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RIGHT. WE WOULD CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

[C. 9:00 a.m. CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING, Chair Jack Kroll, presiding - Anschutz Health Sciences Building, Elliman Conference Center 12-2010 and 12-2011 (1890 N. Revere Court, Aurora, CO 80045)]

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THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY WAS MEETING IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, SO WE'VE ALREADY TAKEN THE ROLL AND WE CAN GET STARTED.

THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND WE'VE ASKED REGION GANAHL TO LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE THIS MORNING.

NEXT, AS HAS BECOME OUR CUSTOM TO REMIND US OF THE WORK WE MUST CONTINUE TO DO TO SERVE COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN DISPLACED BY OUR UNIVERSITY.

I'VE ASKED REGENT SMITH TO LEAD US IN THE EFFORT TO READ THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

[2. Land Acknowledgement Statement]

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

FURTHER, WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE 48 CONTEMPORARY TRIBAL NATIONS HISTORICALLY TIED TO THE LANDS THAT COMPROMISE WHAT WE NOW CALL COLORADO.

ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE LIVE IN THE HOMELANDS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES RECOGNIZES THE ORIGINAL STEWARDS OF THESE LANDS AND THEIR LEGACIES.

WITH THIS LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT, WE CELEBRATE THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS OF NATIVE 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 PEOPLES HAVE DEVELOPED IN RELATIONSHIP TO THEIR LANDS.

WE RECOGNIZE AND 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 PROFOUNDLY NEGATIVE IMPACT ON NATIVE NATIONS.

WE RESPECT THE MANY DIVERSE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 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.

THANK YOU REGENT SMITH.

[3. Action Item: Approval of the April 7, 2022, Board of Regents Meeting Agenda]

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS WE NOW HAVE IS THE APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 7, 2022 BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING AGENDA.

CAN I GET A MOTION TO APPROVE ITEM C3? SO MOVED BY REGENT MONTERA.

IS THERE A SECOND? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. ANY OPPOSED? HEARING NO ONE OPPOSED, THE MOTION HAS BEEN APPROVED AND THE AGENDA IS SET FOR THOSE FOLLOWING ALONG THAT CAN BE FOUND ON BOARD DOCS.

I THINK WE'RE ALSO PUTTING IT ON THE SCREEN HERE BEHIND US.

THE MOST ACCURATE AGENDA AND MATERIALS WILL BE ON BOARD DOCS.

SO THANK YOU TO DEPUTY SECRETARY AMIN WHO KEEPS ALL OF THAT MOVING SMOOTHLY FOR US.

[4. Public Comment]

NOW WE ARE ENTERING INTO THE PORTION OF THE AGENDA FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THIS MORNING.

WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE REQUESTED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK THIS MORNING.

WE DO ASK THAT THOSE COMMENTING LIMIT THEIR REMARKS TO 2 MINUTES OR LESS.

WE WON'T CUT YOUR MIC QUITE AT 2 MINUTES, BUT WE DO NEED TO MOVE ALONG AND RESPECT EVERYBODY'S TIME.

WE ALSO NEED TO HAVE A LITTLE GRACE AND PATIENCE WITH OUR STAFF SUPPORTING THE MEETING THIS MORNING. WE HAVE SEVERAL COMMENTERS WHO ARE JOINING US VIA ZOOM AND SEVERAL WHO ARE HERE IN PERSON.

WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK AND FORTH A LITTLE BIT JUST BASED ON THE ORDER IN WHICH INDIVIDUALS REGISTERED TO SPEAK TO US THIS MORNING.

SO OUR FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT WILL COME FROM SOCHI GAYTAN, WHO IS JOINING US THIS MORNING VIA ZOOM. AND SO WE'LL ALLOW THE STAFF A FEW MOMENTS TO GET HER ON THE SCREEN HERE.

AND, MS.. GUYTON, WHEN YOU'RE READY, PLEASE, THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

FANTASTIC. THANK YOU.

GOOD MORNING CU REGENTS.

MY NAME IS SOCHI GAYTAN.

I'M A PARENT OF A 24 YEAR OLD WHO ATTENDED CU BOULDER, PARENT OF A 14 YEAR OLD CURRENTLY A MIDDLE SCHOOLER ATTENDING A LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL IN DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

I'M CURRENTLY CO-CHAIR OF THE COLORADO LATINO FORUM, MOST RECENTLY ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE DENVER SCHOOL BOARD AND A PROUD BUSINESS OWNER OF OUR SMALL REAL ESTATE OFFICE.

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THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS ARE MINE AND MY OWN AND NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DENVER SCHOOL BOARD AS A WHOLE.

THANK YOU FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE AND THOROUGH SEARCH THAT YOUR COMMITTEE COMPLETED FOR THE ROLE OF PRESIDENT.

I UNDERSTAND IT IS A VERY DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT MADE UP THAT COMMITTEE THAT INCLUDES LATINOS WITHIN IT.

THEY HAD TO MAKE A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION IN MOVING FINALISTS FORWARD FOR YOUR REVIEW.

IT'S BEEN A FAIR, OPEN AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS.

I VALUE AND APPRECIATE THAT.

IT BEARS REPEATING THAT THE LATINO COMMUNITY, LIKE ANY OTHER COMMUNITY, ARE NOT A MONOLITH. NOT ONE PERSON OR ONE ORGANIZATION OR ANY OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION OWNS ANY OF THESE ISSUES OR SOLUTIONS THAT WE ALL FACE.

I APPRECIATE THAT YOUR SEARCH COMMITTEE FOLLOWED THROUGH ON OUTREACH, ON LISTENING ENGAGEMENTS, AND THEY SOUGHT OUT SOME SPECIFIC LATINO GROUPS.

SO I THANK YOU FOR HAVING ENSURED THAT THIS WAS CONDUCTED IN SUCH A WAY.

YOU NOW HAVE RETAINED SOME DIVERSE CANDIDATES THAT INCLUDE 50% WOMEN OF THE TOTAL FINALIST, 35% IDENTIFY WITHIN THE BIPOC CATEGORIES AS THE FIRST LATINA NATURALIZED CITIZEN TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE DENVER SCHOOL BOARD THAT VALUES PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE ACCESSIBILITY TO SEE YOU BY OUR MOST MARGINALIZED STUDENTS.

I APPRECIATE THAT DIVERSITY IN THAT POOL.

SO PLEASE CONTINUE TO COLLABORATE WITH COMMUNITY TO LOOK AT ALL THE QUALIFIED FINALISTS AND CHOOSE THE BEST PERSON THAT MEETS THE INTEREST AND THE VALUES OF THE UNIVERSITY.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ON THIS ARDUOUS AND BUT REALLY NECESSARY SELECTION PROCESS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MS..

GAYTAN, AND THANK YOU AS WELL AS A DENVER RESIDENT FOR SERVING ME ON THE SCHOOL BOARD.

SO THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL MOVE NOW TO OUR NEXT MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISHES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD, AND THAT IS ARTURO JIMENEZ.

OH, HE'S NOT ON ZOOM.

OKAY. OKAY.

SO MR. JIMENEZ IS NOT JOINING US YET, BUT PERHAPS HE WILL JOIN IN THE FUTURE AND WITHIN REASON, WE WILL ACCOMMODATE HIM WHEN AND IF HE IS ABLE TO JOIN US.

NOW, THE NEXT PERSON WE HAD SCHEDULED WAS MS. YOLANDA ORTEGA.

SHE IS A REGENT CANDIDATE.

BUT MS. ORTEGA, WE WILL GET TO YOU AT THE END OF THE CHAIR'S REPORT WHEN WE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL THE REGION CANDIDATES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD IN THE ROOM.

MOVING ON NOW, WE HAVE SEVERAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM CLLARO.

MARIO CABRERA IS HERE.

AND MR. CABRERA, WE INVITE YOU TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS MARIO CARRERA.

I'M HERE AS A CONCERNED COLORADO TAXPAYER AND A CITIZEN INTERESTED IN THE MATTER OF UTMOST SIGNIFICANCE.

YOUR CURRENT SEARCH FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S NEXT SYSTEM PRESIDENT.

BECAUSE THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IS THE FLAGSHIP INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING IN OUR GREAT STATE, RENOWNED THROUGHOUT THE NATION FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL RESEARCH AND PRODUCING OF SEVERAL NOBEL PRIZE RECIPIENTS, THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO DESERVE THE HIGHEST FORM OF PROFESSIONALISM AND TRANSPARENCY FROM ITS BOARD OF REGENTS.

I'M ALSO HERE AS PRESIDENT, CEO OF CLLARO THE COLORADO LATINO LEADERSHIP ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATION, A NONPROFIT ESTABLISHED IN 1964.

WE RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT TO YOU THAT THIS PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION SEARCH PROCESS IS A FATALLY FLAWED AND FAILED PROCESS, INCLUDING AN ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND A PATTERN AND PRACTICE OF DISCRIMINATION.

CLLARO AND OUR PARTNERS IN THE LATINO COUNCIL ARE OUTRAGED BY A PROCESS WHERE WE SEE DIRECT CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND AN ABUSE OF PROCESS.

COLORADO DESERVES THE BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S NEXT SYSTEM PRESIDENT SELECTED FROM A TRANSPARENT, FAIR AND LEVEL PLAYING FIELD THAT RECOGNIZES THE CHALLENGES OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE NEED OF ALL COLORADANS.

THE SEARCH HAS COME INTO QUESTION FOR SEVERAL REASONS.

TO START WITH, AT LEAST THREE OR MORE REGIONS ARE CURRENT EMPLOYEES OF THE COLORADO UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. AND WHILE THIS IS NOT PRIMA FACIE ILLEGAL, WE BELIEVE THERE ARE INHERENT BEST PRACTICE GOVERNANCE ISSUES THAT ARE BEING IGNORED WITH CLEAR CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WHERE C.U.

EMPLOYEE REGENTS HIRED THEIR OWN BOSS.

FURTHER, WHILE THE FULL REGENT BOARD APPOINTED A SEARCH COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY TWO REGENTS, EIGHT OF THE 17 MEMBERS ARE EMPLOYEES OF CU, FURTHER RAISING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST QUESTIONS. THEREFORE, WE HEREBY WOULD LIKE TO RECORD THE RECORD TO REFLECT THAT.

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AS OF THIS MORNING, WE HAVE MADE OUR FORMAL SUBMISSION AND REQUEST UNDER THE OPEN RECORDS ACT, WHICH YOU'VE ALL RECEIVED FOR ALL COMMUNICATION WITH THE BOARD OF REGENTS IN THIS SEARCH FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. CABRERA. AND I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT WE DID RECEIVE THAT REQUEST AND WE'VE DIRECTED THE BOARD OFFICE TO COMPLY WITH YOUR REQUEST AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

I'M SORRY. I COULDN'T HEAR YOUR MIC HERE.

WE'VE RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST, AND WE'VE DIRECTED THE BOARD OFFICE TO COMPLY WITH YOUR OPEN RECORDS REQUEST AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

NEXT, WE HAVE ALSO FROM COLORADO, MIKE CORTEZ.

GOOD MORNING. I AM DR.

MIKE CORTEZ, A FORMER MEMBER OF THE CU FACULTY.

I LEFT CU IN 2000 TO ACCEPT A POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO.

TODAY, HAVING RETIRED AND RETURNED TO COLORADO.

I'M NOW PRIVILEGED TO SERVE AS SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER, WHERE I AM CONTINUING MY RESEARCH PROGRAM.

I LEFT THE CU FACULTY IN 2000 AFTER REPEATEDLY EXPERIENCING ETHICAL DILEMMAS ARISING FROM CU ADMINISTRATORS, MISTREATMENT OF LATINO STUDENTS AND FACULTY.

AS I MENTIONED IN MY RECENT LETTER TO REGENTS KROLL AND CHAVEZ.

I'M HERE TODAY TO SUPPORT MR. CABRERA'S COMMENTS THAT YOU JUST HEARD.

IT APPEARS TO ME THAT ETHICS ARE STILL A PROBLEM AT CU.

ON JUNE 1ST OF LAST YEAR, WHEN THE CU BOARD OF REGENTS APPOINTED CU'S CURRENT INTERIM PRESIDENT, YOU ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD AID IN THE SEARCH PROCESS FOR A PRESIDENT AND WOULD NOT BE A CANDIDATE HIMSELF.

NEVERTHELESS, I NOW HEAR THAT BY AIDING THE SEARCH PROCESS, HE BECAME NOT ONLY A CANDIDATE BUT A FINALIST.

I ALSO HEAR THAT THIS BOARD AMENDED THE INTERIM PRESIDENT'S CONTRACT WITHOUT PUBLIC EXPLANATION TO ALLOW HIM TO DO SO.

IF THIS IS TRUE, THOSE REGENTS WHO ARE CU EMPLOYEES AND WHO MAY HAVE HELPED DECIDE WHETHER TO AMEND THE CONTRACT FOR THEIR CURRENT BOSS, THE CU INTERIM PRESIDENT APPEAR TO HAVE EXTRAORDINARY CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.

IT APPEARS THAT THIS BOARD SEARCH FOR A NEW PRESIDENT IS DEEPLY FLAWED.

I SUPPORT THE REQUEST BY STATE LEGISLATORS, COMMUNITY GROUPS AND PRIVATE CITIZENS THAT THE COLORADO ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATE WHETHER THE RESEARCH, WHETHER THE SEARCH FOR THE NEW PRESIDENT HAS VIOLATED STATE LAW.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, I ASK THAT YOU, THE BOARD OF REGENTS, RECONSIDER WHETHER YOUR SEARCH HAS ADEQUATELY CONSIDERED CANDIDATES QUALIFICATIONS FOR SETTING HIGH ETHICAL STANDARDS THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSITY.

INCLUDING ETHICAL TREATMENT OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY FROM COLORADO'S GROWING LATINO POPULATION. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CORTEZ.

THE NEXT SPEAKER WILL BE OUR FINAL SPEAKER FROM THE GROUP CLLARO, IS THE HONORABLE POLLY BACA. MISS BACA, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US AT THE PODIUM HERE? THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS HEARING AND AND SAY GOOD MORNING.

AND I ALSO WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF THE SITUATION THAT WE FACE TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE. AS WE ALL KNOW, CU HAS HAD A HISTORY OF PUBLIC TURBULENCE AND COMMUNITY DISTRUST WHILE MANAGING TRANSITIONS SUCH AS THOSE THAT WE ARE NOW ENCOUNTERING.

THE MOST RECENT EFFORT BY THE REGIONS TO SELECT A PRESIDENT, MR. KENNEDY WAS MIRRORED IN CONTROVERSY AND ENDED IN CONTROVERSY TO THE DETRIMENT OF CU STUDENTS, FACULTY AND TAXPAYING CITIZENS OF COLORADO.

WASTING SIGNIFICANT TAXPAYER DOLLARS WITH OPPORTUNITY COSTS, TIME AND ENERGY FOR OUR STATE. AND ONCE AGAIN, WE BELIEVE THAT THE BOARD OF REGENTS SHOULD DECLARE THIS INITIAL SEARCH A FAILED PROCESS AND JUST START OVER.

WE WILL RELENT AND AND EMPLOY WHATEVER METHODS WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE TAXPAYERS OF COLORADO. THE GROUNDS FOR SUCH A DETERMINATION ARE CLEAR ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES, INCLUDING A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY AND A CLEAR PATTERN AND PRACTICES OF DISCRIMINATION HIRING PRACTICES BY THE BOARD OF REGIONS.

UNDER POLICY THREE OF THE UNIVERSITY, THE REGENTS CAN REJECT ALL FINALISTS WITHOUT INTERVIEWS AND REQUEST THE SEARCH COMMITTEE TO GO BACK AND WORK AND START AGAIN.

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THE REGENTS SHOULD DEFINE A CLEAR OUTLINE OF A NEW SEARCH PROCESS.

ADD A SELECTION OF A QUALIFIED COLORADO SEARCH FIRM THAT UNDERSTANDS THE NEED OF THE NEEDS OF COLORADO AND A DIVERSE AND REPRESENTATIVE SEARCH COMMITTEE WITH MEMBERS THAT ARE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE AT LEAST THREE YEARS OF IN-STATE RESIDENTS.

FINALLY, THE REGENTS SHOULD PROVIDE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THE TOP FIVE FINALISTS, INCLUDING THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC AND PROFESSIONAL STANDING, AS PROVIDED BY STATE LAW.

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO UNDERSTANDS THE COMMUNITY.

I HAVE TO ADD AT A PERSONAL NOTE, MY GRANDDAUGHTER STARTED HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY THREE YEARS AGO, AN HONOR STUDENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL, AND DROPPED OUT BECAUSE OF THE ATMOSPHERE AT CU AND FELT TOTALLY DISCOUNTED.

SO I ASK YOU, YOU KNOW, TO RECONSIDER.

THE PRESIDENT WILL ESTABLISH THE ENVIRONMENT AT OR HAS A GREAT DEAL TO DO WITH THE ENVIRONMENT AT THE THE UNIVERSITY.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION AND CONCERN WITH THIS MATTER.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MISS BACA.

GREAT. I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK.

SO WE NOW HAVE MR. ARTURO JIMENEZ, WHO HAS JOINED US VIA ZOOM LINK, AND WE WILL NOW HEAR HIS PUBLIC COMMENT.

GOOD MORNING, DISTINGUISHED COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR RECEIVING ME THIS MORNING.

I HOPE YOU CAN HEAR ME OKAY.

MY NAME IS ARTURO JIMENEZ.

I'M A GRADUATE OF ETHNIC STUDIES IN 1995 AND OF CU LAW IN 1998.

AND I'M TUNING IN TO ASK TO THANK YOU, FIRST OF ALL, FOR A VERY THOROUGH AND TRANSPARENT PROCESS. I'VE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE AMOUNT OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT YOU'VE PROVIDED AND THE WONDERFUL COMMITTEE THAT YOU HAVE PUT TOGETHER.

THANK YOU FOR THE MEANINGFUL SEARCH STARTED WITH THIS COMMITTEE.

I TALKED TO YOU TODAY TO ASK THAT WE STAY FOCUSED ON THE CRITERIA AND THE STANDARDS THAT YOU'VE UTILIZED AND KNOW THAT WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE WONDERFULLY DIVERSE COMMITTEE YOU'VE SELECTED.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, KNOW THAT THE PUBLIC, YOUR CONSTITUENTS, THE ALUMNI, STUDENTS, WE'RE ALL COUNTING ON YOU.

PLEASE DON'T BE DISSUADED BY NAYSAYERS OR THOSE DEMANDING THAT YOU BOW TO THE POLITICS OF ANY ONE GROUP BECAUSE OF TITLES OR BECAUSE OF IDEAS THAT SOME GROUP IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANOTHER. THE BEST OF THE BEST FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR UNIVERSITY MAY COME FROM OUR BACKYARD. HOWEVER THEY MAY COME FROM OUTSIDE THE STATE.

PLEASE KNOW THAT WE EXPECT THE CANDIDATE TO BE THE MOST CAPABLE, THE MOST COMPETENT AND INSPIRING TO ENSURE THAT OUR OUR COMMUNITY SHINES AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION AND THE WORLD. AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM THE FIVE CANDIDATES THAT YOU'VE SELECTED.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. JIMENEZ. I'M GOING TO GO JUST SLIGHTLY OUT OF ORDER HERE.

WE HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER WHO I EXPECT TO ADDRESS THE TOPIC THAT THE PREVIOUS SPEAKERS HAS ADDRESSED. AND WE WILL NOW INVITE MR. RON RONQUILLO TO THE MICROPHONE TO JOIN US.

MORNING.

CHAIRMAN KROLL, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, ADMINISTRATORS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

MY NAME IS DR. JOHN RONQUILLO, AND I'M A TENURE TRACK FACULTY MEMBER IN THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT CU DENVER.

AS YOU'RE ALL AWARE, THIS IS A CRITICAL TIME FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AS WE PROCEED WITH THE SELECTION OF OUR NEXT PRESIDENT.

I AND MANY OTHERS ARE AWARE THAT RECENT STAGES OF THE PROCESS OF ELICITED STRONG AND IMPASSIONED REACTIONS FROM VARIOUS CONTINGENCIES OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY.

IN FACT, I SERVE ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF SERVICIOS DE LA RAZA, A SIGNATORY OF THE PRESS RELEASE FROM CLLARO THAT EXPRESSES DISPLEASURE WITH THE SEARCH PROCESS.

I, TOO, AS A MEMBER OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY, SHARE IN THE DISMAY OF A GENERAL LACK OF REPRESENTATION IN MANY OF OUR HIGHER EDUCATION SPACES.

AS IT HAPPENS, I WILL BE THE FIRST LATINO, CHICANO OR INDIGENOUS INDIVIDUAL TO COMPLETE THE TENURE PROCESS IN MY ACADEMIC UNIT AND AT LEAST THE PAST 20 YEARS.

IN DENVER, ACROSS THE FRONT RANGE AND IN COLORADO, REPRESENTATION INDEED MATTERS.

AND I SAY THIS AS A SCHOLAR WHO RESEARCHES AND WRITES ABOUT REPRESENTATION AND SOCIAL EQUITY. AND AS SOMEONE WHO LAST YEAR CO-LED CU DENVER'S EQUITY TASK FORCE, OR AS I NOW LIKE TO CALL THEM, THE ARCHITECTS OF CU DENVER'S NEW STRATEGIC NUMBER ONE GOAL OF BECOMING AN EQUITY SERVING INSTITUTION.

AND BECAUSE REPRESENTATION MATTERS, I TEND TO FIXATE INTENTLY ON THE LEADERSHIP CHANGES OUR INSTITUTION INCURS, AND THIS ONE IS NO DIFFERENT.

BUT WHEN THE SEARCH WAS FORMALLY LAUNCHED, THE PROCESS SEEMED CLEAR.

19 INDIVIDUALS, MANY OF WHOM ARE LATINOS, A MAJORITY OF WHOM ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR,

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COMPRISE THE COMMITTEE REPRESENTING FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS.

BUT ALSO NOTEWORTHY ARE THE COMMUNITY AND ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES WHO GAVE WILLINGLY OF THEIR FREE, UNCOMPENSATED TIME SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

THEY WORKED IN CONCERT WITH A VERY REPUTABLE SEARCH FIRM WITH A SOLID TRACK RECORD OF DIVERSE PLACEMENTS AND A CHANNEL FOR FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE WAS ESTABLISHED ON THE REGION'S WEBSITE.

I BELIEVE THE PROCESS WAS CARRIED OUT DILIGENTLY AND WITH CONCERN FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S VARIOUS CONSTITUENTS.

I TOO, AWAIT THE RESULTS OF THE SEARCH WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION.

BUT IF THERE ARE CONVERSATIONS TO BE HAD BETWEEN PARTIES FROM THIS POINT FORWARD ABOUT CONCERNS THAT HAVE ARISEN, I WOULD NOT ONLY ENCOURAGE THEM BUT URGE THEM TO TAKE PLACE EXPEDITIOUSLY, AS THERE IS MUCH WORK TO BE DONE WITHIN THE CU SYSTEM TO FULFILL ITS MISSION AND SERVE THE PEOPLE OF COLORADO.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MR. RONQUILLO.

SO BEFORE WE GO TO OUR FINAL SCHEDULED SPEAKER, WHO IS ACTUALLY GOING TO TALK ON A MATTER UNRELATED TO THIS, I DID JUST WANT TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT WERE HERE ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD.

SO I'D LIKE TO THANK AGAIN AND WELCOME ALL MEMBERS OF THE LATINO COMMUNITY WHO HAVE JOINED US TODAY, BOTH IN PERSON AND VIA ZOOM AND PERHAPS WATCHING IN VIA LIVE STREAM.

WE KNOW THAT YOU REPRESENT AN IMPORTANT VOICE AT CU AND ACROSS COLORADO, AND WE VALUE YOUR INPUT. BUILDING A UNIVERSITY THAT IS DIVERSE, INCLUSIVE, IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO EVERYONE HERE.

THE ISSUES OF DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, BELONGING AND REPRESENTATION MATTER IN A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH. AND THEY STRETCH BEYOND THAT PROCESS TO ALL ASPECTS OF OUR MISSION.

WE WANT TO OPEN THE DOOR FOR FURTHER DIALOG, ON HOW CU CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LATINO COMMUNITY AND WORK TOGETHER TO MEET YOUR NEEDS, ASPIRATIONS AND GOALS. THE NEXT DECADE WILL SEE THE NUMBER OF COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND GRADUATES DECLINE ACROSS OUR STATE.

WITH ONE EXCEPTION, LATINO STUDENTS.

THAT'S THE ONLY EXCEPTION.

THAT IS THE ONLY POPULATION OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES THAT IS EXPECTED TO GROW OVER THE NEXT DECADE. EVERY OTHER POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO DECLINE.

LET US REMEMBER THAT.

THE UNIVERSITY WANTS TO DO MORE AND NEEDS TO DO MORE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMMUNITY.

WE MUST DO MORE FOR OUR LATINO STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY.

IN THE COMING DAYS, THIS BOARD WILL ANNOUNCE OUR FINALIST OR FINALISTS FOR THE POSITION OF CU PRESIDENT.

AT THAT TIME, I WOULD INVITE CLLARO AND OTHERS FROM THE LATINO COMMUNITY FOR A DIALOG WITH THE CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATES ON HOW WE CAN CONSTRUCTIVELY MOVE FORWARD, FOR WE WILL ALL BENEFIT WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER.

AND I THANK YOU AGAIN FOR JOINING US TODAY.

AND I HOPE AND I REITERATE, THE DOOR IS OPEN.

WE WANT TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP.

WITH THAT, WE WILL NOW GO TO THE FINAL PUBLIC SPEAKER KAVYA KANNAN, AND SHE IS ALSO JOINING US BY ZOOM.

HI CU BOARD OF REGENTS, MY NAME IS KAVYA KANNAN AND I AM ONE OF CU BOULDER STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTS. I'M HERE TODAY TO VOICE MY FIRM SUPPORT AND GRATITUDE FOR THE RESOLUTION REGARDING RECOGNITION OF APRIL AS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH.

OVER THESE PAST FEW MONTHS, I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH REGENT SPIEGEL ON NOT ONLY THIS RESOLUTION, BUT WORKSHOPPING SOME OF THE IDEAS BEHIND THE PROGRAMING THAT WE HAVE DONE ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT.

THIS RESOLUTION IS SIGNIFICANT AND NOT ONLY COMMEMORATING THE FIRST YEAR THAT CU BOULDER HAS HAD SUCH CONSISTENT PROGRAMING AROUND SEXUAL ASSAULT, BUT BECAUSE IT SHINES A LIGHT ON A TOPIC THAT FREQUENTLY GOES UNDER DISCUSSED.

OUR HOPE AS STUDENTS IS THAT THIS RESOLUTION IS JUST THE FIRST STEP RATHER THAN THE END OF MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS AT THE SYSTEM WIDE LEVEL ABOUT HOW TO TACKLE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND THAT STUDENTS ARE INCLUDED IN SUCH CONVERSATIONS WHEN APPROPRIATE.

AS PART OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH AT CU BOULDER, I WORKED ALONGSIDE MY STUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEAGUES AND CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS TO CREATE A SURVIVORS COMPENSATION FUND AND FUNDRAISED FOR IT THROUGH HOSTING A 5K RUN ON CAMPUS JUST THIS PAST WEEKEND.

THE REST OF THIS MONTH IS FILLED WITH STUDENT LED PROGRAMING FROM STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND OTHER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS.

MY PURPOSE FOR BEING HERE IS TO VOICE SUPPORT FOR THE RESOLUTION, BUT IT IS ALSO TO ENCOURAGE OTHER CU CAMPUSES AND THE BOARD OF REGENTS TO CONSIDER WHAT MORE THEY CAN BE DOING TO BRING ATTENTION TO THIS ISSUE.

BECAUSE ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS, I KNOW THAT THIS IS JUST THE START.

WE WANT TO LEND OURSELVES AS RESOURCES FOR PLANNING YOUR OWN PROGRAMING, BUT ALSO TO LISTEN TO ANY FEEDBACK YOU HAVE ABOUT OUR OWN EVENTS AS WE SET THEM IN MOTION FOR THE FUTURE. I HOPE THAT SEXUAL ASSAULT IS A TOPIC THAT IS TALKED ABOUT AND ADDRESSED BEYOND

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JUST THE MONTH OF APRIL.

BUT I THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING STUDENTS AND THIS CAUSE THAT IS SO IMPORTANT TO SO MANY OF US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MS. KANNAN. SO NOW WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM OF OUR AGENDA, WHICH IS THE CHAIR'S

[5. Chair of the Board of Regents Report, Jack Kroll]

REPORT. AND AT THE END OF MY REPORT, I BELIEVE WE HAVE SEVERAL REGION CANDIDATES HERE.

I BELIEVE I SEE TWO FROM CD ONE OVER HERE AND MS. ORTEGA HERE. IS THERE ARE ANY OTHER REGION CANDIDATES THAT I HAVEN'T ALREADY IDENTIFIED IN THE ROOM, WE WILL ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE APPROPRIATE TIME AT THE MICROPHONE AT THE END OF THE CHAIR'S REPORT TO ADDRESS THE ROOM AND THE BOARD.

SO I'D FIRST LIKE TO RECOGNIZE HERE IN THE CHAIR'S REPORT THAT WE ARE HOLDING THIS MEETING IN THE ELLIMAN CONFERENCE CENTER.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO CU AND THIS CAMPUS.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS FOR HOSTING US TODAY AND HELPING THIS MEETING COME TOGETHER SO WELL.

SO THANK YOU. AND ON ONE MORE NOTE, WE WERE HAVING A FAMILY OUTING THIS LAST WEEK AT THE BOTANIC GARDENS IN THE CHILDREN'S THE MORDECAI CHILDREN'S GARDEN.

AND WE WERE WALKING UP THE SIDE AND LO AND BEHOLD, THERE WAS ANOTHER DON ELLIMAN BESTOWED GIFTS OF THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL, I'M THOROUGHLY EMBARRASSED.

WHILE I'M ON THE SUBJECT OF THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS, I WANT TO MENTION THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN FORT LEWIS COLLEGE AND THE ANSCHUTZ NURSING PROGRAM TO OFFER AN UNDERGRADUATE NURSING PROGRAM IN DURANGO.

THIS COLLABORATION WILL HELP EXPAND ACCESS TO NURSING FOCUSED EDUCATION PROGRAMS. I KNOW PRESIDENT SALIMAN'S GOING TO ADDRESS SOME OTHER PARTNERSHIPS THAT WERE IN DEVELOPMENT AND HAVE REACHED A POINT OF ACTUALIZATION HERE IN HIS REPORT AS WELL.

THESE PARTNERSHIPS CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE BEST IN CU AND SHOW OUR STATE OUR UNIVERSITY'S COMMITMENT TO SERVING ALL CORNERS OF OUR STATE.

SO AS YOU ARE ALL AWARE, WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO RECOGNIZE AND THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE. THE EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF TIME AND COMMITMENT TO TAKE ON THIS TYPE OF SEARCH ROLE IS IMPRESSIVE.

AND WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR WORK AND INSIGHTS.

SO THANK YOU TO REGENT SMITH AND REGENT SHARKEY, WHO CHAIRED AND VICE CHAIRED THE COMMITTEE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU TO THE STATE LEGISLATORS WHO SUPPORTED AN INCREASE IN HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING FOR THIS BUDGET CYCLE.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR C.U.

AND ALL STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

AMIDST THE ONGOING CRISIS IN UKRAINE.

THE CAMPUS AND SYSTEM OFFICE HAVE STEPPED UP TO OFFER ASSISTANCE TO AFFECTED STUDENTS.

OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH EVERYONE IMPACTED BY THIS CRISIS, AND WE ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE HERE IN THIS ROOM TODAY IN OUR DEMOCRACY.

I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT OUR TREASURER'S OFFICE, UPON DIRECTION OF THIS BOARD AND THE PRESIDENT HAS UNDERTAKEN THE TASK OF DIVESTING FROM ALL OF OUR ASSETS THAT MAY BE LINKED TO RUSSIA.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE CU DENVER AND OUR OWN REGENT CHAVEZ, WHO, IN HIS ROLE AS CU DENVER'S CHIEF OF EXTERNAL INITIATIVES WILL BE FACILITATING CU DENVER'S PLANS TO RENOVATE HISTORIC HOMES. THAT'S THE THAT THE SCHOOL NOW OCCUPIES ON THE AURORA CAMPUS IN THE NINTH STREET HISTORIC DISTRICT.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING UPDATES AND SEEING UPDATES ON THIS IMPORTANT PROJECT.

THIS ALSO REGION CHAVEZ SPEAKS TO WHAT REGENT SMITH MENTIONED EARLIER, YOU KNOW, WITH THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT RECOGNIZES ONE COMMUNITY WHO HAS BEEN IMPACTED, BUT THE DISPLACED TERRARIUMS ARE ANOTHER.

SO WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK AND WOULD ASK YOU TO PROVIDE ANY COMMENTS ON YOUR WORK NOW.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

I AM VERY EXCITED TO TO BE ABLE TO BUILD ON WHAT THIS BOARD REALLY LED ON THE AURORA CAMPUS, WHICH WAS AN EXPANSION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE DESCENDANTS OF THE DISPLACED UNKEPT BY ALL THE ALL THE INSTITUTIONS ON THE CAMPUS.

AND AND THAT STARTED A RIPPLE, WHICH SO MANY OF US ON THE CAMPUS AND IN THE COMMUNITY REALLY WANT TO SEE.

AND AND THAT IS IF I IF I MAY, MR. CHAIRMAN, I WASN'T PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT IT, BUT I AM HAPPY TO BECAUSE IT'S SO MEANINGFUL. AND THAT IS THE USE OF THE HOMES THAT THAT EXISTS ON NINTH STREET AND IN

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OUR ABILITY TO TO USE THEM IN A MORE COMMUNITY FACING AND STUDENT FACING WAY SO THAT THE STUDENTS WHO COME TO THE UNIVERSITY IN THE FUTURE KNOW THAT THEIR PATH TO IT, THEIR EDUCATION BEGINS ON NINTH STREET.

BUT THAT'S REALLY NOT THE LAST PART OF WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

THAT'S JUST THE NEXT PIECE.

THE PIECE BEYOND THAT IS ENGAGING WITH OUR COMMUNITY IN A MEANINGFUL WAY TO REALLY RECLAIM NINTH STREET, BECAUSE THAT WAS THEIR HOME.

AND THAT IS A LARGER PROCESS.

AND WE'LL TAKE A LOT OF TIME AND WILL REQUIRE A LOT OF INPUT FROM EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE OUR ELDERS AND FOLKS WHO WERE DISPLACED THEMSELVES.

AND SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

I'M EXCITED TO SHARE THAT PROGRESS WITH THE BOARD AND WITH THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

SO THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO MENTION IT.

OF COURSE REGENT CHAVEZ, I DO WANT TO ALSO RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE SEARCH PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE HERE WITH US, PROFESSOR MARY COUSINS REED AND CHRIS HILTON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

I'M REMISS IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE THAT I HAVE FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THAT HAVE JOINED US TODAY.

WELL, THANK YOU. AND I'M SURE WE WILL HEAR MORE IN YOUR REPORTS ABOUT HOW YOU FELT THAT PROCESS WENT, SAYS OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADERS.

NEXT, I WANT TO ASK REGENT SMITH TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HER INITIATIVES AND WHAT SHE'S BEEN UP TO IN THE SPACE OF SUSTAINABILITY.

AS THIS MONTH IS EARTH MONTH, OR THIS MONTH IS THE MONTH IN WHICH EARTH DAY OCCURS.

YES. AND HOW APPROPRIATE THAT WE HAVE ORCHIDS SITTING HERE, I THINK.

THANK YOU, ELIZABETH.

YES. SO WE HAVE EARTH DAY COMING UP ON THE 22ND.

AND WHEN I FIRST GOT ON THE BOARD, IT WAS A TIME WHEN THE CLIMATE STRIKES WERE HAPPENING AND THE STUDENTS WERE GETTING REALLY ACTIVE AROUND THIS.

AND BECAUSE OF MY BACKGROUND IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND PASSION FOR SUSTAINABILITY, THEY ASKED ME TO PARTICIPATE.

AND SO I MET WITH SEVERAL STUDENT GROUPS.

HEIDI AND I ACTUALLY WORKED TOGETHER ON THIS INITIATIVE, AND WE WERE SO EXCITED BECAUSE 2020 WAS GOING TO BE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY.

AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY SAID THAT HE WOULD PUT MONEY TOWARDS THE SUSTAINABILITY PRESIDENT'S SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS.

AND EACH CAMPUS HAD COMPETITIONS.

AND I MET WITH MANY OF THE STUDENT GROUPS, AND IT WAS ALL GOING TO CULMINATE ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS 2020, EARTH DAY.

WELL, GUESS WHAT HAPPENED? THE PANDEMIC.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED THAT PRESIDENT SOLOMON HAS DECIDED TO CONTINUE WITH FUNDING THESE COMPETITIONS. SO EACH CAMPUS HAS HAD THEIR WE'LL BE HAVING THEIR COMPETITIONS THIS MONTH.

I'VE BEEN ASKED TO JUDGE SOME OF THEM.

UNFORTUNATELY, I'M ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE BOULDER ONE, WHICH WILL BE THE 19TH, BUT ALL THE GROUPS THAT WIN WILL COME TO THE BOULDER CAMPUS FOR ON THE 21ST.

SO THE DAY BEFORE EARTH DAY FOR THE 29TH ANNUAL SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT.

SO LOTS OF THINGS GOING AROUND THE SPACE.

AND THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, FOR CONTINUING TO FUND THIS.

THANK YOU, REGENT GANAHL FOR PARTNERING ON THIS.

AND I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE WITH THE STUDENTS ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS FOR THE SUMMIT SO.

WANT TO ADD ANYTHING, REGENT CANAHL? NO.

NO, JUST THANK YOU, IT WAS A WONDERFUL EFFORT.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU CARRYING IT ON.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

AND NOW I'D LIKE TO THAT THAT CONCLUDES MY PREPARED REMARKS WITH RESPECT TO THE CHAIR'S REPORT. I WANT TO NOW RECOGNIZE OUR REGION CANDIDATES.

AND SO IF YOU'RE A REGION CANDIDATE HERE, WE'LL AFFORD YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO THE MICROPHONE AND ADDRESS THE BOARD AND THE COMMITTEE OR THE BOARD AND THE ROOM FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES. SO MISS ORTEGA, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US FIRST? GOOD MORNING. I AM SO PLEASED TO BE HERE IN PERSON.

I BELIEVE I'VE SPOKEN WITH SOME OF YOU AND I AM A CANDIDATE FOR CU REGION FOR THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT EIGHT AND I AM VERY PROUD TO BE ON THE BALLOT.

AND SO I'M HOPING THAT I'M SITTING WITH YOU ALL SOON.

I BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION, I WAS RAISED IN A MILITARY FAMILY AND SPENT MUCH OF MY YOUTH IN

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PANAMA. AND WHEN I MOVED BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AND FINISHED MY COLLEGE DEGREE, I MOVED TO COLORADO AND GOT A JOB FAIRLY SOON AND QUICKLY AND STARTED AS A SECRETARY FOR CHICANO STUDIES.

31 YEARS LATER, I RETIRED AS THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS.

IN BETWEEN THAT, I GOT A DEGREE IN MY MASTER'S IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, WENT ON TO START MY DOCTORAL PROGRAM WITH AN EMPHASIS IN INDIGENOUS LEADERSHIP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IN DENVER AND ALSO HAD SPENT A HIATUS FROM FROM METRO STATE UNIVERSITY TO WORK AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER TO RUN A PROGRAM THAT WAS DESIGNED TO BRING WOMEN WHO WERE FOUND ALL OF A SUDDEN TO BE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD, BUT NOT PREPARED TO REALLY SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES. AND SO WE PUT THEM ON A TRACK TO GET THEIR ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND MORE AND MENTORED THEM TO CONTINUE AND ALSO JOB RELATED SKILLS.

AND THAT WAS TRULY A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

AFTER I RETIRED, I SERVED ON THE, I WAS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR TO SIT ON THE ALL-AREA BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I SERVED WITH THE FORMER REGENT IRENE GRIEGO, AND ALSO WITH DOROTHY HARRELL, THE CHANCELLOR AT THE TIME.

AND I THINK THAT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT PRETTY MUCH TOPPED MY CAREER ON THE AURARIA CAMPUS AND MADE ME WANT TO STAY.

EVEN THOUGH I WAS RETIRED AND MY SIX OR EIGHT YEARS ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT AURARIA HAD EXPIRED, I CONTINUED TO SERVE THE INSTITUTION BY BEING ON THE PRESIDENT'S COMMUNITY CABINET. ALL THIS TO SAY THAT THE REASON I AM MOVING FORWARD TO TO THROW MY HAT IN THE RING IS BECAUSE I STILL FEEL THAT I HAVE A LOT TO DO.

I BRING A PERSPECTIVE OF HAVING AS A REGION, I WOULD BRING A PERSPECTIVE OF HAVING WORKED IN VARIOUS PLACES IN HIGHER ED, VARIOUS POSITIONS.

I ALSO ADVOCATE THAT INSTITUTIONS AND CORPORATIONS, BUSINESSES MUST DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY OF REDUCING THAT BURDEN OF THAT FINANCIAL BURDEN ON STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

IF NOT THE ISSUE OF ACCESS BECOMES MOOT.

AND SO THAT'S A REAL PASSION OF MINE.

I ALSO FEEL THAT I BRING COMMUNITY TO THE TABLE.

I IF ANYONE KNOWS ME BY REPUTATION AND BY MY OWN PASSION, I LOVE BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER ON PROJECTS, ON MY WORK AS BOARD MEMBER OR MY WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY.

AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I EMBRACE.

BEING IN A BY THE WAY, REGENT CHAVEZ, I WANT TO ALSO BRAG A LITTLE BIT HERE WHEN THE AURARIA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISPLACED AURARIANS BEGAN.

I WAS INVOLVED IN ITS INCEPTION AT METRO STATE UNIVERSITY, ALONG WITH MANY OF THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WERE FORMER RESIDENTS AND THOSE WHO WERE IN THE LEGISLATURE AND LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO I AM SO PROUD THAT I TOOK I WAS INVOLVED IN THE INITIATION OF THAT SCHOLARSHIP AND THAT IT WAS CONTINUED IN PERPETUITY.

SO I CONGRATULATE YOU FOR TAKING THAT BATON AND MOVING IT FORWARD.

THAT'S IMPORTANT.

I FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE PEOPLE WHO DO KNOW ME, KNOW THAT I SERVE WITH PURPOSE.

AND I SERVE WITH PASSION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AND BEST LUCK ON BEST WISHES ON YOUR CAMPAIGN.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. YES, PLEASE.

IF I MAY, YOU REMINDED ME TO MENTION ONE THING, AND THAT IS ON THE ON THE ISSUE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE DISPLACED AURARIANS, WE'VE INITIATED A BILL IN THE LEGISLATURE THIS YEAR ASKING FOR $2 MILLION TO FUND THAT ON ALL THREE CAMPUSES.

SO IT'S NOT MONEY JUST FOR CU IT'S FOR ALL THREE CAMPUSES FOR THOSE STUDENTS.

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AND IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S BECAUSE OF THE WORK THAT YOU DID THROUGHOUT YOUR EXTENSIVE CAREER ON THE CAMPUS AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

AND I HOPE EVERYONE GETS INVOLVED IN THAT, IN SUPPORTING THAT, BECAUSE IT'S ABOUT OUR STUDENTS. IT'S ABOUT THE STUDENTS OF OF THE FUTURE.

AND AND AND THAT'S THAT'S WHY WE'RE ALL HERE.

RIGHT. SO I HOPE YOU FOLLOW THAT.

AND I WISH YOU GOOD LUCK ON THE BALLOT.

ANYTHING I CAN DO TO SUPPORT IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. AND NEXT, I'LL INVITE JOHNNY WYNN.

EVERYBODY, IT'S NICE TO MEET YOU.

NICE TO SEE YOU ALL. MY NAME IS JOHNNIE WYNN.

I'M A CANDIDATE FOR CU REGION IN THE FIRST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

AND IT'S GOOD TO SEE EVERYBODY BACK HERE WHO FACED AWAY FROM.

SO IT'S A LITTLE AWKWARD, BUT I'LL MAKE AROUND MY ROUNDS AND SAY HI.

BUT I'M VERY HONORED TO BE RUNNING FOR CU REGION.

I'M VERY HONORED TO HAVE MADE THE BALLOT FOR C REGION AT THE TOP LINE.

AND IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE TODAY TO MEET ALL OF YOU AND SHARE WITH YOU MY VISION FOR C.U.. I'M RUNNING FOR C.U.

ON A CAMP FOR C REGION, ON A CAMPAIGN REGARDING ACCESS TO EDUCATION.

AND FOR ME, THAT MEANS REMOVING ANY BARRIERS POSSIBLE TO HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED AT CU, TO HELP RETAIN THEM AND HELP THEM GRADUATE WITH THE DEGREE.

MY CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN GOOD TO GO AND GREAT SO FAR.

WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT.

AND ONE OF THE TOP THINGS I'VE TALKED ABOUT ON THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN MY LOVE FOR C.U.

AND HOW C.U. HAS BEEN A HOME FOR ME.

I'VE STUDIED AT C.U., I'VE COMPLETED MY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, DENVER, AND MY LAW DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW SCHOOL.

AND NOW I'M A PRACTICING ATTORNEY IN DENVER, ONE OF THE TOP LAW FIRMS IN THE COUNTRY.

AND I'M VERY HONORED TO BE HERE AND BRING MY LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE FROM THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, WHERE I SERVED AS THE ONLY LAW STUDENT ON THIS BOARD AND IT WAS AN $84 MILLION NONPROFIT BUDGET TO HELP OPERATE THROUGH COVID 19, AND WE HAD TO GO THROUGH A $4 MILLION BUDGET CUT.

WHERE I WAS VERY PROUD THAT WE DIDN'T LAY OFF A SINGLE EMPLOYEE AND WE DIDN'T LAY OFF A SINGLE WORKER. THE BOARD OF REGENTS IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE ALWAYS ENVISIONED AS A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF COLORADO.

IT'S THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HAS BEEN A BIG PIECE OF OUR STATE, AND IT'S A GREAT INVESTMENT THAT THE BOARD OF REGENTS HAVE A LOT OF GREAT POWER OVER TO MAKE A BETTER PLACE FOR COLORADO.

I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE, BUT I WANT TO RESPECT THE TIME OF THIS REGENT MEETING.

SO I'LL MAKE MY ROUNDS AND SAY HI TO EVERYBODY AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIME.

THANK YOU, JOHNNY. AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU IN THE IN THE ELECTION.

AND NOW I'LL INVITE MISS WANDA JAMES, WHO HAS JOINED US AS WELL.

MORNING REGENTS AND CHANCELLORS AND MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY.

I'M HONORED TO BE HERE.

I AM PLEASED THAT WE ALSO JUST MADE THE BALLOT AND FOR CD ONE.

MY NAME IS WANDA JAMES.

I AM AN ALUMNA OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER.

AND WE BELIEVE THAT I AM THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN COMMISSIONED THROUGH THE NAVAL ROTC UNIT AT CU.

IT IS A DESIGNATION THAT I HOLD WITH A LOT OF PRIDE BEING A FORMER MILITARY OFFICER, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE USED THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE LIFE.

I AM CURRENTLY A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IN DENVER.

MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS FOR WELL OVER 25 YEARS, AND I'M ALSO THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEGALLY LICENSED IN AMERICA TO SELL CANNABIS.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME ABOUT BEING ON THIS BOARD IS DIVERSITY.

ON TOP OF EVERYBODY'S WEBSITE RIGHT NOW, THAT WORD KEEPS COMING UP.

DIVERSITY, DIVERSITY, DIVERSITY.

ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THIS BOARD, LOOK AT THE UNIVERSITY, AND KNOW THAT DIVERSITY IS CLEARLY AN ISSUE.

I ALSO SIT ON THE COLORADO TOURISM BOARD.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I HAVE BROUGHT TO THAT BOARD WAS HOW WE MARKET COLORADO TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

DIVERSITY IS NOW SOMETHING THAT WE WILL SEE IN ALL OF OUR ADVERTISEMENTS AND ADS AND VIDEOS THAT GO OUT TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.

WHEN I SAT ON THAT BOARD, WHEN I FIRST CAME TO THAT VERY FIRST MEETING, IT WAS CLEAR THAT THERE WAS SO LITTLE DIVERSITY THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT, AND THE BOARD WAS EVEN SURPRISED THAT THEY HADN'T CAUGHT THE IDEA THAT THERE WAS NO DIVERSITY IN HOW WE MARKET COLORADO.

THERE IS NOW. I'M PROUD OF THAT.

I HAVE SAT ON THE ALUMNI BOARD AT CU BOULDER.

I'VE ALSO SAT ON THE BLACK ALUMNI BOARD AT CU BOULDER.

I HAVE SPOKEN EVERY YEAR SINCE I'VE BEEN BACK IN COLORADO AFTER LEAVING THE MILITARY ON CAMPUS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE CLASSES, FOR LAW SCHOOL CLASSES, FOR SOCIOLOGY COURSES.

I AM ALSO A FOREVER BUFF.

I'VE BEEN ENDORSED BY FIVE FORMER REGENTS, INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN JOE NEGUSE, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING A PART OF THIS BOARD, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO BRING A VOICE THAT HAS BEEN MISSING FROM THIS BOARD FOR 38 YEARS.

THERE HAS NOT BEEN A BLACK WOMAN ON THIS BOARD OF DIRECTORS SINCE RACHEL BYNOE, AND I LOOK

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FORWARD TO BEING THE NEXT BLACK WOMAN ON THIS BOARD.

THANK YOU ALL. THIS IS A VERY EXCITING TIME.

AND HERE WE GO WITH A WHOLE SET OF NEW POLITICAL FOLKS LOOKING TO BE A PART OF THIS BOARD. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING ALL OF YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS..

JAMES. AND I JUST WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THAT MS..

JAMES AND MR. NGUYEN ARE RUNNING FOR THE SEAT THAT I CURRENTLY AM HAVING THE HONOR OF SERVING IN.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WHOEVER PREVAILS WORKING CLOSELY WITH YOU TO TRANSITION YOU INTO THE OFFICE. AND MY DOOR IS OPEN TO YOU BOTH AS YOU GO FORWARD IN YOUR CAMPAIGNS AND BEYOND. AND I APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STEP UP AND SERVE THIS INSTITUTION BECAUSE AS YOU MENTIONED, IT'S IMPORTANT WORK.

AND WITH THAT, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, YOUR REPORT.

GREAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

[6. University of Colorado President Report, Todd Saliman]

SO I TOO WANT TO THANK CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN FOR HOSTING US TODAY AND TO ALL THE PEOPLE FROM THE CAMPUS WHO ARE HELPING PUT SUCH A NICE DAY TOGETHER FOR US.

SO THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL BUILDING.

AND WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE BUILDING, THOUGH, IS THE WORK THAT GOES ON HERE.

AND AND FOLKS HAVE A TIME DURING THE BREAK OR SOMETHING TO CHAT WITH DON ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE WORK THAT'S GOING ON IN THIS BUILDING.

IT'S PRETTY INSPIRING.

AND SO CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON OPENING IT UP.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

AND I HAVE TO ADD THAT IT CAME IN UNDER BUDGET.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I LOVE THAT.

OKAY, SO THANK YOU.

SO A FEW THINGS I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL.

SO I WANTED TO LET YOU START OFF WITH SOME EXCUSE ME WITH SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE DIVIDENDS OF OUR OUTREACH WORK.

AND SO AS AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE WE HAD A REALLY GOOD OUTREACH EFFORT LAST LAST FALL, AND WE VISITED SEVERAL COMMUNITIES AROUND THE STATE AND THAT WORK IS PAYING DIVIDENDS.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT AND TO THANK TONY SALAZAR RIGHT BACK THERE FOR FOR HELPING ORGANIZE ALL OF IT AND AND PUT IT ALL TOGETHER.

AND TO MANY OF YOU WHO JOINED US ON THE OUTREACH TRIPS, WHICH WERE AWESOME.

SO PUEBLO COUNTY, WE JUST HAD SOME GREAT NEWS FROM THEM.

AND I HAD A GOOD CONVERSATION WITH COMMISSIONER ORTIZ WHO WE MET WITH WHEN WE WERE IN PUEBLO. PUEBLO COUNTY, ASKED US, INVITED US TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS FROM ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES FUNDED WITH MARIJUANA TAX DOLLARS THAT ARE PAID IN PUEBLO COUNTY SPECIFICALLY TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PUEBLO COUNTY STUDENTS WHO GO TO COLLEGE.

SO EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES APPLIED FOR GRANTS AND EACH OF OUR CAMPUSES RECEIVED AWARDS.

AND SO THOSE DOLLARS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO OUR STUDENTS, AND THAT IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THAT OUTREACH EFFORT. SO REALLY EXCITING GOOD NEWS.

AND COMMISSIONER ORTIZ AND PUEBLO COUNTY'S SUPER EXCITED ABOUT IT.

BUILDING ON TOP OF THAT, WHEN WE WERE IN PUEBLO, YOU MIGHT REMEMBER THAT WE HAD A MEETING WITH THE PUEBLO HISPANIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND THAT, TOO, HAS CONTINUED TO PAY OFF FOR US AND PAY OFF FOR, HOPEFULLY, THE THE STUDENTS OF PUEBLO COUNTY.

AND THANKS TO TONY FOR ALL OF THE OUTREACH DIRECTLY WITH THAT ORGANIZATION.

THEY ACTUALLY THAT GROUP PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS AS WELL TO PUEBLO COUNTY STUDENTS FUNDED WITH THAT SAME REVENUE SOURCE.

AND THEY HAD SOME MONEY LEFT AT THE END OF THEIR OF THEIR PROCESS.

AND SO THEY REACHED OUT TO TONY TO HELP IDENTIFY SOME STUDENTS THROUGHOUT CU WHO MIGHT QUALIFY. AND SO THERE WERE ACTUALLY, I THINK, 12 STUDENTS, RIGHT, TONY, THAT WERE IDENTIFIED IN THE CU SYSTEM THAT WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS THAT RECEIVED ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE FROM THEM DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER.

SO THAT WAS EXCELLENT NEWS.

ANOTHER AWESOME OUTCOME OF THAT OF THAT TRIP IS THE CREATION OF A PRE COLLEGIATE PROGRAM IN PUEBLO COUNTY AS WELL.

AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I KNOW REGENT SHARKEY AND MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN FOR QUITE SOME TIME.

AND SO KUDOS TO CHANCELLOR REDDY AND HIS TEAM FOR WORKING WITH VICE PRESIDENT LEITNER AND AND AND AND AND THE COMMUNITY IN PUEBLO.

AND WE ARE NOW GOING TO HAVE A PRE COLLEGIATE PROGRAM IN PUEBLO COUNTY AND WE'VE PROVIDED FUNDING TO SUPPORT THAT.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS ANOTHER WONDERFUL PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY AS WE LOOK TO TRY TO GET SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE GRADUATES OF THAT PRE COLLEGIATE PROGRAM.

AND THEN FINALLY, ANOTHER GOOD KUDO AND GOOD OUTCOME FROM OUR TRIP TO SOUTHWEST COLORADO.

THERE, TOO, WE ARE LOOKING TO OPEN UP A PRE COLLEGIATE PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FORT LEWIS COLLEGE. AND AND MIKE LEITNER HAS BEEN WORKING WITH A BIG GROUP OF PEOPLE TO PULL

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THAT TOGETHER. AND THAT ONE IS COMING TOGETHER AS WELL.

SO REALLY GREAT, GREAT WORK.

SO, SO REGENT KROLL MENTIONED THE STATE BUDGET AND WE ARE THE LONG BILL IS MOVING THROUGH THE PROCESS IN THE LEGISLATURE AND WE'LL WE'LL WE'LL HOPEFULLY COME TO BE CONCLUDED PRETTY SOON. THE THIS HAS BEEN THE THIS THIS YEAR SHOWS THE POWER OF COLLABORATION BECAUSE ALL OF THE HIGHER ED INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER VERY WELL TO PROPOSE A UNIFIED REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

AND IT WAS EFFECTIVE.

THE LEGISLATURE HAS APPROVED AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 11% FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, IN ADDITION TO A VARIETY OF CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, SOME OF WHICH BENEFIT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. AND SO WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL TO THE LEGISLATURE FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

AND I'M GRATEFUL TO MY COLLEAGUES AND ESPECIALLY TO CHAD AND HEATHER AND TANYA, WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD TO SHEPHERD THAT THROUGH THE PROCESS.

SO THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU.

WE ALSO HAVE SEVERAL KIND OF EXCITING LITTLE PIECES WITHIN THE STATE BUDGET THAT WE'VE ALSO BEEN ADVOCATING FOR.

WE HAVE DIRECT SUPPORT FROM THE STATE COMING TO QUBIT.

THAT'S THE QUANTUM EFFORT AT CU BOULDER.

WE HAVE DIRECT SUPPORT FROM THE STATE.

INCREDIBLE REMOVING BARRIERS TO TEACHING.

AND THAT'S A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT THE LEGISLATURE HAS CHOSEN TO MAKE PART OF THEIR THEIR WORKFORCE PACKAGE.

AND $42 MILLION IS BEING DIRECTED FROM THE STATE FOR THAT WHICH WILL WILL BENEFIT FOLKS TRYING TO PURSUE A DEGREE IN EDUCATION FROM MANY INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE.

AND, OF COURSE, GOOD NEWS AT FOR UCS THAT THAT THE CYBERSECURITY FUNDING WAS APPROVED, WHICH WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL FOR AND GOOD NEWS ON UPL WHICH IS OUR LINGO FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR MEDICAL SERVICES HERE AT THE ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS.

SO THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO MADE ALL THOSE THINGS POSSIBLE.

WE CONTINUE TO AS PART OF OUR OUTREACH EFFORTS, WE CONTINUE TO HAVE A VARIETY OF FOLKS VISITING US AS WELL.

GREAT VISIT WITH SPACE FORCE AT CU BOULDER AND THANKS TO CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO AND YOUR TEAM FOR HOSTING A GREAT VISIT.

AND THEN AND I'M SO PLEASED WITH THE CADETS WHO JOINED US AND IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE THAT INTERACTION WITH THE GENERAL AND JUST INSPIRING.

AND THEN WE ALSO I ALSO PARTICIPATED IN A VISIT AT NRAL, WHICH WE'VE GOT TO GET TO THE PORT TO ENROLL AT SOME POINT.

IT'S THE NRAL IS THE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB, WHICH HAS INCREDIBLE PARTNERSHIPS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. AND THEY LIKE TO BRAG ABOUT THEIR PARTNERSHIPS WITH WITH THE CU SYSTEM AND THE OTHER INSTITUTIONS IN COLORADO.

INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE OF HOW FEDERAL LABS AND AND HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR COME TOGETHER TO COLLABORATE.

JUST LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES THERE.

AND WE'RE PROUD TO HAVE THEM IN COLORADO.

AND LATER ON TODAY, WE'LL HEAR ABOUT THE THE CWC SURVEY AND THE RESULTS FROM THAT.

AND I'M REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF THE FOLKS WHO HAVE MADE THAT SURVEY POSSIBLE THERE.

THAT SURVEY IS IS ABSOLUTELY GOING TO SHINE LIGHT ON SOME OF THE CHALLENGES WE'VE HEARD ABOUT TODAY. AND AND IT WILL HELP GUIDE OUR WORK TO SHOW US WHERE WE NEED TO FOCUS FIRST AND WHERE WE NEED TO FOCUS THE MOST TO IMPROVE THE CLIMATE ON THE CU, ON OUR CAMPUSES, AND AT THE C U SYSTEM.

AND SOME OF THE RESULTS ARE THERE.

THEY'RE VERY CLEAR THAT WE HAVE WORK TO DO.

AND THAT'S THE WHOLE REASON FOR THE SURVEY, IS TO GIVE US A GUIDE MAP SO THAT WE KNOW WHERE TO DIRECT OUR EFFORTS FIRST.

AND AND I'M GRATEFUL TO THE CAMPUS LEADERS, AS I MENTIONED, WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF MAKING THAT ADMINISTERING THAT SURVEY AND WHO WHO ARE GOING TO ALSO BE PART OF MAKING SURE THAT THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY ARE AVAILABLE PUBLICLY ON ONE OF THOSE AWESOME INTERACTIVE DATA TOOLS THAT I LOVE THAT WILL BE ON THE CAMPUS WEB SITES.

WE CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS WITH OUR ONLINE EFFORT AND THE TRANSITION OF OUR ONLINE EFFORT TO TO ADAPT TO THE KIND OF THE POST-PANDEMIC REALITIES.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT PROJECT CONTINUING TO PROGRESS.

AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE CHANCELLORS AND TO OUR ONLINE PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR EVERYBODY'S PARTICIPATION IN THAT.

WE HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE LAF DINNER AND CONGRATULATIONS TO TONY WHO IS CHAIRED THAT BOARD. AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING AND THANK YOU TO REGENTS, OK, WHO ALL, SHARKEY AND KROLL AND SPIEGEL WHO ALSO JOINED AT THAT DINNER.

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AND I ALREADY TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ABOUT OUTREACH.

SO I WILL LET SO I WON'T TALK ABOUT THAT ANYMORE.

BUT THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.

I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A LOT OF REALLY POSITIVE THINGS GOING FOR US.

WE HAVE LOTS OF WORK TO DO, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYBODY'S PARTICIPATION IN ALL OF IT. AND AND THANK YOU FOR THE TIME TO SHARE MY COMMENTS.

AND IF I COULD, I WOULD ASK EACH CHANCELLOR TO SHARE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS AS WELL.

AND SINCE WE'RE IN YOUR HOUSE, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN, MAYBE YOU'D LIKE TO GO FIRST.

BY PRESIDENT SALIMAN ASKED US TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SORT OF STATE OF THE CAMPUS.

WITH THE SEMESTER WINDING TO A CLOSE.

FOR US, THIS HAS BEEN REALLY A RETURN TO ESSENTIALLY A NORMAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT.

AND WE WE'RE.

BACK IN THE I MEAN, IF YOU WANDERED AROUND THE CAMPUS TODAY, YOU'D SEE A FEW LESS PEOPLE THAN THAN YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN BEFORE.

BUT WE'RE BACK AT WORK WITH A FAIRLY FLEXIBLE MANDATE, SAYING, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE STILL CAN WORK FROM HOME AND BE PRODUCTIVE SOME PART OF THE TIME.

THEY'RE WELCOME TO DO THAT.

THAT HAS AS MUCH TO DO WITH RETENTION AS IT DOES WITH ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE. THE BIGGEST SINGLE PROBLEM WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IN THIS MARKETPLACE OR IN OUR MARKET IS HIRING.

WE ARE SHORTAGE STAFF.

WE'RE SHORTAGE IN ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT AREAS AT VIRTUALLY EVERY LEVEL.

AND IT'S IT'S A PROBLEM FOR US.

BUT WE'RE WE'RE MAKING DO AND THE EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT'S FINE.

THE CLINICS ARE BACK UP AND THE RESEARCH NEVER REALLY STOPPED.

SO LIFE IS GOING ON.

AND GOD WILLING, WE DON'T GET ANOTHER HUGE OUTBREAK.

WE'RE BACK IN BUSINESS.

THANK YOU AND JENNIFER, IF YOU'D LIKE TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS ON BEHALF OF CU DENVER.

LAURA THANK YOU. FIRST, I'D LIKE TO THANK REGENT CHAVEZ FOR YOUR WORK ON THE NINTH STREET HISTORIC PARK. IT REALLY IS REMARKABLE WHAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO AND REALLY HONOR THE DISPLACED AMERICANS AND THE PEOPLE WHO CAME BEFORE THEM, TOO.

SO THANK YOU. AS FOR THE UPDATE ON THE CAMPUS, YOU ASKED ABOUT HOW HOW THE ATMOSPHERE IS ON THE CAMPUS AND ANY LINGERING COVID CONCERNS.

AND I'M REALLY HAPPY TO SAY THAT WE'VE HAD A REALLY SUCCESSFUL SEMESTER, JUST LIKE CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN WAS SAYING.

WE DID MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT A MONTH AGO TODAY THAT ALL FACE COVERINGS WOULD BE OPTIONAL ON OUR CAMPUS.

AND WE TOOK THIS STEP AFTER A LOT OF DATA AND SCIENCE TO BACK UP OUR DECISION.

AND OUR COMMUNITY HAS RESPONDED EXTRAORDINARILY WELL.

WE'VE HEARD VERY FEW COMPLAINTS AND IT WAS REALLY LOVELY JUST TO BE BACK ON CAMPUS AND HAVE THE WAY THAT PEOPLE SUPPORTED EACH OTHER IN THE PERSONAL DECISIONS THAT WERE MADE AROUND MASKING.

WE'VE ALSO CONTINUED TO ADAPT HOW WE ENGAGE INDOORS, AND WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF EVENTS START TO HAPPEN AGAIN, SIMILAR TO THIS ONE TODAY, WHICH HAS BEEN NICE TO SEE PEOPLE FEELING COMFORTABLE AGAIN COMING TOGETHER.

AND WHEN WE HAVE HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR PUBLIC HEALTH EFFORTS AND COVID, WE'VE LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE SITUATION.

AND IF THINGS CHANGE, WE WILL CHANGE WHAT WE NEED TO DO ALSO.

AND OUR STUDENTS ARE PARTICULARLY EXCITED TO RETURN TO THE EXPERIENCES THAT THEY HAD PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC.

AND ONE OF THOSE IS COMMENCEMENT.

AND SPEAKING OF COMMENCEMENT, WE ARE JUST OVERJOYED THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE HAVING A REGULAR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY IN THE SPRING.

IT'LL BE OUTDOORS ON THE TIVOLI QUAD IN MAY LAST SEMESTER FOR OUR DECEMBER COMMENCEMENT, WE HOSTED A RATHER INFORMAL YET IN PERSON CELEBRATION FOR OUR DECEMBER GRADUATES.

BUT THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2019 THAT WE HAVE A REGULAR COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY, AND EVERYBODY IS SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

IT'LL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, MARCH THE 14TH, AT 9:00 AM.

WE HOPE EVERYBODY CAN BE THERE.

AS OF THIS WEEK, WE HAVE 1600 GRADUATES EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE.

ABOUT 1300 OF THEM ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED AND WE'RE ACTUALLY ANTICIPATING ANOTHER 200 TO BE REGISTERED AND WE EXPECT BETWEEN 10 THOUSAND AND 11 THOUSAND PEOPLE TO BE THERE TO HELP CELEBRATE. WE'RE EVEN HAVING TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF TICKETS THAT WE CAN GIVE.

BECAUSE EVEN OUTDOORS, WE'RE GOING TO BE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE.

PRIOR TO THIS EVENT WE'LL BE HOSTING AN ALL CAMPUS KICKOFF, WE CALL IT GRAD BASH.

HAVEN'T HAD THAT IN YEARS EITHER.

AND SO THAT'S ON FRIDAY, MAY 13TH.

AND IT'S AN ENORMOUS LUNCH AND ACTIVITIES THAT OCCUR THE DAY BEFORE COMMENCEMENT.

ALL OF THE CU DENVER COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL OF THOSE EVENTS AND I'M SUPER EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR SPRING 2022 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER IS A TWO TIME CU DENVER ALUM AND NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST THOMAS EVANS, WHO'S ALSO KNOWN AS DETOUR.

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WAIT, THOMAS EVANS.

WHAT I WAS IT'S REALLY EXCITING AND IT'S REALLY EXCITING TOO, BECAUSE NOT ONLY WILL HE COME BACK TO CAMPUS TO SPEAK TO OUR GRADUATES, BUT AND HAS HAD AN INCREDIBLE CAREER SINCE HE LEFT CU DENVER. BUT HE'S HELPING US TRANSFORM THE CU DENVER CAMPUS IN WE HAVE HIRED HIM TO CREATE WE'VE PARTNERED WITH HIM TO CREATE A CAMPUS WIDE ART INSTALLATION.

AND IT'S SPECIFICALLY GOING TO BE TWO MURALS.

ONE IS ALREADY ON THE CITY HEIGHTS BUILDING, AND WE HAVE THREE CANVASES THAT WILL BE MADE ALL DISPLAYING OUR ALUMNI WHO HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO CAMPUS YET, THE FIRST MURAL IS COMPLETED ON THE SIDE OF CITY HEIGHTS THAT'S FACING THE OUR NEW LINKS BRONZE AND THIS AND THE STUDENT COMMONS AND SO WE'RE SUPER SUPER EXCITED TO HELP HAVE HIM HELP US TELL THE UNIQUE STORY OF OUR STUDENTS TO OUR CITY AND STATE AND THE SUCCESS THAT OUR ALUMNI HAVE HAD.

SO WE'RE SUPER EXCITED TO HAVE HIM COMING TO ALSO SPEAK TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS IN ADDITION TO CREATING THE ART ABOUT THEM.

THANK YOU. YOU MENTIONED 1600 GRADUATES, SO I KNOW THE NAME OF ONE OF THOSE.

SO JENNIFER WILL BE RECEIVING HER PHD THAT DAY.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNIFER.

YEAH FINALLY. YOU'VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT A LONG TIME, SO THANK YOU.

SO, YES, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

JUST A QUICK SEMESTER UPDATE.

WE STARTED THIS SEMESTER REMOTE.

AS YOU KNOW, DUE TO TWIN CRISES, THE RISING OMICRON RATES IN THE BOULDER COMMUNITY AND THE IMPACTS OF THE MARSHALL FIRE.

SINCE RETURNING TO IN-PERSON CLASSES ON JANUARY 24TH, WE'VE REMAINED IN THAT MODALITY WITH VERY FEW ISSUES OR INTERRUPTIONS.

THE RATE OF POSITIVE PCR TEST HAVE THAT RATE HAS BEEN TRENDING DOWNWARD SINCE THE START OF THE SEMESTER AND THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS POSITIVE TEST ON CAMPUS HAVE CONSISTENTLY BEEN IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND SHORTLY AFTER BOULDER COUNTY DROPPED ITS MASK MANDATE, CU BOULDER ALSO ENDED ITS MASK MANDATE FOR INDOOR SPACES, ON MARCH THE SEVENTH, WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE THE TRADITIONAL SPRING BREAK AS PLANNED, WHICH WE KNOW IS AN IMPORTANT TIME FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF TO RECUPERATE.

MOST STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS AROUND MARCH 27TH, AND SO FAR WE'VE NOT SEEN A RISE IN POSITIVE CASES.

THERE'S A SENSE OF NORMALCY AND RELIEF ON CAMPUS AND OF COURSE, SOME CONTINUED CONCERN ABOUT WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD.

IT'S GREAT TO SEE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES ON CAMPUS AGAIN FOR TOURS AND TO SEE COMMUNITY EVENTS LIKE THE BOULDER BOULDER RACE RETURNING IN MAY.

AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO CAREFULLY WATCH THE OMICRON SUB VARIANT, BUT WE'RE ALSO OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE SEMESTER AND CERTAINLY THE FALL SEMESTER COMING UP.

FOR COMMENCEMENTS WE'RE ALL EXCITED FOR THE RETURN OF IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT ON THE MAY 5TH ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS AT FOLSOM FIELD.

OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER IS ALUMNUS TOM COSTELLO, AN AWARD WINNING JOURNALIST AND WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT FOR NBC NEWS.

AND WE'RE EXPECTING A GREAT TURNOUT FROM GRADUATES AND THEIR FAMILIES THIS YEAR.

FINALLY, I'LL END ON A MORE SOMBER NOTE.

BOULDER EXPERIENCED ANOTHER LARGE WILDFIRE ON MARCH 26.

THE NCAR FIRE, WHICH STARTED SOUTHWEST OF THE TABLE MESA NEIGHBORHOOD CLOSE TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH.

IT GREW TO 190 ACRES BEFORE IT WAS FULLY CONTAINED FIVE DAYS LATER AND PROMPTED A BRIEF EVACUATION OF HOMES DURING THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 22ND, 26, I'M SORRY, AND 27TH.

WE ALSO CLOSED CU BOULDER SOUTH CAMPUS TO WALKERS AND JOGGERS.

AND ALTHOUGH THE SMOKE WAS VERY VISIBLE FROM CAMPUS, IT DID NOT REQUIRE EVACUATIONS FOR ANYONE ON THE MAIN CAMPUS.

IN THE END, FORTUNATELY, THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND NO DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS AS A RESULT OF THE FIRE. INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL WORKING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE.

IT WAS CERTAINLY A CONCERNING MOMENT FOR MANY IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE STILL FEELING THE IMPACTS OF THE DECEMBER MARSHALL FIRE.

AND I'M EXTREMELY GRATEFUL FOR OUR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS FOR THEIR EXCELLENT WORK.

SO THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

CHANCELLOR REDDY.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT SALIMAN, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

SO EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MARCH 7TH, UCCS REMOVED THE MASK MANDATE BOTH INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

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ACROSS THE CAMPUS.

AND WE HAD A VERY SMOOTH TRANSITION BECAUSE OF THAT.

AND THE REASON WE DID IT IS CAMPUS AND COUNTY COVID CASE RATES PLUMMETED AS SPRING BEGAN AND ARE NOW AT THE LOWEST LEVELS.

LAST WEEK WE REPORTED ONE CASE, THIS WEEK ZERO.

SO WE'RE KEEPING OUR FINGERS CROSSED BECAUSE IT WILL BE TWO WEEKS AFTER SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK. SO WE HOPE THAT THAT ALL GOES SMOOTH.

SO AS WE TRANSITION TO AN ENDEMIC, WE REMOVED OUR MASK REQUIREMENTS AND ENCOURAGED RESPECTFUL MASK WEARING AND FACULTY REPORT.

STUDENTS ARE RESPECTFUL OF REQUESTS TO WEAR MASKS WHEN NEEDED IN THE CLASSROOM.

WE ALSO BROUGHT IN OUR INAUGURAL VICE CHANCELLOR FOR DI, RAMI HANNAH, WHOM YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM TODAY.

AND THEY'RE DOING A NUMBER OF IN-PERSON LISTENING SESSIONS ACROSS THE CAMPUS.

THE REASON I MENTIONED THAT IS IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO BE MEETING IN-PERSON, SO MANY FOLKS ACROSS THE CAMPUS. SO THE TIMING COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ANY BETTER.

AND RAMI STARTED ON MARCH 1ST.

WE ALSO HELD A UKRAINE VIGIL ON THE CAMPUS ON A VERY COLD NIGHT, BUT PEOPLE STILL STUCK AROUND TILL THE END IN SUPPORT.

SO THAT WENT REALLY WELL.

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES RETURN TO PRE-COVID STYLE EVENTS.

IT WAS REALLY GREAT TO SEE IT.

SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, GRADUATES AND UNDERGRADUATES TO PRESENT THEIR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES THROUGH OUR UCCS GRAND SLAM AND UCCS GRADUATE SCHOOL IS OFFERING A WEEK OF ACTIVITIES FOR NATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK, WHICH IS THIS WEEK, APRIL 4 TO 8.

EPIC HAS REOPENED THE GARAGE, WHICH IS OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DEAL TO SUPPORT STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP. AFTER TWO YEARS OF BEING CLOSED TO IN-PERSON ACTIVITY, RESIDENCE HALLS AND ON CAMPUS APARTMENTS, WE ARE AT NEAR NORMAL OCCUPANCY.

STUDENT SERVICES UNITS LIKE ACADEMIC ADVISING AND EXCEL CENTER.

SO STUDENTS BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS.

IN-PERSON EVENTS, ALREADY HAD THE THIRD ONE IN TWO WEEKS CAME BACK AT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND THE UNIVERSITY CENTER.

THE REASON I SAY ALL THIS IS IT'S REALLY EXCITING TO SEE LIFE IS COMING BACK TO NORMAL AS FAST AS IT CAN.

FACULTY ARE FINDING OPPORTUNITIES TO RENEW THEIR RESEARCH VIGOR.

OUR RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY IS RECOVERING QUICKLY, UP 53% FROM LAST YEAR, AND STUDENTS ARE BUILDING THEIR CAMPUS AFFINITY AND RESPONDING TO MORE IN-PERSON CLASSES.

OUR FALL TO SPRING RETENTION IS MOVING BACK TOWARDS PRE-COVID LEVELS, 86% THIS YEAR, COMPARED TO 83% LAST YEAR, AND THAT'S EXTREMELY ENCOURAGING.

ONLINE ATHLETICS ARE BACK WITH A BANG.

THIS WINTER BOTH MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK WON THE RMAC CHAMPIONSHIP AND FINISH TOP 25 AT NATIONALS.

SOFTBALL IS CURRENTLY THIRD IN THE RMAC STANDINGS AND THIS IS A BIASED BULLET THAT CHUCK PUT IN BECAUSE HIS DAUGHTER PLAYS SOFTBALL.

SO AND MEN AND WOMEN'S GOLF ARE BOTH REGIONALLY RANKED ONE NUMBER ONE, AND ATHLETICS ARE BACK IN FULL SWING IN OUTDOOR AND INDOOR VENUES.

THIS MAY'S COMMENCEMENT WILL BE IN-PERSON CEREMONY THAT SHOULD FEEL LIKE A PRE-COVID CEREMONY WITH A MASK OPTIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND NO OTHER RESTRICTIONS.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING REGIONS AND SYSTEM LEADERS ON MAY 13TH AT THE BROADMOOR WORLD ARENA. THE ONE THING THAT WE ARE WORKING HARD ON IS WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE THE LESSONS. COVID HAS DONE A LOT OF BAD THINGS, BUT THEY'RE ALSO SILVER LININGS.

SO THE CABINET AND THE CAMPUS ARE ENGAGED ON KIND OF LOOKING AT THOSE LESSONS AND HOW THE FUTURE OF WORK COULD BE DESIGNED.

BASED ON THE LESSONS WE LEARNED, THE CABINET IS WORKING ON A JOB BASED STAFF EMPLOYMENT PLAN THAT IDENTIFIES STAFF POSITIONS THAT CAN BE REMOTE, THAT CAN BE ON CAMPUS, THAT CAN BE HYBRID. SO WE CAN MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS.

SO STUDENTS AND FACULTY ARE SHOWING THAT THEY ARE HAPPY TO BE BACK LEARNING AND TEACHING ON CAMPUS. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A VERY VIBRANT FALL 2022 AS WE LOOK FORWARD.

AND IF YOU WOULD INDULGE ME, I DO WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR VICE-CHANCELLOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE CHUCK LITCHFIELD FOR HIS MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO UCCS. CHUCK HAS BEEN.

HE'S GOING TO A SCHOOL THAT'S NOT SO WELL KNOWN IN THIS PART OF THE STATE.

SO I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S WELL KNOWN ANYWHERE ANYWAY.

SO BUT WE'LL JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE UNIVERSITY ANYWAY.

SO CHUCK HAS BEEN NAMED THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR STANFORD UNIVERSITY'S NEW SCHOOL, FOCUSED ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY.

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SOMETHING THAT WE ALL SHOULD BE WORRYING ABOUT.

SO MANY LOOK UP TO CHUCK AS A PILLAR OF CAMPUS LEADERSHIP, AND HE'S GIFTED WITH AN ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH AND BE OF SERVICE TO THOSE WHO LEADS.

HE'LL BE MISSED BY MANY.

SO PLEASE JOIN ME IN WISHING CHUCK THE VERY BEST AT STANFORD AND MAYBE HE'LL GET TIRED OF THAT SMALL SCHOOL AND COME BACK TO US AGAIN.

SO THANK YOU.

THAT'S GREAT. AND ACTUALLY YOUR MENTION OF ATHLETICS.

I WANTED TO MENTION ONE LAST THING, AND THAT'S SO YOU ALL SOME OF YOU MIGHT HAVE HAVE NOTICED THAT THAT MIKAELA DE JANEIRO FROM CU BOULDER WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE 1500 INDOOR 1500, WHICH IS EXTRAORDINARY.

BUT WHAT'S ESPECIALLY AMAZING IS THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN NCAA HISTORY THAT THAT ONE SCHOOL HAS WON THAT CHAMPIONSHIP TWO YEARS IN A ROW.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAMPUS AND TO HER AND REALLY IMPRESSIVE.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

BEFORE WE MOVE ON, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE JOINED BY A SPECIAL GUEST, MARY CISSEL, WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF THE C.U.

FOUNDATION HAS JOINED US.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE TODAY. WE ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT BEHIND SCHEDULE AND WE HAVE A ONE DAY MEETING, SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE MEETING TOMORROW.

SO WE GOT TO KEEP THINGS MOVING ALONG AND I'LL DO THE BEST WE CAN WITH THAT.

SO NOW WE HAVE ON THE AGENDA ACTION ITEM E ONE THROUGH SIX THE CONSENT, NO EXCUSE ME, I'M

[D. 9:40 a.m. CONSENT AGENDA PART I]

AHEAD. IT'S D ONE THROUGH 12.

CAN I GET A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS D ONE THROUGH 12? MOVE. MOVE BY REGENT CHAVEZ, SECONDED BY REGENT SPIEGEL.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. ANY OPPOSED? HEARING NO OPPOSITION THAT PASSES THE NEXT ITEM UP IS ACTION OR CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS E 1

[E. 9:42 a.m. CONSENT AGENDA PART II - CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION]

THROUGH SIX, REGARDING CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION.

CAN I GET A MOTION TO APPROVE ACTION ITEMS E1 THRU 6? SO MOVED. SECOND.

SO MOVE BY REGENT CHAVEZ, SECONDED BY REGENT RENNISON.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. MAY THE RECORD REFLECT AN ABSTENTION FROM ME.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

[F. 9:45 a.m. FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

NOW WE'RE GOING ON TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS. MR. MARCIANO AND MR. CHAVEZ, THIS PORTION IS YOURS.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MET LAST FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST.

THE MEETING BEGAN WITH THE COMMITTEE APPROVING A NEW IT TIME AND LABOR PROJECT THAT WILL CONSOLIDATE OVER 20 DIFFERENT SYSTEMS ACROSS THE CU SYSTEM USED TO CALCULATE EMPLOYEE TIME AND LABOR INTO A SINGLE SYSTEM.

THIS PROJECT WILL INCREASE EFFICIENCIES, REDUCE RISKS AND SIMPLIFY TIME AND LEAVE TRACKING ACROSS THE ENTIRE SYSTEM.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE REPORTED ON, ON AN ONGOING BASIS AT THE FUTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS ON THE SCHEDULE.

DURING THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PORTION OF THE MEETING, COREY AND CHAD GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF FUNDING FOR CU'S CAPITAL PROJECTS CURRENTLY INCLUDED IN THE STATE BUDGET.

THE COMMITTEE HEARD INITIAL PRESENTATIONS ON THE 2324 STATE FUNDED CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT REQUESTS, WHICH THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER FOR ACTION AT ITS MAY MEETING, SO TUNE IN.

AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS, WE APPROVED TWO UPDATED PROGRAM PLANS FOR THE GUGGENHEIM GEOGRAPHY BUILDING AND THE MACKEY AUDITORIUM, AS WELL AS A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO THE PROGRAM PLANS FOR THE CASINO LABORATORY AT THE UK'S CAMPUS.

WE APPROVED CASH FUNDS, SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR THE ENGINEERING BUILDING, RENOVATION AND THE BUDGET AND A BUDGET AMENDMENT FOR THE ENGINEERING BUILDING ANNEX PROJECT.

THESE WERE ALL ITEMS THAT WE JUST APPROVED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA A MINUTE AGO.

AT THE DENVER CAMPUS THE COMMITTEE APPROVED CASH FUNDS SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR THE ENGINEERING PROJECT, WHICH WE WILL CONSIDER IN A MINUTE.

AND DURING THE FINANCE PORTION OF THE MEETING.

CU'S PROCUREMENT OFFICER ED MILLS PRESENTED ON, ABOUT EXCUSE ME, A NEW LOCAL SPENDING INITIATIVE SPEARHEADED BY THE PROCUREMENT SERVICES CENTER.

AND THE COMMITTEE HEARD HOW THESE EFFORTS ARE DEVELOPING, WHICH INCLUDED IMPLEMENTATION UPDATES FROM JAN FRUDA AT UCCS AND NEIL KRAUS AT THE ENTRANCE MEDICAL CAMPUS.

CHAD PRESENTED THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 CU EFFICIENCIES REPORT, WHICH IDENTIFIED WAYS THAT CU

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IS ELIMINATING AND AVOIDING EXPENSES, SAVING THE SYSTEM, CAMPUSES AND STUDENTS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. IMPRESSIVELY, SINCE 2016 2017 FISCAL YEAR, THE SYSTEM HAS IDENTIFIED $305 MILLION IN OPERATING EFFICIENCIES.

QUITE A NUMBER. AND FINALLY, THE COMMITTEE WAS PROVIDED WITH AN UPDATE ON THE PAY EQUITY ADJUSTMENTS THAT ARE UNDERWAY AT THE CAMPUSES AND AT THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY PORTION.

CHAD IS, IS CHAD UP NEXT I THINK? OK. CHAD, PLEASE JOIN US.

AND I JUST WANT TO BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, WHILE YOU'RE GETTING SETTLED, I JUST WANT TO THANK COREY AND CHAD FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT AND HELP ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

IT REALLY MAKES FOR SMOOTH SAILING.

AND I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE YOU BOTH FOR THAT.

I DON'T SEE COREY IN THE ROOM, BUT PLEASE PASS THAT ALONG.

WELL, THANK YOU REGENT CHAVEZ.

AND IN THE SPIRIT OF THANKS.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE AT THE CAMPUSES FOR ALL OF THEIR WORK IN THE BUDGET SHOPS AND PUTTING TOGETHER THIS MATERIAL.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK MY TEAM COREY, CELINA, EMILY, RYAN AND OTHERS AND EVERYBODY THAT HAS PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO THE SLIDES THAT WILL GO THROUGH THIS STUFF THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON SINCE THE FALL AND WE WORK THROUGH FEBRUARY.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK HEATHER RESCO AND TONYA KELLY BOWERY IN TERMS OF THEIR HELP AND AID AND WORKING THROUGH THAT CONSISTENT ASK FROM ALL OF THE HIGHER ED CEOS FOR STATE FUNDING THIS YEAR, WHICH HELPS US PRESENT WHAT'S BEFORE YOU TODAY.

TODAY WE'RE ASKING THE REGIONS TO CONSIDER THREE ITEMS, THREE SEPARATE RESOLUTIONS, ONE ON TUITION, ONE ON COMPENSATION, AND ONE ON FEES.

IN TERMS OF THE TUITION RESOLUTION, WE'RE LOOKING AT A 2% UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENT TUITION CAP AT UCCS, DENVER AND CU ANSCHUTZ.

THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY TOOK ACTION AT CU BOULDER ON CONTINUATION OF THE GUARANTEE AS WELL AS THE SHIFT IN TUITION TIERS.

IN ADDITION TO TAKING PRIOR ACTION ON ROLLING SOME MANDATORY FEES INTO TUITION AT UCCS AND CU DENVER.

IN TERMS OF COMPENSATION, WE'RE PROPOSING A 3% INCREASE FOR CLASSIFIED NON-CLASSIFIED STAFF AND FACULTY, AND THE FEES THAT WE'RE PROPOSING VARY BY CAMPUS.

WHEN WE LOOK AT AN ALL IN OVERVIEW IN TERMS OF TUITION PLUS FEES, THESE ARE THE RATE INCREASES THAT STUDENTS WOULD BE LOOKING AT GOING INTO FISCAL YEAR 23.

YOU CAN SEE IT, BOULDER, THAT'S AROUND A 2.3% INCREASE FOR INCOMING STUDENTS AND FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS. IT'S AROUND A DECLINE OF 1.6%.

AND THAT'S BECAUSE OF THE ELIMINATION OF THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FEE THAT YOU'LL SEE LATER IN THE BOARD MATERIALS AND THEN IT CU UCCS.

THE COMBINED INCREASE FOR TUITION AND FEES IS AROUND A 2.5% INCREASE FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENCE. AND AT CU DENVER, AROUND A 1.9% INCREASE.

IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT. THIS IS SIMILAR DATA TO WHAT WE PRESENTED IN FEBRUARY, AND THE CAMPUSES ARE CONTINUING TO REVISE THEIR ENROLLMENT ESTIMATES AS THEY MOVE THROUGH THEIR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT CYCLE.

BOULDER IS PROJECTING A 0.6% INCREASE IN TOTAL ENROLLMENT HEADED INTO NEXT YEAR.

CU DENVER IS PROJECTING A DECLINE OF 1.3%.

UCCS ANTICIPATES A DECLINE OF 1.8% AND CU ANSCHUTZ IS EXPECTING A 2.3% INCREASE.

AND THERE'S MORE DETAIL THAT WE'LL GET TO IN THE CAMPUS SECTION TO LOOK AT THE NUANCES OF ALL OF THESE CHANGES.

AND OF COURSE, THESE ARE ALL FORECASTS.

SO SOMETIMES WE'RE A LITTLE BIT OFF AND REVENUE CAN COME IN A HIGHER AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL ENROLLMENT. AND IN THE EVENT THAT IT DOES, THESE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE WOULD CONSIDER INVESTING IN.

SO YOU CAN SEE THAT A LOT OF THOSE ARE RELATED TO INVESTING IN OUR STAFF OR INVESTING IN RESTORATION OF ANY CUTS THAT MIGHT BE OCCURRING, AS WELL AS FINANCIAL AID, INVESTING IN ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES FOR WHERE THERE'S PROGRAM GROWTH RESERVES, AND CONTINUING TO INVEST IN THE CU STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND OF COURSE, IF REVENUES COME IN LOWER, THESE ARE SOME OF THE TOOLS THAT WE WOULD CONSIDER USING.

AND YOU CAN NOTE THE THINGS AT THE BOTTOM THERE OR SOME OF THE TOOLS THAT WE USE DURING THE PANDEMIC. SO AS THINGS GET MORE DIFFICULT IN TERMS OF BUDGET BALANCING, THOSE WOULD BE KIND OF USED AS A BREAK IF NEEDED TYPE OF CONSIDERATION.

SHIFTING OVER TO THE CAMPUSES AT CU BOULDER, DETAIL ON THEIR ENROLLMENT THIS 0.6% INCREASE. YOU CAN SEE THEIR UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT IS PROJECTED TO COME IN HIGHER,

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AROUND 1.2% AND THAT THE MIX OF THEIR ENROLLMENT IS HEAVIER ON NON RESIDENT STUDENTS.

THE GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT IS PROJECTED TO GO DOWN AND THAT'S PARTIALLY A RESULT OF THE COUNTERCYCLICAL NATURE OF ENROLLMENT DURING THE PANDEMIC WHEN WE SAW A LOT OF INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE STATE SEE INCREASES IN GRADUATE ENROLLMENT AS THE ECONOMY TOOK SOME TIME OUT, AS THE PANDEMIC REARED ITS HEAD.

SO FOLKS WENT BACK TO RETOOL.

AND WE'RE SEEING THAT KIND OF COME OFF OF THAT AS THE ECONOMY REBOUNDS IN THE GRADUATE SPACE. SO YOU'RE SEEING SOME DECLINES THERE.

THE DETAILED SLIDE ON ENROLLMENT AT BOULDER.

SO TAKEAWAYS, UNDERGRADUATE IS UP.

GRADUATE ENROLLMENT IS DOWN.

SOME BRIGHT SPOTS ARE SILVER LININGS OR INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT, YOU CAN SEE IS UP ON BOTH THE UNDERGRADUATE AND THE GRADUATE SIDE, AND THAT NETS OUT TO THAT 0.6% INCREASE IN TOTAL HEAD COUNT.

YOU HAVE THIS BROKEN OUT BY INCOMING NEW STUDENTS.

SO AT THE BOTTOM, WE HAVE A NODE IN TERMS OF HOW MANY NEW STUDENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THAT TOTAL. SO THE TOTAL IS THE 36,119 STUDENTS.

OF THOSE, 10,655 ARE NEW STUDENTS AND AROUND 25,000 ARE RETAINED STUDENTS.

AND LEADING INTO THE JUNE BOARD MEETING, WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON BREAKING OUT TRANSFER STUDENTS SO WE CAN LOOK THROUGH IT THROUGH THAT ADDITIONAL LENS.

YEAH, I THINK WE NEED TO SEE IT, YOU KNOW GRADUATE TRANSFER, FIRST YEAR, THOSE THREE CATEGORIES, THANK YOU. AND YEAH GLEN SAID DID YOU CATCH THAT? HE REGENT GALLEGOS MENTIONED RESIDENT STUDENTS.

WE'LL BE SURE TO DO THAT IN JUNE.

SO THESE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET.

WE TALKED ABOUT THESE ON THAT INTRODUCTORY SLIDE A LITTLE BIT IN TERMS OF FOR CONTINUING STUDENTS, THEY'RE LIKELY TO SEE THIS DECLINE OF 1.6% AS A RESULT OF THAT ELIMINATION OF THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FEE FOR RESIDENCE, UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE NONRESIDENTS, A DECLINE OF HALF A PERCENT, BECAUSE AGAIN, THAT ELIMINATION OF THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FEE, GRADUATE RATES AND NON RESIDENT TUITION RATES ARE AROUND 3% INCREASE.

AND THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY APPROVED THOSE TWO ITEMS AT THE BOTTOM RELATED TO THE GUARANTEE AND SHIFT IN TIERS, AND THOSE ARE BOTH ACCOMMODATED IN THE STATE'S BUDGET.

THE CAMPUS INTENDS TO SPEND ITS DOLLARS THAT IT'S COLLECTING THIS YEAR AND INVESTING IN INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID BUDGET INITIATIVES TIED TO ITS NEW BUDGET MODEL THAT IT'S BRINGING ONLINE CONTINUATION OF INVESTING IN DIVERSITY INITIATIVES, THE CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE AND MARKETING COMPRESSION ITEMS FOR BOTH FACULTY AS WELL AS STAFF.

THIS IS THE OVERVIEW OF THE EXPENSE SLIDE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT AS A RESULT OF THE 3% COMP POOL AND YOU'LL SEE THIS TREND AT ALL THE CAMPUSES THAT A LOT OF THE DOLLARS ARE HITTING THE SALARY AND BENEFITS LINES.

YOU CAN SEE THE INVESTMENT IN INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID AND OTHER ITEMS AS WELL.

AS FAR AS BUDGET INITIATIVES, THESE ARE THE FOUR UNIQUE ITEMS THAT THE CAMPUS IS PURSUING. SO AGAIN, INVESTING IN THE BUDGET MODEL, INVESTING IN PROMOTION AND TENURE BUDGET INITIATIVE.

THE CHANCELLOR'S DIVERSITY INITIATIVE AND COMPRESSION AND RETENTION FOR STAFF.

IN TERMS OF LOOKING AT TUITION FOR INCOMING STUDENTS.

THIS BLUE SEGMENT OF THESE BARS SHOWS THE INCREASE HEADED INTO FISCAL YEAR 2223.

PART OF THE GOLD BAR INCLUDED THE ONE TIME POST-PANDEMIC TUITION RELIEF CREDIT THAT THE BOARD APPROVED, AND THAT'S INCLUDED IN THAT GOLD BAR NOTED AT THE BOTTOM.

IN TERMS OF THE TOTAL BUDGET, IF WE'RE THINKING THROUGH THAT, THIS IS THE TOTAL CAMPUS BUDGET BUILT UP FROM THE CURRENT YEAR GOING INTO NEXT YEAR.

THAT RIGHT HAND COLUMN SHOWS THE CAMPUS'S TOTAL BUDGET AROUND JUST OVER $1,000,000,000.

AND THANKS TO REGENT GALLEGOS FOR POINTING THIS OUT IN THE FEBRUARY MEETING, IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THE DOLLARS ARE COMING FROM THAT PICKS UP THAT EXPENSE.

AND SO IF WE WERE TO LOOK AT BOULDER.

THIS JUST OVER $1,000,000,000 BUDGET FOR THEIR OPERATING SIDE.

ABOUT 81% OF THAT IS COMING FROM TUITION WITH A MAJORITY PAYER COMING FROM NONRESIDENT STUDENTS. AND YOU CAN SEE THAT BLUE SEGMENT SHOWS STATE FUNDING AT THE BOTTOM.

AND CAN YOU GO BACK MAYBE THREE SLIDES AND IT'S THE CU ONE WHERE YOU'RE SHOWING DOLLARS FOR INITIATIVES FOR EMPLOYEES.

WE'RE PUTTING A LOT OF MONEY INTO KEEPING EMPLOYEES RIGHT, MEETING THE CHALLENGE.

AND AT SOME POINT IN TIME, WE MAY NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND WHETHER WE'RE DOING ENOUGH ON ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES, BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF COMPETITION FOR OUR FOLKS AND WE WANT TO KEEP THE BEST THAT WE CAN.

AND ARE WE DOING THE BEST? I THINK WE'RE DOING THE BEST THAT WE CAN.

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BUT BUT SHOULD WE DO MORE? I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF GOOD PEOPLE THAT MIGHT GET AWAY FROM US.

I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO HAVE SOME KIND OF METRIC ON TURNOVER.

RIGHT, THAT THIS BOARD COULD LOOK AT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS.

I DON'T KNOW, KEN, YOU SPENT A LONG TIME IN INDUSTRY IN SOME BIG, BIG BUSINESSES.

YOU KNOW, HOW DID YOU GUYS TRACK THIS? WELL, WE DEFINITELY MANAGE TURNOVER AND LOOKED AT THAT CONSISTENTLY.

WE ALSO COMPARED THAT TO THE CLIMATE SURVEY THEY WERE DOING.

SO I THINK IF YOU BROUGHT THOSE TWO THINGS TOGETHER, IT MIGHT TELL US A PRETTY GOOD PICTURE. DEFINITELY LOOK INTO THAT AND FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN INCORPORATE THAT TO WITH OUR HR SIDES, TO SOME REPORTING TO THE BOARD, WHETHER THAT'S IN FINANCE OR SOME OTHER FORUM.

AND JUST REALLY QUICKLY ON THAT, REGENT GALLEGOS, SO THAT'S A MAJOR CONCERN THAT WE HAVE AS WELL. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE WE WE'VE, YOU KNOW, THE CAMPUSES PRIORITIZE THE 3% SALARY POOL. AND WE AS YOU'LL SEE, SOME OF THE CAMPUSES ARE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTING BUDGET CUTS TO TO ACCOMMODATE IT.

BUT IT'S THAT RETENTION IS IS A BIG.

AND RECRUITMENT IS A CHALLENGE IN EVERY INDUSTRY INCLUDING HIGHER ED AND AND IT WAS AND WHEN WE TALKED TO THE LEGISLATURE ABOUT THE BUDGET THIS YEAR, THAT WAS OUR PRIMARY EMPHASIS THAT THAT WE NEEDED THEIR HELP IN ORDER TO PAY OUR EMPLOYEES MORE.

AND THEY MADE THEY MET AND THEY HELPED MAKE THAT POSSIBLE.

BUT THERE'S A LOT OF ADDITIONAL WORK TO DO WITH THEM ON THAT.

WELL, I THINK EMPLOYEES ARE IMPORTANT AND WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE NOT LEAVING FOR MORE DOLLARS.

AND SOMETIMES THEY'RE GOING TO GO BECAUSE OF THAT OPPORTUNITY, BUT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE WHY WE HAVE THE GREAT RESEARCH, WHY WE HAVE THE GOOD CLIMATES.

WHY DO WE DO AS MUCH AS WE DO.

TALKED ABOUT OTHER INDUSTRY AS WELL.

BUT WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT OURSELVES AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE KEEPING THAT TOP LEVEL FOR THE TOP EMPLOYEES THAT WE NEED TO.

AND. TOTALLY AGREE.

CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN? I, JUST BRIEFLY, I MENTIONED IN MY BRIEF REPORT ON THE CAMPUS THAT OUR BIGGEST SINGLE PROBLEM RIGHT NOW IS STAFFING.

BY FAR, I MEAN, NOTHING ELSE COMES CLOSE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT WE'VE DISCOVERED IS THAT WE'RE NOT PAYING AT MARKET IN A LOT OF POSITIONS, SPECIFICALLY POSITIONS LIKE PRA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES.

I MEAN, IT'S, WE'VE REALLY GOTTEN BUTCHERED IN THAT ARENA AND WE'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS IT, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

THANK YOU. THIS IS WHERE THE 47TH IN THE NATION THING REALLY HITS US.

AND I THINK WE'VE, THE CAMPUSES, HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLY CREATIVE IN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT SOLUTIONS AND MAKING TOUGH CHOICES.

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN YOU GET LESS, YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES YOU DO LESS WITH LESS ALSO.

AND SO SO THAT AND THIS IS, LIKE YOU SAID, A PROBLEM FOR ALL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN COLORADO. AND WE ARE ABSOLUTELY FOCUSING ON THAT MESSAGE WITH WITH THE STATE.

BUT IT'S A CHALLENGE.

IT'S A CHALLENGE FOR ALL THE CAMPUSES.

EACH CHANCELLOR COULD TELL A STORY LIKE DON JUST DID.

WELL, I THINK THAT I JUST WOULD SAY THAT THAT MY COMMENTS ALSO EXTEND TO STAFF AS WELL.

ABSOLUTELY. AND RYAN CAN SPEAK TO THAT.

WE HAVE CHALLENGES. WE ARE WE ARE HAVING CHALLENGES THERE, TOO, IN TERMS OF JUST STAFFING UP, FILLING POSITIONS, YOU KNOW, IS A DIFFICULT TIME.

YEAH. PLEASE CONTINUE.

AND I JUST WANT TO NOTE THE TIME HERE.

WE JUST GOT TO KEEP KEEP MOVING.

I THINK I BELIEVE WE WERE HERE IN TERMS OF STUDENT FEES AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS A $20 INCREASE IN STUDENT FEES FOR STUDENT GOVERNMENT, AND THEN A DECLINE AROUND $200 AS A RESULT OF THAT ELIMINATION OF THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FEE.

SHIFTING OVER TO UCCS, THEY'RE PROJECTING AN ENROLLMENT DECLINE OF ABOUT 1.8 OR 1.8%.

THERE'S A CONFLUENCE OF FACTORS THAT ARE DRIVING THIS DECLINE OR THIS ANTICIPATED DECLINE WHERE COMPETITION IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY MORE ROBUST.

AND THERE'S A DECLINE IN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PIPELINE, IN PARTICULAR FEEDER INSTITUTIONS INTO UCCS LIKE PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGES.

ALSO, THE CAMPUS HAD A COUPLE OF VERY LARGE GRADUATING COHORTS IN THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR YEAR, AND AS THOSE CYCLE OFF, IT'S BEING REPLACED BY SMALLER COHORTS.

SO THE SUM OF ALL OF THOSE THINGS IS DRIVING THIS DECREASE.

THE CAMPUS WILL CONTINUE TO REFINE THESE ESTIMATES IN THE COMING MONTHS, AND WE'LL COME BACK IN JANUARY, PARDON ME IN JUNE WITH UPDATED FIGURES IN THE FINAL BUDGET FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION. HERE'S THE DETAIL AROUND THE DECLINES IN ENROLLMENT.

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YOU CAN SEE THAT IN THE GRADUATES SIDE, THEY'RE EXPECTING A LARGER DECLINE AS COMPARED TO UNDERGRAD, AND THAT'S PARTIALLY A RESULT OF NATIONWIDE INSTITUTIONS COMING OFF OF THIS KIND OF SUGAR HIGH RELATED TO THE COUNTERCYCLICAL ENROLLMENT ON THE GRADUATE SPACE.

IN TERMS OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY'RE LOOKING AT A 3% TUITION RATE INCREASE FOR GRADUATE AND NON RESIDENT STUDENTS IN TANDEM WITH THEIR 2% UNDERGRAD RATE AND PERSONNEL COSTS TO REGENT GALLEGOS' POINT THAT'S DRIVING A LOT OF THE ACTIVITY IN THEIR BUDGET WHERE THEY'RE LOOKING TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE 3% COMP RULE, RESPOND TO INFLATIONARY PRESSURES FOR THOSE THAT ARE FUNDED BY FEES.

AND THE CAMPUS IS ALSO BUILDING IN AND YOU'LL SEE THIS IN THE FOURTH ROW DOWN A $15 AN HOUR MINIMUM WAGE FOR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES.

AND AS YOU RECALL, LAST YEAR, ALL OF THE CAMPUSES SET THAT $15 AN HOUR BASE, AND UCCS IS BUILDING THAT IN THEIR BUDGET, HEADED INTO FISCAL YEAR 23.

IN TERMS OF AN ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT THAT THE CAMPUS IS LOOKING TO MAKE AT UCCS IS THIS BASE WAGE ADJUSTMENT AND THEN THAT'S TO TRY TO RESPOND TO MARKET PRESSURES.

SPEAKING TO REGENT GALLEGOS POINT TO HELP HELP COMPETE AS COMPRESSION ISSUES OCCUR WHEN THEY'RE BRINGING ON NEW STAFF AND TRYING TO RETAIN EXISTING STAFF.

HERE'S THE TUITION SLIDE IN TERMS OF THAT BLUE BAR SHOWING THE PORTION THAT INCOMING STUDENTS ARE, THE PORTION THAT STUDENTS WAS PAID AS A RESULT OF THE TUITION RATE INCREASES BEFORE YOU.

SIMILAR TO THE BOULDER SLIDE.

LOOKING AT THE TOTAL BUDGET, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SPRING'S OPERATING BUDGET IS AROUND $172 MILLION, AND THAT'S LARGELY, AGAIN, COMPRISED OF TUITION REVENUE, EXCEPT IT'S MORE MORE HEAVY ON RESIDENT TUITION, AROUND 52%.

AND AROUND A QUARTER OF THE OPERATING BUDGET IS FROM THE STATE THAT UCCS.

TO THE COURSE AND PROGRAM FEES AND ALL OF THESE FEES WE SHARED WITH THE BOARD IN FEBRUARY. SO THESE ARE ALL THE SAME FROM WHAT WE SHARED THERE.

THESE ARE RELATED TO AN INCREASE IN A TESTING FEE, AS WELL AS TUTORING COSTS FOR THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS.

IN TERMS OF OTHER MANDATORY FEES, YOU'LL SEE THAT THESE ARE MORE IN LINE WITH WHERE INFLATION IS, WHERE LAST YEAR, CALENDAR YEAR 21, INFLATION WAS 3.5% AND PROJECTED FORECASTED INFLATION IN THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR 22 IS AROUND 7%.

SO THESE RATES KIND OF PICK UP SOME MIDDLE GROUND THERE.

AND A LOT OF THAT IS RELATED TO JUST COST PRESSURES, TO PRESERVING SERVICE LEVEL AND BEING ABLE TO RESPOND TO PAYING PEOPLE WHAT THEY NEED TO PAY THAT TRANSPORTATION FEE.

A LOT OF THAT IS GOING INTO REPLACING AN AGING BUS FLEET AT THE CAMPUS.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE THOSE ON THIS SLIDE IN THE NEXT YEAR IN THAT 6% ZONE.

IN TERMS OF HOUSING AND DINING, THEY'RE LOOKING AT BETWEEN A 3% AND A 2% RATE INCREASE.

SO MOVING IN TO CU DENVER CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE CAMPUS SHARED IN FEBRUARY ANTICIPATING A LITTLE BIT OF A DECLINE HERE AROUND 1.3%, A DECLINE ON THE UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT SIDE, BUT A SILVER LINING AT THE DENVER CAMPUS IS THEY'RE ONE OF THE FEW INSTITUTIONS ACROSS THE STATE THAT IS PROJECTING AN INCREASE IN GRADUATE ENROLLMENT.

THE DETAIL BEHIND THAT ITEM.

YOU SEE GRAD ENROLLMENT COMING IN HIGHER.

I'M NOT SURE IF THAT'S ME OR SOMETHING ELSE.

SO IN TERMS OF BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS AT THE CAMPUS, EVER MORE INCREASINGLY RELYING ON TUITION REVENUE AND THERE'S COSTS THE CAMPUS INCURRING.

SO YOU'LL SEE THIS ON THE ON THE DENVER SLIDE WHEN WE GET TO THEIR EXPENDITURES, THEY ARE THEY ARE INCREASING EXPENSES TO COVER THE 3% COMP POOL.

AND THEN THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME TOUGH CHOICES IN TERMS OF BALANCING THEIR BUDGET AND THAT GENERAL OPERATING LINE.

SO BOTH UCCS AND DENVER ARE INCREASING COMP TO PAY OUR OUR STAFF AND FACULTY THIS 3% RATE INCREASE AND WE'RE HAVING TO CUT OUR BUDGET IN OTHER AREAS.

IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET INITIATIVE AT DENVER, THIS IS JUST INVESTING IN INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID SO THAT THE INSTITUTIONAL AID BEING PROVIDED KEEPS PACE WITH THE TUITION RATE INCREASE BEING PROPOSED.

A SLIVER OF THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE TUITION RATE INCREASES RELATIVE TO THEIR CURRENT YEAR BASE. THE CAMPUS IS PROPOSING AN OPERATING BUDGET AROUND $234 MILLION.

AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF WHAT IS COMPRISED OF THAT ON THE REVENUE SIDE, IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO UCCS WITH THE LARGE PERCENTAGE COMING FROM TUITION REVENUE.

IN TERMS OF FEES AT THE CU DENVER CAMPUS.

THE AURORA AURORA CAMPUS FEE WAS NOT AVAILABLE AT THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING, SO THAT'S NEW. BUT IT'S A $5.28 INCREASE AROUND 4.6%.

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THOSE DECREASES THAT YOU SEE UP THERE ARE A RESULT OF WHAT THE BOARD ALREADY TOOK ACTION ON IN JUNE TO ROLL THOSE MANDATORY FEES INTO TUITION AND THEN HOUSING AND DINING AROUND THREE AND 4%. SPEAKING TO THE CU ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS.

UNDERGRADUATE AND OVERALL ENROLLMENT PROJECTED TO INCREASE BY 2.3%.

AND IMPORTANTLY, ENROLLMENT MEANS SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR THIS CAMPUS RELATIVE TO THE OTHERS, JUST BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF HOW THEIR BUDGET WORKS AND THE NATURE OF IT BEING A GRADUATE GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL.

SO YOU CAN SEE NURSING IS GROWING AT A REALLY, REALLY HEALTHY CLIP.

CONTINUE TO SEE DECLINES IN PHARMACY.

A BRIGHT SPOT WITHIN PHARMACY IS THE CANNABIS SCIENCE AND MEDICINE TRACK.

IT'S A DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASE AND THEN PUBLIC HEALTH IS ALSO ANTICIPATING A DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASE. HERE'S THE DETAIL BEHIND THAT.

YOU CAN SEE AT THE TOP SECTION THOSE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN TERMS OF PERCENTAGES FOR UNDERGRADUATE NURSING.

AND THIS IS A SPACE THAT THE CAMPUS INTENDS TO CONTINUE TO LEAN INTO, TO CONTINUE TO GROW ENROLLMENT IN THAT NURSING SPACE.

IN TERMS OF THEIR BUDGET.

THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE STATE INCREASE THAT'S COMING IN, INCREASING REVENUE AS A RESULT OF TUITION AND FEES.

AND THIS CAMPUS HAS THE 3% MERIT POOL BUILT IN JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, BUT THEY ALSO HAVE A BUDGET INITIATIVE TIED TO COMPRESSION AND RETENTION FOR STAFF.

SO THIS AGAIN SPEAKS TO WHAT RICHARD GALLEGOS WAS SAYING ABOUT TRYING TO PRESERVE OUR ABILITY TO COMPENSATE OUR STAFF AND FACULTY TO STICK AROUND AND DO GREAT WORK HERE AT CU.

LOOKING AT THEIR BUDGET, IT'S A VERY SIMILAR PICTURE TO THE OTHER CAMPUSES.

THE MAJORITY OF THE EXPENSES ARE TIED TO SALARY AND BENEFITS.

THERE'S THAT COMPRESSION AND RETENTION INITIATIVE FOR FACULTY AND UNIVERSITY STAFF, AND THAT'S EQUAL TO ABOUT A 3% ON TOP OF THE EXISTING BASE, 3%.

IN TERMS OF TUITION RATE INCREASES AT THE ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS, UNDERGRADUATE NURSING IS GROWING BY ABOUT 2%, AND ALL OF THOSE ITEMS TO THE RIGHT ARE AROUND A 3% INCREASE.

OF THEIR TOTAL BUDGET, $381 MILLION FOR OPERATING.

AND THIS IS THAT DIFFERENT PICTURE.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT'S NOT LIKE THE OTHERS.

AND SHOOTS HAS A LOWER NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT.

SO IT COMPRISES A LOWER SHARE OF TUITION REVENUE.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT STATE FUNDING IS ACTUALLY NEARLY A THIRD OF ANSCHUTZ BUDGET AND THAT 38% IS A RESULT OF ALL OF THE GREAT WORK THE CAMPUS DOES, IS CONTINUING TO INCREASE ITS RESEARCH ACTIVITY AND THAT INDIRECT COST RECOVERY, THAT IS A REVENUE STREAM FOR OPERATING HERE. IN TERMS OF FEES THAT AT ANSCHUTZ, NO CHANGE IN RTD FEE AND THIS IS THAT BOTTOM ITEM IS SOMETHING THAT WE DID NOT HAVE AT THE FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING THAT WE USUALLY GET BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND APRIL, WHICH IS A STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE INCREASE UP TO 3.7%.

WITH THAT, REGENT CHAVEZ AND MR. CHAIR, THAT IS THE PRESENTATION.

WHICH BRINGS US TO THE ACTION ITEMS BELOW IT ON THE AGENDA.

MR. CHAIRMAN, IF I MAY.

ACTION ITEM F-3 IS BEFORE US, AND WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO ACCEPT THAT, PASS THAT . SO MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ANY DISCUSSION? ANY OPPOSITION? SEEING NONE.

YES. PASSES.

HEIDI? HELLO, HEIDI.

YEAH. SORRY, GUYS.

IS IT? THIS IS THE TUITION VOTE.

IT IS? YES.

YES. I'D LIKE TO VOTE NO.

OKAY. WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL VOTE.

I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE ON THE LINE, HEIDI.

I APOLOGIZE.

SO WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL.

OH, IT'S OKAY. ON ITEM F-3, WHICH IS FY 22-23 TUITION RATES.

ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

REGENT CHAVEZ? AYE. REGENT GALLEGOS? YES. REGENT.

GANAHL? NO. REGENT MONTEIRO? YES. REGION RENNISON? YES. REGENT SHARKEY? YES. REGENT SMITH? YES. REGENT.

SPIEGEL? YES.

CHAIR KROLL? YES.

OKAY. THAT PASSES.

THE NEXT ITEM IS F--4 FY 2223 COMPENSATION.

SO MOVED. IT'S BEEN MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ANY DISCUSSION? JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT, WE GOT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES HERE.

I MEAN, EVEN A COMPENSATION INCREASE IS WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING WITH 7.9% ANNUALIZED INFLATION. IT'S HARD FOR PEOPLE TO THINK THAT THEY'RE GETTING MUCH OF A RAISE.

IF ANYTHING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LOSING A LITTLE GROUND.

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SO PUSH ALL OF US AND THE ADMINISTRATION TO DO MORE.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ACTION ITEM? SEEING NONE.

I GUESS WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL SINCE I CAN'T TELL IF HEIDI HAS ANY OPPOSITION.

SO WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL. AND THIS IS WELL, THIS IS THE VOTE ON COMPENSATION? CORRECT? REGENT CHAVEZ? YES. REGENT GALLEGOS? YES. REGENT GANAHL? YES. REGENT MONTERA? YES. REGENT RENNISON? YES. REGENT SHARKEY? YES. REGENT SMITH? YES. REGENT SPIEGEL? YES. CHAIR KROLL? YES. THAT PASSES.

NEXT ITEM IS F-5.

FISCAL YEAR 22-23 STUDENT FEES.

I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION FOR PASSAGE.

SO MOVED. IT'S BEEN MOVED.

SECOND. IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? YES. I'LL GO AHEAD AND TALK FOR A SECOND IF IT'S OKAY.

NO, PLEASE DO.

OKAY. I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY ON MY VOTES FOR NO ON TUITION AND NO ON FEES.

I JUST SIMPLY DON'T.

AS USUAL, EVERY YEAR I VOTE NO ON TUITION FEES BECAUSE I THINK WE SHOULD BE DECREASING THE COST TO ATTEND OUR UNIVERSITIES, NOT INCREASING COSTS.

SO IT'S A PHILOSOPHICAL DECISION, BUT THAT'S MY REASONING FOR VOTING NO AND I'LL BE VOTING NO ON FEES AS WELL.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

ROLL CALL ON ITEM F-5.

THIS IS THE FEES.

STUDENT FEES. REGENT CHAVEZ? AYE. REGENT GALLEGOS? AYE. REGENT GANAHL? YEAH. REGENT MONTEIRO? AYE. REGENT RENNISON? AYE. REGENT SHARKEY? AYE. REGENT SMITH? YES. REGENT SPIEGEL? AYE. CHAIR KROLL? AYE. AND JUST TO CLARIFY, HEIDI HAD SAID SHE WAS VOTING NO ON THAT.

IT KIND OF SOUNDED LIKE SHE SAID I BUT I THINK SHE'S A NO.

SO JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT'S REPORTED.

YES, I'M A NO. YES.

AND THEN THE NEXT THAT PASSES, BY THE WAY, THE NEXT ITEM IS F-6, WHICH IS THE APPROVAL OF CASH FUND SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR THE ENGINEERING BUILDING AT C.U.

DENVER. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

HEIDI WANTED TO VOTE NO.

AND SO WE PULLED IT OUT.

WE'LL DO A ROLL CALL VOTE ON THIS AS WELL, BUT I'LL END THE MOTION.

SO MOVED. IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS? I'D LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING.

AS I POINTED OUT IN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, I AM VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF THIS.

THE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS ACROSS THE CAMPUS, THERE ARE SEVEN DIFFERENT BUILDINGS, WHICH MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR ENGINEERS TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER.

AND I THINK THIS WILL HELP TO RECRUIT PROFESSORS AND RETAIN THEM AS WELL AS INCREASE ENROLLMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN? CHAVEZ WE'RE ALSO LOSING ONE OF THE MAIN BUILDINGS SHORTLY THAT WE'RE USING AS ONE OF THE ENGINEERING PLACES.

SO WITHOUT THAT, WE WILL EVEN BE IN MORE MORE DIRE NEED.

THAT'S CORRECT. MY ONLY OTHER COMMENT IS, PLEASE, LET'S GET A SHOVEL IN THE GROUND BEFORE JANUARY SEVEN, 2023.

PLEASE, PLEASE KNOW I'D LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING WHEN I GET A CHANCE.

I THINK. I THINK.

DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING? I DID. THANK YOU. CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES. I AGAIN USUALLY VOTE NO ON NEW BRAND NEW BUILDINGS, ON THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

I THINK WE SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON ADAPTIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING INSTEAD OF BUILDING NEW PROPERTIES.

SO I'LL BE VOTING NO.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? YES. YES, REGENT CHAVEZ, I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR IT.

BUT I THINK THAT WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT WE'RE SPENDING FOR BUILDINGS AND THAT TYPE OF INSTRUCTION THROUGHOUT OUR CAMPUSES AND LOOK AT OTHER WAYS OF TEACHING AND OTHER WAYS OF COMBINING. DO WE REALLY NEED FIVE ENGINEERING PROGRAMS ACROSS FOUR CAMPUSES AND 100 MILES? CAN WE DO SOME THINGS DIFFERENTLY? AND SO I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SUPPORT THIS AT THIS POINT.

BUT I THINK THAT WE NEED TO START LOOKING AT WHETHER WE'RE SPENDING MONEY ON BUILDINGS AND CAPITAL AS OPPOSED TO DIFFERENT METHODS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING.

FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM F-6.

SEEING NONE, EFFIE, WILL YOU CALL THE ROLL? YES. REGENT CHAVEZ? AYE. REGENT GANAHL?

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YES. REGENT MONTERA? AYE.

REGENT RENNISON.

HARDY AYE.

REGENT SHARKEY? AYE. REGENT SMITH? YES. REGENT SPIEGEL? AYE. AND CHAIR KROLL? ABSTAIN. OKAY.

SO SEVEN AYES, ONE ABSTENTION ONE NO.

THAT MOTION PASSES, AND WE'RE DONE WITH OUR PORTION OF THE MEETING.

BACK TO YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. THANK YOU.

AND I JUST CLARIFY, I'VE ASKED FOR THAT BUILDING FOR SIX YEARS ON THIS BOARD, SO IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T SUPPORT IT, BUT WHEN I TOOK A NEW JOB, I MADE A COMMITMENT NOT TO VOTE ON MATTERS RELATING TO CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION TO AVOID ANY CONFLICTS.

SO THAT IS WHY I REGISTERED AN ABSTENTION.

ALL RIGHT. NOW WE WILL MOVE TO WHAT IS ARGUABLY MY SECOND FAVORITE COMMITTEE GOVERNANCE

[G. 11:15 a.m. GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

COMMITTEE.

CHAIR KROLL, I WOULD ARGUE IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMITTEE SINCE WE DO GOVERNANCE.

SO THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MET REMOTELY ON MARCH 15TH AND THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE MEETING WERE MYSELF, COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR REGENT LESLIE SMITH, REGENT NOLBERT CHAVEZ AND REGENT GLEN GALLEGOS.

WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY SEVERAL VICE PRESIDENTS AND UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBERS.

ONE OF THE TOPICS THAT WE ADDRESSED THAT WAS ON OUR AGENDA WAS THE REGENTS ANNUAL RETREAT. AMY HUMBLE PROVIDED A SUMMARY OF THE RETREAT PLANNING AS IT HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED. THE RETREAT IS PLANNED FOR JULY 13TH-15TH AT GATEWAY CANYONS.

THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING AN OUTREACH EVENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE RETREAT. BUT DUE TO TRAVEL CONCERNS AND AN OUTREACH EVENT ALREADY SCHEDULED FOR THE SPRING, THE COMMITTEE OPTED NOT TO INCLUDE OUTREACH.

WITH THIS RETREAT, THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO BUILD TIME INTO THE AGENDA FOR THE NEW PRESIDENT TO CONNECT WITH THE BOARD.

THE COMMITTEE CONTINUES TO WORK ON FINALIZING THE AGENDA.

REGENT TO EMERITI EVENT.

AN EVENT FOR CURRENT, NEWLY ELECTED AND REGENT EMERITI IS BEING PLANNED FOR THIS NOVEMBER FOLLOWING THE ELECTION.

THIS WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FORMER AND OUTGOING REGENTS TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THE CURRENT BOARD AND NEWLY ELECTED REGENTS.

MORE DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED AS WE DEVELOP THE PROGRAM.

AND I JUST HAVE A LITTLE SIDE NOTE HERE.

I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST GOT ON THIS BOARD OF REGENTS, SEVERAL OF OUR FORMER REGENTS MET WITH ME AND TALKED TO ME ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES SERVING ON THE BOARD.

AND BOY, I FOUND THEIR ADVICE AND INSIGHTS JUST REALLY TREMENDOUSLY HELPFUL FOR ME AS A NEW REGENT AT THAT TIME.

AND I HOPE THAT WITH OUR CURRENT BOARD AND OUR FORMER REGENTS THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO HELP GIVE SOME INSIGHTS TO INCOMING BOARD MEMBERS AS WELL.

THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS.

THE COMMITTEE HEARD AN UPDATE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH PROCESS FROM VICE PRESIDENT YOUTH AND REGENT SMITH.

VICE PRESIDENT YOUETH PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON THE TIMELINE AND SAID THE BOARD SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE A DECISION BY THE END OF APRIL.

REGENT SMITH SAID SHE HAS BEEN IMPRESSED WITH THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND I HAVE TO SAY SO HAVE I IS A VICE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE.

WE HAVE HAD JUST AN INCREDIBLE GROUP OF DEDICATED COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT ONLY THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TIME THEY SPEND IN MEETINGS, BUT JUST THE ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TIME HAVING TO READ ALL THE MATERIALS.

AND BOY, THERE WERE LOTS AND LOTS OF THEM.

SO, BOY, THAT JUST SHOWS THE CARE FOR THIS UNIVERSITY.

AND I FEEL THAT I THINK REGENT SMITH AND I WOULD BOTH AGREE WE FEEL A VERY SPECIAL BOND WITH OUR SEARCH COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

IT WAS A IT WAS A GREAT PROCESS.

AND WE HAD GOOD, RIGOROUS CONVERSATION, VERY THOROUGH CONVERSATION.

THIS WAS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO WERE COMPLETELY COMMITTED TO THE PROCESS, AND I MIGHT ADD, A VERY DIVERSE COMMITTEE.

AND I AM VERY PROUD OF THE RESOLUTION ON CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY, A PAST RESOLUTION BY THE BOARD.

THIS RESOLUTION WAS PASSED, I BELIEVE, 2013.

IT WAS A RESOLUTION THAT I BROUGHT FORWARD WITH MY FORMER COLLEAGUE, REGENT JIM GEDDES, REGENT EMERITI JIM GEDDES.

WE BROUGHT FORWARD A RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED BY THE BOARD ON A CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE SURVEY, AND WE HAD ASKED THAT THIS BE CONDUCTED, IT WAS PUT INTO POLICY, THAT IT BE DONE EVERY TWO YEARS.

AND NOW THAT'S BEEN A NUMBER OF YEARS.

AND LIKE EVERYTHING, THINGS EVOLVE AND WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THE PROCESSES THAT WE GO THROUGH AND HOW CAN WE DO BETTER.

AND UPON THE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE OF SOME OF ADMINISTRATION AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE FACILITATED THESE SURVEYS, I THINK TWO YEARS SEEMS LIKE IT MAY BE TOO SHORT A PERIOD OF

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TIME. THEREFORE, I HAVE BROUGHT FORWARD A RESOLUTION THAT WILL BE AN ACTION ITEM TODAY THAT IS IS ASKING FOR THIS TO BE AMENDED.

FOR THE SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED EVERY FOUR YEARS.

AND LET'S SEE THE CAMP.

WELL, THE CAMP IS THE LAST CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE SURVEY WE HAD DONE WAS DONE IN THE FALL.

IT WAS CONDUCTED IN THE FALL.

AND THE COMMITTEE RECOGNIZES THE VALUE OF CONDUCTING THE SURVEY EVERY FOUR YEARS.

AND THE BOARD WILL VOTE ON THE RESOLUTION AT THIS BOARD MEETING, AS I SAID, AND THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO MEET AGAIN ON MAY 9TH.

THAT'S MY REPORT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

REGENT SHARKEY. AND NOW WE'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION ON ACTION ITEM G-2.

SO MOVED. SECOND, IS THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENT OTHER THAN THOSE PROVIDED ALREADY BY REGENT SHARKEY ON THIS? I HAVE A QUICK COMMENT.

SO WE'LL GO REGION GALLEGOS AND THEN REGENT MONTERA.

YEAH, I THINK THE IDEA THAT WE ARE JUST TODAY GETTING SURVEY RESULTS LAST FRIDAY ACTUALLY ON WORKPLACE CULTURE AND THE SURVEY THAT WAS GIVEN LAST FALL, I THINK THAT THAT'S GOOD.

I THINK THAT WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW THAT I COULD VOTE ON DOING IT EVERY FOUR YEARS AS OPPOSED TO EVERY TWO, BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW THE RESULTS OF THAT, NOR DO I KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT AS BEING A PILLAR OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

SO I DON'T THINK OUR VOTE TIES US INTO ANYTHING.

IT'S JUST KIND OF A VOTE THAT THAT SAYS WE WE THINK WE SHOULD DO IT EVERY FOUR YEARS.

BUT IF WE FOUND THAT WE NEEDED TO DO IT EVERY TWO OR THREE YEARS TO GET CAUGHT UP, AND I THINK THERE'S A NEED TO DEVELOP SOME DATA AND SEE WHAT THESE RESULTS SAY.

MAYBE WE'LL WANT TO GIVE IT NEXT YEAR OR THE YEAR AFTER, JUST DEPENDING ON WHAT WE FIND, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THOSE KINDS OF INITIATIVES.

SO I'M GOING TO VOTE NO ON THAT JUST BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHETHER WE NEED TO DO IT.

FOUR YEARS WOULD BE GOOD, BUT I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE WHAT THE SURVEY SAYS.

NO. THANK YOU, REGENT GALLEGOS.

REGENT MONTERA? YEAH. HAVING COME FROM A WORLD WHERE WE DID CULTURE SURVEYS ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, I'M A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT THAT IF WE MOVE TO FOUR YEARS, WE WILL MISS A GOOD PORTION OF STUDENTS NEVER BEING ABLE TO PUT IN THEIR INFORMATION A SECOND TIME TO UNDERSTAND IF WE'VE MADE PROGRESS.

SO I'M A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED THAT FOUR YEARS IS A LITTLE BIT TOO LONG OF A TIME IN ORDER TO WAIT TO DO A SECOND SURVEY.

I KNOW THE BURDEN IT PUTS ON THE UNIVERSITY, BUT I THINK IF WE'RE GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT RETENTION, IF WE'RE GOING TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT HOW WE REALLY TREAT PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GET THAT INFORMATION, I THINK, A LITTLE BIT SOONER THAN EVERY FOUR YEARS.

I THINK IN A LOT OF CASES YOU MAY JUST PUSH THAT OUT OF THE WAY FOR A WHILE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GOING TO REDO IT UNTIL FOUR YEARS.

SO I'D BE OF THE MIND THAT WE THREE YEARS MINIMUM OR PREFERABLY STAY WITH TWO.

YES, THERE'S SOME REASONING BEHIND THIS, THIS LENGTH.

AND SO WE HAVE A NUMBER OF FOLKS THAT WANT TO CHIME IN, REGENT SHARKEY, AND THEN WE'LL GO TO REGION RENNISON AND THEN WE'LL RECOGNIZE PRESIDENT SALIMAN AFTER THAT.

OKAY. YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO WELL, I WOULD SAY THIS AND THIS IS KIND OF A ROBERT'S RULES OF OR PARLIAMENTARY PROCESS HERE.

IF IF THERE WAS A MOTION TO AMEND THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION, YOU'RE OPEN TO DOING THAT.

IF YOU FEEL THAT THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN THE FOUR YEARS THAT'S IF THIS RESOLUTION WERE NOT TO PASS A DATE WOULD JUST CONTINUE TO GO BACK AS WE HAD IT ORIGINALLY STATED IN POLICY EVERY TWO YEARS.

BUT IF THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION IT'S OPEN IT'S OPEN FOR A MOTION TO BE AMENDED.

JUST JUST WANT TO LAY THAT OUT THERE.

THANK YOU. REGENT SHARKEY, REGENT RENNISON? THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO STATE MY SUPPORT.

I MEAN, DOING SURVEYS WELL TAKES TIME AND IT COSTS MONEY AND I'D BE HAPPY TO CONSIDER MAYBE A SHORTER PERIOD.

BUT I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE BURDEN THAT DOES PLACE.

IT TAKES FULL TIME PEOPLE WORKING A LOT.

BUT THAT SAID, I'VE WORKED IN A LOT OF PLACES THAT DID SIMILAR SURVEYS, AND THE BIGGEST MISTAKE I SAW MADE OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS DOING SURVEYS AND THEN NOT ACTING ON THEM. SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT'S UP TO US AS A BOARD AND WHOEVER IS PRESIDENT AT THE TIME, MAKE SURE BLESS YOU THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE ACT ON IT TO ACTUALLY MAKE CHANGE VERSUS JUST LEARNING THAT WE HAVEN'T.

SO THANKS.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN AND THEN WE'LL RECOGNIZE CHANCELLOR MARKS.

THANK YOU. SO I ASKED THE EXACT SAME QUESTION, YOU KNOW, SHOULD IT BE FOUR YEARS? SHOULD IT BE THREE? SHOULD IT BE TWO? BECAUSE FOUR YEARS SEEMED LIKE A LONG TIME TO ME ALSO.

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THE RESPONSE I GOT FROM THE DIVERSITY OFFICERS AND THE FOLKS WHO ARE ADMINISTERING THE SURVEY WAS THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THE FOUR YEAR CYCLE, BUT WITH SOME INTERVENING OPPORTUNITIES TO DO TARGETED SURVEYS IN AREAS WHERE THERE'S PARTICULAR WHERE THERE'S IDENTIFIED NEED FOR PARTICULAR PROGRESS, WHERE THEY'RE HAVING THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES. AND SO I THINK ONE OF THE ONE OF THE PLANS IS MAYBE EVEN A MUCH MORE FREQUENT TARGETED APPROACH TO TO MEASURE SPECIFIC PROJECTS OR PROGRESS IN SPECIFIC AREAS.

AND BUT I AGREE WITH WHAT CALLIE, OR REGENT RENNISON JUST SAID ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE SURVEY IS A MAP.

WHAT MATTERS MOST ARE THE THINGS THAT WE ACTUALLY PUT IN PLACE TO MAKE PROGRESS.

AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO THOUGHTFULLY LOOK AT THOSE, TOO, TO SEE IF THOSE ARE WORKING. AND WE'RE GOING TO NEED METRICS ON THOSE THINGS AND MEASURE THEM.

AND WHEN WE IMPLEMENT SOMETHING TO MOVE THE NEEDLE AND IT DOESN'T WORK, THEN WE NEED TO ABANDON IT AND READJUST.

AND WHEN WE INVEST IN SOMETHING THAT IS WORKING AND WE PUT IN MORE AND DOUBLE DOWN.

AND SO, BUT THAT TIMELINE.

I HAD THE EXACT SAME QUESTIONS.

AND THE PROFESSIONALS THAT I RELY ON ON THIS SHOW INDICATED THAT THE FOUR YEAR TIMELINE WAS WHAT THEY WOULD RECOMMEND.

OKAY. SO WE'RE GOING TO GO TO REGENT, OR CHANCELLOR MARKS AND THEN REGENT SHARKEY.

I WANT TO RESPOND AND AGREE WITH REGENT MONTERA'S COMMENT ABOUT NEEDING TO HEAR FROM STUDENTS MORE OFTEN.

AND JUST TO REASSURE YOU THAT THE CAMPUSES DO SURVEY STUDENTS ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS.

AND IT WOULD BE SOMETHING, I THINK, TO TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD PROBABLY AT A LATER DATE.

BUT IT'S NORMAL FOR UNIVERSITIES TO BE HEARING AND REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS.

AND SO, FOR EXAMPLE, TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY'RE ADJUSTING IF THEY'RE FRESHMEN OR FIRST YEAR SURVEYS THAT GO OUT AND SOMETIMES GRADUATING, SENIOR SURVEYS THAT GO OUT THAT DO PROVIDE ANNUAL AND SOMETIMES MORE THAN ANNUAL INFORMATION ON HOW STUDENTS ARE DOING.

SO THERE ARE WAYS THAT WE CAN HEAR FROM AND BE RESPONSIVE, AND I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD TO SEE WHAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING BEFORE WE ADD A, I THINK THE MAIN POINT IS THAT THERE IS A LOT OF SURVEYING THAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING OF STUDENTS.

AND IF THERE ARE WAYS TO INCORPORATE MORE INTO THOSE SURVEYS AS OPPOSED TO ADDING MORE ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SURVEYS, THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE THE RIGHT APPROACH.

AGAIN. GO AHEAD.

THEN WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU REGENT GALLEGOS.

AND CHANCELLOR MARKS, YES, I AGREE WITH THAT.

I MEAN, I'VE BEEN AWARE THAT ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES HAVE DONE THEIR OWN SURVEYS AND AND THAT IS VERY VALUABLE AND IMPORTANT.

THIS WHEN WHEN THIS RESOLUTION WAS PASSED A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, IT WAS FOR SYSTEM WIDE.

RIGHT. AND IT WAS ADDRESSING EVERYONE, STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES, BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING OUR CAMPUSES ARE ALSO DOING SURVEYS.

AND AND THE CHALLENGE IS, YOU KNOW, THE REASON BEHIND THIS WAS WE FELT THE BOARD DID AT THAT TIME, IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE MEASURE RESULTS AND THAT DOES TAKE TIME TO IMPLEMENT. I GUESS IF THERE'S ONE THING I'VE LEARNED SERVING ON THIS BOARD, THINGS MOVE SLOWLY AND NOT, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE INVOLVED.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY BETWEEN STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY IS 100,000 PEOPLE.

SO THINGS DON'T ALWAYS OPERATE AS QUICKLY AS I'D LIKE FOR THEM TO.

AND I'VE COME TO, EVEN THOUGH I DON'T LIKE THAT, I'VE COME TO ACCEPT IT AND UNDERSTAND IT. AND SO AGAIN, AND TO, YOU KNOW, REGENT RENNISON'S POINT, WE CAN'T JUST DO A SURVEY AND GO, OH, HERE ARE THE RESULTS.

THE WHOLE POINT IN THIS SURVEY IS TO FIND THE CHALLENGES AND AREAS OF WEAKNESS WHERE WE'RE AT, YOU KNOW, AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION.

THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

AND HOW DO WE PROGRESS? AND THEN TO COME BACK TO THIS BOARD AND SAY, THESE ARE THE ACTUAL THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING, AND THEN LET'S MEASURE THE RESULTS AGAIN, ONCE THOSE THINGS HAVE BEEN PUT INTO PLACE, NOW WE NEED SOME TIME.

IS IT EFFECTIVE? SO JUST A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON ON WHERE I'VE BEEN WITH THIS AND OVER THE YEARS.

THANK YOU, REGENT SHARKEY. REGENT GALLEGOS? ANYTHING. YEAH, I THINK WHAT GETS MEASURED GETS DONE AND EQUITY AND INCLUSION ARE AT THE TOP OF OUR LIST OF THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO.

I'VE LOOKED AT THE SURVEY AND WOULD LIKE MORE TIME TO LOOK AT IT AND AND TO HAVE SOMEBODY

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WITH SOME MORE EXPERTISE POINT OUT WHAT IT IS THAT WE NEED TO DO.

BUT I HAVEN'T SEEN IT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

I DON'T THINK AS A BOARD WE'VE DISCUSSED IT.

IT MIGHT BE THAT I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD DO STUFF JUST FOR THE SAKE OF DOING IT.

BUT EQUITY AND INCLUSION IS PRETTY IMPORTANT.

SOME THINGS THAT REALLY NEED TO GET DONE WITH REGARD TO THAT, AND I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT IT SAYS. IT WOULD BE HARD FOR ME TO VOTE FOR EVERY FOUR YEARS HERE WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT THAT SURVEY SAID. WE MAY WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING IN TWO YEARS OR THREE YEARS. GREAT.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS ON THIS BEFORE WE TAKE A VOTE? OKAY, DEPUTY, REGENT, OH CHANCELLOR VENKAT? READY TO COMMENT. AS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SURVEYS FOLLOWING UP ON WHAT REGION CHANCELLOR MARKS SAID THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SURVEY RESULTS NOW WILL IDENTIFY HERE ARE KEY AREAS THAT WOULD BE GOOD TO LEARN ABOUT FROM STUDENTS AND THOSE COULD BE INSERTED INTO THOSE SURVEYS THAT WE DO AND MAKE IT A NORMAL PRACTICE.

SO MAYBE WE CAN IDENTIFY SOME THINGS THAT WOULD BE VERY USEFUL TO LEARN ABOUT FROM STUDENTS AND INSERT THEM.

THAT MIGHT GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY, BUT IT'S ABOUT FACULTY AS WELL.

EXACTLY. IT'S NOT JUST STUDENTS.

OKAY. OKAY. REGENT RENNISON? YEAH, I MEAN, AND IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO IF THERE'S AREAS WHERE FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE SPOKEN UP TO PULL IN FOCUS GROUPS AND MEET WITH THEM TO I MEAN, WE GET I HAD ANOTHER SURVEY TWO DAYS AGO, SO WE'RE SURVEYED AS WELL.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS? REGENT MONTERA? YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT THERE.

YOU KNOW, WE JUST TALKED ABOUT RETENTION AND HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO BRING PEOPLE INTO OUR ORGANIZATION AND RETAIN PEOPLE.

AND I THINK CULTURE SURVEYS ARE A MAJOR FACTOR IN UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF OUR PEOPLE, BOTH STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

SO WE TALK ABOUT COMPENSATION.

BUT I ALSO THINK WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE DOING TO EITHER RETAIN OR NOT RETAIN PEOPLE. AND I GUESS MY OTHER THOUGHT WOULD BE IF WE HAVE TOO MANY SURVEYS, THEN MAYBE WE'RE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE AGENDA HERE.

MAYBE WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT HOW MANY SURVEYS WE'RE DOING AND WHICH ONES MATTER THE MOST AND INCORPORATE THOSE VERSUS JUST HAVING SURVEYS BEING TAKEN PLACE.

BECAUSE I SEE FACULTY MEMBERS THAT ARE SAYING, I'M DOING TOO MANY ALREADY.

THE WORST THING WE CAN DO IS TAKE A SURVEY AND NOT GIVE PEOPLE THE RESULTS OR SHOW A DEMONSTRATED IMPROVEMENT IN THE AREAS THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT.

WELL, I THINK THOSE ARE ALL VALID POINTS.

AND THE EXCITING THING ABOUT THIS TOPIC IS THAT 140 TODAY OR PERHAPS EARLIER, BECAUSE WE'RE AWESOME AND WE RUN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AT TIMES, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A CULTURE SURVEY UPDATE ON THIS VERY TOPIC.

BUT YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT REGENT MONTERA AND I MIGHT ASK THE.

CHANCELLORS, NOT NOW, BUT OFFLINE WITH REGENT MONTERA TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE EFFORTS THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING ON ON THE CAMPUSES TO BETTER COORDINATE THE TIMING OF THE SURVEYS BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF SURVEYS THAT DO GO OUT AND THERE'S BEEN AN EFFORT OVER THE YEARS TO STREAMLINE THOSE AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN KEEP THAT UP.

YES. PRESIDENT SALIMAN? FINAL COMMENT AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO VOTE ON THIS THING.

SO AS REGENT KROLL JUST SAID, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A PRESENTATION ON THIS AND MAYBE WHAT I CAN ASK EMILY TO SPEAK TO THIS EXACT ISSUE TIMELINE AND WHY THEY ARE RECOMMENDING THE FOUR YEAR CYCLE DURING YOUR INTRODUCTION AND.

YOU KNOW, JUST SO YOU COULD HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE FOLKS WHO ARE DOING THE WORK, WHY THEY WHY THEY THINK IT SHOULD BE AT THAT CYCLE.

BUT IF THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL, IF SHE'S GOING TO BE HERE.

WOULD THAT BE HELPFUL FOR HER TO? BUT WE STILL HAVEN'T GOT ANOTHER CHANCELLOR TO STEP UP.

JUST VERY BRIEFLY THIS AFTERNOON, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUR DIVERSITY OFFICERS TALK ABOUT VARIOUS AREAS AND THEIR GENERAL AREAS RIGHT NOW.

BUT I BELIEVE THAT REGENT MONTERA'S QUESTIONS THAT COME UP CAN COME UP THIS AFTERNOON AND HAVE OUR DIVERSITY OFFICERS ANSWER IN THAT WAY.

OKAY, GREAT.

WELL, NOW WE WILL CALL THE ROLE ON THIS SPECIFIC TOPIC.

IF AT ANY POINT IN THE FUTURE SOMEONE WANTED TO REVISIT THIS MOTION, WE COULD CERTAINLY TAKE A MOTION TO RECONSIDER AND ALL THOSE THINGS.

BUT I THINK WE'RE AT A POINT NOW WHERE WE WILL TAKE A VOTE ON IT AND THEN EVERYTHING IS OPEN FOR CONTINUOUS DISCUSSION.

OK. REGENT CHAVEZ? AYE. REGENT GALLEGOS? NO. REGENT GANAHL? I'M NOT SURE THAT SHE'S JOINING US.

I THINK SHE'S NOT. REGENT MONTERA? NO. REGENT RENNISON? AYE. REGENT SHARKEY? AYE. REGENT SMITH? AYE. REGENT SPIEGEL? AYE. AND CHAIR KROLL? AYE. IT'S PASSED.

OK, THE MOTION CARRIES.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

THANK YOU, REGENT SHARKEY FOR BRINGING THAT FORWARD AND I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR DISCUSSION

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THIS AFTERNOON AS WELL.

THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT, AND I WELCOME

[H. 11:30 a.m. UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

COMMITTEE CHAIR REGENT RENNISON AND VP LEITNER TO SHARE UPDATES.

GREAT. THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

THE REGENTS UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS MET REMOTELY FROM 1 TO 3 P.M.

ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND.

ALL PRESENTATIONS AND REPORTS AND MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON BOARD DOCS.

THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF MYSELF VICE CHAIR SUE SHARKEY REGENT.

LESLIE SMITH WAS APPOINTED BY CHAIR KROLL FOR THE DAY TO SUBSTITUTE FOR REGENT MONTERA, WHO WAS OUT OF TOWN AND REGENT SPIEGEL.

THE MEETING BEGAN AT ONE.

THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERED A LOT OF THINGS.

THAT DAY WAS A VERY BUSY DAY.

FIRST OF ALL, WE HAD A PRESENTATION IN QUESTION AND ANSWER FROM THE BOULDER OFFICE OF VICTIM ASSISTANCE.

JESSICA LADD WEBBER GAVE US A REALLY EXCELLENT PRESENTATION ON THAT, WHICH WE'LL HEAR A LITTLE BIT SOMETHING RELATED TO THAT IN A MOMENT.

AND REGENT SPIEGEL BROUGHT FORTH AN RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH. AGAIN, WE'LL HEAR ABOUT THAT AGAIN IN A MOMENT.

WE HAD ACTION ITEMS. ONE WAS THE SPLIT OF AN MBA DEGREE INTO SEPARATE MBA AND HEALTH MBA DEGREES FOR CU DENVER. WE THEN CONSIDERED AN ETHNIC STUDIES PROGRAM CHANGE TO BECOME A DEPARTMENT AT C.U. DENVER AND A NEW BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN DATA SCIENCE AT CU DENVER.

ALL OF THESE THINGS WERE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY PUT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA THAT WE HEARD EARLIER TODAY.

FURTHER, WE HAD A FEW INFORMATION ITEMS. ONE WAS A DEGREE NAME CHANGE.

WHAT WE DID CALL INDIVIDUALLY STRUCTURED MAJOR IS NOW CALLED INDIVIDUALLY DESIGNED MAJOR AT CU DENVER AND ALSO A DEGREE NAME CHANGE AT CU BOULDER ENGINEERING PLUS BS DEGREE IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES, NOW REFERRED TO AS THE INTEGRATED DESIGN ENGINEERING DEGREE.

THE COMMITTEE, ALTHOUGH WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND THAT DAY, WE FINISHED 35 MINUTES EARLY AND ADJOURNED AT 2:25.

AND WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO JOINED US SO.

WELL, I THANK YOU, REGENT RENNISON AND THANK YOU TO REGENT SMITH, WHO STEPPED IN AND ENSURED WE HAD QUORUM THAT DAY.

NOW WE HAVE AN ACTION ITEM H-2, RECOGNITION OF APRIL AS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH.

THIS IS BEING BROUGHT FORWARD BY REGENT SPIEGEL, SO I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION AND THEN I'D ASK REGENT SPIEGEL TO SPEAK TO THIS FOR A MOMENT.

SOME MOVED. SECOND.

SO MOVE BY REGENT RENNISON, SECOND BY REGENT CHAVEZ.

THE FLOOR IS YOURS, REGENT SPIEGEL.

GREAT. THANKS SO MUCH, CHAIR KROLL AND THANK YOU EVERYONE.

AND I'D LIKE TO BEGIN BY THANKING KAVA KEENAN, WHO WE HEARD FROM THIS MORNING, THE PRESIDENT OF CU BOULDER STUDENT GOVERNMENT, AS WELL AS CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO AND COO O'ROURKE FOR THEIR WORK, ESPECIALLY THE STUDENTS, TO BRING AWARENESS AND CHANGE FOR SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT.

THE RESOLUTION BEFORE YOU GREW OUT OF THE STUDENTS DESIRES TO DISCUSS WHAT WE CAN DO TO STRENGTHEN OUR POLICIES AND RESOURCES THAT IDENTIFY, ADDRESS THE EFFECTS OF AND PROHIBIT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IMPACTING STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

TODAY'S RESOLUTION IS A STEP IN THAT DIRECTION BY ACKNOWLEDGING AND COMMENDING OUR COLLECTIVE EFFORTS TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL, STATE AND UNIVERSITY LAWS AND POLICIES.

IT ACKNOWLEDGES VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, RECOGNIZES THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HAS AN OBLIGATION TO SUPPORT PROGRAMING, TO ALLOW SURVIVORS TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THEIR COLLEGE JOURNEY, AND HIGHLIGHTS THE WORK BEING DONE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.

IT'S A STARTING POINT, NOT AN ENDPOINT.

THAT'S BECAUSE SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT ARE UBIQUITOUS IN OUR SOCIETY, INCLUDING OUR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE INCIDENTS OCCUR.

THE IMPACTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT NEGATIVELY IMPACT A STUDENT'S ABILITY TO LEARN FACULTY AND STAFF ABILITY TO TEACH, RESEARCH, AND WORK.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT HAVE DEVASTATING EFFECTS ON STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF BY NEGATIVELY IMPACTING THEIR EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING AND CAN BECOME A BARRIER TO EQUAL AND FREE ACCESS TO PUBLIC EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT.

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT UP TO 40% OF MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REPORT BEING VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE OR SEXUAL HARASSMENT, WITH THE VAST UNDERREPORTING TO THE POLICE OR OTHER AUTHORITY. OF THESE STATISTICS ALSO IDENTIFIED 20% OR MORE OF COLLEGE AGE STUDENTS REPORT BEING VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

AGAIN, VAST UNDERREPORTING OF STATISTICS IS WELL KNOWN.

THERE'S STILL MUCH WORK AND ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN TO CREATE STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT ALL THOSE IMPACTED BY SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT.

WE CAN WORK TOWARDS COMMUNITY JUSTICE MODELS THAT CO-LOCATE AGENCIES THAT INCLUDE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS, FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS, THERAPISTS AND THE DA'S OFFICE, HUMAN SERVICES,

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NURSING, PARENT AND FAMILY ADVISORS IN ONE PLACE.

HAVING A 24/7 ONE STOP SHOP THAT INCLUDES THESE AGENCIES ALLOWS FOR VICTIMS TO TELL THEIR STORY ONCE, NOT MULTIPLE TIMES.

SUCH MODELS ARE COST EFFECTIVE, EDUCATIONAL, MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND BREAK DOWN SILOS THAT CAN BE OBSTACLES TO LONG TERM SUSTAINABLE TREATMENT AND SUCCESS, AND A WAY TO MAKE THE GOOD WORK HAPPENING IN PLACES LIKE THE OFFICE OF VICTIMS ASSISTANCE.

EVEN BETTER. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ON FUTURE RESOLUTIONS WITH OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES AND CREATE SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT CURRENTLY EXIST IN HIGHER EDUCATION SETTINGS.

BUT FOR TODAY, I JUST INVITE EVERYONE TO JOIN ME IN WEARING TEAL PINS AND RIBBONS THAT YOU FOUND AS YOU CAME IN OR AT YOUR SEAT TO RECOGNIZE APRIL AS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH AND TO THANK JESSICA LADD-WEBBER ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND THE OFFICE OF VICTIMS ASSISTANCE FOR PROVIDING THE PINS.

AND I RESPECTFULLY ASK FOR MY BOARD COLLEAGUES TO VOTE YES.

AND RECOGNIZING APRIL AS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

THANK YOU, REGENT SPIEGEL. AND I WOULD JUST SUBMIT THAT WE NEED A COUPLE OF PINS OVER HERE. I NEED MORE PINS.

WE WOULD LIKE THOSE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS TOPIC FORWARD.

YOU KNOW, THERE IS ACTUALLY SOME DATA FROM A PREVIOUS SURVEY THAT WE DID THAT MIGHT GIVE YOU SOME MORE INSIGHT, SPECIFIC TO CU BOULDER AND OUR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND THEIR REPORTING OF THOSE INCIDENTS ON THAT SURVEY.

SO YOU MIGHT LOOK TO THAT.

AND I THINK, WELL, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO HAS STEPPED AWAY, BUT THAT'S CERTAINLY.

OH, JESUS, GOD.

SORRY, SORRY, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

YOU REMEMBER THE SURVEY WE DID FROM A FEW YEARS AGO? I THINK MAYBE WITHIN THE LAST IT WAS PRE-PANDEMIC.

SO THAT DATA MAY BE OF USE TO REGENT SPIEGEL.

REGENT RENNISON? THAT SURVEY WAS ALSO CONDUCTED AT ANSCHUTZ IN DOWNTOWN.

I ACTUALLY FIELDED IT AND I BELIEVE.

DID YOU GUYS ENGAGE IN THAT AS WELL AT C.

SPRINGS? I DON'T RECALL.

SO THERE ARE A LOT OF DATA AVAILABLE ON THAT AND ALSO OTHER NATIONAL THINGS THAT WE COULD REFER TO. YEAH, GREAT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS? ALL RIGHT. DO WE TAKE A ROLL CALL VOTE OR ARE WE ALL GOOD WITH A VOTE BY ACCLAMATION ON THIS? I THINK ACCLAMATION IS FINE ON THIS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE INDICATE BY SAYING AYE.

AYE. ANY OPPOSED? OK. HEARING NONE THAT PASSES.

THANK YOU, REGENT SPIEGEL, FOR BRINGING THAT ISSUE FORWARD.

AND THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE OUR GOVERNANCE LEADER REPORTS AND WE WILL BEGIN A LITTLE WORRIED.

MR. UNTISZ HAS STEPPED OUT.

OH! THERE HE IS, RIGHT ON CUE.

OKAY. WE WILL HAVE.

OH, MY GOSH.

I SKIPPED OUT EVERY CROSSING.

SORRY. PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. REGENT GALLEGOS.

WELL, I WILL TELL YOU, IF THERE WAS ONE COMMITTEE THAT WAS GOING TO KNOW THAT WE SKIPPED

[I. 11:40 a.m. AUDIT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

IT, IT WOULD BE THE AUDIT COMMITTEE BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS WATCHING.

AND WITH THAT, WE'LL TURN IT OVER TO REGENT SPIEGEL FOR THE AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT.

THANK YOU. CHAIR KROLL AND THANK YOU TO MY VICE CHAIR REGENT GALLEGOS BECAUSE YOU'RE RIGHT, WE ARE, WE ARE.

YOU KNOW, WE DO IT ALL.

YOU RISK ETHICS.

YEAH, THE AUDIT COMMITTEE MET ON MARCH 16, 2022.

MYSELF, VICE CHAIR, REGENT, GALLEGOS, REGENT GANAHL AND REGENT RENNISON WERE PRESENT.

AVP AND UNIVERSITY CONTROLLER BOB CUELLAR PROVIDED AN OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE FOR THE QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31ST, 2021.

KEY VARIANCES DISCUSSED INCLUDED NET TUITION, INCOME SALARIES AND BENEFITS, AUXILIARY ENTERPRISE REVENUE AND GRANTS AND CONTRACTS REVENUE.

OVERALL, THE UNIVERSITY CONTINUES TO BE IN A STRONG FINANCIAL POSITION, WITH OPERATIONS LARGELY RETURNING TO PRE-COVID LEVELS.

AVP, AGNESSA VARTANOVA PROVIDED AN UPDATE ON CURRENT EXTERNAL REGULATORY AUDITS ON CAMPUSES, INTERNAL AUDIT REPORTS ISSUED AND THE STATUS OF CAMPUS ACTION PLANS ON PRIOR INTERNAL AUDIT FINDINGS.

NO MATTERS OF SIGNIFICANT RISK WERE NOTED.

THE INTERNAL ANNUAL AUDIT PLAN IS LARGELY ON TRACK, WITH SEVERAL PROJECTS ISSUED OR IN PROGRESS. THE TIMING OF SOME PROJECTS WAS IMPACTED BY RECENT RETIREMENTS AND ONBOARDING OF NEW TEAM MEMBERS.

THE BACKLOG OF OLDER INVESTIGATIONS HAS BEEN ADDRESSED AND THE PROCESS FOR ADDRESSING INCOMING ALLEGATIONS HAS BEEN REDESIGNED FOR INCREASED TIMELINES AND TRANSPARENCY.

INTERNAL AUDIT CONTINUES TO WORK ON UPDATING ITS INTERNAL PROCESSES AND ALIGNING PRACTICES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF ITS GOVERNING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.

ADDITIONALLY, INTERNAL AUDIT KICKED OFF THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 RISK ASSESSMENT AND AUDIT

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PLANNING PROCESS AVP.

VARTAN NOVA SHARED WITH THE COMMITTEE THE RECENTLY DEVELOPED INTERNAL AUDIT VISION STATEMENT INSIGHT WITH IMPACT, WHICH IS ROOTED IN THE TEAM'S DESIRE FOR THEIR WORK PRODUCT TO BE RELEVANT AND VALUABLE TO THEIR STAKEHOLDERS.

PERSPECTIVES ON BOTH RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO BE DELIVERED TIMELY AND FOR THE CORE VALUES, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY, AND CONTINUOUS ALIGNMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO BE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR TEAM INTERACTIONS WITH EACH OTHER AND THEIR COLLEAGUES.

THE COMMITTEE ADDRESSED SEVERAL WORKPLAN ITEMS, INCLUDING THE AUDIT AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER, INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER, THE UNIVERSITY CODE OF CONDUCT, DEBT COMPLIANCE DISCLOSURES TO EXTERNAL ENTITIES AND DISCLOSURES OF INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER OFFICER AND MANAGEMENT USE OF UNIVERSITY RESOURCES.

THE AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER WAS LAST REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS IN JUNE 2015.

THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE CHARTER FOR COMPLIANCE WITH UPDATED POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AS WELL AS THE COMMITTEE'S CURRENT PRACTICES.

WE WILL REVIEW THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CHARTER AT THE JUNE AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING AND WILL PRESENT IT TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL FOLLOWING THE FOLLOWING BOARD MEETING TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY UNDER REGENT POLICY.

TWO WE WOULD LIKE THIS TO SERVE AS NOTICE TO THE BOARD THAT WE WILL CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER AND PRESENT THEM FOR REVIEW AND APPROVAL.

AT THE JUNE BOARD MEETING.

THERE WERE NO PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER AND NO RISK ISSUES NOTED IN CONNECTION WITH OTHER WORKPLAN ITEMS REVIEWED.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THE INCIDENTS REPORTED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S ETHICS LINE OVER THE LAST QUARTER.

THE ETHICS HOTLINE CONTINUES TO RECEIVE A STEADY NUMBER OF ALLEGATIONS AND INQUIRIES WHICH ARE BEING MANAGED AS APPROPRIATE BY INTERNAL AUDIT IN A TIMELY MANNER.

THE COMMITTEE HELD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION REGARDING LEGAL ADVICE ON A SPECIFIC MATTERS AND PERSONNEL MATTERS RESPECTIVELY.

THE COMMITTEE WILL NEXT MEET ON JUNE 15TH, 2022.

AND AS ALWAYS, WE WELCOME ANY FEEDBACK QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BEST COMMITTEE, THE AUDIT COMMITTEE. OR THE INTERNAL AUDIT DEPARTMENT.

THANK YOU, CHAIR. THANK YOU, REGENT SPIEGEL.

AND THANK YOU AUDITOR VARTANOVA FOR YOUR WORK IN THIS AREA.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR OUR ILLUSTRIOUS COLLEAGUES FROM THE AUDIT COMMITTEE? THAT'S A TOUGH COMMITTEE TO GET ON, SO I WOULD ALREADY SUGGEST THAT REGENTS SIGN UP FOR IT FOR NEXT TIME.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

WITH THAT, WE WILL NOW MOVE TO THE SHARED GOVERNANCE REPORTS.

[J. 11:50 a.m. GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORTS]

AND FIRST, WE INVITE INTER CAMPUS STUDENT FORUM CHAIR CHRIS HILTON TO PROVIDE HIS UPDATE.

I LOVE THAT. I GET TO GO FIRST EVERY MEETING.

GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING, CHAIR KROLL, VICE CHAIR SHARKEY, REGENTS, CHANCELLORS.

FIRST, I WANT TO START WITH SOME PREPARED REMARKS REGARDING THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE, WHICH IS OFFICIALLY ENDED.

I WANT TO REALLY, GENUINELY AND EARNESTLY, CELEBRATE THE CONCLUSION OF THAT WORK.

SO OFTEN WHEN YOU'RE ONE OF THE FEW STUDENTS IN THESE ROOMS, YOU WORRY THAT YOU MIGHT NOT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE HURT OR THAT YOU WILL BE ALONE IN WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

AND WHILE WE ALL KNOW I DON'T HAVE A PERSONAL PROBLEM SPEAKING UP OR BEING IN THAT SPACE, IT REALLY IS A COMMENT ON THE GROUP THAT WAS ASSEMBLED, HOW OFTEN I FELT THAT I WAS HEARD AND THAT IT WAS BEING AMPLIFIED BY OTHER MEMBERS, ESPECIALLY REGENTS, THAT WERE PRESENT IN THOSE ROOMS. BECAUSE OF THE DIVERSITY OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE THAT WAS ASSEMBLED, WE WERE ABLE TO WE WERE ABLE TO COLLABORATE.

WE WERE ABLE TO CREATE MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS.

WE WERE ABLE TO REALLY LOOK FOR OUR NEXT PRESIDENT FROM A REALLY INCREDIBLE SELECTION OF CANDIDATES. WHILE NOT EVERYONE WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AT ANY LEVEL, BUT ESPECIALLY NOT WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY CONSTITUENT GROUPS WHO HAVE FAVORED SONS THAT MAY BE IN THE RACE. I TRULY FEEL THAT THIS COMMITTEE WORKED IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE AMAZING CAMPUSES THAT OUR CHANCELLORS LEAD, AND I BELIEVE THE RESULT IS ONLY GOING TO BENEFIT THE FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

THANK YOU ON THAT. THANK YOU, MR. HILTON. IN TERMS OF ICS UPDATES, BECAUSE OF MIDTERMS AND SPRING BREAK AND PLENTY OF OTHER LITTLE THINGS, WE HAVE NOT MET AS A GROUP SINCE THE LAST BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGS.

WE WILL BE MEETING TWO TIMES IN THE REST OF APRIL AND ONCE MORE IN MAY TO FINALIZE A COUPLE OF OUR GOVERNING DOCUMENTS AND GET UPDATES GOING.

BUT IN TERMS OF CAMPUS UPDATES, REALLY THE BIG TREND ACROSS ALL OF THE UPDATES IS THAT

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IT'S ELECTION SEASON FOR US.

AS ALL OF YOU KNOW, OUR STUDENT GOVERNMENTS FUNCTION AND YEARLY BASIS AND ALL OF US HAVE EITHER STARTED OR ENDED OUR ELECTIONS.

SO THAT'S THE BIG THING, EVERY SINGLE CAMPUS.

THE OTHER BIG THING IS THAT WE'RE FINISHING UP ALL OF OUR INITIATIVES THAT WE STARTED IN THE YEAR, SPECIFICALLY AT BOULDER.

THE GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO STREAMLINE AND ADD TRANSPARENCY TO THE GRIEVANCE PROCESSES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS.

THEY'RE MAKING SOME REALLY GREAT HEADWAY THERE.

AND IN GENERAL, GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT.

I'VE REALLY IDOLIZED HOW THEY CAN GET SOME THINGS DONE SO QUICKLY INSIDE THEIR GROUP.

COLORADO SPRINGS, SAME THING ELECTIONS.

THEY WERE ALSO ABLE TO DOUBLE THE TURNOUT OF THEIR ELECTIONS THIS YEAR.

SO THAT'S AN AMAZING NUMBER, SOMETHING I HOPE TO REPLICATE AT CU DENVER.

THEY ALSO POSTED A REFERENDUM THAT INCREASED THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE FOR THEIR CAMPUS.

THEIR BIG FOCUS AS THE YEAR ENDS IS TO WORK ON ESTABLISHING A MORE STRUCTURE TO THEIR FOOD PANTRY AND TO HAVE A COUPLE MORE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EVENTS, ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THE WEATHER IS GETTING GREAT. UNLESS YOU'VE BEEN IN THE CITY AND DEALING WITH THE WIND THIS WEEK, OUR ELECTIONS AT CU DENVER WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE FIRST WEEK OF MAY.

WE HAVE CANDIDATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK FOR THAT.

SO THAT'S REALLY EXCITING.

I WILL NOT BE ONE OF THOSE.

JUST TO CLARIFY, ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, OUR CAMPUS HAD SOME REALLY COOL HONORS.

WE WERE ABLE TO HOST THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

WELL, CHANCELLOR MARKS HOSTED AND WE WERE IN GOVERNOR POLIS TO HAVE A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT COVID AND INEQUITIES INSIDE PUBLIC HEALTH.

I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND, AND AS A PUBLIC HEALTH PERSON, I WAS EXCEPTIONALLY EXCITED.

THEN THE NEXT DAY, CCD, WHICH IS PART OF THE ARIA CAMPUS, WAS ABLE TO HOST THE WHITE HOUSE HISPANIC INITIATIVES SUMMIT.

SO WE HAD DR. JILL BIDEN THERE AND A COUPLE OF THE SENATORS AND SEVERAL STUDENTS, ABOUT 20 STUDENTS FROM CU DENVER WERE ABLE TO ATTEND AND HAD A BLAST WITH THOSE AND EVEN THE BREAKOUT SESSIONS, WHICH WAS REALLY EXCITING.

TO LOOP BACK TO THE MURALS, I HAVE SEVERAL PICTURES OF THOSE ON MY PHONES, SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANY OF THOSE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT FROM 15TH AND 16TH STREET IN DOWNTOWN.

SO IT'S REALLY, REALLY EXCITING.

FINAL NOTE, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SERVE ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND WE ARE EAGERLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DRAFTS WE'VE BEEN PROMISED FROM VICE PRESIDENT YOUETH.

REMEMBER, WE WANT THEM.

THANK YOU. MR. HILTON, IF YOU COULD HOLD 1/2.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS HERE.

WE'LL START WITH REGENT SMITH AND REGENT SHARKEY.

WELL, MR. HILTON, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK AS A STUDENT LEADER, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, BEING ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE.

IT'S A LOT OF WORK FOR ALL OF US, BUT AS A STUDENT YOU ARE JUGGLING SO MUCH AND YOU HAD SUCH A STRONG COMMITMENT.

WE'RE ALWAYS PREPARED.

WE LOVED HEARING FROM YOU.

YOU HAD A VERY IMPORTANT VOICE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT GATHERING WITH THE GIRAFFES TO SAY THANK YOU.

YEAH. AND I JUST TO ADD TO WHAT REGENT SMITH SAID, BOY, YOUR LEADERSHIP WAS AN IMPORTANT YOU PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON THAT SEARCH COMMITTEE.

AND GOSH, WITH ALL THAT YOU DO, I MEAN, YOU'RE A STUDENT AND THAT'S A LOT.

AND YOU'RE CHAIR OF THE GOVERNANCE, AND THAT'S A LOT.

BUT IN ADDITION, THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND IT JUST YOU'RE GOING TO GO ON TO SOME REALLY GREAT THINGS. CHRIS, THANK YOU.

TAKE ON A LOT OF WORK AND YOU TAKE YOUR WORK SERIOUSLY AND YOU'RE TRULY A LEADER.

YOUR VOICE MATTERED.

YOU PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE ON OUR COMMITTEE.

SO WE APPRECIATE YOU.

APPRECIATE YOU SPEAKING UP AND AND LETTING US HEAR WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS WERE.

SO THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO TO SERVE CU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? ARE YOU DONE AFTER THE NEXT MEETING OR.

I'M NOT GRADUATING.

I'LL BE GRADUATING IN DECEMBER, BUT I WILL BE, I THINK THIS MIGHT BE MY LAST MEETING.

YOU MAY WE LET YOU STICK AROUND THROUGH JUNE IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN.

OH, YEAH, I'LL GET YOU AND I'LL STILL BE A STUDENT, SO.

WELL, STICKING WITH THE THEORY THAT NO ONE IN HIGHER EDUCATION CAN TELL ANYBODY ELSE WHAT TO DO, WE WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US AT THE JUNE MEETING.

IN CORPORATE LIFE, WE CALL IT VOLUNTEERED.

I'M VERY OKAY WITH THAT.

SO YES, I GUESS I'LL BE AT THE JUNE MEETING.

WE'LL THANK YOU IN JUNE INSTEAD OF TODAY.

RIGHT? THANK YOU.

PERFECT. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR ICSF CHAIR, MR. HILTON? OKAY.

THANK YOU. NEXT ON THE AGENDA, WE WILL HEAR NOW FROM STAFF COUNCIL CHAIR RYAN UNTISZ, WHO

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MAY, I BELIEVE NOW HAVE OFFICIALLY BROKEN THE RECORD OF LONGEST SERVING STAFF COUNCIL SHARED GOVERNANCE LEADER IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO.

SO ARE YOU GOING TO BE AT THE JUNE MEETING? WILL THAT BE YOUR FINAL MEETING? I THINK THAT WILL BE MY FINAL MEETING.

AND I'LL SAY THAT I THINK THE RECORD I BROKE WAS MINE.

SO PLEASE. WELL, THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN, CHAIR KROLL, VICE CHAIR SHARKEY, REGENTS, CHANCELLORS FOR ALLOWING ME TO PROVIDE A COUPLE OF UPDATES FOR THE STAFF TODAY.

I'M GOING TO TALK ON THREE ITEMS AND NOT READ TOO MUCH DIRECTLY FROM MY REPORT.

FIRST, I WANT TO TOUCH ON SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSED A LITTLE BIT TODAY, WHICH ARE THE STAFFING SHORTAGES HERE ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES, ACTUALLY.

SO WE KNOW THAT OPEN STAFF POSITIONS, INCLUDING PRA POSITIONS, HAVE A DOWNSTREAM IMPACT.

THAT THAT AFFECTS OUR RESEARCH.

THAT AFFECTS OUR STUDENTS.

THAT AFFECTS OTHER STAFF MEMBERS AS WELL.

WHEN POSITIONS GO UNFILLED FOR PROTRACTED, PROTRACTED PERIODS OF TIME, WHAT THAT DOES IS CAUSE OTHER PEOPLE IN THOSE TYPE OF THOSE HIRING UNITS TO NEED TO PICK UP THE ADDITIONAL WORK AND PUT IN LONGER HOURS AND WORK IN AREAS THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THEIR NORMAL WORK AREAS. AND WHAT THAT DOES IS CAUSE OCCUPATIONAL BURNOUT AND INCREASED STRESS AND DISENGAGEMENT AND DECREASED EFFECTIVENESS OVER LONGER PERIODS OF TIME.

AND ULTIMATELY WHAT THAT LEADS TO IS MORE TURNOVER, THUS SORT OF FEEDING A VICIOUS CYCLE.

I'M SAYING THIS JUST TO REINFORCE WHAT THE BOARD AND CHANCELLORS AND ADMINISTRATION ALREADY HAVE STATED AND THAT YOU ALL ALREADY KNOW.

I AM GOING TO FIRST POINT OUT THAT IN THE SHORT TERM, EVERY STAFF MEMBER THAT I'VE TALKED TO ON THIS TOPIC IS ALWAYS MORE THAN HAPPY TO PICK UP THE EXTRA WORK AND SHOULDER THE EXTRA RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OUTSIDE OF THEIR WORK AREAS IN TIMES WHERE THEY NEED TO FOR THE SHORT RUN, WHERE THERE'S JUST A DEPARTMENT SORT OF WAVE OF PEOPLE RETIRING OR MOVING ON. THEY'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO PICK IT UP.

WHERE IT BECOMES SOMETHING THAT THE STAFF START TO BE FRUSTRATED AT IS WHEN THAT WORK BECOMES SOMETHING THAT THEY DO FOR NINE MONTHS OR 12 MONTHS OR 18 MONTHS OR LONGER.

AND THAT'S SORT OF THE ENVIRONMENT THAT'S BEEN COMMUNICATED TO ME A NUMBER OF TIMES BY THE STAFF. WITH THAT, I WANT TO ALSO POINT OUT THAT WHEN STAFF IN THOSE BURNOUT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENTS, SEEING NOWHERE ELSE TO LOOK FOR REMEDY OF THAT ENVIRONMENT.

AND THEY ALSO DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE CU.

THEY TURN TO ORGANIZATIONS LIKE ORGANIZED LABOR THINKING THAT THAT'S GOING TO BE A WAY THAT'LL SOLVE ALL OF THE PROBLEMS WHEN WE HAVE STRUCTURES IN PLACE HERE AT CU ALREADY TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE BORNE OUT OF THOSE TYPES OF SITUATIONS.

I WANT TO APPLAUD THE WORK THAT'S ALREADY BEEN DONE TO TRY TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES.

I THINK COMPENSATION IS A PIECE OF IT.

IT'S NOT THE ENTIRE PUZZLE AS WELL.

YOU KNOW, IN THE SHORT TERM, I THINK THERE COULD BE AN EXPANSION OF PROGRAMS THAT ALREADY EXIST OR THE CREATION OF PROGRAMS THAT DO NOT YET EXIST, THAT COMPENSATE STAFF WHO'VE BEEN TAKING ON ADDITIONAL WORK AND ALLOW AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY FOR THOSE PROGRAMS TO TAKE PLACE AS POSSIBLE USING SALARY SAVINGS OR OTHER MECHANISMS FOR GRANT FUNDED POSITIONS AND DEPARTMENTS. IN THE LONGER TERM, I WOULD ENCOURAGE ADMINISTRATION ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES ON BEHALF OF THE STAFF, TO ADOPT WHAT CU DENVER HAS ADOPTED, AND THAT IS TO ASPIRE TO BECOMING A BEST PLACE TO WORK.

DESIGNATED LOCATION ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES.

THE BEST PLACE TO WORK DESIGNATION IS A HIGH BAR AND IT INCLUDES SO MANY MECHANISMS THAT OUR INSTITUTIONS SHOULD ASPIRE TO.

AND I THINK THAT IN THE LONG RUN IS A WAY TO BEGIN REMEDYING A LONG RUN SHORTFALL OF EMPLOYEES. I READ A REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS THAT SAID THERE WERE UPWARDS OF 10 MILLION OPEN JOBS IN FEBRUARY AND THERE WERE 3.5 MILLION PEOPLE ACTIVELY COLLECTING UNEMPLOYMENT.

THAT HUGE GAP MEANS THAT THIS IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE.

SO I WANTED TO COMMUNICATE ALL OF THAT ON THE TOPIC OF STAFFING SHORTAGES AND DOWNSTREAM IMPACTS OF THOSE SHORTAGES.

IT'S KIND OF MY FIRST TOPIC.

THE NEXT ONE, PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A LIGHTER TOPIC.

THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STAFF COUNCIL.

WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF TRYING TO CERTIFY OUR OFFICER ELECTION RESULTS.

UNFORTUNATELY, I WAS HOPING TO HAVE RESULTS FOR YOU ALL TODAY.

I DON'T HAVE THOSE RESULTS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO CERTIFY A COUPLE FINAL DETAILS. I ANTICIPATE KNOWING WHO THE NEXT SLATE OF OFFICERS WILL BE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STAFF COUNCIL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, A FEW BUSINESS DAYS.

AND AS SOON AS I KNOW, I'LL EMAIL PRESIDENT SALIMAN, CHAIR KROLL AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS

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FROM ADMINISTRATION, MAKE YOU ALL AWARE ONCE THOSE INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

AND THEN LASTLY ON THE CWC SURVEY, I'M GOING TO READ A LITTLE BIT OFF OF MY REPORT, BUT I RECENTLY IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS MET WITH CAMPUS CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICERS AND COMMUNICATED SOME CONCERNS RELATED TO THE TIMING OF THE SURVEY CADENCE.

YOU KNOW, INTERNALLY AMONG THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STAFF COUNCIL, WE DISCUSSED THE OPTICS OF MEASURING SOMETHING, MAKING INCREMENTAL PROGRESS, AND THEN MEASURING IT FOUR YEARS LATER. IT CAN GIVE US SORT OF THE LICENSE TO HAVE SOMETHING HAPPEN, LIKE A SURVEY, MAKE A FEW CHANGES AND THEN IGNORE IT FOR THE REST OF THE FOUR YEARS.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT THAT'S THE OPTICS OF WHAT STAFF WHO ARE NOT AS CLOSE TO THIS AS I AM OR AS CLOSE TO SEEING HOW THIS IS WORKING AS I AM, MIGHT VIEW THIS AND HAVE COMMUNICATED THAT THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT THOSE THINGS.

I'VE COMMUNICATED THOSE THINGS TO THE CAMPUS CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICERS DURING A RECENT MEETING, AND I'M HAPPY TO SHARE THAT.

I FEEL THAT THOSE CONCERNS FROM THE CDOS WERE HEARD, THAT WE HAD A DIALOG ABOUT WAYS, INTERMEDIATE STEPS, THOSE SMALLER SURVEYS TO MEASURE SOME TARGETED INFORMATION.

IN THE INTERVENING YEARS.

BETWEEN THE FOUR YEAR SURVEYS, I'M GLAD TO HAVE GOTTEN A CHANCE TO OPEN DIALOG WITH THE CDOS. THEY WERE INCREDIBLY OPEN TO WHATEVER INPUT, INSIGHT AND FEEDBACK I COULD PROVIDE.

AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE ADMINISTRATION FOR ADMINISTERING THE SURVEY AS.

BUT THOSE ARE THE PRIMARY TOPICS WE HAD FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, AND I'M HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS. ANY QUESTIONS? WELL, I WILL REPEAT THE QUESTION I ALWAYS ASK, WHICH IS HOW ARE WE DOING WITH OUR FACULTIES, EMPLOYEE OR STAFF AND FACULTY? EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND BENEFITS? YES. NO. WITH THE ITEM THAT I INCLUDED IN MY REPORT LAST FEBRUARY THAT GAVE SOME POTENTIAL AREAS FOR EXPANSION IN NOT JUST THE EMPLOYEE TUITION BENEFIT, BUT OTHER AREAS VOCATIONAL TRAINING OR TRADE SCHOOL SUPPORT OUTSIDE OF CU.

BEYOND THAT, THIS TIME OF YEAR IS ACTUALLY A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT TIME FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STAFF COUNCIL.

WE'RE RUNNING THE WE'RE GETTING READY TO HAVE THE ALL COUNCIL'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY ON APRIL 29TH AND OFFICER ELECTIONS AND JUST A CONFLUENCE OF A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN THE SPRING. SO WE HAVEN'T MADE ANY ADDITIONAL PROGRESS AT THIS TIME OTHER THAN THE RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDED IN FEBRUARY.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT YOUR FAVORITE ANSWER TO HEAR ON THIS TOPIC.

HOPEFULLY MORE. SO I WANT TO BEFORE I LEAVE, I WANT TO PUT A SHOVEL IN THE GROUND FOR THE CU DENVER ENGINEERING BUILDING AND SIT NEXT TO A STAFF PERSON WHEN THEY ARE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR THEIR CLASSES.

GOT TO TAKE CARE OF OUR STAFF.

WE'RE HEARING ABOUT IT.

AND THIS IS LIKE ONE THING WE CAN DO.

SO I'M A LITTLE GRUMPY GUS ABOUT THAT.

I WILL DRAW A CONNECTION BETWEEN IMPROVEMENTS IN THESE BENEFITS WHERE WE CAN FIND WAYS TO. TO.

FIND FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE WAYS TO MAKE THOSE TYPES OF IMPROVEMENTS THAT DON'T IMPACT OUR STUDENTS. THOSE ALSO GO A LONG WAY IN ADDRESSING AT LEAST PARTS OF THE RETENTION ISSUE I TALKED ABOUT.

AND GO WORK AT ANOTHER ORGANIZATION AND HAVE THEIR TUITION FULLY COVERED WITH NO ENROLLMENT DELAYS JUST AT A DIFFERENT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY REGARDING THE TUITION ASSISTANCE BENEFIT, I HAD ASKED FOR AN UPDATE ON IT. CHAD CAN FILL IN SOME BLANKS ON IT.

BUT APPARENTLY CU DENVER UNDERGRADUATES GETS HIT HARDEST WITH THAT, WHICH IS GREAT.

I'M GLAD PEOPLE ARE GOING THERE.

BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE MAKE A COMMENT THAT PERHAPS IF IT IS AN UNDUE BURDEN ON CU DENVER, MAYBE WE CAN FIND A WAY TO HELP THEM WITH THAT TO ENSURE THAT OUR STAFF CAN DO THAT. AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO CHAD TO GIVE A FEW MORE DETAILS ON THAT.

THANKS, REGENT. RENNISON. SO IF WE IF WE WENT IN THE WAY BACK MACHINE TO LAST YEAR, AT THIS TIME, THERE WAS NOT.

STUDENTS WEREN'T AFFORDED THE PARDON ME, DEPENDENT STUDENTS WEREN'T AFFORDED THE ABILITY THE TUITION BENEFIT DIDN'T ALLOW STUDENTS TO.

PEOPLE USING THE BENEFIT TO REGISTER SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.

SO THAT WAS OPENED UP.

SO INDIVIDUALS CAN ENROLL SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THAT COURSE DEADLINE.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AT CU DENVER ARE THE ONLY POPULATION FOR THOSE CLASSES WHERE THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE YET.

EACH CAMPUS IS COLLECTING DATA TO SEE WHAT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT IF THERE WAS ANY WHAT THAT WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE.

AND THEN DENVER IS GOING TO LOOK AT THEIR DATA OVER THE SUMMER TO SEE IF THAT'S SOMETHING

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THAT THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO CONSIDER ON THE UNDERGRADUATE SIDE.

SO THAT'S AFFORDED ON THE GRADUATE SIDE THAT UNDERGRADUATE PIECES CU DENVER THAT'S MISSING. BUT AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT ON THE UNDERGRADUATE SPACE AT ANY OF THE OTHER CAMPUSES.

SO LET'S HANG A DOLLAR AMOUNT ON THAT.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS BOARD CAN LOOK LONG AND HARD IS WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO, YOU KNOW, TAKE CARE OF THAT.

AND IF WE TAKE CARE OF DENVER IN THAT WAY, WE MAY HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF BOULDER AND OTHER CAMPUSES IN THAT WAY.

I MEAN, WE GOT LIKE WE'RE HEMORRHAGING STAFF.

WE JUST HAVE TO FIGURE THIS OUT.

SO THAT THE OTHER CAMPUSES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE IT WITHIN THEIR BUDGET.

SO IT'S REALLY A QUESTION OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO CU DENVER CAMPUS.

SO IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'LL HAVE TO LOOK AT AND THEN GET BACK TO FOCUS ON.

RYAN, HOW IMPORTANT IS THAT OF AN ISSUE FOR YOUR FOLKS PRIOR TO WHAT IS BEING REFERRED TO AS THE GREAT RESIGNATION OR WHEN THESE STAFFING SHORTAGES? I'D SAY IT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY HIGH ON THE RADAR.

IT WAS ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE TOPICS THAT I HEARD ABOUT.

IT'S BEEN SUPERSEDED NOW BY PRESSURES AND STRESSES RELATED TO SHORTAGES, AND I HEAR ABOUT THAT MORE FREQUENTLY IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD.

SAY. ACTUALLY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CHANCELLOR MARKS HAS BEEN TALKING TO HER TEAM ABOUT QUITE A BIT, WHICH IS WHICH RESULTED IN THE CHAT I JUST GAVE.

SO. WOULD YOU LIKE TO? SURE. WELL, WE AGAIN, I THINK WE TOOK A FIRST BIG STEP WITH THE GRADUATE PROGRAMS, THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR VOICE AND HEARING.

AND THIS SUMMER, WE'RE DOING AN ANALYSIS AND WE'RE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO MOVE FORWARD NEXT YEAR. BUT WE NEED TO DO THE ANALYSIS THIS SUMMER.

SO WE'LL BE COMING BACK TO YOU SOON ON IT.

AND I. CAN I? SO ONE OF THE THINGS AND SO, OF COURSE, THIS IS SOMETHING RYAN'S BEEN WANTING FOREVER.

SO YOU'VE DONE NOTHING BUT ADVOCATE AND SO THAT THAT'S GOOD AND THAT'S THAT'S YOUR JOB AND YOU'VE BEEN COMMUNICATING THAT CLEARLY TO US.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I'M WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS ON THIS.

AND SO THE SO ESSENTIALLY WHAT REGENT WHAT YOU WERE DESCRIBING THAT THAT DOES EXIST ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES AND THE ONE THAT THE ONE EXCEPTION RIGHT NOW IS UNDERGRADS AT CU DENVER. AND THAT'S WHAT CHANCELLOR MARKS JUST SPOKE TO.

AND I THINK WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.

BUT THE QUESTION NOW IS JUST HOW MUCH WILL IT COST AND HOW TO POTENTIALLY ACCOMMODATE THAT. DO WE COLLECT TURNOVER DATA BY STAFF, BY CAMPUS AS AN ORGANIZATION? I WOULD DEFER TO ADMINISTRATION ON WHETHER OR NOT THAT DATA IS COLLECTED IN THE AGGREGATE. I THINK IT'D BE VERY VALUABLE FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THAT NUMBER.

SURE. SO THE THE.

WE DO HAVE THAT.

WE OF COURSE, WE TRACK HOW MANY OF OUR STAFF AND FACULTY LEAVE AND THEY'VE STAYED.

I'M JUST REFERRING TO CHAIRMAN KROLL'S COMMENT ABOUT WE'RE HEMORRHAGING STAFF, SO I'D LIKE TO UNDERSTAND THAT. AND I THINK THAT ALSO TIES BACK INTO OUR CLIMATE SURVEY AND A LOT OF OTHER ISSUES AROUND COMPENSATION.

YEAH. AND YOU KNOW, AS FAR AS WHETHER OR NOT WE KNOW, IF WE'RE LOSING STAFF BECAUSE THIS BENEFIT ISN'TWHAT SOME PEOPLE WANT IT TO BE FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE POPULATION AT CU DENVER. I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THAT, BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY SHARE WITH YOU WHAT THE TURNOVER RATE IS.

YEAH. THANK YOU. I'LL ADD REAL QUICK AS WELL.

RELATED TO THE TUITION BENEFIT, WE REALIZE ON THE STAFF SIDE, WE HEAR THIS AT MEETINGS WHENEVER THIS COMES UP THAT THERE'S BEEN TREMENDOUS PROGRESS.

WE WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES.

THE REASON THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE STEPPED OFF OF THE GAS PEDAL A LITTLE BIT IS THAT WE DO REALIZE THAT AS VICE CHAIR SHARKEY HAD MENTIONED, IN AN INSTITUTION LIKE THIS, THINGS DON'T MOVE FAST.

SOMETIMES THERE'S THOUGHT PUT INTO SIGNIFICANT THOUGHT, PUT INTO DOING THE RIGHT THING AND SORT OF STAYING OUT OF ADMINISTRATION'S WAY FOR THE TIME BEING WHILE THEY EVALUATE THE IMPACTS OF THE CURRENT CHANGES TO SEE HOW FAR THEY CAN CONTINUE.

GRATEFUL. AND THAT'S SORT OF WHY WE'VE BEEN A LITTLE BIT ON THE SIDELINES ON ADVOCACY.

THANK YOU, RYAN. WE'LL GO TO REGENT RENNISON AND THEN CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

YEAH, I JUST WANTED TO REITERATE TO I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM HAVE DONE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

I KNOW IT FEELS LIKE IT'S A LONG TIME COMING.

AND NOT ONLY IS IT A PART OF RETAINING AND MAKING PEOPLE FEEL WELCOME AND WANTED, BUT ALSO THERE'S THE SIDE OF IT THAT PREVIOUS TO THIS CLASSES WOULD BE CANCELED BECAUSE THERE WEREN'T ENOUGH PEOPLE ENROLLED IN THEM BEFORE EMPLOYEES OR DEPENDENTS OF EMPLOYEES EVEN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN.

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SO THERE'S ALSO SOME GOOD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THAT WAY.

CLASSES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN CANCELED IN THE PAST WERE NOT.

SO IT IS A THERE ARE BENEFITS OTHER THAN JUST MAKING PEOPLE FEEL WELCOME AND WANTED.

SO. THANK YOU, RICHARD RENNISON AND CHANCELLOR.

JUST TO ECHO WHAT REGION RENNISON SAID, YOU KNOW, WE WERE CONDUCTING A PILOT STUDY THAT WILL WE ARE GOING TO IMPLEMENT WHERE OUR EMPLOYEES ARE ABLE TO REGISTER SEVEN DAYS BEFORE CLASSES, WHICH I BELIEVE WILL HELP, AND ESPECIALLY WITH THOSE AREAS WHERE CLASSES MIGHT BE CANCELED. AND SECONDLY, WE'RE ALSO ADDING OUR ROTC INSTRUCTORS AND ALLOWING THEM TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, AND THEY FEEL THAT'S A GREAT BENEFIT AS WELL.

WONDERFUL. ALL RIGHT.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO UPDATE US ON? NOPE. THAT'S ALL OF THE BIG TICKET ITEMS ON MY REPORT.

THANK YOU. AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU BREAKING THE RECORD ONE MORE TIME.

ENJOY YOUR LAST GUY RIGHT BY THE LAST GUY.

AND NOW BEFORE WE DO A BREAK FOR LUNCH, WE WILL HEAR FROM PROFESSOR MARY COUSINS-REED FROM UCCS AND THE SYSTEMWIDE FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR.

THANK YOU, CHAIR KROLL AND GOOD AFTERNOON.

I GUESS WE'RE STILL MORNING.

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. I RECOGNIZE I'M STANDING BETWEEN YOU AND A BREAK, SO I'LL BE BRIEF. FIRST, I WANT TO START BY MAKING SOME PERSONAL COMMENTS ABOUT THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH. I WAS PRIVILEGED TO BE PART OF THAT COMMITTEE AND JUST THANKS TO REGENT SMITH AND REGENT SHARKEY FOR DOING A REMARKABLE JOB AND TO THE BOARD FOR APPOINTING THE MOST DIVERSE GROUP OF PEOPLE I'VE BEEN PART OF, AS IN MY 30 YEARS AT CU.

SO THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAD WAS VERY THOUGHTFUL.

IT WAS VERY GENERATIVE AND I THINK I REALLY FEEL THAT ALL VOICES WERE HEARD.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT WE DID.

AND SO AND I'M VERY I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE POOL OF CANDIDATES THAT WE HAD TO CONSIDER. IT WAS NOT AN EASY CONVERSATION.

SO JUST AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE PART OF THAT.

SPEAKING ABOUT FACULTY COUNCIL, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S BEEN KEEN ON THE FACULTY COUNCIL'S MIND, OBVIOUSLY, IS THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH.

SO BEING ABLE TO UPDATE THAT GROUP ABOUT THE PROGRESS THAT'S BEEN GOING ON, I KNOW FACULTY ARE EAGER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL STAGES OF THAT WHEN A FINALIST OR FINALISTS ARE PRESENTED. OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ON FACULTY COUNCIL'S AGENDA.

OBVIOUSLY THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS CONCERN TO US.

WE HAVE COLLEAGUES HERE AND INTERNATIONALLY WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THAT.

FACULTY COUNCIL PUT FORWARD A RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED AND ALSO THANKING THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOR EVERYTHING THAT'S BEING DONE TO SUPPORT THAT GROUP AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AFFECTED BY IT.

THE FACULTY ASSEMBLIES ON THE VARIOUS CAMPUSES ARE ALSO PUTTING FORWARD RESOLUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF FOLKS IN UKRAINE.

ALSO, THE CLIMATE AND WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY IS HIGH ON THE LIST OF ALL THE FACULTY ASSEMBLIES. ONE THING FACULTY COUNCIL IS VERY AWARE OF IS THAT THAT WAS A CAMPUS SPECIFIC SURVEY. NEVERTHELESS, ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING IS HEARING FROM OUR REPRESENTATIVES ON THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES LOOKING FOR COMMON THEMES THAT MAY EMERGE.

AND THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONCERN ABOUT THE FOUR YEAR ADMINISTRATION PERIOD.

AND AS RYAN WAS SHARING WITH YOU, I ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO TALK WITH THE DIVERSITY OFFICERS ON THE CAMPUSES AND THE FOLKS THINKING ABOUT THAT TIMING.

AND I THINK THERE'S AN UNDERSTANDING OF NOT OVER SURVEY PEOPLE, BUT IT'S EXCITING TO KNOW THAT THERE'S THE POSSIBILITY OF DOING TARGETED WORK TO MAKE SURE WE DO MAKE PROGRESS.

AND I JUST WANT TO COMMEND THE BOARD AND THE ADMINISTRATION FOR RECOGNIZING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO MAKE PROGRESS ON THOSE THINGS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT.

BUT AGAIN, FACULTY COUNCIL WILL BE LOOKING FOR THINGS THAT PERHAPS SPAN MORE THAN ONE CAMPUS. REGARDING THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING EFFORT THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED AND POTENTIALLY BROUGHT FORWARD TO THE LEGISLATURE.

THIS HAS BEEN ANOTHER MAJOR TOPIC FOR FACULTY COUNCIL, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THOSE IMPLICATIONS MIGHT BE.

I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE FACULTY ASSEMBLIES TO PROVIDE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT PERHAPS UNANTICIPATED COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH A BILL, IF THAT WERE TO COME TO TO THE HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIONS AROUND THE STATE.

AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A REAL SENSE OF THE POTENTIAL FOR THAT TO BE AN UNFUNDED MANDATE AND THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT WOULD COME WITH POTENTIALLY SOME UPSIDES.

THERE ARE FACULTY WHO SOMETIMES FEEL THAT THEIR VOICES ARE NOT AS HURT AS THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE. AND SO, AS RYAN WAS SAYING, THERE'S AN APPEAL POTENTIALLY TO TO HAVING SOMETHING

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LIKE THAT IN PLACE, BUT RECOGNIZING HOW WELL SHARED GOVERNANCE ACTUALLY WORKS AT CU AND UNDERSTANDING THAT COMPONENTS OF THAT THAT ARE REALLY VALUABLE TO FACULTY WOULD BE LOST AS A COMPELLING ARGUMENT, AS WELL AS THE ACTUAL COST OF PUTTING THAT INTO PLACE.

SO I'M CONTINUING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A FRANK CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT, AND I THINK THERE'S UNDERSTANDING THAT THE COST OF THAT IS GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANT FINANCIALLY, BUT ALSO POTENTIALLY TO SHARED GOVERNANCE.

AND I WILL.

OH, AND FACULTY COUNCIL WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE AN IN-PERSON RETREAT THIS MONTH, BUT THERE WAS STILL ENOUGH CONCERN ABOUT COVID THAT FOLKS WERE NOT COMFORTABLE GETTING TOGETHER IN PERSON. SO THAT'S GOING TO BE DELAYED UNTIL PROBABLY THE FALL AND ELECTIONS.

FOUR FACULTY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH.

SO NEXT TIME I SEE YOU, I WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE WITH YOU WHO OUR NEW OFFICERS ARE.

AND AT THAT WITH THAT, I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

REGENT SMITH FIRST AND THEN REGION SHARKEY.

WELL, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU ALSO, PROFESSOR COUSINS-REED, FOR YOUR INPUT AND YOUR SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY BEYOND WHAT YOU'RE ALREADY DOING.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE ONE OF FOUR FACULTY MEMBERS THAT WERE INVOLVED AND YOUR VOICES WERE REALLY IMPORTANT TO HEAR.

AND WE KEEP BRINGING UP GIRAFFES.

AND I WANT TO SAY THE REASON WHY IS WE CAN THANK MARY FOR THIS.

EVIDENTLY, THE MASCOT OF UCCS USED TO BE THE GALLOPING GIRAFFES.

AND SO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT LONG NECKS.

OH, OH, LONG.

WELL, THEY WERE, WE WERE GIRAFFES.

AND GIRAFFES. AND ACTUALLY, JEREMY BROUGHT UP A PICTURE OF ONE OF THE MASCOTS.

SO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT STEPH RALPHIE'S AND THE GIRAFFE CAME UP.

SO THANK YOU FOR ELUCIDATING US ABOUT THAT PARTICULAR FACULTY.

YOU'RE GOOD FOR LOTS OF THINGS, SO THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR WORK.

ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU.

YEAH. AGAIN, I WANT TO REITERATE MY COLLEAGUE'S COMMENTS AND THANK YOU, MARY, FOR REPRESENTING FACULTY AND BEING THAT VOICE.

YOU KNOW, THE STAKEHOLDERS OF THIS UNIVERSITY ARE ARE JUST CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO HEAR FROM AND ESPECIALLY OUR INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS, OUR FACULTY, OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE COULD GO THROUGH A PROCESS AND REALLY CLEARLY BE ABLE TO DEFINE WHAT ARE THE BEST QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT WITHOUT HEARING FROM OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS.

AND YOU REPRESENTED FACULTY WELL AND IT JUST DID A GREAT JOB.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE YOU FOR FOR THE WORK YOU'VE DONE ON THE PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE AND ALSO REPRESENTING FACULTY COUNCIL.

YOU'VE JUST BEEN A GREAT LEADER FOR US, FOR THE UNIVERSITY AND FACULTY OVER THE LAST YEAR. AND YOU'RE RIGHT, IT WAS A VERY DIVERSE COMMITTEE, NO DOUBT.

AND AND I'M SO APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR CHANCELLOR REDDY? LET'S DO A QUICK CORRECTION. IT'S FIGHTING LONG NECKS.

YEAH, IT'S A LONG NECK OF BEER.

WE'LL HAVE THAT CONVERSATION OVER A BEER.

CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN BUT I DO WANT TO THANK DR.

COUSINS-REED, BECAUSE I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH MARY FOR A LONG TIME AND SHE.

IS IT OFFICIAL? CAN I TALK THAT YOU'RE ALSO THINKING OF? SURE. YES, SURE.

YEAH. OKAY.

I HAVE BEEN PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO FOR 30 YEARS, AND AT THE END OF NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR, I WILL BE RETIRING.

SO I WILL BE EMERITUS.

I'LL STILL BE TEACHING, AND IF I'M LUCKY, I GET TO BE ON THE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE SO.

I DO WANT TO RECOGNIZE HOW MUCH MARY HAS MEANT TO THE CAMPUS.

AND FOR ME, SHE'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY SUPPORTIVE, HAS DONE GREAT SERVICE FOR THE CAMPUS, NOT JUST AT THE SYSTEM LEVEL.

AND SHE REALLY BRINGS A LOT OF PRACTICALITY TO THE TABLE AS WE THINK THROUGH THINGS.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH ON THE CAMPUS AND AS A SYSTEM LEVEL AS WELL. SO APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR US.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR REDDY.

AND YOU'RE NOT RID OF ME FOR A WHOLE ANOTHER YEAR.

BUT ANYWAY. YEAH, SO THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY, BUT THANK YOU.

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WONDERFUL. THANK YOU. WELL, THANK YOU.

ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY, WE WILL.

THANK YOU. WE WILL NOW STAND IN RECESS UNTIL 12:40.

[K. 12:15 - 12:40 p.m. BREAK]

THERE'S LUNCH AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM.

WE INVITE EVERYBODY WHO'S HERE TO JOIN US FOR LUNCH AND WE'LL RECONVENE AT 12:40.

AGENDA FOLLOWERS HERE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND RECONVENE.

AND THE FIRST ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS A DISCUSSION ITEM WITH RESPECT TO THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

[L. 12:40 p.m. STRATEGIC PLAN]

AND SO WE WELCOME NOW DEAN MATUSIK TO THE PODIUM TO BRING US THROUGH THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND SO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK MORE ABOUT HOW WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH REGARD TO OUR SYSTEM LEVEL STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND AGAIN, JUST AS A REMINDER, EACH REGENT MEETING, WHAT WE'RE DOING IS A DEEPER DIVE ON A PIECE OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO BE FOCUSED ON OUR PILLAR RELATED TO STUDENT SUCCESS AND SPECIFICALLY THE ELEMENT RELATED TO WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH.

SO JUST TO PUT THIS IN THE LARGER CONTEXT, OUR STUDENT SUCCESS PILLAR INCLUDES GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES, INNOVATION AND LEARNING AND WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH.

SO IN PRIOR MEETINGS, WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE GRADUATION RATES AND THE INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING.

SO TODAY WE'RE GOING TO DO A DEEPER DIVE ON THE WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH PIECE.

SO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT TODAY ARE A GENERAL STATEMENT ABOUT THE WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH REGARD TO THE LARGER CONTEXT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS AND HOW THAT'S AFFECTING OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY MORE BROADLY.

AND THEN YOU'LL HEAR FROM EACH CAMPUS IN TERMS OF SPECIFICALLY WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING AT AND HOW THEY'RE MOVING FORWARD AND JUST SHARING THE LARGER CONTEXT.

SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT HAVE EXACERBATED THE WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES HERE THAT WE'RE FACING AT OUR UNIVERSITY ARE OBVIOUSLY THE PANDEMIC.

PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, THERE WERE ALREADY SIGNIFICANT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CHALLENGES, AND THE PANDEMIC CREATED EVEN MORE CHALLENGES.

ONE, JUST IN TERMS OF THE SOCIAL ISOLATION AND RESPONDING TO THAT, BUT ALSO DIFFERENT WAYS THAT PEOPLE REACH OUT AND ACCESS DIFFERENT SERVICES AND DIFFERENT FORMS OF HELP.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, ONE OF THE MAJOR CHALLENGES THAT WE ALWAYS FACE IS THIS IS A VERY LARGE ISSUE AND HOW DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT KINDS OF RESOURCES IN TERMS OF FUNDING STAFF, PERSONNEL AND CULTURE TO DEAL WITH THIS? SO EACH CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVE IS GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH REGARD TO THE CAMPUS, THE CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY RESULTS THAT YOU SAW A LITTLE BIT OF LAST TIME WE MET.

AND THEN ALSO TALKING ABOUT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS RELATED TO SOME OF THE STUDENT ELEMENTS RELATED TO RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING.

SO THE FIRST THING THAT'S GOING TO BE UP IS WE'RE GOING TO ASK STEPHANIE HANENBERG TO TALK ABOUT THE LARGER ISSUES RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE NATION.

AND THEN YOU'LL HEAR FROM EACH CAMPUS WITH REGARD TO WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO MOVE THINGS FORWARD. SO AGAIN, THE CAMPUS AND WELLNESS EXCUSE ME, THE CAMPUS WELLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH, THE CAMPUS EXCUSE ME, THE CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE CULTURE SURVEY RESULTS HELP WITH SOME OF THIS. AND THEN THERE'S ADDITIONAL DATA THAT WE'VE COLLECTED THAT ARE GOING TO SET THE BENCHMARKS IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO SET FUTURE GOALS AND ACTION STEPS TO MEET THOSE GOALS. SO WITH THAT SAID, I'M GOING TO INVITE STEPHANIE HANENBERG UP TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE LARGER PICTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE NATION.

GOOD AFTERNOON, AS SHE SAID, I'M STEPHANIE HANENBERG.

I'M THE ASSISTANT VICE CHANCELLOR FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS AT UCCS AND A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION, WHICH BRINGS THIS NATIONAL LENS TO THE PRESENTATION. SO I'M LOOKING AT THE STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN AMERICA FROM THE MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA WEBSITE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT 50 MILLION AMERICANS IN 2019 EXPERIENCED A MENTAL ILLNESS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY, MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS NEVER RECEIVED TREATMENT.

60% OF OUR YOUTH HAVE NEVER RECEIVED TREATMENT FOR HAVING MAJOR DEPRESSION.

AND LOOKING AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL COLLEGE HEALTH ASSESSMENT, WHICH YOU'LL HEAR ABOUT THAT THROUGHOUT HERE.

IN 2021, 22% OF SURVEY RESPONDENTS WERE DIAGNOSED WITH DEPRESSION, 27% WERE DIAGNOSED WITH ANXIETY, 52% SCORED POSITIVE FOR LONELINESS.

AND 11% OF AMERICANS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS ARE UNINSURED, WHICH CAUSES HUGE BARRIERS.

ACCORDING TO ACTIVE MINDS, WHICH IS A NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATION.

67% OF PEOPLE AGED 18 TO 24 DON'T SEEK TREATMENT FOR THEIR MENTAL ILLNESS.

YET 75% OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BEGIN BY AGE 24.

SO IN LOOKING AT THIS DATA PRE-COVID, THE CU SYSTEM PAID FOR ALL FOUR CAMPUSES TO DO THE NCHA DATA TOGETHER.

WHAT WAS REMARKABLE IS THAT DESPITE THE DIVERSITY OF OUR CAMPUSES, OUR STUDENTS WERE VERY SIMILAR ACROSS THE BOARD AND WHAT THEY RESPONDED WITH.

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BUT THIS SLIDE SHOWS YOU THE CU SYSTEM COMPARED TO THE NATIONAL DATA.

AND OUR STUDENTS, YOU CAN SEE, FARED BETTER WHEN IT COMES TO FEELING HOPELESS, THAT THINGS WERE HOPELESS, THAT THEY FELT LONELY, FELT OVERWHELMING ANXIETY, WERE SO DEPRESSED IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FUNCTION OR SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED SUICIDE.

SO AGAIN, CU FARED BETTER.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATE OF COLORADO AS A WHOLE, THE NUMBER OF DEATHS BY SUICIDE PER 100,000 ADOLESCENTS AGE 15 TO 19 COLORADO FAR EXCEEDS THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

AGAIN, THIS IS ALL PRE COVID.

SO WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM COVID RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH? WELL, IT'S NOT UNCOMMON TO HAVE A PANDEMIC CAUSE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

WE WENT FROM OUR CAMPUSES LOOKING LIKE THE TOP PICTURE TO THE BOTTOM PICTURE IN A MATTER OF HOURS.

AT THE TIME, BESIDES OVERSEEING HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH IN MY OTHER DEPARTMENTS, I WAS ALSO OVERSEEING RESIDENCE, LIFE AND HOUSING.

SO I WATCHED ALL THIS UNFOLD FIRSTHAND WITH SOME OF THE HOUSING AND FOOD INSECURITIES THAT WERE A RESULT OF THIS.

WE ASKED OUR STUDENTS TO PACK UP AND MOVE OUT FAIRLY RAPIDLY.

WE KNOW IT AFFECTED OUR FACULTY AND STAFF AS WELL.

MANY OF OUR STUDENTS LOST STUDENT EMPLOYMENT ON CAMPUS AND IN THE COMMUNITY.

WE HAD TO FURLOUGH AND LAYOFF SOME OF OUR STAFF AND FACULTY.

UNFORTUNATELY, OUR STUDENTS LOST ACCESS TO RESOURCES IF THEY HAD TO MOVE OUT OF STATE.

OUR MALPRACTICE AND LICENSES DID NOT COVER US TO CROSS MOST STATE LINES.

SO IF WE HAD SOMEBODY IN COUNSELING OR RECEIVING MEDICAL TREATMENT, THEY COULDN'T ACCESS THAT SERVICE. SO THEY HAD A DELAY.

WE HAD A CHANGE IN ACADEMIC FORMAT WHICH DIDN'T JUST AFFECT OUR STUDENTS, BUT IT AFFECTED OUR FACULTY AS WELL AS OUR STAFF WHO HAD TO GO REMOTE.

WE SAW MANY PARENTS HAVING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR CHILDREN WHILE WORKING FULL TIME TEACHING CLASSES OR GOING TO SCHOOL THEMSELVES.

OUR STUDENTS LOST ACCESS TO MOST OF THEIR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND BECAME VERY ISOLATED.

OUR STAFF AND FACULTY LOST DIRECT SUPPORT FROM COLLEAGUES.

I WITNESSED THAT FIRSTHAND, ESPECIALLY WITH MY MENTAL HEALTH STAFF NOT BEING ABLE TO GO IN AND DISCUSS A HARD CASE WITH THE PERSON NEXT DOOR.

THE CONSTANT UNCERTAINTIES AND CHANGES.

IN THE BEGINNING, THEY WERE HAPPENING FIVE OR SIX TIMES A DAY, WHICH CAUSED A LOT OF STRESS. AGAIN, WE HAD THE FEAR OF ILLNESS AND DEATH.

BUT THIS ISN'T JUST A CU OR A UNITED STATES ISSUE.

WHEN I WAS PRESIDENT OF ACHA, I HAD THE FORTUNE OF MEETING WITH PEOPLE FROM JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, AND THEY'RE EXPERIENCING THE EXACT SAME THINGS, BUT ACTUALLY AT A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CDC SUICIDE MORTALITY RATE, LOOKING AT 2005 TO 2020, I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT COLORADO STAYS IN THE RED.

COLORADO HAS BEEN IN THE RED MINUS TWO YEARS SINCE THE CDC HAS BEEN DOING THIS.

THE ONE THING THAT HAS CHANGED IS THE DEATHS BY SUICIDE BY AGE HAS DECREASED TO TEN AND UP IS WHERE THEY TRACK NOW, TEN YEAR OLDS.

AND THE NUMBER OF SUICIDES HAS INCREASED DRAMATICALLY.

THE DATA ON SUICIDE FROM 2020.

OUR SUICIDE RATES AS A NATION HAVE GROWN 30% IN 20 YEARS, BUT SADLY, 54% OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED BY SUICIDE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A KNOWN MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION.

THEY WERE NOT IN TREATMENT, NOR DID ANY OF THEIR SUPPORTS KNOW THAT THEY WERE STRUGGLING WITH SOMETHING. 12.1 MILLION ADULTS SERIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT SUICIDE, WITH 3.2 MILLION HAVING A PLAN, 1.2, ATTEMPTING AND 46,000 DYING BY SUICIDE.

IN 2018-19, THE CDC STARTED A DIVISION SPECIFIC TO SUICIDE PREVENTION.

I WAS VERY FORTUNATE IN MY CAREER.

I GOT TO SPEND TWO YEARS AT THE CDC VISITING WITH THEM ABOUT THIS AND A COUPLE OF THEIR OTHER UNITS. AND THEY PUT A BIG FOCUS ON TRIBAL SUICIDE PREVENTION, VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION, AND IN 2020 STARTED A COMPREHENSIVE SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM.

THE ONE THING TO NOTE IS THAT WHILE THESE SUICIDE NUMBERS THAT ARE REPORTED HERE, THERE'S MANY THAT ARE MISSING.

OVERDOSES AREN'T ALWAYS COUNTED.

IF SOMEBODY WAS IN AN ACCIDENT THAT WAS INTENTIONAL WITH FENTANYL, WHERE IT IS RIGHT NOW, WE KNOW THAT DEATHS ARE ON THE RISE.

SO JUST OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER WITH MENTAL HEALTH.

SO SOME OF THIS IS FUNDING FROM THE CDC AS WELL AS OTHER FUNDING SOURCES.

THIS IS A MAP OF THE STATE OF COLORADO BY COUNTY.

YOU CAN SEE EL PASO COUNTY RECEIVES ALL SIX FUNDING SOURCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION.

DENVER ACCESS IS THREE IN BOULDER'S TWO, BUT SADLY, EL PASO COUNTY STILL HAS A HIGHER SUICIDE RATE THAN THE OTHER COUNTIES.

AND SO IT'S JUST BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE, WHICH IS WHY THERE'S SO MUCH FUNDING.

BUT WE REMAIN TO BE A COUNTY THAT STRUGGLES WITH THIS.

SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BARRIERS WE SEE NATIONALLY FOR ACCESSING SERVICES AND PROGRAMS? CULTURAL BARRIERS HAVE BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE.

MANY MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, THEY HAVE A CULTURE BARRIER TO COMING IN FOR HELP.

THE DEMAND FOR SERVICES AND AVAILABILITY EXCEEDS RESOURCES ON CAMPUS AND IN THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE LONG WAIT TIMES IN BOTH.

OFTEN WE HAVE A LOT OF STUDENTS THAT AND FACULTY AND STAFF THAT ARE UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED, AND THOSE FINANCIAL BARRIERS KEEP THEM FROM SEEKING OUT SERVICES.

MANY PROGRAMS STOPPED DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, SO THE CDC STARTED THEIR PROGRAM IN 2020 GIVING MONEY.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, MOST OF THE EFFORTS THAT THEY HAD IN PLACE THAT WE WERE WORKING ON IN OUR COUNTY HAD TO STOP BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE CARE ACROSS STATE LINES, WHICH I MENTIONED.

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THERE'S OFTEN ANXIETY ABOUT SEEKING SERVICES.

I HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS ALL THE TIME.

IT TOOK EVERYTHING THEY HAD TO WALK IN THE DOOR TO ASK FOR AN APPOINTMENT, A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM ON AND OFF CAMPUS.

MANY STUDENTS STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS THINK THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES STRUGGLING AND DON'T WANT TO BE A BURDEN TO ANYONE AND A LACK OF SUPPORT.

WE OFTEN HEAR FAMILIES THAT DON'T BELIEVE THAT SOMEBODY NEEDS HELP AND SO THEY DON'T SUPPORT THEM IN SEEKING IT.

SO WHAT CAN WE DO AS CU AND AS A NATION? WELL, SOME OF THE THINGS WE'RE WORKING ON RIGHT NOW IS INCREASED TRAININGS AND OUTREACH TO HELP OTHERS IDENTIFY INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STRUGGLING AND GIVE THEM SOME TOOLS THEY CAN USE. SO SENATE BILL 22-077 HERE IN COLORADO IS TO GIVE RECIPROCITY TO COUNSELORS SO THEY CAN PRACTICE ACROSS STATE LINES.

THERE'S A NATIONAL ACT AS WELL CALLED THE TREAT ACT THAT IS WORKING ON THAT TO HELP ELIMINATE SOME OF THOSE BARRIERS.

WE NEED TO INCREASE THE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL LEARNING PROGRAMS AND WAYS FOR STUDENTS TO CONNECT. MANY OF OUR STUDENTS LOST THEIR ABILITY TO BE SOCIAL DURING THE PANDEMIC.

WE CAN COLLABORATE WITH K THROUGH 12 ON PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE PROVIDED BEFORE THEY COME TO SCHOOL. WE KNOW THAT A LOT OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARISE IN COLLEGE, BUT WE HAVE MORE AND MORE STUDENTS EVERY YEAR COMING WITH A LOT OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.

WE CAN WORK ON CREATING A CULTURE OF WELL-BEING ON CAMPUS, WHICH TAKES EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THIS ROOM AND ON OUR CAMPUS, MUCH LIKE WORK.

NONE OF US CAN DO THIS ALONE.

WE CAN MARKET THE NEW PHONE NUMBER, NINE AND EIGHT, THAT'S COMING OUT FOR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES THAT WILL GO LIVE ON JULY 16TH AND THEN WORK CLOSELY WITH CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO MARKET SUPPORT SERVICES SO THAT THOSE WHO ARE NOT SEEKING SERVICES UNDERSTAND THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM.

I'M GOING TO MOVE INTO UCCS.

SO I'M LOOKING AT OUR CWC SURVEY, SOME OF THE BARRIERS THAT WERE REPORTED ON OUR CAMPUS TO SEEKING WELLNESS AT WORK, PROGRAM PARTICIPATION FOR OUR FACULTY AND STAFF BOTH REPORTED KIND OF HIDE THAT THERE WERE SOME BARRIERS 83% FOR FACULTY AND 87% FOR STAFF, MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY HAD A BUSY SCHEDULE.

THEIR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OR THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE DIDN'T ALIGN WITH WHAT THEY WERE HOPING TO DO.

WHEN IT COMES TO WORK LIFE BALANCE AND WHETHER OR NOT FACULTY AND STAFF FELT THAT THE BALANCE BETWEEN THEIR JOB AND LIFE OUTSIDE THE WORK SETTING WAS VALUED BY THEIR DEPARTMENT. FOR FACULTY, 77% SOMEWHAT AGREED TO, STRONGLY AGREED WITH 59% AGREEING OR STRONGLY AGREEING.

AND FOR STAFF, 79% SOMEWHAT AGREED OR STRONGLY AGREED WITH 62% AGREEING AND STRONGLY AGREEING. SO IN LOOKING AT UCCS SPECIFIC ACHA RESULTS, NCHA RESULTS, WE REPEATED OUR SURVEY IN 2021.

WE KNEW IN THE HEIGHT OF PANDEMIC IT WAS NOT THE BEST TIME TO ASK STUDENTS TO DO A SURVEY. AND IT'S LENGTHY.

WE WERE RIGHT. IT WAS NOT A GOOD TIME TO DO A SURVEY.

ONLY 8% RESPONDED, WHICH WAS DOWN 57% FROM 2019 WHEN WE HAD OVER A 20% RESPONSE RATE.

BUT IT STILL GAVE US SOME GOOD DATA.

WE FOUND THAT 62, ALMOST 62% OF THE RESPONDENTS FELT THAT STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING WAS A PRIORITY AT UCCS.

60% FELT THAT THE UCCS CAMPUS CLIMATE ENCOURAGED FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION ABOUT THE STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, WHICH WE KNOW WE HAVE SOME WORK TO DO WITH BOTH OF THOSE. 35% OF OUR SURVEY RESPONDENTS REPORTED THAT THEY HAD RECEIVED PSYCHOLOGICAL OR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS.

54% SCORED POSITIVE FOR LONELINESS, WHICH IS HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FROM THIS SAME TIME, WHICH IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SAW IN 2019.

AND THEN WE ADD OUR OWN QUESTION WHERE WE ASKED THE STUDENT IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE A WELLNESS CENTER ON CAMPUS WITH HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, WOULD IT AFFECT THEIR ABILITY TO STAY IN SCHOOL? IN 2019, 52% SAID YES IT WOULD.

IN 2021, 56% SAID YES.

OF THOSE WHO SEEK SERVICES ON CAMPUS, WE ASKED THE SAME QUESTION ON OUR SATISFACTION SURVEY, AND IT RUNS BETWEEN 95 AND 99% OF OUR STUDENTS WHO SEEK SERVICES THAT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STAY IN SCHOOL WITHOUT THEM.

WE WILL BE ADMINISTERING THE SURVEY AGAIN IN SPRING 2023 AND ARE HOPING TO GET A 20% RESPONSE RATE AGAIN TO GIVE US BETTER DATA.

AND LOOKING AT THE SYSTEM'S STRATEGIC PLAN AND THE GOALS WE HAD FOR MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR 2026, WE WERE HOPING TO TRAIN 5% OF STUDENTS, 25% OF FACULTY, 40% OF STUDENTS. YOU'LL NOTICE OUR TARGETS ARE A LITTLE BIT LOWER THAN SOME OF THE OTHER CAMPUSES. IT'S A RESOURCE ISSUE.

TRYING TO HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES TO ACTUALLY GO OUT AND DO A LOT OF THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN MORE DIFFICULT. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS IN OUR FIRST YEAR YOU'LL SEE THE DATA.

WE'VE ALREADY MET OUR GOAL FOR 2026 WITH STUDENTS.

WE'VE ALREADY REACHED THE 5%.

FACULTY WERE RIGHT ON TARGET WITH 5% AND STAFF WE EXCEEDED.

WE ARE HOPING TO DO 8% A YEAR AND WE'VE DONE 10.8, 10.5%.

AND THESE NUMBERS HAVE ALL INCREASED SINCE THEN WITH ADDITIONAL TRAININGS.

TEACHING THEM HOW TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS THAT ARE STRUGGLING AND WHAT THEY CAN DO IN THE MOMENT AND RESOURCES TO REFER TO AND BUILDING.

WHEN IT'S STUDENTS, A LOT OF TIMES IT'S BUILDING THEIR OWN RESILIENCY.

SO IT'S A COMBINATION.

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ACTION PLANS IN NEXT STEPS FOR UCCS.

SO WE ALREADY COMPLETED OUR NCHA AND THE FACULTY STAFF HEALTH ASSESSMENT THROUGH ACHA.

WE DID BOTH IN APRIL 2021.

WE REALLY WANTED TO KNOW OUR FACULTY AND STAFF STRUGGLING WITH THE SAME THINGS AS OUR STUDENTS. WE'VE CREATED A WELLNESS COMMITTEE THAT I CHAIR WITH A VERY DIVERSE CAMPUS REPRESENTATION TO REVIEW THE SURVEY DATA FROM THE CWC, THE WELLNESS COMPONENT, BOTH THE NCHA AND THE FSHA, SO THAT WE CAN WORK ON ADDRESSING SOME OF THE ISSUES IDENTIFIED.

WE'RE WORKING ON A PLAN TO PRIORITIZE, ENHANCE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING THROUGH OUTREACH AND EDUCATION. WE CANNOT STAFF UP TO THIS.

IT'S A NATIONAL ISSUE. NONE OF US CAN STAFF UP TO THIS.

WE CAN'T CONTINUE.

WE'RE OUT OF SPACE AND WE'RE OUT OF PERSONNEL.

WE HAVE TO GET ON THE FRONT END OF THIS.

AND THAT REQUIRES US GETTING WITH MORE OUTREACH AND EDUCATION TO MINIMIZE THE DEMAND ON OUR SERVICES AND THEN AGAIN, USING THE DATA THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT TO CHANGE THE CLIMATE AROUND WELL-BEING FOR ALL OF US ON CAMPUS.

SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS WE'VE DONE? WE BOUGHT SILVER CLOUD, WHICH IS AN ONLINE BASED TOOL THAT OUR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO HELP THEM.

ONE OF OUR FACULTY MEMBERS PARTNERED WITH OUR CAMPUS RECREATION AND CREATE A PROGRAM CALLED FITNESS BUDDIES THAT HAS BEEN PRESENTED ON NATIONALLY MULTIPLE TIMES NOW.

IT'S WHERE A STUDENT CAN REQUEST TO WORK OUT WITH ANOTHER PEER.

BUT WHAT THEY FOUND FROM THE RESEARCH IS THAT IT'S ACTUALLY THAT SOCIAL CONNECTION, IN ADDITION TO THE PHYSICAL CONNECTION AND WORKING OUT THAT HAS MADE THESE STUDENTS VERY SUCCESSFUL. WE'VE LAUNCHED A PEER HEALTH COACHING PROGRAM THAT IS VERY SIMILAR TO THAT.

OVER THE PAST YEAR, WE RECEIVED A GRANT TO GET AN APP CALLED NOD TO TEACH OUR STUDENTS HOW TO BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS AGAIN SO THEY CAN MAKE FRIENDS.

AND WE STARTED A GROUP THIS WEEK SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AGAIN.

BECAUSE AGAIN, THE ISOLATION, WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF FALLOUT FROM THAT.

OUR LYDA HILL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RESILIENCY.

TO DATE, WE HAVE SIGNED UP 2805 COACHES ACROSS 43 STATES AND 18 COUNTRIES.

WE'VE ROLLED OUT MANY PROGRAMS SUCH AS HEART MATH, EVENING EVENTS FOR OUR STAFF TO BE ENGAGED IN DOING OTHER THINGS.

AND THEN I'LL BE PRESENTING WITH THEIR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY TRAINING.

I'M DOING A WEBINAR WITH HER NEXT MONTH FOR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE US ON HOW TO BUILD RESILIENCY BY AN INDIVIDUAL AND FOR AN ENTIRE CAMPUS.

COLLABORATION WITH THE SUICIDE PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP, WHICH IS THAT FUNDING FROM THE CDC THAT CAME THROUGH THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO US AND K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS.

I'M ON A BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR A NONPROFIT.

TONIGHT, WE HAVE AN EVENT TO HELP PARENTS IDENTIFY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THEIR CHILDREN. WE HAVE 165 PARENTS COMING TONIGHT FOR ONE SCHOOL.

WE'VE ADDED A CASE MANAGER AND CONTRACT CLINICIANS WITH THE FUNDING FROM THE CU SYSTEM.

AND THEN THANKS TO OUR CHANCELLOR, WE WERE ABLE TO ADD SOME ADDITIONAL PERMANENT CLINICIANS TO HELP WITH OUR GROWING WAITLIST FOR SERVICES.

WE HAD TO CHANGE OUR SERVICE MODEL TO DECREASE WAIT TIMES, SO WE HAD TO LIMIT WHEN WE DIDN'T BEFORE BECAUSE OUR STUDENTS WE HAVE A HIGH NEED, BUT IT HAS WORKED OUT GREAT SO FAR. AND THEN I SAT AND WATCHED MY STAFF STRUGGLE THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO FOR THEM.

SO I IMPLEMENTED WELLNESS BREAKS SO THAT ALL OF MY STAFF ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THREE BREAKS A WEEK FOR THEIR OWN WELL-BEING.

IT HAS BEEN A HUGE SUCCESS.

ONE OF MY STAFF IS RESEARCHING IT.

IT HAS TAKEN OFF ACROSS CAMPUS AND IT'S BEEN PUBLISHED THIS MORNING IN THE ACHA NATIONAL NEWSLETTER. SO, SO FAR, SO GOOD.

AND I WILL HAND IT OFF TO MONIQUE.

PRESIDENT SALIMAN HAS A QUESTION FIRST.

OKAY. DO YOU WANT TO JUST QUICKLY DESCRIBE WHAT THOSE WELLNESS BREAKS ARE? SURE. SO THEY GET 3 30 MINUTE BREAKS A WEEK AND IT HAS TO BE FOR THEIR WELL-BEING SO THEY CAN ADD IT TO A LUNCH AND GO ON AN EXTRA WALK OR A JOG.

THEY CAN, IF THEY WANT TO RUN HOME AND SPEND TIME WITH A PET FOR OVER THEIR LUNCH.

SOME OF THEM HAVE USED IT FOR MENTAL HEALTH, THEIR OWN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING.

SOME USE IT FOR MASSAGE, WHATEVER IT IS THAT ENHANCES THEIR WELL-BEING THEY CAN USE IT FOR. AND THEY JUST WORK WITH THEIR SUPERVISORS SO THAT IT DOESN'T INTERFERE WITH THE WORKLOAD. SO MENTAL HEALTH OR EXCUSE ME, WELLNESS CENTER, FRONT DESK IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE BUSIEST PLACES AND THEY'VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THEY JUST MAKE SURE THEY ALTERNATE THEM ON DIFFERENT DAYS AND DIFFERENT TIMES SO THEY'RE NEVER SHORT STAFFED.

REGENT SPIEGEL, JUST A QUICK QUESTION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INFORMATION AND SUCH IMPORTANT WORK.

I KNOW YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WAIT TIMES AND SOME OF THE BARRIERS THERE.

I MEAN IT ALSO, BUT I DIDN'T HEAR THIS DIRECTLY, SO I JUST WANT TO ASK DIRECTLY.

IS PART OF THE ISSUE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT STAFFING LIKE I MEAN, DO I MEAN BECAUSE I THINK ABOUT IT THE SYSTEM LEVEL AND OUR OTHER CAMPUSES AND WE KIND OF PUT IT OUT THERE LIKE DO WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE GETTING DEGREES IN THESE FIELDS? DO WE HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE WHO CAN STAFF? IS THIS PART OF THIS OVERALL STAFFING ISSUE WE'RE SEEING IN GENERAL? AND HOW MUCH WORSE DO YOU FEEL LIKE IT IS IN TERMS OF THERE ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE QUALIFIED READY TO FILL THESE POSITIONS? THERE ARE. I WILL TELL YOU, IT IS AN ISSUE IN HIGHER ED, I THINK IN ALL POSITIONS, BUT ESPECIALLY HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH.

THEY'RE LEAVING IN DROVES.

THE CLINICIANS ARE STARTING THEIR OWN PRIVATE PRACTICES.

THE DEMAND IN THE COMMUNITY IS SO HIGH THEY CAN MAKE MORE MONEY, THEY HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH THEIR SCHEDULES.

THEY AREN'T NECESSARILY ALWAYS SEEING THE SAME INTENSITY OF THINGS.

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WE'VE EXPERIENCED SOME OF THAT OURSELVES.

THANKFULLY, NOT VERY MUCH.

BUT IT IS HARD AND IT'S REALLY HARD TO FIND PEOPLE TO DO CONTRACT WORK RIGHT NOW.

SO THEY'RE OUT THERE, BUT THE MAJORITY ARE MOVING TOWARDS THEIR OWN PRIVATE PRACTICES, WHICH IS AN ISSUE. AND SAME WITH HEALTH.

COVID HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON EVERYBODY.

YEAH. REGENT SMITH.

AND THEN I THINK WE'LL RETURN BACK TO PRESIDENT TOM.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE ACHA.

I'M OBVIOUSLY HAVING YOUR EXPERTISE REALLY IS WONDERFUL FOR OUR SYSTEM TO BRING THAT BACK. AND ALSO, I THINK ONE OF THE FIRST EVENTS I DID ON THE ON YOUR CAMPUS, CHANCELLOR REDDY, WAS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND HALF DAY, YOU KNOW, WITH STAFF AND SO FORTH.

AND I, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING SO MUCH.

YOU MENTIONED ABOUT WANTING TO INCREASE THE TRAININGS FOR ALL DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS ON CAMPUS. YOU KNOW, HOW CAN WE HELP WITH THOSE RESOURCES? I ASSUME IT'S MAINLY AROUND FUNDING, BUT YEAH, IT'S A FUNDING ISSUE.

WE AGAIN, WE HAVE TO GET ON THE FRONT END OF IT.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE PUTTING OUT FIRES ALL DAY, WHEN PEOPLE ARE WALKING IN THE DOORS, SUICIDAL AND IN CRISIS. AND THE OTHER THING IS STUDENTS ARE BECAUSE THEY HAVE ANXIETY TO SEEK SERVICES, THEY WAIT SO LONG, THEY'RE IN CRISIS IN EMERGENCY MODE.

SO YOU HAVE TO RESPOND IMMEDIATELY.

IT'S HARDER TO GET ON THE FRONT END.

WE REALLY NEED RESOURCES JUST DEDICATED TO JUST GETTING ON THAT FRONT END WITH THIS OUTREACH THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO BECAUSE WE KNOW IT'S SUCCESSFUL.

WE JUST NEED TO SHIFT AND MAKE SURE WE CAN DO A BALANCE OF BOTH.

PRESIDENT SOLOMON, AND THEN CHANCELLOR REDDY.

SO FIRST JUST THANK YOU, YOU'RE A HUGE RESOURCE FOR SYSTEM WIDE BECAUSE OF YOUR EXPERTISE AND WE RELIED A LOT ON YOU QUITE A BIT DURING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS AND I WAS WONDERING ANGELIQUE IS ACTUALLY RIGHT OVER THERE.

SO THANK YOU TO ANGELIQUE FOR WORKING SO MUCH WITH STEPHANIE AND THE OTHER MENTAL HEALTH LEADERS SYSTEM WIDE ON THAT.

SO YOU MENTIONED YOUR FRONT DESK STAFF AND THAT THE WELLNESS BREAKS WERE MEANINGFUL TO THEM. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WERE ACTUALLY ON THE EMAIL, BUT I GOT AN EMAIL FROM..

YOU DID, THAT WAS FROM ONE OF MY FRONT DESK.

WHO SPOKE DIRECTLY TO THAT AND SAID SUCH POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT THE CULTURE YOU'VE CREATED. AND WHEN VENKAT WELCOMED ME TO HIS CAMPUS AND ONE OF THE MEETINGS HE SET UP WAS A MEETING WITH YOUR ENTIRE OR A HUGE CHUNK OF YOUR TEAM.

IT WAS THE WELLNESS CENTER. YEAH.

AND IT WAS. AND THEY CLEARLY YOU CLEARLY HAVE A REALLY POSITIVE COLLABORATIVE TEAM AND THEY LOVE WHAT THEY DO.

SO KUDOS TO YOU BECAUSE IT'S HARD WORK AND FOR THEM TO BE SATISFIED AND HAPPY AND.

AND THAT'S A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT IN TERMS OF GIVEN THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

SO THANKS FOR YOUR WORK.

THEY'RE AMAZING TEAMS AND THEY HAVE AMAZING LEADERS.

WELL, YOU'RE THEIR LEADER, BUT THEY HAVE OTHER LEADERS.

CHANCELLOR REDDY, I JUST WANT TO TAKE A QUICK MINUTE TO ACKNOWLEDGE I DO THANK STEPHANIE PERSONALLY ALL THE TIME, BUT I WANT TO THANK HER IN FRONT OF THE REGENTS FOR HER LEADERSHIP. WITHOUT HER LEADERSHIP, WE WOULD HAVE HAD A HARD TIME GETTING COVID.

SO SHE HAS BEEN FANTASTIC.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND THE DIFFERENCE YOU MADE.

SO I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION.

IT'S A BIT TIMELY GIVEN THAT I THINK DR.

SNOWDEN IS GOING TO SPEAK NEXT.

BUT GIVEN THIS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE, WHAT ARE THE CAMPUSES DOING ABOUT UNDERINSURED OR, YOU KNOW, UNINSURED STUDENTS? I'VE HAD AN AX TO GRIND ON THIS STUDENT INSURANCE SITUATION FOR A WHILE AND I STILL GRINDING.

SO SO I'LL SPEAK FOR UCCS, SADLY WE LOST OUR HEALTH PLAN BECAUSE IT WAS VOLUNTARY AND IT WAS GOING BE 7000 A YEAR, WHICH NO STUDENT CAN AFFORD THAT.

SO WE STARTED SHIFTING THEM TO TRYING TO FIND OTHER, MORE AFFORDABLE PLANS.

THAT'S WHY WE OFFER SLIDING FEE SCALE.

I WILL BE HONEST, 30% OF THE STUDENTS USE OUR WELLNESS CENTER PAY BETWEEN ONE AND $10 A SESSION. NOBODY GETS TURNED AWAY FOR ANYTHING.

AND THAT CAN BE FOR HEALTH, TOO.

BECAUSE OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION, WE SEE STUDENTS FOR WHATEVER THEY CAN AFFORD AND IF THEY CAN'T AFFORD IT, WE FIGURE IT OUT WITH THEM.

BUT SO I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE OTHER CAMPUSES, BUT THAT'S HOW WE MANAGE IT, BECAUSE THEY CAN'T USE COMMUNITY RESOURCES NECESSARILY.

IT CAN BE A SIX MONTH WAIT.

AN EXAMPLE IS TO SEE A PSYCHIATRIST IS $300 FOR AN INITIAL INTAKE ON AVERAGE SIX MONTH WAIT AND WE DO IT FOR $20 OR LESS THAN ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

WELL, THAT IS INCREDIBLE AND AMAZING.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT. BUT I AM AND I HOPE OTHER PEOPLE'S EARS PERKED UP.

DID WE JUST HEAR THAT WE DON'T HAVE A HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR STUDENTS? THAT'S A PROBLEM.

YOU GOT TO FIX THAT.

RIGHT. WE NEGOTIATED AND NEGOTIATED, BUT.

WELL, NOT TO INTERRUPT, BUT IT IS IT IS FLUMMOXED ME FOR MY ENTIRE TIME ON THE BOARD.

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AND I KNOW THERE'S LAWYERS AND LEGAL STUFF LIKE WE WE HAVE AN ENTIRE HEALTH TRUST FOR OUR MASSIVE EMPLOYEES AND WE HAVE STUDENTS THAT ARE EXCLUDED FROM IT.

AND IT'S LIKE WE HAVE A LOBBYING TEAM AND WE GOT TO LIKE FIX THIS AND WE COULD BRING THEM IN. THIS IS LIKE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY STUDENTS DROP OUT OF SCHOOL IS THEY CAN'T PAY FOR IT. AND IF YOU CAN'T, EVEN IF YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.

YEAH, A LOT OF FOLKS ARE COVERED UNDER THEIR PARENTS, BUT NOT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE PARENTS WHO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE.

SO. I DON'T KNOW.

I'M VERY AX GRINDING TODAY, BUT THIS IS.

WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME THOUGHTS ON THIS.

I MEAN, SECRETARY HEWITT FOR FELICITY, I MEAN, WE WE LITERALLY LOST A HEALTH CARE PLAN FOR OUR STUDENTS. THIS IS.

NOT GOOD. SO I CAN ADD SOMETHING.

SO I'VE WORKED A LOT WITH STEPHANIE IN THE PAST AND WE HAD A MAJOR INITIATIVE TO TRY TO SEE IF WE COULD FIND A WAY TO GET ALL OF OUR STUDENTS INTO THE SAME HEALTH PLAN.

AND WE COULDN'T MAKE IT WORK.

BUT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR YEARS.

RIGHT. AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, LIKE, IS MEDICARE AN OPTION? IS MEDICAID AN OPTION? YOU KNOW. AFTER THE ACA, MOST INSURERS SAID, YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE NOT LIKE BOULDER SIZE AND HAVE AT LEAST LIKE 30% OF YOUR CAMPUS SATURATED IN THE PLAN, THEN THEY'RE JUST NOT GOING TO COVER YOU. WE CAN'T EVEN GET ANYBODY TO BEAT US NOW.

YEAH. IT'S AN ISSUE.

I WILL NOT. I'VE MADE MY POINT AND WE WILL MOVE ON.

I HOPE OTHERS PICK THIS ISSUE UP AND TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR.

LET'S STEP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NOW WE ARE JOINED BY DR.

SNOWDEN. WELCOME.

THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING.

AND THANK YOU TO STEPHANIE FOR CUEING US UP SO WELL WITH THE NATIONAL INFORMATION TO HELP US PUT CONTEXT TO WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH US IN OUR SCHOOLS.

SO CU'S DENVER'S RESPONSE TO THE CWC SURVEY IS WE CAN SEE HERE THE FACULTY EXPRESSED THAT THEY HAD ABOUT 92% BARRIERS TO THE WELLNESS AT WORK PROGRAM, PARTICIPATION IN STAFF AT AROUND 90%.

BOTH, YOU CAN SEE TIME MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THE TIMING OF WHEN SOME OF THE PROGRAMS ARE PROBLEMS FOR THEM AS IT RELATES TO THEM HAVING A BARRIER TO US, THEM BEING ABLE TO ACCESS THESE THINGS.

AND AS WE LOOK AT THESE DATA, WE DON'T SEE A BIG DIFFERENCE RELATIVE TO THE FACULTY AND STAFF WHEN IT COMES TO TIME MANAGEMENT.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS.

AND THEN WHEN WE LOOK AT RESPONSIBILITIES, YOU CAN SEE ON THE STAFF SIDE, THERE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE LEANING TOWARDS THE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT THEY HAVE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS. AS WE KNOW THAT OFTEN FACULTIES ROLES ARE DIFFERENTIAL MUCH MORE THAN WHAT WE SEE IN SOME OF THE STAFF.

AS FAR AS WORK LIFE BALANCE.

WHAT WE SEE HERE IS FACULTY AT ABOUT 75% AGREED THAT THEY HAD SOME ISSUES RELATIVE TO THE BALANCE OF THEIR WORK LIFE AND WHAT THEY'RE DOING AT THEIR HOMES AND THEN STAFF AT AROUND 68%.

THIS WORK, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THIS BALANCE OF WORK AND LIFE IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE SEEN IN COVID BE IT'S A CHALLENGE FOR US AS MORE OF OUR OUR EMPLOYEES OUR STUDENTS YOU KNOW, ARE SEEING THAT THEIR THEIR HOME LIVES HAVE LET'S JUST SAY, SHIFTED.

AND THEY'RE THE WAY IN WHICH THEY LOOK AT THEIR JOBS HAVE CHANGED.

AND I THINK THAT IT'S GOING TO BE IT BEHOOVES US TO THINK ABOUT HOW ARE WE AFFECTING SORT OF THE CHANGES IN THEIR LIVES.

AND I THINK THAT THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS IN OUR OUR UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLAN THAT WE'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS IN OUR STRATEGIC GOAL NUMBER FIVE, WHICH MEANS TRY TO HELP CU DENVER, BE A BETTER PLACE TO WORK.

AND I THINK AS WE THINK ABOUT THAT AND HOW THE STUDENTS THEN RELATE WITH US AS EMPLOYEES, WE HAVE TO BE THINKING ABOUT THEY'RE CARING ABOUT US IN A DIFFERENT WAY AND WE'RE CARING ABOUT THEM. AND SO BALANCE HAS A TOTAL TOTALLY DIFFERENT MEANING ON THIS SIDE OF THE PANDEMIC, MOVING INTO AN ENDEMIC.

WE ADMINISTERED SURVEY THE NCHA SURVEY IN 2019.

AH JUST WANT TO CALL OUT THAT WE KNOW THAT THE OTHER CAMPUSES THAT ADMINISTRATION IN 2021.

SO WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE WERE DOING IN 2021.

BUT FIRST OF ALL, IN 2019, WHAT WE SAW WAS 56% OF OUR STUDENTS FELT THAT THINGS WERE HOPELESS FOR THEM.

AND IN THAT PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS, ABOUT 46% OF THEM FELT DEPRESSED TO THE POINT THAT THEY FOUND THAT IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FUNCTION.

64% FELT OVERWHELMED WITH ANXIETY, AND 60 ABOUT 61% OF THEM FELT LONELY IN THE PAST 12

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MONTHS PRIOR TO THE SURVEY.

THE TOP THREE STRESSORS FOR OUR STUDENTS AT CU DENVER WERE ACADEMICS, FINANCES AND SLEEP DIFFICULTY. I WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO SLEEP DIFFICULTY BECAUSE I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO THINK ABOUT, THIS ISN'T A MATTER OF WHEN WE THINK ABOUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

IN OUR WELLNESS CENTER, WE ACTUALLY HAVE SPACES FOR OUR STUDENTS TO SLEEP.

I WENT PAST THAT THE OTHER DAY AND EVERY SPACE WAS TAKEN UP.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE THINKING ABOUT ON OUR CAMPUS IS HOW CAN WE CREATE MORE SPACES FOR OUR STUDENTS WHO MAY NEED TO TAKE A TAKE A BREAK DURING THE DAY? AND PARTICULARLY IF WE HAVE SOME EMPTY, LET'S JUST SAY, SOME CAPACITY WITHIN OUR RESIDENCE HALLS, HOW CAN WE BE USING SOME OF THOSE SPACES TO CREATE SOME OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO GET A LITTLE REST? THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US AT CU DENVER, AS OVER 50% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE TRANSFER STUDENTS, MANY OF THEM OVER THE AGE OF 25, AND SOME OF THEM ARE WORKING DOUBLE SHIFTS AND THEIR WORK AND THEIR SCHOOL, THEY'RE COMING INTO THE SPACE, MAYBE SOMETIMES HAVING TO STAY ON CAMPUS A LITTLE BIT LONGER THAN THEY PERHAPS WOULD WANT.

BUT THAT'S WHEN A CLASS THAT THEY NEED IS BEING OFFERED.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY TO THE REGENTS THAT I THINK THAT THIS NOTION OF THINKING ABOUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT HOW ARE STUDENTS STRESSED WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR ACADEMIC FINANCES, WE TALK ABOUT THAT A LOT.

BUT SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS SOMETHING WE DON'T TALK ABOUT ENOUGH.

I KNOW WE'RE STARTING TO TALK MORE ABOUT BASICALLY HOW CAN WE HELP OUR STUDENTS WHEN IT COMES TO HUNGER. BUT I THINK THIS SLEEP IS ANOTHER AREA THAT WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON.

CU DENVER WILL ADMINISTER THE SURVEY AGAIN HERE IN APRIL, ACTUALLY NEXT WEEK TO THE END OF THIS MONTH. IN THE IN 2021, WE ACTUALLY ADMINISTERED THE HEALTHY MINDS SURVEY, WHICH IS REALLY FOCUSED ON MENTAL HEALTH.

AND SO OUR CYCLE WILL BE EVERY OTHER YEAR WE'LL DO THE NCH SURVEY AND THEN WE'LL DO THE HEALTHY MIND SURVEY.

THE HEALTHY MIND SURVEYS WAS LAUNCHED IN 2007, AND SINCE THEN THERE'S PROBABLY BEEN ABOUT 400 COLLEGES AND OVER 500,000 RESPONDENTS TO THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF THAT IS THAT THE HEALTHY MINDS SURVEY WILL ACTUALLY HELP US BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE EVIDENCE AND STRENGTHEN ANY GRANT APPLICATIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE TO PROVIDE OUTSIDE FUNDING FOR OUR MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS FOR OUR STUDENTS.

SO AS FAR AS THE STRATEGIC PLAN, YOU KNOW, AS WE LOOKED AT THESE NUMBERS, WE ASKED OURSELVES, CU DENVER'S LEADERS.

WE SAID, YOU KNOW WERE THESE PERCENTAGES AGGRESSIVE ENOUGH? AND WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT I THINK THAT THE ANSWER IS NO AS IT RELATES TO US THINKING ABOUT WE NEED TO BE FIGURING OUT WAYS THAT WE CAN REACH ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, REACH ALL OF OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

SO WHAT WE'VE PRESENTED IN OUR MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING, I THINK THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS HOW MIGHT THIS BE A TIERED APPROACH TO THINKING ABOUT PERHAPS A TIER 1, 2, 3 LEVELS OF TRAINING? WE KNOW THAT OUR CURRENT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING, WHICH YOU SEE HERE AT THE BOTTOM AND THOSE NUMBERS HAVE ACTUALLY, I'M GLAD TO SAY, HAVE INCREASED SINCE WE REPORTED THIS. CURRENTLY, IT SAYS 55.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE 172 STUDENTS.

SO WITHIN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE'VE HAD MORE STUDENTS EXPRESSING INTEREST HERE AND THEN WE'VE HAD 103 FACULTY AND STAFF.

SO NUMBERS HAVE INCREASED QUITE A BIT.

AND REALLY WHAT OUR BARRIER THERE IS JUST HAVING ENOUGH TRAINERS AND THE TIME THAT IT TAKES. YOU SAW ON ONE OF THE FIRST SLIDES, YOU KNOW, THOSE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES, THAT TIME MANAGEMENT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S KEEPING FOLKS FROM BEING ABLE TO DO THAT.

BUT BUT ANOTHER REASON IS, IS THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DIRECTING FUNDING TOWARDS THOSE TRAININGS AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO STEP AWAY FROM THEIR JOBS, TO BE ABLE TO DO THE TRAINING BECAUSE IT'S SORT OF A TRAIN THE TRAINER KIND OF MODEL IN MANY WAYS.

SO WE ALSO HAVE THAT YOU CAN HELP FOR WE HAVE YOU CAN HELP A STUDENT AND YOU CAN HELP US A FRIEND. THAT'S THE FACULTY AND STUDENT VERSIONS OF THAT ARE LINKS CONNECTED IS REALLY A HYBRID AND IN OFFICE IT STARTS OFF IN OFFICE WITHIN OUR COUNSELING CENTER AND THEN MOVES INTO A HYBRID FASHION.

SO WE KNOW THAT THESE NUMBERS, THESE PERCENTAGE ARE BASELINE PERCENTAGES HAVE INCREASED AND WE'LL BE UPDATING THOSE TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A GOOD BASELINE FOR 2021, 22.

BUT GOING BACK TO THIS, 15% FOR STUDENTS AND 25% AND 25% FOR FACULTY AND STAFF THIS YEAR APPROACHES TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE THE WHAT ARE THE TRAINING THINGS THAT MAY BE EASIER TO GET AT. FOR INSTANCE, STUDENTS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS, MUCH LIKE OUR COLLEAGUES AT BOULDER, LOOKING AT OUR ORIENTATION AND HOW CAN WE TOUCH EVERY STUDENT THERE? ONE OF THE THINGS RIGHT NOW IS THAT OUR STUDENTS THAT GET TRAINING THROUGH ORIENTATION, HOWEVER, THAT'S OPTIONAL AND REALLY THINKING ABOUT HOW CAN WE INTEGRATE THAT MORE IN A REQUIRED KIND OF FASHION, BUT NOT IN A WAY WHERE THE STUDENTS ARE FEELING LIKE IT TAKES AWAY, BUT IT ACTUALLY ADDS TO REALLY THEIR ORIENTATION EXPERIENCE.

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WE'RE ALSO INTEGRATING THAT IN OUR FIRST YEAR AND SECOND YEAR EXPERIENCES.

FOR OUR FACULTY AND STAFF, I THINK ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS HERE IS THAT IF OUR FACULTY AND OUR STAFF ARE NOT FEELING, LET'S JUST SAY, SUPPORTED IN THIS AREA, THEN THAT TRANSFERS OVER TO THE STUDENTS AND VICE VERSA. SO I THINK THAT AS WE LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS HERE, WE'LL BE CHALLENGING OURSELVES TO CU DENVER, TO THINK ABOUT AS WE IMPLEMENT OUR STRATEGIC MENTAL HEALTH PLAN.

HOW MIGHT THESE GOALS MAYBE SHIFT A BIT? SO WHAT ARE WE DOING? A NUMBER OF THINGS.

DIVERSIFYING OUR RANGE OF DEMOGRAPHICS ARE MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO THINK ABOUT OUR STUDENT POPULATION.

AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BARRIERS TO STUDENTS ACTUALLY SEEKING OUT MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT? SOME OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS, THEIR OWN FAMILY EXPERIENCE OR MAYBE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

AND SO WE WANT TO REALLY MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE TYPE OF PROVIDERS THERE THAT WILL HELP OUR STUDENTS FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE SEEKING OUT THOSE SUPPORTS.

WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON EXPANDING OUR LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS NOT ONLY IN DENVER BUT IN COLORADO, TO ENHANCE THE SUPPORT FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE ALSO WANT TO PROMOTE OUR PROGRAMS FOR GREATER REACH, USE AND IMPACT, RIGHT? SO WE WANT THEM TO WE WANT TO REACH MORE STUDENTS.

WE WANT THEM TO USE IT. AND WE WANT TO ALSO TRACK WHAT THE IMPACT IS ON STUDENTS, ALSO SUPPLEMENTING OUR CAMPUS RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS. SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE DONE AND I'VE BEEN HERE AT CU DENVER SINCE JULY AND THANKFULLY HAVE A GREAT STAFF IN OUR WELLNESS CENTER AS WELL AS IN OUR COUNSELING CENTER.

WE PROMOTED MORE THE USE OF OUR ONE ON ONE WELLNESS COACHING, OFFERING FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING, AND WE'RE GETTING FUNDING FROM THAT.

OUR FUNDING HAS COME FROM THE WE RECENTLY HIRED MORE STAFF HIRING BILINGUAL AND MULTICULTURAL SPECIALISTS AS CLINICIANS. I THINK STEPHANIE SPOKE TO THIS.

HIRING IS A VERY DIFFICULT RIGHT NOW AS THERE ARE MUCH MORE NEED THAN THERE ARE PROFESSIONALS OUT THERE.

WE CHANGED OUR COUNSELOR JOB CLASSIFICATION TO FACILITATE MORE COMPETITIVE SALARY, THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM OUR ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS.

AND THEY HAD A JOB CLASSIFICATION THAT WAS LET'S JUST SAY WERE MORE ALIGNED WITH THESE COUNSELOR AND CLINICIAN POSITIONS AND WE WERE ABLE TO USE THAT TO ACTUALLY GET OUR STAFF MORE MONEY IN THAT AREA AND ACTUALLY HAVE OUR JOBS BE MORE ATTRACTIVE.

AND THEN AUGMENTING OUR STAFF WITH CONTRACT SUPPORT STAFF, I THINK THE STAFF AUGMENTATION IS SOMETHING WE CONSTANTLY HAVE TO LOOK AT.

SO WE KNOW THAT HIRING PEOPLE MAY TAKE SOME TIME, BUT TO KEEP THOSE STUDENTS OFF OF WAIT LISTS, WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO AUGMENT THOSE OFFICES WITH SOME SUPPORT STAFF AND THEN EXPANDING OUR VIRTUAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS. THE LAST THING I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE IS CU DENVER HAS A OUR COUNSELING CENTER IS BOTH A COUNSELING CENTER TO PROVIDE SUPPORT, BUT IT ALSO IS A TRAINING CENTER FOR OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE IN COUNSELING PROGRAMS IN OUR SCHOOL OF EDUCATION.

AND THAT IS, TO ME, AN ASSET NOT ONLY FOR THE INSTITUTION, BUT ALSO FOR THE STUDENTS AND THE STAFF. ONE OF THE THINGS IN THAT AREA, THE COUNSELING CENTER, OFTEN HIRES A STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE AND COME OUT OF OUR COUNSELING PROGRAM.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO REALLY SUPPORT AND CONTINUE TO PROMOTE THAT AS A DUAL SPACE. BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS EFFECTIVELY IS EFFECTIVELY RAN AND ALSO RESOURCE BECAUSE THAT'S ONE WAY THAT WE HELP WITH TRYING TO ADDRESS THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS, OUR FACULTY AND STAFF, BUT ALSO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY IN COLORADO IS BY ALSO SEEING THAT WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO FIGURE OUT WAYS AND TRAINING MORE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN THIS AREA.

AND ALSO, WHEN YOU HAVE A POPULATION OF STUDENTS AS DIVERSE AS CU DENVER, IT MEANS WE'RE PUTTING OUT THERE MORE DIVERSE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

HAVE A QUESTION. THANK YOU FOR THAT, DR.

SNOWDEN. MAYBE A DIFFICULT TO ANSWER QUESTION AND CERTAINLY NOT SOMETHING SPECIFIC TO CU DENVER. BUT WHEN FACULTY AND STAFF ARE SAYING THEIR NUMBER ONE BARRIER IS TIME MANAGEMENT HAVING TROUBLE FITTING ANYTHING ELSE INTO THEIR SCHEDULE.

AND YET WE'RE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM INTO TRAINING.

HOW DO YOU BALANCE THOSE TWO THINGS? I'M JUST VERY CURIOUS HOW YOU MANAGE THAT TENSION? WELL, I THINK ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS WE HAVE TO DO AND ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE BEEN DOING IS PART OF OUR FIRST YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN ROADMAP IS TO REALLY LOOK AT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE, LOOK AT OUR OFFICES, THINK ABOUT WHERE WE CAN GET EFFICIENCY GAINS.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT ALREADY IN MY GOING ON TEN MONTHS HERE, I'VE IDENTIFIED PLACES AND SPACES WHERE PERHAPS STAFF ARE WORKING HARDER THAN THEY NEED TO.

I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT OUR TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW WE CAN ACTUALLY USE OUR TECHNOLOGIES MORE EFFECTIVE.

THE ONLY WAY THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS IF YOU ADD A LOT MORE PEOPLE, RIGHT, WHICH WE DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE FUNDING TO DO, OR YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO HELP YOUR YOUR PEOPLE BE ABLE TO WORK ON THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M EXPRESSING TO THE STAFF IN THE DIVISION THAT I LEAD IS THAT WE

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NEED TO START FIRST AND FOREMOST WITH OUR STUDENT SERVICES.

IF WE ARE NOT MEETING WITH TOUCHING STUDENTS ON THE DAY TO DAY BASIS, IF WE'RE SPENDING MOST OF OUR TIME, YOU KNOW, WORKING ON POLICIES OR WORKING ON BACK OFFICE OPERATIONS, WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT IN OUR OPERATIONS, AND THAT'S GOING TO CREATE SPACE.

I THINK THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY TRYING TO CREATE SPACE IN THAT WAY, BUT THERE ALSO IS TO THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF HIRES WE NEED TO MAKE.

AND I THINK THAT IT'S NOT ABOUT JUST GETTING MORE PEOPLE, IT'S ABOUT GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN SOME OF THE POSITIONS THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE VACANT.

WE HAVE A LOT OF VACANCIES.

I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT THE GREAT RESIGNATION.

WE HAVE A LOT OF VACANCIES.

THAT MEANS WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY.

WE HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO RETHINK THE WAY IN WHICH WE WORK.

AND I THINK THAT'S A PART OF OUR STRATEGIC GOAL.

NUMBER FIVE AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET TO BEING CU DENVER BEING A BEST PLACE TO WORK IS BY DOING THAT WORK IN AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE NOT JUST REPEATING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. WE'VE GOT A POSITION OPEN.

LET'S JUST FILL IT WITH WHAT WE HAD IN BEFORE.

MAYBE THAT ONE POSITION COULD BE REDISTRIBUTED IN WAYS.

AND ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS HOW WE CAN WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY ACROSS UNITS.

I THINK AT NO OTHER TIME, PERHAPS THEN MORE NOW WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT WORKING ACROSS BARRIERS IN THE INSTITUTION THAT ARE ACTUALLY THEY'RE NOT REAL.

WE'VE CREATED THEM JUST SIMPLY BY THIS IS THE WAY HIGHER EDUCATION HAS WORKED IN THE PAST. BUT WE NEED TO BE WORKING DIFFERENTLY AND WORKING SMART.

OTHER QUESTIONS.

I JUST WOULD POSE THE SAME QUESTION THAT I POSED TO STEPHANIE TO YOU, DR.

SNOWDEN, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S THE HEALTH INSURANCE SITUATION AT CU DENVER? FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND, THE HEALTH SITUATION AT CU DENVER, AS FAR AS HOW WE CAN BASICALLY MAKE SURE OUR STUDENTS HAVE MORE ACCESS TO THE TYPES OF SERVICES AND EVERYTHING HAS BEEN A CONVERSATION FOR MANY YEARS AND IT FALLS ON HOW MUCH IT COSTS RELATIVE TO WHAT WE NEED TO PROVIDE.

SO REGENT KROLL, WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT I DON'T HAVE AN IN-DEPTH UNDERSTANDING OF ALL THE PARTICULARS THAT PERHAPS SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES LIKE TODD AND JENNIFER MAY KNOW.

BUT WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THIS, IS THAT I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE WORKING MORE CLOSELY WITH OUR COMMUNITIES AND THINKING ABOUT HOW WHEREVER WE CAN PROVIDE MORE SUPPORT FOR OUR STUDENTS ACROSS THE BOARD.

I DON'T THINK THE ANSWER IS JUST IN OUR CAMPUSES.

I THINK OUR CAMPUS IS A PART OF THE ANSWER.

BUT I THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN CONNECT.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO, IS BRING IN EXTERNAL FOLKS WHO HAVE CONTACTED US AND SAID THAT WE HAVE BILINGUAL MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

CAN WE HELP RIGHT? AND I THINK THAT THOSE THOSE VOLUNTEER TYPE OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE GOING TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S ACHIEVABLE FOR US TO BASICALLY GET THIS IN, LET'S JUST SAY A ZERO COST FOR MANY OF OUR STUDENTS WHO NEED THIS SUPPORT.

SO I'M SURE THAT WE CAN FOLLOW UP WITH YOU AND THE REGENTS ON THAT FOR MORE SPECIFICS ABOUT WHAT THE ACTUAL FUNDING ISSUES ARE.

THANK YOU. MR. HILTON, YOU LOOK LIKE MAYBE YOU WANTED TO ADD SOMETHING AS A STUDENT AT CU DENVER TO THAT. IS THAT INCORRECT? AM I INCORRECT IN ASSUMING THAT? I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD.

OKAY. WELL, YOUR VOICE IS ALWAYS WELCOME HERE.

SHOULD YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT CHANCELLOR MARKS, ANYONE ELSE FROM THE CAMPUS KIND OF WANT TO ADDRESS THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS? MR. HAGERTY, WELCOME.

CHAIR KROLL, REGENTS.

NICE. ALWAYS NICE TO SEE YOU ALL.

JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A BACKGROUND HERE.

WE HAD A VOLUNTARY HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN UP TO FISCAL YEAR 2016, AND WE SAW OUR PARTICIPATION RATES LOWER THAN 3% OF OUR ENTIRE STUDENT POPULATION ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN THE PLAN. AND PART OF THAT WAS THE ANNUAL PREMIUM WAS ALREADY NORTH OF $3,500 A YEAR, AND CONTINUING THAT VOLUNTARY PLAN WOULD ACTUALLY BE PUSHING NORTHWARD RIGHT NOW OF OUR ESTIMATES OF OVER SIX OR 7000.

AND SO THAT'S PART OF THE COST CHALLENGE THAT WE FACE.

AND SO WE CONTINUE TO ALWAYS LOOK TO EXPLORE DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ACCESS.

AND WE ALWAYS GET THEIR FEEDBACK.

WE DID OUR LAST SURVEY IN 2020 ABOUT INSURANCE OPTIONS, AND WE CAN ALWAYS LOOK BACK AND SEE WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WE CAN BRING TO THE TABLE.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

AND NEXT, I THINK WE WILL BE JOINED BY NO THAT LOOKS LIKE ANSCHUTZ.

AFTERNOON, EVERYONE. MY NAME IS LAURA BORGETT.

I'M ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AT THE CAMPUS.

I'M JOINED HERE BY JOHN GASCOIGNE, WHO IS MY PARTNER IN CRIME.

I'LL BE TALKING ABOUT FACULTY AND STAFF AND JAN FOR OUR STUDENTS.

SO LET ME GRAB THIS.

WHEN WELCOME TO OUR CAMPUS.

LOVE IT THAT YOU CAN BE IN THIS BUILDING.

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SIMILAR TO OTHER CAMPUSES, WE HAVE OUR TWO QUESTIONS FROM THE CLIMATE SURVEY.

THE FIRST ONE BEING BARRIERS.

AND YOU'LL SEE SOME CONSISTENCY HERE FROM THE OTHER CAMPUSES AROUND THE BARRIERS THAT DO EXIST REVOLVE AROUND BUSY SCHEDULE, JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROGRAM SCHEDULING AS WELL.

FOR THE SECOND QUESTION, IN ASKING MY DEPARTMENT VALUES THE BALANCE BETWEEN MY JOB AND LIFE OUTSIDE THE WORK SETTING.

THOSE THAT DISAGREED WERE ABOUT 20% OF THE POPULATION.

AND I'LL ADD THAT WE HAD A VERY STRONG RESPONSE RATE.

SO THAT REALLY HELPS, I THINK, VALIDATE WHAT WE SAW HERE.

BUT IMPORTANTLY TO ME, AND I THOUGHT PRETTY IMPRESSIVELY, ESPECIALLY OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST YEAR, BUT TWO THIRDS OF OUR FACULTY AND STAFF AGREED AT SOME LEVEL OF AGREEMENT THAT THEY FELT VALUED BETWEEN THE BALANCE OF THEIR JOB AND LIFE.

AND I THINK ESPECIALLY COMING FROM A MEDICAL CAMPUS IN LIGHT OF THE LAST YEAR, IT'S REALLY SOMETHING THAT I'M PROUD OF AND I THINK OUR CAMPUS SHOULD BE PROUD OF.

AND LOOKING AT OUR STUDENTS RESPONSE SPECIFICALLY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY'S CARE ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE STUDENTS FEEL THAT WE AS A UNIVERSITY PRIORITIZE THEIR MENTAL HEALTH WITH ABOUT 85% OF OUR STUDENTS AGREEING TO THAT STATEMENT. AND THEN AS A UNIVERSITY, DO WE HAVE A CLIMATE THAT ENCOURAGES FREE AND OPEN DISCUSSION? WE HAVE ABOUT 87%.

AND I REALLY THINK THAT THIS IS A REFLECTION OF AN INVESTMENT THAT WE AS A UNIVERSITY MADE ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO IN STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH TO NOT ONLY EXPAND THE SERVICES WE WERE SEEING IN OUR COUNSELING CENTER, BUT ALSO TO EXPAND OUR STUDENT HEALTH PROMOTION.

AND SO STUDENTS ARE REALLY HEARING ACROSS OUR CAMPUS ABOUT OUR INTEREST IN SUPPORTING THEM AND FINDING WAYS TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE THE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES THEY NEED.

WE DID NOT ASK ABOUT THE THIRD QUESTION, BUT WHEN WE COLLECT DATA AGAIN IN 2023, WE WILL ASK THAT QUESTION. THIS NEXT ONE.

I WANT TO TAKE A SECOND TO EXPLAIN.

WHEN WE LOOK AT TRAINING, WE HAD INITIALLY ESTIMATED OUR GOALS BASED ON HISTORICAL DATA ABOUT THE PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS THAT HAD PARTICIPATED IN TRAININGS IN THE PAST. BUT WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE PANDEMIC? YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE FACULTY RESPONSE RATE OR FACULTY PARTICIPATION RATE.

IT HAS NOW BEEN ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 66%.

I WILL SAY THAT A LARGE PORTION OF THAT WAS IN OUR ABILITY TO RESPOND IN PARTICULAR TO A TRAINING THAT WAS VERY IMPACTFUL FOR OUR FACULTY AROUND WELL-BEING IN THE WORKFORCE.

AND KEEP IN MIND THAT OUR FACULTY ARE THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS AT OUR HOSPITALS AND THEIR WELL-BEING WAS PRIORITIZED THROUGH THIS TIME.

AND SO THERE WAS A MUCH HIGHER PARTICIPATION RATE THAN I THINK ANY OF US COULD HAVE EVER ANTICIPATED WHEN WE SET GOALS OF THIS TYPE.

AND SO WE WILL BE REEVALUATING THOSE GOALS AND RESETTING AS WE GO FORWARD.

BUT IN THE LAST YEAR, WE HAD OVER 3000 FACULTY ACTUALLY PARTICIPATE IN THAT ONE PARTICULAR TRAINING THAT WAS OFFERED KIND OF SYSTEM OR CAMPUS WIDE FOR THOSE FACULTY AT BOTH THEIR WELL-BEING. SALIMAN.

SO I ASSUME THAT THOSE ARE VIRTUAL ONLINE TRAININGS OR ARE THEY IN PERSON? RIGHT. YEAH, IT'S A IT'S A PROGRAM THAT WAS DEVELOPED BY LIZ HARRY, WHO'S ONE OF OUR FACULTY MEMBERS, A PARTNER OF OURS, A FACULTY MEMBER OF OURS AT UC HEALTH.

AND SO THAT WAS AVAILABLE TO THE FACULTY IN VIRTUAL AND ALL THEIR SUPPORT SYSTEMS AS WELL. THAT'S COOL.

SO YOUR YOUR OWN FACULTY ARE DEVELOPING THE TRAINING THAT YOU'RE USING FOR YOUR ENTIRE CAMPUS? CORRECT? WELL, THAT'S PRETTY NEAT, ISN'T IT? OH, REGENT SMITH.

I'M ALWAYS CURIOUS ABOUT RESPONSE RATES, BECAUSE THE HIGHER THE RESPONSE RATES, THE MORE RELIABLE. AND YOU SAID IT WAS HIGH.

SO WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE RATE? FOR THE CLIMATE WIDE SURVEY, WE WERE ABLE TO REACH APPROXIMATELY 35%, 30 TO 35, DEPENDING UPON 31%.

KEEP ME HONEST REGINA, SYSTEM FOR THE CAMPUS WIDE.

IT WAS QUITE HIGH AND MUCH HIGHER THAN THE OTHER TWO CAMPUSES.

SO THAT'S GREAT TO HEAR.

THANK YOU. IN TERMS OF OUR NEXT ACTION PLANNING FOR STUDENTS, WE ARE CURRENTLY BUILDING A PROCESS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING CIRCLES, WHICH ARE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO GATHER AND REALLY TALK ABOUT HOW THE PANDEMIC HAS IMPACTED THEM.

WE ALSO HAVE PILOTED AN NIH RESILIENCY PROGRAM THAT FOCUSES ON STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH, AND WE DID THAT THIS FALL AND WILL BE EXPANDING IT AND MAKING IT SPECIFIC TO CU ANSCHUTZ.

WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING AN ASSESSMENT OF SUICIDE PREVENTION IN OUR PHD RESEARCH STUDENT POPULATION, AND THAT WILL BEGIN LATER THIS SPRING.

AND THEN ALSO AS PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING ACROSS OUR CAMPUS.

ENHANCING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE IS ONE OF OUR CHANCELLOR'S TOP PRIORITIES, AND SO WE

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HAVE A TASK FORCE WORKING ON THAT, WHERE MENTAL HEALTH ARE SOME OF THE AREAS THAT THEY ARE IDENTIFYING AS NEXT STEPS FOR US TO FOCUS ON.

CURRENTLY, WE HAVE STAFFING IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS THAT FOCUS AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS. WE HAVE A STUDENT OUTREACH AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RESIDENT MENTAL HEALTH, AND THEN WE HAVE STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICES THROUGHOUT OUR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ON THE CAMPUS.

AND THEN WE'VE DEVELOPED AND LAUNCHED THIS YEAR A TOOL CALLED FIND HELP NOW, WE DEVELOPED IT WITH GRIT, DIGITAL HEALTH, AND THIS IS A CRISIS NAVIGATION TOOL.

SO IT'S FOR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS.

AND IF SOMEONE IS IN CRISIS, THEY CAN LOG ON AND CLICK IN.

AND IF THEY'RE IN IMMEDIATE CRISIS, IT'LL TAKE THEM TO 911.

IF THEY HAVE OTHER LESS URGENT CRISES, IT HAS A TREE OF OPTIONS WHERE THEY CAN GET SUPPORT ON CAMPUS OR IN THE COMMUNITY.

WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF CAMPUS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS, AND THEN WE HAVE A TOOL CALLED YOU AT CU ANSCHUTZ, WHICH IS MORE OF A WELLNESS PLATFORM FOR STUDENTS.

LAURA IS ASKING IF I WANT TO ANSWER THE INSURANCE QUESTION NOW.

WE DO HAVE STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE HERE.

IT IS REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS TO HAVE.

WE OFFER A PLAN FOR STUDENTS.

ABOUT A THIRD OF OUR STUDENTS TAKE THAT PLAN.

IF THEY DON'T TAKE THAT PLAN, WE DO REQUIRE THEM TO HAVE PROOF OF INSURANCE IN WHATEVER OTHER WAY THAT MEETS THE APPROPRIATE.

AND YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE COST.

OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD. I LOOKED IT UP AFTER THE QUESTION.

SO YES, IT IS ANNUALLY.

IT'S 5900 AND IT'S 492 A MONTH.

WOW. AND IT IS A TOP LINE PLAN.

I WILL SAY. IT'S A VERY GOOD PLAN.

SO AND THEN THE LAST SLIDE HERE REALLY IS JUST A REPRESENTATION OF ALL OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT WE PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT ON CAMPUS.

IT IS A COLLABORATIVE ACROSS THE CAMPUS.

AND SO THE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES WORK HAND IN HAND WITH OUR STUDENT AFFAIRS, WHICH IS CENTRAL, AND THAT OUR STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, WHICH ARE BASED OUT OF OUR PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT.

AND SO THIS IS JUST A MODEL TO SHARE WITH YOU ABOUT HOW WE ALL WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT WE MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

ANY QUESTIONS? COMMENTS.

I'M SORRY. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO HOLD IT IN, BUT I CAN'T HELP IT.

AND I'M CURIOUS ABOUT ALL OF THIS.

I MEAN, RESPONSE RATES ARE GREAT, BUT THOSE WHO RESPONDED, WERE THEY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE POPULATION? AND IF NOT, I MEAN, WERE THERE ANALYZES ABOUT THAT.

AND IF THEY WEREN'T, WAS THERE WEIGHTING OF THESE ESTIMATES TO BRING THEM REPRESENTATIVE? I'M ASSUMING YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE CLIMATE SURVEY? YEAH. THERE ARE CERTAIN ESTIMATES IN HERE THAT I WAS JUST CURIOUS ABOUT.

YEAH. IN THIS PARTICULAR PRESENTATION, THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT DATA POINTS.

SO ONE IS A CLIMATE WIDE SURVEY.

ONE IS THE NATIONAL FOR THE STUDENTS.

AND SO THERE ARE DIFFERENT RESPONSE RATES FOR THOSE.

BUT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THAT DATA THE BEST THAT WE CAN TELL IT, KIND OF WHAT I WOULD