETING THOSE STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS.

SO WE ASSUMED THOSE EXPENSES GOING FORWARD.

WHEN WE LOOK AHEAD, THERE ARE A FEW FACTORS THAT ARE CRITICAL. ONE IS ENROLLMENT.

HERE IS A FIVE-YEAR ENROLLMENT ESTIMATE FROM EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES.

YOU CAN SEE THE DOTTED LINE ON THIS CHART.

THOSE DOTTED LINES ARE WHAT WE SUSPECT THE ENROLLMENT WILL BE IN FUTURE YEARS AT CU DENVER AND UCCS, IF WE FIND A WAY TO BUILD THE ENGINEERING BUILDING AT CU DENVER AND RENOVATE THE ENGINEERING BUILDING AT UCCS.

BOTH CAMPUSES HAVE SEEN HIGH DEMAND FOR THOSE PROGRAMS AND EXPECT TO SEE ENROLLMENT INCREASES IF THOSE BUILDINGS CAN BE ADDRESSED.

IF THIS PLAN IS APPROVED BY THE REGENTS TODAY, THOSE BUILDINGS WILL MOVE FORWARD.

HERE YOU CAN SEE AT CU BOULDER, THE BLACK LINE IS ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES OVER TIME.

WE BUILT ASSUMPTIONS INTO THIS EXPENDITURE OUTLOOKS.

FOR EXAMPLE, WE ASSUMED THAT THREE PERCENT WE ALSO HAVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EQUAL PAY ACT INSURANCE COSTS,

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THINGS LIKE THAT BUILT IN.

THE BLUE LINE IS OUR EXPECTED REVENUES.

WITH EXPECTED REVENUES, WE ASSUME THAT INFLATIONARY TUITION INCREASES EACH YEAR.

WE ALSO ASSUMED MODEST STATE FUNDING GROWTH OVER TIME.

THE DOTTED LINE IS WHERE WE EXPECT REVENUES WOULD BE, IF THE PLANS THAT WE'RE PRESENTING TODAY ARE APPROVED.

THERE'S STILL A GAP BETWEEN THE BLACK LINE AND THE DOTTED LINE, WHICH MEANS THAT WE STILL HAVE A BUDGET GAP TO ADDRESS.

SO WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU IN NOVEMBER AND TALK TO YOU MORE ABOUT HOW THE CAMPUSES PLAN TO CLOSE THAT REMAINING GAP OVER TIME.

SAME THING AT UCCS.

THE BLUE LINE IS UNDER THE BLACK LINE AND THEN THE ACTIONS WE'RE PRESENTING TODAY, WILL RESULT IN THAT DOTTED LINE.

THEN SAME THING AT CU DENVER.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE BUDGET GAP AT CU DENVER IS MORE NARROW THAN THE OTHER CAMPUSES.

SO WHAT DO WE HAVE IN MIND? TODAY WE'RE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU A FEW IDEAS TO BEGIN TO ADDRESS THIS.

ONE IS THE CREATION OF A TIERED TUITION PLAN AT CU BOULDER.

AS CU BOULDER HAS TUITION DIFFERENTIALS TODAY, THE WORD DIFFERENTIAL, I THINK, IS HIGHER ED LINGO.

THE IDEA HERE IS TO CREATE A NEW TIERED TUITION APPROACH THAT I'LL SHARE MORE INFORMATION ON IN A SECOND.

THE OTHER IS TO SET TUITION FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS AT CU BOULDER FOR THE INCOMING FRESHMEN CLASSES IN THOSE YEARS.

WE'LL BE SHARING THE PLAN WITH YOU ON THAT IN A SECOND.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT ROLLING MANDATORY FEES INTO TUITION AT CU DENVER AND UCCS.

NOW, THIS ISN'T DONE YET.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE DONE YET.

WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT HERE IN TERMS OF ROLLING FEES INTO TUITION, THAT WOULDN'T HAPPEN UNTIL FY '23, AND AFTER A CONVERSATION AT THE CAMPUS WITH THE CAMPUS STAKEHOLDERS.

BUT THE IDEA HERE IS TO IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY SO THAT FOLKS UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH IT'S GOING TO COST WHEN THEY SEE THAT TUITION NUMBER, THERE AREN'T AS MANY HIDDEN FEES AS WE'VE HEARD ABOUT.

THIS IS TO TRY TO IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY IN BILLING.

IT WILL HAVE ZERO IMPACT ON THE COST FOR STUDENTS.

THEN FINALLY, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TRYING TO, LIKE I MENTIONED EARLIER, MAKING CHANGES TO HOW WE CAN FUND THE DENVER AND UCCS ENGINEERING BUILDINGS SO THAT WE CAN REALLY GET THOSE PROJECTS GOING.

THE FIRST IDEA, THE BOULDER TEARED TUITION PROPOSAL.

WITH THIS IDEA THAT THERE WOULD BE FOUR TUITION TIERS AT CU BOULDER, THE BASE TIER AND THEN THREE ADDITIONAL TIERS.

THERE WILL BE THREE AREAS WHERE TUITION RATES WOULD CHANGE AND THIS WOULD BE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS IN THE FALL OF 2002.

ALL CONTINUING STUDENTS WOULD SEE NO IMPACT.

THE NATURAL SCIENCES WOULD BE MOVED INTO THE ENGINEERING TUITION RATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, BUT ALSO BEING MOVED INTO A DIFFERENT TIER.

MUSIC WOULD BE MOVED TO THE BASE RATE.

SOME OF YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THIS CHART, I'VE SHOWN IT BEFORE.

BUT THIS COMPARES THE COST OF PROGRAMS TO ONE ANOTHER.

IF YOU WEIGHTED THE COST OF A LOWER DIVISION LIBERAL ARTS COURSE TO THE COST OF OTHER COURSES, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SCIENCES ARE ESSENTIALLY DOUBLE THE PRICE AT THE LOWER DIVISION LEVEL AND MORE AT THE UPPER DIVISION AND THE MASTERS AND DOCTORAL LEVEL AS WELL.

WHAT'S ALSO NOTICEABLE HERE IS THAT THE SCIENCE COSTS ARE THE SAME AS THE ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE COSTS.

SO WE'RE TRYING TO CREATE A STRUCTURE WHERE THE STUDENTS IN SCIENCES PAY THE SAME RATE AS ENGINEERING STUDENTS, SO THAT THEY CAN COVER A LARGER PORTION OF THE COST OF THE PROGRAM, STILL NOT COVERING THE ENTIRE PORTION.

>> HEY, TODD. I HAD ASKED YOU A QUESTION WHEN WE MET PREVIOUSLY ABOUT THE COLLEGE MUSIC AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH

>> YEAH, I NOTICED THAT.

>> CAN YOU SPEAK TO THAT OR LET ME KNOW?

>> I HAVE SENT THAT QUESTION TO THE CAMPUS, REGENT KROLL, AND I ASKED THEM TO GET ME THE ANSWER AND THEY SAID THAT I DIDN'T NEED IT BY TODAY.

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SO I'M SORRY.

>> IT'S OKAY. LET'S JUST PUT IT IN

>> YEAH. SORRY, I WILL GET YOU THAT ANSWER.

BUT I DON'T, UNFORTUNATELY, HAVE IT FOR YOU TODAY.

AFTER IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS NEW TIERED TUITION STRUCTURE IN FY '23, SO THAT'S THE YEAR THAT STARTS WITH THE FALL '22 TERM, NONE OF THE CONTINUING STUDENTS WOULD BE AFFECTED BECAUSE THEY'RE SUBJECT TO CU BOULDER GUARANTEE.

OF THE ENTIRE STUDENT POPULATION, EIGHT PERCENT WOULD BE AFFECTED.

THOSE ARE ALL NEW STUDENTS IN FY '23, BUT NOT ALL NEW STUDENTS ARE AFFECTED.

THIS SHOWS YOU THE DETAIL.

HERE, YOU CAN SEE THAT NATURAL SCIENCES STUDENTS, WE EXPECT THERE TO BE ABOUT 1,100 NEW NATURAL SCIENCES STUDENTS IN THE FALL OF '22.

THAT'S AN ESTIMATE, OF COURSE, WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE.

BUT THEIR TUITION RATE WOULD CHANGE TO THE ENGINEERING TUITION RATE.

NATURAL SCIENCES HAVE THINGS PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY.

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN WOULD ALSO GO TO A NEW RATE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT REFLECTED HERE.

WE EXPECT THERE TO BE ABOUT 55 NEW STUDENTS COMING IN IN THAT AREA.

MUSIC COULD ACTUALLY SEE A DECLINE.

THE MUSIC STUDENTS WOULD SEE A DECLINE IN TO THE BASE RATE.

WE EXPECT THERE TO BE ABOUT 56.

COULD BE A FEW MORE, COULD BE A FEW LESS MUSIC STUDENTS.

THEN ALL THE THOSE STUDENTS THAT AREN'T SHADED, ALL THE NUMBERS THAT AREN'T SHADED WOULD SEE NO CHANGE IN TERMS OF THE TUITION RATE STRUCTURE.

IF THIS IS APPROVED, IT WILL GENERATE ABOUT $6.9 MILLION OF ADDITIONAL REVENUE AT CU BOULDER.

1.2 MILLION OF THAT WOULD BE TAKEN RIGHT OFF THE TOP TO ENSURE THAT THE NATURAL SCIENCES HAVE A SIMILAR FINANCIAL AID STRUCTURE AS THE ENGINEERING PROGRAM AT CU BOULDER.

THAT WOULD LEAVE ABOUT $5.7 MILLION THAT WOULD BE INVESTED OVER TIME IN VARIOUS PRIORITIES AT THE CAMPUS, AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE HERE.

YOU CAN SEE AN EMPHASIS ON FINANCIAL AID AND STUDENT SERVICES SO THAT WE NOT ONLY EMPHASIZE AFFORDABILITY AT CU BOULDER LIKE WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST, BUT ALSO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO GET STUDENTS OVER THE FINISH LINE SO THAT WE CAN HIT THOSE GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATE GOALS THAT WE SHARED WITH YOU EARLIER.

ALSO, OF COURSE, INVESTING IN QUALITY AND STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT CU BOULDER.

THE REASON WE'RE BRINGING THIS TO YOU NOW IS SO THAT WHEN THE CAMPUS IS OUT RECRUITING, AND THEY'RE RECRUITING NOW FOR THE FALL OF '22, WE CAN BE TRANSPARENT WITH STUDENTS AND FAMILIES ABOUT THE COST OF CU BOULDER.

NEXT IS THE CU BOULDER GUARANTEE.

YOU-ALL HAVE ALREADY VOTED AND SET TUITION FOR THE FALL OF '21.

>> TODD, BEFORE YOU MOVE INTO THAT, I DON'T KNOW IF THE CHANCELLOR IS WITH US, BUT HAS THE IMPACT BY FACULTY TO THE TIERED TUITION BEEN FAVORABLE? I GUESS I'VE ASKED THAT QUESTION.

>> YES. GLEN GALLEGOS, WE'VE MET WITH DEANS COUNCIL TO DISCUSS THE TIER TUITION AS WELL AS WITH THE UNIVERSITY EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM, UELT, THAT INCLUDES THE DEANS AS WELL AS CABINET MEMBERS AND OTHER VICE CHANCELLORS.

AS DEAN WHITE SAID IN ONE NOTE, THE CAMPUS DEANS OF THE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THIS.

>> GREAT. THAT'S SOMETIMES HARD TO GET.

THAT'S A BONUS, PHIL.

>>

>> I'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PORTION.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PORTION.

YOU-ALL ARE, OF COURSE, FAMILIAR WITH THE CU BOULDER TUITION GUARANTEE.

THE PUNCHLINE FOR THE TUITION GUARANTEE AT BOULDER IS THAT IT WORKS THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES ARE VERY GRATEFUL

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TO HAVE A PREDICTABLE COST WHEN THEY CHOOSE TO GO TO CU BOULDER.

WE HAVE SEEN POSITIVE RESULTS IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT, RETENTION, AND GRADUATION RATES SINCE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GUARANTEE.

OF COURSE, WE CAN'T SAY THAT THE GUARANTEE IS EXCLUSIVELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE POSITIVE OUTCOMES, BUT THE CAMPUS FEELS STRONGLY THAT IT'S A COMPONENT, IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THESE IMPROVED OUTCOMES.

WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING TODAY IS TO SET TUITION RATES FOR THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS AT CU BOULDER: FOR FY '23, '24, '25.

THAT'S THE FALL CLASS THAT COMES IN IN 2022, THE FALL CLASS THAT COMES IN IN 2023, AND THE ONE IN 2024.

THE REQUEST IS TO INCREASE TUITION FOR THOSE INCOMING FALL CLASSES BY $500.

THE RATE BOOK IS SET FOR FOUR YEARS ONCE THAT FRESHMEN CLASS COMES IN.

THIS WOULD ENABLE US TO TELL SOPHOMORES IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEIR FAMILIES HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO GO TO CU BOULDER.

THAT $500 INCLUDES TUITION AND MANDATORY FEES.

YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT CU BOULDER ELIMINATED PROGRAMMING COURSE FEES A FEW YEARS AGO.

THIS IS REALLY ALMOST THE ENTIRE COST OF ATTENDING AT CU BOULDER.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD A BIT LONGER, YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT WHEN WE CREATED THIS, THE GUARANTEE AT CU BOULDER, THE BOARD CHOSE TO SET TUITION FOR FOUR YEARS AT THAT TIME SO THAT THE CAMPUS COULD REALLY COMMUNICATE TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES HOW MUCH IT WAS GOING TO COST TO GO TO CU BOULDER.

IF YOU APPROVE THIS TODAY, THIS WOULD SERVE AS THE TUITION RESOLUTION FOR RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT CU BOULDER FOR THOSE YEARS.

BUT OF COURSE, THE WORLD CHANGES AND IF THE BOARD CHOOSES TO INTERVENE IN A FUTURE YEAR AND CHANGE THAT, YOU-ALL CAN, AND THAT'S ACTUALLY EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME.

THE BOARD SET IT FOR FOUR YEARS AND THEN SOME THINGS HAPPENED, AND I THINK THE BOARD ACTUALLY INTERVENED AND CHANGED THE RATE DURING TWO OF THOSE FOUR YEARS

>> THIS ISN'T A FOUR-YEAR GUARANTEE OR A THREE-YEAR GUARANTEE, IT'S SAYING IF YOU PAY $10,000 AS A FRESHMAN, THE NEXT YEAR IT'S $10,500, THE NEXT YEAR IT'S $10,100 OR $1,000.

SO IT'S $1,500 OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD.

IT DOESN'T FREEZE IT LIKE IT HAS IN THE PAST.

>> IT WOULD STILL BE FROZEN.

IF I COULD SHOW THE NEXT SLIDE, I'VE TRIED TO PUT TOGETHER A DEMONSTRATION OF THAT REACHING GALLEGOS.

HERE YOU CAN SEE HOW IT WOULD WORK IN THE FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION.

HERE IS THE TUITION FEES THAT YOU-ALL APPROVED FOR THE FALL OF '21 CLASS.

THE FALL OF '22 CLASS WOULD SEE AN INCREASE OF $500 FOR THEIR TUITION FEES, AND THEN THAT RATE WOULD BE SET FOR FOUR YEARS, GUARANTEED YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT IT WOULDN'T CHANGE FOR THOSE YEARS.

THE DOTTED LINE SHOWS WHAT THE RATE WOULD HAVE BEEN AND WHAT THE COST WOULD HAVE BEEN IF IT HAD GONE UP BY INFLATION EACH YEAR.

IN THE FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION, IT'S GOING UP BY SLIGHTLY MORE THAN INFLATION, BUT OVER TIME, IT SAVES A STUDENT MONEY COMPARED TO INFLATION.

FOR THIS EXAMPLE, AND THIS ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT THE INFLATION RATE REALLY IS, SOME PEOPLE THINK MY INFLATION ESTIMATES ARE TOO LOW, BUT IF THESE INFLATION ESTIMATES WERE TO HAPPEN, THE STUDENT AND THEIR FAMILY WOULD SAVE ABOUT $1,300 OVER THAT PERIOD OF TIME.

OF COURSE, IF INFLATION WAS HIGHER, THE SAVINGS TO THE STUDENT WOULD BE GREATER COMPARED TO INFLATION.

I HAVE TWO OTHER PICTURES LIKE THIS, THEY'RE ACTUALLY IN THE LONG DECK.

I TOOK THEM OUT OF THIS ONE TO TRY TO MAKE IT SHORTER, BUT IT SHOWS HOW THIS WOULD WORK INCREMENTAL OVER TIME FOR THOSE INCOMING FRESHMEN CLASSES.

BUT THEY LOOK THE SAME, THEY'RE JUST FUTURE YEARS.

THIS WOULD BE SETTING RATES FOR THE TUITION GUARANTEED FOR THOSE THREE ADDITIONAL YEARS.

>> TODD, IF I MAY JUST ADD ONE THING VERY QUICKLY.

I DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT THIS WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT

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THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND LOOKING AT GRADUATION RATES, AND IT'S ON THE ONE SLIDE.

BUT I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE BOARD ASKED THE BOULDER CAMPUS THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AGO TO REALLY LOOK AT INCREASING FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATES, NOT JUST THE SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATES.

THOSE FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATES HAVE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY AT THE SAME TIME THAT WE HAVE GUARANTEED TUITION.

AS TODD SAID, THERE'S NOT A CAUSE AND EFFECT, BUT THERE'S CERTAINLY A CORRELATION THAT WE COULD MAKE WHERE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS KNOW THAT AFTER FOUR YEARS, THEIR TUITION IS GOING TO JUMP TO THE INCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S ONE OF THE MAJOR FACTORS OF SEEING THAT INCREASE IN FOUR-YEAR GRADUATION RATES.

>> OKAY.

THE NEXT PART OF THE PROPOSAL THAT WE HAVE FOR YOU TODAY IS THIS IDEA OF EARLY MANDATORY FEES INTO TUITION AT CU DENVER, AND UCCS.

NOW, OF COURSE, WHEN THIS WILL REQUIRE A CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS, AND WHAT WE'VE HEARD OVER TIME IS THAT STUDENTS, AND FAMILIES ARE SOMETIMES FRUSTRATED THAT WHEN THEY SEE THAT TUITION BILL, THAT THEY DON'T SEE THE SOME OF THE FEES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

THE IDEA HERE IS TO ROLL SOME OF THOSE FEES INTO TUITION.

THEY WOULD HAVE A NET ZERO IMPACT ON STUDENTS, THEY TRY THAT TO PROVIDE MORE COST TRANSPARENCY TO STUDENTS, AND FAMILIES WHEN THEY'RE CONSIDERING A DEGREE FROM CU DENVER AND UCCS.

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE? CU DENVER, THERE ARE THREE FEES IN PARTICULAR THAT YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT WOULD BE ELIMINATED, AND THOSE FEES WOULD BE ROLLED INTO TUITION.

THE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED IN THE CAMPUS, THESE ARE NOT OPTIONAL THINGS.

I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE POINTS IS THAT THESE AREN'T OPTIONAL THINGS.

WHY HAVE A FEE? IT SHOULD JUST BE PART OF TUITION.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THAT THE FEES BEING ROLLED INTO TUITION, AND THAT THE FEES WOULD BE ELIMINATED, AND THE NET IMPACT ON THE STUDENT IS ZERO.

IT HAD NO IMPACT ON TUITION OR THE COST.

BUT HOPEFULLY IT'LL IMPROVE TRANSPARENCY.

AT UCCS SAME THING.

UCCS IS LOOKING AT ELIMINATING TWO FEES, AND ROLLING THOSE INTO TUITION.

ONCE AGAIN, YOU CAN SEE HERE ZERO IMPACT ON STUDENTS.

THIS WOULDN'T BE IMPLEMENTED UNTIL THE FALL OF '22, AND THERE WILL BE A CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTATION.

I SHOULD HAVE NOTED THAT EARLIER THAT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING THE REMAINING BUDGET GAP, THAT ISN'T ADDRESSED BY THIS ON THE CAMPUSES, THAT'S GOING TO REQUIRE CAMPUS CONVERSATION, AND THAT WILL END.

SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS, AND THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY WILL BE INVOLVED IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT, WHEN I'M PRESENTING HERE IN TERMS OF THE LONG-TERM BUDGET GAP, IT'S AN ESTIMATE.

WHAT WE KNOW FOR SURE IS THAT THINGS WILL CHANGE.

WE'VE DEFINITELY LEARNT THAT WHEN SOMETHING, AND WE WILL PRESENT PLANS TO YOU IN NOVEMBER, BUT THOSE PLANS WILL PROBABLY CHANGE TOO OVER TIME AS CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO BRING OUR BEST WORK TO YOU TO SHOW YOU HOW WE THINK THOSE GAPS CAN BE ADDRESSED.

FINALLY, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE ARE EXCITED IF THIS PLAN IS APPROVED TO GET GOING ON THE DENVER ENGINEERING, AND UCCS ENGINEERING PROJECTS.

WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR TODAY IS PERMISSION TO HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN HOW WE FUND THOSE PROJECTS.

WE WOULD OF COURSE, PREFER STATE FUNDING TO BUILD THESE BUILDINGS.

BUT WE KNOW THAT IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO GET SOME FUNDING APPROVED FOR LLMS, AND WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL.

BUT THE CAMPUSES FEEL STRONGLY THAT THESE BUILDINGS ARE NEEDED RIGHT NOW IN ORDER TO MEET THE ENROLLMENT NEEDS IN THE CAMPUS, AND TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THAT EXPRESS INTEREST IN THESE PROGRAMS. WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR TODAY IS TO ESSENTIALLY PROVIDE MORE FLEXIBILITY SO THAT WE CAN APPLY OTHER REVENUE SOURCES FOR THESE BUILDINGS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS,

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AND WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT SHIFTING INTERNAL RESOURCES AROUND SO THAT UCCS, AND DENVER RECEIVE MORE FUNDING, AND MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO COVER THE COSTS OF THESE ADDITIONAL BUILDINGS.

THE DENVER ENGINEERING BUILDING IS OF COURSE WOULD BE NEW CONSTRUCTION, BUT UCCS ENGINEERING BUILDING IS A RENOVATION.

WHILE THE DENVER ENGINEERING BUILDING IS NEW CONSTRUCTION, IT WOULD FREE UP SOME CERTAINLY NEEDED SPACE IN NORTH CLASSROOM AS WELL, AND THOSE PORTION OF THE NORTH CLASSROOM BUILDING IS NOT MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE ENGINEERING PROGRAM AT CU DENVER.

>>

>> WELL, THEY TOOK THAT SLIDE OUT TOO BUT IT SEEM ALONG DAY, CAN BOARD DOCS, AND I WILL LOOK AT IT.

>> GOING, YOU REALLY DID TAKE OUT SOME POINTS

>>

>> I KNOW I'M FAMILIAR HERE.

>> LET ME RECALL. GO AHEAD.

>> THAT THE CURRENT APPROVAL FROM THE BOARD IS FOR $21 MILLION OF CASH FUNDING, AND ABOUT $60 MILLION OF STATE FUNDING.

THIS WOULD GIVE US MORE FLEXIBILITY.

IF WE COULD IDENTIFY PARTNERSHIPS, AND AS WE MOVE INTERNAL FUNDING AROUND, IT WOULD ALLOW US TO FUND THAT PROJECT WITH MORE INTERNAL RESOURCES.

AT UCCS, THE RENOVATION OF THE UCCS ENGINEERING BUILDING IS $38 MILLION.

THE CURRENT APPROVAL FROM THE BOARD IS TO FIND ALL OF THAT EXCLUSIVELY WITH STATE FUNDS.

WE WILL BE VERY GRATEFUL TO THE STATE FOR THAT.

WE KNOW THE LIKELIHOOD OF THAT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON, AND WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR TODAY'S MORE FLEXIBILITY AROUND THAT AS WELL.

>> EFFICIENT REGIONS RAISES THIS QUESTION, I THOUGHT WE'D GET SOME HELP FROM THE FOUNDATION, ON THE UCCS PROJECT.

>> THAT HELP US FOR THE UCCS ENGINEERING ANNEX, AND

>> THANK YOU.

>> THEN WE TALKED ABOUT THE INTERNAL RESOURCE ALLOCATION, WHICH AT UCCS IN DENVER WILL HELP CLOSE THE BUDGET GAP AS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER.

OUR REQUEST OF YOU TODAY, WE HAVE TWO RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION TODAY.

THE FIRST RESOLUTION WILL ALLOW IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CU OLDER TUITION TIERED APPROACH THAT I DESCRIBED, ALONG WITH THE AUTHORITY IN DENVER UCCS, TO ROLL MANDATORY FEES INTO TUITION.

BOTH OF THOSE THINGS WOULD HAPPEN IN FY23.

THE FALL OF '22 WOULD BE THE FIRST YEAR THAT WOULD GO INTO EFFECT.

WE'RE ALSO ASKING FOR PERMISSION IN THAT RESOLUTION TO HAVE MORE FUNDING SOURCE FLEXIBILITY FOR THE CU DENVER, AND UCCS ENGINEERING BUILDINGS.

ONE NOTE IS THAT WE WOULD BE MOST GRATEFUL FOR YOUR APPROVAL TODAY.

IT'S NOT THE FINAL APPROVAL, SO THESE CHANGES THAT TEAR TUITION STRUCTURE, AND THE FEE CHANGE WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE APPROVED THROUGH THE LONG BUILT DURING THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

WE WOULD WORK WITH THE JVC, AND THE LEGISLATURE, AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THAT, TO TRY TO GET THAT INCLUDED IN A LONG BILL.

HISTORICALLY, WHEN THE BOARD IS ACTIVE, THE LEGISLATURE IS HONORED THE REGION THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE LAST TIME WE HAD AN ACTION ON THE CU BOULDER GUARANTEE.

THE SECOND RESOLUTION WOULD BE APPROVAL OF THOSE ADDITIONAL TUITION RATE YEARS FOR THE CU BOULDER GUARANTEE, AND WITHOUT APPROVAL, THEN WE COULD COMMUNICATE TO SUPPORTS, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS, HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO GET A CU BOULDER DEGREE.

THEN GIVE FAMILIES MORE PREDICTABILITY, BUT ALSO GIVE THE CAMPUS MORE PREDICTABILITY SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS AS WELL.

THEN AFTER ALL OF THIS IS DONE,

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THERE ARE NEXT STEPS.

I'M SORRY, I'M GOING BACK FOR ONE SECOND, AND THE LAST THING THAT I MENTIONED ON THE GUARANTEE THAT TOO WILL REQUIRE PERMISSION, IN THE LONGER OF NEXT YEAR.

FINALLY, WE'LL BE COMING BACK TO YOU IN NOVEMBER, AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE CAMPUS PLANS TO CLOSE THAT REMAINING BUDGET GAP.

THE CAMPUSES WILL ALSO BE ENGAGED IN THE CAMPUS COMMUNITIES.

NOT JUST THIS YEAR, BUT OVER TIME BECAUSE THINGS WILL CHANGE OVER TIME.

ONE THING IS CLEAR, WELL, MY PICTURE SHOW THE BLACK LINE BEING OVER THE BLUE LINE.

IN REALITY, THE BLACK LINE WILL NEVER BE OVER THE BLUE LINE BECAUSE WE BALANCE OUR BUDGET EVERY YEAR.

WHAT WE'RE BRINGING TO YOU TODAY IS A PROACTIVE APPROACH THAT WE CAN PLAN OVER TIME, SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE JOKES IN THE SYSTEM, AND TRY TO HAVE A MORE THOUGHTFUL APPROACH, AND IN MORE INTENTIONAL APPROACH TO BALANCING OUR BUDGET OVER TIME.

>> THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO UNDERSTAND BEFORE WE CALL FOR VOTE ON THIS?

>> NO, THAT'S ALL I HAD. THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

>> I'M SORRY.

>> NO, GO AHEAD.

>> I WAS GOING TO MOVE FROM ITEM G6 TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF ITEM G6.

>> CAN WE DO G5 FIRST, WE HAVEN'T DONE IT YET.

>> YEAH. SORRY.

>> SECOND.

>> I'LL JUST ASSUME SUE HAS BEEN OKAY WITH MOVING ACTION ITEM G5 AND NOLBERT HAS SECONDED THAT.

I THINK THAT THERE ARE SOME AGENTS THAT ROLL CALL VOTE ON THIS JUST TO MAKE SURE.

IF THERE'S ANY DISCUSSION, WE'LL TAKE THAT NOW TOO.

>> JACK, JUST TO BE CLEAR, G5 IS PROPOSED RESOLUTION 1 ON TODD'S SLIDE, CORRECT?

>> TODD, THAT'S CORRECT, RIGHT?

>> I ASSUME IT'S IN ORDER. YOUR FIRST PROPOSED SOLUTION, TODD, IS G5, THE SECOND PROPOSED SOLUTION IS G6, CORRECT?

>> I BELIEVE THAT'S CORRECT.

I DON'T HAVE THE AGENDA RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW, ON MY SCREEN.

>> THAT IS CORRECT

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> READ THE RESOLUTION AS YOU REFER TO AS G5 OR G6

>> YES.

>> I'M HAPPY TO DO THAT.

ACTION ITEM G5 IS OUTYEAR BUDGET ACTION CLAIM.

RESOLVED IN FY '22, '23, THE BOULDER CAMPUS SHALL RESTRUCTURE ITS UNDERGRADUATE TUITION TIERS FOR FIRST-TIME STUDENTS TO BETTER ALIGN WITH PROGRAMMING COSTS, MAINTAIN A COLONY OF PROGRAMS AND INCREASED CAMPUS INVESTMENTS IN STUDENT ACCESS AND SUCCESS FOR THEIR FOLLOWING TIERS, BASED TUITION RATE FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, ARTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN, ETC., ETC.

>> YOU CAN READ IT ON BOARD DOCS.

>> IF IT WOULD BE HELPFUL, REGENT GALLEGOS, I COULD SHARE THE SCREEN ONE MORE TIME

>> THAT'S A GOOD CALL BECAUSE I'M NOT GOING TO READ THAT WHOLE THING.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF READING THERE.

G5 IS THIS, AND THAT'S WHAT'S INCLUDED IN G5.

THEN THE G6 HAS ONE ISSUE IN IT, WHICH IS THIS.

>> ALL RIGHT. IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO APPROVE ACTION ITEM G5 WHICH IS FIRST PROPOSED RESOLUTION LISTED ON THE SCREEN.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM?

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>> WELL, I THINK THE MANDATORY FEES INTO TUITION, THAT'S NOT REAL MONEY THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THERE.

THEN THE CU DENVER AND UCCS ENGINEERING FUNDING SOURCE FLEXIBILITY, WE'RE BEING ASKED AT THE TIME WHEN WE'RE COMING BACK FROM A PANDEMIC, BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME.

I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF THERE THAT SAYS MAYBE THEY WON'T COME.

>> HEY, GLEN. I HAVE THE SAME CONCERN IN THE COMMITTEE.

WHAT THIS REALLY DOES IS IT JUST OPENS UP THE ABILITY OR THE DIFFERENT METHODOLOGIES TO FUND IT.

IT'S NOT SAYING THAT WE ARE THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING. IS THAT RIGHT, JACK AND TODD?

>> I THINK IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING

>> THAT'S RIGHT. TO THE EXTENT TO WHICH THESE BUILDINGS ARE FUNDED,

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THAT IS ISSUED IN THE FUTURE TO FUND THESE BUILDINGS, I WOULD HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE BOARD AND WE WOULD BRING OUT TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THEN TO THE FULL BOARD FOR APPROVAL OF THAT.

BUT THE CHANCELLORS, AND I'M HAPPY FOR CHANCELLOR MARKS TO SPEAK TO THIS ALSO, HAVE SOME CREATIVE IDEAS FOR GETTING THESE BUILDINGS GOING, INVOLVING PARTNERSHIPS WITH PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO SHARE THE COST.

IF IT'D BE HELPFUL, I'M SURE SHE'S HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THAT, IF YOU'D LIKE.

OR IF YOU DON'T NEED THAT, WE DON'T NEED TO TALK

>> I THINK IT JUST OFFERS FLEXIBILITY FOR US TO BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE INSTEAD OF SIMPLY WAITING FOR STATE FUNDING.

I'VE BEEN AT CU DENVER FOR 5 1/2 YEARS.

WE'D BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR 5 1/2 YEARS.

IT JUST NEVER HAPPENS.

I THINK HAVING THAT FLEXIBILITY IS A GOOD IDEA.

THEN THE MANDATORY COST, THAT'S TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.

THAT'S WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD HAVE IS AN IDEA OF WHAT THEY'RE REALLY GOING TO PAY BECAUSE IT'S LIKE, WELL, IT'S THIS MUCH, BUT YOU REALLY NEED, SAY, 2,000 MORE DOLLARS, BUT THAT'S A MOVING TARGET.

I THINK THEY'RE ALL GOOD PROPOSALS IN MY BOOK.

>> ON THE MANDATORY FEES FRONT AND ROLLING THAT INTO TUITION, WHAT I ABSOLUTELY DON'T WANT TO SEE, THOUGH, IS THE CAMPUS IS COMING BACK TO US IN SOME FUTURE, NEXT YEAR, THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, AND ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT THE THINGS WE ROLLED IN TO THIS TUITION.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE OKAY.

I'LL CALL FOLKS TO THE CARPET ON THAT ONE.

BUT SO LONG AS WE ARE TRULY LIVING UP TO WHAT THOSE FUNDING SOURCES ARE GOING TO, I'LL BE OKAY WITH THIS.

>> ABSOLUTELY. I ACTUALLY HAD THAT CONVERSATION WITH THE CAMPUS AS WELL AND THEY ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT THAT IS NOT GOING TO COME BACK.

>> THE OTHER THING IS THAT COME THIS FALL, YOU'RE GOING TO BE GETTING TOGETHER WITH CAMPUSES AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT WAYS TO CUT THEIR COSTS AND LIVE MORE WITHIN THERE.

I MEAN, IF YOU'RE DROPPING THEIR FEES ALREADY THE LOOK FOR WAYS TO BE MORE COST CUTTING OR WHENEVER.

IT SEEMS TO ME LIKE THIS IS A LITTLE BIT PREMATURE IN TERMS OF THAT NEXT ACTIVITY.

>> THE CAMPUSES WILL HAVE COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH SHARED GOVERNANCE ON HOW TO ADDRESS THAT REMAINING GAP.

WE HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET FOR YOU FOR FY '22 AND IT'S GOOD TO GO AND YOU JUST APPROVED IT.

THIS IS LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE.

WE THINK THAT WE HAVE TIME TO THOUGHTFULLY HAVE THAT CONVERSATION ON THE CAMPUSES TO ENSURE THE LONG-TERM BALANCED BUDGETS.

WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO BY BRINGING THIS TO YOU NOW IS PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY TO STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN THE FUTURE AS WELL.

WE KNOW THAT FAMILIES ARE ALREADY PLANNING FOR COLLEGE AND FOR THE FALL OF '22 AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH THEM ON THE COST.

WE DON'T WANT THERE TO BE A PERCEPTION.

IF WE DO LAST MINUTE CHANGES, FOLKS DON'T APPRECIATE IT.

THIS GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO PLAN AHEAD FOR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS AS WELL.

>> BUT REGENT GALLEGOS, THIS DOES NOT REDUCE THE FLEXIBILITY TO HAVE THOSE CAMPUS CONVERSATIONS TO ACHIEVE COST SAVINGS OVER TIME.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, SO WE HAD TO PROBABLY VOTE ON IT.

>> ALL RIGHT. GIVING GLEN'S DESIRE TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD, ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE WE DO A ROLL CALL VOTE ON THIS ONE? HEARING NONE. EFFIE, WILL YOU CALL THE ROLL?

>> YES. REGENT CHAVEZ?

>> YES.

>>

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>> YES.

>> REGENT HILL?

>> YES.

>> REGENT KROLL?

>> YES.

>> REGENT RENNISON?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SHARKEY?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SMITH?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SPIEGEL?

>> YES.

>> CHAIR GALLEGOS?

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>> YES.

>> GREAT.

>> ALL RIGHT. IT SEEMS LIKE THAT PASSED.

WE'LL MOVE NOW IF I CAN GET A MOTION ON ACTION ITEM G6 WHICH IS THE OUT YEAR CU BOULDER TUITION AND MANDATORY FEE GUARANTEE PLAN.

THIS IS IN EFFECT OUR RESOLUTION UNLESS THE BOARD DECIDES TO REVISIT IT ON TUITION RATES FOR THE BOULDER CAMPUS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS.

>> SO MOVED. GO AHEAD, CALLIE.

>> MOVED BY REGENT RENNISON AND SECONDED BY REGENT SHARKEY.

NOW, WE'LL OPEN THE FLOOR FOR DISCUSSION IF THERE IS ANY.

HEARING NO DISCUSSION.

EFFIE, WILL YOU CALL THE ROLL AGAIN ON THIS ONE?

>> YES. REGENT CHAVEZ?

>> YES.

>> REGENT GANAHL?

>> WHILE I APPRECIATE THE STRUCTURE AND THE PLAN GOING FORWARD, I DON'T APPROVE OF ANY TUITION INCREASES, SO NO.

>> REGENT HILL?

>> I WOULD ECHO THAT SENTIMENT. NO.

>> REGENT KROLL?

>> YES.

>> REGENT RENNISON?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SHARKEY?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SMITH?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SPIEGEL?

>> YES.

>> CHAIR GALLEGOS.

>>

>> GREAT. THAT PASSES SEVEN TO TWO.

>> HEY, GLEN, CAN I MAKE A QUICK COMMENT.

>> YES.

>> ON ACTION ITEM NUMBER 2, I JUST WANT TO QUICKLY THANK TODD AND HIS TEAM.

I KNOW SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT ANIMATED THE SECOND ITEM OR THE ONE WE JUST VOTED ON FIRST.

IN PARTICULAR, THE CONVERSATION STARTED AT LEAST IN AUGUST OF 2019.

I KNOW I'VE PERSONALLY HAD LITERALLY DOZENS OF CONVERSATIONS WITH TODD AND HIS TEAM, I KNOW OTHERS HAVE AS WELL.

I THINK IT'S A GOOD MILESTONE FOR THE SYSTEM.

I JUST WANT TO THANK HIM FOR THAT.

>> THANK YOU, REGENT HILL.

>> WELL, GLEN, THAT CONCLUDES ALL OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEMS, AND WE'RE 30 MINUTES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE FOR IT FOR THE BOARD.

I'LL KICK THINGS BACK OVER TO YOU.

>> OKAY. APPRECIATE IT, REGENT KROLL.

TODD, NICE JOB, AND IT DOES LOOK LIKE WE ARE PLANNING AHEAD AS MUCH AS WE CAN.

THE NEXT ITEM IS THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, AND THAT'S REGENT COMMITTEE CHAIR, HEIDI GANAHL, AND AGNESSA VARTANOVA.

HEIDI, IT'S ALL YOURS.

>> THANK YOU. THE AUDIT COMMITTEE MET ON JUNE 9TH, 2021.

BKD PRESENTED THE PLAN AND TIMELINES FOR THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL COMPLIANCE AUDIT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30TH, 2021.

IN ADDITION TO THE FINANCIAL AUDIT, BKDS ENGAGEMENT WILL INCLUDE CERTAIN AGREED-UPON PROCEDURES RELATED TO NCAA COMPLIANCE, AND SELECTED AREAS AT THE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID, CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND, AND EDUCATION STABILIZATION FUND.

THE UNIVERSITY CONTROLLER BUG KILLER PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE UNIVERSITY FINANCIALS FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31ST, 2021.

[K. 4:50 p.m. BOARD OF REGENTS DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

DURING THE MEETING, THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED AND APPROVED THE ANNUAL INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022.

DEVELOPING THE PLAN, INTERNAL AUDIT TOOK INTO CONSIDERATION UNIVERSITY'S STRATEGIC PLAN AND OBJECTIVES.

HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGING RISKS, MANAGEMENT INPUT, AND CUMULATIVE AUDIT KNOWLEDGE FROM PRIOR PROJECTS.

THE PLAN WAS BALANCED AGAINST THE SIZE OF OPERATIONS OR RISKS APPLICABLE TO EACH CAMPUS AS WELL AS THE CAPACITY OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT TEAM.

THE 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.

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER WERE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

MOST OF THE CHANGES WERE STRUCTURAL IN NATURE AND REALIGN CERTAIN SECTIONS, REMOVING REDUNDANCIES, AND STREAMLINING THE CONTENT.

THE ADDITION OF THE MISSION AND SCOPE OF WORK SECTION INCLUDED ENHANCED ENGAGEMENT DEFINITIONS.

THE ASSURANCE AND CONSULTING ENGAGEMENT DEFINITIONS HAVE BEEN ALIGNED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES FRAMEWORK, AND THE INVESTIGATION'S DEFINITION HAS BEEN AUGMENTED WITH THE CITATION OF THE RELEVANT REGENT POLICY AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY STATEMENT REFERENCES.

THE ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY SECTION SAW ADDITIONS OF THE CU ETHICS HOTLINE MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS MONITORING OF MANAGEMENT ACTION PLAN IMPLEMENTATION, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE QUALITY ASSURANCE AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, BOTH OF WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR THE PRACTICE OF INTERNAL AUDITING BY THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS.

THE STRUCTURE SECTION IN THE CURRENT VERSION WAS REDUNDANT OF THE INDEPENDENT SECTION AND WAS STREAMLINED IN THE PROPOSED DRAFT.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL AUDITORS CORE PRINCIPLES WAS ADDED TO THE STANDARD SECTION, AND ACCESS AND LIMITATIONS SECTIONS WERE COMBINED INTO AUTHORITY SECTION FOR SIMPLICITY.

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THE UPDATED INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE FULL BOARD OF REGIONS FOR A VOTE TODAY AT THE JUNE 17TH MEETING.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THE INCIDENTS REPORTED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S ETHICS LINE OVER THE LAST QUARTER.

THE UNIVERSITY TREASURER, TONY VU, SHARE AN UPDATE ON THE DISCLOSURE IS PROVIDED TO EXTERNAL ANALYSTS AND OTHER PARTIES.

THE ACTIVITY WE'VE NOTED WAS CONSISTENT WITH PAST REPORTS.

THE COMMITTEE WILL MEET NEXT ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2021.

AS ALWAYS, WE WELCOME ANY FEEDBACK OR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WORK OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OR THE INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT.

I HAVE TO GIVE KUDOS TO AGNESSA, SHE'S JUST DOING A FANTASTIC JOB IN MAKING OUR JOB A LOT EASIER. THANK YOU.

>> CAN WE DISCUSS BEFORE YOU CALL THE VOTE, HEIDI?

>> ABSOLUTELY. I WAS GOING TO TOSS THAT OVER TO AGNESSA, OR SHOULD I GO AHEAD AND HANDLE THAT?

>> WELL, YOU MEAN THE VOTE? YOU CAN HAVE A READ OR WRITE OR I CAN HANDLE IT, BUT IF AGNESSA WANTS TO

>> I'LL LET YOU TAKE IT, GLEN.

>> I ATTENDED THAT AUDIT MEETING BECAUSE IT DIDN'T LOOK THERE ARE GOING TO BE ENOUGH REGENTS.

I HAD MY EYES OPEN PRETTY WIDE.

IN FACT, MY VOTE WOULD GO TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE FOR BEING THE MOST INTERESTING COMMITTEE THAT WE HAVE GOING RIGHT NOW.

I MEAN, THERE WAS SOME HEAVY-HITTING STUFF THERE, AND THE THING THAT IMPRESSED ME THE MOST IS THAT THE RISK STUDY BY CAMPUS.

I THINK IF REGENTS HAVEN'T READ THAT, THEY SHOULD, OR AT SOME POINT IN TIME, MAYBE AGNESSA NEEDS TO TAKE 15 OR 20 OR 30 MINUTES AND PRESENT THAT AND HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH IT BECAUSE WE'VE OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT ARE OUR RISKS.

WELL, I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE THAT MAYBE THEY'RE NOT ALL THERE BUT THERE'S A PROCESS FOR DOING IT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS PRETTY GOOD AND PRETTY INTERESTING AS WELL.

IF ANYBODY ELSE WANTS TO WEIGH IN ON THAT, PLEASE DO.

AGNESSA, IF YOU NEED TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS, PLEASE DO SO.

>> THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMENTS AND I APPRECIATE THE FEEDBACK.

WE HAVE A FANTASTIC COMMITTEE WHO'S VERY ENGAGED AND THOUGHTFUL, AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO SERVE THE UNIVERSITY.

>> HEIDI, ANYTHING ELSE BEFORE WE BRING IT TO VOTE?

>> I DON'T THINK SO.

>> IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SO MOVED BY ILANA.

SECONDED BY?

>> CHANCE.

>> REGENT HILL. WE HAVE A FIRST AND A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE REVISIONS TO THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER, SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL OPPOSED? IT PASSES.

AGAIN, I WOULD SAY THAT THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE ON THAT COMMITTEE, PLEASE TRY TO GET A WORK SESSION WITH THE ENTIRE BOARD TO TALK ABOUT THE RISKS AND THE WORK THAT IS HAPPENING THERE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY EYE-OPENING FOR ME.

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS. COMMITTEE CHAIR SHARKEY AND VICE PRESIDENT LIGHTNER, IT'S ALL YOURS.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MET ON THURSDAY, MAY 20TH.

IN ATTENDANCE WAS MYSELF, VICE CHAIR JACK KROLL, AND REGENT HILL AND REGENT RENNISON.

IN ADDITION TO OUR SYSTEMS STAFF, VICE PRESIDENT LIGHTNER OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.

WE STARTED OUR MEETING, WE DID HAVE A BRIEF EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING, AND WENT ON FOR INFORMATION ITEM WHICH WAS RENAMING THE BACHELOR OF INNOVATION IN INCLUSIVE CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TO THE BACHELOR OF INNOVATION IN INCLUSIVE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERSHIP AT UCCS.

SECOND ITEM WAS A REPORT ON THE CU PRE-COLLEGIATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND ASSISTANT VICE-CHANCELLOR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHRIS PACHECO PRESENT IT.

HE'S OUT OF THE OFFICE OF PRE-COLLEGE OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT CU BOULDER.

WE ALSO HAD CAMPUS REPORTS ON BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL.

WITH ROD NAIRN, PROVOST CU DENVER AND THEN ANSCHUTZ, KATHERINE EGGERT, SENIOR VICE PROVOST FOR ACADEMIC PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT, AND THEN CU BOULDER, TOM CHRISTENSEN, PROVOST, UCCS.

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THEN THE ONE ACTION ITEM THAT WE HAVE COMING OUT OF THIS MEETING WHICH HAS GOTTEN A LITTLE BIT OF ATTENTION IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, NOT MUCH, RESOLUTION ON CU VACCINATION REQUIREMENT THAT REGENT CHANCEL IS BRINGING FORWARD.

THAT IS THE SUMMARY OF OUR UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? COMMENTS?

>> SUE, I JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR CHAIRING THE COMMITTEE THIS PAST YEAR.

I THINK YOU'VE SET A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR HOW WE CAN CHAIR COMMITTEES MOVING FORWARD TOO IN THAT YOU HAVE, SOMETHING I COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB AT IN FINANCE, CONSISTENTLY REACHED OUT TO EVERYBODY ON THE COMMITTEE AND ASK THEM, ARE THERE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT AT THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING? SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT, REGENT SHARKEY.

>> OF COURSE. THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL. I APPRECIATE IT.

IT'S REALLY BEEN A PLEASURE TO CHAIR THIS COMMITTEE, AND I THINK THE MOST INTERESTING TOPICS ARE THE ONES THAT OTHER REGIONS ARE THINKING ABOUT IN.

I'VE REALLY APPRECIATED EACH AND EVERY COMMITTEE MEMBER AND THEIR AREAS OF INTEREST, AND I CERTAINLY LEARNED A LOT OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR.

I ENJOYED IT QUITE A BIT. THANK YOU.

>> I'LL JUST ADD, SUE, THAT I DID NOT ATTEND THE LAST MEETING BUT I THINK I ATTENDED ALL THE REST OF THEM, AND THE TOPICS HAVE BEEN VERY ILLUMINATING AND INTERESTING.

WE GOT SOME ACTION GOING WITH THE ACT, SAT.

ALL VERY GREAT. THANK YOU.

>> YEAH, YOU BET. THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH.

>> GOOD JOB, SUE.

>> THANK YOU.

COMMITTEE CHAIR SMITH, AND VICE PRESIDENT

>> GREAT. WELL, FIRST, I'M GOING TO REPORT ON OUR COMMITTEE MEETING WHICH WE HELD ON MAY 26TH.

FIRST, I'D LIKE TO THANK MY COMMITTEE FOR THEIR GOOD WORK.

JUST WITH THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS, WE HAD SOME THINGS MOVING FORWARD THROUGH THE COMMITTEE WHICH HAS BEEN REALLY WONDERFUL.

I THINK VICE CHAIR HEIDI GANAHL AND THE FORMER REGENTS THAT SERVED ON THE COMMITTEE, IRENE GRIEGO AND JOHN CARSON, AND IN THE CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS, GLEN GALLEGOS AND ILANA SPIEGEL.

EVERYONE ATTENDED FROM OUR COMMITTEE AND WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY REGENTS CHAVEZ, KROLL, SHARKEY, AND THEN SEVERAL UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBERS.

THE COMMITTEE HAD A ROBUST DISCUSSION REGARDING THE RETREAT AGENDA.

THE UPCOMING RETREAT IN JULY AT DOUBLE STEM WILL FOCUS ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN, LEADERSHIP, AND COLORADO HIGHER EDUCATION, AND THE UPCOMING PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS BEING OUR FIRST IN-PERSON MEETING IN MORE THAN A YEAR.

I THINK WE'RE ALL EXCITED TO BE COMING TOGETHER AND WANT TO MAKE TIME FOR RECONNECTING ALONGSIDE THE IMPORTANT BUSINESS THAT WE NEED TO COVER.

SINCE THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, WE HAD BEEN INCORPORATING ADDITIONAL INPUT AND ARE STILL FINALIZING THE AGENDA, BUT I THINK WE'RE GETTING FAIRLY CLOSE.

I JUST SENT AN UPDATED AGENDA THIS LAST WEEK TO THE COMMITTEE.

ALSO AT THE LAST MEETING, THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED PROPOSED CHANGES TO CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR ELECTIONS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS WHICH I PROPOSED.

THE FIRST PROPOSAL WOULD ALIGN THE DATE OF THE BOARD CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR ELECTIONS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE CALENDAR YEAR RATHER THAN FISCAL YEAR.

SO NEW MEMBERS WOULD BE SEATED AFTER JANUARY.

THE SECOND WOULD HAVE EXTENDED CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS TERMS TO TWO YEARS IN LENGTH.

AFTER TALKING TO OTHER REGIONS, I MADE THE DECISION TO NOT MOVE FORWARD WITH THESE PROPOSED LAW AND POLICY CHANGES AT THIS TIME.

THEY'RE NOT ON THE MEETING AGENDA FOR A VOTE.

VICE PRESIDENT HUETH, BRIEFED THE COMMITTEE REGARDING PLANS TO REVIEW REGENT POLICY 3C, REGARDING SEARCHES FOR ADMINISTRATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

THERE IS A NOTICE OF MOTION CONTAINED IN TODAY'S BOARD MEETING AGENDA WHICH WE WILL DISCUSS NEXT.

IT HIGHLIGHTS AREAS OF THE POLICY THAT WE ARE POSSIBLY CHANGING.

THIS IS THE FIRST STEP IN CHANGING THE POLICY AND WE WILL BE SOLICITING FEEDBACK FROM

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INTERESTED PARTIES AND DISCUSSING THIS FURTHER AS A YET TO BE SCHEDULED GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING.

THE INTENTION IS TO BE ABLE TO INCORPORATE ANY ADDITIONAL CHANGES AND THEN VOTE ON A FINAL VERSION AT EITHER THE AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER BOARD MEETING.

THEN FINALLY, WE DISCUSSED THE NEW REGION ORIENTATION.

ALL THE MATERIALS ARE GATHERED TOGETHER AND WE WILL BE PUTTING THEM ON AN INTERNAL WEBSITE FOR ANY REGENTS TO BE ABLE TO REFERENCE IN THE FUTURE.

THE WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS NEW RESOURCE.

WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO TURN THE MEETING OVER TO OUR BOARD SECRETARY HUETH, TO TALK ABOUT THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO POLICY 3.C.

>> THANKS, REGENT SMITH.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS TASKED WITH WHEN I TOOK OVER THIS ROLE WAS TO TRY TO MAKE SOME REVISIONS OR PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE BOARD ON REGENT POLICY 3C, WHICH GOVERNS EXECUTIVE SEARCH PROCESSES FOR REALLY ALL OFFICERS.

BUT SPECIFICALLY, THERE'S THE WHOLE SPECIFIC SECTION TO THE POLICY GOVERNS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESSES.

WE HAVE PROPOSED SOME MINOR CHANGES, AND I DON'T NEED TO GO THROUGH THEM IN GREAT DETAIL BECAUSE AS REGENT SMITH SAID, THIS IS A NOTICE OF MOTION AND WE'RE FOLLOWING REGENT POLICY 2N ON CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY.

WE'LL DO THE NOTICE OF MOTION, THEN WE'LL SCHEDULE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING OVER THE SUMMER AND THEN HOPEFULLY SOMETIME EITHER AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER, WE WILL BRING TO THE FULL BOARD THOSE CHANGES PLUS ANY OTHER FEEDBACK THAT WE RECEIVE FROM THE GENERAL COMMUNITY WHO MAY WANT TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

THE RED LINES OF THE CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 3C ARE CURRENTLY UP ON THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND EFFICIENCY WEBSITE, WHICH IS A NICE OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO GIVE SOME KUDOS TO LEONARD AND DAN MONTEZ FOR CREATING THAT SITE AND ALLOWING A REALLY GREAT MECHANISM FOR PUBLIC FEEDBACK.

BUT I'VE ALSO BEEN ASKED BY THE COMMITTEE TO AGGRESSIVELY SEEK OUT ANY KIND OF FEEDBACK FROM FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENT GOVERNANCE GROUPS OVER THE SUMMER SINCE WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE AWAY.

BUT IN A NUTSHELL, WHAT THE CHANGES DO ARE BASICALLY THREE SMALL THINGS.

WHICH ARE ONE, CODIFY THE IDEA THAT WE USE CO-CHAIRS INSTEAD OF CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIRS FOR THE SEARCH COMMITTEE PROCESS, WHICH IS WHAT THE BOARD DID LAST TIME AROUND IF PEOPLE WILL RECALL.

TWO, FOR MEMBERS WHO WILL BE SERVING ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE, CODIFY A LITTLE BIT OF PARAMETER AROUND THE NOMINATION INFORMATION THAT'S PROVIDED TO THE BOARD ALONG THE LINES OF WHO IS BEING NOMINATED? WHY THEY'RE BEING NOMINATED? WHAT STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THEY REPRESENT? DO THEY UNDERSTAND THE COMMITMENT? ETC. WHICH IS NOT RESTRICTIVE IN ANY WAY.

NUMBER THREE, IT IS TO COMPLY WITH THE RECENT CHANGE TO LAW IN HOUSE BILL 1051, WHICH CODIFIED OUR ABILITY TO NAME A SOLE FINALIST IF THE REGENTS WISH TO.

BUT TO PROVIDE DEMOGRAPHIC DATA ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE NOT FINALISTS, BUT DO MAKE IT TO THE SEMI-FINAL "ROUND" IN ORDER TO TRY TO ACQUIESCE TO SOME OF THE MEDIA CONCERNS AROUND SOLE FINALISTS.

I THINK THAT AS REGENT SMITH THIS ISN'T A PLACE FOR DEBATE, THERE'S A CHANCE TO DO THAT OVER THE SUMMER.

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, BUT THERE'S ALSO A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR ANYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK THROUGH THE WEBSITE. SO THAT'S IT.

>> JEREMY, I APPRECIATE THE UPDATE AND I'M JUST CURIOUS AS REGENTS, WHEN IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME? IS IT THE NEXT GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO PROPOSE ANY CHANGES THAT WE SEE HERE? I FOR ONE, WILL BE ASKING IF A PERMANENT MEMBER OF THE CU FOUNDATION.

ADD TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE, LET ME PHRASE IT THIS WAY, THAT WE ADD TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE A PERMANENT POSITION FOR A MEMBER FROM THE CU FOUNDATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF NOW IS THE TIME TO ASK THAT THAT BE INCLUDED IN THESE CHANGES OR WHEN.

BUT I WANT TO PUT IT OUT THERE PUBLICLY THAT IT'S MY INTENTION TO

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SEEK MY COLLEAGUES APPROVAL FOR THAT CHANGE.

>> I WOULD SAY, REGENT KROLL, THAT ANYTIME AFTER THIS MEETING UP THROUGH THE NEXT TIME THE REGENTS TAKE THIS ISSUE UP, INCLUDING AT THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR YOU ALREADY TOLD ME THAT THAT'S WAS SHE WANT

>> I WANT TO AGREE WITH REGENT KROLL ON THAT.

I THINK WE INITIALLY NEGLECTED THAT IN THE LAST SEARCH AND ADDED A FOUNDATION MEMBER AFTER THE SEARCH COMMITTEE HAD BEEN FORMED AND THAT WAS NEGLECT ON OUR PART.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE INCORPORATE THAT TOO IN OUR POLICY THAT THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

AGAIN, THEY ARE A KEY PLAYER.

>> I DON'T AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THAT, JUST A POINT OF CLARIFICATION.

JEREMY, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE IN THE POLICY OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT THE COMMITTEE CAN DECIDE TO DO WITHOUT IT BEING IN THE POLICY?

>> THAT'S AN EXCELLENT POINT. THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

WHICH IS THAT AS MANY WHO WERE PART OF THE LAST SEARCH PROCESS WILL RECALL, REGENT POLICY 3C OFFERS A WIDE AMOUNT OF DISCRETION TO THE BOARD IN CONSTRUCTING THIS BOOK: THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND THE SEARCH PROCESS.

THE POLICY 3C IS NOT VERY STRICT IN TERMS OF RESTRICTING OR PRESCRIBING WHAT THE REASONS ARE ABLE TO DO WITH THE SEARCH PROCESS.

THAT'S ONE ITEM THAT THE REGENTS HAVE WIDE LATITUDE.

THIS IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT, AS WE ALL DISCUSSED AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING WHERE WE HAD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO TALK ABOUT THE SEARCH PROCESS, SOMETHING THAT THE BOARD WILL BE TALKING ABOUT AT GREATER LENGTH OVER THE SUMMER.

>> I APPRECIATE THE LATITUDE THAT THE CURRENT POLICY PROVIDES AND MY INTENTION IS TO MAKE THE POLICY A BIT MORE PRESCRIPTIVE IN THIS ERA.

>> I THINK THAT, JACK, THAT'S YOUR PREROGATIVE TO DO.

I THINK THAT FROM THE REQUESTS THAT ALL OF US HAD BEEN RECEIVING ONE WHO WOULD BE INVOLVED IN THAT SEARCH COMMITTEE.

IF WE START TO ADD AND CHANGE POLICY FOR ALL OF US, I DON'T THINK THAT WE WANT TO CAUSE THAT AS A PARTICULAR PROBLEM.

I THINK IT SERVES ITSELF BETTER AND IT'S A BOARD OF REGENTS COMMITTEE.

THE BOARD OF REGENTS COULD CERTAINLY SAY, THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT WE WANT TO INCLUDE RATHER THAN TRYING TO NAME EVERYBODY THAT HAS ALREADY APPLIED TO BE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

HOW DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT? I'M JUST THINKING AHEAD A LITTLE BIT HERE.

>> WELL, I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT WE CAN DISCUSS IT AS A GROUP THIS IDEA AT THE NEXT GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING.

>> SURE.

>> THE NEXT GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE THE MOST EXCITING COMMITTEE MEETING OVER THIS SUMMER.

>> YEAH.

>> YES.

>> I THINK IT WILL BE, ONLY BECAUSE I DON'T THINK FINANCE IT'S SCHEDULED TO ME.

>> WELL, I THINK AUDIT HAS YOU GUYS SPEAK ALREADY.

>> YEAH.

>> SHOW UP AGAIN.

>> YOU KNOW WHAT? WE'LL SETTLE ALL THIS THROUGH THE CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT.

>> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS WITH REGARD TO WHAT JEREMY IS TALKING ABOUT TODAY? BELIEVE ME, IF THERE'S NOT TODAY AND THERE ARE LATER ON, WHATEVER, WE REALLY NEED TO GET IT RIGHT.

IT'S IMPORTANT, SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK THOSE QUESTIONS OR BRING WHATEVER YOU'RE THINKING TO THE TABLE.

I THINK IT'S JUST THAT IMPORTANT.

>> YEAH. WE'LL HAVE SOME SPACE AT THE RETREAT ALSO.

>> REGENT SMITH, ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU HAVE? REGENT OR VICE PRESIDENT HUETH?

>> NO, THAT'S IT.

>> AIN'T I.

>> A WRAP

>> YEAH. NOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE AWAY FROM OUR GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS AND MOVE TO BOARD OF REGENTS DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS.

>> REGENT GALLEGOS?

>> YEAH.

>> I'M SO SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

I KNOW THIS ISN'T YOUR FAVORITE THING THAT I DO,

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BUT I FORGOT TO THANK THE STAFF THAT DID ALL THE WORK FOR THIS PRESENTATIONS I DID EARLIER.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE CAMPUSES AND MY TEAM, SELENA AND CHAD, IN PARTICULAR FOR THEIR EXCELLENT WORK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THEM.

>> I THINK IF YOU REALLY MEAN IT, YOU SHOULD PUT ON A NICE LUNCH FOR THEM

>> I THINK THEY WOULD AGREE WITH YOU.

>> OUR NEXT ITEM IS K, REGIONS DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM, CU VACCINATION REQUIREMENT, REGENT HILL, FLOOR IS YOURS.

>> THANK YOU. IF I CAN JUST TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SET THE SCENE HERE.

THE CONTEXT IS THIS, RIGHT NOW THERE IS A POLICY ON ALL FOUR CAMPUSES THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO SYSTEM.

A POLICY SET AT THE CAMPUS AND SYSTEM ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL WITHOUT MEANINGFUL REGENT INPUT AS WE ALL KNOW WHICH IS PART OF THE PROBLEM, THAT MANDATES THAT ALL FACULTY STAFF AND STUDENTS WHETHER THEY'RE INCOMING OR RETURNING NEXT YEAR ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE COVID-19 VACCINATION OR SHOW PROOF OF HAVING DONE SO, OR SEEK AN EXEMPTION IF THEY'RE ALLOWED TO SET FOOT ON CAMPUS WHEN CLASSES RESUME IN THE FALL.

CARVING OUT AN EXCEPTION FOR THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS BECAUSE YOU HAVE DOCTORS AND NURSES WHO HAVE VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN A PROFESSION WHERE THEY REGULARLY GOING TO BE INTERACTING WITH SICK AND SOMETIMES ELDERLY AILING PATIENTS.

THIS RESOLUTION SEEKS TO OVERTURN THE MANDATE, A POLICY I JUST DESCRIBED ON THE THREE PRIMARILY UNDERGRADUATE CAMPUSES, SO CU BOULDER, CU DENVER, AND UCCS HERE IN COLORADO.

BECAUSE AS I'VE SAID PUBLICLY, I THINK THAT'S APPROPRIATE FOR ETHICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND VERY LEGITIMATE LEGAL REASONS.

BECAUSE IN PART, THIS VACCINE CONTINUES TO OPERATE IN THE CONTEXT OF AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION.

IT IS NOT FDA-APPROVED.

MY POSITION IS THIS, THIS IS A VERY PERSONAL DECISION.

IT IS A PERSONAL, INTIMATE BOLDLY CHOICE AND IT SHOULD NOT BE MY DECISION, IT SHOULD BE YOURS, AND IT CERTAINLY SHOULD NOT BE THAT OF UN-ELECTED PUBLIC SECTOR OR TAXPAYER-FUNDED UNIVERSITY BUREAUCRAT.

THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE IS THIS IS AN IDEA OF PUBLIC SECTOR IN FACT GOVERNMENT COERCION VERSUS A NOTION OF PERSONAL AUTONOMY AND REALLY ECHOING THE WHOLE MY BODY, MY CHOICE SENTIMENT WE'VE HEARD IN THE CONTEXT OF OTHER DISCUSSIONS.

NOW, REAL QUICKLY, A FEW MORE POINTS.

WITH REGARD TO EXEMPTIONS, I DON'T KNOW HOW EASY OR HARD THAT PROCESS IS GOING TO BE.

OBVIOUSLY, A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WOULD BE TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR HEALTH, RELIGIOUS OR PERSONAL VIEWPOINT EXCEPTIONS.

BUT I THINK THIS IS A POINT THAT FRANKLY IS EITHER NOT UNDERSTOOD BY SOME OR MAYBE SOME OF YOU DON'T CARE WHICH IS FINE, BUT WHETHER THE EXEMPTION PROCESS TAKES FIVE MINUTES OR FIVE HOURS, FUNDAMENTALLY, THE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLE DOESN'T CHANGE FOR A LOT OF US.

THEY SHOULD BE AN OPT-IN APPROACH, NOT AN OPT-OUT POLICY BY DEFAULT, WHICH BY DEFINITION NECESSARILY MEANS THE OWNERS AND BURDEN IS ON THE INDIVIDUAL, NOT THE PUBLIC SECTOR ENTITY INVOLVED, WHICH FOR A LOT OF TAXPAYERS AS WE'VE SEEN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.

I WARNED YOU GUYS ABOUT THIS A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

THAT IS WRONG MORALLY SO WRITE A MINIMUM, PATERNALISM RUN A MUCK TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

NOW, I ALSO WANT TO SAY, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NOT A VAXXER VERSUS ANTI-VAXXERS QUESTION.

TO MAKE THAT POINT CLEAR, I'VE REPEATEDLY SAID, THAT I'M PRETTY SURE ON THE FIRST REGENT ON THIS BOARD TO VOLUNTARILY CHOOSE TO TAKE THE COVID-19 VACCINATION BECAUSE OF MY WORK IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY AFTER WEIGHING THE PROS AND CONS ON THIS ISSUE.

BUT I HAVE TO SAY EVEN SEEING SOME OF THE RECENT NEWS LATELY ON THE EFFECT IT CAN HAVE ON THE HEART, I UNDERSTAND WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TREPIDATION, AND THAT WAS MY PERSONAL CALCULUS AT THE TIME, BUT IT MAY NOT BE OTHER PEOPLE'S AS WELL.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THIS, I RECOGNIZE THAT EARLY ON, TO THE EXTENT THERE WAS A PROCESS INVOLVED IN THIS DECISION-MAKING, IT WAS ILL-CONCEIVED.

RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T REALLY KNOW, CERTAINLY, THE BOARD OF REGENTS DON'T KNOW, HOW ARE WE GOING TO APPLY THIS POLICY TO GUESTS ON CAMPUS, VISITORS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, PEOPLE PASSING BY.

HOW ABOUT THE VENDORS WHO RESTOCK THE SODAS AND THE SODA MACHINE? ALL THOSE QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED AND ANY CLEAR, COHERENT, INTELLECTUALLY DEFENSIBLE WAY.

FINALLY, I WILL SAY THIS THAT I DIDN'T MENTION AT THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING.

I SINCERELY HOPE IT'S THE CASE THAT ANY REGENT WHO VOTES AGAINST THIS RESOLUTION WISHES TO SAY ANY REGENT WHO VOTES TO PRESERVE THE STATUS QUO MANDATE FOR THE POLICY DOES NOT EITHER KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY, EITHER THROUGH PENSION FUNDS, IRAS OR RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS, HAVE INVESTMENTS IN PORTFOLIOS THAT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FUND PFIZER, MODERNA OR J&J BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF THE LEGALITIES INVOLVED, I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY A LOT OF REASONABLE PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT'S NOT A GOOD LOOK.

I'LL END IT THERE, I DO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESPOND TO A COMMENTARY, PARTICULARLY IF ANYONE GOES DOWN THE ROAD THEY'RE GOING TRY THE STANCE OF, "WELL, IT'S NOT A MANDATE BECAUSE YOU CAN GO FOR EXEMPTIONS." I'VE A LOT OF RESPONSES TO THAT BUT I'LL TAKE A BREATHER FOR NOW. THANK YOU, GLEN.

>> WELL, SO THE QUESTION BEFORE US IS THERE

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A MOTION TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION REGARDING CU'S VACCINATION POLICY? I WOULD ASK IS EVERYONE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THAT SAYS? BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO DO A BOAT AND A ROLL CALL HERE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE RESOLUTION IN FRONT OF YOU OR IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT IT NOW IT'S PROBABLY THE TIME TO DISCUSS IT.

>> IF I'LL JUST MAKE A MOTION NOW THEN DISCUSSION.

I'LL MOVE, SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION.

>> I'LL SECOND THAT CHANCE.

>> THANK YOU. SORRY FOR THE TECHNICALITY.

>>SO IS THERE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION REGARDING CU'S VACCINATION POLICY?

>> YES.

>> YES.

>> MOTION AND A SECOND.

>> I SECOND HIM.

>> THE DISCUSSION.

>> I SECONDED THAT AND I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT AS WELL.

REGENT HILL, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS RESOLUTION FORWARD.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT WHEN I GOT THE NOTICE THAT I WAS GOING TO GET A VACCINE, I WAS JUST THRILLED TO DEATH.

I WAS REALLY EXCITED.

I FELT LIKE THIS VACCINE WAS THE BIGGEST GIFT I'D BEEN GIVEN OVER A 15 MONTH PERIOD.

IT WAS A GIFT TO ME OF FREEDOM.

DAVID AND I, WE GOT OUR FIRST VACCINE, WE WENT OUT AND CELEBRATED.

WE GOT OUR SECOND VACCINE, WE CELEBRATED EVEN MORE.

THESE LAST FEW MONTHS, IT REALLY HAS FELT LIKE FREEDOM FOR US.

I JUST HEARD OF A FRIEND OF MINE TODAY WHO NOT HAD OF A VACCINE AND IS VERY SERIOUSLY ILL RIGHT NOW.

SHE CHOSE NOT TO GET A VACCINE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THIS POINT THAT I STRONGLY SUPPORT THE VACCINE AND I WILL SUPPORT REGENT HILL'S RESOLUTION AND I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR IT'S NOT BECAUSE I'M AN ANTI-VAXXER.

I CERTAINLY I'M NOT.

HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, I UNDERSTAND THE TREPIDATION THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING OVER THESE VACCINES.

THEY ARE NEW AND THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE FDA- APPROVAL.

THEY ARE UNDER EMERGENCY USE.

I WANT TO RESPECT THE CONCERNS THAT PEOPLE HAVE OVER GETTING A VACCINE AND FEEL THAT IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT THIS UNIVERSITY IS IN A POSITION TO REQUIRE OF OUR STAFF AND OF OUR STUDENTS AND VISITORS THAT MAY COME ONTO CAMPUS.

THERE MAY COME A TIME WHERE I WILL FEEL COMFORTABLE TO SAY THAT THIS IS A VACCINE THAT WE SHOULD REQUIRE.

BECAUSE THERE ARE VACCINES THAT WE DO REQUIRE.

I STRONGLY SUPPORT THAT, BUT THOSE ARE VACCINES THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN.

THIS ONE STILL PEOPLE ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH.

THANK YOU, REGENT HILL AND I WILL BE VOTING IN FAVOR OF YOUR RESOLUTION.

>> OKAY. DO WE HAVE OTHER DISCUSSION?

>> I HAVE A QUESTION THAT HOPEFULLY SOMEBODY CAN SPEAK TO BETTER THAN I COULD.

AS WE ALL KNOW, WE'VE ALL BEEN INUNDATED WITH LOTS OF EMAILS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE USED THE WORDS FORCED AND COERCE BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT THEY THINK THAT THE CURRENT POLICY IS, IT'S NOT WHAT IT IS.

ONCE THEY LEARN THAT THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY OF EXEMPTIONS, MANY PEOPLE FEEL BETTER KNOWING THAT THAT EXISTS.

BUT NOW THE EMAILS HAVE TURNED INTO WHY DOES ANSCHUTZ GET A CURVE OUT? WHAT'S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT ANSCHUTZ? I'D BE CURIOUS FOR SOMEBODY WHO'S EXPERT HERE TO EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC, WHY NOT ALL FOUR CAMPUSES?

>>WELL, YOU WANT ME TO ANSWER THAT GLEN? I MEAN IT'S MY RESOLUTION.

>> YEAH, OKAY.

>> ANYBODY IS WELCOME.

>> I KNOW TALKED QUICKLY IN THE BEGINNING, I THINK I ALLUDED TO THAT.

THE REASON I AND MY RESOLUTION CHOSE TO CURVE IT OUT IS BECAUSE WHAT I REFERENCED EARLIER, I THINK THERE'S A VAST GRAND CANYON LIKE A CHASM OF A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MEDICAL CAMPUS OR DOCTORS, NURSES, STAFF, HAVE VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN A PROFESSION WHICH THEY KNOW THEY WILL BE REGULARLY INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK, PEOPLE WHO ARE ELDERLY, UNLIKE MOST COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE PROBABLY MORE IMMUNE TO BEGIN WITH, AND WHO ARE IN ADVANCED STAGES OF VARIOUS DISEASES.

IN MY MIND, IT MADE MORE SENSE TO CURVE OUT AN EXCEPTION TO THAT.

I ALSO WILL SAY, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY A MANDATE.

IT IS MANDATORY AND IT'S COERCIVE.

IF I LOOKED UP IN THE DICTIONARY THE WORD MANDATORY BEFORE THIS MEETING, IT SAYS " REQUIRED BY THE LAW OR RULES; COMPULSORY." THAT'S WHAT THE RULES DICTATE.

THE DEFAULT POSITION IS, IT IS MANDATORY UNLESS BECAUSE OF THE COERCIVE MEASURE OF THIS MANDATE.

YOU DO ONE OF THE OTHER OPTIONS EVOLVE AND COERCE, ACCORDING TO THE DICTIONARY, MEANS, "TO PERSUADE SOMETIMES UNWILLING INDIVIDUALS TO DO SOMETHING BY USING THREATS."

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THE THREAT IN THIS INSTANCE IS YOU'RE NOT GOING BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO CU, AND SET FOOT ON CAMPUS IF YOU DON'T SEEK AN EXEMPTION OR SHOW PROOF OR PAPERS OF HAVING ALREADY RECEIVED THE EXEMPTION, OR VACCINATION I SHOULD SAY.

>> THE PEOPLE ASKED ABOUT ANSCHUTZ.

IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WHO WANT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOUT ANSCHUTZ OR IS THAT CLEAR ENOUGH?

>> I THINK IF SOMEBODY COULD SPEAK TO THE LEGAL ELEMENTS OF IT AND HELP WITH THIS TOO ESPECIALLY AFTER THE TEXAS METHODIST RULING THIS WEEK.

BECAUSE PART OF YOUR RESOLUTION OF COURSE BRINGS IN THE NOTION AND A LOT OF THE PEOPLE WRITING OR TALKING ABOUT THE LEGAL RISKS THAT WE ARE ALLEGEDLY TO BE IN.

>> SURE. I SHOULD SAY I'M NOT GOING TO CLAIM A MONOPOLY ON THE TRUTH, BUT I DO FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE TO THIS ARENA BECAUSE I'M AN ATTORNEY IN THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY.

I HAVE BEEN ANALYZING THIS VERY ISSUE ALL YEAR FROM MY PAYING DAY JOB.

I DIDN'T CURVE OUT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS BECAUSE OF ANY LEGALITIES.

ACTUALLY THE LEGAL RATIONAL I WOULD SUBMIT AND JEREMY OR WHOEVER MAY DISAGREE IS GOING TO BE RELEVANT TO ALL FOUR CAMPUSES MOST LIKELY.

I CURVED OUT ANSCHUTZ FOR THE PRACTICAL REASONS I JUST CONSIDER.

HOWEVER, IN TERMS OF THE LEGAL ASPECTS, I REALLY SINCERELY HOPE THAT IN THE NEXT 65 DAYS BEFORE CLASSES RESUME, THE FDA AUTHORIZES THIS PARTICULAR VACCINE BECAUSE EITHER WAY THIS FALL WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE LAWSUITS.

BUT I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY AND I COULD LINE UP PLENTY OF LAWYERS WHO WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT CU WILL BE EXPOSED TO MORE LEGITIMATE LEGAL EXPOSURE AND VULNERABILITY IF IT'S NOT FDA-APPROVED AND WE HAVE THIS MANDATE IN PLACE BECAUSE A LOT OF THE SUPREME COURT PRECEDENTS RELEVANT TO THIS CONTEXT, LIKE THE FAMOUS 1905 MASSACHUSETTS STATE CASE REGARDING SMALLPOX, OR A SIMILAR CASE ALONG THAT VEIN REGARDING THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGENTS IN THE DECADES THAT FOLLOWED, THOSE ALL WERE IN THE CONTEXT OF VACCINES THAT WERE FDA- APPROVED.

OF COURSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SMALLPOX, MUMPS, MEASLES, VACCINATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN AROUND TO CU'S POINT FOR MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY.

>> THANKS. ONE LAST THING, SORRY, AND THEN I'LL HUSH.

WOULD YOU SAY THEN THAT THE NET EFFECT OF THIS RESOLUTION, SHOULD IT BE APPROVED? THE POLICY REMAINS THE SAME WITH THE ONE EXCEPTION OF PEOPLE HAVING TO OPT-OUT. LET ME SEE.

>> OPT-IN.

>> OPT-OUT VERSUS OUT.

THAT'S THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE

>> TO OPT-IN. BY THE WAY, I'VE SAID IT, I THINK I SAY IN THE RESOLUTION, I'M ALL FOR AN OPEN POLICY BASED ON ENCOURAGEMENT AND MAKING THE VACCINATION AS EASILY ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE.

I THINK IN PRACTICAL TERMS WE KNOW THERE'LL BE VERY HIGH VACCINATION RATE ON THE CAMPUSES IF THOSE TWO MEASURES WERE TO BE IN PLACE.

BUT AT LEAST, WE WOULDN'T BE VIOLATING, IN PRINCIPLE, PEOPLE'S LIBERTIES INTERESTS IN THE PROCESS.

WE SAW JUST IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, THERE'S A LOT OF TAXPAYERS WHO WERE REALLY BOTHERED BY THIS.

IT'S NOT GOOD FOR THE BRAND IF HALF THE POPULATION THINKS CU IS TRYING TO VIOLATE THEIR RIGHTS.

WHETHER YOU AGREE OR NOT, THAT'S THE REALITY.

>> MS. RENNISON, IF I COULD MAKE ONE BRIEF COMMENT.

>> THANK YOU. YES.

>> WE DO MANDATE THE FLU VACCINE AS WELL.

FRANKLY, WE SEE THIS IN THE SAME CATEGORY, EVEN THOUGH IT'S CURRENTLY UNDER AN EUA.

WE DO EXPECT THE EUA TO BE LIFTED DURING THE SUMMER, BUT WE MADE A DECISION BECAUSE WE HAD TO GIVE PEOPLE LOTS OF WARNING THAT WE'RE GOING TO ESSENTIALLY PUT THIS IN THE SAME CATEGORY THAT WE'LL THE FLU VACCINE FOR THE REASONS THAT CHANCE CORRECTLY POINTED OUT.

OUR STUDENTS ARE NOT ONLY DEALING WITH OBVIOUSLY ILL PEOPLE AND FRAGILE PEOPLE, BUT THEY'RE ALSO IN CLOSE PROXIMITY WORKING WITH ONE ANOTHER IN LABS AND IN-PERSON TRAINING SITUATIONS.

WE THOUGHT THAT IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THIS WAS A NECESSITY.

THAT WAS OUR REASONING BEHIND IT.

>> GLEN, REAL QUICKLY.

ONE MORE POINT, GLEN, IN RESPONSE THAT.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT. AGAIN, I SINCERELY HOPE THE FDA AUTHORIZES THIS VACCINATION.

BUT RIGHT NOW, WE, WITH THIS MANDATE, CU IS ESSENTIALLY GAMBLING ON THE PROSPECT THAT THAT WILL HAPPEN.

JUST LAST WEEK, THERE WAS A LETTER SENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE BY A LOT OF CREDIBLE DOCTORS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, MOSTLY IN THE NORTHEAST SAYING, "TAKE YOUR TIME IN THIS PROCESS." THAT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE IT MAY HAPPEN AT A TIME HORIZON LONGER THAN 65 DAYS OUT.

THAT'S A REAL CONCERN.

I JUST WANT PEOPLE TO CONSIDER THAT.

>> ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? I THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE RESOLUTION SAYS.

EFFIE, IF YOU WOULD CALL THE ROLL.

>> SURE. REGENT CHAVEZ?

>> NO.

>> REGENT GANAHL?

>> YES.

>> REGENT HILL?

>> YES.

>> REGENT KROLL?

>> NO.

>> REGENT RENNISON?

>> NO.

>> REGENT SHARKEY?

>> YES.

>> REGENT SMITH?

>>NO.

>> REGENT SPIEGEL?

>> NO.

>> CHAIR GALLEGOS?

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>> NO.

>> THAT IS 63 VOTES.

>> OKAY. MOTION DOES NOT CARRY.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT DISCUSSION.

IT'S A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION TO MARK KENNEDY.