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GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY, AND WELCOME TO OUR FIRST IN-PERSON BOARD OF REGENTS

[D. 8:30 a.m. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 - CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING, Chair Kroll presiding - 1800 Grant Street, 5th Floor Conference Room]

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REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETINGS SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2020.

IT'S AN HONOR TO BE IN THIS ROOM WITH YOU ALL AND I APPRECIATE YOU ALL.

APPRECIATE YOU ALL JOINING.

WE'RE GOING TO START AS WE ALWAYS DO WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

VICE CHAIR SHARKEY WILL YOU LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE? ALLEGIANCE] AS WE ALL KNOW, TOMORROW MARKS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 9/11 TERRORISM ATTACKS ON OUR COUNTRY, AND GIVEN THAT AND GIVEN THE SACRIFICES OF SO MANY, I'D LIKE TO NOW TAKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO REMEMBER AND TO NOT FORGET.

THANK YOU.

NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE ACTION ITEM TO APPROVE THE SEPTEMBER 9/10 BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING AGENDA.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGENDA? IT'S MOVED BY REGENT RENNISON.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECONDED BY REGENT CHAVEZ.

ANY DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

GIVEN NO OPPOSITION TO THE AGENDA HAS BEEN APPROVED.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE HAVE TWO INDIVIDUALS REGISTERED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE HAVE DR. GEORGE WALKER, CU GRAD.

WE'LL ALLOW MR. WALKER SOME TIME TO JOIN US HERE AT THE PODIUM.

GOOD MORNING CHAIR KROLL, MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE, REGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING THE UNIVERSITY OPEN IN TIMES OF THIS PANDEMIC FROM HELL, AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

WE LOST MAYOR NOEL IN 1916, SO WE'VE GONE THROUGH IT BEFORE AND WE WILL SURVIVE.

ANYHOW, I'M HERE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PRESIDENCY AND MENTAL HEALTH.

AS A RETIRED PSYCHOLOGIST, SINCE WHAT'S SEVENTY FIVE, I'VE GOTTEN TO KNOW EVERY PRESIDENCY WHO'S HAD PRETTY WELL, NINE OR 10 OF THEM, FINE PEOPLE.

I CONSIDER THEM FRIENDS AND I GAVE THEM A HARD TIME ON OCCASIONS.

BUT I ALSO KNOW AT LEAST A HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THIS STATE WHO ARE JUST AS QUALIFIED.

AND I DO NOT THINK THAT THIS BOARD OF REGENTS HAS EVER TREATED PEOPLE OF COLOR FAIRLY WHEN IT COMES TO A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH.

THAT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION.

WE HAVE TO DO BETTER, THE JESSER REPORT MENTIONED SINGLED OUT FACULTY COUNCIL REPORT IN 1970 NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS, BLACKS AND LATINOS, LATINAS.

SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE WHO FEEL THAT THEY MAY BE TREATED BETTER.

TUESDAY, A BILL CAME FORTH THAT SAID, WE'RE GOING TO DO A LITTLE BETTER TOWARDS GAYS, LESBIANS, BISEXUALS, QUEERS AND TRANS.

I HOPE WE DO.

I THINK IN OUR HEARTS WE'RE ALL COMMITTED TO DOING BETTER.

WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.

THE JESSER REPORT SAYS THAT THIS UNIVERSITY COLORADO SHOULD REFLECT THE STATE IN TERMS OF RACE AND ETHNICITY, AND IT'S UP TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO GIVE US THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO EDUCATE, QUOTE UNQUOTE AT RISK STUDENTS.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S A, GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

FIFTY ONE YEARS LATER, IT'S PROBABLY OVER HALF WAY OR MAYBE TWO THIRDS WAY THERE.

WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.

WE HAVE TO DO MORE.

I HAVE SIX BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND MYSELF GRADUATES OF CU, TWO ALUMS OF CU.

MY FAMILY BELIEVED IN EDUCATION STRONGLY.

MY GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF LINCOLN INSTITUTE, THE FIRST STATE SUPPORT BLACK INSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI,

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LINCOLN INSTITUTE 1866.

ONE OF OUR BLACK VICE PRESIDENTS, DAVID HINSON, PHIL KNOWS HIM WELL, WAS PRESIDENT THERE.

FINE JOB HE WAS A FINALIST IN THE EARLY 90S, AS WAS LUTHER WILLIAMS, ANOTHER BLACK MAN.

THE PERSON WHO GOT IT.

JUDITH ALBINO, WHO WAS A FRIEND OF MINE.

AND THIS NO DISRESPECT TOWARDS JUDITH DIDN'T EVEN APPLY.

SHE WAS GIVEN THE PRESIDENCY.

THAT'S NOT FAIR.

WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.

AND I'M.

AND WHEN IT COMES TO DIVERSITY, I HAPPEN TO BELIEVE THAT LACK OF DIVERSITY HARM MY MENTAL HEALTH JUST AS IT HARMS EVERYONE ELSE'S MENTAL HEALTH.

I'VE DONE SOME RESEARCH.

I CAN'T PROVE THAT I SUGGEST THAT THIS BOARD FIND SOME BLACK, NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ,PEOPLE OF COLOR TO HEAD UP A STUDY ON THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF LACK OF DIVERSITY.

WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.

WE HAVE TO TRULY HAVE A MULTIRACIAL, MULTICULTURAL, MULTI-ETHNIC UNIVERSITY.

I GOT TO ASK YOU TO TO WRAP UP YOUR REMARKS.

I WAS PERSONALLY HARMED ABOUT 60 YEARS AGO.

I WAS TOLD BY THE ASSOCIATE DEAN, WHO LATER BECAME CHANCELLOR, MR. WALKER, YOUR TEST SCORES ARE TOO HIGH TO GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOR THE MDS DEGREE IN 76.

HE APOLOGIZED TO ME AND THE FIRST BLACK LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND SAID, YOU CAN COME IN AS A SOPHOMORE TO CU.

I DIDN'T TAKE HIM UP ON HIM.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TOOK ONE LOOK AT MY TEST SCORES.

DEAN THEY SAID WITH TEST SCORES WILL ADMIT YOU TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ON THE SPOT.

AND THEY DID.

NOW I COULD HAVE DONE.

MR. WALKER.

MR. WALKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

HAVE TO DO BETTER FOR HIGH LEVEL ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS AND FROM STUDENTS ALL THE WAY UP.

THAT'S WHAT MY FORMER PROFESSOR RICHARD JESSER AND CHARLES NILAND SAID.

AND THEY WERE RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. WALKER.

PIONEER IN REPORT.

A PIONEER IN THIS NATION AND THIS UNIVERSITY DID IT.

THANK YOU, MR. WALKER.

I'M SORRY, I WENT OVER.

I CAN'T WE APPRECIATE THAT.

THE NEXT UP, WE HAVE DEVIN REYNOLDS, CU GRADUATE STUDENT.

WELCOME DEVIN, AND WE TYPICALLY AFFORD OUR PUBLIC COMMENTERS TWO MINUTES EACH, BUT AS MR .

WALKER WAS ALLOTTED A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN TWO MINUTES, WE WILL AFFORD YOU THE SAME GRACE.

THANK YOU.

I'M A PHD STUDENT IN THE CU BOULDER ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM.

I'M HERE TO ASK THIS BOARD OF REGENTS TO CREATE, PUBLICIZE AND ENACT AN INCLUSIVE PRESIDENTIAL HIRING SEARCH.

THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS RESPONDING TO THE MURDER OF GEORGE FLOYD IN 2020 HAVE BEEN MARKED AS THE UNITED STATES LATEST RACIAL RECKONING.

BUT THERE CANNOT BE A RECKONING UNLESS EACH OF US, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US WHO ARE WHITE, RECKON WITH WHAT ANTI-RACISM MEANS IN OUR OWN LIVES AND ACTIONS IN EVERY ASPECT OF THOSE.

SO TO THIS BOARD, I ASK, HAVE YOU RECKONED WITH WHAT ANTI-RACISM MEANS FOR THIS PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH? HAVE YOU RECKONED WITH THE FACT THAT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A PERSON OF COLOR HIRED AS CU'S PRESIDENT? HAVE YOU RECKONED WITH THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS HIRE COULD BE TRANSFORMATIVE FOR THIS INSTITUTION OR IT COULD LEAVE THINGS AS THEY HAVE BEEN AS THEY ARE NOW? ACCORDING TO THE TESTIMONIALS PUBLISHED ON DIVERSIFY CU NOW'S INSTAGRAM HOSTILE TO OUR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY FROM HISTORICALLY EXCLUDED GROUPS.

FURTHERMORE, GIVEN THAT FORMER PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS CENSURED BY MULTIPLE GROUPS ACROSS THE CU SYSTEM FOR A FAILURE TO ACT ON CU'S GOALS FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION, THE ACTIONS OF THIS BOARD MUST RESPOND TO THOSE THROUGH AN INCLUSIVE HIRING SEARCH, AN INCLUSIVE SEARCH STARTS WITH A ROBUST OUTREACH PLAN THAT CENTERS THE VOICES OF GROUPS THAT ARE UNDERREPRESENTED ON OUR CAMPUSES.

SO FAR, I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS BOARD HAS SPOKEN TO A FEW FACULTY GROUPS AND I ASK WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE TO REACH OUT TO THAT COMMUNITY BEYOND THE FORMAL FACULTY GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS? I WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND THAT THIS BOARD PUBLISH A ROBUST OUTREACH PLAN IN ADVANCE

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TO INCLUDE STUDENTS AND STAFF IN THESE CONVERSATIONS.

AGAIN, MAKING SURE THAT UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ON OUR CAMPUSES ARE OVERREPRESENTED IN TERMS OF THEIR VOICES IN THIS PROCESS.

GIVEN THAT A STUDENT MOVEMENT PROMPTED THE CENSURE VOTES AND DEPARTMENT AND DEPARTURE OF FORMER PRESIDENT KENNEDY, IT'S EVIDENT THAT STUDENTS HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF VALUABLE FEEDBACK TO PROVIDE ON WHAT THEY WANT FOR THE CU SYSTEM PRESIDENT.

ADDITIONAL STEPS INCLUDE EARLY ON IN THE PROCESS, TRAINING THE SEARCH COMMITTEE ON HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEIR OWN BIASES AND MITIGATE POWER DYNAMICS AMONG THE COMMITTEE.

AND YOU CAN REFER FOR MORE INFORMATION TO TERESA HERNANDEZ AT CU HR.

AND ALSO TO THE DIVERSIFY CU NOW WEBSITE, WHERE THERE'S A LONG DOCUMENT WITH DETAILED RESEARCH ON HOW TO ENACT AN INCLUSIVE HIRING PROCESS.

THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS AND AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION.

WE WILL HAVE A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH WEBSITE LAUNCH VERY SOON IN WHICH WE'LL PROVIDE DETAILS ON OUTREACH ENDEAVORS, AS WELL AS UPDATES ON WHERE WE'RE AT IN THE SEARCH AND PROVIDE A FORUM FOR FEEDBACK AND YOUR COMMENTS THAT WE MUST DO OUR BEST TO REACH AS WIDE AN AUDIENCE AS POSSIBLE AND AS DIVERSE AN AUDIENCE, AS POSSIBLE, TO ENGAGE IN A SEARCH THAT IS TRANSPARENT ARE NOT LOST ON ME.

SO THANK YOU.

OK.

NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS, I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE A REGENT CANDIDATE IN THE ROOM.

SCOTT MANGINO, ARE YOU HERE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME TO THE PODIUM AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND SAY A FEW WORDS? THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL.

SCOTT MANGINO.

I'M A TECHNOLOGIST HERE IN DENVER.

I'VE LIVED IN DENVER FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS AND I'M RUNNING FOR THE REGENT AT LARGE SEAT HERE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

THERE ARE SEVERAL INITIATIVES THAT I'M REALLY EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ON, AND I'VE BEEN MEETING WITH SEVERAL OF YOU AND SEVERAL OF THE MEMBERS IN THIS ROOM, AS WELL AS OTHER LEADERS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND EXCITED TO CONTINUE THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

BUT MY CAMPAIGN IS REALLY BASED ON TRANSPARENCY, INNOVATION AND CHANGE.

I BELIEVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS CAN HAPPEN AT THE SAME TIME.

AND I'M EXCITED TO CONTINUE TALKING WITH EACH OF YOU, AS WELL AS OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO BUILD A PLATFORM THAT IS FOUNDED ON ALL MEMBERS FEEDBACK AND OPINION.

SO THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

WE WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK.

ALL RIGHT.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE CHAIR REPORT AND I HAVE I HAVE A BIT OF A LENGTHY REPORT TODAY TO RECOUNT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE FACED OVER THE LAST YEAR BETWEEN NOW AND TODAY.

SO TODAY MARKS OUR FIRST REGULAR BOARD MEETING SINCE FEBRUARY OF 2020.

WE FACE MANY CHALLENGES AND TRANSITIONS SINCE FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR.

WE'VE TRANSITIONED PRESIDENTS.

WE'VE SAID GOODBYE TO THREE REGENT COLLEAGUES, AS WELL AS THE TREASURER AND AUDITOR AND A VP OF COMMUNICATIONS.

WE FACE BUDGET CUTS, FURLOUGHS AND DREAMS DEFERRED.

WE'VE ENDURED GREAT TRAGEDY IN OUR OWN BACKYARD AND SHOWN EVEN GREATER RESILIENCY IN REMAINING BOULDER STRONG.

AND OUR BOARD TOO HAS BEEN STRUCK BY GREAT PERSONAL TRAGEDY WITH THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES OF OUR OWN.

WE'VE DONE ALL OF THIS AMIDST THE BACKDROP OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

AND DESPITE THIS, THE UNIVERSITY HAS PERSISTED AND ITS LIGHT HAS SHINED ON.

ALL OF THESE THINGS SERVE TO REMIND US THAT THE UNIVERSITY'S WORK IS GREATER THAN OURSELVES.

AND WHILE WE ARE HERE AT CU FOR CU, WE HAVE A PRIVILEGE AND A DUTY TO SERVE THIS INSTITUTION TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES.

WE ARE BUT STEWARDS OF OUR LIGHT, AND WE MUST ALL KEEP THE FUEL BURNING FOR THAT LIGHT DESPITE THESE CHALLENGES.

WE THE STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, ADMINISTRATORS AND REGENTS FEEL THIS LIGHT THROUGH OUR WORK AND OUR SHARED SACRIFICES, OUR LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS, OUR ZOOM CLASSES AND OUR IN-PERSON RETURNS.

ALL OF US HAVE THE CHOICE TO BE HERE OR NOT, BUT WE CHOOSE TO BE HERE AND TO DEDICATE OURSELVES TO THE WORK OF CU.

IN THIS WAY, WE ARE ALL LUMINARIES HELPING CU'S LIGHT TO SHINE DESPITE THE CLOUDS THAT HAVE DESCENDED UPON US THESE CHALLENGING 18 MONTHS.

AND DESPITE THESE CLOUDS, WE FACED OUR WORK WITH AN UNDERSTANDING THAT BRIGHTER DAYS ARE AHEAD.

AND WE'VE CONTINUED TO SPREAD THE LIGHT OF CU TO SO MANY.

DURING THIS TIME, WE'VE GRADUATED OVER 28000 STUDENTS AND OUR BEST ESTIMATES ARE THAT WE'VE WELCOMED 28000 MORE INTO THE HALLS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

WE'VE CONDUCTED LEADING RESEARCH AGAINST THE FIGHT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST

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COVID-19, WELCOMED A NEW PRESIDENT AND EMBARKED ON A SEARCH FOR ANOTHER.

WELCOMED A NEW AUDITOR, TREASURER AND BOARD SECRETARY AND A NEW VP FOR COMMUNICATIONS.

IT'S BEEN A GREAT TIME OF TRANSITION AND CHANGE FOR CU, AND WE WILL ALL BE STRONGER FOR IT.

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.

CHALLENGES ARE INEVITABLE.

AS CU ALUMNUS MICHAEL ATKIN'S, A FORMER SCHOOL JANITOR WHO CAME TO CU SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, EARNED HIS GRADUATE DEGREES AND WENT ON TO BECOME A PRINCIPAL HERE IN DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAYS.

ADVERSITY IS IS A GIVEN.

PERSEVERANCE IS A CHOICE.

THESE ARE CHALLENGING TIMES, BUT THE UNIVERSITY WILL PERSIST NONETHELESS, AND IT WILL BE MADE BETTER BY THE WORK OF EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM AND EVERYONE ACROSS THE UNIVERSITY.

THE BOARD OF REGENTS, AS WELL AS THE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO OWE ALL OUR STUDENTS, STAFF, ADMINISTRATORS AND FACULTY, AND UNPAYABLE DEBT OF GRATITUDE FOR THEIR SACRIFICES TO CU OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF, AND AS THE UNIVERSITY ENTERS ITS THIRD ACADEMIC YEAR IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC, THOSE VERY SAME FOLKS CAN BE ASSURED THAT THIS BOARD WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR PRESIDENT AND ADMINISTRATION TO DO ALL WE CAN FOR CU.

WE WILL LEAD BY EXAMPLE.

WE WILL SHARE IN THE SACRIFICES AND WE WILL BE TRANSPARENT, HONEST, COLLABORATIVE AND COMPASSIONATE IN OUR WORK.

JUST AS 20 YEARS AGO, OUR PREDECESSORS LOOKED OUT AT A WORLD SHATTERED BY 9/11 ATTACKS.

WE MUST CONFRONT THE CHALLENGES OF OUR DAY AND I HAVE ALL THE CONFIDENCE IN THE WORLD.

WE WILL DO SO TO NOT ONLY MAKE IT THROUGH THESE TIMES, BUT TO COME OUT STRONGER FOR IT.

SINCE THE JUNE BOARD MEETING, THE BOARD HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK.

WE'VE PARTICIPATED IN FOUR MEETINGS WITH SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADERS REGARDING THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH.

WE'VE HEARD FROM HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERS ACROSS THE STATE ABOUT THE QUALITIES OF A CU PRESIDENT.

REGENT GALLEGOS IS, OF COURSE, ALWAYS ACTIVE ON THE WESTERN SLOPE DOING OUTREACH TO COMMUNITIES THERE, REGENT CHAVEZ AND I ATTENDED A TALK ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICAN.

AND IT WAS BY AMERICA FERRERA.

SHE ALSO REMINDED US THAT PROFESSORS ARE JUST REALLY SMART PEOPLE WHO WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT THEY KNOW.

SO IT WAS A GOOD TALK.

WE'VE DEVELOPED WORK PLANS FOR OUR COMMITTEE, HONED REVISIONS TO POLICY 3C, OPENED THE CITY HEIGHTS RESIDENCE HALL AT CU DENVER, WHICH WAS VERY EXCITING.

BROKE GROUND ON BIOSCIENCE AT ANDREWS BIOSCIENCE FIVE AND ENGAGED WITH THE FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN A NEW, MEANINGFUL MANNER.

WE'VE DONE ALL THIS WORK AND THERE IS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE AHEAD AND I LOOK FORWARD TO DOING IT WITH YOU ALL.

WITH THAT, MY REPORT CONCLUDES.

AND I'LL KICK IT OVER TO YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, FOR YOUR REPORT.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

THIS IS MY MY FIRST PRESENT TO THE BOARD.

AND IT'S JUST AN HONOR TO BE HERE WITH ALL OF YOU TODAY, AND I'M VERY GRATEFUL THAT THAT YOU'VE ALL ENTRUSTED ME WITH THIS ROLE FOR A WHILE.

SO SO JUST A FEW THINGS THAT I THAT I WANTED TO SHARE.

FIRST OF ALL, JUST TO CELEBRATE THE INCREDIBLE START THAT WE GOT OFF TO FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.

AND IT WAS SO MUCH FUN GOING TO THE CAMPUSES AND HELPING THE STUDENTS MOVE IN.

AND AND I KNOW EACH OF THE CHANCELLORS DID THAT AS WELL, AND JUST THE EXCITEMENT ON THE CAMPUSES WAS EXTRAORDINARY.

AND AND, YOU KNOW, THE STUDENTS ARE JUST SO EXCITED TO BE TO BE BACK AND CLEARLY THE, YOU KNOW, SO MANY PEOPLE ON THE CAMPUS CAMPUSES ARE ARE JUST THRILLED TO HAVE THE VITALITY RETURN TO THE CAMPUSES AND JUST FEEL IT.

SO IT'S THIS IS REALLY WONDERFUL.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR WELCOMING ME AND FOR AND FOR CREATING THAT WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT ON THE CAMPUSES.

SO ONE OF THE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THAT WE ARE, I KNOW THE CAMPUSES AND THE CHANCELLOR AND ALL OF US ARE COMMITTED TO IS IS KEEPING THE CAMPUSES SAFE, OF COURSE.

AND SO I JUST HAVE A LITTLE BIT.

I HAVE A TABLE TO SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU.

AND EFFIE IF YOU COULD PUT THAT ON THE SCREEN, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE EFFIE IS.

WHERE I'M LIKE, WHERE IS SHE? ANYWAY.

YEAH, SO I DON'T KNOW.

HOPEFULLY, YOU CAN ALL SEE THIS, BUT WE'VE BEEN TRACKING THE CAMPUSES HAVE BEEN TRACKING THIS INFORMATION FOR US AND WE'RE AND I JUST WANTED TO SHARE, SHARE IT TODAY AND HAVE IT ON THE SCREEN.

SO HERE YOU CAN SEE THE PERCENT OF FACULTY AND STAFF AND STUDENTS THAT HAVE FILLED OUT THEIR VACCINATION STATUS QUESTIONNAIRE AND THE PERCENT OF THEM THAT ARE VACCINATED ON EACH OF THE CAMPUSES.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT WE HAVE A VERY, VERY HIGH VACCINATION RATE ON THE CAMPUSES AND AND WE'RE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS IN TERMS OF FOLKS FILLING OUT THEIR QUESTIONNAIRES.

WE'RE NOT QUITE THERE YET, BUT ALMOST THERE.

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AND SO WE'RE SO I JUST WANTED TO APPLAUD THE CHANCELLORS AND AND YOUR TEAMS WHO ARE DOING SUCH GOOD WORK WITH YOUR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ON THIS ON THIS EFFORT.

AND THANK YOU, EFFIE.

TAKE THAT DOWN.

SO WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HEAR LATER ON TODAY FROM FROM DEAN SAMET FROM THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, ABOUT ABOUT THE THE VIRUS IN COLORADO AND HIS PREDICTIONS FOR THE FUTURE.

AND HE HAS DONE JUST EXTRAORDINARY WORK, AND THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS DONE EXTRAORDINARY WORK FOR THE STATE OF COLORADO DURING THE PANDEMIC AND HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE RESOURCE FOR THE ENTIRE STATE.

AND THAT AND THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF OUR THE PARTNERSHIPS WE FORMED BECAUSE THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS ACTUALLY A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CU, CSU AND UNC.

AND SO IT'S JUST ONE OF IT'S A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN COLORADO TO PROVIDE CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE THAT REALLY HELPS ADVANCE THE STATE.

WHEN WE WHEN WE ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO TO THE TO THE FALL SEMESTER, YOU KNOW, WE'VE WE'VE SEE THESE INCREDIBLE MILESTONES THAT OUR CAMPUSES HAVE HAVE BEEN REACHING.

AND JACK ACTUALLY SPOKE TO QUITE A FEW OF THOSE.

AND SO I HAD THE SAME ONES LISTED ON MY REPORT.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO I'M NOT GOING TO.

WE'LL HAVE TO COMPARE NOTES BUT JUST KUDOS TO THE TO THE CHANCELLORS AND THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY FOR, YOU KNOW, JUST NOT ONLY WORKING TO KEEP THE CAMPUS AS SAFE AND DOING OUR JOB TO EDUCATE STUDENTS, BUT ALSO JUST CONTINUING TO ADVANCE DURING THE PANDEMIC AND MAKE PROGRESS.

AND, YOU KNOW, CITY HEIGHTS, IT'S SO COOL AND BEING TALKING ABOUT THAT FOR SO MANY YEARS AND REALLY EXCITING TO SEE THAT HAPPEN.

ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT THAT YOU DIDN'T MENTION THAT I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS IS THE MOU SIGNING AT UCCS FOR SPACE FORCE.

JUST ANOTHER INSPIRING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE CAMPUSES AND BETWEEN US AND AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE SPACE FORCE TO DEVELOP A NEW WORKFORCE IN A IN A CUTTING EDGE AREA AND TO DEVELOP NEW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STATE AND FOR THE COUNTRY.

AND IT'S AN EXCITING, EXCITING THING AND THE FACT THAT OUR SYSTEM WAS TAPPED ALONG WITH NINE OTHERS IN THE NATION TO BE PARTNERS WITH WITH SPACE FORCE ON THIS WORKFORCE AND RESEARCH ENDEAVOR IS INCREDIBLE HONOR.

AND JUST SHOWS THE THE THE THE VALUE THAT OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF BRING TO COLORADO AND TO THE COUNTRY.

SO AS WE AS WE MOVE FORWARD IN THE IN THE IN THE WEEKS AHEAD, IN THE MONTHS AHEAD, WE ARE WE ARE WE ARE WORKING IN A COLLABORATIVE WAY TO TRY TO TO ENSURE THAT THAT WE ADVANCE, CU TOGETHER AS SYSTEM AND THE CAMPUSES WITH STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN MEETING REGULARLY WITH SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS, AS YOU ALL KNOW, AND WE'VE ALSO JUST HAD WONDERFUL SUCCESS IN TERMS OF MOVING SOME CRITICAL PROJECTS FORWARD IN A COLLABORATIVE WAY, ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF IT.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO SCOTT MUNSON AND TO THE CAMPUS CIOS FOR THEIR GREAT EFFORT IN THAT SPACE.

AND SO WITH THAT, I THINK I JUST WANTED TO ALSO THANK THE SYSTEM TEAM AND MY EXECUTIVE TEAM, IT'S BEEN A BIT OF A TRANSITION AS I'VE MOVED INTO THIS NEW ROLE.

AND SO WE'VE HAD TO MOVE SOME RESPONSIBILITIES AROUND AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK ALL OF THEM FOR REALLY STEPPING UP AND AND FOR HELPING TAKE ON SOME ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES SO THAT I COULD DO THIS JOB WELL FOR ALL OF YOU.

SO THANK YOU TO YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE WEEKS TO COME.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT SALIMAN ABOUT HIS REPORT? ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NONE, WE'LL MOVE RIGHT ALONG.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS OUR GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORTS AND WE'LL START WITH

[E. 9:15 a.m. GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORTS]

WITH STAFF COUNCIL CHAIR RYAN UNTISZ AND RYAN.

IF YOU WOULD COME FORWARD, PLEASE.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL.

AND THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, REGENTS, CHANCELLORS.

I AM HAPPY TO BE HERE IN PERSON WITH YOU, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO GIVING MY REPORT.

SO TODAY MY REPORT, I'M GOING TO DO IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

I NORMALLY COVER MUCH OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE IN MY WRITTEN REPORT.

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I'LL COVER SOME HIGH LEVEL ITEMS, BUT THEN I WANT TO SPEND THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME THAT I HAVE TALKING ABOUT REGENT POLICY 3C.

SO FOR THE REPORT, ACTUALLY BEFORE I BEGIN, I DO ALSO WANT TO WELCOME CHRIS HILTON, THE CHAIR OR THE PRESIDENT OF INTER CAMPUS STUDENT FORUM.

JUST A REMARK THAT CHRIS AND I GREW UP IN THE SOUTH SUBURBS OF COLORADO TOGETHER.

SO WE'RE OF DENVER.

SO WELCOME CHRIS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING ON GOVERNANCE LEADERSHIP WITH YOU.

SO FOR OUR ANNUAL PRIORITIES FOR THE UCSC, WE MET IN A FEW WEEKS AGO, I BELIEVE, TO DISCUSS ALL OF OUR PRIORITIES FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR AND STRATEGIZE ON HOW WE'LL MOVE FORWARD ON THOSE.

THOSE ARE SUMMARIZED IN THE WRITTEN REPORT, AND I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY.

FOR THE REGENT SEARCH OR THE REGENT POLICY.

3C, THE STAFF WOULD LIKE TO AGAIN REITERATE THEIR DESIRE TO MODIFY REGENT POLICY 3C SECTION J1 TO INCLUDE AN ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMBER.

LET ME, EFFIE WOULD YOU MIND PUTTING UP ADDENDUM A FOR ME? SO FOR THE CURRENT COMPOSITION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE, THE FACULTY, THEY CURRENTLY HAVE FOUR FACULTY MEMBERS FROM EACH CAMPUS, INCLUDING A DEAN FOR A TOTAL OF FIVE REPRESENTATIVES, WHEREAS THE STAFF HAVE A SINGLE STAFF MEMBER THAT REPRESENTS OUR OUR GROUP ON CAMPUS AMONG THE STAFF POPULATIONS.

EFFIE CAN YOU SCROLL DOWN JUST TO THE GRAPH.

IT'S JUST DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

YEP, DOWN THERE.

SO AMONG THE SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS, FACULTY ARE GIVEN FIVE REPRESENTATIVES AS AS THEY SHOULD.

THEY'RE AN IMPORTANT GROUP ON OUR ON OUR CAMPUS AND IN OUR INSTITUTION, BUT OUR STAFF ARE REPRESENTED BY ONLY ONE AND THAT STUDENT IS ACTUALLY IT SHOULD BE SPLIT.

IT'S GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE PENDING THE APPROVED REVISIONS TO 3C TODAY AND THEN TWO ALUMNI, WHICH FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS CHART, ARE FORMER STUDENTS.

FOR HEAD COUNTS FOR FACULTY AND STAFF ON OUR CAMPUSES, ACCORDING TO INFORMATION REPORTED TO FACULTY HAVE TEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THREE HEAD COUNT ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES SYSTEMWIDE, STAFF ARE THIRTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE.

THAT IS A ONE POINT TWO TWO STAFF TO FACULTY RATIO, WHEREAS THE COMPOSITION ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE IS A FIVE TO ONE FACULTY TO STAFF RATIO.

WE THINK THAT IT'S MORE THAN FAIR TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL SEAT ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESIDENT SEARCH.

THE STAFF ARE VERY SENSITIVE TO THE SIZE OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE.

WE KNOW THAT'S A CONCERN, BUT WE'VE WEIGHED THOSE TWO OPTIONS AND I'VE BEEN WE WERE WORKING WITH THE STAFF ON A REQUEST FOR UP TO FOUR STAFF MEMBERS, ONE FROM EACH CAMPUS.

WE THINK ONE IS ONE ADDITIONAL IS ABSOLUTELY REASONABLE IN THIS CASE.

SO I'D LIKE TO REQUEST THAT THE BOARD CONSIDER THOSE CHANGES DURING AGENDA ITEM L.

I BELIEVE ON YOUR AGENDA FOR TODAY FOR AN ADDITION OF ONE STAFF MEMBER TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE.

THE REMAINING ITEMS OF MY REPORT ARE LISTED IN THE WRITTEN REPORT AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THOSE, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

REGENT RENNISON, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? NO.

OKAY.

MY QUESTION, RYAN, IS WHERE ARE WE AT ON MY FAVORITE SUBJECT, THE TUITION BENEFIT WAIVER? I HAVE A PIECE OF THAT IN HERE, TOO.

SO RECENT CHANGES TO THE TUITION BENEFIT WENT INTO EFFECT, AND WERE ABLE TO BE USED BY STAFF FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEMESTER.

AND BROADLY SPEAKING, I THINK UNIVERSALLY ALL OF THE FEEDBACK WE'VE RECEIVED, WHICH IS ALL ANECDOTAL, IT'S NONE.

WE HAVEN'T COLLECTED IT USING A SCIENTIFIC MECHANISM THAT MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE POPULATION, BUT ALL OF OUR ANECDOTAL RESPONSES FROM STAFF HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY POSITIVE.

IT'S THE ADDITIONAL WEEK HAS GIVEN STAFF TIME TO ORDER BOOKS SO THAT THEY CAN START ON TIME WITH THE REST OF THEIR CLASSMATES AND NOT PUT THAT ADDED PRESSURE AT THE BEGINNING OF A SEMESTER ON THEMSELVES TO JUST PURSUE A BENEFIT THAT WE HAVE.

SO WE DO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS STILL WORK TO BE DONE, BUT THIS WAS A HUGE STEP FORWARD IN IMPROVING THE BENEFIT FOR STAFF AND MAKING IT EASIER TO USE.

OK.

I THINK MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE ONLY CAMPUS CURRENTLY THAT YOU CAN'T DO THAT AT IS IS STILL DENVER.

YOU CAN'T, CAN'T REGISTER IN ADVANCE AND CU DENVER.

IS THAT CORRECT? FOR UNDERGRADS.

UNDERGRADS.

OKAY.

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AND MY UNDERSTANDING AND I DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE NUMBERS ON THIS ONE SPECIFICALLY, BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF STAFF MEMBERS WHO UTILIZE THE BENEFIT UTILIZE IT AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL.

CHANCELLOR MARKS, DO YOU HAVE ANY SENSE OF WHERE, WHEN OR IF YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO EXTEND THAT BENEFIT TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS? WE TOOK A BIG STEP FORWARD THIS YEAR WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS AND IT'S A PILOT YEAR AND WE'RE STUDYING IT AND OUR INTENTION IS TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES IN THIS WAY.

REGENT RENNISON.

SO AND SOMETHING ELSE JUST FOR THE FUTURE IN THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, WE TALKED ABOUT GETTING AN UPDATE ON THE UNDERGRAD DENVER STUDENT SITUATION, AND SO I THINK WE SHIPPED THAT OVER TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

SO THERE SHOULD BE AN UPDATE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF LETTING US KNOW WHERE IT IS BECAUSE I THINK ULTIMATELY WE'D ALL CERTAINLY LIKE TO EXTEND IT TO THE UNDERGRADS.

YEAH, I IF IT WOULD BE ALRIGHT WITH THE REGENTS, I'D LIKE TO MAYBE ATTEND ONE OF THOSE MEETINGS TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M STAYING IN TOUCH WITH WHAT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THIS ONE AS WELL.

THANK YOU.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, COMMENTS FOR MR. UNTISZ? I'LL SAY ONE MORE THING.

I JUST ALSO WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO WAS INVOLVED IN IT, I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHAMPIONING FOR SOME TIME, BUT I KNOW JACK AND I BROUGHT IT BACK FORTH AND I THINK THINGS HAPPEN PRETTY QUICK.

SO I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY'S WORK IN SUCH DIFFICULT TIMES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THE STAFF ECHOED THAT GRATITUDE AS WELL.

WE KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN A TOPIC FOR WELL OVER A DECADE FOR SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE GRABBED THE BATON AND TRIED TO KEEP THE THE PROGRESS MOVING.

AND SO WE'RE GRATEFUL THAT PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM ARE AMONG THOSE WHO'VE HELPED GET IT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

SO THANK YOU.

WELL, I'D SAY WE'RE WE'VE COMPLETED.

A LITTLE BIT OF INEQUITY LEFT.

WE'VE COMPLETED A LAP.

YES.

YEAH, I ACTUALLY.

PLEASE SO.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU SAYING THAT THE SO I KNOW THAT THAT FELICITY WORKED VERY HARD WITH THE CFOS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND THE CHANCELLORS WERE COMMITTED TO IT.

BUT YOUR CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT ON IT WAS REALLY APPRECIATED.

SO THANK YOU.

AND AND IT'S IT'S A CELEBRATION FOR SURE.

I'M GLAD THAT IT'S GOING SO WELL.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND WE'RE JUST WE'RE HAPPY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ADMINISTRATION.

SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

THANK YOU.

WELL, AND RYAN, I GOT A I GOT TO SAY YOU GOT ROPED BACK INTO THIS REPRESENTATION ROLE ONE MORE TIME.

IS THAT CORRECT? ONE MORE, ONE MORE GO AROUND.

YEAH.

SO YOU ALL ARE STUCK WITH ME FOR ANOTHER AT LEAST ANOTHER YEAR.

I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO.

THANK YOU.

OK.

UNFORTUNATELY, PROFESSOR SUBMITTED A WRITTEN REPORT FOR THE FACULTY REPORT, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS, AND THAT WRITTEN REPORT IS LOCATED IN BOARD DOCS, AND THERE'S ALSO AN ADDITIONAL ITEM IN BOARD DOCS AS WELL WITH RESPECT TO THE FACULTY COUNCIL UPDATE SHE WAS GOING TO PROVIDE.

I BELIEVE IF I CAN GET BOARD DOCS TO PULL IT UP HERE.

SHE ALSO INCLUDED A RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION FOR PRIOR FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR JOANNE ADDISON.

AND IF ANY OF YOU ARE WONDERING, WE ARE PLANNING TO RECOGNIZE MANY OF OUR DEPARTURES AND FOLKS THAT HAD LEFT OVER THE LAST YEAR AND SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADERS AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING.

I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF BACKFILL ON THOSE RESOLUTIONS, BUT WE WILL GET THOSE OUT TO FOLKS AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING AND HAVE A PROPER RECOGNITION FOR MANY OF THOSE FOLKS.

I'VE ASKED, I'M GOING TO ASK SECRETARY HEWITT TO ALSO READ SOME INFORMATION THAT HE RECEIVED FROM FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR.

SURE.

SO SINCE PROFESSOR MARY WRITTEN REPORT.

BUT SHE ASKED THAT WE AMEND HER REPORT AND I'M JUST GOING TO READ HER COMMENTS EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE STAFF COUNCIL REQUEST TO ADD ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU, SECRETARY.

AND THAT BRINGS US TO OUR INTER CAMPUS STUDENT FORUM CHAIR UPDATE FROM CHRIS HILTON.

SO CHRIS, WOULD YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD TO THE PODIUM AND SHARE YOUR UPDATE? ONE MOMENT WHILE I PULL UP MY NOTES.

GOOD MORNING, CHAIR KROLL, VICE CHAIR SHARKEY, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, REGENTS, CHANCELLORS, ADMINISTRATORS JUST WANTED TO START OFF WITH A LITTLE INTRODUCTION OF MYSELF.

MY NAME IS CHRIS HILTON.

I AM CURRENTLY AN UNDERGRAD STUDENT IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM AT CU DENVER.

I'M A NONTRADITIONAL AND TRANSFER STUDENT WHO ACTUALLY CAME BACK LAST YEAR

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DURING THE PANDEMIC, ALL DUE TO A LECTURE SERIES THAT OUR COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES HOSTED OVER THE SUMMER THAT YEAR ON PUBLIC HEALTH THROUGH COVID.

SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A QUICK SHOUT OUT TO THAT PROGRAM.

ICSF BEGAN MEETING LAST MONTH AS ALL OF OUR TERMS BEGAN.

IT HAS BEEN A FLURRY OF A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

WE ARE ALL INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO BE ON CAMPUS.

WE ARE EXCITED TO BE ENGAGED.

EVERY SINGLE STUDENT GOVERNMENT IMMEDIATELY MENTIONED THAT WHILE IT IS NOT NECESSARILY A POLICY GOAL OF OURS, ENGAGING OUR STUDENT POPULATIONS IS WHAT WE ARE FOCUSED ON.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE WANT PEOPLE IN OUR STUDENT OUR CLASSROOMS, AND WE WANT TO BE ADVOCATING FOR THEM IN ROOMS LIKE THIS.

OUR FIRST MEETING REALLY FOCUSED ON WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT YEAR? IN OUR REPORT, I OUTLINE THE PRIORITIES FOR EACH OF THE CAMPUSES, AS SHARED BY THEIR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENTS.

BUT THERE WAS A COUPLE THAT WERE SHARED PRIORITIES THAT EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE SUCH DIFFERENT STUDENT POPULATIONS, WE'RE PRETTY PREVALENT BETWEEN ALL OF US.

ONE IS, OF COURSE, THE SENSITIVITY WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH.

WHILE WE UNDERSTAND THAT ADDING, YOU KNOW, 20 STUDENTS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH WOULD MAKE US HAPPY, IT'S NOT REALISTIC AND WE WOULD NEVER ADVOCATE FOR THAT.

AND WE DO ALSO, JUST AS A NOTE, DO SUPPORT THE STAFF RECOMMENDATION TO ADD ADDITIONAL MEMBERS THROUGH THEM.

WE DO WANT TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT OUR VOICES ARE ACTUALLY HEARD THIS ROUND.

FOR STUDENTS WHO HAD BEEN IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DURING THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH, WHICH I WAS NOT, THEY FELT LIKE WHILE THERE WAS LISTENING TOURS OR TYPES OF PROGRAMS, THEY WERE NOT ACTUALLY HEARD IN TERMS OF SOME OF THEIR CONCERNS.

WE'VE ALREADY STARTED WORKING WITH DR.

LEITNER TO ARRANGE THOSE LISTENING TOURS.

AND I'M EXCEPTIONALLY HAPPY THAT THAT'S ALREADY ON THE BOOKS.

THE OTHER MAJOR THING THAT WE ARE ADVOCATING FOR, AS WE WILL ALL BE ADVOCATING FOR, IS DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF, YES, THERE'S BEEN A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC THAT HAS CAUSED US TO REALLY REFLECT ON EVERYTHING.

BUT THE THING THAT I'VE HEARD FROM EVERY STUDENT GOVERNMENT LEADER WAS THAT OUR STUDENT POPULATION IS A LOT MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DIVERSITY ISSUE.

WHAT DOES IT MATTER IF WE SURVIVE A PANDEMIC, IF EVERYTHING IS STILL BROKEN? AND THAT'S WHERE WE ARE COMING.

I KNOW PERSONALLY AS I WORK AT CU DENVER.

THAT'S BEEN MY NUMBER ONE FOCUS AS STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WANT TO HAVE.

FOCUSED ON THE MOST AT THIS LEVEL, SO THAT WAY IT CAN.

HOPEFULLY BE THE ONE TYPE OF THING THAT ACTUALLY TRICKLES DOWN.

ON THAT NOTE.

I WOULD GLADLY TAKE ANY QUESTIONS WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANY REGENTS OR MEMBER OF ADMINISTRATION WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND OUR ICSF MEETINGS IN THE FUTURE, WE'RE WORKING WITH PRESIDENT SALIMAN'S OFFICE TO HAVE HIM ATTEND IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

BUT OTHER THAN THAT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR ICSF CHAIR HILTON? REGENT SMITH.

GOOD MORNING, NICE TO SEE YOU HERE.

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT AT OUR GOVERNANCE MEETING, I ASKED FOR AN AMENDMENT TO HAVE TWO STUDENTS ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE, A GRADUATE STUDENT AND AN UNDERGRAD BECAUSE I RECOGNIZE THAT THOSE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT POPULATIONS ON OUR CAMPUSES AND WE WILL BE VOTING ON THAT LATER TODAY.

DEFINITELY.

I SAW THAT DRAFT AND I GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THE ANSCHUTZ SENATE LEADERSHIP ALSO APPRECIATES THAT SINCE THEY ARE SO HEAVILY A GRADUATE CAMPUS.

SO THANK YOU FOR MAKING THAT STEP TOWARDS IT.

ANYTHING ELSE? YES.

DR. LEITNER, YOU SAID YOU'VE BEEN WORKING WITH MR. HILTON ON ON SCHEDULING, OUTREACH, ENGAGEMENT TRIPS OR CONVERSATIONS, RATHER NOT TRIPS CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR WITH OUR STUDENTS.

OK, GREAT.

AND STAFF COUNSEL, RYAN? HE'S OVER THERE.

WE HAVE, WE ARE YOU ALSO WORKING ON THESE? THOSE FACULTY FEEDBACK SESSIONS, AND I HOPE THAT WE WOULD WE WOULD HAVE EQUALLY GOOD ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF ON THAT FRONT.

AND AS FAR AS ICSF MEETINGS, IF YOU'D LIKE TO INVITE ME, I'D BE HAPPY TO COME.

SO YOU JUST YOU LET ME KNOW I'LL BE THERE.

WE WILL GLADLY INVITE YOUR CHAIR KROLL AND LIKEWISE TO ANY OF THE OTHER REGENTS OR CHANCELLORS.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTION? PERFECT.

THE ONLY OTHER THING I'D SAY IS IS PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CHIME IN DURING OUR DISCUSSIONS AND YOUR VALUED VOICE HERE.

DEFINITELY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

OK.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN AND I HAVE A COMMITMENT TO RUNNING OUR MEETINGS EFFICIENTLY AND AND TO HAVING GREAT CONVERSATIONS AND FORESIGHT AS TO WHAT THE BOARD MIGHT WANT TO HEAR.

AND PRESIDENT SALIMAN THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA, AND I CONCUR THAT WE

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GET A COUPLE OF MINUTE UPDATES FROM OUR CHANCELLORS ON ON THE STATE OF THEIR CAMPUSES, GIVEN THE TIMES WE ARE IN.

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERENCE ON WHERE WE START? GOOD MORNING, REGENTS.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN, WE'VE HAD A PRETTY EXCITING BACK TO CAMPUS MOMENT FOR A CAMPUS THAT'S STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC.

IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL FOR ME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 14 MONTHS SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE TO SEE A FULL AND ACTIVE CAMPUS.

AND OF COURSE, AS MENTIONED EARLIER, WE OPENED A 555 BED STUDENT HOUSING FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS IN THE MIDDLE OF CAMPUS, WHICH IS COMPLETELY FULL, RELATIVE TO COVID.

IT'S STILL WITH US, AND AS YOU SAW BEFORE WITH PRESIDENT SALIMAN'S SLIDE, WE'RE VERY PROUD THAT WE HAVE A 98 PERCENT FACULTY STAFF VACCINATION RATE AND ABOUT A 70 AND ABOUT A 93, 94 PERCENT STUDENT VACCINATION RATE.

THAT SAID, PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF BEING IN MASKS, AND YET WE KNOW THAT BEING IN MASKS HAS PREVENTED US FROM HAVING ANY OUTBREAKS ON CAMPUS.

WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO ON CAMPUS TRANSMISSION HAPPENING THAT WE KNOW OF AND AND WE AND WE'VE DELIVERED OVER 800 TESTS IN THE LAST WEEK AND WE HAVE FOUR POSITIVE CASES, NONE HAPPENING ON CAMPUS THAT WE KNOW OF.

SO WE FEEL GOOD.

OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY IS KEEPING OUR CAMPUS SAFE.

WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN AND CONTINUOUSLY MONITORING THE SITUATION AND WE'LL PIVOT AS WE NEED TO.

IN ADDITION TO BEING EXHAUSTED FROM THE PANDEMIC, I THINK THE CAMPUS IS GENUINELY EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW CAMPUS STRATEGIC PLAN AND WE'RE WORKING TO TO TO START IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN.

AND I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF ENTHUSIASM FROM FROM FACULTY AND STAFF RIGHT NOW AT CU DENVER.

OK.

GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU.

IT'S NICE TO BE HERE.

I AM CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN IS NOT HERE, BUT I AM, SO OUR CAMPUS HAS BEEN IN A FLURRY EVER SINCE, YOU KNOW, THIS STARTED IN 2020 IN MARCH.

BUT BASICALLY 9/1/21 WAS THE DATE WE DECIDED EVERYBODY WOULD COME BACK AND BE FULLY VACCINATED.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

MOST OF OUR PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN BACK SINCE JUNE, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF OUR FALL PROGRAMS THAT START OVER THE COURSE OF THE SUMMER AND ALL THE STUDENTS WERE REQUIRED TO BE VACCINATED IN THOSE PROGRAMS. WE ONLY HAVE TWO VACCINE EXCEPTIONS ON OUR CAMPUS, WHICH IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER CAMPUSES, WHICH ARE MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS THAT ARE FROM A LICENSED PRACTITIONER IN COLORADO AND APPROVED VALIDATED RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS.

SO WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING THROUGH.

YOU SAW THE NUMBERS THAT PRESIDENT SALIMAN PUT UP THERE.

WE WERE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD AT 100 PERCENT WAS NOT QUITE 100 PERCENT.

IT'S LIKE NINETY NINE POINT FIVE NINE PERCENT, BUT WE'RE TRYING TO CLOSE THAT BABY GAP.

AND SO BUT I THINK WE'RE DOING REALLY WELL BECAUSE ABOUT FOUR WEEKS AGO, WE WERE AT ABOUT 79 PERCENT RESPONSE RATE AND PEOPLE ARE JUST COMING FORWARD AND DOING A GREAT JOB.

WE, OUR TEAMS HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD TO KEEP THE CAMPUS SAFE, AND WE'RE REALLY CONCERNED WITH THE COMFORT OF THE PEOPLE COMING BACK TO CAMPUS.

IT'S KIND OF A SILENT THING THAT OFTEN DOESN'T GET SAID.

AND SO WE GO SAFETY, SAFETY.

BUT THEN THERE'S SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE CONCERNS AND WE'RE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT THEIR COMFORT LEVELS AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN EXCUSE ME TO KEEP THE COMFORT LEVELS IN A PLACE WHERE THEY ARE COMFORTABLE, WHERE THEY WANT TO COME BACK TO CAMPUS.

OUR RESEARCH TOWERS ARE ALMOST 100 PERCENT FULL, OUR CLINICAL ENTERPRISES ARE BACK TO 100 PERCENT CAPACITY AND HAVE BEEN ALL SUMMER.

AND ALSO OUR ADMINISTRATIVE PEOPLE ARE STILL WORKING HYBRID BECAUSE WE WANT TO KEEP THE LEVEL OF PEOPLE ON CAMPUS DOWN WHERE WE CAN.

WE'VE HAD SEVEN POSITIVE CASES IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS, BUT NO OUTBREAKS.

AND SO WE'RE HAPPY ABOUT THAT AND WE STILL REQUIRE ALL PEOPLE ON CAMPUS WITH SYMPTOMS OR POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO SELF-REPORT, WHICH IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING FOR 19 MONTHS NOW.

AND THEN OUR CONTACT TRACERS ARE TRACING EVERY ONE OF THEM.

AND SO THAT'S ANOTHER THING THAT WE DO FOR THE COMFORT LEVEL OF PEOPLE ON OUR CAMPUS.

BUT I WILL SAY IN AUGUST, WE TRACED FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY SIX SELF-REPORT CASES, WHICH WAS THE HIGHEST MONTH WE'VE HAD EVER, AND THE PREVIOUS HIGHER MONTH WAS IN JANUARY OF 2021 AT THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT.

BUT WE KIND OF EXPECTED THAT AND YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST THE THE VARIANT IS OUT THERE AND ABOUT.

SO I JUST HAVE TO THANK EVERYBODY ON OUR CAMPUS TOO, WHO HAS WORKED SO HARD.

OUR LEGAL TEAM, OUR HR TEAM, OUR FACILITIES, EVERYBODY HAS BEEN PULLING TOGETHER TO GET THIS DONE AND WE HAVEN'T REALLY HAD ANY GAPS.

BUT WE'RE PLUGGING AWAY AND MAKING SURE THAT THE PLACE IS SAFE AND THAT THE STUDENTS CAN GET THEIR QUALITY EDUCATION AND THE RESEARCH AND THE CLINICAL ACTIVITIES CAN HAPPEN.

SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF WHAT EVERYBODY'S DONE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT MOMENT.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR HOSTING US YESTERDAY FOR A PORTION OF OUR BOARD MEETING.

WE REALLY APPRECIATED ALL THE WORK THAT WENT INTO THAT AND WANT TO WANT TO THANK THE FOLKS THAT GAVE US THE TOUR AS WELL.

AGAIN, IT WAS VERY, VERY FUN.

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YOU'RE SO WELCOME.

IT'S OUR PLEASURE.

THANK YOU.

ANY, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR ANY OF THE CHANCELLORS? OK, YEAH, OK.

WE'LL GO WITH WE'LL GO WITH, WE'LL GO WITH YOU.

CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WANT TO BEGIN BY TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT BOULDER COUNTY'S INFECTION RATE, IN BOULDER COUNTY.

WE'RE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A RATE OF ABOUT 77 CASES PER DAY, AND THAT NUMBER IS ACTUALLY UP.

THIS IS THE WHOLE COUNTY OF BOULDER.

IT'S, YOU KNOW, HIGHER THAN IN PREVIOUS WEEKS.

HOWEVER, WE DID NOT SEE AN IMMEDIATE LARGE SPIKE ON THE CAMPUS FROM OUR STUDENTS WHEN THEY RETURNED FOR FALL SEMESTER.

BOULDER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH INDICATED THAT THE RISE IN CASES ACROSS THE COUNTY HAVE NOT BEEN CORRELATED WITH CU STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

SO I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING ON THE CAMPUS.

SECONDLY, I WANT TO MENTION ABOUT HOSPITALIZATIONS IN BOULDER COUNTY.

BOULDER COUNTY'S HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE LOWER THAN OTHER COUNTIES IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, AND WE BELIEVE THAT SOME OF THE CAMPUS MEASURES ARE HELPING TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF COVID AND ADVERSE HEALTH OUTCOMES IN THE COMMUNITY.

THE CAMPUS HAS RESPONDED WELL TO OUR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE VACCINATIONS.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE REQUIRING STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF LIKE THE OTHER CAMPUSES TO REPORT THEIR VACCINATION STATUS AND TO SEEK AN EXEMPTION IF THEY ARE NOT VACCINATED.

WE'RE ONE WEEK AWAY FROM OUR REPORTING DEADLINE, BUT STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND STAFF ARE CONTINUING TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM PRESIDENT SALIMAN'S REPORT, BOTH OUR FACULTY AND STAFF, AS WELL AS OUR STUDENTS, ARE AT 90 PERCENT, 96 PERCENT VACCINATED.

AND WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THE RESPONSE RATE WILL CONTINUE TO RISE OVER THE NEXT WEEK AND ARE SENDING REMINDERS TO STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF ABOUT THE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

WE'VE ALSO CREATED A MASKING REQUIREMENT LIKE THE OTHER CAMPUSES FOR PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE INDOOR SPACES.

WE IMPLEMENTED THIS REQUIREMENT APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS BEFORE BOULDER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLEMENTED A COUNTYWIDE REQUIREMENT.

AND BEFORE IMPLEMENTING OUR MASKING REQUIREMENT, WE CONSULTED WITH BCPH AND HAVE RECEIVED THEIR PERMISSION TO CONTINUE OUR REQUIREMENTS AS THE COUNTY IMPLEMENTS ITS PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER.

THE MASKING REQUIREMENT IS SOMETHING THAT WE IMPLEMENTED TO ENSURE THAT WE COULD CONTINUE TO HAVE IN-PERSON CLASSES WITHOUT HAVING TO CHANGE OUR CAPACITY LIMITATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM.

AND WE'VE HEARD STRONGLY FROM OUR STUDENTS THAT MAINTAINING THEIR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IS THE HIGHEST PRIORITY.

WE HAVE CONTINUE TO HAVE TESTING AVAILABLE THROUGH WOUDENBERG HEALTH CENTER.

WE'VE ALSO MAINTAINED OUR CASE INVESTIGATION AND CONTACT TRACING CAPABILITIES SIMILAR TO THE ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS, AND OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THAT WE NEED TO TRANSITION FROM TREATING COVID AS AN EMERGENCY TO TREATING COVID AS SOMETHING THAT WILL BE PART OF OUR EXPERIENCE FOR THIS WHOLE ACADEMIC YEAR, IF NOT LONGER.

WE WANT TO WORK TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY WHILE ENSURING THAT WE CAN PROVIDE A STRONG ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL EXPERIENCE FOR OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

SO THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? CHANCELLOR REDDY.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL.

SO AFTER 18 MONTHS OF UNCERTAINTY, WE ARE ENJOYING A STRONG RETURN TO CAMPUS LIFE.

MANY STUDENTS WHO DEFERRED THEIR EDUCATIONS HAVE CHOSEN TO BEGIN THEIR STUDIES AND WE CELEBRATE A VERY STRONG INCOMING CLASS OF 1825 FIRST YEAR AND EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE TRANSFER STUDENTS.

SO OUR WEEK LONG SERIES OF ORIENTATION EVENTS ARE AN EVEN BETTER TURNOUT IN PRE-COVID YEARS.

I DO WANT TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

I THINK THEY SHOWED TREMENDOUS COURAGE, PATIENCE AND COMPASSION DURING THIS TIME, WHICH REALLY HAS ALLOWED OUR STUDENTS TO BE WELCOMED ON CAMPUS IN A PRETTY FABULOUS WAY.

IN FACT, OUR DORMS ARE 95 PERCENT FULL, WHICH IS BETTER THAN EVEN NORMAL YEARS.

AND WHEN I CHECKED ON DROPOUT, WE HAD ONE STUDENT DROPOUT SO FAR FROM THE DORM.

SO THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE AND THAT SHOWS HOW MUCH THE STUDENTS REALLY WANT TO BE ON CAMPUS.

SO WE'RE DELIGHTED TO SEE THAT.

ALSO WANNA, I'M PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ONLY WEARING MASKS INDOORS BECAUSE WE HAVE MASK REQUIREMENTS, BUT THEY'RE ALSO WEARING MASKS OUTDOORS.

I'VE SEEN MANY OF THE STUDENTS NOT REMOVING THEIR MASKS EVEN AS THEY WALK THROUGH THROUGH THE BUILDINGS.

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THAT TELLS ME THAT HOW BADLY THEY REALLY WANT TO BE ON CAMPUS AND WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT NOT TO GO BACK REMOTE AGAIN.

EVEN WITH THE MASK, VACCINATION REQUIREMENT AND MASK REQUIREMENTS IN LIGHT OF THE DELTA VARIANT.

WE STILL ARE CONTINUING A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF PRECAUTIONS.

WE CONTINUE TO REQUIRE FACE COVERINGS IN ALL INDOOR SETTINGS.

WE ARE KEPT PLEXIGLASS BARRIERS IN CUSTOMER SERVING AREAS AND CLASSROOMS. WE HAVE POSTED NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY SIGNAGE ACROSS THE CAMPUS.

OUR WELLNESS CENTER CONTINUES TO PROVIDE CONTACT TRACING FOR ANY POSITIVE CASES RELATED TO CAMPUS AND ON CAMPUS HOUSING, AND THEY'RE ALSO PROVIDING ROUTINE TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED STUDENTS LIVING ON CAMPUS.

SO SO FAR, WE FEEL PRETTY GOOD.

WE CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE REGULARLY.

WE STILL CONTINUE TO HOLD TOWN HALLS EVERY MONTH TO KEEP OUR CAMPUS INFORMED, AND ATTENDANCE HAS BEEN ANYWHERE FROM 500 TO 800 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN THOSE TOWN HALLS.

AND SINCE THE MOVEMENT HAS BEGUN ON AUGUST 15TH, WE HAVE TESTED OVER 500 STUDENTS, HAD ABOUT 30 POSITIVE CASES, BUT LAST WEEK HAD ONLY ONE POSITIVE CASE.

SO I THINK THE PRECAUTIONS ARE CONTINUING TO PAY OFF.

JUST LIKE CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO SHARED, OUR CAMPUS IS DOING MUCH BETTER THAN OUR COUNTY IN TERMS OF THE RATES.

AGAIN, THAT SHOWS THE UNITY ON OUR CAMPUS.

OVERALL, WE ARE ENCOURAGED.

OUR ENTIRE CAMPUS COMMUNITY IS EXERCISING PRECAUTION AND ARE ENSURING THAT WE STAY OPEN.

AND IN CLOSING, I DO WANT TO SAY THAT YOU ALL SHOULD WEAR THE MASKS THAT CHAIR KROLL IS WEARING.

THAT'S THE MOST, SAFEST MASK THAT YOU CAN WEAR.

SO WITH THAT, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR REDDY EVERYONE.

YEAH, IT'S IT'S THE UCCS MASK.

I DON'T I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S SCIENTIFIC PROOF TO BACK UP WHAT YOU'VE SAID THERE, BUT.

WE HAVE OUR ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH HERE.

I THINK SHE'S GOING TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

I'LL I'LL I'LL ASK ONE MORE TIME IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE CHANCELLOR'S BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA? OK.

SEEING NONE, THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE APPROVAL OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[F. 9:35 a.m. CONSENT AGENDA]

CAN I GET A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEMS F ONE THROUGH F SIX.

SO MOVED.

OK MOVED BY REGENT CHAVEZ, SECONDED BY REGENT SMITH.

ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE INDICATE BY SAY AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED.

HEARING NONE THUS HAVE BEEN APPROVED.

AND A FULL SIX MINUTES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, DESPITE OUR LATE START.

WE'RE MOVING TO ITEM G.

[G. 9:45 a.m. STRATEGIC PLAN]

UPDATES ON STRATEGIC PLAN.

DEEP DIVE WITH RESPECT TO SOME METRICS THERE.

SO PRESIDENT SALIMAN, DEAN GREAT.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

I WILL KICK US OFF AND.

WHERE'S ANGELIQUE? OH, SHE'S.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, WE'LL WE'LL THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH, AND SHARON IS GOING TO TO TAKE THE LEAD IN TERMS OF THE THE INITIAL OVERVIEW, AND THEN WE HAVE AN AWESOME PANEL OF OF EXPERTS FROM THE CAMPUSES TO TALK ABOUT THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE ON THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

BUT YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT.

SO AT THE RETREAT, WE HAD A DEEP DIVE ON ONE OF THE PILLARS AND TODAY, TODAY IS OUR SECOND DEEP DIVE.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO THESE FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS SO THAT WE CAN PROVIDE MORE DETAIL ON THE THE REAL WORK THAT'S GOING ON ON THE CAMPUSES TO IMPLEMENT THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND SO WITH THAT, I WILL KICK IT OVER TO SHARON.

THANK YOU.

CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

LET'S SEE WHO'S DRIVING? CAN SOMEONE MOVE US TO THE NEXT SLIDE? I LOVE BEING ABLE TO DO THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING WITH THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AS YOU RECALL, THE REGENTS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED AND APPROVED THIS PLAN ABOUT A MONTH AGO, AND WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS.

AND SO THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE SOME OF THE PROGRESS TO DATE AND THE SPECIFIC ACTION STEPS OUR CAMPUS, OUR CAMPUSES ARE ENGAGED IN.

THE PLAN IS DESIGNED TO FURTHER CU'S MISSION, AND IT SERVES AS A COMPLEMENT TO THE STRATEGIC PLANS THAT EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL CAMPUSES HAVE.

FOR EXAMPLE, DR.

MARKS JUST HIGHLIGHTED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW THE DENVER CAMPUS IS MOVING FORWARD ON THEIR PLAN.

THE OTHER CAMPUSES ARE DOING AS WELL.

THIS IS A COMPLEMENT TO THOSE EFFORTS THAT HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE ALL VERY COMMITTED TO ACROSS THE ENTIRE SYSTEM.

SO AS PRESIDENT SALIMAN MENTIONED, THIS IS PART OF OUR ONGOING EFFORTS TO HIGHLIGHT EACH OF THE DIFFERENT PILLARS AT A DIFFERENT REGENTS MEETINGS.

SO YOU HAVE THAT MORE DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE ACTION ITEMS ARE TO

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DATE ON EACH OF THESE STRATEGIC PILLARS.

SO THE FIRST DEEP DIVE WE DID WAS OVER THE SUMMER ON PILLAR THREE FOCUSED ON DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, EQUITY AND ACCESS.

AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT TODAY IS PILLAR TWO FOCUSED ON DISCOVERY AND IMPACT.

DISCOVERY AND IMPACT.

THAT RESEARCH AND HEALTH CARE THAT THE SYSTEM IS DOING IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO OUR MISSION IN TERMS OF HOW WE SERVE THE STATE, AS WELL AS HOW WE SERVE THE THE THE NATION AND THE COUNTRY OVERALL.

SO THERE'S A LOT GOING ON WITH EACH OF THESE PILLARS.

IN TERMS OF HIGHLIGHTING PILLAR TWO ON DISCOVERY AND IMPACT.

WE'VE ASKED THE LEADERS ON THE RESEARCH SIDE FROM EACH CAMPUS TO HIGHLIGHT ONE OR A COUPLE OF ACTION STEPS THAT THEY'RE ENGAGED IN BECAUSE THEY CAN'T POSSIBLY GIVE YOU THE FULL PICTURE IN THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOCATED.

SO THIS IS DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF THE ACTION STEPS THEY'RE TAKING TO MEET THE FIVE YEAR GOALS THAT WERE SET OUT IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THEN WE'VE SET ASIDE SOME TIME AT THE END TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT'S USEFUL TO YOU IN TERMS OF TELLING THE STORY OF THE DISCOVERY AND IMPACT EFFORTS ACROSS OUR CU SYSTEM.

IN TERMS OF THE METRICS AND GOALS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

SO EACH CAMPUS IS DRIVING TOWARDS THEIR FIVE YEAR GOALS RELATED TO RESEARCH FUNDING AS AN INDICATOR OF PROGRESS IN THIS PARTICULAR AREA.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, AND ANSCHUTZ IS WORKING ON GOALS AROUND THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS SERVED IN ADDITION TO THEIR GOALS ON RESEARCH FUNDING.

SO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO NOW IS HAVE EACH CAMPUS GIVE A HIGHLIGHT IN TERMS OF ONE OR A COUPLE OF THE ACTION STEPS THEY'RE MOST ENGAGED WITH.

AND THEN AT THE END OF EACH OF THOSE HIGHLIGHTS, WE WILL HAVE TIME FOR QUESTIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THE CAMPUSES ONE BY ONE.

IN THE BEGINNING, THEY'RE GOING TO SPEND ABOUT FIVE MINUTES TALKING ABOUT THEIR WORK TO DATE IN TERMS OF SPECIFIC ACTION STEPS, ON OUR ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS.

YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE RESEARCH, AS WELL AS SOME OF THE WORK THEY'RE DOING TO DRIVE MORE PATIENT SERVED.

AND THEN FINALLY, YOU'LL HEAR FROM VICE PRESIDENT LEITNER TALKING ABOUT SYSTEM LEVEL EFFORTS RELATED TO OUR RESEARCH GOALS.

SO WITH THAT SAID, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR.

DUNN.

WELL, GOOD MORNING, REGENTS, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, I'M PLEASED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO CU DENVER AND OUR FUTURE, AND THAT'S THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUR RESEARCH ENTERPRISE.

AND AS THE FOUR OF US, WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER THE REMARKS THAT WE WERE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU.

I THINK ONE THING THAT WE WERE STRUCK BY AND PROUD OF IS HOW THE CU SYSTEM KIND OF RESEARCH ENTERPRISE.

THE GREAT STRENGTHS OF IT ARE REALLY THE UNIQUENESS AND THE DIFFERENTIATION ACROSS EACH OF THE CAMPUS AND HOW THE POWER OF THAT CAN BE UNLEASHED THROUGH PRODUCTIVE COLLABORATIONS ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE SIGNS OF THAT TODAY.

LET'S SEE HERE.

SO JUST TO REFRESH YOU, THIS IS THE KIND OF STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH AWARD GOAL FOR CU DENVER THAT WE'RE WORKING TOWARD.

TO PUT THAT IN PERSPECTIVE A LITTLE BIT, THIS PLOT SHOWS A 10 YEAR KIND OF HISTORY OF RESEARCH FUNDING AT CU DENVER.

AND I THINK IT'S KIND OF NOTABLE THAT OVER THAT 10 YEAR PERIOD, IT'S LARGELY BEEN FLAT.

AND I THINK THIS REALLY REFLECTS AN APPROACH TO RESEARCH THAT FOCUSED ON THE INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATOR.

AND I THINK WHAT I'M GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU A LITTLE BIT IS OUR STRATEGY THAT DEVIATES AND KIND OF MOVES AWAY FROM THAT AND VIEWS RESEARCH REALISTICALLY AND IMPORTANTLY AS A TEAM SPORT KIND OF RATHER THAN AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT.

AND THEN THE INTENT IS THE IMPACT OF THE INVESTIGATORS BECOMES A MULTIPLICATIVE ONE RATHER THAN AN ADDITIVE ONE.

SO I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN MANY WAYS ABOUT HOW WE'RE CONTRIBUTING TO MEET KIND OF OUR RESEARCH GOALS ARE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A PLAN TO DO SO.

AND AS CHANCELLOR MARKS JUST MENTIONED, KIND OF WE'RE JUST IN THE PROCESS OF WE'VE JUST LAUNCHED AND JUST STARTING TO IMPLEMENT OUR PLAN.

RESEARCH KIND OF IS ONE OF FIVE KEY GOALS OF THAT PLAN.

AND I THINK AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT HERE IS A STATEMENT OF OUR RESEARCH GOAL THAT CU DENVER WILL BE INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN FOR ITS RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK, IMPACTING FIVE OF SOCIETY'S GRAND CHALLENGES.

AND THERE'S A LOT TO UNPACK IN THERE THAT TALKS ABOUT KIND OF OUR APPROACH.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT FOR OUR KIND OF CAMPUS RESEARCH IS INTIMATELY CONNECTED TO OUR OTHER GOALS.

IT'S INTIMATELY A PART OF STUDENT SUCCESS FOR US, KIND OF THE DEMOGRAPHICS THAT WE

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SERVE.

WE KNOW THAT PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING AND KEEPING STUDENTS ON CAMPUS KIND OF MAKES EDUCATION STICKIER AND RESULTS IN HIGHER PERSISTENCE.

IT'S ALSO CONNECTED TO OUR AMBITIONS WITH REGARD TO INNOVATION AND LEVERAGING OUR LOCATION TO BUILD AN INNOVATION ENGINE IN THE KIND OF HEART OF DENVER IN A NEW INNOVATION DISTRICT.

THE COUPLE OF BULLETS ON THE LEFT TALK ABOUT AT A HIGH LEVEL.

I THINK SOME OF THE KEY ELEMENTS OF OUR APPROACH AND WHAT IS GOING TO BE CENTRAL TO US ACHIEVING KIND OF OUR AMBITIONS.

KIND OF FIRST IS THE RESPONSIBILITY AND OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE AS A RECENTLY DESIGNATED HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION AND ASIAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER SERVING INSTITUTION.

THAT IN ITSELF KIND OF PROVIDES A RESPONSIBILITY FOR US KIND OF TO, YOU KNOW, TO A RESPONSIBILITY TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR DIVERSE STUDENTS KIND OF IN NEW WAYS.

IT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO LEVERAGE RESOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO BE A REALLY ATTRACTIVE PARTNER, KIND OF FOR MANY INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE COUNTRY.

OUR APPROACH IS TRANSITIONING TO ONE OF FOCUSING, SO WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON FIVE GRAND CHALLENGES THAT BRING TOGETHER INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS. IN ESSENCE, THIS WILL REQUIRE DEEP PARTNERSHIPS.

AND IF WE, YOU KNOW, I THINK THE THESIS KIND OF THAT UNDERPINS OUR APPROACH IS IF WE FOCUS ON THESE FIVE GRAND CHALLENGES, IF WE KIND OF BECOME KNOWN, WE'RE DOING IMPORTANT WORK AND PEOPLE WILL PAY FOR IT.

AND SO THAT WILL DRIVE GROWTH IN OUR ENTERPRISE.

WE, I'VE LAUNCHED A PROCESS THIS SEMESTER TO START TO WORK THROUGH AND IDENTIFY THOSE CHALLENGES, AND IT WILL BE EXCITING TO SHARE THOSE WITH YOU KIND OF AS WE GO FORWARD.

AND FINALLY, WE'RE INVESTING KIND OF IN RESEARCH WRIT LARGE IN LEADERSHIP.

WE HAVE A NEW NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR A CAMPUS RESEARCH LEADER, KIND OF THE FIRST TIME A FULL TIME POSITION WILL BE DEDICATED TO THAT AND ARE GOING FORWARD.

SO IN SUMMARY, I THINK IT'S A REALLY EXCITING.

TIME KIND OF FOR US, AT CU DENVER, AND WE'RE READY TO KIND OF RISE TO THE OCCASION TO MEET THE AMBITIOUS GOALS OF OUR CAMPUS IN THE SYSTEM.

THANK YOU.

MARTY.

DEAN DUNN.

WHAT WHAT DO YOU THINK HAS SORT OF LED THE RESEARCH? AND FUNDING FOR DENVER TO NOT REALLY MOVE MUCH OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS AND BE INCONSISTENT IN WHAT CAN WE DO? YOU KNOW, AS AS YOU KNOW, COLORADO'S ONLY URBAN PUBLIC RESEARCH INSTITUTION, WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE THAT? YEAH, SO SO IT'S SO IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND I THINK THE THE UPS AND DOWNS IN SOME WAYS, I THINK OUR HOPE ARE THE THE MEASURES OF THOSE UPS AND DOWNS ARE KIND OF KIND OF NOISE COMPARED TO WHERE WE WANT TO GO.

AND SO I THINK THE REASON HAS BEEN WE'VE BEEN FOCUSED LARGELY ON THE IDEA THAT THE RESEARCH IS DONE BY TURNING INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATORS LOOSE AND THEN DOING KIND OF GREAT WORK.

AND I THINK THE STRENGTH THAT THAT'S GOING TO BE ENDOWED US WITH IS THAT WE DO HAVE REALLY TALENTED FACULTY DOING GOOD THINGS.

I THINK THE ABILITY TO BRING THEM TOGETHER AND FOCUS KIND OF ON AREAS ON THESE GRAND CHALLENGES THAT REQUIRE TEAMS TO WORK TOGETHER IS GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANT IN THAT REGARD.

I THINK THE OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED BY THE HSI AND WILL ALLOW US TO ELEVATE OUR RESEARCH FUNDING SIGNIFICANTLY AS WELL.

AND JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS I'VE ALREADY SEEN, I THINK ABOUT $11 MILLION OF NEW PROPOSALS GO OUT FOCUSED ON OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO HSI AND AND I'VE ALREADY GOTTEN LOTS OF CALLS FROM FOLKS KIND OF ACROSS ACROSS, YOU KNOW, VARIOUS SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

AND WE'VE HAD LOTS OF DISCUSSIONS, STARTED DISCUSSIONS ACROSS THE CAMPUSES ABOUT HOW WE CAN PARTNER AND SORT OF BRING SOME OF THOSE KIND OF ASSETS TO THE TO THE TABLE.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

CHANCELLOR MARKS, DID YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? AND THEN REGENT GALLEGOS.

I SAW I JUST SAW ON THE CORNER OF MY EYE, YOU REACH FOR YOUR MICROPHONE.

SO.

WELL, I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT DEAN DUNN JUST MENTIONED, AND I'M THRILLED ABOUT THE PROGRESS THAT WE'VE MADE ALREADY IN REORGANIZING OURSELVES.

IT WILL TAKE SOME INVESTMENT AS WELL, AND WE HAVE NOT MADE THE KIND OF INVESTMENTS AND IN STRUCTING OURSELVES TO BE A STRONGER RESEARCH ENTERPRISE AND WE'RE POSITIONING TO DO

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JUST THAT.

REGENT YEAH, I BELIEVE THAT OUR RESEARCH IS COVERS MORE THAN TEST TUBES AND WHAT YOU'D SEE IN A LABORATORY.

IT'S A LOT OF SOCIAL KINDS OF STUFF THAT GOES ON.

AND I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT AND TO NOTE.

WHEN WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE THE CU SPONSORED RESEARCH AND AWARD GOAL AND RESEARCH FUNDING, THIS IS ONLY CU DENVER.

THAT'S NOT ANSCHUTZ.

CORRECT? CORRECT.

CORRECT.

YEAH.

AND AND THEN AS YOU AS YOU PUT YOUR GOALS UP THERE AND YOU'RE ABOUT 20, $25 MILLION RANGE RIGHT NOW, WHAT ARE YOU ANTICIPATING THAT YOUR DOLLARS AND AWARDS AND RESEARCH FUNDING NEEDS TO GO TO IN ORDER FOR YOU TO HAVE A CHANCE OF OF ACCOMPLISHING THOSE GOALS? YEAH, I THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN AND I'M QUITE CONFIDENT THAT WHAT'LL HAPPEN IS I THINK WE'LL ACHIEVE THE GOALS THAT HAVE BEEN SET OUT FOR US.

WITHOUT MORE RESEARCH DOLLARS? NO, I THINK WE'LL NEED MORE RESEARCH DOLLARS, BUT IN TERMS OF THE GOAL THAT'S SET OUT IN THE SYSTEM PLAN, THAT'S KIND OF MEASURED IN RESEARCH DOLLARS.

I THINK WE'LL NEED THAT.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GROW KIND OF OUR FACULTY AND ALIGN FACULTY THAT WE HIRE WITH THE RESEARCH AGENDA THAT WE DEVELOPED.

I THINK THAT WILL IN ITSELF TEND TO LEAD TO MORE, MORE ACTIVITY KIND OF SEEKING KIND OF HIGHER LEVELS OF RESEARCH DOLLARS.

I THINK THAT'LL LEAD TO MORE PARTNERSHIPS.

I AGREE.

I THINK MY QUESTION WAS, HAVE YOU VISION TO SEE HOW MANY MORE DOLLARS YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO HAVE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME? YEAH.

LET ME JUST ADD.

SO WHEN WE WERE DOING THAT, THE METRICS FOR THE SYSTEM STRATEGIC PLAN, WE WERE STILL THINKING THROUGH WHETHER OR NOT, IN FACT, WE COULD MAKE INVESTMENTS INTO THIS SPACE.

BUT NOW, WITH OUR CAMPUS SPECIFIC PLAN, I HOPE WE'RE GOING TO BLOW AWAY THE METRICS THAT ARE IN THE SYSTEM STRATEGIC PLAN.

IT WILL TAKE SOME MORE INVESTMENTS, WHICH WE HOPE AND WE'RE THIS.

OUR PROCESS WAS TO CREATE A HIGH LEVEL CAMPUS PLAN, WHICH WE PRESENTED TO YOU IN JUNE.

THIS FALL WILL BE WORKING THROUGH OUR METRICS AND OUR INVESTMENTS, BUT WE HOPE WE CAN COME BACK TO THIS BOARD WITH A MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVE RESEARCH GOAL BY 2026.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO DO THAT, BUT WHEN YOU DO, I'D LIKE TO SEE IT BECAUSE THIS IS STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE DOLLARS TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU'RE SET OUT TO DO.

SO I'D LIKE I'D LIKE TO SEE WHAT PLAN YOU HAVE FOR THAT.

WE AGREE.

WE KNOW WHEN WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THAT THIS FALL.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I ALSO UNDERSTAND REGENT RENNISON HAS A GREAT RESEARCH PROJECT THAT COULD BE COULD ALSO BE.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

GOOD MORNING.

HELLO.

YOU MUST FORGIVE US, IT'S BEEN 18 MONTHS SINCE WE'VE DONE THIS, NOT USE TO THESE FORMALITIES.

THAT'S RIGHT, THAT'S RIGHT.

I'M JESSIE SMITH, I'M THE CHIEF OF RESEARCH RESEARCH INTEGRITY OFFICER, TECH TRANSFER OFFICER.

I AM ALL THINGS RESEARCH AT UCCS AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU INVITING ME HERE.

IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE WITH YOU TODAY.

I WANT TO START OFF BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE METRICS SET OUT BY THE SYSTEM STRATEGIC PLAN FOR DISCOVERING IMPACT WITH GRADUATE STUDENTS AND FUNDING.

HERE AT UCCS, YOU CAN SEE OUR SPONSORED PROGRAM FUNDING DATA OVER TIME.

YOU'LL NOTICE RIGHT AWAY THAT IT'S NOT THAT WE SET LOW GOALS, IT'S THAT WE BLOW THEM OUT OF THE WATER WELL IN ADVANCE.

SO WE ARE ALREADY SURPASSED OUR 2026 GOAL OF 14 MILLION, IN FACT, OUR THREE YEAR AVERAGE ACROSS THE LAST THREE YEARS HAS SURPASSED 14 MILLION, SO WE'RE PRETTY PROUD ABOUT THAT.

I DO WANT TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF THE KIND OF RESEARCH HAPPENING HERE AT UCCS.

SO JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF A FUNDED PROJECT FROM THIS YEAR WAS AWARDED TO DR.

BLOOM, AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE WHO RECEIVED THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION CAREER AWARD FOR HIS PROJECT FOUNDATIONS FOR REAL TIME SYSTEM SECURITY.

AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW, THE NSF CAREER AWARD RECOGNIZES EARLY CAREER FACULTY WITH POTENTIAL TO SERVE AS ROLE MODELS AND RESEARCH AND EDUCATION CONSIDERED VERY PRESTIGIOUS AWARD TO GET HIS FIVE YEAR AWARD WILL ADVANCE RESEARCH IN REAL TIME SYSTEMS AND CYBERSECURITY AND INCREASE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

AND SPEAKING OF CYBERSECURITY AND NATIONAL SECURITY AT UCCS, I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS PARTICULAR AREA THAT WE HAVE MANY STRENGTHS.

BUT FULLY 40 PERCENT OF OUR FUNDING LAST YEAR CAME FROM OUR CYBER AND NATIONAL SECURITY AFFILIATED RESEARCHERS AT UCS, AND THESE RESEARCHERS ARE MENTORING GRADUATE STUDENTS AT UCCS.

WE OFFER A MASTER'S DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, A MASTER'S DEGREE IN CYBERSECURITY, A PHD IN SECURITY, AN MBA WITH AN EMPHASIS IN CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT,

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AND BRAND NEW THIS YEAR WE HAVE A DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT, JUST STARTED IN FALL AND WE ALREADY HAVE 15 GRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLED.

SO ALL TOLD, WE HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE GRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN JUST OUR CYBER PROGRAMS ON CAMPUS AT THIS VERY MOMENT.

SO CONTINUING WITH OUR SPOTLIGHT ON CYBERSECURITY AND NATIONAL SECURITY AT UCCS, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THREE THEMES, RESEARCH, PARTNERSHIPS AND STUDENT SUCCESS.

ALL ARE KEY TO THIS DISCOVERY AND IMPACT PART OF THE PLAN.

IT'S THROUGH THE CREATION OF NEW KNOWLEDGE, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT OUR FACULTY AND STUDENTS DOING CYBER AND NATIONAL SECURITY, THEY ARE IN ALMOST ALL OF OUR COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, FIVE OF OUR SIX COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, HOUSE CYBER AFFILIATED FACULTY RESEARCHERS.

AND THEY ARE ELEVATING THE STUDY OF CYBERSECURITY TO NEW HEIGHTS FROM MISSION CRITICAL RESEARCH TOPICS SUCH THAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT, LIKE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND BLOCKCHAIN DATA SECURITY ENCRYPTION, BUT TO THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT, LIKE CYBERSECURITY NEEDS FOR OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS AND CULTIVATING WELLNESS THROUGH DATA CITIZENSHIP.

DISCOVERY, OF COURSE, IS ONLY HALF THE BATTLE, AND AT UCCS, WE KNOW THAT MAKING AN IMPACT WORKS BETTER WITH A WE APPROACH, WHICH IS WHY WE EMPHASIZE OUR PARTNERSHIPS.

PARTNERSHIPS ARE SO IMPORTANT FROM K-12 MILITARY INDUSTRY, OTHER HIGHER ED.

THE GOAL IS REALLY TO DISSEMINATE AND COLLABORATE IN THE KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION PROCESS WITH THE BROADER CAMPUS COMMUNITY, AND IN SOME EXAMPLES I WANT TO SHARE ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY AND CYBERSECURITY IN PARTICULAR.

I ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ONE OF OUR MOST AMAZING PARTNERS ON THIS IS THE CEDAR BOULDER CAMPUS, AND TERRY WILL BE TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS.

THEIR LEADERSHIP ON THE NSI HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS, AND IN FACT, IN YOUR BOARD DOCS, YOU WILL SEE A TWO PAGE DOCUMENT THAT OUTLINES THE NSI AND HOW ALL FOUR CAMPUSES, AS MARTY MENTIONED, ARE WORKING TOGETHER IN THIS PARTICULAR INITIATIVE.

BUT TWO QUICK EXAMPLES FOR UCCS, THE NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER, THE NCC IS ACTUALLY HOUSED ON UCCS PROPERTY AND IT IS LED TO OUR FOUNDING MEMBERSHIP IN THE SPACE, ISAAC, WHICH STANDS FOR INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER.

IT'S THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SINGLE POINT SOURCE FOR ALL THREAT SECURITY INFORMATION.

UCCS STANDS SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH LEADING INDUSTRY AND MILITARY PARTNERS SUCH AS NORTHROP, MICROSOFT, JOHNS HOPKINS, PURDUE, LOCKHEED MARTIN, BOEING AND MANY OTHERS SO THAT WE CAN SHARE, ANALYZE AND CONVENE TO MITIGATE RISK IN THE SPACE MISSION.

A SECOND EXAMPLE, WHICH WAS MENTIONED BRIEFLY EARLY THIS MORNING, IS THE NEW UNITED STATES SPACE FORCE PARTNERSHIP.

FUNDING WILL BEGIN IN FY 23 FOR UCCS'S PART, AND IT WILL FOCUS ON THREE AREAS, ONE OF WHICH INCLUDES THAT RESEARCH CRITICAL, ANGELIQUE HAS THROWN ME WITH MY MINUTE SIGN, MISSION CRITICAL RESEARCH, SO THINGS LIKE ON ORBIT SATELLITE UPDATES, SPACE DOMAIN AWARENESS, A.I., MACHINE LEARNING, THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO REALLY BE FOCUSING IN ON THOSE STUDENTS, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT UCCS.

THAT IS THE HEART OF OUR DISCOVERY AND IMPACT.

IT IS THROUGH THAT PARTNERSHIP THAT UCCS WILL PROPOSE NEW DEGREES, NEW EXPERIENCES FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AND OF COURSE, I KNOW WE ALL ARE HERE BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT THAT IMPROVE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND GROWING THE WORKFORCE TALENT POOL, AGAIN JUST HIGHLIGHTING SOME NATIONAL SECURITY AND CYBER PROJECTS THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING.

CRYPTOGRAPHIC ALGORITHMS, SECURE AND TRUSTWORTHY CYBERSPACE, SMART HOMES UCCS PLAYS A UNIQUE AND PIVOTAL ROLE IN EXPOSING STUDENTS TO HIGH IMPACT RESEARCH DIRECTLY WITH OUR AMAZING FACULTY EXPERTS, AND WE KNOW THAT RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IS A HIGH IMPACT PRACTICE AND WE ARE PROUD OF THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP THAT OUR STUDENTS GET TO DEVELOP WITH OUR FACULTY SCHOLARS.

SO AS WE WRAP UP WITH A FEW MINUTES, I'M GOING TO PUT A LOT OF STUFF ON THE SCREEN OF IT I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO TALK ABOUT MANY OF THESE, BUT I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE AND LEAVE YOU WITH THIS.

COLORADO SPRINGS, AS YOU KNOW, IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO.

THE PIKES PEAK REGION IS HOME TO THE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY CENTER AND SIX MILITARY BASES.

OUR EXPANSIVE SOUTHERN COLORADO COMMUNITY AFFORDS REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DISTINCTIVE EXCELLENCE IN CYBER AND NATIONAL SECURITY WITH RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS AND OUR STUDENT SUCCESS.

BUT I WOULD BE REMISS IF I LEFT YOU WITH JUST THIS EXAMPLE.

I HAVE TO REMIND YOU THAT WE ARE REMARKABLE IN MANY WAYS AT UCCS.

OUR HEALTH, WELLNESS AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE, OUR SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH, OUR DEI RESEARCH AND SO MANY OTHERS.

UCCS IS A HIGH RESEARCH ACTIVITY UNIVERSITY AND WE ARE PROUD OF THIS FACT.

AND IT'S MADE ALL THE MORE IMPACTFUL BECAUSE OF OUR COLLABORATORS WITH OUR CU PARTNERS AND OUR CU CAMPUSES.

SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE CHANCE TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE WORK

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HERE.

I WANT TO THANK CU PRESIDENT, SYSTEM OFFICE FOR SUPPORTING UCCS IN THE PAST WITH RESOURCES, VISION AND LEADERSHIP, AND OF COURSE, FOR THE MILLIONS OF FUTURE DOLLARS SUPPORT THAT I'M SURE WILL BE COMING OUR WAY TOMORROW.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I'LL TAKE QUESTIONS.

I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I WOULD, UH, LIKE TO PUT MY COLLEAGUE VICE CHAIR SHARKEY ON THE SPOT.

COULD YOU JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT WITH EVERYONE ABOUT HOW THAT SIGNING WENT SINCE YOU TOOK THE TIME TO GO? YEAH, IT WAS, IT WAS GREAT AND IT WAS SO GREAT TO HAVE PRESIDENT SALAMON THERE ALONG WITH THE GENERAL AND TO SEE OUR MILITARY LEADERS IN THE AUDIENCE AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

ALL OF THESE FOLKS FROM COLORADO SPRINGS WERE THERE TO PARTICIPATE AND TO CELEBRATE.

AND THIS IS A LIKE REALLY BIG DEAL.

I MEAN, TO BE ONE OF 10 UNIVERSITIES IN THE NATION, I MEAN THAT IS SOMETHING FOR US TO BRAG A WHOLE LOT ABOUT.

BUT IT'S ALSO SIGNIFICANT IN THAT IT SHOULD DEMONSTRATE TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND TO OUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS THAT SPACE COMMAND BELONGS PERMANENTLY HEADQUARTERED IN COLORADO SPRINGS.

IT IS THE NATURAL HOME FOR SPACE FORCE, AND I THINK OUR ROLE AS A UNIVERSITY PLAYS A PART IN THAT IN MAKING THAT CASE, WHY U.S.

SPACE COMMAND SHOULD BE IN OUR HOME IN COLORADO.

YEAH, IT WAS GREAT.

HOW MANY UNIVERSITIES HAVE THE CAPABILITIES THAT YOU HAVE NOW TO DO WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO EDUCATE STUDENTS WITH WITH THE NUMBER OF DEGREES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH? YOU KNOW, NOT MANY.

OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IS SO UNIQUE AND SPECIAL IN THE WAY THAT THE BOTH HIGHER EDUCATION K-12 AND OUR MILITARY COMMUNITIES ARE CONNECTED.

AND MOST, MOST OTHER UNIVERSITIES CAN'T CLAIM THAT UNIQUE SITUATED WITHIN THE CONTEXT.

AND SO IT REALLY IS A VERY UNIQUE AND DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITY THAT UCCS OFFERS THAT NO ONE ELSE THAT I MEAN, THERE ARE SOME POCKETS YOU'LL SEE THAT, YOU KNOW, HAVE SOME ESTIMATE OF THOSE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PLAYERS, BUT OUR POSITION MAKES US VERY UNIQUE IN THAT WAY.

THAT'S MY IMPRESSION AS WELL.

AND WHEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE 121 STUDENTS THAT ARE NOW ENROLLED IN CYBERSECURITY AND WITH ALL THE DEGREES THAT YOU HAVE, WE SHOULD BE A PEOPLE SHOULD BE BREAKING DOWN OUR DOORS TO GET THERE FOR THAT EDUCATION AS WELL AS TO HELP FUND THAT RIGHT.

I MEAN, THAT'S AN AREA WHERE WE CAN REALLY SET HAIRY, AUDACIOUS GOALS TO REALLY MOVE THINGS FORWARD.

ABSOLUTELY, AND I WOULD ALSO MENTION AND AS REGENT SHARKEY WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS MOU, THERE'S EVEN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES JUST FOR NOT TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC PATHWAYS.

SO THERE'S GOING TO BE WHAT'S CALLED THE TOP OFF PROGRAM.

AND THAT'S PART OF THE MOU, WHICH IS WHERE NEWLY COMMISSIONED OFFICERS GO THROUGH THE UCCS PROGRAM TO TAKE US TO CERTAIN CLASSES TO REFINE THEIR SKILL SET AND AND COULD BE LIBERAL ARTS.

IT COULD BE IN CYBER SPECIFIC SKILL SETS.

SO IT'S NOT JUST EVEN THE SORT OF TRADITIONAL STUDENT WHO'S GOING THROUGH THE WORKFORCE CHANNELS.

THAT'S AN OPPORTUNITY.

IT'S ACTUALLY AN OPPORTUNITY TO EVEN TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF MILITARY PERSONNEL WITH WITH SPACE FORCE ADDITION.

YEAH.

YOU KNOW, AND THAT POINT BECAUSE NOW RIGHT NOW SPACE FORCE DOESN'T HAVE LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE AIR FORCE AND THE NAVY AND SO ON.

SPACE FORCE COMES THROUGH THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY, BUT IN THIS VERY SPECIFIC AREA OF STUDY, YOU'RE RIGHT.

I MEAN, WE HAVE A CAMPUS RIGHT THERE TO SUPPORT THAT, THAT COMMUNITY AND OUR MILITARY AIR FORCE.

SO TO FINISH MY THOUGHT, IT WOULD SEEM TO ME THAT PART OF OUR STRATEGIC INITIATIVE AT UCCS WOULD BE TO MARKET THE HECK OUT OF UCCS ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES, MAYBE EVEN DIFFERENT PLACES IN THE WORLD BECAUSE THAT IS I MEAN, WE HAVE SOMETHING THAT'S PRETTY SPECIAL THERE, RIGHT? THAT'S RIGHT, AND I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE AND TERRY'S IS GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT TOO, BUT THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES AT ALL OF OUR

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CAMPUSES IN THIS WAY.

I MEAN, IT LOOKS DIFFERENT AT EACH OF THE CAMPUSES, AND UCCS CERTAINLY IS STAND OUT IN THE WAY THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS SO SPECIAL SITUATED.

BUT IT'S BETTER WITH OUR PARTNERSHIPS AND IT MAKES A BETTER EXPERIENCE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR FACULTY RESEARCHERS.

SPEAKING OF RIGHT, SO IF WE'RE THINKING OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE CAN COLLABORATE ON IN THE AREA TO ADVANCE NEW KNOWLEDGE AND TO ENHANCE THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE OF THOSE STUDENTS, IT CAN ONLY BE BETTER WITH ALL OF US WORKING TOGETHER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

WELL, GOOD MORNING.

GOOD MORNING.

OK.

OK, WE'RE GETTING A LITTLE BETTER, RIGHT.

JESSIE KICKED US OFF, SO I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY TWO PREVIOUS COLLEAGUES AND WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB THAT THEY'RE DOING AND THAT THIS PARTNERSHIP IS REAL AND IS IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US.

SO I'M TERRI FIEZ VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AT THE C OF BOULDER CAMPUS.

AND WHAT I'D LIKE TO TRY AND DO THIS MORNING IS INSPIRE YOU A LITTLE BIT.

NOT THAT JESSE AND MARTY DIDN'T ALREADY DO THAT.

IT'S HARD TO FOLLOW ALL THAT ENTHUSIASM.

SO FIRST OF ALL, OUR GOAL.

OUR GOAL IS 800 MILLION.

THIS YEAR, WE'LL HAVE 679 MILLION IN TOTAL FUNDING.

SO WE'RE ON A TRAJECTORY TO MEET THAT GOAL.

BUT I THINK WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT AND YOU'VE ALREADY POINTED THIS OUT IS WHAT'S OUR STRATEGY TO GET THERE AND WHAT IS OUR ROLE IN THE NATION? AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT EACH INSTITUTION IS LOOKING AT IS FOR EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES.

WHAT IS OUR ROLE IN THIS COUNTRY AND HOW DO WE HELP LIFT ALL BOATS UP? SO JUST A QUICK BREAKDOWN.

WE HAD ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE MILLION IN NASA FUNDING THIS YEAR.

THAT'S UNBELIEVABLE, AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE WHY THAT'S THE CASE.

THE OTHER THING IS, I ALWAYS LIKE TO POINT OUT NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IS SORT OF YOUR METRIC OF YOUR QUALITY OF YOUR RESEARCH.

IT'S LIKE THE ACADEMIC QUALITY.

WE HAD A HUNDRED AND ELEVEN MILLION IN RESEARCH FUNDING FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION.

WE HAVE TWO INITIATIVES WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT.

AB NEXUS, TOM WILL KICK US OFF ON THAT WHERE WE'RE COLLABORATING WITH BOULDER TO REALLY BUILD OUR SO YOU'LL SEE THAT'S TO TARGET GROWING THAT AND THEN THE NATIONAL SECURITY INITIATIVES, WHICH JESSE ALREADY HIGHLIGHTED.

I'LL KIND OF HIGHLIGHT WHAT THE BOULDER CAMPUS ROLE IS THERE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING.

AND THEN WE HAVE A LOT OF OTHER FEDERAL TARGETED OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS INDICATED, AS THESE ARE CORE AREAS FOR OUR NATION THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS.

WE WERE INAUGURAL WINNERS OF TWO MAJOR CENTERS IN THESE AREAS.

IN QUANTUM, WE GOT AN INAUGURAL AWARD FROM NSF FOR TWENTY FIVE MILLION FOR FIVE YEARS, AND IN AI WE HAD AN INAUGURAL AWARD THERE THAT WAS AROUND STUDENT AI TEAMING.

SO I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU A LITTLE BIT.

SO THERE'S THREE PROJECTS I'D LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT HAPPENED DURING COVID.

SO WE, YOU KNOW, WE ALL KNOW WE HAD TO GO HOME AND THE RESEARCH HAD TO STOP FOR A WHILE AND THEN WE BROUGHT IT BACK.

BUT THERE WERE THINGS THAT WERE HAPPENING THAT CU BOULDER HAS BEEN LEADING.

SO THE FIRST ONE IS THE NATIONAL SOLAR OBSERVATORY.

THIS WAS MOVED INTO CU BOULDER ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO, AND THERE WAS CONSTRUCTION OF THIS DANIEL K.

INOUYE SOLAR TELESCOPE.

IT'S IN MAUI.

IT'S UP ON THE TOP OF THE HILL, AND THIS IS THE LARGEST SOLAR OBSERVATORY IN THE WORLD, AND WE WERE ABLE TO MEASURE FIRST LIGHT IN FEBRUARY.

SO THAT PICTURE YOU SEE DOWN BELOW THERE IS WHAT'S CALLED FIRST LIGHT, AND THEY HAVE A PIXEL SIZE OF ABOUT 18 MILES.

AND SO THEY CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE ACTIVITY IN THE SUN.

CU BOULDER IS A LEADER IN THIS.

A SECOND ONE, YOU PROBABLY KNEW THAT LAST HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT WITH THE UNITED, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, THANK YOU, AND THE HOPE MISSION DURING COVID.

IN SPITE OF ALL OF THIS, IT WAS HARD TO WORK TO GET THE WORK DONE.

WE LAUNCHED THAT MISSION THAT VEHICLE TO MARS FROM AN ISLAND OFF JAPAN, SO OUR RESEARCHERS HAD TO GO TO JAPAN.

WAIT, THEY'RE PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF TIME BEFORE THEY COULD GO THERE AND DO THE LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL MISSION IN MARCH.

WE HAD A MARS INSERTION AND UNBELIEVABLE AGAIN, CU BOULDER BEING THE LEAD FOR THAT.

AND THEN THE THIRD ONE I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WAS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE DOING THINGS IN SPACE AND LOOKING AND ALL THAT, BUT WE'RE ALSO LOOKING ENVIRONMENTALLY THAT ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.

SO HERE'S AN EXAMPLE THIS WAS THE LARGEST POLAR EXPEDITION IN THE HISTORY OF MAN, AND IT WAS A SHIP THAT WAS LOCKED INTO THE ICE AND AND FLOATED OVER THE ARCTIC FOR A YEAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS COVID HIT.

SO WE HAVE RESEARCHERS THAT ARE GOING ON AND OFF.

IT'S NOT JUST BOULDER.

THERE'S RESEARCHERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT ARE PART OF THIS.

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AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS THEY'RE GOING OUT AND THEY'RE MAKING MEASUREMENTS DOWN INTO THE OCEAN, UP INTO THE AIR OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR ARCTIC AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THAT? SO AGAIN, CU BOULDER IS CO-LEAD ON THIS, AND THERE WERE RESEARCHERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD THAT ARE PART OF IT.

I CAN'T HELP BE INSPIRED.

I HOPE YOU ARE, TOO.

ARE YOU INSPIRED PHIL? OK, OKAY, GOOD, I SHOULD CHECK.

SO I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT KIND OF OUR KEY AREAS OF RESEARCH.

IT'S HARD TO HIGHLIGHT A LOT OF THINGS, BUT AEROSPACE, CLEARLY A BIG STRENGTH.

HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES IS A REALLY IMPORTANT FOCUS AREA FOR US, ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, THAT EXAMPLE OF THE POLAR EXPEDITION AND THEN THE FUNDAMENTAL SCIENCES, QUANTUM, YOU'LL HEAR THAT QUANTUM IS AN IMPORTANT ONE.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO POINT OUT IS FOR CU BOULDER, I VIEW OUR ROLE IS HELPING TO LIFT THE REGION UP.

WE'RE ONE OF THE ONLY RESEARCH ONE UNIVERSITIES IN THIS WHOLE REGION, ABOUT 15 STATE REGION.

SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS OFTENTIMES REACHING OUT TO ALL KINDS OF INSTITUTIONS.

WITH QUANTUM, WE REACHED OUT TO 14 STATES AROUND US AND SAID, HOW CAN WE HELP FACILITATE CONNECTING YOUR STUDENTS AND YOUR RESEARCHERS WITH THE TOP NATIONAL LABS WITH THE INDUSTRY AND HELP FLOAT ALL THE BOATS UP? SO I THINK THAT'S OUR PHILOSOPHY OVERALL.

AND THEN AS JOSIE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT THE NATIONAL SECURITY INITIATIVES.

THIS IS ALSO A REALLY IMPORTANT EFFORT FOR US AND GROWING THAT I WANT TO BECAUSE I KNOW TIME IS GETTING TO THE END HERE.

BUT WHAT I WANTED TO MENTION IS THAT WE HAVE A NUMBER OF CORE CAPABILITIES HERE.

WE'VE IDENTIFIED AND WE'VE IDENTIFIED THE FACULTY.

WE PUT LEADERS IN CHARGE OF HELPING TO GROW THIS AND CONNECT WITH OUR PARTNERS AT BOTH, AT ALL OUR UNIVERSITIES IN THIS, THIS REALM.

AND RIGHT NOW, WE'RE ABOUT 43 MILLION, I SEE US DOUBLING THAT RELATED TO NATIONAL SECURITY IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

OK, WITH THAT, I WILL STOP AND SEE IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS.

DO WE HAVE THE ABILITY WITH THAT SOLAR OBSERVATORY TO SEE ANYBODY TO SEE IF ANYBODY'S WALKING ON THE SUN YET? SORRY, SORRY.

WELL, IT'S 18 MILES, THE PIXEL SIZE, SO NOT YET.

THAT'LL BE THE NEXT ONE.

OK, YEAH, AND PRETTY PHENOMENAL PROJECT, I'M ON THE BOARD FOR THAT, AND SO THERE WERE A LOT OF TECHNICAL CHALLENGES THAT WASN'T CLEAR WE WERE GOING TO OVERCOME.

AND THEN COVID HIT, WHICH WAS INDEPENDENT OF THOSE OTHER TECHNICAL CHALLENGES.

SO PRETTY REMARKABLE AND REALLY EXCITING TO SEE.

BUT YEAH, WELL, NOT YET, NEXT ROUND.

CHANCELLOR.

THANK YOU, I JUST WANTED TO ADD TERRI, WHEN YOU SHOW WHERE THE FUNDING IS COMING FROM, IT'S A VERY DIVERSE GROUP OF AGENCIES.

AND YOU KNOW, THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF SOMETHING GOES DOWN ON THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION OR NASA, THERE ARE OTHERS TO TAKE ITS PLACE.

I JUST THINK THAT DIVERSITY OF AGENCIES REALLY OBVIOUSLY ASSIST US IN GETTING TO THAT $800 MILLION.

YEAH, A DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO LIKE YOUR OWN INVESTMENTS, RIGHT? YOU TRY TO THINK ABOUT HOW DO I DIVERSIFY? THE OTHER THING I DID WANT TO MENTION IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'RE SEEING FEDERALLY IS WE SHOULD SEE SOME INCREASES IN RESEARCH.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS HELP SHAPE WHERE THAT GOES.

AND ONE SPECIFIC EXAMPLE THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS AROUND SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS.

I THINK WE WOULD BE CONSIDERED THE TOP UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY IN THAT AREA.

WE'VE BROUGHT OUR LEADERS TOGETHER.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT SOME INFORMATION TOGETHER FOR OUR DELEGATION AND REALLY HELP SHAPE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S BEING ONE POSSIBILITY IS THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, THE OTHER IS THROUGH THE FFA AND WE HAVE SOME REALLY TOP NOTCH RESEARCHERS THAT I THINK CAN HELP SHAPE THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR OUR COUNTRY.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT ALL THESE DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES, WHERE DO YOU THINK THERE'S THE MOST OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH? YEAH, SO IF WE LOOK AT THE WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVES, FOR THE MOST PART, THE WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVES HAVE NOT CHANGED AND THIS CAME UP WHEN I MET WITH PHIL AND RUSS AND PAT THIS WEEK.

THERE ARE A FEW AREAS THAT WE'RE SEEING INCREASED FUNDING, SO WE KNOW NSF IS GOING TO GROW SUBSTANTIALLY BY SPLITTING AND HAVING THIS TECHNOLOGY SIDE.

BUT ALSO CLIMATE IS RISEN UP AS A REAL BIG STRENGTH.

AND SO NO IS GOING TO SEE ABOUT A 20 PERCENT INCREASE IN THEIR FUNDING.

SO WE'RE PUTTING A CLIMATE WORKING GROUP TOGETHER ON CAMPUS TO HELP ALSO

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UNDERSTAND HOW CAN WE LEVERAGE THOSE ADVANCED INVESTMENTS THAT ARE BEING MADE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

SO THOSE ARE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.? WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING US A CHANCE TO DO THIS.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT, AND I JUST WANTED TO EMPHASIZE WE A YEAR, NO TWO YEARS AGO, TOM AND I PRESENTED AND ONE OF THE FEEDBACKS THAT WE GOT IS THAT WE COULD NOT WORK TOGETHER.

AND I JUST WANT TO PUT A STAKE IN THE GROUND.

WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER AND IT'S REALLY SUCCESSFUL.

VERY GOOD.

WELL, GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU.

IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE, SO THANKS FOR THE INVITATION AND IT'S GREAT TO FOLLOW MY ESTEEMED COLLEAGUES AS WE'VE GO THROUGH THIS.

SO I'M TOM FLAG, I'M THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH FOR CU DENVER AND ANSCHUTZ AND MY COLLEAGUE MARTY DUNN REALLY COVERED THE DENVER CAMPUS.

I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON THE ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS TODAY.

SO YOU'VE SEEN THESE SLIDES AT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT FORMS. I THINK ONE THING I'D EMPHASIZE ABOUT THE CU ANSCHUTZ SLIDE IN TERMS OF RESEARCH FUNDING IS THAT OVER THE LAST FOUR TO FIVE YEARS, WE'VE SEEN REALLY NICE INCREASES IN OUR RESEARCH OVERLAYS.

SO JUST TO ORIENT YOU HERE, THE LOWER GRADE BAR IS FEDERAL FUNDING, REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US, AS TERRI MENTIONED, THAT FEDERAL LINE FOR US IS MORE NIH THAN NSF THOUGH IS A GREAT SORT OF NATIONAL VALIDATION OF WHAT WE'RE DOING, PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH AND SO FORTH.

THE GOAL IS THAT THAT NONFEDERAL SPONSORSHIP.

WE HAVE A DECENT AMOUNT OF THAT WHICH MAKES SENSE TOO.

YOU SEE A LITTLE BIT OF OUR RESEARCH GIFTS ON TOP, BUT WITH OUR GOAL IN MIND, WE WENT FROM ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE MILLION DOLLARS OF RESEARCH LAST YEAR WITHOUT THE GIFTS TO OVER SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION.

SO OVER A $50 MILLION INCREASE THIS YEAR, WHICH IS A REALLY GOOD TO SEE.

ANOTHER INTERESTING SLIDE IS THIS SO EACH OF US HAVE BASICALLY SHOWN WHAT THE CATEGORIES OF OUR RESEARCH FUNDING IS, AND IT'S STRIKING AS WE PUT THESE SLIDES TOGETHER AND WE'VE BEEN TALKING FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS HOW DIFFERENT OUR CAMPUSES ARE, AND I THINK WE ALL SEE THAT AS A STRENGTH.

AND IN FACT, THERE'S MORE INTERACTION.

WE ARE VERY MUCH IN THE CATEGORY OF OF THE NIH.

SO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH IS A BIOMEDICAL CAMPUS THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.

INTERESTINGLY, OUR SECOND CATEGORY IS INDUSTRY.

AND AS TERRI MENTIONED, I THINK ALL OF US HAVE MENTIONED WITH DEFENSE, WE DO HAVE SOME DOD DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDING, MUCH THAT IS RELATED TO THE CARE OF PEOPLE, OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL AND SO FORTH.

THERE'S SOME VERY INTERESTING WORK BEING DONE THERE, BUT THAT'S AN AREA WE THINK WE CAN GROW AND ACTUALLY SYNERGIZE WITH THE OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT ARE GOING ON CAMPUS.

IF YOU LOOK AT OUR PART OF THE GRAPH, NSF AND OTHER THINGS, THAT'S FOR THE AB NEXUS PROGRAM AND BRINGING TOGETHER OUR BIOMEDICAL RESEARCHERS WITH RESEARCHERS ACROSS THE CU I'LL TALK ABOUT A FEW OF OUR AREAS OF EMPHASIS AND SORT OF WHATEVER STRATEGY IS GOING FORWARD.

I MEAN, JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE WORLD OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS, WE'VE BEEN VERY MUCH FOCUSED ON COVID.

WE HAVE HAD MANY TRIALS OPEN ON CAMPUS AND ACCRUED HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS TO VACCINE TRIALS, TO MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TRIALS, TO A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TREATMENT TRIALS.

RECENTLY, A PEDIATRIC TRIAL WAS WORKING THROUGH AGAIN, LOOK AT THIS THE USE OF THESE IN YOUNGER CHILDREN, SO SOME VERY IMPORTANT WORK HAS TAKING PLACE THERE, AND THAT HAS BEEN IN A LOT OF OUR FOCUS.

I WOULD SAY THAT OUR BASIC SCIENTISTS, THE LABORATORIES, HAVE ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THAT.

SO MUCH LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD SOCIETY, WE'VE DONE SOME SHIFT TO RESPOND TO THAT.

MENTAL HEALTH HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT IN MANY WAYS OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS, BUT FRANKLY, IT'S BEEN AN ONGOING, VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR A LONG, LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE.

WE HAVE THE JOHNSON DEPRESSION CENTER, WHICH IS LOOKING AT A VARIETY OF APPROACHES WITH THIS, THE MARCUS BRAIN INSTITUTE LOOKING AT TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND HOW THAT IMPACT.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE LOOKING AT, HOW DO THOSE DIFFERENT UNITS ON CAMPUS FIT TOGETHER TO HELP ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH? AND HOW CAN WE PARTNER ACROSS THE CU SYSTEM HEALTHY EYES TO THINK ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CONTEXT OF BIG DATA, HEALTH CARE AND WHAT'S CHANGING? I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN CRITIQUE HEALTH CARE AND LOOK AT THE DATA WE'VE COLLECTED OVER TIME AND SAID IT'S NOT BEEN VERY WELL ORGANIZED BECAUSE IT'S NOT BEEN VERY WELL ORGANIZED.

SO THINKING ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, THIS SETTING, WE THINK, IS A REAL OPPORTUNITY.

WE'VE HAD THREE MAJOR RECRUITMENTS IN THIS AREA JUST IN THE LAST AGAIN YEAR AND A HALF OR SO.

CASEY GREEN IS STARTING TO CENTER FOR HEALTH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE.

WE THINK THERE'S A LOT OF POTENTIAL THERE, VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

HE'S STARTING TO BUILD HIS TEAM OUT.

MELISSA HANDEL IS OUR FIRST CHIEF RESEARCH INFORMATICS OFFICER.

IT'S A NEW ROLE FOR US AND SHE'S BEEN VERY ACTIVE NATIONALLY IN TERMS OF THE COVID RESPONSE.

SO SHE ESSENTIALLY TOOK THE THE DATA FROM A VARIETY DIFFERENT HOSPITAL SYSTEMS. I MEAN, I THINK A NUMBER NEAR 100 AND COLLATED THOSE INTO A USABLE SINGLE DATA SYSTEM.

AND IT'S THIS PUTTING DATA TOGETHER A BIT, I THINK, WHICH IS GOING TO BE THE FOREFRONT.

WE SEE GREAT OPPORTUNITY THERE.

AS I MENTIONED, IF YOU LOOK AT OUR SECOND LARGEST CATEGORY, IT'S INDUSTRY.

SO WE DO A LOT OF WORK WITH INDUSTRY AND I THINK THAT IS A POSITIVE.

IF YOU LOOK AT NEW DRUGS, NEW THERAPEUTICS AND DEVICES, SO SYNERGY BETWEEN ACADEMICS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERS TO WORK FOR THAT THAT HAS GROWN IN THE LAST YEAR AND WE THINK THERE'S ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY.

THEY'RE ALSO BEING ASKED TO SAY A FEW THINGS ABOUT THE PATIENT SERVE IN HEALTH CARE.

SO ONE OF THE KEY THINGS IN THE STRATEGIC PLAN RELATED TO HEALTH CARE IS THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WE SERVE.

AND SO THESE ARE THE NUMBERS FOR THE PATIENT SERVED BY CU ANSCHUTZ

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CLINICAL FACULTY.

SO MY CLINICAL PRACTICE PERSONALLY HAS CUT BACK, BUT I STILL HAVE A FOOT IN THAT AND CONTINUE TO SEE PATIENTS, AND I CAN SEE THE DISRUPTION OF COVID IS VERY REAL.

AS AN ONCOLOGIST, PATIENTS DON'T MISS TOO MANY VISITS, AND AT THE THROES OF THIS IN MARCH OF LAST YEAR, YOU'D HAVE CLINICS WHERE HALF THE PATIENTS WEREN'T ABLE TO COME IN FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

AND SO I THINK WE SAW A GREAT DISRUPTION.

DESPITE THAT, IT'S SORT OF SURPRISING LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS AND THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS WE IMPACTED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAS REALLY NOT FALLEN THAT MUCH.

AND I THINK THAT'S A REAL TRIBUTE TO PATIENTS SORT OF PERSEVERING AND PROVIDERS AND SYSTEMS WORKING AROUND THAT.

WOULD ALSO MAKE NOTE OF THIS SLIDE AS WELL.

I PERSONALLY NEVER DONE A TELEHEALTH VISIT BEFORE.

I DIDN'T QUITE KNOW THE REGULATIONS AROUND IT, THE LOGISTICS AROUND IT.

YOU CAN SEE BACK IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, WE DID THREE OR FOUR HUNDRED.

YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR WE DID OVER A QUARTER OF A MILLION.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE SORT OF ADAPTED IN THE MODERN ENVIRONMENT TO SERVE PATIENTS THAT CONTINUE TO HAVE THE IMPACT WE WANT TO SEE.

WANT TO PIVOT NOW AND PARTNER UP WITH TERRI TO TALK ABOUT AB NEXUS A LITTLE BIT, SO MAYBE WE CAN KIND OF SHARE THE PODIUM HERE.

IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS WHEN I FIRST STARTED TALKING ABOUT THIS AND THIS WAS BOTH A SORT OF A SYSTEM INITIATIVE AND THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE, AS WELL AS EACH CAMPUS.

THE CHANCELLOR IS FROM BOULDER AND ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS CAME TOGETHER AND WE SORT OF MADE THIS IDEA OF LET'S TRY TO WORK ON THE WAY THAT WE CAN CONNECT RESEARCHERS ON OUR TWO CAMPUSES.

LET'S MAKE THE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN THAT MIGHT EXIST, GO AWAY.

AND I THINK WE'VE MADE GREAT STRIDES IN THAT AND FIND WAYS TO HELP COLLABORATIONS HAPPEN .

ONE OF THE JOKES WE SAY IN RESEARCH IF WE JUST GET PEOPLE TO SIT AND TALK AND MATCH THEM UP, THINGS WOULD GO TO THE RACES.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE GRAPHICS THAT LOOKS AT THE DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS.

SO THE GRAY IS THE BOULDER SIDE.

THE GOLD IS THE ANSCHUTZ SIDE.

YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT INTERACTIONS THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO THIS PROGRAM OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A COUPLE OF GRANT CYCLES.

IT'S JUST A TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS INTERACTION.

THE SIZE OF THE BUBBLE IS THE NUMBER OF FACULTY INVOLVEMENT YOU CAN SEE.

IT'S NOT TWO DEPARTMENTS THAT ARE DOING A LITTLE A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK TOGETHER.

IT'S ACROSS THE SCHOOLS IN OUR CAMPUS AND THE SCHOOLS IN DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS IN BOULDER, AND IT'S JUST REALLY EXCITING TO SEE.

I WOULD SAY I'VE HEARD MORE EXCITEMENT ON OUR CAMPUS ABOUT THIS AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE MAKING SUCH GREAT ATTRACTIONS AND CONNECTIONS, AND IT'S REALLY BEEN A VERY HEARTENING EXPERIENCE.

YEAH, AND THE YOU KNOW, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HERE IS THE NAME WE CAME UP WITH.

SO AB IS ANSCHUTZ BOULDER NEXUS THAT TOOK US, I DON'T KNOW, WE JUST SPENT A LOT OF TIME ON THAT.

BUT I THINK IT'S ALSO REMARKABLE BECAUSE WE KICKED THIS OFF DURING COVID.

SO WE COULDN'T DO THESE CONVENINGS WHERE PEOPLE CAME IN THE SAME ROOM AND THEY MET EACH OTHER AND ALL OF THAT.

WE HAD TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THIS DURING COVID.

THE FIRST ROUND OF PROPOSALS, WHEN WE PUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT OUT, WE HAD 75 RETURN.

SO THESE SEVENTY FIVE WERE ANSCHUTZ AND BOULDER ON EVERY ONE OF THOSE.

UNFORTUNATELY, WE DIDN'T PLAN FOR THAT MANY PROPOSALS.

BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS WE'VE NOW FUNDED 16 PROPOSALS.

OUR CAMPUSES PUT IN ADDITIONAL DOLLARS BECAUSE WE SAW SUCH GOOD RESPONSE TO ALL OF THIS.

AND WE'VE AWARDED ONE POINT TWO MILLION AND THE GOAL HERE IS THAT THEY'LL WRITE PROPOSALS TO NIH, DOD, WHAT OTHER FUNDING, WHATEVER FUNDING AGENCY IS OUT THERE AND WILL BUILD ON THIS.

AND WE HAVE TWO CATEGORIES NEW, WHICH IS LIKE 50000, WHICH BASICALLY FUNDS A POSTDOC OR A GRADUATE STUDENT OR AN UNDERGRAD TO HELP WITH THE COLLABORATION AND THEN EXISTING COLLABORATIONS AT ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THERE'S REALLY A DIFFERENCE IN THE TYPE OF RESEARCH THAT ARE GOING ON CAMPUSES.

THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT WAY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AGAIN.

OUR GOAL FOR THIS THREE YEAR PROJECT IS TO AWARD 2.3 MILLION, I THINK, WITH SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS WE'RE GOING TO BE ABOVE THAT.

WE SEE THIS AS INCREASING COLLABORATIONS WITH EXTERNAL FUNDERS.

ONE OF THE FUNNY ANECDOTES IS SOMEONE DIDN'T GET YOUR AWARD.

BUT BY THE WAY, WE JUST SUBMITTED TWO GRANTS BASED ON THE COLLABORATION THAT OCCURRED.

AND SO THOSE ARE SORT OF THE WINS.

WE COULDN'T FUND EVERY GREAT IDEA, BUT WE GOT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HADN'T MET TO COME TOGETHER IN THAT WHICH IS WHICH IS GREAT.

WE'VE ALSO SEEN THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY, YOU KNOW, ALMOST AN EXCUSE TO PUT TOGETHER THESE COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS.

SOME ARE SMALL AND VERY QUICK, AND OTHER ARE THESE MORE ELABORATE, LONGER TERM THINGS.

SO IT'S BEEN A, I THINK, A GREAT INITIATIVE IN ALL THESE DIFFERENT SORT OF THING.

SO I THINK OUR CLOSING SLIDE IS NEXT.

WE'RE SORT OF OUT OF TIME.

SO WE JUST SAY, I THINK THE FOUR OF US HAVE REALLY SHOWN A NEW WAY OF THINKING ABOUT RESEARCH ON CAMPUS AND WAYS THAT WE'VE INTERACTED.

ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT AB NEXUS IS WE'VE ALL BEEN TALKING IN A VARIETY OF WAYS AND MEETING AND COMING TOGETHER.

THE STRATEGIC FOCUS THESE AREAS REALLY LEVERAGE THE STRENGTHS OF EACH CAMPUS.

AND SO THAT'S A VERY THOUGHTFUL THING THAT WE'RE DOING NOW.

I THINK THE COLLABORATION THAT YOU SEE HERE IS REALLY SHOWING THAT THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF THESE DIFFERENT PARTS.

AND HOPEFULLY WE'VE SHOWN YOU THAT TODAY.

REGENT GALLEGOS, I BELIEVE, HAD A QUESTION.

ARE WE THROUGH WITH PRESENTATIONS, JEFF? UM, I DON'T.

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR...

WELL, TWO THINGS ONE CAN CAN WE GET AN UPDATE? PRESIDENT SOLOMON, IN TERMS OF THE RESEARCH THAT'S BEING DONE FOR PRODUCTS AND I

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FORGET WHAT IT'S CALLED, BUT WHERE THE UNIVERSITY HAS DOLLARS THAT COME FROM IT, AND SO DO THE RESEARCHERS.

WHAT IS THAT CALLED TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER? YEAH.

CAN WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THAT IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO OR A COUPLE OF MONTHS? I THINK THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR US TO SEE WHERE THAT'S GOING.

BUT YOU KNOW, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT STRATEGIC PLANS AND PILLAR NUMBER TWO WITH ALL OF THE WORK THAT'S GOING ON, MAYBE THE PART THAT'S GOING TO REALLY BE THE STRATEGIC PART OF IT IS THAT YOU'RE COLLABORATING AND WORKING TOGETHER.

SOMEHOW, WE NEED TO INCLUDE UCCS IN DENVER IN THAT AS WELL.

AND WHEN WHEN WE GO AFTER COMPANIES TO SPONSOR US OR PAY FOR THE RESEARCH OR WHATEVER, MAYBE IT DOESN'T QUITE FIT BOULDER, SO IT COULD GO TO DENVER OR WHATEVER.

BUT I'M REALLY TAKEN BY THE FACT THAT YOU'RE WORKING OUT OF YOUR SILOS.

I'M SURE THERE STILL SOME OF THAT THERE AND THAT WE'RE COLLABORATING AND THAT INITIATIVE THAT REALLY CAME FROM THE BOARD TO GET BOTH OF YOU TOGETHER.

AND PHIL, YOU WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THAT AS WELL.

NOW WE'RE SEEING SOME EVIDENCE OF THAT HAPPENING.

I THINK THAT THAT'S REALLY POSITIVE BECAUSE ALL TOO OFTEN WE DO WORK IN SILOS WITH THE FOUR CAMPUSES AND WE HAVE DUPLICATION OF PROGRAMS AND WE DON'T TALK TO EACH OTHER AND WE HAVE MONEY THAT SPENT SOME DIFFERENT PLACES.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'M HEARTENED ABOUT WITH PILLAR NUMBER TWO, PLUS ALL OF THE OUTSTANDING WORK THAT'S REALLY GOING ON.

I MEAN, THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO STRATEGICALLY PLACE THIS UNIVERSITY WAY AHEAD OF THE GAME OVER THE YEARS.

AND SO THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK.

IT REALLY A GREAT PRESENTATION.

I COULDN'T SAY THAT ANY BETTER.

I THINK ONE OF THE FUN THINGS ABOUT RESEARCH IS THAT COLLABORATION IS COMING TOGETHER.

AND FRANKLY, TERRI AND I JUST CAN'T EMPHASIZE ENOUGH THINGS HAPPEN BETWEEN ANSCHUTZ AND BOULDER, BUT ALL FOUR CAMPUSES ARE HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS.

I THINK THERE'S A FEW EXAMPLES THERE WE'RE DOING ACROSS 04, AND I THINK THERE'LL BE MORE IN THE FUTURE.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

WHERE? WE CREATED THIS REALLY COOL THING THAT SECRETARY HEWITT DREAMED UP YEARS AGO, A WHILE BACK, CALLED UELHI UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISE LICENSING HOLDING INC., DID I GET IT RIGHT.

THAT'S RIGHT, I CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR CREATING IT THOUGH.

FAIR ENOUGH, FAIR ENOUGH.

UM, WHERE ARE WE AT WITH THAT WITH RESPECT TO THE RESEARCH FUNDING AND THOSE THINGS? JEREMY CAN ANSWER THAT.

YEAH, I THINK I AGREE THAT WE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE A REPORT OUT BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING.

AND SO IN PARTICULAR AT THE ANSCHUTZ AND THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

SO IF YOU COULD PUT IT AS A FUTURE TOPIC, I THINK YOU WOULD BE SUPER EXCITED TO HEAR, IT'S AMAZING, YEAH.

COMBINE THAT WITH THE TECH TRANSFER CONVERSATION.

IT IS PART OF IT.

YEAH.

AND SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE FUNDS HAVE BEEN CREATED AND THE PROGRAMS AND NEW AWARDS THAT YEAH, IT'S WE COULD GO ON FOREVER.

EVERY TIME I SEE A COMMERCIAL FOR SHINGRIX, I JUST GET EXCITED.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OK, UH, DR.

LEITNER.

GOOD MORNING IN THE FIRST THING I WANT TO DO IS JUST CONGRATULATE MY COLLEAGUES AND THE FACULTY ON THE CAMPUSES FOR ALL THE GREAT WORK THEY'RE DOING AND THAT YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT.

SO JUST TWO QUICK THINGS FOR THIS MORNING.

EVERYBODY'S WORKING ON CYBERSECURITY.

OH, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS THEN WITH US WORKING TOGETHER.

OH, WELL, NO.

THERE ARE SAND IN THE GEARS AND THE SAND IN THE GEARS ISN'T THE COLLABORATION ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

IT'S CAPABILITIES THAT ARE REQUIRED TO DO THE WORK.

SO WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT CYBERSECURITY, YOU PROBABLY THINK ABOUT A COUPLE OF THINGS ONE, GETTING HACKED, YOU KNOW, AND THOSE PROBLEMS AND THE OTHER IS OH SECRET, SECRET, CAN'T TELL ANYONE.

WELL, THERE'S SOMETHING IN BETWEEN.

THERE'S SOMETHING CALLED CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION OR CUI, AND CUI IS SOMETHING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAS, AND THEY DEVELOPED IT IN A VERY COLLABORATIVE WAY.

AND YOU MEASURE YOUR CAPABILITY OF WORKING WITH CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN SOMETHING CALLED THE CYBERSECURITY MATURITY MODEL CERTIFICATION.

OH MY GOD, CMMC, OK.

SO HOW WELL CAN YOU DO THAT WORK? HOW WELL IS YOUR ORGANIZATION SET UP TO DO THAT WORK? ALL THE RESEARCH THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU WANT TO DO IN CYBER SECURITY, MUCH

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OF THAT, EVEN IF YOU'RE A SUBCONTRACTOR TO SAY A DEFENSE CONTRACTOR, DOING THIS WORK REQUIRES THAT WE CERTIFY OURSELVES OR WE ARE ABLE TO BE CERTIFIED AT A CERTAIN MATURITY LEVEL AGAINST THIS CYBERSECURITY MODEL.

SO WHAT WAS DONE BY THE COLLEAGUES ACROSS ALL THE CAMPUSES WAS TO SAY, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, WE REALLY NEED TO DO THIS.

BOULDER IS STARTING TO DO IT, BUT WITH SOME PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE FUNDS, WE COULD ACTUALLY EXECUTE THIS AND MAKE THIS CAPABILITY AVAILABLE FOR ALL OF THE CAMPUSES.

SO THIS IS A WAY THAT SYSTEM RECOGNIZED FROM THE CAMPUSES, A REQUIREMENT TO SUPPORT ALL OF THE CAMPUSES TO DO THEIR CYBERSECURITY WORK.

AND THAT INITIATIVE IS UNDERWAY, IT WAS FUNDED BY PRESIDENT SOLOMON.

THE MONEY IS OUT TO THE CAMPUSES, SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT SYSTEM CAN DO TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE RESEARCHERS.

SO I THINK IT'S A GREAT EXAMPLE.

AND IF YOU EVER HEAR IT, YOU NOW KNOW WHAT CMMC STANDS FOR AND WHAT CUI MEANS, AND I WON'T GO FURTHER INTO ACRONYMS FOR YOU.

THE OTHER THING THAT WE HAD AT SYSTEM THE WORK ON THAT.

YES, THANK YOU, YES.

YEAH, YOU SIGNED IT, BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY PRESIDENT KENNEDY HELPING TO BRING THAT TOGETHER.

SO THERE'S NO NATIONAL GRANTS TO DO WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

IT ALL HAS TO BE SYSTEM MONEY.

EVERY ORGANIZATION THAT WANTS TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDING IN THIS THAT REQUIRES CONTROLLED UNCERTIFIED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION REQUIRES A CERTIFICATION LEVEL, AND THERE ARE EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO THE CERTIFICATION.

BUT ACTUALLY ORGANIZING YOURSELF TO BE CERTIFIED REQUIRES PEOPLE AND TIME AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

SO WE'RE CREATING THAT OR THE CAMPUSES WITH BOULDER LEADING IS CREATING THAT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES AROUND THEIR CYBERSECURITY WORK.

SO VERY, VERY POSITIVE.

THE OTHER THING THAT WE DID WAS TO LEARN FROM AB NEXUS.

SO THE STRATEGIC PLANNING WORK THAT WAS DONE AT SYSTEM WITH ALL THE CAMPUSES ON ACADEMIC INNOVATION LED TO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PROPOSALS, DIFFERENT THINGS THAT COULD BE DONE, BUT NOT HOW WE WOULD ACTUALLY DO IT.

SO AGAIN, THIS WAS AN EFFORT THAT PRESIDENT KENNEDY LED.

AND YOU HAVE ANOTHER NAME NOW TO REMEMBER.

YOU REMEMBER A.B.

NEXUS? NOW, REMEMBER, CU NEXT.

SO CU NEXT IS FOCUS ON ACADEMIC INNOVATIONS, AND THERE'S MONEY THAT HAS COME FROM SYSTEM TO HELP SUPPORT FACULTY WHO WILL COLLABORATE ACROSS CAMPUSES IN ACADEMIC INNOVATIONS.

THIS WORK IS RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING STAGE, THE AS OPPOSED TO THE VICE CHANCELLORS FOR RESEARCH ON THE TWO CAMPUSES FOR AB NEXUS.

THE PROVOST ON OUR FOUR CAMPUSES ARE LEADING THIS EFFORT, DEVELOPING OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS, IT WILL GO OUT TO THE FACULTY ON ALL THE CAMPUSES, WILL REQUIRE COLLABORATION, WRIT LARGE, I MEAN, THERE'S LOTS OF WAYS IT CAN BE DONE, AND THAT WILL LEAD TO PROPOSALS TO SUPPORT ACADEMIC INNOVATION, WHICH IMPACTS OUR STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS.

SO THOSE ARE THE JUST TOO LITTLE THINGS THAT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT FROM THE SYSTEM LEVEL TO DOVETAIL WITH THE TREMENDOUS WORK THAT'S BEING DONE ON OUR CAMPUSES.

WELL, I HOPE YOU'LL KEEP US IN TOUCH WITH THE PROGRESS ON THOSE BECAUSE IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE WE CAN GET VERY FAR WITHOUT HAVING CERTIFIED CERTIFICATION AND CERTIFIED PEOPLE.

ABSOLUTELY, HAPPY TO DO THAT.

ANYTHING ELSE? WITH THAT, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND AGAIN, I WANT TO APPLAUD MY COLLEAGUES AND OUR FACULTY ACROSS THE CAMPUSES FOR OUTSTANDING WORK.

AND NOW WE DO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME BUILT IN OUR SCHEDULE FOR ANY OPEN QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE FOR ANY OF OUR PRESENTERS.

I WOULD ASK YOU TO ALL COME BACK UP IN CASE PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

SO YOU SAW VERY IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS IN TERMS OF THE IMPACTFUL WORK GOING ON AT EACH CAMPUS, AND THE THEME OF COLLABORATION IS ONE THAT YOU COMMENTED ON.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE THINK IS VERY CRITICAL IN TERMS OF ELEVATING THE IMPACT THAT WE'RE HAVING WITH OUR RESEARCH EFFORTS AND ITS COLLABORATION ACROSS THE CAMPUSES, AS WELL AS COLLABORATION WITH THE MILITARY, THE GOVERNMENT LABS, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THAT ARE HELPED DRIVING SOME OF THESE CHANGES.

SO OUR QUESTION TO YOU IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT ELSE CAN WE TELL YOU ABOUT OUR DISCOVERY AND IMPACT EFFORTS?

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WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED TO KNOW TO TELL THIS STORY TO YOUR CONSTITUENCIES AND THE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH ON A REGULAR BASIS? AND I'LL OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS FOR ANY OF OUR PANELISTS.

SO REGENT SMITH, WE'RE GO THERE FIRST, WHY DON'T WE DO THAT? I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY, YOU KNOW, HAVING BEEN A SCIENTIST PRACTICING SCIENTISTS, CERTAINLY WHEN I FIRST STARTED IN GRADUATE SCHOOL, IT WAS VERY MUCH THE INDIVIDUAL WORKING IN THE LAB, THE PROFESSOR.

YOU KNOW, I CAME TO SEE YOU TO WORK AT THE COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES.

AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A LOT OF COLLABORATION ACROSS CAMPUS.

BUT TO HEAR THE COLLABORATION ACROSS CAMPUSES IS VERY EXCITING.

AND YOU KNOW, I THINK ALL OF OUR PILLARS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT OBVIOUSLY WITH MY BACKGROUND, THIS ONE REALLY SPEAKS DEARLY TO MY HEART.

ONE THING THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IS, YOU KNOW, HOW DO WE GET WORD OUT OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CU AND WHAT WE DO FOR SOCIETY AND HOW WE IMPACT OUR STATE AND OUR NATION AND OUR WORLD? AND IT'S THESE SORTS OF STORIES HAVING, YOU KNOW, THE TOUR YESTERDAY AT ANSCHUTZ.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING TOURS, HOPEFULLY AS WE HAVE IN-PERSON BOARD MEETINGS, BUT I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF ALL THESE PRESENTATIONS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE BOULDER CENTRIC, SO YOU GUYS COME HERE.

I WAS JUST GOING TO MENTION, SO THE THING THAT STRUCK ME WHEN I CAME SIX YEARS AGO IS JUST THE AMAZING PEOPLE I WAS MEETING ON CAMPUS AND I KEPT THINKING ABOUT HOW DO I SHARE THAT? AND SO FINALLY, MAYBE BECAUSE OF COVID, I CAME UP WITH A BUFF INNOVATOR INSIGHT.

SO IT'S A PODCAST THAT I STARTED.

AND THERE ARE ONLY 20 MINUTES.

IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO LISTEN TO THEM, THEY'RE SUPER INSPIRATIONAL.

THE FIRST EXPERIENCE, FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE CLASS THAT I'M TEACHING SEVERAL STUDENTS CAME UP AND SAID, HOW DO I GET TO THAT? THAT SOUNDS REALLY INTERESTING, BUT IT'S ABOUT THE LIVES OF THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

SO IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THEIR RESEARCH.

WHERE WERE THEY BORN? WHERE'D THEY GROW UP? HOW DID THEY FIND THEIR PATH AND GET TO WHERE THEY ARE? SO I THINK IF THERE ARE WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP GIVE YOU INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN TELL OUR STORY.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

IT'S JUST IT'S IT'S SORT OF MIND BOGGLING, THE AMAZING PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE ON OUR CAMPUSES.

REGENT CHAVEZ, I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, I JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE MARTY DUNN, BECAUSE HE'S ACTUALLY DOING DOUBLE DUTY, YOU KNOW, IN HIS ROLE AS DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, COMPUTING AND DESIGN, IN ADDITION TO TO THE ROLE IN RESEARCH.

SO I JUST WANTED TO THANK HIM FOR FOR DOING SO.

WELL, AND WHEN WE GET THAT ENGINEERING BUILDING BUILT, THAT SHOULD HELP US WITH OUR WITH OUR RESEARCH DOLLARS NO LESS.

I LEARNED ON OUR TOUR WAS JUST THE AMOUNT OF RESEARCH INTO HEALTH OUTCOMES THAT WAS FOCUSED ON WHITE MALES FOR SO LONG AND STILL IS.

WHAT ARE YOU ALL DOING IN YOUR AREAS TO DIVERSIFY THE RESEARCH TOPICS, DIVERSIFY WHO'S DOING THE RESEARCH BECAUSE IT REALLY IT HAS MASSIVE IMPLICATIONS ON A SOCIETAL LEVEL, NOT ONLY WHO'S DOING THE RESEARCH, BUT WHAT AREAS ARE WE FOCUSING ON? OH, THANK YOU FOR THAT REALLY IMPORTANT AND WONDERFUL QUESTION, AND I COULD GO THROUGH ALL THE DIFFERENT AREAS AND TELL YOU INDIVIDUALS, BUT I WANT TO SHARE A BIT OF A BRAGGING POINT THAT UCCS JUST RECEIVED A $1 MILLION NSF ADVANCE GRANT, WHICH IS FOCUSED ON RESEARCH, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

AND SO IT ACTUALLY HAS TWO INITIATIVES WHICH INCLUDE LOOKING AT THE PORTFOLIO OF OUR SCHOLARS WHERE THEY ARE, THE INEQUITIES THEY MIGHT EXPERIENCE AND ALSO WHAT LIFTS THEM UP, RIGHT.

SO HOW CAN WE DO SYSTEMIC CHANGE SO THAT OUR EVALUATION STRUCTURES, OUR AWARDS, OUR SUPPORT THAT WE GIVE HELPS ENCOURAGE A REAL, DIVERSE PORTFOLIO OF OF RESEARCH ACROSS THE BOARD, WE ARE FOCUSING, THE GRANT FOCUSES ON STEM AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE FIELDS IN PARTICULAR, BUT WE HAVE TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT ENCOMPASSES THE WHOLE CAMPUS.

SO WE ACTUALLY HAVE A THREE YEAR, $1 MILLION GRANT TO TO MAKE SYSTEMIC CHANGE EFFORTS FOR THIS VERY PARTICULAR IMPORTANT TOPIC.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHO WANTS TO GO NEXT, MARTY GO NEXT.

YEAH, INAUDIBLE] REGENT KROLL, THANKS FOR AN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL QUESTION, AND KIND OF GIVEN OUR STATUS AS AN HISPANIC SERVING INSTITUTION IN OUR INAUDIBLE]

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DESIGNATION, IT'S REALLY CORE TO HOW WE'RE THINKING ABOUT BUILDING THE RESEARCH ENTERPRISE.

SO WE'VE BEEN WORKING KIND OF NOW ON BUILDING WORKSHOPS KIND OF FOR OUR FACULTY TO EDUCATE THEM AND HELP HELP THEM UNDERSTAND KIND OF BETTER HOW TO BRING IDEAS OF DEI KIND OF INTO THEIR RESEARCH.

SOME AREAS, IT'S CENTRAL TO THEM ALREADY AND SOME THEY'VE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT IT BEFORE.

AND SO THAT'S BEEN KIND OF RAMPING UP.

WE'RE TYING A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IN OUR IN OUR RESEARCH PORTFOLIO WITH OUR EMPHASIS ON EQUITY AS WELL AND OUR NEW KIND OF VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION HAVE IS REALLY KIND OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH ME AND WITH A GROUP OF BUILDING KIND OF A LEADERSHIP TEAM TO LOOK AT HOW WE BUILD THAT INTO THE FABRIC OF WHAT WE DO GOING FORWARD.

YOU KNOW, I THINK YOU'LL SEE AS EMPHASIZED DURING TO DIVERSIFY OUR FACULTY TO SEND AS WELL.

WE'RE LOOKING TO GENERATE SUPPORT FOR A NEW PROGRAMING TO SUPPORT KIND OF INCREASINGLY DIVERSE POSTDOCS, GRADUATE STUDENTS AND SO FORTH.

WE'VE JUST BEEN HAVING KIND OF NEW CONVERSATIONS ABOUT AMPLIFYING AND HEIGHTENING THE ACTIVITY OF THE LATINO POLICY AND RESEARCH KIND OF CENTER KIND OF ON CAMPUS AND KIND OF ACROSS ANSCHUTZ WITH THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

SO I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE, I THINK THERE'S A REAL VIBRANCY KIND OF AROUND THE QUESTION THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND I THINK A LOT OF THE ANSWERS TO HOW THAT'S GOING TO EMERGE ARE STILL OUT THERE.

BUT THERE IS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES.

THERE ARE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO GENERATE SECURE RESOURCES TO HELP US KIND OF IN THAT PACE AS WELL.

YEAH, THANKS FOR THIS QUESTION, IT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION.

ONE THING I EMPHASIZE, I THINK THE LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT, WHICH I FEEL ALL THE CAMPUSES HAVE IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT OUR CAMPUS, RICHIE RICHARDS, HAS BEEN ELEVATED TO A POSITION TO REALLY HAVE IMPACT IN THIS RESEARCH IS REPRESENTED AND OUR RESEARCH COUNTS IN IMPORTANT WAY.

THE ONE MEETING I HAD THIS MORNING BEFORE THIS ONE WAS REALLY TO TALK ABOUT CLINICAL TRIAL ACCRUALS AND HOW TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PATIENTS WERE RECRUITED INTO CLINICAL TRIALS, WHICH AGAIN DRIVE DRUG APPROVALS AND HOW THEY HOW THESE MEDICINES WORK IS EQUITABLE.

THAT WE'VE GOT OUTREACH EFFORTS SO THAT WE HAVE A GOOD REPRESENTATION OF DIVERSITY IN THESE IN THESE DIFFERENT TRIALS.

ONE OF THE RESEARCH WE HAVE ON CAMPUS IS THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GROUP THROUGH THE CCTSI INSTITUTE, AND SO THEY'VE GOT A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT BOARD.

WE WERE RECENTLY WORKING ON A GRANT IN WHICH THEY COULD ENSURE THAT THERE IS COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS OF DESIGNING TRIALS AND RECRUITMENT TO TRIALS AND SO FORTH.

SO I THINK IT HAS TO BE A FULL SCALE COMMITMENT ACROSS ALL THESE DIFFERENT ENTITIES, FROM THE BASIC SCIENCE WORK TO THE FACULTY, TO THE STUDENT REPRESENTATION AND EVEN THE CLINICAL TRIALS AND HOW WE OPERATE THOSE IN A WAY THAT'S EQUITABLE, DIVERSE AND REPRESENTATIVE.

YEAH, AND OF COURSE, OUR CAMPUS HAS A MAJOR INITIATIVE WITH CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO RECENTLY HIRING A NEW EXECUTIVE FOR OUR CAMPUS, WHICH HAS BEEN REALLY IMPORTANT.

BUT WE'VE BEEN FURTHER INTO THIS, SO I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT TWO EXAMPLES.

ONE IS, YOU KNOW, THE PROVOST HAS BEEN DRIVING THIS FOR CAMPUS AND AS PART OF THAT WE HAVE THE FACULTY DIVERSITY HIRING PROGRAM.

WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF REALLY TOP, TOP RESEARCHERS WHO ARE BRINGING DIVERSITY IN.

SO LIKE REALLY LEADERS WHO CAN HELP US BUILD ON THAT.

SO WE HAVE A COUPLE HIRES, MOST RECENTLY HAVE MOST RECENT ONE IS A AFRICAN-AMERICAN GENTLEMAN WHO WILL BE JOINING PHYSICS, WHO'S FROM NREL, WHO ALSO WORKS WITH OUR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INSTITUTE.

SO THAT'S SUPER EXCITING.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, OUR INSTITUTES HAVE COME TOGETHER AND THEY'VE CREATED A JEDI GROUP LOOKING AT JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

AND SO REALLY KIND OF THE BOTTOMS UP APPROACH TO THIS AND THE JEDI GROUP HAS PUT NOT ONLY TRAINING IN PLACE FOR THE INSTITUTE.

INSTITUTES REPRESENT ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF OUR RESEARCH, SO THEY REALLY PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON OUR CAMPUS LOOKING AT TRAINING FOR ALL OF OUR RESEARCHERS, OUR FACULTY, OUR STUDENTS IN THE INSTITUTES AND THEN ALSO PUSHING US AS A CAMPUS LIKE WE NEED TO DO MORE.

AND AS WE THINK ABOUT HIRING OUR RESEARCH FACULTY, HOW ARE WE BRINGING IN MORE DIVERSITY? SO THOSE ARE KIND OF TWO EXAMPLES.

I JUST WANT REGENT SMITH TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROGRAM SHE CREATED WHEN SHE WAS AT CERES, AND I THINK IT'S A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE WITH THE REX PROGRAM OF WAYS WE CAN BRING STUDENTS INTO RESEARCH PROGRAMS THAT MIGHT NOT TRADITIONALLY END UP THERE AND BUILDING THAT PIPELINE.

SO COULD YOU SHARE WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT REX AND WHAT IT DOES?

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SURE.

SO REX STANDS FOR RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS, AND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION HAS HAD A RESEARCH RU PROGRAM FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND OURS IS ONE OF THE FIRST FOCUSED ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS.

AND SO WE BRING STUDENTS IN FROM ACROSS COLORADO AND WE LOOK FOR DIVERSE, WHICH FOR US IS NOT ONLY MINORITY, BUT IT'S FIRST GENERATION AS WELL AS RURAL.

AND WE BRING THEM IN TO SEE YOU.

AND THEY GET TO WORK FOR NINE WEEKS WITH RESEARCHERS ACROSS NOT JUST OUR CAMPUS, BUT NOAH, USGS AND SO FORTH.

AND WE ACTUALLY PAY THEM A STIPEND, AND IF THEY'RE OVER 50 MILES AWAY, THEY GET TO STAY AT THE DORMS AND THEY DO RESEARCH, THEY GET MENTORED.

THEY HAVE TO DO A RESEARCH PRESENTATION, A POSTER SESSION AT UCAR WITH ABOUT 100 DIFFERENT RU STUDENTS ACROSS BOULDER AND GIVE A SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATION LIKE A AGU TYPE TALK.

AND THE PURPOSE ISN'T TO RECRUIT THEM TO CU, ALTHOUGH WE'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN DOING THAT ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES, BUT IS TO OUR HOPE IS TO GIVE THEM A STEPPING STONE INTO A FOUR YEAR PROGRAM IN STEM.

AND IT'S BEEN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE GOTTEN STUDENTS INTO PHD PROGRAMS AND MASTERS, AND THESE ARE STUDENTS THAT NEVER THOUGHT THEY'D EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

SO IT'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS WHEN I LEFT CU TO GIVE THAT PROGRAM UP BECAUSE IT JUST GOTTEN FUNDED AGAIN AND IT'S GOING GREAT GUNS.

SO THAT'S THE NICE THING ABOUT RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES IS TO BE ABLE TO GET THE STUDENTS DOING RESEARCH AND SPARKING THAT LIGHT, RIGHT? AND I DON'T WANT TO PUT REGENT RENNISON ON THE SPOT, TOO.

BUT YOU KNOW, HER PERSONAL STORY, RIGHT, IS THAT UNLESS YOU HAD SOMEONE THAT CAME TO YOU AND MENTIONED A CAREER IN ACADEMIA AND RESEARCH THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE ENDED UP WHERE YOU ARE TODAY, AND MAYBE YOU COULD SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT EXPERIENCE WITH US.

SURE.

I WON'T DO THE WHOLE LONG STORY BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ALL DAY.

BUT YEAH, SO I WAS RAISED IN TEXAS AND I WAS RAISED IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WOMEN WERE THERE TO MARRY AND PRODUCE OFFSPRING.

AND I'VE FAILED ON BOTH ACCOUNTS, BUT I DID END UP GOING TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WHERE I GOT A DEGREE AND THEN I TRANSFERRED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT'S THERE, AND I WORKED MY WAY THROUGH COLLEGE, SO I DIDN'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE TO GO ANYWHERE.

MY DAD'S A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT, SO I DIDN'T HAVE ANY MENTORING.

I DIDN'T KNOW DIFFERENT COLLEGES OFFERED DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT THERE WAS ONE PROFESSOR THERE WHO, WHEN I WAS FINISHING MY BACHELOR'S, ASKED WHAT I WOULD BE DOING WITH MY DEGREE OR AFTER MY DEGREE, AND I JUST SAID, I DON'T KNOW, TRY TO GET A BETTER JOB.

AND HE SAID, YOU'D BE WASTING YOUR TALENTS IF YOU DIDN'T CONSIDER GOING TO GRADUATE SCHOOL AND IT IT CHANGED MY TRAJECTORY.

SO IT'S NOT EVEN, HELLO.

IT'S SO IT'S NOT EVEN THAT IT MIGHT HAVE CHANGED IT, IT CHANGED IT.

SO YES, I APPRECIATE IT AND IT INFORMS MY WORK AS A PROFESSOR.

SO I TELL STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY STUDENTS, WHO I THINK ARE LIKE ME THAT NEVER SAW THEMSELVES GOING TO COLLEGE, THAT THEY CAN DO IT AND WE NEED THEM.

SO THANKS, I ALMOST CRIED, I USUALLY DO, BUT I DIDN'T.

I'LL JUST GIVE ONE MORE SHAMELESS PLUG FOR A PROGRAM THAT I KNOW ABOUT ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS THAT IS OUT OF THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION.

THEY'VE ACTUALLY SET UP A MENTORSHIP PROGRAM, AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DR. DISTEFANO OR CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, BUT THEY'VE SET UP A MENTORSHIP PROGRAM THROUGH THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, WHERE THEY HAVE FACULTY THAT REACH OUT AND PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERREPRESENTED IN FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS TO CONNECT WITH CURRENT FACULTY AT THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION TO HELP DO EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED IN REGENT RENNISON.

OR MAYBE NOT EXACTLY, BUT SOMETHING VERY SIMILAR AND ENCOURAGE STUDENTS THAT ARE TALENTED AT THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL TO GO ON AND PURSUE CAREERS IN RESEARCH ACADEMIA.

SO I THINK IT COULD BE A COOL MODEL TO FOR OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE LOOKING TO DIVERSIFY THEIR GRADUATE STUDENT POPULATIONS TO FOLLOW.

AND I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T THANK PRESIDENT SOLOMON FOR FUNDING AN EFFORT JUST LIKE THAT THAT'S KICKING OFF ACTUALLY AS WE SPEAK TODAY FOR THE ANNUAL SERIES, BUT IT'S ACROSS ALL OF THE BUSINESS SCHOOLS IN THE SYSTEM TO HELP DO THAT, YOU KNOW, TO ENCOURAGE MORE STUDENTS COMING FROM UNDERREPRESENTED BACKGROUNDS TO GET INVOLVED WITH RESEARCH AND TO CONSIDER A PHD IN A BUSINESS RELATED FIELD.

AND SO YOU KNOW, THAT MODEL, ESPECIALLY WORKING TOGETHER, I THINK CAN BE REALLY POWERFUL WHEN WE TAKE THE LONG VIEW IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE WE ARE GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE ENGAGED WITH LEADERSHIP ON THE ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL SIDE.

WE HAVE, I THINK, PROBABLY A COUPLE MORE MINUTES FOR QUESTIONS THAN WRAP UP.

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YEAH, I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MINUTE AND THANK ALL OF YOU FOR, YOU KNOW, THE AMAZING WORK, YOU KNOW, REGENT GALLEGOS WAS SAYING, YOU KNOW, BREAKING DOWN SOME OF THE SILOS IN THE WORK AND, YOU KNOW, JUST HAD SOME SOME THOUGHTS, YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF PROBABLY THE ONLY BOARD MEMBERS RIGHT NOW WHO HAS KIDS IN COLLEGE AND JUST THINKING ABOUT THE KEYS TO SUCCESS.

OH, SORRY, I SAID ONE OF THE ONLY, NOT THE ONLY I KNOW I WAS LIKE, THAT'S GRADUATE SCHOOL, REGARDLESS OF THE BACKGROUND THEY'RE COMING FROM, AND, YOU KNOW, REALLY THE THREE KEYS TO SUCCESS, YOU KNOW, PEER TO PEER CONNECTIONS, CONNECTIONS WITH FACULTY AND AN AFFILIATION WITH THE INSTITUTION.

AND I THINK WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WITH THIS STRATEGIC PILLAR AROUND RESEARCH REALLY PROVIDES ALL OF THOSE THINGS TO OUR STUDENTS, TO OUR STUDENTS COMING IN AND THE DELIBERATE WAY WITH WHICH YOU PRESENTED WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND THEN THINKING ABOUT HOW IT INTERSECTS WITH SOME OF THE OTHER PILLARS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE KIND OF TAKING IT OUT SO WE CAN EXAMINE IT REALLY CLOSELY UNDER A MICROSCOPE IN TERMS OF THE RESEARCH DOLLARS COMING IN, BUT THEN BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT THINKING ABOUT HOW IT INTERSECTS WITH STUDENT SUCCESS, AFFORDABILITY, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND ACCESS, YOU KNOW, AND OUR OTHER PILLARS, I THINK IS GREAT, AND I THINK THAT THAT THAT WILL THE THE FOCUS ON RESEARCH WILL DRIVE, I HOPE SOME OF THESE METRICS AROUND STUDENT SUCCESS.

IT'S JUST HOW DO WE INCREASE THE DEMAND ON THE STUDENT SIDE FOR SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS? YOU KNOW, HOW COULD YOU NOT GET EXCITED ABOUT CYBERSECURITY AFTER LISTENING TO THAT RIGHT? BUT HOW DO WE HOW HOW DO WE GET OUR STUDENTS RIGHT? YOU KNOW, MAKING THOSE PEER TO PEER CONNECTIONS, MAKING THOSE FACULTY CONNECTIONS BECAUSE THE AFFILIATION WITH THE INSTITUTION IS THERE THANKS TO THE WORK THAT YOU'RE ALL DOING.

SO THANK YOU.

AND AND IF I COULD PICK ON REGENT CHAVEZ NEXT, I THINK YOU MADE A GREAT COMMENT AT THE RETREAT AROUND HOW DO WE DIVERSIFY OUR GRADUATE PROGRAMS, PARTICULARLY IN MEDICINE AND THINGS LIKE THAT AROUND LOOKING IN OUR OWN BACKYARD? AND MAYBE YOU MIGHT LIKE TO MAKE THAT POINT AGAIN BECAUSE I THINK IT IS VERY, VERY VALID.

YOU JUST DID.

FAIR ENOUGH, FAIR ENOUGH.

YES, WELL, THANK YOU TO ALL THE REGIONS FOR THE GREAT DISCUSSION, THE GREAT QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN TO EACH OF OUR PRESENTERS FOR HIGHLIGHTING THE VERY IMPACTFUL WORK THAT THEY'RE DOING.

AND I'LL TURN IT BACK TO PRESIDENT SALAMON FOR CLOSING COMMENTS.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE FOR THE GOOD CONVERSATION AND THINGS FOR OUR INCREDIBLE PRESENTERS AND THE WORK THAT'S GOING ON ON THE CAMPUSES IS JUST, TERRI IT IS INSPIRING AND IT'S EXTRAORDINARY, ACTUALLY.

AND SO WE'RE JUST SO PROUD TO BE PART OF IT.

AND WE'LL SO ANGELIQUE, WHAT'S OUR NEXT? SO NEXT TIME WE'LL HAVE A DEEP DIVE INTO WHICH PILLAR? OKAY.

CAMPUS WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH.

AND SO AND SO THERE YOU'LL HEAR FROM CAMPUS EXPERTS IN THAT, IN THOSE AREAS AND LEARN ABOUT SOME OF THE ACTION STEPS THAT ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED TO MAKE PROGRESS TOWARD THE GOALS ON THOSE METRICS AS WELL.

AND SO WE'RE SO IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR US ALONG THE WAY OF HOW YOU WOULD LIKE US TO STRUCTURE THESE, THESE PRESENTATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

WE REALLY WANTED TO DO BREAKOUT GROUPS TODAY, BUT IT'S JUST THE GEOGRAPHY OF THIS BUILDING JUST WOULDN'T ACCOMMODATE IT.

BUT HOPEFULLY, HOPEFULLY AT THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ABLE TO DO BREAKOUT SESSIONS AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT.

WONDERFUL, WELL, WE ARE CRUISING RIGHT ALONG, AND THE NEXT ORDERS OF BUSINESS

[H. 11:00 a.m. FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

OR ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS. SO I'LL TURN THINGS OVER TO REGENT CHAVEZ FOR THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT AND WORKPLAN.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

WE HAD OUR FIRST MEETING ON AUGUST 25TH AND THE NEW CHAIR AND WE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE, WHICH WAS GREAT.

WE REVIEWED OUR COMMITTEE WORK PLAN, WHICH OF COURSE, IS AVAILABLE ON BOARD DOCS DURING THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PORTION OF THE MEETING, WE REVIEWED THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT STATUS LIST AND THERE WERE SEVERAL NEW PROJECTS ON THE REPORT, SUCH AS HELMS, THE HELMS RENOVATION PROJECT IN BOULDER AND ALL OF THE PROJECTS ON THE LIST ARE PROGRESSING ON BUDGET AND ON SCHEDULE.

WE WERE PROVIDED WITH THE ENGINEERING PROJECTS AT SEA DENVER AND UCS, INCLUDING THEIR PERSPECTIVE, BUDGETS AND TIMELINES FOR THOSE PROJECTS.

DENVER PLANS TO SELECT THE DESIGN TEAM THIS FALL WITH FOR ITS NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING, AND UCCS PLANS TO START CONSTRUCTION ON ITS CYBERSECURITY BUILDING

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EXPANSION AND BEGIN DESIGN ON THE ENGINEERING ADDITION THIS MONTH.

SO THAT WAS GOOD INFORMATION TO HAVE DURING THE FINANCE PORTION OF THE MEETING.

OUR COMMITTEE RECEIVED AN UPDATE ABOUT MAJOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS AND WILL CONTINUE TO HEAR THOSE UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

AND OF COURSE, THAT INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON BOARD DOCS AS WELL.

AND THEN CHAD DID GIVE US THE CAMPUS UPDATES ON ENROLLMENT AND RETENTION, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO GET TO IN JUST A FEW MINUTES ON THE AGENDA.

AND THEN FINALLY, TREASURER VOU GAVE TWO INFORMATION ITEMS, INCLUDING THE ANNUAL DEBT SERVICE RATIO REPORT AND THE CAMPUS BOND FUND REPORT.

THE SYSTEM DEBT RATIO REPORT PROJECTION CONTINUES TO BE SEVERAL PERCENTAGE POINTS LOWER THAN THE REGENT STEP LIMIT, SO THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT PORTION.

WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO GO TO THE ACTION ITEMS MR. CHAIRMAN? UNDER H2, WE HAVE AN ACTION ITEM AND YOU'LL ALL PROBABLY REMEMBER LAST FALL, FORMER REGENT IRENE GREGO BROUGHT FORWARD THE THE IDEA OF THE PROPOSAL THAT WE ASK THE LEGISLATURE TO CARRY A BILL AND AND PASS A BILL THAT WOULD PROVIDE IN-STATE TUITION CLASSIFICATION FOR AMERICAN INDIANS WITH HISTORIC TIES TO COLORADO.

THEY DID SO, AND THEY DID SO WITH OVERWHELMING SUPPORT.

SENATE BILL TWENTY NINE WAS PASSED AND THE ACTION ITEM BEFORE US TODAY IS TO RATIFY WHAT THE LEGISLATURE DID, WHICH WE'RE ALREADY DOING, BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S THAT THE LOOP IS CLOSED AND THAT WE'RE APPROVING THAT WHICH THE LEGISLATURE GRANTED US AUTHORITY TO DO .

SO MR. CHAIRMAN, DO YOU WANT TO ASK FOR A VOTE? SURE.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION ITEM H2? REGENT SMITH HAS MOVED, SECOND.

REGENT SPIEGEL HAS SECONDED.

ANY DISCUSSION? WELL, I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING THAT.

THIS HAS REALLY BEEN RECOGNIZED, THERE'S BEEN, YOU KNOW, A REALLY GREAT ARTICLE IN THE COLORADO SUN.

I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE SUCH A QUICK RESPONSE TO IT.

I LEARNED ABOUT JENNA WHITE PLUM, WHO CAME TO THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

HER FATHER WAS, YOU KNOW, THEY WERE LIVING IN WYOMING, AND HE HEARD ABOUT IT AND KEPT TRACK OF IT AND ENCOURAGED HER TO COME TO SEE YOU, BOULDER.

SO ALREADY IT'S HAVING AN IMPACT, SO I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

I MENTIONED, IRENE GREGO EARLIER, BUT SHE REALLY DOES DESERVE CREDIT FOR THIS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ONCE SOMEONE LEAVES THE BOARD, A NEW BOARD KIND OF TAKES OVER AND WE'RE GIVEN CREDIT FOR IT WHEN SHE DESERVES THAT CREDIT.

SO I WANT TO I WANTED TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT THAT I RECOGNIZED THAT WE ALL RECOGNIZED HER FOR FOR BRINGING THAT TO THE BOARD.

THAT WAS BEFORE SEVERAL OF US WERE ON THE BOARD.

BUT SHE DOES DESERVE THAT CREDIT.

SO THAT'S THAT'S ALL I HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT.

MR. CHAIRMAN.

I WOULD ONLY ADD THAT THERE WERE OTHER PEOPLE THAT WERE INSTRUMENTAL NOT TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM IRENE.

BUT THE ISSUE REALLY STARTED WITH REGENT SMITH AS WELL.

AND I THINK WE HAD A REALLY FAVORABLE REGENT VOTE WHEN WE DID IT.

SO I THINK THIS WHOLE BOARD DESERVES CREDIT, CERTAINLY.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK FOR A VOTE HERE IN JUST A MOMENT.

BUT BUT I HAD INTENDED TO READ THE FOLLOWING AT THE OUTSET OF OUR MEETING.

IT'S A NATIVE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT THE SYSTEM DEVELOPED, AND I'LL READ IT NOW AND THEN WE'LL TAKE THE VOTE UNLESS THERE'S ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENT.

AS WE GATHER, WE HONOR AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO'S FOUR CAMPUSES ARE ON THE TRADITIONAL TERRITORIES AND ANCESTRAL HOMELANDS OF THE CHEYENNE, ARAPAHO, APACHE, COMANCHE, KIOWA, LAKOTA PUEBLO AND SHOSHONE NATIONS.

FURTHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE 48 CONTEMPORARY TRIBAL NATIONS HISTORICALLY TIED TO THE LANDS THAT COMPRISE WHAT IS NOW KNOWN AS COLORADO, ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE LIVE IN THE HOMELANDS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES.

RECOGNIZE THE ORIGINAL STEWARDS OF THESE LANDS AND THEIR LEGACIES.

WITH THIS LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT, WE CELEBRATE THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS OF NATIVE PEOPLES TO THE FIELDS OF MEDICINE, MATHEMATICS, GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY SERVICE, ARTS, LITERATURE, ENGINEERING AND MORE.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE SOPHISTICATED AND INTRICATE KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS INDIGENOUS

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PEOPLES HAVE DEVELOPED IN RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR LANDS.

WE RECOGNIZE AND AFFIRM THESE TIES, AFFIRM THE TIES THESE NATIONS HAVE TO THEIR TRADITIONAL HOMELANDS AND THE MANY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WHO THRIVE IN THIS PLACE ALIVE AND STRONG.

WE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAINFUL HISTORY OF ILL TREATMENT AND FORCED REMOVAL THAT HAS HAD A PROFOUNDLY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON NATIVE NATIONS.

WE RESPECT THE MANY DIVERSE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES STILL CONNECTED TO THIS LAND.

WE HONOR THEM AND THANK THE INDIGENOUS ANCESTORS OF THIS PLACE.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO PLEDGES TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR NATIVE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF AND ADVANCE OUR MISSION TO UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY LIVES OF NATIVE PEOPLES.

AND WITH THAT, WE'LL, UH, WE'LL CALL THE QUESTION HERE.

OK, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE, AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? HEARING NONE THAT THAT PASSES.

UNDER H3, WE HAVE AN INFORMATION ITEM WHICH CHAD WILL PROVIDE THE PRELIMINARY FALL 2021 ENROLLMENT UPDATE.

THANKS CHAD FOR JOINING US.

SHOULD ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS CHAD'S FIRST TIME PRESENTING TO THE BOARD IN THIS CAPACITY, CHAD, WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU IN THIS ROLE AND THANK YOU FOR STEPPING UP.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO I'M GOING TO WALK THROUGH THE PRELIMINARY FALL ENROLLMENT THAT ALL OF THE CAMPUSES AND JUST TO START OFF, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALL THE WORK THAT THE CAMPUS HAS PUT INTO THIS TO TURN AROUND A QUICK SNAPSHOT AND AN ESTIMATE FOR US.

AND THANKS TO THE PEOPLE ON THE BUDGET AND FINANCE TEAM THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THIS, INCLUDING SELENA, EMILY AND RYAN.

SO THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY AND THE CAMPUS FOLKS THAT HELPED OUT ON THIS.

THERE'LL BE A CADENCE TO THIS AS WE WALK THROUGH SLIDES WHERE THEY'LL BE A LITTLE BIT OF AN OVERVIEW WITH NARRATIVE.

AND THEN THERE'LL BE A SLIDE THAT SHOWS A YEAR OVER YEAR COMPARISON.

AND THEN A SLIDE THAT SHOWS A COMPARISON TO BUDGET WHAT WE ESTIMATED BACK IN JUNE.

SO YOU'LL SEE THAT AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE DECK.

JUST TO REFRESH EVERYBODY'S MEMORY, THIS IS A SNAPSHOT OF TOTAL ENROLLMENT HEADCOUNT OVER TIME SINCE FALL OF 2017.

SO YOU CAN SEE TRENDS THAT ARE DEVELOPING OVER TIME.

AND WHEN WE PRESENT IT TO THE BOARD IN JUNE ON OUR BUDGETS, WE SHOWED THOSE FIVE YEAR PLANS INTO THE FUTURE, OUR BUDGET PROJECTIONS.

SO WE'LL BE REFINING THOSE AND TAKING THIS INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN WE BRING FORWARD THE NOVEMBER.

OUR STRATEGIES IN NOVEMBER ON HOW WE MIGHT CLOSE THOSE BUDGET GAPS IN THE FUTURE.

SO THIS IS A GOOD NEWS SLIDE IN TERMS OF WHERE WE WERE COMPARED TO OUR JUNE BUDGETED ESTIMATES.

WE'RE PRETTY MUCH ON BUDGET OR A LITTLE BIT ABOVE, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IN TERMS OF THAT RIGHT HAND COLUMN WHERE THERE'S JUST BOULDER'S PRETTY MUCH SPOT ON WHEN YOU DO THE MATH, THAT'S YOU HAVE TO ROUND TO GET TO THAT NEGATIVE POINT ONE PERCENT.

AND IT'S PRETTY REMARKABLE, HAVING SEEN FORECASTS IN MY TIME THAT IT'S THIS CLOSE AND THIS THIS MUCH FIDELITY IN SOMETHING.

NOW THE MIX OF IT IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT WHERE THERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE AS A TREND ACROSS ALL THE CAMPUSES, WHERE MIXES ARE A LITTLE BIT HEAVIER ON NONRESIDENT STUDENTS AND A LITTLE BIT LIGHTER ON RESIDENT STUDENTS.

SO YOU'LL SEE THAT TREND DEVELOP AS WE GO THROUGH ALL THE CAMPUS SLIDES.

SO WE'LL START HERE WITH BOULDER JUST AS AN OVERVIEW, THEIR FIRST YEAR COHORT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR IS COMING IN ABOVE.

THEIR TRANSFER STUDENT POPULATION IS ALSO COMING IN PRETTY STRONG COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR, AND IT'S ACTUALLY THE THIRD LARGEST TRANSFER COHORT THAT THEY'VE SEEN IN THE LAST 15 YEARS.

THAT THIRD BULLET DESCRIBES THE RETENTION RATES AND AS YOU RECALL IN WHAT REGENT CHAVEZ NOTED EARLIER THAT WE PRESENTED AT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING IN AUGUST IS THAT THOSE THOSE REENROLLMENT AND RETENTION FUNDS THAT THE FOUNDATION HAS HELPED US OUT WITH HAVE MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

AND YOU KNOW, THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING THERE THAT YOU SEE THAT THAT RETENTION RATE FOR STUDENTS FROM LAST YEAR COMING BACK THIS YEAR IS EIGHTY SEVEN POINT FIVE PERCENT AT BOULDER, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, MATCHING A RECORD.

THE OTHER TREND THAT YOU'LL SEE IN ALL THE CAMPUSES THAT GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT TENDS TO BE UP COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

SO YOU'LL SEE THAT AS WE GET INTO THE DATA SLIDES.

THINKING THROUGH THE PIPELINE OF STUDENTS, THERE'S THESE SMALLER COHORTS IN FALL OF 2020 AND FALL 2021.

AND SO ALL THE CAMPUSES EFFORTS AND THEN THE BOARD'S STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS IN TERMS OF INCREASING GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES ARE ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN PRESERVE STUDENTS AS THEY MOVE THROUGH THEIR EDUCATIONAL CAREERS.

ADDITIONALLY, CAMPUSES ARE WORKING HARD TO RECRUIT OUTREACH, AND WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S IT'S A FIGHT TO GET COLORADO RESIDENT STUDENTS TO ATTEND ANY OF OUR CAMPUSES.

AND THAT SAME CONVERSATION IS HAPPENING ACROSS ALL OF THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN THIS STATE.

SO WE KNOW THAT THOSE RESIDENT STUDENTS ARE A COMMODITY AND WE'RE DOING

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OUR BEST AT ALL THE CAMPUSES TO TRY TO GET THOSE STUDENTS TO ENROLL AT CU.

JUST LOOKING AT THE DATA SLIDES, SO THIS IS YEAR OVER YEAR, THE CURRENT FALL COMPARED TO LAST FALL.

YOU CAN SEE IN THE BOTTOM BOLDED CORNER THERE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT.

BOULDER'S UP TWO POINT THREE PERCENT COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR, AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE PERCENTAGES ON THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN DANCE AROUND.

BUT SOME THINGS TO POINT OUT IS WHAT YOU'LL SEE ON EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE CAMPUS SLIDES IS THAT NONRESIDENT TOTAL NONRESIDENT ENROLLMENT IS UP.

ON AVERAGE, YOU'LL SEE THAT GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT IS UP.

AND THE OTHER THING THAT I'D POINT OUT IS AT THE VERY BOTTOM ROW THAT NEWS NEW TOTAL NEW FRESHMEN.

THAT'S ALSO A POSITIVE THAT YOU'LL SEE THAT THE CAMPUSES AND IF YOU LOOK KIND OF DO AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN OF THOSE UPS AND DOWNS, YOU'LL SEE NONRESIDENTS ARE RICH AND THEN WE'RE DOWN A LITTLE BIT ON THE RESIDENT SIDE.

COMPARED TO BUDGET, REALLY, REALLY CLOSE, LIKE I SAID, PRETTY MUCH ON TARGET AT BOULDER.

JUST THE MIX IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

MOVING ON TO UCCS, IT'S KIND OF THAT SIMILAR THEME IN STORY, SO COMPARED TO JUNE BUDGET, THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH ON TARGET, THEY'RE UP A LITTLE BIT.

AND THEN THAT SAME STORY WITH NONRESIDENT ENROLLMENT, WHERE THEIR GROWTH IS SEVENTEEN POINT SIX PERCENT COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

AND AGAIN, RESIDENTS ARE DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

AND IN TERMS OF NEW FRESHMEN AND TRANSFERS, THOSE ARE ALSO UP COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

SO THIS IS THE YEAR OVER YEAR FALL TO FALL SLIDE, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT UCCS IS DOWN COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

THOSE TRENDS IN TERMS OF THE MIXES PROVED TO BE TRUE WHERE YOU CAN SEE THAT NONRESIDENT ENROLLMENT LINE THE SECOND TO THE THE BOTTOM ON THAT FIRST SECTION IS UP ELEVEN POINT FOUR PERCENT.

AND YOU CAN ALSO SEE THAT THE TOTAL NEW FRESHMAN IS UP TEN POINT SEVEN PERCENT COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

DOWN FOR BOTH UCCS AND BOULDER.

BUT THEN THE NONRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL GRAD, IT'S DOWN FOR UCCS, BUT IT WAS UP PRETTY SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THE GRADUATE STUDENTS AT BOULDER.

IS IS THERE SOME EXPLANATION AS TO WHY BOULDER WOULD BE UP? FIRST OF ALL, I GUESS TWO QUESTIONS, WHY WOULD THE BOULDER? WELL, THE GRADUATE STUDENTS BE UP INTERNATIONALLY AND THE UNDERGRADS WOULD BE DOWN.

AND THEN MY SECOND QUESTION IS WHY IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UCCS GRADUATE PROGRAM AND THE BOULDER GRADUATE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS? SURE.

SO, SO I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT SO YOU'RE ASTUTE OBSERVATION, DENVER, CU DENVER'S GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS ALSO UP.

SO PERHAPS CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO COULD RESPOND TO THE BOULDER PIECE AND THEN CHANCELLOR MARKS COULD RESPOND TO THE CU DENVER GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT PIECE.

SO WE ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE HAD A DECLINE TWO YEARS PREVIOUSLY, WE REALLY FOCUSED ATTENTION ON ON RECRUITING MORE GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ALSO RECRUITING MORE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

AND WE LOOKED AT THAT AT THOSE COUNTRIES WHERE VISAS WERE NOT AS DIFFICULT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF MOVING FROM ONE COUNTRY TO THE U.S.

SO IT WAS A FOCUS THERE FOR OUR UNDERGRADUATES, OUR UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENT STUDENTS.

WHAT WE'VE SEEN AND AS CHAD POINTED OUT, MANY INSTITUTIONS IN COLORADO AND ACTUALLY MANY OF OUR PEER INSTITUTIONS HAVE SEEN THIS DECLINE IN RESIDENT STUDENTS.

WE ARE LOOKING AT, IF YOU REMEMBER OUR ESTEEMED SCHOLARS PROGRAM TO KEEP THE BEST UNDERGRADUATES IN THE STATE.

WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR NEXT YEAR IS INCREASING THAT THOSE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS BECAUSE WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THAT THOSE TOP STUDENTS, LIKE THEY WERE DOING SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT YEARS AGO, ARE LEAVING FOR OUT OF STATE INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE GIVING THEM MORE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS.

YEAH.

AND SO FOR THE SO FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS BEING UP, UNDERGRADUATES BEING DOWN, THE GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE BEING TARGETED OR FOCUSED ON RECRUITMENT.

WHAT ABOUT THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS INTERNATIONAL? IT'S FOR THE GRADUATE STUDENTS.

IT'S THE RESEARCH THAT WE'RE DOING.

OKAY.

AND, YOU KNOW, IN THE AREAS THAT TERRY DESCRIBED ESPECIALLY, YOU KNOW, FOR EXAMPLE, IN OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UAE IN THAT, YOU KNOW, SENDING THE SATELLITE TO MARS, WE'VE SEEN A HUGE INCREASE IN OUR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS COMING TO CU FROM

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THE MIDDLE EAST BECAUSE OF THE PARTNERSHIP THAT WE ESTABLISHED WITH THE UAE.

BUT NOT WITH UNDERGRAD STUDENTS? EXACTLY.

OKAY.

IT'S THE RESEARCH PIECE THAT DRAWS.

RESEARCH PART OF IT.

OKAY.

AND I AND VENKAT, IF MAYBE YOU COULD ADDRESS THAT.

SO IN OUR CASE, IF YOU REALLY LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, WE ARE PRETTY SMALL COMPARED TO BOULDER AND DENVER, SO THAT'S ONE THING.

SO WE HAD LOST 17 STUDENTS, WHICH MADE THAT LOOK LIKE A HUGE PERCENTAGE.

THE SECOND THING IS WE DON'T HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

I MEAN, THEY CAN TAKE CLASSES.

BUT WHEN THEY COME ON THE CAMPUS, THE COMMUTE IS NOT THAT EASY TO GET TO ANY PLACE.

SO THAT DOES PROVIDE A UNIQUE CHALLENGE FOR US.

SO AS WE BUILD OUT, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY REALLY, TRULY GET AN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, IF YOU WILL, WHEN THEY COME TO THE CAMPUS.

AND COVID HAS REALLY DONE INTERESTING THINGS AND THE WAY THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS GENERALLY WORK IS IF A CERTAIN COUNTRY STUDENTS COME TO A CAMPUS, MORE STUDENTS FROM THAT COUNTRY WILL COME TO THE CAMPUS.

SO WE JUST NEED TO CONTINUE TO BUILD THOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TO BRING THEM HERE.

RECENTLY, THE PRESIDENTS AND CHANCELLORS OF INDIAN ORIGIN HAD A CONVERSATION WITH THE AMBASSADOR FROM INDIA AND REALLY START INCREASING THOSE THINGS.

SO WE HOPE THAT THOSE KINDS OF THINGS WILL START ACCELERATING THE STUDENTS COMING HERE.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I THINK BOULDER AND DENVER ALWAYS HAD A BIG NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COMING IN, AND DENVER ALSO HAS A STRONG UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SITE, SO I THINK THAT DOES ATTRACT.

SO WE HOPE THAT ONCE THE PANDEMIC KIND OF SLOWS DOWN, THAT WE'LL PUT MORE EFFORTS IN THAT.

AND YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT BUILDING.

AND YOU KNOW THAT I REMEMBER IN OUR IN REGENT GALLEGOS WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE, I BELIEVE, FOR THE THE CELEBRATION WE HAD THAT WE WERE INCLUDED IN WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF QATAR AND WITH HIS SON GRADUATING FROM CU DENVER.

AND I ASKED HIM WHAT YOU KNOW, WHY HE CHOSE CU DENVER.

AND HE SAID WHEN HE DID THE COLLEGE VISITS WITH HIS MOTHER, HE WENT TO CALIFORNIA BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, COMING FROM QATAR, HE THOUGHT CALIFORNIA WAS PRETTY COOL.

AND BUT AS THEY WERE PLANNING THE VISIT, SO MANY OF HIS FRIENDS HAD COME TO CU DENVER AND HAD TALKED TO HIM ABOUT CU DENVER.

AND SO WHILE THEY WERE DOING THEIR CALIFORNIA VISITS, THEY CAME TO DENVER AND AND THAT WAS OTHERWISE HE WOULD HAVE NEVER HEARD OF CU DENVER.

BUT IT WAS THROUGH HIS PEERS AND FRIENDS IN QATAR.

AND SO, YEAH, I I CAN SEE THAT IT JUST KIND OF BUILDS ON ITSELF, RIGHT? WE GET OUR OUR ALUMNI BACK HOME AND.

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS HELP AS WELL AS REGENT GALLEGOS POINTED OUT.

IN TERMS OF CYBERSECURITY, IF YOU KIND OF DO MORE IN THAT AREA OR HEALTH AND WELLNESS, I THINK THOSE UNIQUE PROGRAMS WILL ALSO START ATTRACTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

SO WE HAVE TO BE VERY FOCUSED ON WHERE WE ARE BRINGING THEM AND THE OTHER PIECE IS GRADUATE STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, COME AND LOOK, ARE LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

THEY WANT THE TUITION PAID, THEY WANT SOME STIPEND.

SO ALL THOSE KIND OF PLAY INTO THIS MIX.

BUT FOR ME, MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS JUST HAVING THAT INFRASTRUCTURE WHERE THE STUDENTS CAN ACTUALLY GET OUT, NOT JUST GO TO CLASSROOM AND COME BACK TO THE DORM AND APARTMENT, BUT ACTUALLY WE HAVE COMMUTE ISCUS LIKE NO REGULAR BUSSES ALL THE TIME RUNNING TO DOWNTOWN, FOR EXAMPLE.

BUT I THINK IT'S BUILDING UP.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE UNIVERSITY IS REALLY EXPANDING.

SO WE DO HOPE THAT IT'LL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS.

SO MICHELLE? SURE.

YEAH, WE'RE WE'RE UP IN GRADUATE, BUT WE'RE REALLY JUST RETURNING TO LEVELS THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST.

WE WERE DOWN IN GRADUATE, INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF OUR CONSERVATIVE COVID POLICIES AND WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, AND THE UNDERGRADUATE WERE DOWN THIS YEAR.

THAT'S PRIMARILY BECAUSE WE'RE WE'RE STILL CHALLENGED WITH BRINGING OUR INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF BEIJING PARTNERSHIP STUDENTS, WHICH ARE AT THE UNDERGRADUATE BACK TO CAMPUS, BUT WE'RE DESPERATELY HOPING THAT THAT SITUATION TURNS AROUND NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, GUYS.

YEAH, I WOULD JUST ADD AND PERHAPS AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH WITH RESPECT TO UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS OF TRANSFER STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, WE STARTED TO SEE A SIGNIFICANT DROP OFF JUST ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NOT JUST AT CU IN GRADUATE OR IN UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AROUND THE 2016 ELECTION.

AND THEN COVID CERTAINLY DIDN'T HELP.

AND WE'VE BECAUSE OF THAT, BECAUSE OF THE RHETORIC OF THAT TIME PERIOD, BECAUSE OF THE CHALLENGES FOLKS HAVE FACED IN COMING TO AMERICA AND FEELING WELCOME.

THE REST OF THE WORLD CAUGHT UP A LITTLE BIT AND THOSE COUNTRIES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO

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INVEST.

EVERY YEAR THEY INVEST IN THEIR OWN HIGHER EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE.

AND THERE IS STILL, I THINK WITH RESPECT TO GRADUATE STUDENTS, THERE IS STILL THAT PREMIUM THAT THEY CAN TAKE RETURNING TO THEIR HOME COUNTRIES WITH WITH AN AMERICAN GRADUATE DIPLOMA, THAT THE UNDERGRADUATE DIPLOMA MAYBE DOESN'T PROVIDE THAT SAME LEVEL OF PRESTIGE THAT IT ONCE DID FIVE OR SO YEARS AGO.

AND SO IT'S NOT JUST US THAT FACED THAT CHALLENGE WITH UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

IT'S ACROSS THE BOARD.

AND THE MORE WE CAN DO FROM PRESIDENT SALIMAN AND FROM OUR CHANCELLORS TO SEND THAT MESSAGE, THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE VALUED, INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE WELCOMED ON OUR CAMPUS.

THE MORE WE CAN DO TO RECOVER FROM FROM THE RHETORIC OF PREVIOUS YEARS.

OK.

SO IF WE COMPARE UCCS TO THEIR JUNE PROJECTIONS, LIKE I HAD MENTIONED EARLIER, THEY'RE PRETTY MUCH ON TARGET.

JUST THE THE MIX OF THAT IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF IT BEING HEAVIER ON THE NONRESIDENT SIDE.

SHIFTING TO CU DENVER, YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT UP COMPARED TO THEIR JUNE ESTIMATES.

THEY HAVE AN INCREASE IN THE NEW FRESHMAN CLASS AND THEN THEIR GRADUATE POPULATION IS ALSO THE HIGHEST SINCE SINCE, YOU KNOW, BACK IN THE GREAT RECESSION DAYS OF FALL OF 2011.

THAT FIRST YEAR FRESHMAN CLASS IS ALSO REALLY DIVERSE, WITH 58 PERCENT MINORITY STUDENTS AND 51 PERCENT FIRST GENERATION.

A YEAR OVER YEAR COMPARISON HERE, THE SAME THEME THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT, WHERE THEY'RE INCREASES COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR ON THE GRADUATE SIDE, IN THE NONRESIDENT SIDE AND LOOK AT THAT 123 PERCENT INCREASE IN THE NONRESIDENT UNDERGRADS IN THE BOTTOM SECTION.

YOU KNOW, ANECDOTALLY, ONE WOULD ONE WOULD THINK THAT THE CITY HEIGHTS OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE ON CAMPUS MIGHT HAVE YIELDED SOME OF THESE BETTER RETURNS FOR FRESHMEN ON A YEAR OVER YEAR BASIS.

SO THAT'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF AN INVESTMENT THAT LOOKS LIKE IT'S PAYING OFF.

COMPARED TO THE JUNE ESTIMATE, THEY'RE A LITTLE BIT OVER WHAT WE HAD PLANNED FOR, AND YOU CAN SEE AGAIN, THE NONRESIDENT AND GRADUATE SHOWING STRENGTH THERE.

SHIFTING OVER TO ANSCHUTZ, THEY'RE ALSO UP OVER COMPARED TO THEIR JUNE ESTIMATE.

AND A LOT OF THE INCREASES HAVE BEEN SEEN ON THE GRADUATE SIDE, WHICH WHICH IS OBVIOUS BECAUSE THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF THEIR PROGRAM OFFERINGS.

BUT YOU CAN SEE A FEW EXAMPLES ON THOSE BULLETS OF PROGRAMS WHERE THEY'VE SEEN INCREASES.

COLLEGE OF NURSING UP TWO PERCENT COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

PHARMACY, WHICH HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR THE CAMPUSES, IS ACTUALLY DOING BETTER THAN THEY THOUGHT IT HAD BEEN WOULD BE GOING INTO THIS YEAR SO THAT WHILE IT'S A DECREASE OVER THE PRIOR YEAR, IT'S ACTUALLY CHEWING UP TO BE A LITTLE BIT BETTER WHAT THE CAMPUS HAD SUSPECTED BACK IN JUNE AND THAT FINAL BULLET THERE.

GRADUATE NONRESIDENTS ARE GROWING AT A PRETTY FAST CLIP, AND WE THINK THAT THAT'S JUST BECAUSE OF THE NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND ALL THE GOOD WORK THAT'S GOING ON AT THE CAMPUS.

SO AGAIN, THE FALL, THE FALL COMPARISON HERE.

AND THEN THE PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE NOW COMPARED TO JUNE.

AND YOU SEE THAT 27 PERCENT ON THE NON-RES SIDE.

SO THIS IS A REASONABLE SNAPSHOT OF WHERE WE ARE NOW.

OFFICIAL CENSUS STATES ARE CLOSING NOW AND ON OR AROUND TODAY, AND THEN WE'LL GO THROUGH AN AD DROP RECONCILIATION PROCESS TO SEE WHAT THE ACTUAL TRUE FINAL FALSE CENSUS NUMBERS ARE.

AFTER WE LOOK AT THOSE, WE'LL KIND OF PUT THEM THROUGH THE BUDGET LENS AND SEE AS A RESULT OF THOSE ENROLLMENTS.

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE FROM A REVENUE PERSPECTIVE TO SEE IF ANY OF THOSE REVENUE TRIGGERS THAT THE BOARD APPROVED BACK IN APRIL HAVE BEEN MET TO CONSIDER COMP INCREASES? SO WE'LL BE BACK IN TOUCH WITH THE BOARD IN EARLY OCTOBER TO TALK THAT THROUGH.

AND THEN THERE'S ALWAYS THE QUESTION WELL, HOW DID WE DO RELATIVE TO EVERYONE ELSE IN THIS STATE? AND SO WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THAT ABOUT MID-OCTOBER, LATE OCTOBER, WHEN WE CAN GET INFORMATION FROM THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER ED ON WHAT ENROLLMENT LOOKS LIKE AT ALL THE OTHER PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER ED ACROSS THE STATE TO KIND OF SEE WHERE WE STACK UP.

BUT THAT'S THE END, IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, HAPPY TO TAKE THEM.

GLEN? I'M GOING TO MAKE A COUPLE OF POINTS AND BOARD YOU'LL HAVE TO BEAR WITH ME AND CHANCELLOR REDDY AND MARKS, YOU'LL HAVE TO.

YOU PROBABLY THINK HE'S GOING TO HIT US OVER THE HEAD AGAIN WITH WHAT HE'S GOING TO SAY.

BUT NUMBER ONE, CHAD.

GOOD JOB.

BUT I THINK TO DISTINGUISH YOURSELF AS THE NEW TODD, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO COME UP WITH SOME DIFFERENT SLIDES OR SOME DIFFERENT FORMATS OR SOMETHING SPEAKERS] THOSE ARE STILL HIS RIGHT.

I MEAN THAT JUST HIS FORMAT.

SO.

SO WE'LL WE'LL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITH THAT.

SO THAT SO THAT WE KNOW IT'S NOT TODD UP THERE TALKING TO US.

SECONDLY, THE I'M HEARTENED BY WHERE WE'RE AT AFTER COVID.

I THINK KIDS CAME BACK WANTED TO COME BACK PROBABLY BETTER THAN THAN MOST OF US

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ANTICIPATED.

WITHOUT A DOUBT.

SO BUT BUT I'M DISAPPOINTED IN THE FACT THAT WE'RE DOWN IN CU STUDENTS COMING TO OUR UNIVERSITIES.

I THINK THAT WHAT HAS BEEN TOLD TO ME AND SOME OF YOU HAVE HEARD THAT AS WELL, IS THAT CU IS NOT A REAL WELCOMING PLACE FOR IN-STATE STUDENTS.

THEY DON'T RECRUIT LIKE THEY SHOULD.

I DON'T THINK THAT STUDENTS IN-STATE STUDENTS ARE A COMMODITY.

I THINK WE HAVE TO GO AFTER THEM LIKE THEY'RE PRETTY SPECIAL.

THEY'RE THE ONES THAT THE THEIR PARENTS AND WHOMEVER BUILT THE CAMPUSES THAT THEY SHOULD COME TO.

SO I THINK THAT WE SHOULD GO AFTER COLORADO STUDENTS AND SHOW SOME GAINS.

AND MAYBE OUR OUTREACH TOURS WILL CERTAINLY GET US TO THE POINT WHERE THEY FEEL WELCOME ABOUT COMING HERE BECAUSE ONCE THEY GET HERE IS A PRETTY GOOD DEAL.

THE OTHER THING THAT IS IS REALLY CLEAR TO ME IS THAT FROM OUR SPRING COUNTS TO WHERE WE ARE IN THE FALL, WE'RE CLOSE TO BEING ON BUDGET.

AND WHAT WE DID IS WE WE COUNTED WHAT WE THOUGHT WERE GOING TO COME BACK.

AND SO THE NUMBER OF KIDS THAT CAME BACK RIGHT NOW, SO WE SAY, WE'RE CLOSE TO BUDGET.

I MEAN, IT'S ALL PRETTY GOOD.

BUT WHEN I LOOK AT TWO HUNDRED AND TWO FEWER KIDS LAST FALL AS COMPARED TO THIS YEAR AT UCCS AND 241 AT CU DENVER, I SEE A PROBLEM.

AND OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS, IT'S A THOUSAND STUDENTS FEWER AND 1200 FEWER.

AND PHIL, WE HAD A SCARE AT BOULDER THIS YEAR NOT KNOWING WHAT TO EXPECT.

SO I THINK AS A BOARD OF REGENTS MEMBER, I NEED TO TAKE THE TIME TO SAY THERE'S A DIFFERENCE IN WHAT WE'RE PROJECTING AND WHAT OUR BUDGET IS AND.

BUT ARE WE FILLING FRESHMAN CLASSES LIKE WE WERE THREE AND FOUR YEARS AGO? AND WHAT'S THE FUTURE FOR THAT NOW? AND TODD, AS LONG AS YOU'RE HERE AND CHANCELLORS, WE'VE GOT TO GO TO WORK ON THAT.

I MEAN, A THOUSAND STUDENTS OR 1200 STUDENTS FEWER AT TWO OF OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

WE KNOW WE'VE HAD TO CUT BUDGET BECAUSE WE HAVE.

AND SO THAT AFFECTS THE THE TYPE OF EDUCATION THAT WE CAN DO, WHATEVER.

AND WHEN YOU PAY ALL YOUR BILLS THROUGH TUITION, YOU BETTER FILL IT WITH STUDENTS.

AND SO I'M PRETTY CONCERNED.

AND I THINK THAT FROM WHERE WE WERE A YEAR AGO, NOT WONDERING WHAT WAS COMING BACK FOR COVID.

YEAH, I THINK WE CAN SAY WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE, BUT WE'RE NOT IN GOOD SHAPE.

SO WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT? ONE OF THE THINGS, IF YOU PUT ONE OF THE CAMPUS SLIDES BACK LIKE THE CHARTS THEY'RE ALL KIND OF SIMILAR, THE I THINK ONE OF THE CHALLENGES IS THAT THAT WE FACE IS THAT WE HAD, YOU KNOW, ENROLLMENT IS IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S A IT'S A DIFFERENT COHORTS MOVING THROUGH THE SNAKE.

AND WHEN YOU HAVE A SMALLER COHORT, IT IT HAS AN IMPACT ON YOU FOR MULTIPLE YEARS.

AND SO I THINK WHAT WE HAVE SEEN AND I DEFER TO THE CHANCELLORS ON THIS, BUT WE HAD A COUPLE, WE HAD A COUPLE OF LARGE COHORTS THAT ARE BEING REPLACED BY SMALLER COHORTS THAT CAME IN A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

BUT IF YOU, CAN YOU PUT, SO THAT SO FRESHMAN CLASS AS THEY COME IN AND THEN CONTINUE ON THROUGH THE PROCESS.

SO IF SOMEBODY COULD PUT THE SLIDES BACK UP BACK UP ON THE SCREEN, THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF THERE'S SOMEBODY WHO ACTUALLY CAN PUT THE SLIDE ON THE SCREEN.

SO.

THANK YOU.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT JUST PICK ANY OF THE CAMPUSES LIKE, LET'S LOOK AT DENVER.

IF YOU COULD GO DOWN TO THAT, DENVER ONE, CHAD, OR WHOEVER HAS THE DRIVE.

KEEP GOING? YEP.

KEEP GOING.

SO RIGHT THERE.

SO THIS IS ACTUALLY THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST ROW I LOOK AT IS ACTUALLY THE BOTTOM ROW BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOU SEE THERE'S AN INCREDIBLE IMPROVEMENT IN THAT FRESHMAN COHORT.

AND SO SO WHAT WE HAVE ARE SOME LARGER COHORTS FALLING OFF AND THEN THE SMALLER COHORTS TAKING THEIR PLACE LIKE AND BUT WHICH IS RESULTING MY GUESS.

AND MICHELLE, YOU.

BUT MY GUESS IS THAT THAT'S WHAT'S RESULTING IN THAT 493 STUDENT DROP AT THERE AT THE TOP.

BUT WHAT WE SEE IS IS REAL STRENGTH IN TERMS OF NEW FRESHMEN COMING IN AND FOR

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RESIDENT AND NONRESIDENT.

AND SO THAT NOW THE NOW THE KEY IS TO KEEP THEM AND TO RETAIN THEM.

AND THAT'S WHERE.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE METRICS ON OUR STRATEGIC PLAN IS REALLY IMPROVING RETENTION.

SO IF WE CAN KEEP THESE STUDENTS ENROLLED, THEN THEN WE'RE GOING TO, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY WE'LL WE'LL SEE THOSE.

THOSE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS START TICKING UP AS SMALLER COHORTS ARE NOW REPLACED BY THESE LARGER ONES.

AND SO THAT'S BUT THAT'S THE THAT'S THE KEY.

AND I DON'T KNOW, MICHELLE, IF YOU WANT TO ADD TO THAT.

NO, I THINK THAT'S RIGHT.

I FIRST WANT TO SAY THAT I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE THAT WE HAVE TO BE MORE STRATEGIC IN THE WAY THAT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT ENROLLMENT INTO THE FUTURE AND WE WILL BE DOING THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT 75 PERCENT OF OUR STARTING CLASSES ARE COLORADANS, SO WE'RE ABSOLUTELY STILL WORKING THAT, AND THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT GROUP FOR US.

AND WE HAVE TO LIVE WITH SMALLER STARTING CLASSES OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, YOU KNOW THAT RIPPLES THROUGH THE SYSTEM AND WILL BE WITH US.

BUT TWO GOOD SIGNS ARE ONE IS OUR SECOND LARGEST COHORT EVER AND TWO OUR RETENTION NUMBERS ARE ACTUALLY FROM LAST YEAR TO THIS YEAR ARE ACTUALLY, I THINK AND WE'LL SEE CENSUSES JUST RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

BUT THE BEST THEY'VE EVER BEEN AND AND THANK YOU FOR THE FOUNDATION INVESTMENT WHICH REALLY HELPED WITH THAT.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY RETAINING, BUT THEY'RE TAKING MORE CREDIT.

SO THERE ARE SOME INDICATIONS OF SOME VERY GOOD NEWS, BUT WE ARE ALSO LIVING WITH SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THROUGH THE PANDEMIC THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE WITH US FOR A FEW YEARS.

IT'S NOT A STATE THAT'S GROWING LIKE IT WAS THREE AND FOUR YEARS AGO.

AND WE ALSO KNOW THAT 24, 2024, 24, 24, 25, THERE'S FEWER KIDS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

SO, YOU KNOW, I AND WHEN I SEE FOUR YEARS LATER, I DON'T CARE ABOUT COHORTS OR ANY OF THAT.

WHEN I SEE A THOUSAND FEWER STUDENTS THAT ARE THAT ARE NOT ON OUR CAMPUSES, I GET A LITTLE CONCERNED.

SO, SO ONE OF THE WHAT WILL BE COMING TO THE BOARD WITH A WITH A DEEP DIVE ON OUR STRATEGIC PLAN AREA FOR STUDENT SUCCESS.

AND THERE WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING TO IN TERMS OF STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT.

RETENTION AND GRADUATION RATE IS REALLY A LAGGING INDICATOR LIKE IT'S REALLY RETENTION AND THE ENROLLMENT WORK.

SO WE, ABSOLUTELY WE'RE PLANNING FOR IT.

AND I'M NOT HERE TO ARGUE WITH ANYONE.

I'M JUST AS AS SOMEONE WHO IS AS A REGENT IS LOOKING OUT FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS UNIVERSITY.

AND I THINK THAT I NEED TO CALL THAT TO YOUR ATTENTION, TO PEOPLE'S ATTENTION.

YEP.

I WISH WE WERE FILLING FRESHMAN CLASSES LIKE WE USED TO, DIDN'T USE TO BE A PROBLEM ANYWHERE.

AND WE'LL SEE WHAT THE REST OF THE STATE DID THIS YEAR.

WE WILL.

OK, IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET HARDER.

HEY GUYS.

ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT I THINK WE'VE GOT TO KEEP LOOKING AT IS THE COST OUT OF OUT OF POCKET EXPENSE TO ATTEND EACH OF THE SCHOOLS FOR IN-STATE STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY MIDDLE INCOME STUDENTS, WHICH ARE, WHAT, EIGHTY TO HUNDRED AND FORTY THOUSAND IN HOUSEHOLD INCOME? YOU KNOW, THAT'S MY SWEET SPOT.

YEAH.

AND SO JUST KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT BECAUSE I HEAR FROM A LOT OF PARENTS THAT IT'S JUST TOO EXPENSIVE TO GO TO ANY OF THE THREE CAMPUSES FOR IN-STATE STUDENTS, AND THEY'RE PUSHING THEM TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR SOME OF THE OTHER CAMPUSES LIKE MESA OR METRO, WHEN THEY REALLY WANT TO GO TO CU DENVER OR UCCS OR CU BOULDER.

SO.

SO WE AND WE WE ABSOLUTELY ARE CONTINUING TO TO TRACK THAT METRIC.

WE ACTUALLY DO REALLY WELL ON THE OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS FOR MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES OVER TIME.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE MESSAGES THAT WE WANT TO GET OUT TO THE WORLD IS THAT WE ARE DOING WELL IN THIS AREA AND WE'RE DOING WELL BECAUSE YOU ALL AND BECAUSE OF THE BECAUSE THE CAMPUSES HAVE PAID ATTENTION TO IT AND BECAUSE THE STATE HAS MADE INVESTMENTS.

AND SO BUT WE THAT IS WE WILL NEVER LOSE TRACK OF THAT ONE.

DON'T STOP SHOWING THAT SLIDE.

THAT'S MY FAVORITE SLIDE I SHOW IT ALL THE TIME.

AND SO THERE'S MIKE SANDLER, AND HE AND TONY SALAZAR ARE THE LEADS FOR US IN DEVELOPING AND COMING UP WITH A STRATEGY TO TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH THE WITH THE WORLD BECAUSE WE WANT TO SHOUT IT FROM THE MOUNTAINTOPS.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

AND ONE OTHER THING THAT WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND IS THAT THE TRAP IS TO GO BACK TO

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DOING THINGS THE WAY WE DID TO AND THINK ABOUT ENROLLMENT THE WAY WE HAVE ALWAYS DONE IT.

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WITH COVID, THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT THAT MEANS FOR STUDENTS IN THE FUTURE.

AND I'VE MENTIONED THIS YESTERDAY.

MY DAUGHTER IS THE BAROMETER THAT I LOOK AT ALL THE TIME, AND SHE WAS A SHE'S A STUDENT AT CU DENVER, A JUNIOR, WISH SHE WAS A SENIOR, BUT SHE'S STILL JUNIOR.

BUT SHE SHE WAS AN IN-CLASS STUDENT ONLY SHE WOULDN'T.

SHE REFUSED TO TAKE ONLINE COURSES, AND THEN SHE WAS FORCED TO TAKE COURSES REMOTELY DURING COVID.

AND TODAY SHE ONLY WANTS TO TAKE ONLINE COURSES.

AND SO WE HAVE WE HAVE A CHALLENGE THERE TO TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OF OUR STUDENTS NOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN FORCED INTO A CHANGE.

SO IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TO REALLY BRING MORE OF THOSE STUDENTS IN.

SO I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT THE WORLD IS CHANGING.

WE NEED TO CHANGE WITH IT.

DEFINITELY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN AND MAYBE EVEN ELIZABETH, IF SHE'S HERE.

AND LEONARD, YOU KNOW, YOU MIGHT ALL HAVE STUDENTS THAT ARE AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS RIGHT NOW IF YOU EVER ARE INTERESTED IN TRANSFERRING BACK.

I AM HERE TO HELP.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT CONCLUDING COMMENT.

REGENT KROLL.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE SECTION OF THE AGENDA IS H4 TREASURER TONY VU IS HERE TO GIVE US A QUARTERLY TREASURER'S UPDATE REPORT AS OF JUNE 30TH.

THANK YOU AND GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

I KNOW I'M BETWEEN EVERYONE AND LUNCH, SO I UNDERSTAND MY POSITION.

BUT I APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE TREASURY MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE.

NORMALLY, IT'S JUST SORT OF INTRODUCTION SLIDE.

BUT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THIS SLIDE BECAUSE MICHELLE TRAVIS FROM MY TEAM PUT THIS SLIDE IN FOR ME.

AND IT'S AN IT'S A PICTURE OF CU BOULDER SOUTH, AND I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT CU BOULDER SOUTH UNTIL MICHELLE, YOU KNOW, TELLS ME ABOUT IT AND TEACHES ME.

SHE'S BEEN A WONDERFUL TUTOR.

SHE'S BEEN A WONDERFUL NUMBER TWO FOR ME.

AN EXECUTIVE OFFICER REALLY AND REALLY KEPT THE DEPARTMENT GOING AS I TRANSITIONED INTO THIS ROLE.

SO I JUST WANTED TO THANK MICHELLE FOR THAT AND FOR THE SLIDE.

WITH THAT, I'LL JUMP RIGHT INTO THE INVESTMENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, WE'RE AT TWO POINT NINE BILLION DOLLARS.

16, $600 MILLION MORE THAN THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

AND THAT'S REFLECTIVE OF THE TWENTY FOUR PERCENT RETURNS THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST YEAR.

I LIKE TO CALL THESE RETURNS DAN WILSON'S RETURNS.

AND HOPEFULLY, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, YOU'LL SEE TONY VU'S RETURNS.

HOPEFULLY, THEY'LL LOOK VERY SIMILAR.

BUT I'M JUST HOPING JUST FOR POSITIVE NUMBERS THIS TIME NEXT YEAR.

WE REALLY ARE HAPPY WITH THESE RESULTS.

LIKE I SAID, HISTORIC RETURNS FOR AN OPERATING POOL THAT WE HAVE HERE.

SO THAT SAID, WE'LL JUST JUMP RIGHT INTO THE NEXT ONE.

JUST AN ENVIRONMENTAL, I'M SORRY, REGENT GALLEGOS IS GONE BECAUSE THIS IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN DAN'S SLIDE I ADDED, OH, HE'S BACK.

MAYBE I'LL WAIT JUST A SECOND.

REGENT GALLEGOS I PUT THIS SLIDE UP JUST FOR YOU.

I CHANGED IT A LITTLE BIT FROM WHAT DAN USED TO SHOW.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF CONTEXT AND WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS A LOT OF GREEN.

THIS IS NOT NORMAL.

AND FOR THIS EXTENDED PERIOD, IT IS EVEN MORE NOT NORMAL.

WE ARE SEEING SOME SOME YELLOWS AND REDS FINALLY, AND THAT IS NORMAL.

AND SO WE ARE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE THINGS MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE IN DEPTH IN THE FUTURE WHEN WE SEE SOME MORE ACTION OR OR REACTION IN THE MARKET, IN THE FINANCIAL MARKETS THAT COULD IMPACT OUR INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO.

SO I SAID, I HOPE YOU LIKE THIS ONE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE CONTEXT.

AND FINALLY, NO, NO, NO BIG CHANGES IN THE DEBT PROFILE.

WE'RE ALL GOOD HERE, STABLE.

WE JUST WENT THROUGH THE RATING PROCESS WITH BOTH MOODY'S AND FITCH.

THEY AFFIRMED OUR RATING AT A1 AND A PLUS, WHICH IT REMINDING A REMINDER THAT THOSE RATINGS ARE JUST ONE STEP BELOW THAT TRIPLE-A RATING, THE TOP RATING THAT WE CAN HAVE.

THIS IS ACTUALLY A GREAT PLACE TO BE.

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WE DON'T HAVE TO HOLD AS MUCH CASH AND WE BASICALLY GET TO BORROW MONEY AT THE SAME RATES AS AAA.

THERE ARE VERY FEW TRIPLE AS OUT THERE AND WE WANT TO BE HERE.

THIS IS A GOOD PLACE FOR FOR DEBT.

AND FINALLY, JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE AND WE'LL GIVE YOU THE FINAL NUMBERS AT A FUTURE DATE.

WE'RE WORKING ON FOUR TRANSACTIONS TO SAVE THE CAMPUSES EVEN MORE DOLLARS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

WE HOPE TO REPORT THOSE NUMBERS.

LIKE I SAID, A FUTURE MEETING.

SO THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

AND I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

SO THE FACT THAT THAT WE JUST GOT THOSE NEW RATINGS FROM FITCH AND MOODY'S AND THAT THEY'RE STABLE IS REALLY IMPRESSIVE THAT, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT A LOT OF INSTITUTIONS NATIONALLY HAVE SEEN DOWNGRADES HAVE NEGATIVE OUTLOOKS, AND FOR US TO MAINTAIN THIS CREDIT RATING AND CONTINUE TO HAVE A STABLE OUTLOOK, THAT'S VERY IMPRESSIVE.

SO GOOD JOB TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM AND TO THE CAMPUSES.

IT'S ALL THE CAMPUSES.

I MEAN PART OF IT IS THE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS, AND WE'LL BE REPORTING THAT TO THE RATING AGENCIES.

THEY'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THOSE TO COME THROUGH AND THEY'LL BE EXCITED TO SEE THAT WE'RE RIGHT ON TOP OF WHAT WE WERE EXPECTING TO DO FOR THE SEMESTER.

ALL RIGHT.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN, HAVE WE EVER HAD A AAA RATING? NO, AND THAT THE DISTANCE AND TONY CAN SPEAK TO THIS, BUT MY UNDERSTANDING IS THE DISTANCE BETWEEN WHERE WE ARE AND GETTING TO AAA.

IT'S A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF CHANGE THAT WOULD HAVE TO OCCUR, AND IT'S UNLIKELY WE WOULD EVER BE THERE OR PROBABLY THAT WE WOULD EVER WANT TO BE THERE BECAUSE IT REQUIRES HOLDING JUST AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF CASH THAT I DON'T THINK WE WOULD, YOU KNOW, WANT TO DO.

TONY, WE WERE HAVING A BEER THE OTHER DAY AND TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY AAA COMPANIES ARE EVEN LEFT IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE OF THIS DYNAMIC THAT PRESIDENT SALIMAN ARTICULATED.

ON THE CORPORATE SIDE, THERE'S ONLY TWO AAA COMPANIES IN THE WORLD.

EXISTING WAS MICROSOFT.

AND OH GOSH, WHAT WAS THE OTHER ONE? JOHNSON AND JOHNSON.

RIGHT.

AND EVEN THEY WERE THREATENED.

BUT MOSTLY, LIKE PRESIDENT SALIMAN SAID, THEY HOLD THAT POSITION MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THE CASH THEY HAVE IN THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS, BASICALLY, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, X NUMBER OF TIMES MORE THAN THEY REALLY NEED TO OPERATE.

AN OBSERVATION THAT I'VE MADE IN 10 YEARS ON THE BOARD HAS BEEN CU HAS ALWAYS DONE WELL WITH THEIR DEBT PROFILE, THEIR DEBT.

IF YOU LOOK UP THERE RIGHT NOW, IT'S PROJECTED TO BE 4.2 WHEN THE STATE WOULD LET US SPEND UP TO SEVEN PERCENT AS LONG AS I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD.

AND PRIOR TO THAT, IT'S NEVER BEEN MUCH ABOVE 4.2.

AND SO IT'S BEEN VERY CONSERVATIVE, VERY WELL DONE IN TERMS OF THAT.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE NEW REGENTS TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT BECAUSE WHAT WHAT TONY IS TALKING ABOUT IS GREAT.

I MEAN, REALLY GOOD NEWS.

AND DAN USED TO AND BEFORE THAT, HIS PREDECESSOR.

BUT I THINK A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE HISTORY OF THIS UNIVERSITY AND HOW WE'VE SPENT MONEY AND AND HOW WE'VE GONE INTO DEBT AND WHAT WE'VE PAID OFF IN THAT SORT OF STUFF.

THAT'S BEEN MY OBSERVATION OVER THE YEARS.

THANK YOU, SIR.

AND IF YOU'D LIKE, I COULD DO MAYBE A LITTLE BIT DEEPER DIVE INTO THE DEBT AND THE DEBT PROFILE AT THE NEXT TREASURER'S REPORT.

I WELCOME THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

EXCELLENT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF THERE AREN'T ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT CONCLUDES THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT.

THANK YOU, REGENT CHAVEZ.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, TONY.

YES.

FOR YOUR FIRST.

LIKEWISE, YOUR FIRST, NOT NOT ZOOM PRESENTATION.

SO WELCOME.

HE DID CHANGE THE COLORS FROM THE LIGHT GREEN TO DARK GREEN.

I NOTICED THAT.

YOU KNOW, HE'S REALLY SHAKING THINGS UP OVER THERE.

THIS IS THE LAST THING YOU WANT FROM A TREASURER IS TO SHAKE THINGS UP.

SO WE APPRECIATE.

SO WE ARE.

WE ARE AT THE PORTION OF OUR DAY RARING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

IT'S 11:40.

I AM LOOKING TO ASSISTANT SECRETARY AMEEN REGARDING LUNCH AND DO WE HAVE A PLAN FOR THAT? YES, WE ALWAYS HAVE A PLAN.

SO WE'RE LUNCH IS GOING TO BE SET UP OUT HERE IN THE HALL.

THERE WILL BE READY AT NOON.

OKAY.

SO WE'RE SO AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

WONDERFUL, BUT SO WE'LL HAVE AN EXTRA TIME FOR WELL, WE COULD.

WHY DON'T WE? JUST WHY DON'T WE JUST IF EVERYONE'S OK WITH IT? I WOULD RATHER PUSH AHEAD.

AND IF LUNCH ISN'T READY YET, THAT'S NOBODY'S FAULT THAT WE JUST WE'RE JUST SO EFFICIENT HERE.

YOU KNOW, CAN WOULD REGENT RENNISON BE OK? AND THEN POTENTIALLY, YOU KNOW, DEPENDING ON HOW LONG THAT TAKES? REGENT SPIEGEL WITH WITH COVERING THE NEXT TWO ITEMS, I DON'T WANT TO GO SO FAR AS TO ITEM L YET, BUT ITEMS J AND K, I THINK WE CAN GET DONE BEFORE LUNCH, POTENTIALLY.

SO, REGENT RENNISON?

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GREAT, THANK YOU, SO I WANTED TO REPORT OUT ON THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

[J. 1:15 p.m. UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

WORK, THIS WILL BE BRIEF, SHORT AND SWEET JUST LIKE ME.

OUR COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF MYSELF, REGENT SHARKEY, REGENT HILL AND REGENT SPIEGEL, AND ALSO WERE SUPPORTED REALLY EXPERTLY BY VICE PRESIDENT LIGHTNER.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

SO WE MET ON AUGUST 17TH FROM ONE TO THREE ON ZOOM.

EVERYBODY WAS PRESENT EXCEPT FOR REGENT HILL, WHO HAD SOME PERSONAL THINGS HE NEEDED TO ATTEND TO.

WE DISCUSSED, EVOLVED AND APPROVED THE COMMITTEE WORK PLAN FOR THE YEAR, AND IT'S LOCATED IN BOARD DOCS IF ANYBODY WANTS TO LOOK IT OVER.

WE WILL MEET AGAIN ON OCTOBER 5TH FROM ONE TO THREE.

DON'T THINK WE'VE DETERMINED YET IF IT'S ZOOM IN PERSON, BUT I'LL LET THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS KNOW.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS, I'M HAPPY TO TAKE THEM.

I DON'T HAVE A QUESTION, I JUST HAVE A I JUST HAVE A STATEMENT.

I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AS CHAIR OF UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

YOU JUST DID A GREAT JOB AND AND RUNNING THAT MEETING AND PUTTING TOGETHER WORK PLANS.

I JUST WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOU AND YOUR WORK.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I FOLLOWED AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE.

THAT WAS A VERY EFFICIENT REPORT.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT THE NEXT THE NEXT COMMITTEE TO REPORT OUT REGENT SPIEGEL

[K. 1:30 p.m. AUDIT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

ON THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

ALL RIGHTY, THANK YOU CHAIR KROLL AND THANKS EVERYONE, AND, YOU KNOW, SINCE WE NOW HAVE CHAIR KROLL, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO PUT IN A PLUG FOR THE COOLEST, MOST FUN COMMITTEE NOW BEING THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

RIGHT? HEY, YOU KNOW, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

CHAVEZ IS ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.

I SAW AN OPPORTUNITY AND I FIGURED I WOULD.

I WOULD TAKE THAT.

I AGREE.

BUT I WOULD SAY THAT THAT'S THAT'S WHERE IT'S ALL AT AND WHEN I SAY THAT'S WHERE IT'S ALL THAT WE ACTUALLY HAVE THE PLEASURE OF MEETING THIS WEEK ON SEPTEMBER 8TH.

SO IT'S BEEN IT'S BEEN A LONGER A WEEK FOR SOME OF US, AND IN ATTENDANCE WAS MYSELF AND REGENT GANAHL AND REGENT RENNISON.

AND, YOU KNOW, REGENT GALLEGOS GOT GOT AN UPDATE ON SOME OF THE THINGS.

UNFORTUNATELY, HE WASN'T ABLE TO JOIN US FOR THIS MEETING, BUT HAS STAYED VERY ENGAGED AND WE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE UNIVERSITY FINANCIALS FOR THE LAST QUARTER ENDING JUNE 30TH.

AND ALTHOUGH SOME OF THOSE NUMBERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE YEAR END, FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, YOU KNOW SOME OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS WERE HIGHLIGHTED FOR PEOPLE.

NET TUITION REVENUE HAS SEEN A YEAR TO DATE FOURTH QUARTER DECREASE WHEN COMPARED WITH PRIOR YEARS, ALTHOUGH PART OF THAT DECREASE WAS DRIVEN BY LOWER ENROLLMENT NUMBERS.

ANOTHER DRIVER IS THE REDUCTION IN THE COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY FUND RATE, WHICH WAS SET AT $40 PER CREDIT HOUR IN FISCAL YEAR 2021 AS COMPARED TO $94 PER CREDIT HOUR IN FISCAL YEAR 2020.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS REVENUES REMAIN STRONG AND FLAT COMPARED TO PRIOR YEARS, AND TOTAL EDUCATION AND GENERAL EXPENSES COMPARED TO ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT EXPENSES HAVE DECREASED SLIGHTLY DUE TO A CONCERTED EFFORT TO REDUCE G&A EXPENSES AND FURLOUGHS, WHICH WAS PARTIALLY OFFSET BY SALARY AND BENEFIT COST INCREASES.

ALSO, IT'S WORTH NOTING THAT CARES ACT FUNDING AND INCREASE IN INVESTMENT INCOME CONTRIBUTED POSITIVELY TO NON-OPERATING REVENUES.

THE COMMITTEE WAS ALSO FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON CURRENT EXTERNAL REGULATORY AUDITS ON CAMPUSES AND INTERNAL AUDITS ISSUED AND THE STATUS OF CAMPUS ACTION PLANS ON PRIOR INTERNAL AUDIT FINDINGS.

AND WE WERE PRESENTED WITH THE INTERNAL AUDIT ANNUAL REVIEW REPORT FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2021, HIGHLIGHTING THE TEAM ACTIVITIES AND A REAL TEAM AND A REAL SHOUT OUT TO ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT A REAL THAT THAT TEAM EFFORT ON HER TEAM AND AUDIT SUCCESSFUL DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP TRANSITION.

SHE'S DONE AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS JOB, TRANSITIONING THE INTERNAL AUDIT TEAM AND REALLY BUILDING THAT TEAM.

COMPLETION OF THE MAJORITY OF THE AUDIT PLAN DESPITE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CHALLENGES, CONTINUED SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT OF THE CU ETHICS LINE AND ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE HOTLINE, AND INCREASED FOCUS ON THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS TIMELINES AND A RENEWED FOCUS ON TEAM ENGAGEMENT AND CULTURE.

FINALLY, A REVISION OF THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER.

SHE ALSO CHAIR, SHARED THE VISION AND DIRECTION FOR THE INTERNAL AUDIT AND OUTLINED

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SOME OF THE MAJOR INITIATIVES FOR THE TEAM IN THE COMING FISCAL YEAR.

THESE INITIATIVES ARE LARGELY FOCUSED ON TIMELY PROJECT EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF ASSURANCE AND INSIGHTS, COLLABORATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND ALIGNMENT WITH COMPLIANCE FUNCTIONS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION AND AVOIDANCE OF AVOIDANCE OF EFFORT REDUNDANCY.

PROMOTING A HIGH PERFORMANCE TEAM CULTURE.

AND STRENGTHENING FOCUS ON CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT THROUGH ESTABLISHMENT OF MEANINGFUL KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS.

POST ENGAGEMENT SURVEYS AND A QUALITY ASSURANCE AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM DURING THE THIS COMMITTEE MEETING.

WE ALSO REVIEWED AND APPROVED CHANGES TO THE WORK PLAN, WHICH ARE LOADED INTO BOARD DOCS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022, REVIEWED AN UPDATED SCHEDULE FOR THE REGENT AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

WE'VE MADE SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THOSE WHICH EVERYONE SHOULD SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED ABOUT AT THIS POINT AND REVIEWED AND APPROVED THE INTERNAL AUDIT OVERSIGHT AUTHORIZATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES MATRIX FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 WITH NO CHANGES.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON INCIDENTS REPORTED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S ETHICS LINE OVER THE LAST QUARTER, AND WE DID HOLD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION AND OUR NEXT MEETING, WHICH IS GOING TO BE AWESOME.

LIKE THE BEST MEETING EVER WILL BE ON DECEMBER 15, 2021, AND WE ALWAYS WELCOME GUESTS FEEDBACK QUESTIONS REGARDING THE WORK OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE OR THE INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT.

HOW'D I DO? COMMITTEE REPORT? AND IT BEING THE MOST IMPORTANT THAT WE COULD, WE COULD DEBATE THAT OVER LUNCH AND PERHAPS BRING A RESOLUTION AFTER LUNCH AND ADD IT TO THE AGENDA ABOUT ABOUT THAT.

I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE GOT TO SAY WITH OUR WITH OUR CAMPUSES AND WITH OUR COMMITTEES THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE AREN'T REALLY ANY FAVORITES, YOU KNOW? OH, EXCEPT FOR YEAH, EXCEPT FOR FINANCES OK.

I DON'T WANT TO.

I DON'T WANT TO LINGER HERE.

I DO WANT TO RECOGNIZE AGNESSA.

I BELIEVE YOU ARE HERE.

COULD YOU STAND AND JUST WAVE? THIS IS YOUR FIRST IN-PERSON BOARD MEETING AS WELL.

WE ARE SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE.

I ALSO WANT TO CORRECT MYSELF EARLIER.

I REFER TO OUR WONDERFUL DEPUTY SECRETARY AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY, AND SHE IS OUR DEPUTY SECRETARY.

SO I APOLOGIZE EFFIE AND I WILL GET IT RIGHT NEXT TIME.

SO WE HAVE EXTRA TIME AND THE PLAN IS GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, WE WE DO HAVE SOME DISCUSSION THAT THE BOARD NEEDS TO HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

LUNCH IS MAYBE NOT YET READY BECAUSE WE'RE SO EFFICIENT.

SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE READY AT HOPEFULLY BY NOON.

LUNCH IS OUT IN THE HALL.

WE WILL ACTUALLY END UP BECAUSE WE ARE RUNNING A LITTLE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

I THINK THE BOARD HAD PLANNED TO ASK EVERYONE TO DEPART AND THEN WE WOULD DO EXECUTIVE SESSION WHILE WE WERE EATING.

WE DO HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO HAVE EXCESS TIME BECAUSE OF SOME OF THE THINGS WE GOT DONE.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO ACTUALLY JUST ASK THE BOARD TO EAT IN HERE WITH EVERYONE ELSE STAYING, YOU KNOW, AND JUST MINGLING.

AND THEN AT 12:30 WE'LL RETURN TO THE FIRST FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM WHERE WE WILL CONDUCT EXECUTIVE SESSION AND WE WILL AIM TO RETURN, YOU KNOW, VERY QUICKLY THEREAFTER TO FINISH THE MEETING.

SO WE'LL KEEP, WE'LL KEEP, WE'LL KEEP AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

HOPEFULLY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT, DOES THAT SOUND GOOD? OK.

GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

BACK TO COME.

BACK TO ORDER HERE.

BEING THE EFFICIENT GROUP WE ARE WE ARE 15 MINUTES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, SO AND SO I'M GOING TO TURN TO THE GOVERNANCE GROUP.

[L. 1:45 p.m. GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, PERHAPS ALSO ONE OF OUR TOP COMMITTEES, IT'S UP FOR DEBATE AND VICE CHAIR SHARKEY.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL.

AND I WOULD SAY THAT WHILE AUDIT MIGHT BE FINE, THE GOVERNANCE IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND I WOULD SUGGEST THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMITTEE AS IT HAS TO DO WITH LAWS AND POLICIES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

SO THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE WE MET REMOTELY WELL, WE MET REMOTELY ON SEPTEMBER 1ST AND THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE MEETING.

OH, THANK YOU.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT WERE PRESENT WERE VICE CHAIR OF THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE LESLEY SMITH, REGENT NOLBERT, NOLBERT CHAVEZ AND REGENT GLEN GALLEGOS.

WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY REGENT CALLIE RENNISON, ILANA SPIEGEL AND CHAIR JACK

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KROLL, AND SEVERAL OF THE VICE PRESIDENTS AND UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBERS WERE IN ATTENDANCE.

SO WE IN THIS MEETING, WE SUBMITTED OUR WORK PLAN AND VICE PRESIDENT GAVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROPOSED WORK PLAN FOR THE COMMITTEE FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, AND THE WORK PLAN IS AVAILABLE ON BOARD DOCS FOR REVIEW.

IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN SEEING THAT, AMONG OTHER PRIORITIES, THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE FOCUSING ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENTS LAWS AND POLICIES.

THE ANNUAL RETREAT REGENT RETREATS AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYSTEM WIDE STRATEGIC PLAN AND THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS.

WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE SURVEY THAT'LL BE COMING UP IN EMILY SHE GAVE A PRESENTATION TO THE COMMITTEE ABOUT THE UPCOMING CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY, WHICH WILL LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 15TH, AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SURVEY IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.

REGENTS LAWS AND POLICIES.

DAN MONTEZ WITH THE OFFICE OF POLICY AND EFFICIENCY UPDATED THE COMMITTEE REGARDING THE ONGOING REVIEW PROCESS FOR REGENT LAWS AND POLICIES, AND WE'RE NEARLY FINISHED REVIEWING ALL THE LAWS AND POLICIES AND WILL BEGIN TO START THE CYCLE AGAIN TO ENSURE THAT ALL LAWS AND POLICIES ARE REGULARLY REVIEWED.

THE COMMITTEE THEN DISCUSSED PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 3C AS IT PERTAINS TO THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS.

THE COMMITTEE VOTED TO RECOMMEND SEVERAL AMENDMENTS TO THE FULL BOARD, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE DRAFT POLICY AND THE AMENDMENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 1ST THAT ARE INCORPORATED INTO THE DRAFT R, ADD AN ADDITIONAL STUDENT ON TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR A TOTAL OF TWO, SPECIFYING THAT ONE IS A GRADUATE STUDENT AND ONE IS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT.

ADD LANGUAGE, SPECIFYING THAT THE SEARCH COMMITTEE WILL STRIVE TO RECOMMEND A DIVERSE POOL OF CANDIDATES AND REMOVE THE PROPOSED LANGUAGE TO REQUIRE REGENT CO-CHAIRS TO LEAD THE SEARCH COMMITTEE SO THAT IT WILL REMAIN AS CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.

ADDITIONALLY, A MEMBER OF THE C.U.

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE ADDED TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE.

THE FULL BOARD WILL CONSIDER ALL THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 3C AT THIS BOARD MEETING AND REGENT RETREATS.

THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED FEEDBACK FROM THE JULY REGENTS RETREAT, AND THE COMMITTEE THEN DISCUSSED POSSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR THE WINTER RETREAT TO BE HELD IN JANUARY.

THE COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO PRIORITIZE DEVELOPING THE DEVELOPING AGENDA FOR THE WINTER RETREAT AND ITS UPCOMING MEETINGS, AND THE COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO MEET AGAIN ON OCTOBER 20TH.

AND THAT IS MY REPORT, AND FROM THAT, WE ARE GOING TO MOVE ON THEN TO AN ACTION ITEM WHICH ARE THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY 3C, AND DO I HAVE A MOTION TO MOVE THE RECOMMENDED CHANGES? IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY REGENT RENNISON.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN SECONDED BY REGENT CHAVEZ.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION BEFORE WE TAKE OUR VOTE? YES.

REGENT SMITH.

WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT.

I KNOW THAT I PROPOSE THIS WITH THE COMMITTEE MEETING, BUT IT WENT TO A TWO TWO VOTE, BUT I STILL BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD ADD A STAFF MEMBER TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR A TOTAL OF TWO, AS CHAIR UNTISZ SAID AND POINTED OUT THAT THERE'S ACTUALLY SLIGHTLY MORE STAFF MEMBERS THAN FACULTY MEMBERS AT A RATIO OF ABOUT 1.2.

AND I JUST FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO ADD A STAFF MEMBER FOR A TOTAL OF TWO.

OK.

AND SO WE HAVE THEN THIS IS A MOTION TO AMEND THE OK AND AND CAN WE HAVE A SECOND FROM OUR REGENT RENNISON? SO CONVERSATION ON THE ON THE MOTION TO AMEND? SO IF THIS PASSES, THEN WE WOULD ADD A SECOND STAFF MEMBER TO THE SEARCH COMMITTEE'S POLICY UPDATE.

SO THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO THEN VOTE AFTER THAT ON THE FULL PACKAGE.

OK, SO EVERYBODY CLEAR ABOUT THAT.

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SO IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED, DO WE HAVE A VOTE? OR DISCUSSION.

MADAM CHAIR? YES.

JUST TO EXPLAIN WHY I WAS A NO VOTE ON ON THE COMMITTEE AT THE COMMITTEE LEVEL ON THIS ISSUE.

I DIDN'T I DIDN'T LIKE THE SPIRIT IN WHICH IT WAS INITIALLY REQUESTED, AND THAT WAS TO SAY, WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A LIST OF NAMES AND YOU'RE GOING TO PICK THE NAME WE GIVE YOU.

AND I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH US ADDING ANOTHER PERSON AT OUR DISCRETION.

ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER.

BUT TO SAY, WE'RE GOING TO TELL YOU WHO IT'S GOING TO BE, I DIDN'T LIKE THAT.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I VOTED AGAINST IT AT THE COMMITTEE LEVEL.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

THANK YOU, REGENT CHAVEZ.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT.

LET'S DO A ROLL-CALL VOTE ON THIS.

OKAY.

SO WILL YOU.

WILL YOU READ THE MOTION AGAIN? WHAT ARE WE VOTING ON? SO THE THE MOTION HERE IS TO SIMPLY ADD TO THE PACKAGE OF CHANGES THAT WE ARE PROPOSING TO MAKE TO 3C THE ADDITION OF A SECOND STAFF MEMBER TO THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE.

IT IS NOT TO APPROVE THE ENTIRE PACKAGE THAT WOULD COME LATER AFTER POTENTIALLY OTHER ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS.

SO THIS IS THE VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT, SO I'LL CALL THE ROLL.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

NO.

REGENT GALLEGOS.

YES.

REGENT GANAHL.

YES.

REGENT HILL IS NOT HERE.

REGENT RENNISON.

YES.

REGENT SHARKEY.

YES.

REGENT SMITH.

YES.

REGENT SPIEGEL.

YES.

AND CHAIR KROLL.

YES.

THAT PASSES SEVEN TO ONE.

OK, VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

AND SO NOW WE'RE BACK TO DISCUSSION FOR, BY THE WAY.

CONGRATULATIONS, RYAN, AND THANK YOU FOR PURSUING THAT.

SO WE'RE BACK NOW TO TO OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION ON POLICY 3C.

YES? YOU READ WHAT YOU WHAT YOU READ FOR THE THE CHAIR VICE CHAIR ON THAT COMMITTEE.

READ THAT.

AND THEN I, IF I HEARD IT RIGHT, THEN I HAVE A COMMENT.

IF I DIDN'T HEAR IT RIGHT, I DON'T.

OK, SO WHAT POLICY 3C WHAT PART OF THAT LANGUAGE IS SAYING IS TO REMOVE THE PROPOSED LANGUAGE THAT WAS IN THERE TO REQUIRE REGENT CO-CHAIRS TO LEAD THE SEARCH COMMITTEE SO THAT IT WILL REMAIN AS A CHAIR AND A VICE CHAIR.

SO THAT LANGUAGE IS NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH, BUT THAT DOESN'T PRECLUDE THIS.

IT'S NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH, BUT IT DOESN'T PRECLUDE US FROM NAMING TWO TWO CO-CHAIRS CORRECT? IT DOES NOT PRECLUDE THAT BECAUSE THE REGENTS CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT.

THIS IS IN OUR POLICY.

BUT IF THE REGENTS.

AS A MAJORITY WOULD AGREE TO THAT ANY OTHER DISCUSSION HERE? I'D JUST LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO SECRETARY FOR THEIR WORK ON DEVELOPING THESE CHANGES AND GETTING IN INCORPORATING THE FEEDBACK FROM INDIVIDUALS THAT WE RECEIVED FROM ACROSS THE C.U.

COMMUNITY, BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY.

AND WE HAVE GOOD CHANGES HERE THAT WILL HELP MAKE OUR PROCESS MORE INCLUSIVE AND MORE TRANSPARENT.

OK, THANK YOU.

SO IF WE COULD GO AHEAD WITH A ROLL CALL VOTE ON THAT.

SO TO BE CLEAR, HERE WE ARE VOTING TO ADOPT ALL OF THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO 3C, SO THIS INCLUDES ADDING THE SECOND STAFF MEMBER, ADDING THIS, THIS STUDENT CLARIFYING THAT IT WOULD BE ONE GRAD STUDENT, ONE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, THE THE BIT ABOUT CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR THAT SUE JUST CLARIFIED.

AND SOME.

CU FOUNDATION.

CU FOUNDATION.

AND THEN THERE WAS ADDITIONAL STUFF REGARDING THE.

THE LANGUAGE THAT THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE TOOK UP ALSO INCLUDED CHANGES TO HOW NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BY THE BOARD SO THAT EVERY NOMINATION PACKET NEEDS TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT OF THE NOMINEE'S EXPERIENCE, INTEREST IN SERVING, LACK OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST, ET CETERA.

SO IS THERE IS THERE A QUESTION THAT THAT THAT HAS ALL OF THAT INCLUDED? YEAH, IT WOULD IT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE IN THE RESOLUTION, SO I DON'T KNOW

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HOW WE WANT TO HANDLE THAT.

I MEAN, I THINK WE'VE STATED PRETTY CLEARLY WHAT WHAT EVERYTHING IS, BUT IF YOU MAYBE RUN THROUGH IT ONE LAST TIME? RUN THROUGH THE? SO, OK, SO ALL THE THINGS AGAIN, ONE MORE TIME IS CLARIFYING THAT WE'RE GOING TO REMAIN WITH CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR, ADDING A SECOND STUDENT, ONE OF WHICH WILL BE A GRADUATE STUDENT, ONE OF WHICH WILL BE AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT, ADDING A SECOND STAFF PERSON AND ADDING A FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER.

IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THAT, THERE'S THE ELEMENTS THAT JEREMY JUST MENTIONED.

REGARDING NOMINATION PACKETS BEING REQUIRING ADDITIONAL MATERIALS.

SO, SO THE ONLY DIFFERENCE TO YOU'RE VOTING ON THE RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE POLICY AS REDLINED AS POSTED ON BOARD DOCS WITH THE ADDITION OF THE ADDITIONAL STAFF MEMBER.

ALSO CHAIR KROLL, DIDN'T WE ADD LANGUAGE IN THERE ABOUT DIVERSITY? YES.

OK.

YEAH.

OK.

THANKS TO REGENT CHAVEZ, WHO SUGGESTED THAT.

OK ARE WE ALL CLEAR? OK, NOW WE'LL DO THE ROLL CALL, SORRY, SORRY, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT ON MOTIONS THAT ARE THAT LONG THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING MAYBE THAT WE CAN LOOK AT AND KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS COVERED IN THE FUTURE.

SURE.

OK.

LET'S CALL THE ROLL.

OK.

THIS IS FOR POLICY 3C.

REGENT CHAVEZ.

AYE.

REGENT GALLEGOS.

YES.

REGENT GANAHL.

YES.

REGENT HILL IS NOT HERE.

REGENT RENNISON.

YES.

REGENT SHARKEY.

YES.

REGENT SMITH.

YES.

REGENT SPIEGEL.

YES.

AND CHAIR KROLL.

YES.

AND A BIG THANKS TO REGENT SHARKEY FOR SHEPHERDING THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE THROUGH ALL THOSE CHANGES.

AND ACTUALLY, THESE CHANGES STARTED UNDER REGENT SMITH WHEN SHE WAS CHAIRING THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HARD WORK IN UPDATING THIS POLICY.

YEAH, AND THANK YOU, REGENTS.

DEFINITELY GOT TO JUST WRAP UP WHAT YOU DID.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, AND I BELIEVE, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE FROM THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE? NO.

THAT'S IT FROM THE OUR FASCINATING GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE.

I THINK YOU COULD ALL AGREE.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

NEXT UP ON OUR AGENDA IS OUR HOST CAMPUS REPORT, AND THIS IS A BIT OF A, YOU KNOW, YOU

[M. 2:00 p.m. HOST CAMPUS REPORT]

MIGHT THINK WE'RE AT 18 UNDER GRANT.

YOU KNOW, WHY ARE WE HAVING A HOST CAMPUS REPORT? THIS IS A HOST CAMPUS REPORT FROM ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS, WHERE WE WERE GRACIOUSLY HOSTED YESTERDAY FOR OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION AND TOUR OF CAMPUS THEN, AND WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO BE JOINED BY DEAN JONATHAN SUMMIT OF THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

AND PLEASE, PLEASE JOIN US FOR A CONVERSATION AROUND THE STATE OF THE WORLD AND HOW WE'RE TACKLING COVID-19.

SURE.

OK, CAN EVERYBODY HEAR ME MASK ON? OK, GREAT.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH YOU.

I'M REALLY GOING TO FOCUS IN ON COLORADO, BUT I'D BE HAPPY TO WANDER AROUND THE WORLD AND TALK ABOUT THE STATE OF THINGS, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO, TO DO SO.

THIS IS A MONTH 19 IF YOU'RE COUNTING OF THE PANDEMIC.

SO WE HAVE BEEN AT THIS FOR A WHILE.

SO I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT OUR EFFORTS HERE IN COLORADO, IN THE MODELING GROUP THAT WE PUT TOGETHER.

OUR FIRST REPORT ACTUALLY CAME OUT ON MARCH 18TH, 2020, LITERALLY ABOUT THE TIME THAT THE UNIVERSITY CLOSED AND AFTER SOME FRENZIED CONVERSATIONS WITH LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT.

SO WE IMMEDIATELY PUT TOGETHER A TEAM.

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE EVEN HAVE A LOGO BENDING THE BENDING THE CURVE HERE.

THERE'S A T-SHIRT AS WELL.

I DIDN'T WEAR MINE.

I WASN'T SURE ABOUT GARB FOR THE REGENTS MEETING, BUT OUR GROUP HAS BEEN BROADLY REPRESENTATIVE OF EXPERTISE IN COLORADO AND I THINK I WAS REALLY VERY PLEASED WHEN I TURNED TO LOOK FOR INDIVIDUALS TO JOIN THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PUT TOGETHER A TEAM THAT, AS YOU CAN SEE, COMES FROM ACROSS THE CAMPUSES AND SCHOOLS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, AND WE HAVE TWO TEAM MEMBERS FROM CSU AND FROM ABOUT LAST APRIL, WE HAVE BEEN FUNDED BY CDPHE FOR THIS, FOR THIS WORK.

NOW OUR FIRST REPORT WAS MARCH 18TH, AND JUST FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE, I WON'T EXPLAIN THE PLOTS BELOW THAT THERE'S A GREEN AND ORANGE AND A BROWN.

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BUT AT THAT POINT WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE EPIDEMIC RAN UNCHECKED.

AND IF YOU REMEMBER, THERE WERE PREDICTIONS OF LITERALLY MILLIONS OF DEATHS WORLDWIDE AND CERTAINLY HAD WE NOT DONE SOMETHING AT THAT POINT, WE WOULD HAVE HAD EXTRAORDINARY EXCESSES.

SINCE THEN, WE'VE DONE AT LEAST 60 REPORTS.

WE'VE PROBABLY SPOKEN WITH THE GOVERNOR'S TEAM AROUND 50 OR 60 TIMES.

WE JUST DROPPED BACK FROM A WEEKLY CADENCE OF MEETING WITH THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE WHEN WE THOUGHT THE PANDEMIC WAS SLOWING DOWN, WHICH AS AS YOU KNOW AND AS YOU'LL SEE, IT HAS NOT.

WE'VE USED A LOT OF DATA, SOME OF IT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE SORT OF PSYCHEDELIC PLOT ON THE RIGHT THAT IS VISITORS TO OUR SKI COUNTIES AND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM.

AND THIS COMES FROM MOBILE PHONE DATA, AND WE'VE USED THESE DATABASES VERY EXTENSIVELY TO UNDERSTAND WHO'S COMING TO COLORADO.

WHERE ARE PEOPLE MIXING? WE'VE BEEN TRACKING, FOR EXAMPLE, HOW MUCH TIME PEOPLE SPEND AT HOME AS A MEASURE OF WHERE THE WHAT, WHAT ARE THE SORT OF INCUBATION OF THE PANDEMIC? ARE PEOPLE OUT AND MIXING OR ARE THEY HOME? THERE'S SOME INTERESTING FIGURES HERE.

FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WAS NO MARDI GRAS THIS YEAR, AND THERE'S AN INFLUX OF PEOPLE FROM LOUISIANA ABOUT THAT TIME.

SO WHAT DO WE DO, WHAT WE MODEL? AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

THIS IS WHAT OUR MODEL LOOKS LIKE.

AND WHAT WE DO IS WE TAKE PEOPLE FROM BEING SUSCEPTIBLE AND WE MOVE THEM ACROSS THIS WHOLE SEQUENCE FROM BEING INFECTED, BEING EXPOSED, INFECTED, VACCINATED, NOT VACCINATED, HOSPITALIZED, UNFORTUNATELY DECEASED.

AND THIS IS ALL DONE BASED ON COLORADO AND USING COLORADO DATA.

SO WE'RE CONTINUALLY UPDATING THE MODEL AND THIS THIS KIND OF TOOL, SO-CALLED SEI MODELS IS STANDARD, BUT HERE MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN COLORADO.

THE WORK HAS RECEIVED A GREAT DEAL OF ATTENTION AND THIS IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE OF THE MEDIA REPORTS.

WE'VE, I DON'T THINK, TURNED DOWN ANY REQUESTS FROM COLORADO MEDIA FOR CONVERSATION.

SO LET ME GO ON TO WHERE WE ARE NOW IN COLORADO.

SO THIS PICTURE TELLS A LOT OF THE STORIES.

SO THIS IS COLORADANS HOSPITALIZED WITH CONFIRMED COVID-19.

THE GRAY IS THE CONFIRMED.

THE ABOVE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

LAST APRIL, WE HIT A PEAK OF 888.

IT'S NOTABLE THAT TWO DAYS AGO WE HIT 891, SO WE ACTUALLY EXCEEDED THE FIRST PEAK BEFORE WE HAD VACCINES AND SO ON.

SO THE EPIDEMIC IS BACK.

WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO IS GET BACK TO SOMETHING THAT LOOKS LIKE OUR DECEMBER PEAK AT 1841.

AND AT THAT POINT, OF COURSE, WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT BREACHING HOSPITAL CAPACITY, EXCEEDING OUR CAPACITY FOR TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.

IN FACT THERE WAS STILL A MARGIN AND THERE WAS THE POSSIBILITY OF OPENING, FOR EXAMPLE, THE CONVENTION CENTER AS A PLACE TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE NEEDING ACUTE CARE.

SO THIS EPIDEMIC NOW THE FIFTH SURGE IS LARGE AND SERIOUS.

THIS IS A PICTURE THAT JUST SORT OF PUTS COLORADO IN CONTEXT WITH THE REST OF THE NATION.

SO THIS IS HOSPITALIZATION RATE.

STATE BY STATE, THE LINES ARE RED WHEN THE CURVE IS GOING UP AND BLUE WHEN IT IS COMING DOWN, AND COLORADO HAS HAD VARYING POINTS IN THIS IN THIS CURVE.

BUT IF YOU LOOK OVER TO THE RIGHT, THERE'S COLORADO AND WHERE WE RANK WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS, WE'VE BEEN COMING DOWN A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF THE RATE, BUT THE CURVE IS STILL GOING UP.

SO WE HAVE STAYED RED.

AND OF COURSE, IF YOU LOOK UP AT THE TOP, YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THE STATES THAT IN THE SOUTH THAT ARE HAVING PARTICULAR PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW.

SO I'M GOING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME OF THE LATEST PROJECTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON.

AND I THINK PROBABLY A GREAT INTEREST TO THIS GROUP IS WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN OVER THE OVER THE FALL.

SO WE DO THIS WEEKLY, WE FIT OUR MODEL TO COLORADO, WE USE HOSPITALIZATIONS BECAUSE IT'S SORT OF AN UNBIASED SET OF EVIDENCE ABOUT THE STATE OF THE EPIDEMIC.

IT DOESN'T DEPEND ON HOW MUCH TESTING WE'RE DOING, FOR EXAMPLE.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM, THAT BLUE TRAJECTORY JULY 26 WAS SORT OF HEADING

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UPWARDS, BUT NOT VERY MUCH.

THEN IF YOU GO TO THE SORT OF GOLD EIGHT TWENTY THREE, YOU CAN SEE WE WERE HEADING UP VERY STEEPLY.

AND THIS WEEK IT'S A LITTLE BIT LOWER.

SO IT'S STILL WELL ABOVE THE THE REPRODUCTIVE NUMBER, NOT THE ARE NOT, BUT THE R AS WE TRACK THE EPIDEMIC IS STILL WELL ABOVE ONE, WHICH MEANS THAT THE EPIDEMIC IS STILL PROPAGATING AND WE WANT TO BRING THAT DOWN BELOW THE LOW ONE.

NOW FROM OUR MODEL, WE WE CALCULATE SOMETHING WE CALL TRANSMISSION CONTROL AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL GOES FROM ZERO FREE MIXING DOING NOTHING, NO MASKS TO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.

THAT WOULD BE LIKE, SAY, BEING LOCKED INTO YOUR APARTMENT IN WUHAN BACK WHEN THE EPIDEMIC STARTED WITH SOMEBODY DELIVERING FOOD TO THE DOOR.

SO WE'VE HAD UPS AND DOWNS IN THIS FIGURE.

BUT RIGHT NOW, IF YOU LOOK TO THE RIGHT, IT SAYS ACTUAL TRANSMISSION CONTROL 32 PERCENT AND UP AT THE TOP, IT SAYS TRANSMISSION CONTROL IF THERE WERE NO VARIANTS, 69 PERCENT.

SO WE ARE DOING THINGS TO LIMIT TRANSMISSION.

BUT THE DELTA VARIANT HAS OVERWHELMED THEM, ESSENTIALLY.

SO WE WANT TRANSMISSION CONTROL TO BE AS HIGH AS POSSIBLE FOR SIXTY NINE PERCENT.

A CURVE WOULD BE GOING DOWN, BUT WE'VE ADDED THE DELTA VARIANT.

THE DELTA VARIANT HAS ADDED ITSELF, PERHAPS ONTO COLORADO, AND THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE VARIANCE IN COLORADO, SO WE STARTED WITH WHAT WE'LL CALL WILD TYPE THE ORIGINAL ONES.

YOU'LL REMEMBER WE HAD ALPHA, THE STRAIN THAT ORIGINATED IN THE U.K.

AND THEN DELTA CREPT IN MESA COUNTY, ORIGINALLY REGENT GALLEGOS, AS YOU AS YOU KNOW.

AND THEN OF COURSE, IT'S TAKEN OFF EVERYWHERE.

AND SO MOST OF THE CASES NOW THAT WE SEE ARE DELTA AND DELTA'S THE WINNER HERE BECAUSE IT HAS THE FASTEST, THE HIGHEST TRANSMISSION RATE.

SO, YOU KNOW, OUTCOMPETED THE ALPHA FOR INFECTING PEOPLE.

IT HAS DISAPPEARED WITHOUT CLEAR REASON IN THE U.K.

WHERE IT STARTED AND IN INDIA.

SO PERHAPS WE'LL SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT HERE, BUT NO INDICATION YET.

THIS SHOWS HOW COME THE INFECTION IS SO AT OUR WORST, ABOUT TWO PERCENT OF COLORADANS WERE ACTUALLY INFECTED AND ABLE TO TRANSMIT THE VIRUS.

AND ONE OF OUR PROBLEMS WITH THIS EPIDEMIC, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN THAT PEOPLE CAN BE ASYMPTOMATIC AND TRANSMIT.

THERE'S A COUPLE OF DAYS OF ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION BEFORE THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO BECOME ILL DO SO.

SO YOU SEE, THE CURVE IS BACK UP AND ROUGHLY RIGHT NOW, ABOUT ONE PERCENT OF COLORADANS ARE ABLE TO INFECT OTHERS, WHICH IS, OF COURSE, WHY THE EPIDEMIC CONTINUES AT THE PACE THAT IT IS DOING.

ACROSS THE STATE THERE'S BEEN A VERY VARIABLE PICTURE OF WHAT THE PANDEMIC LOOKS LIKE, AND WE'VE, PARTICULARLY AT THE REQUEST OF STATE, STATE AND LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDED LOOKS EVERY FEW WEEKS OF WHAT THE EPIDEMIC IS DOING ACROSS THE STATE.

THIS IS A LITTLE BIT OLD.

IT GOES BACK TO AUGUST TWENTY FOURTH, BUT THE PANDEMIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN PATCHY ACROSS THE STATE, DEPENDING ON THE RATE OF VACCINATION.

NOW, CONTROL MEASURES PEOPLE COMING IN.

FOR EXAMPLE, ACROSS A SKI SEASON, THE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITIES WERE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH CONTROLLING THE PANDEMIC BECAUSE OF THE INFLUX OF VISITORS.

SO WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING THAT INFORMATION.

NOW THE NEXT ARE GOING TO BE SORT OF WHAT IF, WHAT COULD HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS? SO THIS PLOT SHOWS WHAT IF WE STAY ON THAT CURVE? I SHOWED YOU THAT WAS GOING UP SLIGHTLY THIS WEEK'S CURVE, BUT NOT SO STEEPLY AS LAST WEEK.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT WE FACE A CONTINUING RISE LOOKING OVER TO THE RIGHT.

IT'S GOING TO GO ON INTO ROUGHLY MID-OCTOBER.

AND IF YOU REMEMBER THE NUMBERS, WE'RE AT ABOUT NINE HUNDRED NOW.

THAT BIG PEAK IS 1850 ROUGHLY.

SO WE COULD CONTINUE TO RISE.

AND YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I'M NOT SHOWING THIS TO YOU, BUT THERE WILL BE A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF DEATHS THERE COULD BE, AS WELL AS MANY MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS.

THESE ARE MORE OF WHAT IFS SCENARIOS.

SO LET ME DESCRIBE TO YOU WHAT IS THERE?

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THERE'S DIFFERENT COLORED CURVES.

THE ONE I JUST SHOWED YOU SEE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS CURRENT TRAJECTORY, THAT'S STAYING RIGHT WHERE WE ARE ON THAT LINE OF RISE.

THE ONE UP AT THE TOP, HIGHER SAYS, WHAT IF WE DON'T DO AS GOOD A JOB AT CONTROLLING THE PANDEMIC? AND THAT TRANSMISSION CONTROL DROPS BY 10 PERCENT, WHERE YOU CAN SEE WE CAN STILL FACE A LARGE PEAK IF WE DO THINGS THAT MAKE THE PANDEMIC COME UNDER CONTROL, WHETHER THAT IS MASKS OR OTHER MEASURES, WE CAN GO DOWN AND THAT'S SHOWN IN THE CURVES BELOW THE ONE WITH CURRENT TRAJECTORY WHERE WE TALK ABOUT 10 PERCENT INCREASE IN TRANSMISSION CONTROL.

THEY'RE ALSO SHOWN ON HERE, WHERE AT 75 PERCENT IN THE STATE VACCINATED WITH AT LEAST ONE SHOT OF THOSE ELIGIBLE.

SO TAKING OUT THOSE UNDER 12, ABOUT SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT HAVE AT LEAST ONE SHOT.

WE ASK WHAT IF WE HAD AN EFFORT TO GET THAT VACCINATION RATE UP TO 80 PERCENT BY THE END OF THE MONTH BY OCTOBER ONE.

WELL, IT DOESN'T MAKE MUCH DIFFERENCE AND THAT'S OF COURSE, BECAUSE VACCINATION THE EFFECTS TAKE A WHILE TO KICK IN.

SO EVEN IF WE DO LOTS OF VACCINATION NOW AND PERHAPS VACCINATION RATES ARE GOING TO GO UP AFTER PRESIDENT BIDEN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS YESTERDAY, IT WILL STILL TAKE A WHILE FOR US TO REALIZE THE BENEFITS.

SO THAT'S WHAT THIS IS SHOWING.

SO JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE VACCINATION STORY, WHICH WE'VE WATCHED CLOSELY.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THIS, THERE'S A SEPARATE COLOR FOR EACH AGE GROUP.

SO IF YOU LOOK TO THE RIGHT, THAT'S THE NUMBER OF SHOTS GIVEN PER WEEK IN EACH AGE GROUP.

AND WHAT YOU CAN SEE IS OVER TIME, THE NUMBER OF SHOTS GIVEN DROPPED SHARPLY.

AND THAT'S NOT SURPRISING.

BUT THE PARTICULARLY OLD OLDER AGE GROUP, BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE VACCINATED, THERE WERE FEWER.

BUT IF YOU FOLLOW SOME OF THE DOTS, THEY GO DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, THEY LEVEL OFF.

SO WE'VE HAD PROBLEMS, OF COURSE, AS OF OTHER STATES IN GETTING ENOUGH PEOPLE VACCINATED.

AND OUR KEY PROBLEMS NOW ARE IN YOUNGER PEOPLE AND IN TEENAGERS.

THERE'S BEEN SO THIS IS THIS IS JUST THIS A BIT OF THE SAME STORY.

THIS IS IMMUNITY.

SO NOW THIS IS THE PERCENT IMMUNE BY AGE, OVER TIME.

SO IF YOU LOOK, LET'S SAY, AT THE AGE GROUP 65 PLUS, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE PERCENTAGE IMMUNE SLOWLY WENT UP AND THEN IT TAKES OFF BECAUSE THAT'S BECAUSE THE GOLD LINE, WHICH IS VACCINATION VACCINATION, KICKS IN.

SO SOME PEOPLE WERE BECOMING IMMUNE BECAUSE THEY BECAME INFECTED.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, MANY PEOPLE WERE BECOMING IMMUNE BECAUSE THEY WERE VACCINATED.

SO YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE HAVE GAPS.

THE OLDER PEOPLE HAVE DONE FAR BETTER THAN THOSE WHO ARE IN THE YOUNGER AGE RANGE, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF VACCINATION TO DO.

THIS IS A LOOK BY REGION.

SO WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT HERE ARE RESULTS FROM 11 DIFFERENT PUBLIC HEALTH REGIONS IN THE STATE, AND YOU'RE SEEING THE CHANGE IN TIME, THE RISE OF THE PERCENTAGE VACCINATED OVER TIME.

BY AGE GROUP, SAY, 12 TO 19 UP IN THE LEFT HAND CORNER OR THE 65 PLUS AND THEN BY THESE DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS AND WHAT IS REMARKABLE AND WHAT SPEAKS TO THE CHALLENGES OF GETTING PEOPLE VACCINATED WHO ARE VERY VARIABLE, VERY VARIABLE IN WHO THEY ARE, THEIR BELIEFS AND THOUGHTS ABOUT VACCINATION? THERE'S A HUGE RANGE AND HOW WILL WE'RE DOING WITH VACCINATING PEOPLE AND IN SOME LOCATIONS, NOTICE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE LIGHT BLUE IS ALWAYS AT THE TOP.

SOME OF THE DARKER BROWN ONES AT DIFFERENT REGIONS OF THE STATE ARE ALWAYS AT THE BOTTOM.

SO THIS IS PART OF THE CHALLENGE THAT CDPHE IS FACING.

THERE ARE PEOPLE AT THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, SCHOOL, PUBLIC HEALTH WORKING ON THIS QUESTION OF TRYING TO GET AS MANY SHOTS INTO ARMS AS POSSIBLE.

AND OF COURSE, CDPHE IS PUTTING A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT INTO THIS.

SO ONE OF OUR CHALLENGES IN THE STATE IS THE GREAT VARIATION ACROSS THE STATE IN RATES OF VACCINATION.

SO I'M GOING TO STOP HERE.

THERE'S SOME RESOURCES I'VE BEEN WRITING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC ROUGHLY WEEKLY SINCE LAST APRIL A YEAR AGO.

WE HAVE A WEBSITE THAT HAS A LOT OF THESE DATA, OUR MODELING REPORTS ARE POSTED.

WE DID A SERIES WITH THE DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE.

WE JUST HAD AN EPISODE ON VACCINES, VACCINATION AND VARIANTS THAT IS A USEFUL

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RESOURCE IN THE MUSEUM, ACTUALLY PUT TOGETHER A COMPENDIUM OF THE SUMMARIES OF ALL OF THESE.

SO IT'S BEEN A BUSY 19 MONTHS AND HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

REGENT CHAVEZ, WITHIN THE LATINO COMMUNITY, WHICH HAS PERSISTED OVER TIME? YEAH, I MEAN THERE ARE, OF COURSE, DISPARITIES ACROSS THE PANDEMIC AND THEY REALLY RELATE TO.

I THINK INITIALLY PEOPLE WHO WAS AT MOST RISK FOR EXPOSURE AND OF COURSE, IT WAS PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR WHO HAD THE SERVICE JOBS, WHO HAD THE ESSENTIAL JOBS, WHO ARE WORKING IN THE GROCERY STORES.

SO THE BURDEN REALLY FELL VERY DIFFERENTIALLY AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.

AND YOU KNOW, I'LL SAY WE TOOK A LOOK AT SOME OF THIS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHO WAS ABLE TO STAY HOME AND WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC.

YOU KNOW, PROFESSIONALS, PEOPLE WITH HIGHER INCOMES.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THE TOLL OF THE EPIDEMIC HAS FALLEN QUITE DIFFERENTIALLY.

AND FOR SOME COMMUNITIES, THERE ARE PARTICULAR CHALLENGES IN INCREASING RATES OF VACCINATION FOR, YOU KNOW, OF A VARIETY OF REASONS.

BUT YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT THAT, YOU KNOW, PANDEMICS THRIVE ON INEQUALITY, AND THIS ONE CERTAINLY HAS.

SO IS 80 PERCENT KIND OF THE THE MAGIC NUMBER? YOU KNOW, I THINK IT'S A GREAT QUESTION BECAUSE WHEN WE STARTED 19 MONTHS AGO, THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HERD IMMUNITY AND DID WE NEED TO GET THE 70 PERCENT YOU'LL REMEMBER DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SWEDEN APPROACH AND HOW THEY WERE GOING TO GET TO HERD IMMUNITY? IT'S I THINK THAT CONCEPT IS LOST A LOT OF ITS UTILITY, IN PART BECAUSE WE HAVE HIGHLY THESE MUCH MORE TRANSMISSIBLE VARIANTS.

SO JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME PERSPECTIVE, THE ALPHA WAS ABOUT 50 PERCENT MORE TRANSMISSIBLE THAN THE STRAINS WE STARTED WITH.

THE DELTA IS ABOUT 50 MORE PERCENT MORE TRANSMISSIBLE THAN THE ALPHA.

SO WHAT THIS MEANS IS WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING UP THAT RATE OF VACCINATION.

SO IF YOU SAID, IS THERE A MAGIC NUMBER WE HAVE TO GET TO HAVE HERD IMMUNITY? I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ONE ANYMORE.

I MEAN, I THINK REALLY THE PUSH IS TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE VACCINATED AS POSSIBLE.

WE'LL GO REGENT SHARKEY, THEN REGENT RENNISON.

DR. SCHMIDT, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND FOR ALL OF THE WORK YOU'VE BEEN DOING ON THIS OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF.

ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAVE, I THINK IT'S BEEN COMING UP A LOT RECENTLY IS ABOUT THE VACCINE WANING AND THE BREAKTHROUGH CASES.

I HEAR IT ALMOST DAILY NOW, EVEN PERSONALLY, PEOPLE I KNOW AND PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY GETTING IT, BUT THEY'RE GETTING VERY ILL WITH IT WITH LONG TERM RESPIRATORY ISSUES.

SO I WONDER ABOUT THAT.

AND ALSO THERE'S SOME CONFUSION ABOUT SHOULD WE GET A BOOSTER IN EIGHT MONTHS? MY UNDERSTANDING IF YOU HAVE A PFIZER THAT'S APPROVED, BUT I DON'T KNOW ANYMORE, IT'S JUST CONFUSING.

SO IF YOU COULD CLARIFY SOME OF THAT.

SO FIRST, I'LL TELL YOU PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

I GOT MY THIRD PFIZER SHOT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND MY WIFE HAD HER THIRD MODERNA SHOT ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT UNIVERSITY UC HEALTH.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, REGENT SHARKEY.

THERE IS CONFUSION AND I DON'T, I THINK THE MESSAGING, AS YOU KNOW, HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT CHALLENGING.

FIRST, THERE'S NO NEED FOR BOOSTERS THAN THERE IS AND A LOT OF DISCUSSION, AND WE'VE LOOKED CLOSELY FOR THE REAL DATA DRIVING CDC.

THERE'S A LOT OF EXPERIENCE COMING FROM ISRAEL.

THERE IS A BRIEF REPORT FROM ISRAEL AND WHAT IT SHOWS SORT OF FOLLOWS WITH WHAT YOU SAID, EXCEPT NOT COMPLETELY SO.

IT'S CLEAR FROM THE ISRAELI EXPERIENCE THAT THERE WAS A WANING OF IMMUNITY AROUND BLOCKING INFECTION SO THAT, YOU KNOW, WE ALL KNOW I MEAN, WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE SEVERAL FRIENDS NOW HAVE HAD BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS.

RISK FOR THAT SEEMS TO HAVE GONE UP.

AT LEAST IN THE ISRAELI DATA, IT LOOKS AS IF THERE STILL IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME DEGREE OF PROTECTION AGAINST HOSPITALIZATION AND DEATH, BUT I DON'T I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH DATA YET.

AND OF COURSE, THERE'S A LOT OF LABORATORY DATA ON WHAT HAPPENS TO LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES.

AND THEN YOU MAY YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT CELLULAR IMMUNITY, THE IMMUNITY FROM OUR T-CELLS, WHICH ARE GOOD GUYS, WHICH SEEMS TO HANG ON.

BUT WE KNOW THAT ANTIBODIES WANE.

THE OTHER THING WE KNOW FROM OTHER CORONAVIRUSES AND THERE ARE THREE, THREE, I THINK THAT CIRCULATE THAT CAUSE THE COMMON COLD.

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YOU CAN GET THE SAME CORONAVIRUS AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SO YOU KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH BOOSTERS NOW AND NEW SHOTS IN THE FUTURE, I THINK PROBABLY, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE GRIMMER WRITING AND SPECULATION IS ABOUT ENOUGH MUTATIONS TO CHANGE THE NATURE OF THE SPIKE PROTEIN, WHICH IS WHAT ALL OUR VACCINES ARE DIRECTED AGAINST.

THAT'S THE PIECE OF THE VIRUS THAT GRABS THE RECEPTORS OF OUR CELLS.

AND SO FAR, NONE OF THE CHANGES HAVE LED TO AN INABILITY OF THE CURRENT VACCINES TO COMBAT THAT.

IF THAT HAPPENS, THEN IN A SENSE WE'RE STARTING OVER.

AND THAT WOULD BE A REALLY SERIOUS PROBLEM.

REGENT RENNISON.

SURE, THANK YOU FOR THIS.

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE, EVERY SCIENTIST'S FAVORITE TYPE QUESTION.

SO I MEAN, I'M STARTING TO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS GOING TO BECOME LIKE THE FLU SHOT THAT EVERY FALL WILL BE LINING UP TO GET OUR COVID SHOT.

WHAT'S THE RESEARCH SAY ABOUT THAT? YEAH, SO TWO COMMENTS, SO, YOU KNOW, THE BIGGEST PIECE OF WORK UNDONE IS