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I'M GOING TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

[C. 1:15 p.m. CALL TO ORDER/PUBLIC MEETING, Chair Gallegos presiding]

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I'D LIKE TO WELCOME EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US TODAY.

AN IMPORTANT MEETING, AS YOU'LL SEE, A LOT OF IMPORTANT THINGS UNFOLD.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE REGENTS FOR THEIR TIME AND FOR THEIR SERVICE.

AND WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN A REGENT FOR A YEAR OR NINE OR 10 YEARS, IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME AND IT'S TAKEN A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT THIS LAST SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS.

AND YOU'VE BEEN IN THERE.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR EFFORT.

WE'RE ALSO LIVE STREAMING AND RECORDING OUR BOARD MEETING TODAY.

SO PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU WERE BEING RECORDED AND LIVE STREAM.

REGENT KROLL, WILL YOU LEAD US IN THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, PLEASE? HAPPY TO.

. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS THE APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA FOR THE SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2020 BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING, THAT'S TODAY.

IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED. SO MOVED BY REGION SHARKEY, SECONDED BY.

REGENT SHOEMAKER.

BY REGENT SHOEMAKER.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, ALL IN FAVOR, AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPONENTS SAY NAY.

NAY,WE GOT, THERE'S THE REBEL OF THE GROUP.

OH, OK.

. EARLY AND OFTEN WE HOPE.

OUR NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS THE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR AND TODAY THE BOARD OF REGENTS HONORS AND CELEBRATES 2019 DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR DR.

DAVID KOREVAAR, WHO EXEMPLIFIES THE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE OF CU.

HE JOINS A COMMUNITY OF ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS ACROSS THE FOUR CAMPUSES.

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS DISTINCTION ARE EXTREMELY ARDUOUS.

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

DR. KOREVAAR BEATS THESE HIGH EXPECTATIONS.

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

PROFESSOR KOREVAAR RECEIVED THIS AWARD IN SEPTEMBER TWENTY NINE TWENTY NINETEEN, BUT WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND A BOARD MEETING AT THAT TIME.

WITH THIS BACKGROUND, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO WILL INTRODUCE PROFESSOR KOREVAAR AND WILL REFLECT ON HIS WORK.

CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

THANK YOU CHAIR GALLEGOS AND GOOD AFTERNOON TO EVERYONE.

IT'S MY HONOR AND PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR DAVID KOREVAAR.

PROFESSOR KOREVAAR'S AN EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED ARTIST WHO HAS PERFORMED AT DISTINGUISHED VENUES NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.

HIS REPUTATION AS A PERFORMER DRAWS FROM HIS INCREDIBLE TECHNICAL COMMAND AND CREATIVE APPROACH IN MUSICAL INTERPRETATION, WHICH PERMITS HIM TO PERFORM AT THE VERY HIGHEST CRITIC'S CHOICE CD FOR HIS SOLO PERFORMANCE OF THE BACH PARTITAS, AS WELL AS CRITICAL ACCLAIM BY THE LONDON SUNDAY TIMES FOR HIS CD OF BEETHOVEN'S SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO. PROFESSOR KOREVAAR'S APPROACH TO THE LITERATURE IS NOTABLE IN OTHER WAYS.

HE HAS LONG CHAMPIONED LIVING COMPOSERS SUCH AS LOWELL LIEBERMAN.

SINCE HIS CEO APPOINTMENT IN TWO THOUSAND HE HAS RELEASED INTO COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION THIRTY FOUR CDS.

PROFESSOR KOREVAAR IS ALSO A DISTINGUISHED PUBLIC SCHOLAR WHOSE WORK EXPLORES A RICH VARIETY OF KEYBOARD LITERATURE AND THE WORKS OF PAST AND NOTABLE LIVING COMPOSERS.

PROFESSOR KOREVAAR EXCELS AT TEACHING, AND HE HAS EARNED A STRONG NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION.

HIS STUDENTS ARE THE DIRECT BENEFICIARIES OF HIS WORK AND SCHOLARSHIP.

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HIS STUDENTS HAVE WON PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL COMPETITIONS, AND MANY ARE TEACHING IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

ONE STUDENT, A SENIOR WHO JUST GRADUATED, SAID IN HER LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION THAT DAVID, QUOTE, IS ONE OF THE MOST SUPPORTIVE TEACHERS I'VE EVER WORKED WITH.

DR. KOREVAAR IS INTERNATIONAL ABOUT HELPING IS I'M SORRY, INTENTIONAL ABOUT HELPING STUDENTS DEVELOP THEIR OWN MUSICAL IDEAS AND VOICE.

HE ENCOURAGE US TO EXPLORE UNIQUE PATHS OF INTEREST, AND HE INVESTS IN EVERY ONE OF HIS STUDENTS ON A PERSONAL AND A PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.

I WILL ADD THAT DR.

KOREVAAR IS RECOGNIZED AS A LEADING TEACHER INTERNATIONALLY AND IS FREQUENTLY INVITED TO HOLD MASTER CLASSES AT UNIVERSITIES AND CONSERVATORIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. JUST THE SECOND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR FROM THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC.

IT'S MY HONOR TO GIVE YOU PROFESSOR DAVID KOREVAAR.

DAVID? YES, THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO, AND IT'S AN AMAZING HONOR FOR ME TO SPEAK TO THIS GROUP.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE REGENTS HAVING THIS TIME FOR ME.

AND I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT HAVING BEEN AVAILABLE WHEN ORIGINALLY ASKED.

I AM BEYOND HONORED TO JOIN THE RANKS OF DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS HONOR BELONGS TO ME ALONE, BUT RATHER THAT IT REFLECTS THE SUPPORT OF THIS AMAZING COMMUNITY THAT HAS ALLOWED ME TO FLOURISH AS AN ARTIST AND A TEACHER FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.

UNIVERSITY AS A WHOLE, AND THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN PARTICULAR, AS WELL AS THE STATE OF COLORADO AND ITS PEOPLE, AND IS DEEPLY MEANINGFUL TO ME AS A PERFORMING ARTIST TO HAVE THIS COMMUNITY EMBRACE WHAT WE DO AS ARTISTS AND TO VISIBLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTISTIC MISSION NOT ONLY TO THE UNIVERSITY ITSELF, BUT TO THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN.

TODAY, THAT WORLD IS A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE FROM WHAT IT WAS A YEAR AGO WHEN I WAS GIVEN THIS HONOR, WHEN WE HAD TO SHELTER AT HOME EARLIER THIS YEAR, OUR WORLD IS PERFORMING ARTISTS WAS RADICALLY ALTERED.

FOR ME AND MY COLLEAGUES, CONCERT WERE INSTANTLY CANCELED AND OUR PRIMARY ARTISTIC OUTLET AND AN INCOME STREAM WAS SHUT OFF.

MY PERSONAL REACTION WAS TO CREATE A SERIES OF VIDEOS FROM MY HOME ON A PIANO THAT COULD NO LONGER BE TUNED SINCE TUNERS WEREN'T COMING.

AND WITH THE EQUIPMENT THAT I HAD AT HAND, WHICH AT THAT POINT WAS A LAPTOP AND A USB MIC. I CHOSE TO POST VIDEOS OF ALL THIRTY TWO OF BEETHOVEN'S PIANO SONATAS AS PART OF THE BEETHOVEN TWO HUNDRED FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY YEAR, WHEN I FINISHED THAT, I ADDED SOME BEETHOVEN WORKS AND CULMINATED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF DIABELLI VARIATIONS.

WHAT WAS NICE WAS THAT THE UNIVERSITY REOPENED IN PART FOR RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORK OVER THE SUMMER, AND SO I WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE THE SERIES WITH THE DIABELLI VARIATIONS VIDEO USING THE WONDERFUL GRUSIN MUSIC HALL AND ONE OF OUR WONDERFUL PIANOS.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT THIS PROJECT COULD NEVER HAPPEN WITHOUT THE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY THROUGH ALL OF THIS CONTINUES TO SUPPORT ITS MISSION, ITS FACULTY AND STAFF, ITS STUDENTS IN THE FACE OF THIS UNPRECEDENTED PANDEMIC THAT WE COULD CONTINUE TO TEACH, THAT WE WERE GIVEN THE SUPPORT TO FIGURE OUT WAYS OF DELIVERING OUR TEACHING TO OUR STUDENTS. IT'S AMAZING TO ME.

AND THE JUST THE ENERGY THAT HAS GONE INTO THIS OVER THE SUMMER TO ALLOW US TO REOPEN IN PERSON THIS FALL HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE.

AND I THINK THE WHOLE UNIVERSITY DESERVES AN ENORMOUS SHOUT OUT FOR THAT.

THE WORLD HAS TAUGHT US OTHER THINGS IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME, AND MOST OF ALL ABOUT THE PERNICIOUS LONG TERM EFFECTS OF INSTITUTIONAL RACISM ON OUR SOCIETY.

AS A MEMBER OF WHAT ISABEL WILKERSON TERMS THE DOMINANT CAST, I HAVE BEEN MADE NEWLY AWARE OF THE TERRIBLE INEQUITIES IN OUR SOCIETY AND THE CONTINUING LEGACY OF OUR RACIST PAST. LIKE MANY OTHERS, I'M QUESTIONING WHAT I CAN DO PERSONALLY, AND I ALSO HAVE JOINED WITH MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES IN TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO SHARE THESE QUESTIONS AND TO SEARCH FOR ANSWERS WITH OUR STUDENTS AS WELL AS WITH THE PUBLIC.

IT FEELS AS IF WE ARE COLLECTIVELY MUCH FULLER OF QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW THAN AWARE OF WHAT THE ANSWERS MIGHT BE.

BUT THIS IMPORTANT CONVERSATION HAS AT LEAST BEGUN.

I'M PART OF A FIELD THAT HAS BEEN A WHITE MALE BASTION FOR MUCH OF ITS HISTORY.

AS A WHITE MALE MYSELF, I'M VERY MUCH AWARE OF THAT.

RECENT WORK TO UNEARTH THE WORK OF HIDDEN FIGURES FOR MANY YEARS, AND THEN MORE RECENTLY, WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR HAS YIELDED A TROVE OF MUSIC TO EXPLORE AND ALSO AN

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UNDERSTANDING THAT OUR NARRATIVES FOR ALL THAT WE TRY TO PLACE MUSIC HISTORY AND PERFORMANCE INTO SOCIAL CONTEXTS ARE WOEFULLY INADEQUATE AND INCOMPLETE.

I'M JUST STARTING WORK ON THIS AREA MYSELF WITHIN THE LIMITED CONTEXT OF MUSIC THAT INVOLVES THE PIANO AND MY COLLEAGUE CHARLES WETHERBEE AND I, HE'S A VIOLINIST ON OUR FACULTY, HAVE ALSO BEEN PRODUCING SOME VIDEOS.

AND WE'RE WORKING TO INCLUDE MUSIC BY PEOPLE OF COLOR AT THIS POINT AND BY WOMEN ON EACH OF OUR PROGRAMS GOING FORWARD.

SO I'M REALLY JUST AT THE BEGINNING OF EXPLORING THIS WITHIN MY OWN FIELD, AND I'M STRIVING TO SHARE THESE EXPLORATIONS.

I THOUGHT I'D USE THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME TODAY TO PRESENT A PERFORMANCE THAT I RECORDED ON MONDAY IN MY LIVING ROOM OF THE SLOW MOVEMENT OF FLORENCE PRICE'S PIANO SONATA, COMPOSED IN NINETEEN THIRTY TWO AS A BLACK WOMAN WHO SUCCEEDED IN HAVING HER MUSIC PERFORMED BY MAJOR ORCHESTRAS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

BUT WHO WAS THEN LARGELY FORGOTTEN UNTIL QUITE RECENTLY, HER STORY IS AS REMARKABLE AS HER MUSIC IS BEAUTIFUL.

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE SMALL OFFERING AND I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN NOW.

HOPEFULLY I'M ALLOWED TO DO THAT.

LOOKS LIKE I CAN DO IT.

AND WE NEED TO FIND THE RIGHT VIDEO, HERE IT IS.

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THANKS FOR SHARING THAT.

SO OPEN IT UP FOR COMMENTS IF YOU'D LIKE.

CHAIR GALLEGOS, CAN I JUMP? CONGRATULATIONS, PROFESSOR KOREVAAR, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PLAYING THAT PIECE FOR US.

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WAY TO START OUR MEETING.

AND FOR ALL OF US TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE AND BENEFIT OF ENJOYING THAT.

IT WAS, THAT WAS GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT THAT WAS PROBABLY THE BEST.

YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR NINE YEARS, AND THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS, IS LISTENING TO YOU PLAY.

YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I WOULD LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING I KNOW THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS WE HAD THE SCHOLAR STRIKE AT CU AND I LISTENED TO A VIDEO PUT ON BY THE SCHOOL OF ED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGHLIGHTING IN THE CURRICULUM WORKS OF BIPOC OR CITATIONS.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR DOING THAT NOW WITH YOUR COLLEAGUE AND SHARING THAT BEAUTIFUL PIECE. IT'S ONLY A BEGINNING.

ANY ANYONE ELSE REGENTS, YOU'D LIKE TO WEIGH IN HERE? TRULY AMAZING. THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS, VERY WELL DESERVED.

WELL, THAT TITLE, DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, IS QUITE A TITLE AND IT GOES TO SOMEONE WHO REALLY DESERVES THAT. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOU LIVE MAYBE WHEN WE CAN GO LIVE AND BECAUSE YOU'D PROBABLY LIKE TO HAVE THAT PICTURE WITH THE REGENTS, WOULDN'T YOU? WELL, ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT GREAT HONOR.

ONE HUNDRED AND SIX DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY, THAT'S SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF. CONGRATULATIONS.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO OUR PUBLIC COMMENT.

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

THIS IS A FIRST TIME HAVING LIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS SINCE OUR FEBRUARY BOARD MEETING.

WE WENT ON ZOOM RIGHT AFTER THAT AND WEREN'T SURE EXACTLY HOW TO DO THAT.

SO THANKS TO VICE CHAIR LESLEY SMITH AND TO EFFIE FOR GETTING THIS WORKED OUT AND JOSE PADILLA, AS WELL.

AS, YOU KNOW, FOLLOWING OUR SCRIPT FROM WHEN WE USED TO DO LIVE PUBLIC SESSIONS, WE HAVE EIGHT PEOPLE SIGNED UP AND EACH PERSON GETS TWO MINUTES.

SO AT THE END OF THAT, I THINK REGENTS, YOU CAN CERTAINLY MAKE A COMMENT OR ASK A QUESTION OR NOT.

SO WITH THAT, MIGHT TAKE US JUST A SECOND TO MOVE OUR PEOPLE INTO THE THE ACTUAL ZOOM MEETING, BUT I'LL LEAVE THAT UP TO EFFIE,THE FIRST PERSON THAT WE HAVE IS HOLLY

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OLAVARRIA, WHO'S A GRADUATE STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES FROM BOULDER.

THANKS, GLEN. POLICE VIOLENCE TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR IS A SYMPTOMATIC EVIDENCE OF A DEEP ROOTED PROBLEM THAT STEMS FROM INSTITUTIONS LIKE CU.

EVERY TIME WE SEE A HEADLINE ABOUT ANOTHER BLACK PERSON BEING BRUTALLY ATTACKED AND OR MURDERED, WE SHOULD FEEL PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AS MEMBERS OF THIS INSTITUTION TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

I'M GOING TO ASSUME THAT EACH PERSON LISTENING TO ME DOES FEEL THE URGE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, BUT THEY OFTEN DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I URGE YOU TO GET TO KNOW THE BIPOC STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY OF YOUR CAMPUSES AND OF ALL OF THE CAMPUSES, THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GIVING YOU SOMETHING TO DO.

THEY'RE TELLING YOU AND THEY'RE SHOWING YOU WHAT TO DO.

MOST OF YOU DO KNOW ME, AND FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT, I INVITE YOU TO.

I'M A SECOND YEAR PHD STUDENT IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM AT THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND FOR EVERYONE EXCEPT FOR CU CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER THEODOSIA COOK, WHOSE WORK I FULLY SUPPORT AND WILL CONTINUE TO AMPLIFY.

I'VE SEEN TODAY'S AGENDA, AND I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO ROLL OUT A PLAN FOR EVERY BOARD MEETING IN THE REST OF TWENTY TWENTY AND TWENTY TWENTY ONE THAT HAS TO DO WITH DIVERSITY WORK AT CU. TODAY, IT WILL LOOK AND SOUND REALLY GOOD ON PAPER, AND YOU MIGHT FEEL LIKE YOU'VE ADDRESSED THE CONCERNS OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT YOU HAVE NOT.

SO FAR, ALMOST NO ONE ON THIS CALL HAS CONSULTED WITH BIPOC STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY WHO HAVE MADE OUR VOICES CLEAR.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THE BOULDER CAMPUS FOLKS REPRESENT ONLY ONE OF FOUR CAMPUSES, BUT I ALSO SEE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO EDUCATE YOURSELF IN WAYS THAT WILL BENEFIT ALL FOUR CAMPUSES.

IF YOU TAP INTO THESE CONVERSATIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING AT THE DEPARTMENT LEVEL THESE DAYS, ONE OF WHICH WE JUST HEARD FROM OUR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR, THEN YOU WOULD KNOW THAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO DO ANTI-RACISM WORK WHERE THEY ARE.

AND THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE EFFORTS MADE BY BIPOC STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES. IT'S NOT FROM THE BLANKET STATEMENTS THAT YOU'RE SENDING OUT.

WE DEMAND MORE FROM YOU.

WE WANT REAL TALK, WE WANT CONFESSIONS THAT CU HAS FAILED AND THAT IT'S BIPOC COMMUNITY IS HURTING BECAUSE OF IT.

WE WANT TO FEEL CONNECTED, DON'T YOU? YOUR AT TWO MINUTES.

SO YOU FINISH UP PRETTY QUICKLY HERE.

I'M FINISHED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ANYBODY WITH A COMMENT OR QUESTION.

HOLLY, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US TODAY.

APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MAYA PARMER, AN UNDERGRADUATE IN STEM OUT OF BOULDER.

MAYA, ARE YOU ON THE MEETING? HELLO, I'M SORRY ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGICAL ISSUES.

YOU'RE ON. HI, MY NAME IS MAYA AND I'M AN UNDERGRADUATE AT CU BOULDER, I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST RECOGNIZE THE SPACE THAT I SHOULD NOT BE TAKING AS A WHITE WOMAN DURING THIS CONVERSATION. AND I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE BIPOC VOICES SILENCED BY CU'S FAILURE TO PRIORITIZE BIPOC STUDENTS.

I'LL BE USING MY TWO MINUTES TO AMPLIFY TWO DOCUMENTS WRITTEN BY CU LEADERS TITLED CAMPUS IN A TIME OF COVID BIPOC COMMUNITY STATEMENT AND A PLAN OF ACTION DIVESTING FROM CUPD, INVESTING IN BIPOC, BOTH OF WHICH CAN BE FOUND ONLINE.

THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT PIECES IN THESE RESOURCES, BUT DUE TO TIME RESTRICTIONS, I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS ON CAMPUS IN RELATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

CU HAS SAID THAT THE SAFETY OF THEIR STUDENTS IS THEIR TOP PRIORITY, BUT THEY HAVE LACKED TO CREATE ANY FERVENT ACTION TO PROTECT BIPOC STUDENTS ON CAMPUS.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT STUDY, UNBIAS COMPLETED BY UNC MASK'S ARE MORE LIKELY TO CAUSE BIPOC STUDENTS TO BE PERCEIVED AS A THREAT.

IF CU IS SERIOUS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THEIR STUDENTS ON CAMPUS, THEY WOULD RECOGNIZE THIS BIAS POSES AS AN INEXCUSABLE THREAT TO OUR BIPOC STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

IT IS TIME TO LISTEN TO THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY COVID AND RACISM.

WE HAVE BEEN DIRECTLY ASKED TO DIVEST FROM CUPD AND INVEST IN SEVERAL SOLUTIONS LIKE ENFORCE A MANDATORY INTENSIVE ANTI-RACISM TRAINING FOR ALL CU SYSTEM EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING CUPD, AND INCREASE FUNDING TO BIPOC INITIATIVES.

TWO MINUTES DOES GO PRETTY QUICK AND YOU'RE AT THE END OF TWO MINUTES.

SO WOULD YOU FINISH UP QUICKLY? OF COURSE. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO EMPHASIZE THAT THESE ARE ONLY A FEW ITEMS FROM THE TWO

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DOCUMENTS THAT I AM CITING, AND IT IS CRUCIAL THAT YOU READ THOSE CLOSELY DIVESTING FROM CUPD TO CREATE PROPER RESOURCES FOR BIPOC EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS WILL BE THE BEST THING TO ENSURE A SAFER COMMUNITY FOR EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND I APOLOGIZE FOR GOING OVER.

THANK YOU, MAYA. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US.

OUR NEXT PERSON IS ANNA HERM├ĘS, A PH.D.

CANDIDATE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES PROGRAM FROM BOULDER.

ANNA ? ANNA ARE YOU WITH US? SHE IS, I THINK, HER AUDIO IS STILL CONNECTING.

ANA CAN YOU HEAR US? ANNA GO AHEAD.

HI, EVERYONE, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE TODAY.

I'M A FIFTH YEAR PHD CANDIDATE AT BOULDER, AND TODAY I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT REAL LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE.

OH, I CAN HEAR YOU, CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN, I THINK YOUR LIVE STREAM AND JUST THEN JUST USE THE ZOOM.

I GOT YOU. IS THIS BETTER? WE CAN HEAR YOU. OK.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

AM I GOOD TO GO? YOU'RE GOOD TO GO. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT. OK, SO I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE WHEN A CAMPUS IS IN CRISIS.

IN THIS TRYING YEAR OF 2020 AMIDST A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND NATIONAL RECKONING WITH RACE AND RACISM, I'VE SEEN EXTREMELY INSPIRING LEADERS EMERGE ACROSS OUR CAMPUSES AT ALL LEVELS EXCEPT AT THE TOP.

LEADERSHIP, TO ME, LOOKS LIKE THE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS THAT ARE CALLING ON CU TO DIVEST AND CUPD TO INVEST IN THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

LEADERSHIP, TO ME, LOOKS LIKE GRADUATE STUDENTS CALLING ON THEIR FACULTY AND DEPARTMENTS TO PRIORITIZE BUILDING AN ANTI-RACIST VIEW AND THEN SHOWING THEM HOW.

LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE PIS OF LAB GROUPS THAT HAVE CHANGED THE NORMS OF THEIR LABS TO INCLUDE CONVERSATIONS AROUND RACE AND RACISM IN WEEKLY MEETINGS.

IT LOOKS LIKE INSTITUTE DIRECTORS THAT HAVE NAVIGATED BOTH COVID AND RACISM, LEADING WITH AUTHENTICITY, SHARING IN GRIEF AND PAIN AND INSPIRING RESILIENCE AND CHANGE.

LEADERSHIPS LOOKS LIKE WHAT WE JUST SAW AND DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR DAVID KOREVAAR FOR THE LEARNING THAT HE HAS COMMITTED TO AND FOR AMPLIFYING COMPOSERS OF COLOR.

LEADERSHIP EVEN LOOKS LIKE SOME OF YOU WHO HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO EDUCATE YOURSELVES, REACH OUT AND LISTEN DEEPLY AND HOLD THOSE THAT YOU SHOULD HOLD ACCOUNTABLE, ACCOUNTABLE.

LET ME ALSO SAY WHAT LEADERSHIP DOES NOT LOOK LIKE.

IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE A THIRTY THREE PAGE AGENDA WITHOUT THE WORDS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, RACISM OR ANTI-RACISM, WHICH ARE ONLY FOUND IN SEPARATE REPORTS.

HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME AND WHAT YOU RESOLVE TO PURSUE SET THE TONE FOR OUR CAMPUSES.

AND THE EXAMPLE HERE TODAY SUGGESTS THAT DIVERSITY IS LESS OR EQUALLY IMPORTANT THAN SABBATICALS. ANNA YOU'RE AT ABOUT TWO AND A HALF MINUTES, WE GIVE YOU A LITTLE EXTRA TIME BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEM.

AND SO WILL YOU FINISH UP VERY, VERY QUICKLY? YES, SIR. SO I URGE YOU ALL TO LOOK AROUND YOU AND FIND INSPIRATION FROM THE LEADERS THAT HAVE EMERGED ACROSS YOUR CAMPUSES.

YOUR CAMPUSES ARE CALLING FOR CHANGE AND CHANGE IS HAPPENING WITH OR WITHOUT YOU.

AND I JUST WONDER WHETHER YOU WILL MISS THIS CRITICAL MOMENT.

THANK YOU AGAIN. ANNA THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US AS WELL.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS BENJAMIN POLLARD, LOOKS LIKE WE'RE HAVING JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A HICCUP WITH PEOPLE GETTING IN, SO YOU BE PATIENT WITH US HERE.

BENJAMIN IS A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS OUT OF BOULDER.

HI, AM I GOING THROUGH? YES, BENJAMIN, YOU'RE ON.

GREAT, THANKS. MY NAME IS BEN POLLARD.

I USE HE/HIM IDENTIFY AS WHITE.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO BE HERE WITH YOU ALL VIRTUALLY.

I FIRST WANT TO ECHO THE MESSAGE FROM PREVIOUS SPEAKERS ABOUT TAKING UP SPACE AND ABOUT FOCUS ON BIPOC VOICES.

MY MESSAGE IS SIMILAR.

IT'S THAT REGENTS' AND CU ADMEN MORE BROADLY NEED TO BE REACHING OUT TO BIPOC STUDENTS IN MANY WAYS MORE THAN YOU ARE.

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YOU FIRST NEED TO BE LISTENING TO BIPOC STUDENTS AND THEN PARTNERING WITH THEM IN MEANINGFUL WAYS. AND THAT'S BECAUSE ADDRESSING RACISM, SYSTEMIC RACISM IN PARTICULAR, CANNOT BE DONE WITHOUT THE CONTINUAL, MEANINGFUL AND RESPECTED PARTICIPATION OF BIPOC FOLKS.

AND AS CU LEADERSHIP, IT IS ON YOU, THE REGENTS, TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

AND SPECIFICALLY AT PRESENT, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT I'M AWARE OF A STATEMENT FROM BIPOC STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY LEADERS AT CU IN CONSULTATION WITH EMPLOYEES AND OTHER BIPOC COMMUNITY MEMBERS IN WHICH THEY REQUEST SEVERAL ACTIONS.

THESE ACTIONS INCLUDE DIVESTING FROM CAMPUS POLICE TO INVEST IN MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES, ANTI-RACISM TRAINING AND SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPACES FOR BIPOC STUDENTS AND COMMUNITIES AT CU. THEY ALSO INCLUDE ACKNOWLEDGING THE DISPROPORTIONATE HARM DONE TO BIPOC COMMUNITIES FOR OPENING CAMPUS DURING THE PANDEMIC, AND INSTEAD THE STATEMENT REQUESTS THAT YOU CLOSE CAMPUS AND MOVE TOWARDS AN ALL ONLINE TEACHING MODEL.

AND SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING WHAT THE REGENTS WILL DO TO ENACT THOSE ACTIONS AND WHAT THEY WILL DO TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BIPOC COMMUNITY IS INCLUDED IN THAT PROCESS.

THANK YOU, BENJAMIN. ARE THERE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FOR MR. POLLARD? IF NOT, BENJAMIN, WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE HERE WITH US TODAY. THANKS.

THANK YOU. OUR NEXT STUDENT IS EMILY LOKAR A COMMUNICATIONS STUDENT.

HI, EMILY, ARE YOU ON? EMILY, CAN YOU HEAR US? I CAN HEAR YOU. YES.

OK, GREAT. GO AHEAD.

THANKS. THANK YOU.

HI, EMILY, YOU'RE ON. HI, EVERYONE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

MY NAME IS EMILY LOKAR.

I'M A THIRD YEAR PH.D.

STUDENT IN THE COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER.

I'D LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU TODAY ABOUT AN ISSUE THAT CONCERNS ALL FOUR CAMPUSES, ALTHOUGH I'M MOST FAMILIAR WITH HOW IT MANIFESTS ON BOULDER'S CAMPUS.

RACIAL INEQUITY IS WHEN TWO OR MORE RACES ARE NOT STANDING ON EQUAL FOOTING, ACCORDING TO DR. IBRAM KENDI.

I WAS EMBARRASSED TO LEARN RECENTLY THAT CU BOULDER RANKS LAST IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY IN THE PAC 12 AND 230TH OVERALL IN THE COUNTR.

ALL THE REASONS BEHIND CU'S RACIAL INEQUITY ARE COMPLEX.

I'D LIKE TO POINT OUT JUST A FEW.

THE FIRST IS THE DECISION TO OPEN CAMPUS TO IN-PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL.

THIS DECISION LEANS MUCH MORE HEAVILY ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR WHO HAVE BEEN DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS.

OPENING CAMPUS WAS AN ACT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST STUDENTS OF COLOR.

AND ADDING INSULT TO INJURY IS THE AFFIRMATION CONTINUOUS STREAM OF POLICE BRUTALITY, PARTICULARLY AGAINST BLACK MEN.

THE STUDENTS OF COLOR I WORK WITH IN MY CAPACITY AS A GRADUATE, PART TIME INSTRUCTOR AND MY FELLOW GRADUATE STUDENTS OF COLOR EXPRESS NOT EVEN HAVING THE ENERGY TO COMPLETE THEIR COURSEWORK THIS SEMESTER.

CAMPUSES SHOULD THEREFORE CLOSE IMMEDIATELY TO PREVENT MORE HARM TO EVERYONE, BUT SPECIFICALLY TO STUDENTS OF COLOR.

SECOND I WOULD LIKE TO DRAW THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND RACIAL INEQUITY IN THE CU SYSTEM.

I WAS IN THE AUDIENCE AT THE TOWN HALL AT CU BOULDER WHEN KENNEDY WAS THE ONLY FINALIST FOR PRESIDENT AND REPEATEDLY MADE REFERENCE TO CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCLUSIVITY INSTEAD OF INCLUSIVITY. HE ALSO RECENTLY MADE A COMMENT IN A FACULTY MEETING COMPARING A POTENTIAL EXODUS OF STUDENTS TO THE TRAIL OF TEARS.

THESE TWO OFFENSIVE AND HARMFUL POOR USE OF WORDS TO USE HIS OWN WORDS ARE MORE THAN JUST WORDS. THEY ARE INDICATIVE OF A COLLEGE SYSTEM WHOSE LEADERSHIP AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL ARE AT WORST BIGOTED TOWARDS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND AT BEST WILLFULLY IGNORANT OF HOW TO CREATE THE INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE BOULDER IS FAILING AT SO PROFOUNDLY.

PLEASE FIRE KENNEDY AND REPLACE HIM WITH A COMPETENT LEADER.

THANK YOU. EMILY THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS OR COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM REGENTS.

EMILY, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS JACKSON JOSEPH A.

GALLOWAY, A STUDENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BOULDER.

THERE HE IS. JACKSON, CAN YOU HEAR US? YES. JACKSON, IF YOU CAN HEAR US, YOU'RE ON.

ALL RIGHT, I JUST WANT TO THANK THE REGENTS.

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SORRY. STARTING NOW.

JUST WANT TO THINK THE REGENTS REALLY QUICKLY FOR YOUR TIME, PARTICULARLY JACK KROLL, WHO'S THE REASON I'M ACTUALLY AT THE UNIVERSITY AND I JUST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY REALLY QUICKLY IN ITS HISTORY, BECAUSE AS IS WRITTEN OVER EXCUSE ME, I HAVE THE LIVE STREAM IN THE BACKGROUND, AS IS WRITTEN OVER THE LIBRARY.

ANYBODY WHO KNOWS THEIR OWN GENERATION ONLY REMAINS ALWAYS A CHILD.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS.

FIRSTLY, WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT LAND ACKNOWLEDGING AND DISPLACEMENT AND ULTIMATELY THE FACT THAT CU BOULDER'S CAMPUS EXISTS BECAUSE OF THE DISPLACEMENT OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE.

NOW, THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DISCUSS IS THAT ULTIMATELY BOULDER WAS SETTLED BECAUSE WE NEEDED GOLD. NOW, THE OTHER THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE ERASURE OF ACTIVISM, PARTICULARLY INDIGENOUS AND CHICANO AND LATIN ACTIVISM IN BOULDER IN THE 1970S, FOR EXAMPLE, THE USE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, FOR EXAMPLE, TO COORDINATE AND ESSENTIALLY SUPPRESS ACTIVISTS, PARTICULARLY LOOKING AT GROUPS LIKE,THE THIRD THING I DO WANT TO DISCUSS IS THE ERASURE OF BIPOC AND LATIN X COMMUNITIES WITHIN BOULDER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S REALLY KEY WITH THIS IS WHEN WE LOOK AT NEIGHBORHOODS LIKE NEWTON COURT AND A LOT OF THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE ALONG BOULDER CREEK THERE, THOSE ARE FORMERLY BLACK AND LATIN X OR CHICANO NEIGHBORHOODS.

THE MAJORITY OF THE FOLKS WHO LIVED IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS EITHER WORKED IN THE MINES FURTHER UP THE CANYON IN BOULDER COUNTY OR THEY WORK DOWN AT THE NUCLEAR PLANT AT ROCKY FLATS. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM BEING BUILT INTO THE FABRIC AND THE FACT THAT THOSE COMMUNITIES NO LONGER EXIST BECAUSE OF THE DANGEROUS, EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES THAT HOUSE THEM ARE GONE.

NOW, THOSE PEOPLE ARE GONE AND IT'S FACULTY HOUSING.

AND WHY DOES THIS MATTER EXACTLY? BECAUSE THIS IS IN OUR STRUCTURE.

IT IS THE WAY CU BOULDER HAS BEEN BUILT.

AND IN ORDER TO GO FORWARD IN AN ANTI-RACIST MANNER, WE HAVE TO DISMANTLE THOSE STRUCTURES. THOSE ARE NOT OUR FAULT, BUT THEY ARE OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EITHER DISMANTLE OR UPHOLD. I YIELD THE REST OF MY TIME.

THANK YOU. JACKSON, THANK YOU.

ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS FROM REGENTS? THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US, JACKSON.

THANK YOU. DANA STEINER IS NEXT ON THE LIST, POST GRADUATE FELLOW AT THE LAW SCHOOL IN BOULDER. WE'LL GIVE HER A SECOND TO COME ON.

HI, DANA. CAN YOU HEAR US? DANA, CAN YOU HEAR US? OK. GO AHEAD WHEN YOU'RE READY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YOU'RE UP.

YES, WE CAN.

OK, GREAT. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I'M AN ALUMNUS OF COLORADO LAW AND ALSO NOW A POST GRADUATE FELLOW AT THE LAW SCHOOL.

I'M USING MY TIME TODAY TO HIGHTLIGHT ONE OF THE VITAL DEMANDS MADE IN A STATEMENT BY BIPOC STUDENTS AND FACULTY LEADERS AT CU IN CONSULTATION WITH EMPLOYEES AND THE BIPOC COMMUNITY MEMBERS PREVIOUSLY MENTIONED ON THIS PUBLIC COMMENT.

IN ORDER TO FULFILL THE MISSION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE UNIVERSITY, DECISION MAKERS AT THE SYSTEM AND CAMPUS LEVELS MUST LISTEN TO STUDENTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HARMED AND WHO CONTINUE TO BE HARMED BY THE EFFECTS OF COVID AND SYSTEMIC RACISM.

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT EVERY PERSON EMPOWERED TO MAKE FINANCIAL AND ACADEMIC DECISIONS LISTEN TO, INTERNALIZE AND IMPLEMENT THE DEMANDS MADE IN THE STATEMENT.

AND HERE'S ONE OF THE THREE POINTS OF ACTION THEY DEMAND.

COMMUNITIES AND ESSENTIAL CAMPUS WORKERS.

I RECENTLY LEARNED FROM A STUDENT THAT SOME RESIDENT HALLS HAVE NIGHTLY FLOOR CHECKS BY CUPD OFFICERS WHO CARRY GUNS.

THE ABOVE STATE PREDICTS INCREASED CHANCES OF POLICE ALTERCATIONS UNDER THE GUISE OF

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PLUS, I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW TRAUMATIZING IT WOULD BE TO HAVE NIGHTLY WALK THROUGH BY UNIFORMED ARMED OFFICERS AS I WAS WALKING TO THE BATHROOM.

WHILE THE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES ARE OCCURRING, 80 PERCENT OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AND CUSTODIAL STAFF WHO MAKE LESS THAN THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR ARE BIPOC THEIR WORKLOAD HAS INCREASED AND THEY DESERVE HAZARD PAY, AS THE BY DIVESTING FROM POLICE ACTIVITIES, PARTICULARLY AT A TIME SIGNIFICANTLY LESS STUDENTS ARE COMING TO CAMPUS. THESE FINANCIAL RESOURCES WOULD BE BETTER USED TO INCREASE ACCESS TO LAPTOPS, WIFI AND OTHER REMOTE LEARNING RESOURCES.

THREE POINTS OF ACTION ARE WELL THOUGHT OUT IN THIS COMMUNITY STATEMENT.

AND THERE ARE MORE I REQUEST YOU TAKE THESE DEMANDS SERIOUSLY AND HOPE TO SEE ALL OF THEM.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU, DANA.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM REGENTS? IF NOT, DANA, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THAT YOU'VE SPENT IN MEETING WITH US.

THANK YOU. OUR LAST SPEAKER IS SOFIA VOLK, AN MBA GRADUATE STUDENT FROM BOULDER. HELLO, EVERYONE.

GOOD AFTERNOON. BOARD OF REGENTS.

MY NAME IS SOFIA VOLK, AND I'M SPEAKING TODAY ON BEHALF OF THE MAJORITY OF THE 2021 EVENING MBA STUDENTS AT CU BOULDER.

OUR OBJECTIVES IS TO BEGIN A DIALOG AND REQUEST EFFECTS REGARDING THE IMBALANCE BETWEEN THE AMOUNT OF TUITION AND THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF THE PROGRAM BEGINNING MARCH 15TH.

FIRSTLY, WE'D LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE APPRECIATE THE MEASURES THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HAS TAKEN THUS FAR TO PRIORITIZE THE HEALTH OF STUDENTS AND STAFF WHILE WE UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT THE NEW DELIVERY METHODS OF THE PROGRAM.

WE'RE NOT SO SURE THAT THE STEEP COST OF TUITION IS STILL JUSTIFIED.

THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO HOW EDUCATION IS DELIVERED, BUT THERE HAVE NOT BEEN EQUIVALENT CHANGES TO TUITION, ALTHOUGH PURSUING AN ONLINE DEGREE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE AFFORDABLE. I AND MANY OF MY PEERS CHOSE CU BOULDER FOR THE INVALUABLE BENEFITS THAT ACCOMPANY AN IN-PERSON MBA EXPERIENCE.

THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM IN WHICH MOST OF US SEE VALUE.

WE JUST WANT TO ENSURE OUR DOLLARS EXTRACT ENOUGH OF THAT VALUE, CU HAS MADE AN HONEST AND STRONG EFFORT TO MAINTAIN THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION.

HOWEVER, IT IS UNFAIR TO SAY THAT THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AS BEFORE.

THE CLAIM THAT THE PROGRAM STILL OFFERS A SIMILAR ENOUGH EXPERIENCE AS SEMESTERS IS CLEARLY FALSE. WHEN FACULTY COURSE QUESTIONERS HAVE ALSO CHANGED.

LIVE INSTRUCTION TIME IS NOW 50 PERCENT OF WHAT IT USED TO BE, AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES NOW PUT ON ZOOM DO NOT WORK THE SAME AS THEY DO IN PERSON.

THUS, WE BELIEVE A CHANGE OF PROGRAM CALLS FOR CHANGE COST.

OUR ASK IS THAT ACCOMMODATIONS BE RECIPROCAL.

JUST AS WE'VE MADE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE CHANGING EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT, WE REQUEST THAT CU RESPOND IN KIND WITH TUITION ADJUSTMENT.

WE DO NOT BELIEVE THE NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY DOLLAR PRICE TAG FOR TWO BIWEEKLY ZOOM CLASSES IS FAIR.

BASED ON THE BREAKDOWN OF THE COST OF THE EVENING MBA, WE HAVE AN ITEMIZED LIST OF OVER FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER SEMESTER IN FEES AND ITEMS THAT OUR TUITION COVERS, BUT STUDENTS ARE NOT RECEIVING. ADDITIONALLY, STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MOST SCHOOLS DO NOT SPEND FULL TUITION ON THE ACTUAL EDUCATION, WITH MOST PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SPENDING CLOSE TO 80 PERCENT OF STUDENTS TUITION ON INSTRUCTION.

WITH THESE FIGURES IN MIND, WE'D LIKE TO PROPOSE TWO ALTERNATIVES, WHICH WE BELIEVE ARE EQUITABLE FOR BOTH US, THE STUDENTS AND THE UNIVERSITY GIVEN OUR CURRENT ENVIRONMENT.

BOARD OF REGENTS, WE ASK ALL OF YOU TO CONSIDER A REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT OF 10 TO 20 PERCENT OF TUITION OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE ITEMIZED FEES WE DO NOT GET TO BENEFIT FROM FOR THE SEMESTERS OF SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL PRORATED FROM MARCH 15TH FOR THE EVENING MBA STUDENTS AT CU BOULDER.

I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION TODAY AND EAGERLY LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR RESPONSE AND CONTINUING THIS CONVERSATION.

I RECOGNIZED TWO MINUTES IS NOT MUCH TIME, SO I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH A TYPED VERSION OF OUR PROPOSAL AND SOME INFORMATION SUPPORTING OUR ALTERNATIVES VIA EMAIL.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SOPHIA.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR SOPHIA? WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A, I THING YES, I DO. JUST JUST VERY QUICK, GLEN, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE STUDENTS FOR COMING TODAY.

I WAS YOU KNOW, I WENT TO CU.

I STARTED IN THE EARLY 70S.

SIXTY NINE, IN FACT, WHEN I STARTED.

AND I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR VOICE.

AND HAVING A STUDENT VOICE AT ALL OF OUR MEETINGS IS IMPORTANT.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO CONNECT WITH YOU, TO HEAR YOUR CONCERNS TO ACTUALLY TO LEARN FROM YOU AND TO GATHER YOUR IDEAS SO WE COULD DO A BETTER JOB ON BEHALF OF YOU AND ALL OF THE STUDENTS. I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR BEING HERE.

I THINK YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR ARTICULATION THAT YOU SHARED WITH US TODAY IS OUTSTANDING. YOU ARE VERY GIFTED, WONDERFUL STUDENTS.

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AND I JUST, AGAIN, WANT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING HERE.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOU APPEARING AT ALL OF OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THANK YOU. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO TALK ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT WE HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC AT OUR MEETINGS AND SO.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK THE STUDENTS WHO WERE AND AND THE PEOPLE WHO JUST ADDRESSED US, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE CHAIR'S REPORT AND IT'S GOING TO BE BRIEF. I WANT TO BRING ATTENTION TO OUR REGENT CANDIDATES WHO ARE AT THE MEETING TODAY.

WE HAVE AN ELECTION NOVEMBER 3RD, I BELIEVE, AND IT'S AN IMPORTANT ONE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. WE HAVE IN OUR AUDIENCE TODAY ILANA SPIEGEL WHO IS VYING FOR A SEAT OUT OF DISTRICT SIX.

AS WELL AS RICHARD MURRAY, WHO IS FIGHTING FOR THE SAME SEAT OUT OF DISTRICT SIX, GOOD LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU.

AND THERE'S LESS THAN 60 DAYS LEFT.

HOW ABOUT THAT? AND THEN IN DISTRICT SEVEN, NOLBERT CHAVEZ, WHO IS RUNNING UNOPPOSED.

AND SO WE'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING HIM JOIN THE BOARD OF REGENTS.

I DON'T THINK I FORGOT ANYBODY.

THOSE ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT I THINK HAD RSVP TO BE HERE.

IF THERE ARE OTHER REGIONS CANDIDATES THERE, YOU CAN LET US KNOW AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT. IF NOT, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.

AND GOOD LUCK TO EACH ONE OF YOU.

THE ONLY OTHER THING I WOULD ADD AS THE CHAIR REPORT IS THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK HARD.

I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW HARD OUR PROFESSORS, OUR STAFF PEOPLE, OUR CHANCELLORS, OUR LEADERSHIP, INCLUDING PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND HIS TEAM, ARE WORKING.

THIS IS A TOUGH TIME AND WE'RE STILL IN BUSINESS.

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

IT WILL GET BETTER, I'M HOPING.

BUT JUST A SHOUT OUT TO EVERYBODY WHO IS MAKING SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE BEING CARED FOR AND THAT EDUCATION IS ON THE FOREFRONT.

SO THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR THAT.

AND AGAIN, THAT CONCLUDES THE CHAIR'S REPORT AND I WILL MOVE IT TO PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

THE PRESIDENT'S REPORT.

WELL, THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE EVERYONE WHO HAS WORKED SO HARD TO REOPEN OUR CAMPUSES THIS FALL.

WE'VE HAD THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ADDRESSING A THOUSAND AND ONE DETAILS THAT I'M PROUD OF THE THOUGHTFUL AND THOROUGH APPROACH, PARTICULARLY BY OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

WE KNEW WE WOULD HAVE CASES AND WE HAVE THEM.

YET WE ARE IMPLEMENTING PLANS TO ADDRESS THE SITUATIONS AS THEY ARISE.

AND WE'RE DOING WELL IN MEETING OUR IMPERATIVE TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY WHILE ALSO DELIVERING ON OUR MISSION.

I ALSO APPRECIATE OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE DOING THEIR PART.

THE SUCCESS OF REOPENING DEPENDS LARGELY ON THEM AND THEY ARE STEPPING UP.

THERE ARE ALWAYS THOSE WHO CHOOSE NOT TO DO THE RIGHT THING, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, OUR STUDENTS ARE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS AND THEY ARE LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR THEIR COMMUNITY. BUT ESPECIALLY THINK ICSF PRESIDENT WHEN I VISITED THE BOULDER CAMPUS, HE AND I DID A SHORT VIDEO ENCOURAGING RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR AMONGST OUR STUDENTS IN THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND.

AND I APPRECIATE GOVERNOR POLIS INVITING ME TO JOIN HIM TO SHARE A SIMILAR MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENTS IN OUR COLLEAGUE INSTITUTIONS.

IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE CU DENVER STUDENT DAVID HOGAN, JOIN US WITH THE MESSAGES OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS FELLOW STUDENTS.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE REPORT THAT, ON OUR EFFORTS AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION THAT THE COMBINED UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE PRESENTING TODAY.

I WANT TO THANK THE STUDENTS THAT TOOK THE TIME TO SPEAK TO THE BOARD TODAY.

ADDRESSING DEI REQUIRES THAT THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY MUST BE ENGAGED AND THE STUDENTS SHOWED ANOTHER COMPONENT OF SUCCESS, THEIR PASSION.

WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THEM JOINING US HERE TODAY.

WE HAVE A LOT OF GOOD THINGS GOING ON.

WE'VE GOT WORK WE'VE DONE, WORK WE HAVE TO DO.

BUT THIS IS A LONG ROAD AND WE ARE IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL.

ALSO ON A SEPARATE SUBJECT ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION PROGRAM, WE'RE MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS WITH HARPER JOHNSON AND THE CAMPUS IS WORKING TOGETHER.

IT'S CRUCIAL NOT ONLY THAT THE UNIVERSITY HAS CURRENT, ACCURATE AND SECURE INFORMATION, BUT THAT WE USE IT TO BETTER SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR CRM AND DATA MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES AIMED TO DO JUST THAT.

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I'M CERTAIN WE CAN BE MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE WITH OUR TECHNOLOGY.

THE PAUSE IN OUR ONLINE PROJECT IS PROVING FRUITFUL.

ELFA EDUCATION IS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS TOWARDS RECOMMENDING A MODEL THAT IS FISCALLY SUSTAINABLE, BUT ALSO ALLOWS THE KIND OF GROWTH TO EXTEND CU'S QUALITY PROGRAMMING TO MORE COLORADANS AND EVEN MORE PEOPLE BEYOND COLORADO.

WE WILL HAVE CLEAR RECOMMENDATION FROM THEM SOON.

WHILE THE BULK OF OUR LEADING INTO THE FUTURE STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS IS ON HOLD UNTIL SPRING, WE ARE CONTINUING WITH EFFORTS AND GOT SOME GOOD INPUT FROM THE ADVANCEMENT TEAM HERE RECENTLY. AND WHILE THE DRUMBEAT OF ACTIVITY WILL PICK UP AS WE GET IN THE SPRING, I THINK THIS PAUSE WILL HELP US BE BETTER POISED FOR THE LARGELY DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE THAT WE WILL FACE. I'VE BEEN ACTIVE AND WE'VE BEEN ACTIVE WITH OUR COLLEAGUE INSTITUTIONS REACHING OUT AND RECENTLY VISITED WESTERN COLORADO UNIVERSITY, WHERE WE HAVE A POPULAR AND A PRODUCTIVE PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP ENGINEERING EDUCATION.

I'VE ALSO VISITED WITH COLORADO STATE COME. AND IT'S THIS PARTNERSHIP AMONG THE COLORADO HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS THAT HAS BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE FOR US.

I WOULD ALSO SAY, THOUGH, THAT WE MISS NOT BEING ABLE TO PLAY THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN SHOWDOWN LAST WEEKEND, BUT HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE IN THE FUTURE.

WE'RE PLEASED TO BE ACTIVELY ENGAGED WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

AND I PARTICIPATED IN THREE HIGHER EDUCATION FORUMS HOSTED BY SOUTH METRO CHAMBER, THE COLORADO BUSINESS ROUND TABLE, THE DENVER METRO CHAMBER, AND JOIN MY COLLEAGUES, METRO STATE'S JANINE DAVIDSON, CSU'S JOYCE MCCONNELL AND TONY FRANK.

AND WE HAD SOME IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS.

REGENT MARK AND I RECENTLY MET WITH LOCAL EMPLOYEES, EMPLOYERS INCLUDING CHARLES SCHWAB, AERO ELECTRONICS, COMCAST AND LOCKHEED MARTIN.

WE'RE THRILLED THAT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY FULLY RECOGNIZES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A VIBRANT UNIVERSITY AND A STRONG ECONOMY.

AND AS YOU'LL BE SEEING WITH THE FOURTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM OUR REPORT, JUST FROM CU ALONE, IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THIS IMPORTANCE.

FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE AGAIN TO THE BOARD AND TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY FOR MY POOR CHOICE OF WORDS IN MY RECENT PRESENTATION TO THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

I CAN AND WILL DO BETTER.

I RECOGNIZE THAT THE PRESIDENT'S WORDS CARRY WEIGHT AND I WILL USE THEM TO FURTHER OUR SHARED VALUES AND GOALS, AS YOU HAVE HEARD AND WILL CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM ME.

I STRONGLY SUPPORT A UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME, ALL BELONG, AND ALL HAVE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO TAKE AND HEAR FROM OUR CHANCELLORS, FROM OUR FOUR CAMPUSES, THAT'S WHERE IT'S HAPPENING.

AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHAT'S GOING ON.

IF NOT, WE'LL JUST START WITH CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO THE CHANCELLORS WHO HAVE THE THUMB ON THE PULSE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR REPORTS. THANK YOU AND THANK YOU CHAIR GALLEGOS AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. SINCE WE LAST MET, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO RETURN TO CAMPUS AND BEGIN OFFERING INSTRUCTION TO STUDENTS.

I WAS VERY PROUD OF OUR TEAMS THAT WERE ABLE TO TEST MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND STUDENTS AS PART OF THE MOVE IN PROCESS.

AND AFTER MOVE IN, WE IMMEDIATELY TRANSITIONED TO OUR ONGOING TESTING STRATEGY.

AND AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE EMPLOYING WASTEWATER TESTING TO GIVE US AN EARLY INDICATOR OF POTENTIAL INFECTION MONITORING THROUGH SALIVA TESTS TO SCREEN FOR INFECTION AND SYMPTOM BASED NASAL SWAB TESTING FOR DIAGNOSTIC PURPOSES.

THE WASTEWATER TESTING HAS ALLOWED US TO IDENTIFY RESIDENCE HALLS WHERE THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF INFECTION SO THAT WE COULD THEN ASK THE STUDENTS IN THOSE HALLS TO IMMEDIATELY UNDERGO A SALIVA TEST.

AND THOSE STUDENTS WHOSE SALIVA TEST RETURNED POSITIVE UNDERGO A SWAB TEST.

AND WE WILL REFER TO STUDENTS WHO ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID TO QUARANTINE.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE SYSTEM BETWEEN AUGUST TWENTY FOURTH AND TODAY THE CAMPUS IS RUN MORE THAN TEN THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SURVEILLANCE TESTS, WHICH THEN TRANSLATES TO ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETEEN NASAL TESTS.

AND THOSE HAVE RESULTED IN ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR CONFIRMED POSITIVE TESTS, INCLUDING FORTY ONE THAT WE REPORTED JUST THIS MORNING.

AND WE CURRENTLY HAVE THIRTY FIVE STUDENTS ON ISOLATION IN OUR RESIDENCE HALLS.

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RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO RUN ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TESTS PER DAY.

AND BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK, IF WE RECEIVE SHIPMENTS OF EQUIPMENT AND REAGENTS, WE PLAN TO BE ABLE TO RUN THREE THOUSAND TESTS PER DAY.

WE FOCUS MOST OF OUR EFFORTS ON OUR ON CAMPUS STUDENT POPULATION AND HIGH RISK POPULATIONS. THIS WEEK WE'VE EXPANDED CAPACITY TO FACULTY, STAFF AND NONRESIDENT STUDENTS WHO WORK WITHIN RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO WORK IN DINING AND FACILITIES. AS WE EXPAND CAPACITY, WE WILL PRIORITIZE THE TESTING OF FRONT LINE CAMPUS WORKERS, OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND STAFF.

AND IN DOING SO, WE WANT TO USE THE SYSTEMS THAT WE'VE DEVELOPED TO TARGET TESTS WHERE THEY'RE MOST NEEDED. AND I WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO THANK OUR PARTNERS AT BOULDER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH. WE'RE REPORTING OUR DATA TO THE COUNTY, WORKING WITH THEM ON CONTACT TRACING AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY WITH THEM TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHEN TO QUARANTINE AT THE COMMUNITY. SO FAR, WE'VE NOT IDENTIFIED A SINGLE CASE WHERE THERE WAS A CLASSROOM TRANSMISSION EITHER TO ANOTHER STUDENT OR TO A FACULTY MEMBER.

THE PROTOCOLS AND INVESTMENTS WE MADE ARE WORKING.

AS YOU KNOW, WE SAW A SPIKE IN OUR CASES LAST WEEK AND REPORTED THIS MORNING THAT WE HAD A SPIKE OF FORTY ONE CASES.

WE ARE CONDUCTING CONTACT TRACING TO DETERMINE IF THOSE CASES ARE CLUSTERED AND WE'LL WORK WITH THE COUNTY TO IDENTIFY STRATEGIES FOR RESPONDING TO THEM.

SOME OF THE CASES HAVE UNDOUBTEDLY BEEN DRIVEN BY PARTIES AND OTHER GATHERINGS THAT OCCUR OFF CAMPUS. AND I GREATLY APPRECIATED GOVERNOR POLIS AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN ADVANCE OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND TO ENCOURAGE RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS.

COMPARED TO PREVIOUS WEEKENDS, THERE WERE FEWER PARTIES AND THOSE THAT OCCURRED WERE SMALLER. WE'RE ALSO WORKING WITH THE CITY OF BOULDER AND THE COUNTY TO TRY TO ADDRESS THE OFF CAMPUS BEHAVIORS.

WE HAVE INCREASED CUPD PATROLS ON THE HILL AND HELPED FUND ADDITIONAL BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROLS.

WE ARE EXCHANGING DATA WITH THE CITY AND THE COUNTY.

WE'RE GETTING REPORTS FROM BOULDER POLICE DEPARTMENT EVERY MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING WHEN THEY HAVE CITED STUDENTS FOR VIOLATIONS SO THAT WE CAN FOLLOW UP ON THE DISCIPLINARY SIDE.

HOUSES THAT REPEATEDLY VIOLATE EXPECTATIONS CAN BE DECLARED A NUISANCE AND 12 PROPERTIES ARE UNDERGOING THE NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCESS THROUGH THE CITY OF BOULDER.

LANDLORDS ARE WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY TO ADDRESS PROBLEMATIC BEHAVIORS.

SO FAR, SEVEN OF THE NINE LANDLORDS HAVE BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE WITH US.

UPON THE FIRST VIOLATION FOR HOSTING A PARTY STUDENTS CAN BE EXCLUDED FROM CAMPUS FOR TWO WEEKS, PLACED ON PROBATION AND WILL RECEIVE AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION.

A SECOND VIOLATION FOR HOSTING A PARTY LEADS TO SUSPENSION.

WHEN WE IDENTIFY AN ORGANIZATION LIKE A FRATERNITY THAT IS VIOLATING EXPECTATIONS.

WE HAVE BEGUN DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE OFFICERS OF THAT ORGANIZATION, AND I AM PLEASED THAT THE INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL ON THE HILL HAS FINED FRATERNITIES THAT HAVE HOSTED LARGE PARTIES.

AND I KNOW THAT SOME OF YOU RECEIVED COMPLAINTS ABOUT OUR DINING OPTIONS AS WE RETURN TO CAMPUS. THERE WERE SOME LONG LINES AND CHALLENGES PROVIDING DINING OPTIONS IN THE INITIAL WEEKS. AT PEAK TIMES, THE WEIGHT AT C4C THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN 10 TO 15 MINUTES AND THOSE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

WE'VE ALSO PUT IN CALL AHEAD ORDERING TO REDUCE WAIT TIMES.

AND THE LOCATIONS ARE PROVIDING A VARIETY OF OPTIONS, INCLUDING ITALIAN FOOD, PERSIAN FOOD, SALADS AND SOUP SOUPS, GRILL ITEMS, BURRITOS, SANDWICHES, FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

THE CAMPUS IS EXPANDING MENU OFFERINGS AND WILL BE OFFERING DAILY SPECIALS.

SO THIS HASN'T BEEN PERFECT, BUT WE'RE IMPROVING.

AND I'M PLEASED TO SAY THAT THE STAFF IN HOUSING AND DINING ARE WORKING DAY AND NIGHT TO MEET THE STUDENTS' NEEDS.

AND COVID IS A CHALLENGE FOR THE CAMPUS.

BUT IT'S NOT OUR ONLY CHALLENGE.

AND AS WE'VE HEARD, WE MUST IMPROVE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION ON THE CAMPUS.

AND I'VE HEARD FROM OUR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THAT WE NEED TO DO BETTER AND WE WILL.

THIS BEGINS WITH US ACKNOWLEDGING THAT OUR INTENTIONS HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED WITH ACTION.

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BUT IN DETERMINING WHAT THOSE ACTIONS NEED TO BE, WE NEED TO LISTEN TO OUR COMMUNITY AND NOT ASSUME THAT WE KNOW ALL THE RIGHT ANSWERS.

WE ALSO NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE PAST MONTHS HAVE AFFECTED OUR COMMUNITY AS MANY OF OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE EXPERIENCED GRIEF AND ANGER.

IF WE DON'T GENUINELY REFLECT UPON WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE WANT TO BECOME, WE'RE NOT GOING TO FULLY MEET OUR MISSION.

WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE THE IDEAL PLAN TO GUIDE OUR EFFORTS.

AND I'M PLEASED THAT WE FORMED THE COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY AND INCLUSION TO HELP US PRIORITIZE THE ACTIONS THAT WILL MAKE US BETTER, STRONGER AND MORE EQUITABLE AS A COMMUNITY. I'M ALSO PLEASED THAT CHIEF ASSIST HER IN LOOKING AT HOW WE MAKE THE CAMPUS SAFE AND WELCOMING FOR EVERYONE.

AND I GREATLY APPRECIATE THE LATER TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO RECEIVE AN ENROLLMENT REPORT.

AND THROUGH THE SUMMER, WE WERE HOPEFUL THAT OUR ENROLLMENT WOULD BE STABLE, BUT WE SAW SIGNIFICANT MELT IN THE WEEKS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THE FALL TERM STARTED.

OUR OVERALL ENROLLMENT DECLINED BY APPROXIMATELY TWO PERCENT FROM LAST YEAR, AND OUR INCOMING FRESHMAN CLASS DECREASED BY ABOUT 10 PERCENT.

WE ALSO SAW A GREATER DECLINE IN OUR OUT-OF-STATE ENROLLMENTS IN THE FRESHMAN CLASS.

AND THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'VE SEEN FROM OTHER AAU INSTITUTIONS WHO EXPERIENCED A SIMILAR DECREASE.

THE DECREASE IN ENROLLMENT WAS DISAPPOINTING AND IS COMING AT A TIME WHEN WE'VE MADE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENTS IN RETURNING STUDENTS TO CAMPUS.

BUT IT'S WITHIN OUR RANGE OF BUDGETING FOR THIS YEAR.

WE'VE ASKED EACH ACADEMIC AND OPERATING UNIT ON CAMPUS TO SUBMIT A BUDGET REDUCTION PLAN AND HAVE GIVEN THE MAJORITY OF UNITS A FIVE PERCENT TARGET FOR REDUCING THEIR BUDGETS.

THE ACADEMIC AND OPERATING UNITS HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING HOW TO MEET THOSE TARGETS, BUT WE EMPHASIZE THAT THEY SHOULD PRESERVE CAMPUS STRATEGIC PRIORITIES SUCH AS DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION, ACADEMIC MISSION, EQUITABLE STUDENT SUCCESS AND RETENTION, AND MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS.

THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS TO THAT FIVE PERCENT TARGET, AND PARTICULARLY WE WILL PROVIDE RELIEF TO OFFICES THAT SUPPORT DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND ENROLLMENT IN ADMISSIONS, THESE ARE HIGH PRIORITIES FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CAMPUS.

AND FINALLY, WE ARE HAVING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS ACROSS THE CAMPUS ABOUT OUR FISCAL REALITY. WE ARE NOT APPROACHING THIS AS BUSINESS AS USUAL.

WE WILL NEED TO ADDRESS OUR BUDGET CHALLENGES, NOT AS A TEMPORARY PROBLEM, AS IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO RECOVER FROM COVID.

WE'RE GOING TO APPROACH THE DISCUSSIONS CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MEET OUR MISSION. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO.

WE HAVE CHANCELLOR MARKS, CU DENVER.

YEAH, GOOD AFTERNOON, PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND REGENTS, AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE YOU ON THE STATUS OF OUR CAMPUS DURING THIS HIGHLY UNUSUAL SEMESTER.

NEARLY FOUR WEEKS IN THINGS APPEAR TO BE GOING RELATIVELY SMOOTHLY.

FOR THE LAST MONTH, WE'VE BEEN OPERATING UNDER A NEW STRICT SAFETY CULTURE WITH REDUCED DENSITY ON CAMPUS.

AN AVERAGE OF A THOUSAND AND ONE HUNDRED FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN COMING IN EACH DAY, WHICH IS SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER THAN THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

AND OUR COMMUNITY HAS ADOPTED THE BUILDING CHECK IN PROCESS WITHOUT ISSUE OR QUESTION, THANKS TO ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS, LETTING THEM KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AND TO DO.

AND I SINCERELY APPRECIATE THE TREMENDOUS EFFORT OF OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES TO THEIR DAILY BEHAVIORS AND HABITS SO THAT EVERYONE CAN BE SAFE, SAFER.

AND I THINK ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY EVERY SINGLE DAY.

THE STUDENTS, THE STAFF AND FACULTY HAVE TRULY RALLIED TO FOLLOW EXPECTATIONS AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER. WE'VE JUST HAD ONE STUDENT CONDUCT INCIDENT RELATED TO SAFETY PROTOCOL WITH A STUDENT WHO DIDN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK.

AND WHEN SHE WAS ASKED TO DO SO, SHE LEFT A COMPUTER LAB.

OUR COMMUNITY IS WEARING FACE COVERINGS, ADHERING TO DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CLASS, WHERE THERE ARE NOW FEWER AND DISPERSED DESKS AND CHAIRS AND IN

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RESTROOMS AND IN ELEVATORS AND IN OUR QUARTERS.

AND WE'RE MAKING THE CULTURAL TRANSITION TO BEING AN INSTITUTION IN WHICH EVERYONE MUST HAVE A BADGE TO ACCESS OUR BUILDINGS.

SINCE AUGUST 10TH, WE'VE HAD OVER EIGHTEEN THOUSAND INSTANCES OF STUDENTS AND STAFF AND FACULTY COMPLETING OUR DAILY HEALTH ATTESTATION BEFORE OR UPON ARRIVAL TO CAMPUS.

WE'VE DISTRIBUTED OVER TWENTY FOUR HUNDRED REUSABLE MASKS, A THOUSAND THERMOMETERS, SEVENTEEN HUNDRED ONE TIME MASKS AND THIRTY SIX HUNDRED LANYARDS FOR ID BADGES.

AND WE'VE INSTITUTED TESTING PROTOCOLS THAT INCLUDE REGULAR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING FOR STUDENTS LIVING IN OUR LYNX CROSSING RESIDENCE HALL.

WHEN THESE STUDENTS GET THEIR FREE COVID-19 TESTS, THEY ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A FREE FLU SHOT AS WELL.

AND WE'RE ENCOURAGING STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF TO GET THEIR FLU SHOTS.

AND WE ALSO HAVE FREE ON CAMPUS TESTING AVAILABLE FOR FACULTY, STAFF OR STUDENTS WITH SYMPTOMS OR WHO'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO A CONFIRMED OR PRESUMED CASE.

AS I MENTIONED LAST MONTH, THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GARY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, WE'RE OFFERING ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO WANT IT FREE FOR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES WHO FREQUENTLY COME TO CAMPUS AND TEN DOLLARS FOR THE REMAINDER OF OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

I GOT TESTED AND IT WAS IT WAS EASY AND I GOT A THIRTY SIX HOUR TURNAROUND.

AND WHEN WE HAVE POSITIVE CASES, WE HAVE A CLEAR AND SWIFT PLAN OF RESPONSE, INCLUDING A CASE MANAGEMENT TEAM THAT CONTACTS INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED AND DIRECTS ACTIONS INCLUDING GOING REMOTE, CLEANING, QUARANTINE ISOLATION AND CONTACT TRACING.

AND FACULTY ARE INFORMED IF THEY HAVE A POSITIVE STUDENT IN CASE IN THEIR CLASS, ALTHOUGH NOT NECESSARILY BY STUDENT NAME.

AND WE'VE HAD TWO CONFIRMED CASES SO FAR THIS SEMESTER WITH CAMPUS CONTACT.

THE FIRST WAS DISCOVERED EARLY AND WE IMPLEMENTED OUR RESPONSE PLANS.

THE STUDENT WAS FROM OUT OF STATE AND HER CASE WAS DISCOVERED THROUGH OUR ASYMPTOMATIC TESTING IN THE LYNX CROSSING DORM, WHERE SHE'S A RESIDENT.

AND AS IN THE CASE WITH ALL LYNX CROSSING RESIDENTS THIS SEMESTER, SHE HAS HER OWN ROOM AND WAS ISOLATED IMMEDIATELY AND HER SUITE MATE, WHO ALSO HAD NO SYMPTOMS, TESTED NEGATIVE. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT BOTH OF THOSE STUDENTS REMAINED ASYMPTOMATIC AND WERE RELEASED FROM ISOLATION LAST WEEK.

THE SECOND CASE WAS DISCOVERED AFTER A STUDENT REPORTED BEING POSITIVE AND SHE WAS LAST ON CAMPUS AUGUST THIRTY FIRST IN A CLASS WITH FIFTEEN OTHER STUDENTS.

AND HER CLOSE CONTACTS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED AND ARE BEING TESTED.

AND STAFF FROM THE ADVISE THE ENTIRE CLASS TO SELF MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS. AND THE CLASS WILL BE REMOTE UNTIL AT LEAST NEXT WEEK.

AND DENVER PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BEEN NOTIFIED AND WAS GRATEFUL FOR THE QUICK ACTION TO IDENTIFY CLOSE CONTACTS AND MOVE THE CLASS TO REMOTE.

AND TO BE TRANSPARENT WITH OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TESTS AND CASES WE'RE EXPERIENCING, WE LAUNCHED A COVID DASHBOARD THE FIRST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER.

THE DASHBOARD TRACKS FIVE METRICS AND LINKS TO DENVER PUBLIC HEALTH STATISTICS, INCLUDING NUMBER OF CURRENT CASES AND CUMULATIVE CASES.

AND WE WILL USE ALL OF THESE TO DETERMINE WHETHER CAMPUS PHASE DOWN BECOMES NECESSARY.

RIGHT NOW TWENTY ONE PERCENT OF OUR COURSES HAVE AN ON CAMPUS PRESENCE THIS SEMESTER.

AND ALTHOUGH OUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THAT FEWER STUDENTS ARE ENGAGING IN ON CAMPUS OR IN-PERSON CLASSES, WE CONTINUOUSLY SEE FIVE TO SEVEN HUNDRED STUDENTS ON CAMPUS ON A DAILY BASIS. AND THEY'RE USING CAMPUS NOT ONLY FOR CLASSES, BUT FOR COMPUTER LABS AND QUIET PLACES TO STUDY OR TO JOIN CLASSES VIRTUALLY FROM CAMPUS.

MANY OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE HOMES THAT MAY NOT AFFORD QUITE PLACES TO STUDY OR LEARN.

AND OVERALL, THE FEELING ON CAMPUS IS THAT STUDENTS GENERALLY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, BOTH WITH ON CAMPUS AND WITH REMOTE AND ONLINE LEARNING.

AND THEY'RE ADAPTING TO IT.

AND CONSISTENTLY, WE'RE HEARING FEEDBACK THAT FACULTY ARE MUCH BETTER PREPARED THIS SEMESTER FOR REMOTE ONLINE CLASSES AND THAT STUDENTS ARE APPRECIATING AND BENEFITING FROM THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE'VE MADE.

FOR INSTANCE, A NUMBER OF FACULTY IN OUR LARGEST SCHOOL ARE REPORTING STRONG STUDENT ENGAGEMENT WITH REMOTE TECHNOLOGIES.

AND UNLIKE IN-PERSON CLASSES, WHICH SOMETIMES CAN BE DOMINATED BY SEVERAL MORE OUTSPOKEN STUDENTS, REMOTE TECHNOLOGY HAS MADE IT SO THAT MORE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TALK AND QUIETER STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO USE THE CHAT FEATURE TO ENGAGE.

AND I WANTED TO SHARE A QUOTE FROM ONE OF OUR FRESHMEN TAKING ONLINE CLASSES, FROM A PARENT, ACTUALLY FROM ONE OF OUR FRESHMEN TAKING ONLINE CLASSES WHO SAID, "I GET TO HEAR AND SEE THEM, THE STUDENTS AND THEIR CHILD AND THE FACULTY A BIT SINCE HE'S AT HOME ON ZOOM. AND IT'S JUST GREAT.

LOTS OF LAUGHING AND ENGAGING DISCUSSIONS AND NUMEROUS INSTRUCTORS RECOGNIZED HIM.

IT ALL FEELS WELCOMING AND CONNECTED." SO IT'S NOT ALL ROSY.

WE'VE HAD OUR GLITCHES THAT HAVE OCCURRED WHEN PEOPLE ARE LEARNING OR USING NEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT WE HAVEN'T YET HAD A MAJOR TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE ON OUR END.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT BODY AT CU DENVER ARE UNIQUE IN OUR SYSTEM IN SOME WAYS, AND WE'RE PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THE CHALLENGES THAT MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE FACING AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES DURING THE PANDEMIC.

FOR EXAMPLE, MANY OF OUR STUDENTS LIVE IN CROWDED HOMES THAT AREN'T CONDUCIVE TO STUDYING VIRTUALLY AND MANY DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY.

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BECAUSE WE KNEW THIS EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC, WE SURVEYED OUR STUDENTS AND IDENTIFIED THAT TWO THOUSAND OF THEM WERE LACKING THE RESOURCES THEY NEEDED TO COMPLETE THEIR COURSEWORK, VIRTUALLY, THAT THE MAIN CHALLENGES WERE ACCESS TO LAPTOP SOFTWARE AND RELIABLE INTERNET ACCESS.

SO TO MITIGATE THIS CONCERN WITH THE STUDENTS WHO HAD THE MOST FINANCIAL NEED AND WHO MAY BE UNAWARE OF RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM, WE TEXTED THIRTY TWO HUNDRED ENROLLED PELL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WITH A LINK TO APPLY FOR FUNDING.

AND WE RECEIVED NEARLY EIGHT HUNDRED RESPONSES AS OF LAST WEEK AND WE WERE ABLE TO AWARD SIX HUNDRED AND TWENTY STUDENTS GRANTS FROM THE CARES ACT FUNDING RANGING FROM TWO HUNDRED TO FOURTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS.

AND ALL TOLD, FROM LAST MARCH TO THIS WEEK, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO HELP OVER SIXTEEN HUNDRED STUDENTS WITH OVER TWO THOUSAND SORRY TWO MILLION DOLLARS TO PURCHASE NEEDED TECHNOLOGY.

THANKS TO THE CARES ACT FUNDING.

OVER THE SUMMER, WE LEARNED THAT A LOT OF STUDENTS WERE ASKING FOR QUIET SPACE ON CAMPUS WHERE THEY COULD DO WORK AND ACCESS THE INTERNET, WHICH WAS TRICKY BECAUSE OF OUR REDUCED CAPACITY IN A COMPUTER LABS AND OUR NEED TO MEET SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS.

BUT WE'VE REPURPOSED SPACE ON CAMPUS TO CREATE SIXTY NINE SOCIALLY DISTINCT COMPUTER STATIONS AND OTHER SOCIALLY DISTANT STUDY SPACES.

AND I'VE BEEN WALKING THE CAMPUS AND HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN THAT STUDENTS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THESE. THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS HIT OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES HARD AND MANY HAVE LOST THEIR SERVICE LEVEL JOBS.

AND IN ADDITION TO TECHNOLOGY, WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO NEED EVEN MORE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO HAVE ENOUGH FOOD AND TO AVOID EVICTION AND TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.

WE'VE INCREASED OUR FUNDING.

THANK YOU TO MANY DONORS IN SOMETHING WE'RE CALLING THE LOVING LYNX FUND TO GIVE REAL TIME HELP TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE IMMEDIATE SHORT TERM NEEDS.

AND WE'VE RAISED SEVENTY SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND GIVEN THAT OUT TO ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE STUDENTS WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR SUPPORT TO PAY RENT OR UTILITY BILLS AND GET FOOD AND EASE THEIR STRESS AND BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON SCHOOL.

AND THERE WAS A QUOTE FROM ONE STUDENT THAT I WANT TO SHARE "WHEN EVERY PENNY COUNTS, ANY SMALL CHANGE LIKE THIS CAN SET OFF A SPIRAL TOWARDS FINANCIAL INSTABILITY THAT PLACES EVERYTHING, INCLUDING MY STUDIES AND MENTAL HEALTH IN JEOPARDY." AND THE STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGED THE HELP FROM THE STAFF OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE WHO ACTED QUICKLY AND WITH RESPECT AND HONOR AND CONFIDENTIALITY AND LOVE, AND SHARED THAT THE FUNDING RECEIPT SHE RECEIVED HELPED SUPPLEMENT HER INCOME AND RENT AND HELP TIDE HER OVER UNTIL THE CARES ACT BENEFITS KICKED IN.

SO WE HAVE ALSO CREATED NEW WORK STUDY AND STUDENT EMPLOYMENT TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS.

WE'VE HIRED SEVEN CONTRACT TRACERS AND 20 STUDENT AMBASSADORS TO COVER BUILDING CHECK INS, FIVE STUDENTS TO HELP WITH TECHNOLOGY ISSUES AND COMPUTER LABS, AND OVER 50 STUDENTS IN NEW TEACHING ASSISTANT PROGRAM FOR LARGE CLASSES.

AND WE CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE OUR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES TO HIRE STUDENTS.

AS FAR AS PREPARING FOR TWENTY TWENTY ONE IN THE SPRING, WE'RE ALREADY PLANNING.

OUR PLANS WILL BE GUIDED BY PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE AND AIM TO OFFER FLEXIBLE OPTIONS TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE, ENSURE OUR STUDENTS ONGOING SUCCESS AND INNOVATING FOR THE FUTURE. AND WE'RE SERVING OUR STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO DETERMINE WHAT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND WHAT HAS NOT TO BENEFIT OUR SPRING TWENTY ONE PLANNING.

WE KNOW THE SEMESTER HAS TAKEN A HUGE TOLL ON FACULTY AND STAFF, AND WE ARE STEADFAST IN IDENTIFYING THE WAYS TO SUPPORT A BETTER WORK LIFE BALANCE AND IDENTIFY WHAT KIND OF RESOURCES MIGHT BE NEEDED.

AND WE'VE JUST RECENTLY MODIFIED OUR FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE POLICY AND PROVIDED GREATER FLEXIBILITY FROM PEOPLE WORKING FROM HOME.

WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP HR POLICIES AND FIND OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

SO IN CONCLUSION, I JUST WANT TO APPRECIATE OUR FACULTY AND STAFF WHO HAVE LITERALLY RETHOUGHT EVERY SINGLE PROCESS AND PROCEDURE AND FACILITIES THE WAY THAT WE USE FACILITIES TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER STRONG QUALITY EDUCATION SAFELY IN THE MOST CHALLENGING OF CIRCUMSTANCES. AND I'M SUPER PROUD OF THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE STUDENTS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR MARKS.

IF THERE ARE QUESTIONS, YOU CERTAINLY CAN JUMP IN.

IF NOT, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN IN ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CENTER.

THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS, AND THANK YOU, REGENTS AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

I'VE BEEN REPORTING ON THIS FOR A WHILE, SO THE NEWS HASN'T CHANGED VERY MUCH SINCE MY LAST REPORT. AS I'VE TOLD YOU BEFORE, WE'VE ESSENTIALLY BEEN BACK ON CAMPUS SINCE MAY AND FIRST WITH A RAMP UP OF OUR RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ACTIVITIES, WHICH REALLY CAME BACK TO ALMOST FULL LIFE BY EARLY JUNE.

AND THEN WITH OUR FIRST STUDENTS COMING BACK ON CAMPUS FOR THEIR NEEDED IN PERSON TRAINING AND AGAIN, IN EARLY JUNE.

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OUR RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ACTIVITIES ARE NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL UNDER PROTOCOLS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP US SAFE AND OPERATIONAL.

THE WHOLE OBJECTIVE THAT WE HAVE HERE IS TO KEEP US FROM GOING BACK INTO A SHUTDOWN MODE.

THE STUDENTS ARE FULLY BACK FOR ALL NEEDED IN-PERSON LEARNING, WHILE DIDACTIC CURRICULUM IS STILL LARGELY REMOTE WHERE THAT IS DEEMED TO BE APPROPRIATE.

WE HAVE PROBABLY ON ANY GIVEN DAY ABOUT TWO THOUSAND STUDENTS ON CAMPUS OUT OF THE FORTY EIGHT HUNDRED THAT ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED.

THE ONLY SCHOOL THAT WE HAVE THAT IS LARGELY REMOTE IS THIS COLORADO SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. AS AS WITH MY COLLEAGUES, THE WHOLE KEY TO TO MAINTAINING THIS LEVEL OF ACTIVITY IS IN DISCIPLINE.

MASS DISCIPLINE, SOCIAL DISTANCING DISCIPLINE.

AND I HAVE TO SAY SO FAR ON THIS CAMPUS ANYWAY, SO FAR SO GOOD.

WE ARE OBVIOUSLY FORTUNATE IN THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO MONITOR OUR OWN DORMITORIES.

AND THAT'S, NEEDLESS TO SAY, A MAJOR ASSET.

WE HAVE HAD A TOTAL OF FORTY FIVE CONFIRMED CASES SINCE THE SECOND OF JUNE AND THE PACE OF THOSE CASES IS NOT INCREASING.

WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY RECENT OR SPIKE IN THE LAST 30 DAYS.

TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, NONE OF THOSE CASES HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED ON CAMPUS.

THEY'VE ALL BEEN ACQUIRED SOCIALLY THROUGH THEIR OWN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

WE HAVE THE TESTING CAPACITY THAT WE THINK WE NEED RIGHT NOW AND THE CONTACT TRACING CAPACITY THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO KEEP GOING.

SO I YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOT QUITE AS LONG WITH EVERYBODY ELSE, NOT QUITE BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL. BUT I THINK THAT WE FEEL AT LEAST FAIRLY CONFIDENT THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO MANAGE OUR SITUATION IN THE DAYS AHEAD TO ACHIEVE OUR THREE MISSIONS OF EDUCATION, CLINICAL CARE AND RESEARCH. AND WE'RE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THAT RIGHT NOW.

SO THAT'S MY REPORT FOR THE ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN.

CHANCELLOR REDDY UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, COLORADO SPRINGS? THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, WE ARE MOVING INTO THE FOURTH WEEK OF OUR RETURN TO CAMPUS, AND THIS MAY BE ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL SEMESTERS WE HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN UNIVERSITY HISTORY.

BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU, LIFE IS STILL HAPPENING AT UCCS.

AS I WALK CAMPUS IN THE LAST MONTH, I FELT INCREDIBLE PRIDE IN OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF. THESE TIMES ARE NOT EASY, BUT OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY IS TRULY RISING TO THE CHALLENGE IS PRESENTED BY THE NEW NORMAL.

DURING THE MOVING WEEK OF AUGUST 17TH, WE WELCOMED OVER A THOUSAND NEW STUDENTS.

WE STARTED OFF THE FALL SEMESTER BY OFFERING CLASSES TO A VARIETY OF DAILY REWARDS.

10 PERCENT OF COURSES IN PERSON.

TWENTY FOUR PERCENT HIGH FLAGS.

TWENTY NINE PERCENT REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS, 18 PERCENT REMOTE ASYNCHRONOUS AND 70 PERCENT ONLINE.

WHICH MEANS AN AVERAGE OF ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED STUDENTS VISITING THE CAMPUS ON ANY GIVEN DAY. WE SPEND APPROXIMATELY TWO MILLION DOLLARS ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, SERVICES AND PRINTING TO GET THE CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY READY TO RETURN TO CAMPUS.

WE WORK CLOSELY WITH OUR PARTNERS AT EL PASO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH TO MEET ALL PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES REQUIRED TO SAFELY OPEN THE CAMPUS.

THIS SUCCESS WAS THE RESULT OF A CAMPUS WIDE EFFORT LED BY FOUR RECOVERY TEAMS COMPRISED OF OVER 50 FACULTY AND STAFF THAT STARTED THE WORK BACK IN MAY.

IN TERMS OF COVID STATUS, WE CREATE A COVID DASHBOARD LIKE OTHER CU CAMPUSES, SO THAT THE REGENTS AND OTHERS HAVE REAL TIME ACCESS TO DATA.

OUR PLANNING FOR PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES BASED ON LAYERED SUPPRESSION, THAT TOGETHER AND ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY PROVIDE THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO AVOID THE WIDESPREAD.

PREDICTIVE PLEDGES BASED ON SHARED UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS AS MUCH AN INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY AS IT IS A COMMUNITY EFFORT.

WE ALL AGREE TO RESPECT THE DIGNITY, HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY BY FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES AND DESCRIBING RETURNING STRONGER TOGEHER A PLAN THAT WE PUT TOGETHER. WE CONTINUE TO PROMOTE THE THREE W'S.

WEAR YOUR MASK. WATCH YOUR DISTANCE AND WASH YOUR HANDS.

WE HAVE PROCURED FACE COVERINGS FOR EVERY STUDENT, FACULTY, STAFF AND BEGAN DISTRIBUTION DURING THE WEEK ONE.

EVERYWHERE I WALK ON CAMPUS, I SEE DISTANCING EVEN OUTSIDE AND BETWEEN THE BUILDINGS.

SO STUDENTS ARE USING CURBSIDE PICKUP TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES FROM THE BOOKSTORE.

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THEY'RE USING A MOBILE APP FOR DINING ORDERING OR TAKEOUT.

BESIDES SITTING ALL CLASSROOMS AND COMMON AREAS WITH SIX FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE INSTALL PLEXIGLAS SNEEZE GUARDS AT ALL INTERSECTION POINTS OR INTERACTION POINTS, PODIUM SERVICE COUNTERS, CASH REGISTERS.

WE HAVE ALL PEOPLE COMING TO CAMPUS COMPLETE AN ONLINE HEALTH ASSESSMENT.

ANYONE ANSWER YES TO YOUR QUESTIONS IS ASKED NOT TO COME TO CAMPUS AND ADVISED TO SEE THEIR PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL PROVIDER.

WE ARE TESTING STUDENTS WHO PRESENT THE WE DID NOT IMPLEMENT SURVEILLANCE TESTING YET DUE TO LACK OF TEST RESOURCES AND LONG TURNAROUND TIMES FOR RESULTS IN EL PASO COUNTY.

WE HAVE ORDERED EQUIPMENT AND TEST SUPPLIES TO BEGIN LIMITED SALIVA TESTS CALLED THE SOFIA TEST ON CAMPUS, AND THEY EXPECT TO INTEGRATE THIS CAPABILITY INTO OUR PROTOCOLS WHEN THE EQUIPMENT ARRIVES IN A TWO TO THREE WEEKS.

WE EXPECT TO HAVE CAPACITY TO TEST WITH CURRENTLY, WE'RE INVESTIGATING THREE POSSIBLE RANDOM TEST PROTOCOLS, TESTING SOME IN-PERSON CLASSES, TESTING RANDOM IN RESIDENT STUDENTS, AND COMBINING WASTEWATER TESTING WITH THE SALIVA TEST FOR SUSPECTED CASE SERIOUS.

OUR STAFF WALKS THE CAMPUS DAILY AND EVEN IN THE EVENINGS TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS ARE COMPLYING WITH THE COVID GUIDELINES.

AND I'M PROUD TO REPORT THAT COMPLIANCE IS VERY HIGH.

WE DID HAVE OVER THREE CASES TIED TOGETHER BY COMMON OFF CAMPUS LIVING ARRANGEMENT THAT WAS COMPLICATED BY REGION PROTOCOLS OFF CAMPUS.

THE INFECTED STUDENTS ARE QUARANTINED, CLOSE CONTACTS ISOLATED, AND THE CLASSES IMPACTED HAVE MOVED REMOTE FOR TWO WEEKS.

IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENTS, WE WORKED VERY HARD AND I KNOW THAT REPORT IS GOING TO COME AS BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, A LOT OF EFFORTS HAVE BEEN PUT IN TO MAKE THE CAMPUS MUCH STRONGER THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED, BOTH IN TERMS OF SAFETY AS WELL AS ENROLLMENTS.

TODAY'S CENSUS DATA FOR US AND WILL RECEIVE A MORE ACCURATE ESTIMATE OF THE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS. AND WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT IN CASE WE HAVE TO PIVOT, THE REMOTE WILL INCUR COST IN TERMS OF THE FUNDING, CERTAIN EXPENSES TO THE STUDENTS.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO FURTHER DISCUSSION WITH THE BOARD AND HOW THIS REVENUE WILL BE USED TO HELP FOR THE CONTINGENCIES THAT WILL MOST CERTAINLY COME THIS ACADEMIC YEAR.

IN TERMS OF DIVERSITY, WE HAVE GOOD NEWS TO CELEBRATE AND ALSO PLEASE REPORT THE PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE. MY CABINET WILL BEGIN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION CREATING THIS MONTH.

EXPECT THIS DELIVERY TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE WHOLE CAMPUS AS WE MATURE ITS DELIVERY.

WE'RE WORKING HARD TO FIGURE OUT RESOURCES TO EXPAND OUR MULTICULTURAL CENTER MOSAIC.

DOUBLING ITS SQUARE FOOTAGE AND GIVING IT A MORE PROMINENT PRESENCE IN THE UNIVERSITY CENTER. OUR HUMAN RESOURCES UNIT IS WORKING ON A NEW SUPERVISOR AND TRAINING, WHICH WILL INCLUDE DI TRAINING AS WELL.

I DO WANT TO SAY IN OTHER GOOD NEWS, NOT EVEN A MONTH INTO THE NEW SEMESTER, WE ALREADY CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF A BRAND NEW BUILDING THAT WILLIAM J HYBL SPORTS MEDICINE AND PERFORMANCE CENTER, WHICH IS OFFICIALLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND ACADEMIC CLASSES.

AND AT ITS PEAK, IT'S GOING TO HAVE FOURTEEN HUNDRED STUDENTS.

FINALLY, WE CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE CAMPUS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS VIA TOWN HALLS, MEMOS, EMAILS, SOCIAL MEDIA, AMONG OTHERS.

AND IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP OUR CAMPUS COMMUNITY TOGETHER, OUR FACULTY AND STAFF GUIDANCE LEADERSHIP HELD A LISTENING SESSION YESTERDAY TO ALL FACULTY AND STAFF TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR SHARING CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.

SO, MR. CHAIRMAN AND REGENTS, I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS REALLY STOOD UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHANCELLOR REDDY.

ANY COMMENTS FROM REGENTS AFTER A MONTH, WOULD YOU HAVE SEEN, WOULD YOU WOULD YOU WELCOME? THIS IS GOOD NEWS.

A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO. FEELS TO ME LIKE WE'RE MAKING GOOD DECISIONS.

STUDENTS ARE CONTINUING WITH THEIR EDUCATION.

WE'RE FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE AND WE'RE WORRIED ABOUT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY.

I WOULD THINK THAT, WELL, IT'S NOT PERFECT AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE WITH COVID-19.

I LIKE WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW.

I THINK THERE'S SOME BIG CHALLENGES AT BOULDER.

IT'S TWICE, THREE TIMES THE SIZE AS OUR OTHER CAMPUSES.

BUT IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE THEY'RE WORKING HARD AND HAVE A GOOD PLAN THERE AS WELL.

I THINK THAT, HAT'S OFF TO A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK AND SOME REALLY HARD WORK BY PEOPLE MAKING ALL OF THESE DECISIONS.

I KNOW IT'S NOT PERFECT AND WE COULD CERTAINLY USE A LITTLE BIT MORE LUCK, I GUESS, OR MORE HARD WORK. BUT I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED WHERE WE'RE AT AT THIS POINT.

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SO, REGENTS, IF YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN, YOU COULD CERTAINLY DO THAT OR YOU COULD JUST AGREE WITH ME AND WE'LL MOVE ON.

CHAIR GALLEGOS, I JUST WANT TO JUMP IN AND AGREE WITH WHAT YOU'VE SAID AND JUST APPLAUD OUR CHANCELLORS, OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM AND ALL THEIR TEAM THAT WORKS WITH THEM.

AND IT'S JUST BEEN REMARKABLE, THE AMOUNT OF WORK AND THOUGHT AND CARE THAT HAS GONE INTO PREPARING FOR OPENING UP CLASSES THIS SEMESTER.

AND IT'S NOT AN EASY TASK.

CHANCELLOR MARKS ESPECIALLY FOR YOU TO COME IN AND JUMP IN, AND AS A NEW CHANCELLOR AND TO HAVE TAKEN THIS ON WITH SUCH INTEGRITY AND STELLAR LEADERSHIP, I JUST KIND OF IN AWE OF ALL OF YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR THE STATE.

THANK YOU REGENT SHARKEY.

OK, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO OUR GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORT AND WE'RE GOING TO START WITH

[D. 2:30 p.m. GOVERNANCE LEADERS REPORTS]

OUR STAFF COUNCIL CHAIR AND I KNOW THAT YOU HAD A REPORT, BUT WHY DON'T YOU TAKE THREE, FOUR OR FIVE MINUTES TO FILL US IN ON WHAT YOU'RE DOING AS WELL.

AND WE'LL GIVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO OUR FACULTY COUNCIL AND AND OUR STUDENT CO-CHAIR.

SO YOU ARE UP MR. RYAN UNTISZ. THANK YOU CHAIR GALLEGOS AND THANK YOU TO REGENTS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, CHANCELLORS AND GUESTS.

FOR UCSC WE BEGAN OUR TWENTY TWENTY, TWENTY TWENTY ONE CYCLE APIECE.

WE'VE MET A NUMBER OF TIMES, INCLUDING OUR RETREAT THAT WE HELD WHERE WE ESTABLISHED SOME GOALS WHICH WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH.

I THINK THIS IS A REALLY AMBITIOUS YEAR FOR STAFF COUNCIL GOALS IN LIGHT OF EVERYTHING WE'RE DEALING WITH. I'LL PROVIDE JUST A FEW HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WRITTEN REPORT THAT I WANT TO PRESENT TO EVERYBODY.

JUST A REMINDER THAT THE STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS ARE BEING HELD ON SEPTEMBER TWENTY FIFTH, ALL REGIONS CHANCELLORS AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY ARE ALL INVITED.

WE'VE SENT OUT THE INVITES TO OUR AWARD WINNERS.

THE AWARD WINNERS ARE LISTED IN THE REPORT AS WELL.

THE NEXT ITEM WOULD BE OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE INPUT ON MATTERS OF SIGNIFICANCE.

SO I'LL READ PIECES FROM THE WRITTEN REPORT.

SO THE MOTION THE BOARD CONSIDERED LAST MONTH CAME AS A SHOCK TO MANY STAFF COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES ACROSS THE SYSTEM.

THE MOTION I'M REFERENCING IS THE ONE THAT REFUND THAT WOULD UPSET OUR INSTITUTIONAL BUDGET BACK.

STAFF COUNSEL BECAME AWARE OF THIS RESOLUTION AT THE MOMENT IT WAS BROUGHT UP AND DISCUSSED AT LAST MONTH'S MEETING.

THE POTENTIAL THAT SUCH A RESOLUTION COULD HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT ON THE STAFF THROUGH EXPANDED FURLOUGHS, LAYOFFS AND DISRUPTION TO CAMPUS OPERATIONS WAS CONCERNING FOR MYSELF AND MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES ON STAFF COUNCIL.

WE FEEL THAT IT SERVES THE BOARD OF REGENTS, THE ADMINISTRATION AND OUR CAMPUS AS WELL TO HAVE INPUT FROM GOVERNANCE LEADERS ON PROPOSED ACTIONS OF SUCH SYSTEM WIDE SIGNIFICANCE BEFORE SAID ACTIONS TAKE PLACE.

WHILE WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE ACTIONS OF THE BOARD ARE THE PREROGATIVE OF THE BOARD ITSELF, WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST THAT STAFF, FACULTY AND STUDENT GOVERNANCE GROUPS BE ALLOWED SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROVIDE INPUT ON ITEMS OF SUCH MAGNITUDE.

THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR REPORT WOULD BE OUR DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND BELONGING COMMITTEE. SO A NUMBER OF MONTHS BACK, MY COLLEAGUE AND FACULTY COUNSEL, JULIANNE ADDISON, SHE GAVE A PRESENTATION DURING HER REPORT TO THE BOARD THAT ILLUSTRATED THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND BELONGING.

AS PROFESSOR ADDISON SAID DURING THAT PRESENTATION, DIVERSITY IS BEING INVITED TO THE PARTY. INCLUSION IS BEING ASKED TO DANCE, BELONGING IS DANCING LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING.

WE FEEL THAT IT'S LONG OVERDUE FOR STAFF GOVERNANCE TO GIVE DEDICATED AND ONGOING FOCUS TO WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO MAKE CU A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE FEELS THAT THEY BELONG.

IT IS WITH THAT THAT I'M PLEASED TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO STAFF COUNCIL HAS IMPANELED ITS FIRST EVER COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION AND BELONGING. THIS GROUP IS LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING WITH ADMINISTRATION LEADERS SUCH AS KATHY NESBITT AND THEADOSEA COOK AND OTHERS TO JOIN IN THE EFFORT TO MAKE CU A MODEL WORKPLACE FOR INCLUSION AND BELONGING.

TWO FINAL NOTES, STAFF COUNCILS MADE A PRIORITY, MADE IT A PRIORITY TO ELEVATE AND DISCUSS THE ISSUE AROUND SOME ARTIFICIAL BARRIERS THAT ARE IN THE WAY OF INDIVIDUALS SEEKING TO SERVE ON ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS STAFF COUNSEL.

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ASPIRING STAFF COUNCIL MEMBERS IN VARIOUS AREAS ACROSS THE SYSTEM HAVE REPORTED TO COUNSEL THAT THEY ARE BEING TOLD BY LEADERS, SUPERVISORS, MANAGERS THAT THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN STAFF COUNSEL IS NOT PERMITTED.

NO PROTECTIONS CURRENTLY EXIST FOR STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE WILLING TO VOLUNTEER THAT EXTRA TIME AND PUT IN THAT EXTRA EFFORT TO SUPPORT THE INSTITUTION AND ADVOCATE FOR STAFF.

MANY OF THESE INDIVIDUALS DO SO IN ADDITION TO WHAT THEY ALREADY DO FOR THEIR DAY JOBS.

AND SO, AS SUCH, WE WILL BE STARTING THIS CONVERSATION WITH THE ADMINISTRATION IN THE BOARD IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.

FINALLY, SOME CLOSING REMARKS, WE'RE MORE THAN AWARE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT THIS PANDEMIC AND ECONOMIC CRISIS HAS PRESENTED OUR INSTITUTIONS WITH, BY EXTENSION OUR LEADERS HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO KEEP OUR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS SAFE.

AS WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE UPDATES, FEEDBACK AND INPUT FROM STAFF WE WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE LATE NIGHTS AND EARLY MORNINGS MANY OF OUR ADMINISTRATORS FACE.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND CHANCELLORS ELLIMAN, DISTEFANO, REDDY AND MARKS.

PLEASE SHARE OR PLEASE KNOW THAT THE STAFF ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR WORK AND WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL RELAY OUR MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE TO YOUR CAMPUS TEAMS AS WELL.

THAT'S THE STAFF COUNCIL REPORT AND I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

QUESTIONS? HEY GLEN, I HAVE A COMMENT OR TWO HERE.

I APPRECIATE YOU KNOW, I'VE BROUGHT THIS UP ONCE BEFORE AT OUR REGENT MEETINGS AROUND.

THERE'S SOME PRETTY BIG INEQUITY BETWEEN WHAT FACULTY RECEIVE FOR THEIR SERVICE ON THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

AND TO OUR CREDIT, OUR CURRENT FACULTY COUNCIL CHAIR JOANNE ADDISON, HAS HAS ECHOED THOSE CONCERNS AS WELL.

WE'RE GIVING FULL OUT COURSE BUYOUTS FOR FACULTY WHO ENGAGE AT HIGH LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP WITHIN FACULTY ASSEMBLIES AND FACULTY COUNCILS.

I KNOW THAT THE STUDENTS ALSO RECEIVE, IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, BUT THEY CAN RECEIVE AT TIMES REMUNERATION FOR THEIR SERVICES IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT, ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

YET OUR STAFF SEEM TO NOT GET ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE RECOGNITION AND THE THANKS AND THE ADDITIONAL HOURS OF WORK THAT COMES WITH THEIR SERVICE.

AND TO ME, WE NEED TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING IT FORWARD, RYAN.

I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT AS ELECTED OFFICIALS, WE'VE BENEFITED FROM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE. AND WE HAVE OBVIOUSLY, I DON'T THINK THIS IS ANY CHANCELLOR DIRECTIVE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. BUT IF WE HAVE MANAGERS EVEN AT THE LOWEST LEVELS OF OUR ORGANIZATION THAT ARE PREVENTING STAFF FROM PURSUING OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THEIR PEERS, THAT'S A PROBLEM. AND WE NEED TO STOP THAT.

AND WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE IN MANY WAYS THAT STAFF COUNSEL IS PULLING EXTRA DUTY.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT IT'S POSSIBLE, WE'RE A FOUR POINT SIX DOLLARS BILLION ENTERPRISE, I'M SURE WE CAN FIND SOME MONEY LAYING AROUND TO COMPENSATE THEM IN SOME SMALL WAY FOR THEIR EFFORTS. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ON THIS MATTER.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION.

THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL, ANYBODY ELSE WITH A COMMENT? I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ADD SOMETHING GLEN.

SURE, GO AHEAD. THANK YOU, JACK, FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

I ACTUALLY WAS SURPRISED THAT MANAGERS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO BLOCK STAFF FROM PARTICIPATING IN STAFF COUNSEL.

AND I FIND THAT VERY CONCERNING.

AND I DON'T KNOW AT WHAT LEVEL THAT GETS LOOKED AT, BUT THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP RYAN, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT'S FAIR AT ALL.

ANYONE ELSE? BRINGING IT UP AND SHARING THE CONCERNS THAT THE REGENTS HAVE RAISED.

AND WE'LL MAKE SURE WE FOLLOW UP WITH RYAN TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE.

APPRECIATE THAT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, VICE CHAIR SMITH, COUNCIL.

THANK YOU, RYAN. APPRECIATE IT.

PROFESSOR ADDISON? HELLO, THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR GIVING ME A BIT OF TIME ON THE AGENDA.

I'LL BEGIN BY SAYING THAT, OF COURSE, FACULTY COUNCIL FULLY SUPPORTS OUR STAFF COUNCIL COLLEAGUES. WE BELIEVE THAT SOME SORT OF COMPENSATION FOR THE ADDITIONAL WORK THAT THEY DO IS A PROBLEM THAT COULD BE REMEDIED IMMEDIATELY IF WE CHOSE TO DO SO.

SO I HOPE THAT HAPPENS QUICKLY FOR STAFF COUNSEL.

I'LL JUST RUN THROUGH A FEW THINGS.

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I'LL GIVE YOU A FEW HIGHLIGHTS, AND THEN I'LL POINT TO A REPORT THAT I HAVE, NOT A REPORT OF OUR ACTIVITIES, BUT A REPORT THAT WE PUT OUT LAST YEAR THAT'S IN THE AGENDA.

SO FIRST, THE ANSCHUTZ FACULTY ASSEMBLY, ALONG WITH FACULTY COUNCIL AND STAFF COUNCIL, HOPE TO HOST A CANDIDATE FORUM FOR THE CD SIX REGENT RACE.

WE THANK REGENT CARSON FOR AGREEING TO HELP CO MODERATE THAT EVENT.

UNFORTUNATELY, ONLY ONE CANDIDATE HAS RESPONDED.

I BELIEVE YOU'RE BOTH HERE.

SO THIS IS A GENTLE CALL OUT.

DESPITE MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO GET BOTH CANDIDATES TO RESPOND, ONLY ONE HAS RESPONDED.

BUT WE REALLY DO HOPE TO HAVE BOTH CANDIDATES PRESENT.

SO PLEASE CONTACT US, RESPOND TO OUR EMAILS.

WE WILL GO AHEAD WITH THE FORUM, BUT WITH ONLY ONE CANDIDATE.

BUT OBVIOUSLY THAT'S NOT IDEAL.

SECOND, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SYSTEM LEVEL, ONLINE EFFORTS STARTING UP AGAIN AND TO SEEING THE CONSULTANT'S REPORTS, ESPECIALLY THE ALFA EDUCATION REPORTS.

THERE IS, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THERE WILL BE QUITE A FEW THINGS IN THERE THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO CURRICULUM, PEDAGOGY, CLASS SIZE, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS THAT ARE CENTRAL TO WHAT FACULTY DO.

AND SO WE LOOK FORWARD TO TAKING A LOOK AT SOME OF THAT AND UNDERSTANDING THAT BETTER.

WE ARE FULLY SUPPORTIVE OF EXPANDING ONLINE INITIATIVES.

THE REVISION OF OUR BYLAWS HAS BEGUN NOW THAT REGENT LAW AND POLICY REVISIONS ARE LARGELY COMPLETE. OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING HAS A STRONG FOCUS ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD IN PARTICULAR TO MEETING WITH ALL OF OUR POLICE CHIEFS.

SO WE WANT TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR DEI EFFORTS AND THEIR WORK WITH DR.

BRENDA J ALLEN. SOME OF THEM ARE ENGAGING SPECIFICALLY WITH DR.

BRENDA J ALLEN, AS ARE WE.

AND SO WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT CONVERSATION IN PARTICULAR.

AND OF COURSE, REGENTS ARE WELCOME TO POP IN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM OUR POLICE CHIEFS. THAT WAS SOMETHING FACULTY REALLY WANTED.

THEY WANTED TO GIVE THE POLICE CHIEFS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

AND THEN, RELATEDLY, I'LL POINT YOU TO THE REPORT THAT'S IN THE AGENDA.

AND THIS IS, AGAIN, I'M SHARING WITH YOU AGAIN.

THIS WAS FIRST SHARED WITH YOU IN APRIL OF TWENTY NINETEEN.

AND IT'S OUR EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE REPORT.

AND I RECENTLY SHARED THAT WITH THEODOSIA COOK.

IMPORTANTLY, THIS REPORT NOT ONLY LIST SPECIFIC ACTIONS WE'D LIKE OUR ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE. WELL, THAT WE WANTED THE ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE LAST YEAR, BUT THERE'S INCREASED URGENCY NOW. THEN WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS REPORT IS THAT IT LISTS ACTIONS, BUT THEN IT ALSO OFFERS MODELS OF PLACES WHERE THESE SORTS OF ACTIONS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE AND WORKING. AND IT OUTLINES THE APPROPRIATE ROLE OF SHARED GOVERNANCE AND BUILDING A CULTURE OF EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE AT CU.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE, RYAN, YOUR NEW COMMITTEE, TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT REPORT AND TO INSERT YOURSELF QUITE FORCEFULLY INTO IT AT ALL LEVELS.

WE WOULD CERTAINLY WANT TO WORK WITH YOU AS IT WORKS OUT.

FINALLY, IF YOU HAVEN'T READ CLINT CARROLL'S GUEST OPINION IN YESTERDAY'S DAILY CAMERA, I REALLY, PROFESSOR CLINT CARROLL, WHO'S ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS, I REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO BECAUSE IT'S BOTH CRITICAL AND GENEROUS IN WAYS THAT I THINK CAN REALLY HELP LEAD US FORWARD.

AND IT'S SELDOM THAT I'VE SEEN PEOPLE DO SOMETHING THAT IS BOTH SO CRITICAL AND SO GENEROUS AT THE SAME TIME.

AND I HOPE YOU'LL READ IT.

IT'S WELL WORTH THE TIME.

IT CERTAINLY HAS ME THINKING.

SO THANK YOU. GREAT, THANK YOU, PROFESSOR ADDISON, DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THE REPORT YOU TALKED ABOUT IS THAT IN OUR BOARD PACKET? IT IS IN THERE. OK, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT TO JUST JUMP IN AND JUST SAY TO YOU, PROFESSOR ADDISON, TO POLICE AND TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU CAN.

MY THANKS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT THE PROFESSORS ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES HAVE DONE TO GET THEIR ABILITIES UP IN ONLINE EDUCATION TO WE'RE GOING TO BE IN A TOUGH SPOT FOR A LONG TIME, I THINK.

AND YOUR ABILITY TO GET UP TO SPEED AND THE RESOURCES THERE THAT WERE MADE AVAILABLE ARE GOING TO BE CRUCIAL TO OUR SUCCESS, SO TO THE EFFECT THAT THIS SEMESTER TEACHES THINGS, WHICH I'M SURE IT WILL.

WE NEED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR FACULTY TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE FEELING AS COMFORTABLE AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN IN OUR NEW TEACHING MODALITIES.

PLEASE, PLEASE, LET US KNOW.

[01:40:01]

OK, WELL, OUR NEXT PERSON IS THE CO-CHAIR OF ICSF ISAIAH CHAVOUS, AND WHEN YOU GET UP THERE, I HEARD YOUR NAME PRONOUNCED FOUR DIFFERENT WAYS TODAY.

CLUE US IN ON WHAT THAT IS? YES. YOU ACTUALLY SAID IT CORRECTLY CHAIR GALLEGOS, I SAY IT, CHAVOUS.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO REPORT, THIS IS A GUY THAT'S MET WITH PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

HE'S MET WITH MOST OF THE REGENTS, HE'S ALL OVER.

AND HE MAKES A LOT OF GOOD SENSE IN WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT HAVING YOU ISAIAH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH CHAIR GALLEGOS.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

A LOT OF YOU ALL ARE FAMILIAR WITH ME ONE ON ONE, IF NOT IN A GROUP SETTING.

SO NICE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN.

IN THE PACKET FOR TODAY, YOU WILL SEE THE ICSF OFFICIAL REPORT FROM EACH CAMPUS.

IN THE BEGINNING OF THAT REPORT, YOU WILL SEE BASICALLY A STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT THAT EVERY CAMPUS EXCUSE ME, IN THE COLORADO SYSTEM HAS AGREED TO AS FAR AS THE STUDENT LEVEL.

SO FOR SAKE OF TIME, I WILL ALLOW YOU TO READ THAT ON YOUR OWN.

BUT THAT IS A MUTUAL AGREEMENT AMONG ALL OF US AND EACH STUDENT GOVERNMENT ON EACH CAMPUS. SO WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE MORE PROMINENT THINGS THROUGHOUT THE REPORT. I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ IT ON YOUR OWN.

ANYWAYS, YOU'LL SEE SOME CONSISTENCY, STARTING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT DENVER WITH COLLABORATION FOR ANY EVENTS OR CULTURALLY CENTERED STUDENT GROUPS THAT ARE CENTERED AT THE CU BOULDER CAMPUS.

SO SOME LEADERSHIP PRECEDENT IS TO BE TAKEN UP CU BOULDER CAMPUS.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEES AS A CU SYSTEM.

SO WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE.

THAT IS A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE DENVER CAMPUS.

MOVING ON TO AND SHOOTS RELATIVELY SMALL LIST.

BUT ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED IS DACA STUDENTS AND THE INVOLVEMENT THAT ADMINISTRATION IS TAKING TO SUPPORT DACA STUDENTS.

THERE WAS TALK ABOUT A POTENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE OR INTERVIEW THAT WAS INTENTIONALLY SILENCED ON BEHALF OF THE ADMINISTRATION.

THEY'RE NOT ALLOWING STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO SPEAK ON THE MATTERS REGARDING DACA STUDENTS.

MOVING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT COLORADO SPRINGS UCCS, THEY ARE WORKING ON THE ICSF BYLAWS. AND THEN, AS YOU'LL SEE, NUMBER THREE, SYSTEM WIDE RACIAL AND MINORITY INJUSTICE ISSUES, YOU WILL SEE THAT A BROAD THEME THROUGH EVERY REPORT.

AND AT THE END OF MY EXPLANATION FOR EACH CAMPUS, I WILL DETAIL WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS.

THEY HAVE HAD THREE POSITIVE TESTS TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE, AT THE TIME THIS IS WRITTEN, FOR COVID. SO I WILL GO BACK TO BOULDER LAST, FOR OUR GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT HERE AT BOULDER, WHICH IS ALSO PART OF THE ICSF.

THEY HAD SOME VERY SPECIFIC THINGS TO ADDRESS TO THE REGENTS.

SO ON BEHALF OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT, I WILL RELAY THAT INFORMATION TO YOU.

FIRST BEING REGENTS SHOULD ADDRESS HOW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

THIS INCLUDES DACA RECIPIENTS OF FORMAL OR INFORMAL RESPONSE IS REQUESTED FOR A SECOND TIME. THE SECOND THING THAT THE GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT WANTS YOU ALL TO KNOW IS THAT REGENTS SHOULD ADDRESS A STATE TAX STRUCTURE AND LIMITED FUNDING PROVIDED TO THE CU SYSTEM MAKES THE CU SYSTEM ENTIRELY RELIANT ON TUITION FOR FUNDING.

THIS FUNDING STRUCTURE MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN STUDENTS FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS WHEN THE COST OF ATTENDANCE IS SO HIGH.

AND THEN THE THIRD, WHICH I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND THEM FOR, IS THEY ARE CREATING A PERMANENT ENDOWMENT SUPPORTING ANTI-RACISM AND DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE COMING MONTHS. AND TO PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE, THE GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT HAS A BUDGET OF ROUGHLY ABOUT SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THIS ENDOWMENT WILL BE 50 PERCENT OF THEIR OVERALL BUDGET.

IT WILL BE A PERMANENT ENDOWMENT.

SO THANK YOU TO OUR GRADUATE STUDENT GOVERNMENT.

NOW TO BOULDER, IN WHICH I WILL REPRESENT AS WELL, THE POLICE TASK FORCE THAT CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO HAD MENTIONED HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE.

THERE IS A REPRESENTATIVE FROM CU DENVER WHO IS ORGANIZING THE MEETINGS FOR THAT.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE THAT THE TASK FORCE IS ONE HUNDRED PERCENT A RESULT OF STUDENT EFFORT AND A REACTIONARY MEASURE FROM CHIEF JOKERST, WHO HAS BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE AND OPEN MINDED THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS.

BUT AS A RESULT OF STUDENT LABOR AND STUDENT EFFORTS ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

SECONDLY, THE CCI RECOMMENDATION FOR MANY OF YOU WHO WE WENT THROUGH THAT PROCESS TOGETHER OVER THE SUMMER WAS COMPLETE.

THANKS A LOT THROUGH TODD SOLOMON AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY FOR ORGANIZING THAT PROCESS.

THE RECOMMENDATION WAS PUT OUT.

I HOPE YOU HAVE ALL SEEN THAT WHAT I'M PUSHING FOR SPECIFICALLY ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS, BUT I PUSH FORWARD ON THE SYSTEM LEVEL AS WELL.

THE ICSF ALSO AGREES THAT WE NEED TO HAVE SOME COMMITMENTS FOR FUTURE PROJECTS THAT WILL

[01:45:07]

NOT BE USING CCI.

THERE HAS NOT BEEN VERY MUCH TALK OR COMMITMENT UP TO THIS POINT AFTER THE RECOMMENDATION HAS BEEN PRESENTED. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT EACH CAMPUS HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN LASTLY, AND THIS IS WHERE I WILL KIND OF DEVIATE FROM THE REPORT, I'VE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THE CU BOULDER ADMINISTRATION TO TRY AND FIND TANGIBLE SOLUTIONS TO MANY OF THE ISSUES FACING OUR CAMPUS, QUITE FRANKLY.

AND THIS IS ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE ICSF, THEY HAVE GRANTED ME THE PERMISSION TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE ICSF AND EACH CAMPUS IS THAT THE ICSF IS STRONGER THAN IT'S BEEN IN MANY YEARS PRIOR. STUDENTS ARE RALLY TOGETHER.

THE PRESSURE IS HIGH.

SO ADMIN ON EACH CAMPUS SHOULD BE PREPARED THAT IF ACTION IS NOT TAKEN REGARDING RACIAL EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN PARTICULAR, THAT THE STUDENTS WILL NOT PUT UP WITH THAT ANY LONGER.

THERE IS NO MORE ROOM FOR COMMITTEES.

THERE'S NO MORE ROOM FOR TALK.

THERE IS NO MORE ROOM FOR JUST WORDS.

AND AS MUCH AS CERTAIN COMMITTEES OR TASK FORCE IN THIS CASE FOR THE POLICE HAVE RESULTED IN TANGIBLE SOLUTIONS.

A LOT OF THIS IS PLACATING THE ACTUAL PURPOSE.

SO THANK YOU TO THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY AND STAFF WHO ARE DEDICATED TO MAKING THIS ISSUE PREVALENT AND ACTUALLY CREATING TANGIBLE ACTION.

AS FAR AS THE WORK THAT CU BOULDER IN PARTICULAR HAS BEEN FOCUSING ON CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO FORCE, WHICH WILL RESULT IN AN OVERSIGHT BOARD BEING CREATED AS OF JANUARY TWENTY TWENTY ONE, AT LEAST BY THE COMMITMENT OF POLICE CHIEF DOREEN JOKERST.

THE SAME CANNOT BE SAID FOR THE BOULDER POLICE BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE DIRECT JURISDICTION OVER THEM. HOWEVER, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE BOULDER POLICE HAVE BEEN THE PRIMARY PROBLEM IN VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR.

SO WITH THAT SAID, I THINK THAT PRETTY MUCH WRAPS UP MY REPORT.

I'D LIKE TO ECHO ONCE MORE BEFORE I CLOSE THAT THE ICSF AND EVERY SINGLE CAMPUS IN THE CU SYSTEM IS PAYING ATTENTION.

EVERYBODY IS UNIFIED.

BOULDER HAS BEEN TAKING A LEAD ON SOME OF THESE INITIATIVES AND WE WILL NOT REST THIS YEAR UNTIL WE GET THE SOLUTIONS THAT EACH CAMPUS REQUIRES IN MULTIPLE AREAS.

THANK YOU. QUESTIONS, COMMENTS? CHAIR GALLEGOS, CAN I MAKE ONE COMMENT? SURE. I AM NOT AWARE OF ANY ATTEMPT TO SILENCE ANY STUDENTS ON A DACA RESOLUTION AND I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF AN EFFORT TO DO THAT.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS REPORT IS REFERRING TO.

I WILL TRY TO FIND OUT.

BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE'RE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SILENCING OUR STUDENTS.

CHANCELLOR ELLIMAN AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE SCREENSHOTS OF THE FOUR EMAILS SENT TO YOUR STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES FROM YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

THANK YOU. THAT'LL BE HELPFUL. THANK YOU.

APPRECIATE IT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS? I JUST WANT TO THANK OUR ICSF CHAIR.

I WOULD ECHO YOUR SENTIMENTS IN THAT THIS YEAR HAS BEEN I'VE SEEN THE MOST ENGAGEMENT FROM OUR STUDENT LEADERSHIP TO THE CORE THAT I HAVE IN MY TENURE.

AND AS A FORMER ICSF CHAIR MYSELF, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP THE ENGAGEMENT HIGH AND CONTINUE TO SHARE THE VOICES OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL. ANYONE ELSE? LIKE TO THANK OUR GOVERNANCE LEADERS, GREAT REPORTS AND APPRECIATE YOUR ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP FOR THE ENTIRE UNIVERSITY.

MOVING ON.

CONSENT AGENDA.

[E. 2:45 p.m. CONSENT AGENDA]

SHOULD BE A PRETTY EASY DEAL TO GO THROUGH.

DO I HAVE,DO I SEE A MOTION? I'D LIKE TO YES, CHAIR GALLEGOS I'D LIKE TO MOVE THAT WE VOTE AN APPROVAL OF E ITEMS ONE THROUGH SEVEN.

SUE ARE THOSE ALL THE ITEMS? I'M SORRY,CORRECT. YES, IT IS.

I WILL SECOND THAT. SO WE HAVE A MOTION BY REGENT SHARKEY AND A SECOND BY REGENT KROLL TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE. ALL OPPOSED, SAY NAY.

[01:50:05]

OK, GREAT, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO OUR GOVERNANCE REPORT AND THAT IS

[F. 2:50 p.m. BOARD OF REGENTS DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

VICE PRESIDENT SMITH, VICE CHAIR SMITH AND REGENT SHARKEY AND SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT REGENTS, TWO THINGS.

ONE, DO YOU WANT TO TAKE A BREAK AFTER THIS SECTION OR DO YOU WANT TO JUST KEEP GOING? SO THAT'S SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT AND YOU CAN LET US KNOW AT THE END OF THIS SESSION.

AND SECONDLY, WE HAVE A REGENTS GENERAL SESSION, WHICH IS 30 MINUTES AT THE END OF THE DAY. AND IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THAT, WE CERTAINLY CAN.

IF YOU THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TOO LONG IN SESSION, WE CAN CERTAINLY PUT THAT OFF TO A DIFFERENT TIME.

SO THINK ABOUT THAT ONE AS WELL.

SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO VICE CHAIR SMITH AND REGENT SHARKEY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

SO ON AUGUST 4TH, WE HAD A JOINT MEETING OF THE GOVERNANCE AND UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEES. BOY, IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER AGO SO MUCH HAS BEEN HAPPENING THIS SUMMER.

WE HEARD FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ON THEIR PLANS REGARDING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND HOW THE CHANCELLORS ARE ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES ON THEIR CAMPUSES.

AND TODAY, WE HEARD FROM SOME OF THE CHANCELLORS REGARDING THEIR PLANS.

THE REPORT FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING SUMMARIZES THE WORK THE ADMINISTRATION IS CURRENTLY DOING IN THIS AREA, BUT ALSO ADDRESSES WAYS IN WHICH THE BOARD OF REGENTS WILL HOLD THE ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS WORK AND BOTH DURING THE PUBLIC SESSION OR PUBLIC INPUT, AS WELL AS FROM ISAIAH CHAVOUS.

WE'RE HEARING LOUD AND CLEAR THAT THERE IS STRONG INTEREST AND DESIRE, THAT WE REALLY MOVE THE NEEDLE ON THE DEI WORK THAT WE WILL BE DOING IN THE NEXT YEAR.

THE JOINT COMMITTEE REPORT INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS ON ACCOUNTABILITY, ENGAGEMENT AND OTHER WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN ENSURE THAT ALL OUR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF FEEL WELCOME, APPRECIATED AND RESPECTED AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG.

SOME OF THE ONGOING PROJECTS THAT ARE ADDRESSING DEI INCLUDE FOCUS ON THE PRESENCE OF DIVERSITY IN STUDENT, STAFF AND FACULTY POPULATIONS, AND CAMPUS PROGRAMMATIC EFFORTS TO SUPPORT DEI.

THE RECOGNITION OF NATIVE LANDS.

FOCUS ON GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES, THE DIVERSITY MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND PAY EQUITY.

I WANT TO REITERATE THAT THERE IS A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE ON DEI AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO SHIRK FROM THAT. THESE CHALLENGES ARE BEING ADDRESSED OVER THE COURSE OF MULTIPLE YEARS AND WE HAVE TO BE IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL.

IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN QUICKLY.

NOW, I'D LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES THAT THE BOARD HAS PUT IN PLACE TO KEEP APPRISED OF PROGRESS IN THE AREAS ADDRESSED AT THE JOINT MEETING.

AT THE OCTOBER 21ST GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER COOK WILL DISCUSS NATIVE LAND RECOGNITION AND UPDATE US ON ONGOING EFFORTS IN THIS AREA.

AT THE NOVEMBER 12 BOARD MEETING, THERE WILL BE A PRESENTATION WITH INFORMATION ON GRADUATION AND RETENTION RATES, AS WELL AS STUDENT STAFF AND FACULTY DIVERSITY DATA, WHICH WILL INCLUDE HISTORICAL RESULTS AND COMPARISON TO PEER INSTITUTIONS.

WE NEED TO SEE WHERE WE STAND RIGHT NOW AND HOW WE IMPLEMENT PRACTICES TO INCREASE RETENTION AND THEN MEASURE THAT FOR LATER DOWN THE ROAD.

AT THE APRIL 8TH BOARD MEETING, THE STRATEGIC PLAN WORKING GROUPS WILL APPRISE THE BOARD OF THEIR GOALS AND SUGGESTED ACTION STEPS.

THERE WILL THEN BE BREAKOUT GROUPS TO DISCUSS THE GOALS.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, WE ARE GOING TO BE DIGGING INTO THIS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND I WILL NOW TURN IT OVER TO REGENT SHARKEY TO REPORT OUT HER SEGMENT.

THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR SMITH.

PART OF THE DISCUSSION OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING WAS REVIEWING HOW THE SYSTEM'S

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STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORTS INTEGRATE DEI.

AND SPECIFICALLY, DEI IS ONE OF THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORT.

THE RESULTS OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING, INCLUDING DEI, WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE BOARD RETREAT IN JULY.

THE DEI STRATEGIC PLANNING EFFORT, INVOLVES WORKING GROUPS ON EACH CAMPUS WITH THE CHAIRS OF THOSE WORKING GROUPS SUPPORTED BY CHIEF DIVERSITY OFFICER THEODOSIA COOK.

AND AS STATED BY CHAIR SMITH, THE BOARD WILL HEAR THE MAJOR RESULTS FROM THIS EFFORT AT THE APRIL 8TH BOARD MEETING.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE UNIVERSITY HAS HAD A VARIETY OF DEI RELATED EFFORTS IN THE PAST, AND WE ARE, AS VICE CHAIR SMITH SAID WE WILL CONTINUE WITH THOSE EFFORTS.

THIS WILL TAKE TIME.

AND I HOPE THAT SOME WILL HAVE PATIENCE, ALTHOUGH I THINK PATIENCE IS RUNNING OUT.

BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE DO, WE DO RIGHT IN A VERY THOUGHTFUL AND THOROUGH WAY. AND THE JOINT COMMITTEE MADE IT CLEAR, WHILE THAT THERE IS MUCH WORK TO DO, THE BOARD WILL BE MONITORING THE METRICS AND HOLDING THE ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE.

THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL FOCUS AT LEAST THREE MEETINGS THIS YEAR ON TOPICS SUPPORTING DEI.

ONE OF THOSE MEETINGS WE'VE ALREADY HAD.

AND I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT IN MY UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE REPORT HERE IN A LITTLE BIT. AND I'M REALLY EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT THIS AND TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE WHAT TOOK PLACE IN THAT MEETING.

BUT THAT WAS A FOCUS ON HIGHER EDUCATION FOR COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR INMATES AND I SHOULD SAY, NOT OUR DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IN INMATE EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR INMATE POPULATION.

THE DETAILS OF THAT MEETING ARE IN AND AS I SAID, I'LL BE PRESENTING MORE ABOUT THAT HERE IN A LITTLE BIT.

THAT MEETING IS ALREADY LEADING TO A FOLLOW UP.

MEETINGS WITH THAT ARE GOING TO INCREASES CU'S ENGAGEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND INMATE POPULATION.

THEN OUR OCTOBER 15TH UNIVERSITY'S AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING WILL FOCUS ON STANDARDIZED TESTING, SUCH AS THE ACP AND SAP AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS.

THIS HAS BEEN A VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT MORE SPECIFICALLY TO REGENT KROLL. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE REGENT KROLL WANTING TO BRING THIS FORWARD TO OUR UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING.

SO WE WILL BE DOING THAT ON OCTOBER 15TH.

AND WE'RE GOING TO EXPLORE THE CURRENT COLORADO REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT ON STANDARDIZED TESTS, THE EVIDENCE ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THOSE ASSESSMENTS AND PREDICTING SUCCESS AT CU AND THE RESEARCH EXPLORING POTENTIAL BIASES IN THESE TESTS.

THEN IN OUR JANUARY 6TH UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS MEETING, WE'RE GOING TO EXPLORE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM AND HOW THAT PARTNERSHIP CAN SUPPORT GREATER ACCESS TO CU FOR A DIVERSE POPULATION OF COLORADO CITIZENS.

AND THAT IS THE CONCLUSION OF OUR JOINT COMMITTEE REPORT.

AND WE'LL BE HAVING OUR SEPARATE COMMITTEE REPORTS HERE IN A LITTLE BIT.

THANK YOU. REGENTS, ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS WITH REGARD TO THAT REPORT? I WANT TO THANK THE CHAIRS OF THE RESPECTIVE COMMITTEES FOR TAKING THE TIME AND EVERYBODY WHO PUT IN THE EFFORT.

OBVIOUSLY, IT'S PRETTY UNPRECEDENTED FOR MY TIME ON THE BOARD TO HAVE A JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING LIKE WE DID.

THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUDDING IF WE ARE ABLE TO REALLY TAKE SUSTAINED AND SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT YEAR.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MY COLLEAGUES TO DO THIS.

REGENT SHARKEY YOUR NOTE ABOUT PATIENCE, I THINK I THINK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME, SO WE OWE IT TO THEM TO REALLY COMMIT TO THIS.

AND TO ECHO THE FIRST PUBLIC COMMENT WE HAD WE'VE SEEN SOMETHING PRETTY GREAT ON PAPER TODAY, BUT WE HAVE TO TURN WHAT'S ON PAPER INTO REALITY AND WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING.

I THINK EVEN WHEN THE WORK OF WHAT WE'RE DOING THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR IS COMPLETE, WE WILL ONLY HAVE MOVED SO FAR AND THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE WORK TO BE DONE AT THAT POINT AS WELL.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE A CONTINUOUS EFFORT.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO JOINING MY COLLEAGUES IN PUSHING FORWARD TOGETHER.

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THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL, ANYONE ELSE WITH A COMMENT? I WOULD JUST SAY SOMETHING, GLEN, REAL QUICK.

THIS IS UNUSUAL TO HAVE A JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING, BUT I THINK IT'S A GOOD MODEL.

WE COME FROM DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE AISLE AND SUE AND I WORKED TOGETHER QUITE WELL AND REACHING OUT TO OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE COMMITTEE.

IT WAS A LOT OF WORK TO GET IT ORGANIZED AND GET INPUT.

BUT SO IT WAS GREAT TO WORK WITH YOU AND THANK YOU.

I FEEL THE SAME WAY REGENT SMITH.

IT WAS A LOT OF WORK AND IT WAS WORTHWHILE WORK.

AND I SUPPOSE ANYTHING WORTHWHILE DOES TAKE TIME AND A COMMITMENT AND, YOU KNOW, CHANGE IS HARD AND WE'RE GOING THROUGH CHANGES RIGHT NOW AND IT'S UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT WE'RE DOING IT. AND THE BEST PART OF THIS IS TO BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER AS A DEMOCRAT AND A REPUBLICAN AND BE ABLE TO PUT THOSE POLITICAL OPINIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES TO THE SIDE AND LOOK TO FIND ANSWERS AND SOLUTIONS.

THE COLLABORATION, THE TEAMWORK THAT YOU AND I HAVE SHARED HAS REALLY BEEN TERRIFIC.

AND IT'S BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME.

AND I THANK YOU, LESLEY, FOR THAT.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

GREAT, I WOULD THINK BOTH OF YOU AS WELL, FOR THE TIME THAT YOU SPENT ON THIS COMMITTEE TOGETHER FOR BEING THE CHAIRS OF THOSE COMMITTEES AND, YOU KNOW, IF THERE IS A LOT THERE AND ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS READ IT AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH WHAT REGENT KROLL SAID.

AND LET'S FIND THE RIGHT ANSWERS HERE.

YOU KNOW. AND LET'S NOT WAIT A LONG TIME AND DOING THAT.

AND I THINK THEY'LL BE RIGHT ANSWERS FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED, STUDENTS OF COLOR AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE. AND THAT'S THE RIGHT ANSWER.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THAT YOU SPENT ON THAT.

I THINK WE HAVE SOMETHING TO WORK ON AS WELL.

AND PRESIDENT KENNEDY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND THEADOSIA AND THE OTHER PEOPLE THAT PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO THIS EFFORT.

AND AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO PUT TIME INTO THIS EFFORT AS WELL.

SO THANKS. GLEN, THIS IS LINDA, A BRIEF COMMENT.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THE BOARD TAKING THIS WORK SERIOUSLY, AND I'M SORRY THAT I WON'T BE ON THE BOARD AND IT WON'T BE A PART OF MANY OF THESE DISCUSSIONS.

BUT I WILL BE WATCHING REMOTELY WHEN I CAN.

I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO WHAT HOLLY THE OTHER STUDENTS AS WELL, TOO, SPOKE ABOUT REAL TALK AND REAL COMMUNICATION AND LISTENING TO THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY WHO WANT AND NEED TO SPEAK TO THIS BOARD OF REGENTS ON THESE TOPICS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, REGENT SHOEMAKER.

ANYONE ELSE WITH A COMMENT? WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.

OUR NEXT ITEM IS THE FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM.

[G. 3:10 p.m. FINANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

COMMITTEE CHAIR KROLL AND VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

THANK YOU, REGENT KROLL, WOULD YOU LIKE TO KICK US OFF OR SHOULD I JUST GET STARTED? HURRY, TODD, HE'S THE LAST ONE.

I NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE GO, AND I THINK HE'S TRYING TO UNMUTE.

OK. OK, GREAT.

THANK YOU SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

SO OUR FIRST AGENDA ITEM.

I DON'T, I AM TRYING TO OPEN THE AGENDA FRANTICALLY, WELL, THE FIRST TIME IS THE CHAIR REPORT.

SO I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WANTED TO THROW UP.

THIS IS MY FAULT. I APOLOGIZE.

OK, I'VE GOT IT PULLED UP AND WE WILL.

GLEN FLOATED OUT THIS IDEA OF A BREAK EARLIER, AND I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

SO I DIDN'T CLEAR MY HEAD ENOUGH TO GET READY FOR THIS.

SO WE'LL JUMP RIGHT IN.

WE CONTINUE, DESPITE OUR CURRENT PERFORMANCE HERE AT THIS MEETING, TO BE ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING MEETINGS YOU CAN ATTEND AS A REGENT OR AS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC PUBLIC, WE MET BACK ON AUGUST 20TH.

WE TYPICALLY DIVIDE OUR MEETINGS INTO A COUPLE OF PORTIONS, CAPITAL, CONSTRUCTION AND THEN FINANCE. THE FIRST THING WE DID WAS APPROVE THE COMMITTEE WORK PLAN.

I HOPE THAT YOU ALL HAVE TAKEN A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THAT IN

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IT CONTINUES TO BE A GREAT COLLABORATION BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE VICE CHAIR OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, WHO IS UNFORTUNATELY NOT WITH US TODAY, HEIDI GANAHL.

REGENT GANAHL.

THE PACKED AGENDA FOR THE YEAR.

A LOT TO LOOK AT.

AND WE ALSO LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING NEW REGENTS ONTO THE COMMITTEE IN JANUARY AS WELL.

SO HOPEFULLY, IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE REGENT CANDIDATES AND YOU WILL LIKELY BE JOINING THE BOARD, YOU WILL COME TO SEEK OUT THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WHEN YOU JOIN US IN JANUARY.

THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION MEETING WAS A PORTION OF THE MEETING WAS REALLY DENOTED BY CONTINUED SUCCESS ON OUR CAMPUSES.

SO BIG SHOUT OUT TO EVERYBODY ON THE CAMPUSES WHO CONTINUE DESPITE THE HEADWINDS THAT WE'RE FACING WITH COVID TO MOVE OUR CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS FORWARD WHERE APPROPRIATE. AND I KNOW THAT WE'VE ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO STOP AND REASSESS SOME PROJECTS. ONE PROJECT THAT TOOK A CHANGE, I THINK, BUT WE'RE EXCITED FOR IS THE TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT ADDITION TO THE ENGINEERING BUILDING THAT WE APPROVED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AT UCCS.

AS WE KNOW, THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE ARE OFTEN IN THE FIELDS OF ENGINEERING.

AND SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO GIVE OUR CAMPUS AT UCCS ADDITIONAL CAPACITY IN ENGINEERING.

AND THIS WILL ALSO ACCOMMODATE THEIR CYBER SECURITY PROGRAMS. AND WE WILL NEED TO PUT IN ALL THE EFFORT WE CAN TO HELP REGENT HILL AND VENKAT REDDY, CHANCELLOR REDDY DOWN THERE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE RAISE ENOUGH MONEY TO SEE THAT PROJECT THROUGH TO FRUITION.

DURING THE FINANCE PORTION OF THE MEETING, WE WERE VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE CHAD UPDATE US ON THE CARES ACT FUNDING THAT WE'VE RECEIVED.

AND WE ALSO HEARD FROM THE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY, WHICH I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT FROM TODAY AS WELL.

SO I WON'T PREVIEW TOO MUCH OF THAT.

WE APPRECIATE THE BOULDER CAMPUS REPRESENTATIVES.

NOT ONLY DID CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER PATRICK O'ROURKE JOIN US, BUT ALSO CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CARLA CHALLENGES THEY'RE FACING THERE.

WE'VE ASKED THEM TO COME BACK AND GIVE US SOME FURTHER UPDATES ONCE WE HAVE SOME CLARITY AROUND WHAT A POTENTIAL SPRING SEASON COULD LOOK LIKE OR ONCE WE HAVE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF OUR OF OUR FINANCIAL CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE FISCAL YEAR.

AND THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST, VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN UPDATED US ON THE ADDITIONAL FIVE MILLION DOLLARS THAT THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AND THE CU FOUNDATION WORK TO SET ASIDE FOR STUDENTS FACING FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS AS A RESULT OF COVID.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR HOW THAT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS HAS BEEN DISBURSED AND TRACK THAT WITH THE HELP OF OUR CAMPUSES.

SO THANKS TO ALL THE CAMPUSES AS WELL ON THAT FRONT WHO ARE IMPLEMENTING A REALLY SOLID PROCESS. AND OF COURSE, IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN JOINING US AT OUR NEXT FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING, WE'RE GOING TO MEET ON OCTOBER TWENTY FIRST.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE AN EXCITING TIME.

SO THANK YOU. AND THAT'S THE CHAIR'S REPORT.

TODD, DO YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING TO THAT? SOUNDED GREAT. THANK YOU.

TO DO THE ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY FIRST? WE ARE. SO RICH WOBBEKIND AND BRIAN LEWANDOWSKI ARE WITH US FROM THE LEEDS BUSINESS SCHOOL. AND THEY, EVERY OTHER YEAR THEY UPDATE OUR ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY.

AND WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THEY DO FOR ON BEHALF OF OUR OUR OFFICE AND.

AND THEY ARE HERE TO WALK US THROUGH THAT STUDY, AND I KNOW WE'RE A LITTLE BIT BEHIND SCHEDULE, MR. CHAIRMAN, AND SO WE WILL.

I LET THEM KNOW AND SO THEY'LL TRY TO KEEP IT MOVING, AND I WILL TOO.

YOU SHARE THE SCREEN WITH ME.

YOU ARE. YOU'RE IN CHARGE.

OK, SO I CAN SHARE MY SCREEN AND I'M GOING TO PULL THIS UP.

AND YOU SHOULD SEE IT.

DO WE SEE IT? YES.

ALL GOOD. YEP.

OK, SO AS MENTIONED BY REGENT KROLL AND TODD SALIMAN DID A VERY NICE PRESENTATION OF THIS REPORT LAST TIME FOR THE FINANCE GROUP.

I'LL JUST TRY TO DO THIS VERY QUICKLY.

ITEM NUMBER ONE, THE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BUSINESS RESEARCH DIVISION SINCE JANUARY IS BRIAN LEWANDOWSKI.

AND HE WAS THE POINT PERSON ON THIS.

WE'RE ALSO VERY THANKFUL TO BE WORKING WITH TODD AND IT MAKES IT SO MUCH EASIER TO HAVE A POINT PERSON IN AND THEM FEEDING US THE DATA.

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IT'S ANONYMOUS, BUT IT'S A BY CAMPUS AND BY LOCATION OF EMPLOYEE AND SO ON AND MAKES THIS SO MUCH MORE ACCURATE.

SO JUST A LITTLE BIT OF QUICK BACKGROUND ON THAT.

SO THIS THE NEXT TWO SLIDES HIGHLIGHT THE KEY FINDINGS AND THE KEY FINDINGS ARE THAT THE UNIVERSITY GENERATED I'M NOT GOING TO READ ALL OF THESE, BUT NINE POINT SEVEN BILLION IN FISCAL YEAR 2019.

THINK YOU ALL HAVE ACCESS TO THE FULL REPORT.

THE SECOND SORT OF KEY FINDING IS THAT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL, THOSE AFFILIATES, AN ADDITIONAL FOUR POINT FIVE BILLION, YOU'LL SEE A TABLE THAT REFERS TO THIS AT THE END, KEY EMPLOYMENT VARIABLE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES IN TOTAL, THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND PLUS ALMOST THIRTY NINE THOUSAND OF THAT TWENTY A LITTLE UNDER TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND ARE FACULTY AND STAFF, TWO POINT ONE BILLION IN SALARIES.

AND THIS CAME UP AT THE FINANCE MEETING LAST TIME.

THIS PUTS THE UNIVERSITY AS THE THIRD LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THE STATE OF COLORADO.

WE CHECKED THE DATA.

THE DATA IS I CAN'T TELL YOU THE OTHER TWO ARE BECAUSE WE HAVE CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATE ON LOOKING AT THE EMPLOYMENT DATA.

BUT WE ARE THE THIRD LARGEST EMPLOYER IN THAT SPACE, FOUR POINT SIX BILLION IN REVENUE.

YOU CAN SEE THE STUDENT IN VISITOR SPENDING.

WE'RE GOING TO HIT SOME SLIDES TO THAT VERY QUICKLY AT THE END.

AND THEN THE ECONOMIC IMPACT BY CAMPUS, YOU SEE BELOW THEIR FOUR POINT TWO BILLION FOR BOULDER, THREE POINT NINE FOR CU AND AND THE SPRINGS AT FIVE NINETY ONE.

AND THEN A COUPLE OF OTHER.

JUST SORT OF QUICK COMMENTS BEFORE LOOKING AT A FEW SLIDES.

IMPACT IS DRIVEN FROM OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, CONSTRUCTION AND STUDENT VISITOR SPENDING, AND IT INDICATES IN THIS SLIDE YOU'LL SEE HOW BROADLY THE INCOME IS SORT OF SPREAD FROM THE FOUR CAMPUSES IN THE STATE GEOGRAPHIC SPREAD, IF YOU WILL.

I CLEARLY THINK IT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF OUR ONE INSTITUTION IN TERMS OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF ONE POINT TWO BILLION IN RESEARCH ALONE.

THIS THE RESEARCH FUNCTION, AS TODD MENTIONED TO THE FINANCE GROUP LAST MONTH, WOULD PLACE US AS THE TWENTIETH LARGEST EMPLOYER JUST IN THE RESEARCH FUNCTION.

SO IT GIVES YOU AN IDEA OF HOW MUCH WE'RE DOING AND CREATING AND CONTRIBUTING.

IF WE WERE TO DO SOMETHING THAT WE'RE TREATING THE UNIVERSITY AS A BUSINESS, WE'RE NOT TRYING TO ASSESS THE SOCIETAL IMPACT, WE THINK IF WE PUT THOSE NUMBERS TOGETHER, THEY WOULD BE MUCH GREATER. SO THAT'S SORT OF ONE OTHER SORT OF PIECE.

AND THEN IMPACTS, IMPORTANTLY, ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE STUDY INCLUDE ARE WE DON'T ASSESS THE ALUMNI IMPACT, ALTHOUGH THAT MIGHT BE OF INTEREST.

THE FOOTBALL AND CONFERENCE IMPACTS WE DO NOT ASSESS AND WE AGAIN HAVE A SLIDE ADDRESSING TECH TRANSFER, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THAT IN THE ACTUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY.

SO THOSE ARE THINGS TO SORT OF PONDER AS WE GO FORWARD.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE IMPACT, CERTAINLY WE'RE ABOUT STUDENTS AS A UNIVERSITY AND THIS SHOWS THE TOTAL ENROLLMENTS BY CAMPUS.

AND OBVIOUSLY A BIG PART OF THE IMPACT THAT WE GENERATE COMES FROM STUDENT TUITION DOLLARS. SO YOU CAN SEE THE VARIOUS CHUNKS HERE FOR BOULDER, DENVER, UCCS AND ANSCHUTZ AS WE LOOK AT THE SCALE.

BUT YOU CAN SEE THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT NUMBERS AND OF COURSE, HITTING IN TWENTY NINETEEN.

THE STUDY WAS COMPLETED DURING THE LAST FISCAL YEAR OF THE UNIVERSITY, BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT JUST UNDER SEVENTY THOUSAND IN TERMS OF ENROLLMENT.

WHEN WE LOOK AT OPERATIONS AND EXPENSES, I'M SURE MANY OF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THIS SERVING ON THE BOARD OR LOOKING INTO POTENTIALLY SERVING AS A REGENT GOING FORWARD.

BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT, AGAIN, REVENUES SCATTERED AMONG FOUR MAJOR CATEGORIES, HEALTH SERVICES, STUDENT TUITION BEING A BIG PIECE AND THEN GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AND THEN ALL OTHER THINGS FALL INTO THIS, INTO THE OTHER CATEGORY.

BUT THE STATE APPROPRIATIONS OF TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION IN THAT PARTICULAR FISCAL YEAR, AGAIN, WE KNOW THE BACK STORY AND I WILL NOT BELABOR THIS ON

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CARERS ACT BACK FILL AND WHAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH AS A LEADERSHIP GROUP GOING FORWARD.

TOTAL EMPLOYMENT BY CAMPUS.

THE LEFT HAND BIGGER CIRCLE INCLUDES THE STUDENTS AND THE FACULTY AND STAFF.

THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS JUST BREAKING IT UP BY GROUP, FACULTY AND STAFF ON THE TOP, STUDENT WORKERS ON THE BOTTOM.

BUT YOU CAN SEE AGAIN, THE DISTRIBUTION ACROSS THE CAMPUSES AND WHO'S USING WHAT, IF YOU WILL, AND THE SYSTEM OFFICE IS IN THERE AS WELL.

I SHOULD POINT THAT OUT.

THE LITTLE SLIVERS ARE THE SYSTEM OFFICE IN TERMS OF THE EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS.

AND THIS IS THE ONE I WANTED TO SORT OF EMPHASIZE WITH MY OPENING COMMENT ABOUT GEOGRAPHICALLY RESIDENCE SPREAD OF EMPLOYEES.

AND AGAIN, THIS IS LOOKING AT THIS DOWN BELOW.

EMPLOYEES HAVE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS ON THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS, OF COURSE, WE'RE LOOKING AT WITH THESE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS IS IF THEY DON'T HIT WHAT WE'RE HOPING THEY'RE GOING TO HIT, IT'S GOING TO HAVE DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITIES, THE SPECIFIC COMMUNITIES.

BOULDER, COLORADO SPRINGS, DENVER.

SO YOU ARE GOING TO GET ECONOMIC IMPACT PIECES FROM THAT.

AND I'M GOING TO ADDRESS THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE IN JUST A QUICK MINUTE.

BUT YOU CAN SEE AGAIN, LOOKING BY MSA HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE RESIDING IN EACH MSA AND WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM. SO THAT'S NOT SURPRISINGLY, THE UPPER LEFT HAND BOX.

YOU SEE THE BOULDER MSA, THERE ARE FIVE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE CU BOULDER EMPLOYEES IN THE BOULDER MSA.

BUT THOSE BOULDER EMPLOYEES, IF YOU GO ACROSS THE LINE, ARE ALSO IN COLORADO SPRINGS, DENVER AND OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE THAT ARE NON MSAS.

SO YOU SEE THE DISTRIBUTION, IF YOU WILL, GOING FROM LEFT TO RIGHT OF EACH OF THE CAMPUSES. SO NOT SURPRISINGLY, CU ANSCHUTZ, FOR EXAMPLE, NINE THOUSAND EMPLOYEES IN DENVER AND THEN BUT OVERALL, THEY HAVE PEOPLE ALSO IN BOULDER, COLORADO SPRINGS AND OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. SO THE PREPONDERANCE OF EMPLOYEES ARE IN THE BOULDER, COLORADO SPRINGS OR DENVER MSA.

BUT YOU ALSO HAVE ANOTHER TWO THOUSAND PLUS RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THOSE THREE MSA IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE. CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, OBVIOUSLY, WE TRACK THIS AND THEY HAVE AN IMPACT AS THEY'RE BEING BUILT, BUT BUT WHAT I GUESS MOST LIKE TO EMPHASIZE FROM THIS SLIDE IS YOU CAN THINK OF THIS FROM A BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE AS CAPEX, SO ARE INVESTING IN BUILDINGS AND INFRASTRUCTURE.

THIS WILL LEAD TO A ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES IN TERMS OF LAB EQUIPMENT OR CLASSROOM EQUIPMENT OR ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

SO THERE'LL BE ADDITIONAL ECONOMIC IMPACT ONCE THE CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ARE DONE. BUT THEN ULTIMATELY THEY'RE GOING TO LEAD TO FUTURE OUTPUT FOR THE UNIVERSITY, GOING TO LEAD TO MORE STUDENTS BEING EDUCATED OR MORE RESEARCH WORK BEING ACCOMPLISHED.

SO WE'RE REALLY THIS IS THE INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE, EVEN THOUGH IT SHOWS UP AS SORT OF A ONE TIME IMPACT IN THE STUDIES ANNUALLY.

IT IS REALLY BUILDING THAT CAPACITY TO PRODUCE OVER THE LONG HAUL.

SO VERY IMPORTANT PART OF IF YOU THINK OF A BUSINESS.

AGAIN, WE DO HAVE VISITOR AND STUDENT SPENDING INCLUDED AND NON ATHLETIC EVENTS, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER. BUT WE DO MAKE ESTIMATES BASED ON SURVEYS THAT ARE DONE BY THE UNIVERSITY ON HOW MUCH STUDENT SPENDING OCCURS AND WHAT ITS IMPACT IS BY CAMPUS.

SO YOU SEE THAT AND ALSO VISITORS TO THE CAMPUSES, AGAIN, ALLOCATED BY CAMPUS.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS PICTURE, OBVIOUSLY THE STUDENT SPENDING BEYOND THE TUITION, IT CAN BE VERY MUCH OUT IN THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF RENTING APARTMENTS OR SPENDING MONEY ON GROCERIES OR RESTAURANTS.

ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS ARE VERY OFTEN BEYOND THE SPECIFIC, YOU KNOW, BEYOND THE SPECIFIC CAMPUSES.

THIS IS OCCURRING OFF OF THE CAMPUSES AND DIRECTLY OUT OF THE COMMUNITIES.

ALUMNI. WE DON'T MAYBE THE FINAL NOT THE FINAL TWO SLIDES, NOT THE ONE WITH THE QUESTIONS, BUT THE MAYBE THE PENULTIMATE SLIDE AND THE ONE THAT PRECEDES IT.

YES. THIS ECONOMIC IMPACT AND THE HUMANITIES.

AND JUST ASK YOU TO COVER THESE TWO AND THEN WE CAN HAVE TIME FOR MAYBE ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS BEFORE WE NEED TO MOVE ON.

OK, NO PROBLEM. I UNDERSTAND YOU'RE RUNNING BEHIND.

SO THIS IS AS DESCRIBED THE PENULTIMATE SLIDE IN TERMS OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OVER ON THE

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RIGHT HAND SIDE.

IN THE FIFTH SIXTH LINE ACROSS IS THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO IMPACT WITHOUT THE AFFILIATED HOSPITALS.

AND THAT IS JUST UNDER 10 BILLION, NINE POINT SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS OUTPUT IN MILLIONS ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.

ALSO, AS YOU GO FURTHER DOWN, YOU CAN SEE ADDING THE AFFILIATES IN ANSCHUTZ CAMPUS HOSPITAL IMPACT.

THE OVERALL IMPACT RISES TO 14 JUST UNDER FOURTEEN POINT TWO BILLION.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS, DIRECT AND SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR INCOME, AND WE'RE GENERATING THE RESULTS OFF OF THAT.

AND IN THIS PROCESS, OF COURSE.

WELL, I'LL JUST SAY THAT I'LL LEAVE IT TO THE LAST SLIDE.

SO THIS ALLOCATES AGAIN ACROSS THE MSAS WHERE THE IMPACT OF THE UNIVERSITY IS.

THE LARGEST, OF COURSE, IS THE DENVER MSA.

BOULDER MSA HAPPENS TO BE THE SECOND LARGEST IMPACT.

AND THE SPRINGS, THE THIRD.

WHILE IT'S I GUESS IT'S NICE JUST TO SPEAK TO BOULDER FOR JUST A SHORT MOMENT, THAT'S A PRETTY BIG IMPACT IN RELATIVELY SMALL MSA.

BUT IT ALSO MAKES THE BOULDER MSA MORE SENSITIVE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AS A BIGGER PART OF ITS ECONOMY.

AND RIGHT NOW, OF COURSE, HISTORICALLY, THE UNIVERSITY ACROSS THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN A STABILIZER IN ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS.

BUT THIS TIME AROUND, IT'S NOT THE SAME WITH, YOU KNOW, ISSUES ON ENROLLMENTS AND ALL OF THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS.

SO WE ARE MULTIPLIERS WORK BEAUTIFULLY, BUT THEY WORK IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, UNFORTUNATELY.

SO LESS SPENDING MEANS LESS INCOME.

AND IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE WATCHING VERY, VERY CLOSELY IN TERMS OF THE VARIOUS ECONOMIES AND HOW OUR ENROLLMENTS HOLD UP.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL CONCLUDE REGENT KROLL.

AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, BRIAN AND I ARE HAPPY TO TAKE THOSE QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, HEARING, HEARING NO QUESTIONS, I WANT TO THANK YOU BOTH AGAIN FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS AND CONTINUING TO PRODUCE THIS EVERY OTHER YEAR.

I KNOW THAT IT'S A GREAT TOOL FOR US AS WE ARE ADVOCATES FOR THE UNIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS BOTH AT THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVELS.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK.

AND IT IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR ALL OF US HERE AT CU.

WITH THAT, WE WILL GO TO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA, WHICH IS A PRELIMINARY ENROLLMENT REPORT FROM VICE PRESIDENT SALIMAN.

THANK YOU. I'M GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN.

OH, GREAT. I WAS HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF A HARD TIME ADVANCING SLIDES EARLIER TODAY, SO I'M NOT GOING TO TRY TO DO THAT AND I'M JUST GOING TO USE THIS FORMAT.

YES. OK.

ALL RIGHT. SO THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN WE PROVIDE THE ENROLLMENT UPDATE TO ALL THE TO THE REGENTS. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REPORT THAT RICH AND BRIAN PRESENTED AT THE LAST LITTLE SEGMENT.

THIS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.

SO OBVIOUSLY, THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE ENROLLMENT REPORT IS IT'S GOOD TO SEE EVERY YEAR, BUT IT'S PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT THIS YEAR SINCE WE'VE BEEN IN A SOMEWHAT UNSTABLE SITUATION FOR ENROLLMENT THROUGH DROUGHT THROUGHOUT COLORADO AND THE COUNTRY.

SO JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK OVERVIEW POINTS WE ARE AT CU BOULDER CURRENT PROJECTIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LOWER, ARE LOWER THAN WHAT WE HAVE BEEN PROJECTING BACK IN JUNE.

AND THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT AT CU BOULDER'S GOING TO BE ABOUT TWO PERCENT LOWER THAN WHAT WAS THE CASE IN JUNE, INCLUDING A DECREASE IN INCOMING FRESHMEN.

AND I'LL BE PROVIDING SPECIFIC NUMBERS ON THESE IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES.

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CU DENVER. THE JUNE PROJECTIONS INCLUDED A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE IN TUITION REVENUE AS SLATED FOR ALL THE CAMPUSES OF FALL ENROLLMENT AT CU DENVER SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN WHAT THEY HAD BUDGETED IN JUNE.

BUT COMING IN PRETTY CLOSE TO BUDGET AND AS WE HAVE SEEN ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES, GRADUATE STUDENT ENROLLMENT IS DOING PRETTY WELL.

BUT WE ARE SEEING REDUCTIONS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT.

AND UCCS HAD BEEN PROJECTING A VERY SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN THEIR BUDGET AND IN THEIR ENROLLMENT, THEY'RE STILL GOING TO BE EXPERIENCING A REDUCTION, BUT THEY'RE BUT NOT QUITE AS BIG AS WHAT THEY HAD BEEN EXPECTING.

AND SO THAT'S GOOD NEWS THAT UCCS IS COMING IN BETTER COMPARED TO WHAT THEY HAD BEEN PROJECTING BACK IN JUNE.

CU ANSCHUTZ IS.

I HAVE A QUESTION, BUT LOOKING AT PERCENT REDUCTIONS.

BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT STUDENT CREDIT HOURS, THIRTEEN POINT ONE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL JUNE ESTIMATES. THAT'S THAT'S A HARD COMPARISON FOR ME TO MAKE.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THAT MEAN WE'RE UP TWO PERCENT.

THREE PERCENT? REGENT GALLEGOS.

CAN I ANSWER THAT WHEN I GET TO THE TABLES? I THINK THAT THEY ANSWER THAT QUESTION MORE EASILY THAN THE THAN THE BULLETS.

I JUST I JUST WANT ACCURATE COMPARISONS FROM CAMPUS TO CAMPUS.

YEP. AND SO WE'LL HAVE THOSE FOR YOU.

THE CU ANSCHUTZ AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, IS PRETTY MUCH THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCING SOME FLUCTUATIONS, AT CU ANSCHUTZ ALSO, BUT THEIR ENROLLMENT IS PRETTY STABLE COMPARED TO THEIR BUDGET. AS WE LOOK AHEAD, CU BOULDER, WHERE THERE CONTINUES TO BE UNCERTAINTY AND WE KNOW THAT AND ALL THE CAMPUSES ARE CONTINUING TO FOCUS ON STUDENTS SUCCESS AND RETENTION, BUT WE KNOW THAT THE REDUCED NUMBER OF FRESHMAN STUDENTS IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON ALL OF THE CAMPUSES FOR SEVERAL YEARS, OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE IT'S THE FRESHMAN CLASS.

A SIMILAR CONCERNS AT CU DENVER.

DENVER CONTINUES TO HAVE HAD A LOT OF THE MAJORITY OF THEIR FRESHMAN CLASS ARE MINORITY STUDENTS AND ALMOST HALF OF THEIR IS FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS.

AT UCCS WE'VE ACTUALLY SEEN FIRST TIME STUDENT ENROLLMENTS DOWN BY 12 PERCENT, AND THAT'S SIMILAR AS YOU'LL SEE IN A MINUTE ACROSS ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES, FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT IS DOWN BETWEEN 12 AND 13 PERCENT AT ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

GRADUATE AND GRADUATE MINORITY ENROLLMENT IS UP AT UCCS, AND AT CU ANSCHUTZ YOU MIGHT EXPECT DURING A TIME LIKE THIS, PUBLIC HEALTH ENROLLMENT IS UP WHILE AS UCCS, I'M SORRY IT'S UC ANSCHUTZ SORRY, PUBLIC HEALTH ENROLLMENT IS UP.

AND WE'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS SOME DECLINES IN ENROLLMENT AT THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY AND THAT'S CONTINUING TO BE THE CASE AT CU ANSCHUTZ.

NOW, JUST GETTING INTO THE NUMBERS, WHEN WE LOOK AT CU BOULDER FALL TO FALL, SO THIS IS A CHANGE OVER THE PRIOR YEAR.

CU BOULDER IS DOWN ONE POINT SEVEN PERCENT, TOTAL ENROLLMENT.

AND HERE YOU CAN SEE WHERE CU BOULDER IS DOWN ABOUT TWELVE POINT THREE PERCENT WHEN IT COMES TO FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT.

WHAT'S NOTABLE HERE IS, OF COURSE, THE LARGER DECLINE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT. AND CU BOULDER'S ESSENTIALLY FLAT WHEN IT COMES TO RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT. NOW, WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE IS THAT WHILE NEW RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE FRESHMEN ARE DOWN EIGHT PERCENT, THE CAMPUS IS FLAT WHEN IT COMES TO RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE ENROLLMENT, WHICH SHOWS THAT THE CAMPUS IS DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB WHEN IT COMES TO STUDENT RETENTION.

NOW, WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS COMPARED TO THE JUNE ESTIMATE, SO THIS IS COMPARING THE CURRENT ENROLLMENT NUMBERS THAT THE CAMPUS JUST PROVIDED WITH WHAT THE CAMPUS WAS ESTIMATING BACK IN JUNE WHEN THEY FIRST PRESENTED THEIR BUDGET TO THE REGENTS.

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SO BOULDER IS EXPECTING A TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLAR DIFFERENCE, AND SO THAT'S WHAT THE CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO SPOKE TO EARLIER ABOUT THE NEED TO MAKE ADDITIONAL REDUCTIONS ON THE CAMPUS. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN COMMUNICATED TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY.

AND WHILE IT'S PAINFUL, IT'S ALSO WITHIN THE PLANNING PARAMETERS THAT THE CAMPUS HAD BEEN CONSIDERING. SO, TODD, WE'RE ON SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO STUDENTS, WHICH AMOUNTS TO TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS, SO A LOT OF THOSE STUDENTS ARE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

RIGHT, AND PAY THE HIGHER TUITIONS? THAT'S RIGHT. AND SO YOU CAN SEE RIGHT HERE THAT ABOUT THREE MILLION DOLLARS OF THAT IS FROM A DECLINE, A FURTHER DECLINE FROM WHAT THEY HAD ESTIMATED WHEN IT COMES TO UNDERGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND ABOUT A MILLION WHEN IT COMES TO GRADUATE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.

BUT BY FAR, THAT MEANS.

AND WHEN DO THE SEPTEMBER ESTIMATES BECOME MORE SOLID? SO THESE ARE PRETTY SOLID FOR THE FALL TERM.

THIS IS CENSUS, THIS IS THESE ARE THESE ESTIMATE THESE NUMBERS ARE BASED ON THE AVERAGE THE INITIAL SEPTEMBER CENSUS.

NOW, THAT CENSUS WILL BE FINE TUNED OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, BUT THE NUMBERS WON'T CHANGE TOO MUCH. SO THESE NUMBERS ARE PRETTY SOLID.

SO THEY'RE NOT ESTIMATES.

WELL, THEY'RE. IT'S A PRETTY SOLID ESTIMATION RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE NOT IT'S NOT THE FINAL CENSUS, NO. SO CLEAN UP THE CENSUS NUMBERS, THE CENSUS JUST CAME IN AND SO THE CAMPUS WILL GO THROUGH AND DOUBLE CHECK TO MAKE SURE ALL THE NUMBERS ARE RIGHT.

YOU MIGHT SEE A NUMBER CHANGE A LITTLE BIT HERE AND THERE.

BUT THESE ARE VERY THESE ARE THESE ARE PREDICTABLE NUMBERS.

AND TODD, WE KIND OF GO THROUGH THIS EVERY YEAR, RIGHT, WITH THIS REPORT WE BROUGHT UP RIGHT AGAINST CENSUS.

AND SO, YES, ENROLLMENT FIGURES THAT WE GET, YOU KNOW, THEY KIND OF SETTLED A BIT IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING, BUT THEY DON'T CHANGE MUCH.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION HERE.

THIS IS OVER THE COURSE OF A YEAR, CORRECT? THESE FIGURES, NOT NECESSARILY ONE SEMESTER.

THIS IS ENROLLMENT FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.

AND SO WE'LL DO A SIMILAR.

BUDGET IMPACT IS ESTIMATED OVER A YEAR TIME FRAME.

CORRECT? ASSUMING THOSE STUDENTS RETURN FOR THE SPRING.

THAT'S RIGHT. OK.

THIS IS LINDA, CAN YOU HELP ME UNDERSTAND THE FINAL LINE TOTAL ENROLLMENT IS A LOSS BUDGET IMPACT OF TWENTY FIVE MILLION, BUT THAT NUMBERS ABOVE WOULD ADD UP TO SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN THAT. SO THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

THESE THESE NUMBERS, LINDA, CAN YOU SEE THE CURSOR ON THE SCREEN? YES. OK, SO THOSE TWO NUMBERS ADD UP TO THIS NUMBER AND THESE TWO NUMBERS ADD UP TO THAT NUMBER. GOTCHA.

BUT THEN YOU'VE GOT ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR TOTALS AT THE BOTTOM.

THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT. GOTCHA.

YEAH, YEAH.

IF YOU HAVE IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO SHOW THAT MORE CLEARLY, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, BECAUSE WE'VE TRIED TO YOU KNOW.

YOU COULD CERTAINLY PUT A HEAVIER LINES IN THERE.

I'M SURE SOMEBODY CAN FIGURE THAT OUT.

OK. THANK YOU.

SURE. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON CU BOULDER, AND I KNOW THAT CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO AND PAT ARE HAPPY TO HELP ANSWER QUESTIONS AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE ACTUALLY, DESPITE RESIDENT GROWTH, A NEGATIVE NUMBER THERE, IS THAT DUE TO FEE REVENUES THAT CHANGED OR.

I'M LOOKING AT TOTAL RESIDENT GROWTH, ENROLLMENT CHANGE, POSITIVE 15, BUT THEN THERE'S A NEGATIVE NUMBER THERE. IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE NEGATIVE OR A TYPO.

IT'S NOT A TYPO, BUT I AM NOT EXACTLY SURE WHY THAT'S A NEGATIVE NUMBER, IT'S A GOOD QUESTION. PAT, DO YOU WANT IT OR CARLA YOU WANT TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION? I CAN ANSWER. IT'S JUST IT'S THE COMBINATION OF THE RESIDENT UNDERGRADUATE AND THE RESIDENT GRADUATE AND THE RESIDENT GRADUATE IS LARGELY NEGATIVE.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

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OK, SO WITH THIS, WHEN YOU ADD THIS TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO WHAT THE CAMPUS PRESENTED BACK IN JUNE IN TERMS OF THE EXPECTED SHORTFALL, IT BRINGS THE ENG BUDGET IMPACT COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR TO ABOUT SIXTY SIX MILLION DOLLARS BELOW WHERE THE CAMPUS WAS ON ENG REVENUE FOR THE PRIOR YEAR.

LET'S MOVE ON. ALL RIGHT, SO THESE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS THAT THE CAMPUS IS CONSIDERING FOR BUDGET BALANCING ACTIONS, THESE ARE THINGS THAT THE CAMPUS HAS COMMUNICATED TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE WORKING WITH THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY TO IMPLEMENT THESE THESE ACTIONS. AND CHANCELLOR DISTEFANO SPOKE ABOUT THESE EARLIER.

MOVING ON TO DENVER, SO DENVER ENROLLMENT IS ABOUT ONE POINT ONE PERCENT HIGHER THAN WHAT THEY HAD BEEN ESTIMATED BACK IN JUNE.

AND IN THEIR FRESHMAN ENROLLMENT TOO IS DOWN ALMOST 13 PERCENT.

SO THIS BETWEEN 12 AND 13 PERCENT NUMBER, IT'S VERY CONSISTENT ACROSS THE CAMPUSES.

HERE YOU CAN SEE THE DENVER ENROLLMENT NUMBERS COMPARED TO THEIR BUDGET.

SO THIS COLUMN, IS THE JUNE BUDGET ESTIMATE.

THIS IS WHAT WE PRESENTED TO YOU LAST JUNE AND THESE ARE THE NEW SEPTEMBER NUMBERS.

SO THAT ONE POINT ONE PERCENT INCREASE IN ENROLLMENT AND ENROLLMENT MIX IS GOING TO RESULT IN DENVER HAVING THEIR BUDGET COME IN ABOUT TWO POINT FIVE DOLLARS MILLION HIGHER THAN WHAT THEY HAD ESTIMATED BACK IN JUNE.

SO VERY CLOSE TO WHAT THEY HAD BEEN ESTIMATING IN JUNE.

IT'S BETTER FOR IT TO BE POSITIVE THAN NEGATIVE, OBVIOUSLY.

AND THEN HERE, SO WHILE DENVER WON'T BE TAKING ANY ACTIONS TO BRING THEIR BUDGET INTO BALANCE BECAUSE IT'S ESSENTIALLY A BALANCED, BUT THEY'LL BE MONITORING REVENUES VERY CLOSELY THROUGHOUT THE SEMESTER YEAR.

CU ANSCHUTZ ENROLLMENTS COMING IN SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN WHAT THEY HAD ESTIMATED BACK IN IN JUNE, BUT YOU CAN SEE THAT AND YOU CAN SEE HERE WHAT THE MIX IS LIKE, WHERE THE INCREASES ARE AND WHERE THE CHANGES HAVE BEEN COMPARED TO JUNE.

THE BOTTOM LINE, FOR CU ANSCHUTZ IS THAT THEY'RE COMING IN VERY CLOSE TO BUDGET, ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS BELOW WHAT THEY HAD ESTIMATED BACK IN JUNE.

SO WHILE ANSCHUTZ WAS KIND ENOUGH TO FILL OUT THE BUDGET ALIGNMENT SLIGHT, THEY WON'T BE NEEDING TO DO MUCH BUDGET ALIGNMENT BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY MUCH ON TRACK.

AT UCCS, SO I MENTIONED EARLIER, SO UCCS, COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR, FALL ENROLLMENT IS COMING IN ABOUT THREE PERCENT LOWER THAN WHAT HAD BEEN THE CASE LAST YEAR.

AND FRESHMEN ARE DOWN ABOUT 12 PERCENT.

WHEN WHEN WE LOOK AT UCCS COMPARED TO THEIR JUNE BUDGET, HOWEVER, THEY'RE COMING IN ABOUT FIVE POINT EIGHT PERCENT HIGHER THAN WHAT HAD BEEN BUDGETED BACK IN JUNE, OR ABOUT 14 MILLION DOLLARS HIGHER THAN WHAT THE BUDGETED BACK IN JUNE.

UNFORTUNATELY, UCCS IS STILL GOING TO BE EVEN WITH THAT 14 MILLION DOLLARS COMING IN AHEAD OF AN ESTIMATE BY 14 MILLION DOLLARS ARE STILL HAVING TO DEAL WITH THE BUDGET THAT'S TWENTY THREE MILLION DOLLARS LOWER THAN WHAT THEY HAD IN THE PRIOR YEAR.

AND SO STILL SOME BUDGET CHALLENGES, BUT OBVIOUSLY MUCH BETTER TO BE COMING IN STRONGER.

AND I KNOW THAT'S DUE TO THE HARD WORK OF FACULTY AND STAFF ON CAMPUS WORKING TO RETAIN AND RECRUIT STUDENTS.

SO WHILE REVENUES ARE COMING IN STRONGER UCCS.

THEY'RE TAKING A VERY CONSERVATIVE APPROACH AND WANTING TO GET FURTHER THROUGH THIS TERM JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT REVENUES WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD UP.

AND IF THEY DO, I EXPECT THAT WE'LL HEAR MORE FROM UCCS IN NOVEMBER ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH THOSE ADDITIONAL REVENUES.

BUT FOR THE TIME BEING, WE'RE JUST GOING TO TAKE A CONSERVATIVE APPROACH AND SEE WHAT GOING TO COME.

SO WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

THE FRESHMAN NUMBERS ARE DOWN ON ALL CAMPUSES, IS THAT HAVE YOU DONE ENOUGH WORK YET TO KNOW THAT IF THAT'S A TREND AT UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO OR

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THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF COLORADO? SO WE DON'T HAVE THIS INFORMATION, THE CENSUS INFORMATION THAT WE'RE PRESENTING TO YOU TODAY IS HOT OFF THE PRESS FOR CU AND WE DON'T HAVE THIS INFORMATION FOR ANY OTHER INSTITUTION IN COLORADO OR NATIONALLY, BUT WE WILL SOON.

AND AS SOON AS WE HAVE THAT, WE'LL SHARE IT WITH YOU.

YEAH, I THINK IT'S A MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION, IT'S A BILLION DOLLAR QUESTION, RIGHT, WHERE ALL THESE STUDENTS END UP, BECAUSE IF WE'RE DOWN AT BOULDER, BUT WE'RE ALSO DOWN AT UCCS AND DENVER. AND THOSE ARE MOSTLY RESIDENT IN THE FIRST YEAR CLASS, WHERE DID THESE STUDENTS GO AND ARE WE LOOKING AT SOME SORT OF MASSIVE AMOUNT NATIONALLY OF STUDENTS THAT SIMPLY JUST FORWENT A COLLEGE EDUCATION? AND THAT'S TROUBLING, YOU KNOW, NOT JUST FOR US, BUT FOR SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.

SO. WELL, THAT FRESHMEN THIS YEAR TAKING A GAP YEAR AND IT MAY BE THAT NEXT YEAR, KNOCK ON WOOD, THINGS ARE GOING TO, YOU KNOW, WILL, WITH A PANDEMIC BE UNDER CONTROL.

MAYBE ENROLLMENT NUMBERS MAY BE REALLY HIGH FOR FRESHMEN BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT THE FRESHMEN THAT WOULD BE COMING ORDINARILY.

PLUS, THIS YEAR'S FRESHMEN WHO TOOK A GAP YEAR.

SO THAT MAY BE THE CASE AS WELL.

LET'S HOPE FOR THAT, BECAUSE YOU'RE RIGHT.

JACK. THAT IF A COHORT OF STUDENTS HAD JUST GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL ARE NOT GOING ON TO PURSUE A COLLEGE EDUCATION, THAT'S GOING TO HAVE A LONGER IMPACT ON SOCIETY.

AND THE CHALLENGE WILL BE FOR ALL OF HIGHER ED, IS IF WE HAVE SORT OF A SUPER SIZED CLASS NEXT YEAR, WHERE DO WE PUT THEM ALL? YOU KNOW, I THINK TODD'S REMODELING HIS KITCHEN, BUT MAYBE WE NEED TO WORK ON HIM ADDING A FEW BEDROOMS ON AND HE CAN TAKE IN A COUPLE WAYWARD FIRST YEAR STUDENTS NEXT YEAR.

DON'T THE ADMISSIONS FOLKS AT BOULDER INCLUDE THAT IN YOUR OFFERS WHEN YOU'RE RECRUITING JACK TO I MEAN, HAVING OPENED UP YOUR HOME.

AND I COULD MAYBE HELP DON OR MICHELLE, BUT I'M NOT SURE ANYBODY WANTS TO MAKE THAT COMMUTE TO BOULDER WITH ME EVERY DAY.

WHERE THOSE STUDENTS ARE OR WHERE THOSE POTENTIAL STUDENTS ARE.

AND I KNOW THAT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT ALL THE CHANCELLORS AND THEIR STRATEGIC ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT FOLKS ARE REALLY TRACKING, BECAUSE WHILE WE DIDN'T GET THEM THIS YEAR AND WE'RE JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER INSTITUTION IN THE COUNTRY, WE DEFINITELY NEED THEM IN SPRING OR NEXT YEAR. WELL, YOU NEED TO BREAK THIS UP INTO TWO PIECES HERE.

AND ONE IS WE WERE GOING TO OPEN THIS FALL BUT DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THE ENROLLMENT WAS GOING TO BE. NOW WE KNOW OR SHOULD WE BE THAT DISAPPOINTED IN WHAT OUR ENROLLMENT IS? I DON'T THINK SO. NOW, THERE'S QUESTIONS WITH INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND WITH FRESHMEN.

SO WE HAVE SOME TIME TO WORK ON THAT.

BUT I THINK THIS WAS A TWO STEP PROCESS OPENING UP.

WE DIDN'T KNOW IF WE WERE GOING TO GET MANY KIDS, MANY STUDENTS OR NOT.

WE'RE NOT BAD. AND PAT, DO YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN ON WHAT YOU'RE THINKING IN TERMS OF THE DECLINE IN FRESHMAN? SURE. BOULDER CAMPUS.

SO ONE THING THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE HERE IS THIS YEAR WE SAW AN EXTRAORDINARILY HIGH NUMBER OF DEFERRALS, MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT WE NORMALLY SEE.

AND WE THINK THAT THAT DEFERRAL IS PROBABLY RELATED TO STUDENTS WHO DECIDED THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DEFER FOR A YEAR BECAUSE THE WAY THAT INSTRUCTION WAS AVAILABLE AND NOT BEING FORMAL WAS FACTORING INTO THEIR DECISION NOT TO ENROLL AT A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY THIS FALL. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE PAYING ATTENTION TO OUR EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW, IS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THOSE DEFERRALS.

IN AN ORDINARY YEAR YOUR DEFERRALS ARE A FAIRLY SMALL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ACTUALLY COME AND ENROLL AFTER DEFERRING ARE ENROLLMENT.

PEOPLE THINK THAT THE DEFERRALS WILL PROBABLY BE A MUCH HIGHER RATE OF RETURNING THAN IN ORDINARY YEAR, BUT THAT IN ITSELF RAISES ITS OWN ENROLLMENT CHALLENGES BECAUSE YOU HAVE

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TO CONSIDER WHAT ARE THOSE NUMBER OF DEFERRALS GOING TO BE WHO RE-ENROLL WHEN YOU'RE ADMITTING YOUR NEW CLASS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE GETTING YOUR CAPACITY RIGHT.

SO THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SAW OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FEW MONTHS, IS THAT A NUMBER OF DEFERRALS SHOWING THAT THERE'S STILL AN INTEREST IN THEM ATTENDING.

THE OTHER THING THAT FOR THE DECLINE ON OUR FRESHMAN NUMBERS AND WHAT WE'RE PROBABLY SEEING AT THE OTHER CAMPUSES AS WELL IS SOMETHING THAT IS BEING SEEN ACROSS THE NATION AND A LOT OF SEEING. SO WE'RE GOING TO, LIKE TODD SAID, HAVE TO LOOK AT OUR DATA AGAINST EVERYBODY ELSE. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THAT THERE ARE SOME SIMILARITIES BETWEEN WHAT WE'RE SEEING AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS ARE SEEING.

TODD, LET'S FINISH THIS UP.

WE HAVE AN HOUR AND 15 MINUTES AND THREE HOURS WORTH OF WORK TO DO HERE.

YOU BET. SO I THINK THAT'S IT, I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE CAMPUSES FOR THEIR REALLY QUICK TURNAROUND SO THAT WE COULD GET THIS INFORMATION IN FRONT OF THE BOARD TODAY.

SO THANKS TO THE CFOS AND THEIR TEAMS AND THANKS TO MY TEAM AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE OUR TRACER'S REPORT AND AN ACTION ITEM.

SO LET'S GO. YEAH.

DAN, IF YOU WOULD, ON THE TREASURER'S REPORT, KEEP IT KEEP IT SHORT AND SWEET.

OK, I WILL DO THAT.

SO I'M GOING TO SHARE, IS MY SCREEN BEING SHARED? OK, I'M GOING TO SHARE JUST A FEW SLIDES FROM THE QUARTERLY TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUNE 30TH, 2020, JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE UPDATE ON OUR DEBT, OUR INVESTMENTS AND OUR LIQUIDITY POSITIONS.

SO FROM PAGE FOUR OF THE TREASURER'S REPORT, THESE ARE THE TOTAL ASSETS THAT ARE MANAGED WITHIN THE TREASURY POOL AT THE END OF JUNE, TWENTY TWENTY VERSUS TWENTY NINETEEN AND SEE THAT WE HAVE TWO POINT THREE BILLION VERSUS TWO POINT SEVEN EIGHT BILLION FROM THE PRIOR YEAR. THE NUMBER FOR JUNE 30TH THIS YEAR INCLUDES THE CARES FUNDING, WHICH WE RECEIVED ON MAY 21ST OF ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT MILLION.

AND AS OF JUNE 30 WE HAD ONLY SPENT SEVEN OF THAT.

SO THE MAJORITY OF THAT IS STILL THERE AND OUR LIQUIDITY POSITION THIS YEAR IS EIGHTY FIVE MILLION HIGHER THAN THE PRIOR YEAR, BASICALLY AS A RESULT OF THAT CARES FUNDING.

NORMALLY, JUNE IS ONE OF THE LOW POINTS IN LIQUIDITY WITH CASH AND HENCE CASH AT THIS POINT, REPRESENTING JUST 13 PERCENT OF OUR ASSETS.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PIE CHART, THAT PORTFOLIO IS FORTY FOUR PERCENT IN CASH AND FIXED INCOME. FIFTY SIX PERCENT IN EQUITY ASSETS FOR THOSE EQUITY ASSETS, THERE'S TEN POINT TWO PERCENT AND THE CU FOUNDATION LONG TERM INVESTMENT POOL.

21 PERCENT, GLOBAL EQUITY AND TWENTY FOUR PERCENT IN DOMESTIC EQUITY.

THE EQUITY MARKETS HAVE WENT FROM THE BRINK OF DISASTER IN MARCH TO NEAR RECORD LEVELS AND ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE DAYS.

A DAZZLING FIVE MONTH RALLY IN EQUITY AND HIGH YIELD MARKETS CONTINUED THROUGHOUT AUGUST AND INTO SEPTEMBER.

AND WHILE THE EFFECT OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE REAL US ECONOMY LINGERED, THE FINANCIAL MARKETS HAVE REACTED POSITIVELY TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE PIVOT.

TO AN EVEN MORE ACCOMMODATIVE MONETARY POLICY AND UNDER THIS NEW FED POLICY, INTEREST RATES MAY HOVER VERY LOW FOR YEARS NEAR ZERO.

BUT INFLATION MAY BE ALLOWED TO AVERAGE ABOVE ITS PREVIOUS TWO PERCENT TARGET.

ANOTHER CATALYST FOR THE REMARKABLE BULL MARKET THAT WE'VE SEEN IS THE UNPRECEDENTED INFUSION OF FISCAL AND MONETARY STIMULUS INTO THE ECONOMY, PROBABLY 3X WHAT WAS DONE IN 2008 AND IT CAME VERY FAST AND WAS VERY EFFECTIVE.

SO ONCE THE PANDEMIC IS CONQUERED, ONE OF OUR STRUGGLES, WILL BE THE MASSIVE TWENTY SEVEN TRILLION OF GOVERNMENT DEBT BURDEN WHICH WILL PERSIST.

WE'VE HAD BASICALLY A RECOVERY THAT SHAPED LIKE THE NIKE SWOOSH.

MAYBE THAT'S THE SYMBOL OF OUR NEW US ECONOMY.

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BUT THERE ARE CONTINUED CONCERNS ABOUT MARKET TRAJECTORY FOR REAL REASONS, GIVEN LOW LEVELS OF OR GIVEN THE HIGH LEVELS OF UNEMPLOYMENT.

POSSIBLE BURSTING OF THE TECH BUBBLE AND NOW OUR VIRUS CONTAINMENT MEASURES ARE HOW EFFECTIVE THOSE ARE.

FROM A STANDPOINT OF LOOKING AT HOW WE DID, THE S&P WAS UP TWENTY POINT FIVE FOUR FOR THE QUARTER, AND SO SINCE THE LOW ON MARCH TWENTY THIRD, THE MARKET HAS RECOVERED TO POSITIVE TERRITORY ON JUNE 8TH AND OUR 12 MONTH RETURN IS NOW SEVEN POINT FIVE ONE PERCENT.

NON U.S. EQUITY WAS UP 19 PERCENT FOR THE QUARTER AT JUNE 30 AND IS CURRENTLY AT TWO POINT ONE ONE PERCENT FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS, AND THE BOND MARKET RETURNED TO POINT NINE PERCENT FOR THE QUARTER AND EIGHT POINT SEVEN PERCENT FOR THE YEAR.

SO THOSE ALL THOSE THINGS COMBINED TO HELP THE TREASURY PULL RETURN 11 PERCENT DURING THE QUARTER OF JUNE AND SIX POINT THREE PERCENT FOR THE 12 MONTHS, A LITTLE BIT BETTER THAN THE BENCHMARKS THAT WE COMPARE IT TO.

AND THE LAST SLIDE IS THE DEBT BALANCE AT JUNE 30 WAS ONE POINT SIXTY FIVE BILLION, AND WE ALSO HAD 50 MILLION ON COMMERCIAL PAPER.

WE DID PAY THAT OFF TO ZERO ON JULY 1ST.

AND WE ISSUED 1ST. SO THEY'RE NOT REFLECTED IN THIS NUMBER.

WE ALSO REFUNDED AND RESTRUCTURED OUR DEBT FOR ANOTHER ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY ONE MILLION ON JULY 10.

THAT DEBT RESTRUCTURING PROVIDED BUDGET RELIEF IN FISCAL YEAR TWENTY ONE SPREAD ACROSS THE CAMPUSES OF FIFTY SEVEN MILLION AND THIRTY POINT SEVEN MILLION FOR FY TWENTY TWO WITH LOWER PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS.

THE OTHER GOOD THING IS THAT THE RATING AGENCIES MAINTAIN OUR STABLE DOUBLE A ONE PLUS FROM MOODY'S AND AA PLUS FROM FITCH.

FOR THOSE ISSUANCES THAT WE DID IN JULY, SO WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR THAT AND HAPPY TO RECEIVE THOSE STABLE DEBT RATINGS.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO REPORT.

ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU DAN, ANY QUESTIONS FOR DAN? ALL RIGHT, OTHERWISE SEEING NONE, WE WILL MOVE TO THE FINAL ITEM ON THE AGENDA, WHICH IS A RESOLUTION. TODD, DO YOU WANT TO KEEP THIS UP FOR US? JUST VERY QUICKLY, THIS IS A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT TO FORMALIZE OUR APPROACH ON IN-STATE TUITION FOR OLYMPIC ATHLETES, AS REQUIRED BY STATE LAW, THAT THIS WAS IMPLEMENTED THROUGH A STATE LAW THAT WAS PASSED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BY THE LEGISLATURE.

WE'VE ALREADY IMPLEMENTED ON OUR CAMPUSES, BUT WE'RE ALSO REQUIRED BY LAW TO ADOPT THE POLICY. SO WITH THIS RESOLUTION, WE WILL BE IN TOTAL COMPLIANCE WITH THAT REQUIREMENT.

AND I WOULD ASK FOR THE FOLKS ARE OK WITH IT, WE JUST NEED A MOTION.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE ACTIONS OR AGENDA ITEM G FIVE.

SECOND.

YOU CALL ALL RIGHT, WELL, ANY THOUGHTS ON THIS? RIGHT, I GUESS WE WILL THERE, WE'LL DO IT THIS WAY.

IS THERE ANYONE OPPOSED TO THIS MOTION? RIGHT. HEARING NONE.

I THINK WE CAN SAY WE HAVE ADOPTED THAT BY ACCLAMATION.

ARE WE COOL WITH THAT OR YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING MORE FORMAL, IS THAT SUFFICIENT? NO, I THINK THAT'S FINE.

UNLESS ANYONE WANTS TO YELL NO. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. AND THAT CONCLUDES THE FINANCE COMMITTEE UPDATES FOR THIS POINT.

OK, WE'LL MOVE ON TO AUDIT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS, LESLEY?

[H. 4:25 p.m. AUDIT COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

YES, THANK YOU.

SO WE THE AUDIT COMMITTEE MET ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, AND I AM VICE CHAIR.

CHAIR GANAHL IS OUT AND DID NOT ATTEND, AND THEN WE HAVE REGENT SHARKEY AND REGENT

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SHOEMAKER ON THE COMMITTEE, AND I BELIEVE AFTER PULLING MY COMMITTEE MEMBERS, THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A COMMITTEE HAS BEEN HEADED COMPLETELY BY WOMEN.

AT THIS MEETING, THE COMMITTEE RECEIVED A REPORT FROM THE UNIVERSITY COMPTROLLER ON THE FOURTH QUARTER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

YEAR TO YEAR DIFFERENCES WERE NOTED THAT HAD BEEN DRIVEN BY CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING RULES AND BY NEW FEDERAL AND STATE LEGISLATION.

AND A LOT OF THAT REVOLVES AROUND AND REPORTS TO THE BOARD AS NECESSARY.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO RECEIVED A QUARTERLY UPDATE ON THE RESULTS OF OUTSIDE REGULATORY AUDITS. THIS IS PART OF THE COMMITTEE'S CHARGE OF OVERSEEING ALL UNIVERSITY AUDIT ACTIVITY. COMPTROLLER CUELLAR TOLD THE COMMITTEE THAT THE NEW EXTERNAL AUDIT FIRM IS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL AUDIT.

IN NEXT MONTH OR ACTUALLY THE END OF THE YEAR, WE WILL BE HEARING THE ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR TWENTY TWENTY, WHICH WILL INCLUDE A REVIEW AND INTERNAL AUDITS ACTIVITIES OVER THE PRIOR YEAR AND PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS MEETING ITS ANNUAL GOALS AND OBJECTIVES.

INTERNAL AUDITS' PROGRESS HAS BEEN SOMEWHAT HAMPERED BY THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC, BUT OVERALL PROGRESS WAS GOOD.

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

THE ACTIVITY WAS DOWN FROM THE LAST YEAR, AND THAT'S MOST LIKELY DUE BECAUSE EMPLOYEES ARE WORKING REMOTELY.

THE COMMITTEE MEETS NEXT ON DECEMBER 2ND.

AT THAT MEETING, THE UNIVERSITY'S EXTERNAL AUDITORS WILL PRESENT THE RESULTS OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND COMPLIANCE AUDIT.

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

I DID NOTICE THAT THE WORK PLAN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN I'VE BEEN ON THIS AUDIT COMMITTEE SINCE I FIRST JOINED THE BOARD IN JANUARY 2013 AND IT DOESN'T CHANGE SUBSTANTIALLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE REPORT, I'M SURE ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT KEVIN SIZEMORE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE THAT FOR YOU.

AND THAT'S IT FOR MY REPORT.

CHAIR GALLEGOS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I WOULD MAKE A NOTE THAT I WAS AT THAT MEETING JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE THREE WOMEN HANDLED THE COMMITTEE WORK JUST FINE.

WE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM.

[I. 4:35 p.m. UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

REGENT SHARKEY AND VICE PRESIDENT THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS.

I'D LIKE TO START OUT BY SAYING THAT SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THIS BOARD OF REGENTS, ONE OF MY PASSIONS AND INTERESTS HAS BEEN IN REACHING OUT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AND DON'T HAVE NECESSARILY ACCESS TO A PATHWAY TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND SOMETHING I'VE CARED ABOUT A LOT AND AND THERE'S A WHOLE VARIETY OF FOLKS THAT FIT INTO THAT CATEGORY.

ONE OF THE COMMUNITIES THAT IS REALLY IMPACTED BY THAT IS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND IN OUR INMATE POPULATION, MANY OF THEM, MOST OF THEM, THE MAJORITY OF THEM DO NOT HAVE HIGHER EDUCATION.

AND A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, I WAS IN CALIFORNIA AT A SEMINAR AND I LEARNED ABOUT A PROGRAM IN THAT CALIFORNIA HAD STARTED IN THEIR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND HAD ACTUALLY STARTED IN SAN QUENTIN IN PROVIDING HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES TO THE INMATE POPULATION THERE.

THAT PROGRAM HAS SINCE GROWN AND IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM.

AND AT THE TIME I LEARNED ABOUT THAT, I THOUGHT, BOY, THIS IS REALLY INTERESTING.

IT'S REALLY GOOD. HOWEVER, I DID FEEL THAT.

IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO OR EVEN IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, BUT I THINK THE TIME.

IS RIGHT NOW, THE TIME IS NOW AND THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME TO INTRODUCE THIS TYPE OF PROGRAM AND SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT THIS IN THE POSSIBILITIES FOR IT, AND I'M GRATEFUL THAT I'M ABLE TO CHAIR THE UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

AND THIS WAS THE TOPIC THAT I WANTED TO BRING FORWARD AT OUR FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING,

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WHICH WE DID ON AUGUST 14TH.

AND IN MY COMMITTEE MEETING, WE HAD JACK KROLL, WHO'S THE VICE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE, AND CHANCE HILL AND LINDA SHOEMAKER.

THOSE WERE THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT ATTENDED.

AND ALSO REGENT SMITH JOINED THE MEETING AND WE AT THAT COMMITTEE MEETING.

WE INTRODUCED THE WORK PLAN AND THEN WE INTRODUCED THE TOPIC, WHICH WAS HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS INMATES.

THE FOLKS THAT PRESENTED TO US AT THAT MEETING WERE JOANIE CARSON, AND SHE'S THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND MELISSA SMITH, EDUCATION, FISCAL OFFICER AND GRANTS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

AND THEY BEGAN THE MEETING REVIEWING EDUCATION PROGRAMS CURRENTLY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS. AND THEY DISCUSSED THE STATUTORY AND POLICY CHANGES THAT IMPROVE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INMATES TO PAY FOR EDUCATION AND INCREASE THE LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD BE USED AS PART OF INMATE EDUCATION.

THEY DISCUSSED THE WORK TO YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN THE STATE THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE AND DISCUSSED A REPORT ON EDUCATION ACTIVITIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND ONE IMPORTANT FACT NOT KNOWN BY THE COMMITTEE THAT WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY JOANIE CARSON WAS THAT INMATES ARE ROUTINELY TRANSFERRED FROM ONE FACILITY TO ANOTHER.

SO WE WEREN'T REALLY AWARE OF THAT.

AND THAT CAN PLACE A SEVERE HANDICAP ON THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE PROGRESS, MAINTAIN PROGRESS IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IF THEY ARE TRANSFERRED IN THE MIDDLE OF A COURSE.

AND THIS THEME WAS REINFORCED BY OTHER SPEAKERS.

AND THE ANNUAL CDOC EDUCATION REPORT IS AVAILABLE ON AND I HOPE YOU ALL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

THEN WE HAD JIM BULLINGTON, WHO'S A COORDINATOR FOR THE PRISON COLLEGE PROGRAM AT ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY, AND HE SET THE CONTEXT OF HIS DISCUSSION WITH THE CLINTON NINETEEN NINETY FOUR OMNIBUS CRIME BILL.

AND FURTHER, TWO THOUSAND AND THIRTEEN CHANGES THAT MADE INMATES INELIGIBLE FOR PELL GRANT FUNDING AND LIMITED MEANS TO PAY FOR INMATE EDUCATION.

AND THESE CHANGES HAD A DRAMATIC AND NEGATIVE IMPACT ON INMATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

HE RELATED HIS EXPERIENCE TEACHING IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

THE CHALLENGES THAT SETTING THAT THAT PARTICULAR SETTING PRESENTS AND HOW PERSONALLY REWARDING HE FOUND THE FACE TO FACE INMATE EDUCATION AND THE CHANGE IN FUNDING.

AND THE PANDEMIC HAS LEFT ADAM STATE WITH ONLY CORRESPONDANCE PROGRAMS FOR INMATES.

HE PROVIDED A BRIEF SUMMARY PROGRAM SUMMARY AND LINKS TO SEVERAL REPORTS.

AND THAT ALSO IS IN AND THEN WE HAD OUR OWN WONDERFUL PROFESSOR, STEVEN HARTNETT.

PROFESSOR HARTNETT IS FROM CU DENVER DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND HE PRESENTED HIS WORK TEACHING IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES IN MANY DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND HIS PROGRAM AT DENVER ENGAGING GRADUATE STUDENT VOLUNTEERS IN THESE EFFORTS.

MUCH OF HIS FOCUS IS ON WRITING, AND HE'S PUBLISHED 16 VOLUMES OF WRITINGS FROM AMERICA'S PRISONS. PROFESSOR HARTNETT REINFORCED THE FUNDING CHALLENGE RAISED BY JIM BULLINGTON.

BUT ALSO INDICATED THAT WITH THE VOLUNTEERS AND A TIGHTLY FOCUSED ACTIVITY, MUCH CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED FOR A RELATIVELY SMALL AMOUNT OF FUNDING.

WE DON'T HEAR THAT TOO OFTEN.

PROFESSOR HARTNETT RELATED HIS EXPERIENCE AND INMATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND POINTED OUT THAT RESEARCH DATA SUPPORTING A DRAMATIC REDUCTION IN RECIDIVISM ASSOCIATED WITH INMATE EDUCATION PROGRAMS. AND THAT'S REALLY AN IMPORTANT FACT FOR US TO KNOW AND NOT ONLY BENEFITS THE INMATE, BUT IT IMPACTS SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.

HIS PRESENTATION IN THE LATEST VOLUME OF WRITINGS FOR AMERICAN PRISONS ARE ALSO IN CORRECTIONS TO COLLEGE CALIFORNIA WAS THE FINAL PRESENTER, AND SHE DISCUSSED THE BEGINNING, DRAMATIC GROWTH AND CURRENT STATE OF THE CORRECTIONS TO COLLEGE PROGRAM IN CALIFORNIA. A NUMBER OF ELEMENTS WERE IDENTIFIED AS KEY TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM, AND THESE INCLUDED FUNDING A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY COLLEGES WHERE FACULTY COULD SIMPLY HAVE A COURSE IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY AS PART OF THE NORMAL TEACHING ASSIGNMENT, SEAMLESS TRANSFER FOR COURSES TAKEN WHILE IN A CORRECTION FACILITY TO THE

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CALIFORNIA EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ABILITY TO SEAMLESSLY CONTINUE, OF COURSE, WHEN TRANSITIONING OUT OF THE CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM.

IN HER PRESENTATION AND REPORTS ARE ALSO ON AND SHE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE GRADUATION CEREMONIES THAT TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE PRISON SYSTEM THERE.

SO WHEN INMATES ARE ACTUALLY GRADUATING WITH A DEGREE, THEY DO HAVE THEIR OWN COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES.

AND IT WAS REALLY A TOUCHING PRESENTATION TO HEAR ABOUT ABOUT THE SUCCESS FOR THOSE INMATES. AND THEN EACH INDIVIDUAL COURSE, WE GAVE THEM TIME FOR Q&A.

THE FINAL PORTION OF THE MEETING WAS A BROADER DISCUSSION AMONG THE PRESENTERS AND THE REGENTS AND LIKE I SAID EARLIER, WE HAVE MEETINGS AND WHILE AT THIS POINT ANY MEETING AS A FOLLOW UP AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW UP WITH THIS PRESENTATION THAT WE HAD AT UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS.

AND I THINK IN MY NEARLY 10 YEARS NOW ON THE BOARD OF REGENTS COMMITTEE MEETINGS, I'VE BEEN IN MORE THAN I CAN COUNT.

I THINK THIS WAS PROBABLY THE MOST FASCINATING MEETING THAT I HAVE BEEN IN, COMMITTEE MEETING I'VE BEEN TO.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES FOR THIS AND HOPE THAT WE, THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, CAN MOVE FORWARD IN REACHING OUT TO THE TO THE INMATE POPULATION.

THIS IS AN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY.

IT'S A COMMUNITY THAT THE MAJORITY OF INMATES COME FROM A MINORITY POPULATION.

AND I THINK WE CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

THANK YOU. THANKS REGENT SHARKEY, SOUNDS INTERESTING.

WE'LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES.

THE NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM.

[J. 4:45 p.m. GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS]

VICE CHAIR SMITH? YOU'RE A BUSY PERSON.

I HAVE A LOT OF SPEAKING PARTS TODAY FOR WHATEVER REASON.` THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE MET ON AUGUST 19TH AND CONSISTS OF MYSELF AS CHAIR.

REGENT GANAHL AS VICE CHAIR AND THEN COMMITTEE MEMBERS, REGENT CARSON AND REGENT GRIEGO.

WE WERE ALL PRESENT AND WE WERE ALSO JOINED BY REGENT SHARKEY AS WELL AS REGENT SHOEMAKER.

THE FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS WAS THE WORK PLAN, WHICH WE APPROVED WITH SOME AMENDMENTS.

THE PLAN FOR THE NEXT YEAR WILL INCLUDE PLANNING AND EXECUTING THE WINTER AND SUMMER RETREATS, REGENT RETREATS, REVIEW AND ASSESS NEW REGENT ORIENTATION MATERIALS, REVIEW OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN STATUS, BOARD SELF-ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW AND REVISION OF SEVERAL REGENTS LAWS AND POLICIES.

THE REGENT RETREAT, IF YOU RECALL, IN THE SUMMER, WE DID REMOTELY, WHICH IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE EVER DONE THAT, WE DISCUSSED THE SURVEY RESULTS FROM THE RETREAT ON JULY EIGHT. BASED ON A SURVEY, MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN RETURNING TO DEVIL'S THUMB FOR THE SUMMER RETREAT, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE.

SO LET'S. FINGERS CROSSED THAT WE CAN ALL GO TO THAT BEAUTIFUL PLACE TOGETHER.

THE COMMITTEE WILL BE GATHERING SUGGESTIONS AND FEEDBACK FOR CONDUCTING THE WINTER RETREAT, WHICH HAPPENS IN JANUARY AND WILL INVOLVE THE NEWLY ELECTED REGENTS AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THREE BRAND NEW REGENTS, 30 PERCENT OF THE BOARD.

AND SO THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT WE'LL BE DOING THIS THIS YEAR.

THE DATES FOR THE WINTER RETREAT ARE SET FOR JANUARY 7TH AND 8TH.

AND I ASSUME THAT'S IF WE DO THAT IN PERSON.

AND THEN THE JULY RETREAT IS SET TO BE JULY 14TH THROUGH 16TH.

IN TERMS OF REGENT LAWS AND POLICIES.

ANN MONTEZ UPDATED THE COMMITTEE ON THE ONGOING COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF ALL REGENT LAWS AND POLICIES.

IN THE REVIEW AT THIS POINT IS EIGHTY FIVE PERCENT COMPLETE.

THE REMAINING POLICIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE AREAS OF SALARY AND BENEFITS, DIVERSITY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PRESIDENTIAL AND PROFESSIONAL SEARCHES.

AND I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN A BIG JOB.

IT'S TAKEN SEVERAL YEARS.

AND ACTUALLY WHEN I WAS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD, WE DID THE SAME THING AND OUR POLICIES WERE IN FOUR LARGE NOTEBOOKS AND GOT DOWN TO ONE.

SO I KNOW THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT WORK THAT'S BEING DONE.

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RECENT POLICY, THIRTEEN POINT I AND THREE POINT A, WE HAVE PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY THIRTEEN POINT I CONCERNING CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND REGENT NOTIFICATION, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT REGENT KROLL AND MYSELF BROUGHT UP LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

AND REGENT POLICY THREE POINT A CONCERNING DEFINITION OF OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY WERE PREVIOUSLY PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNANCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEES, AND THESE RECEIVED NOTICE OF MOTION AT THE JUNE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING.

THIS ITEM WAS PLACED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR THE SEPTEMBER 10TH BOARD MEETING, AND WE VOTED ON THAT EARLIER TODAY.

THE COMMITTEE DISCUSSED REGENT POLICY THREE POINT E CONCERNING SEARCHES FOR ADMINISTRATORS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF OFFICERS OF THE UNIVERSITY.

REGENT CARSON SUGGESTED THE POLICY REQUIRE THAT SEARCH COMMITTEES FOR ROLES OF DEAN IN HIRE, BUT EXCLUDING THE PRESIDENT INCLUDE TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE NOT UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES.

THE COMMITTEE SUPPORTED THE CONCEPT OF LIMITING THE NUMBER OF UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ON SEARCH COMMITTEES, BUT THERE WERE CONCERNS REGARDING THE TIME FOR VETTING THIS WITH THE CAMPUSES. VICE PRESIDENT NESSMAN WILL GATHER INFORMATION FROM THE CAMPUSES REGARDING THE ISSUE. THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED NEW REGENT ORIENTATION MATERIALS AND PLANS, AND THE COMMITTEE PLANS PROVIDED SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER MATERIALS TO BE INCLUDED FOR NEW REGENTS.

I THINK FOR THE FIRST TIME, PRESIDENT KENNEDY, ALONG WITH VICE PRESIDENT PADILLA, HAVE CALLED ALL CANDIDATES TO TALK TO THEM.

AND THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME PRELIMINARY TRAININGS FOR THEM BECAUSE WE WANT TO TRY TO GET THEM UP TO SPEED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WHEN THEY GET SEATED IN JANUARY.

WE HAD TWO ITEMS OF NEW BUSINESS.

REGENT GANAHL ASKED FOR AN UPDATE ON THE ISSUE OF TRANSPARENCY SURROUNDING REGENT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. BOARD STAFF IS WORKING ON EXAMINING PRACTICES FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES AND COMPILING BEST PRACTICES FOR SUGGESTING WHAT CHANGES WE MIGHT MAKE.

AND THEN FINALLY, REGENT GRIEGO SPOKE ABOUT A COMMITMENT TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TO DRAFT A LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

THE ADMINISTRATION IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON THIS ISSUE.

AND RIGHT NOW, I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THE FLOOR TO REGENT GRIEGO TO TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE. THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH.

I JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT IT WAS ABOUT A YEAR AGO I MET WITH OUR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY AT CU BOULDER. AND IN THE LATER ON, RITA SMITH AND I MET WITH OUR NATIVE CENTER ALSO AT CU DENVER. AND WE LEARNED A LOT DURING THAT TIME PERIOD.

IN FACT, I SHARED IT WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I LEARNED FROM THAT MEETING, ONE OF OUR BOARD MEETINGS LAST YEAR.

AND THEN IT WAS ALSO SHARED WITH OUR PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT KENNEDY.

AND I SHARED WITH THEM THEIR CONCERNS.

THEY EVEN GAVE US A LIST OF CONCERNS AND DEMANDS THAT THEY HOPED IN THE FUTURE THAT WE'D BE ABLE TO ADDRESS WITH THEM.

AND ONE OF THOSE WAS DEVELOPING A LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

AND FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND THEODOSA COOK AND I HAVE BEEN REVISITING AND DEVELOPING THAT CONCEPT AND WHICH BROUGHT ME TO A POINT OF WORKING WITH OUR VICE PRESIDENT, JOSE PADILLA, ON A LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT RESOLUTION WHICH WILL BE DISCUSSED IN OUR MEETING IN NOVEMBER.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY HAS SHARED THAT HE WILL BE WORKING ON THE LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

HIS PLAN WILL INCLUDE DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY.

AND I'M SURE HE'LL KEEP US UPDATED ON HIS PROGRESS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

AND I HOPE HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE THAT WE VOTE ON A RESOLUTION FOR A LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT EITHER IN NOVEMBER OR THE FIRST OF TWO THOUSAND TWENTY ONE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

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ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM THE COMMITTEE? I DID WANT TO NOTE THAT WE DID REACH AN AGREEMENT ON THE SEARCH LANGUAGE, I DON'T KNOW IF JOSE IS GOING TO COVER THAT AT ALL, BUT I'LL JUST MENTION ITEM THERE. AND SO IT MEETS THE REQUIREMENT FOR NOTICE HERE AND WE'LL VOTE ON IT IN NOVEMBER. MR. PADILLA WAS GOING TO COVER THAT IN JUST A MINUTE HERE.

WELL, THAT'S IT FOR MY REPORT, AND SO I THINK AT THIS POINT I WILL HAND IT OVER TO VICE PRESIDENT PADILLA TO DISCUSS.

THANK YOU, REGENT SMITH, AND THANK YOU, REGENT CARSON.

AS OUR REGENT CARSON STATED, WE HAVE A NOTICE OF MOTION IN CHANGES TO REGENT POLICY THREE E, WHICH CONCERNS THE SEARCHES FOR ADMINISTRATORS, AND SPECIFICALLY IT DEALS WITH THE NUMBER OF EXTERNAL PARTICIPANTS AND SEARCH COMMITTEES FOR TWO LIMITED TYPES OF SEARCHES.

ONE IS FOR CHANCELLOR SEARCHES.

AND IN THIS PROPOSED CHANGE, THERE WOULD BE OF INTEREST AT THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS FROM THE EXTERNAL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATE AND THE OTHER AREAS SEARCH WOULD BE DEANSHIP SEARCHES IN THREE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS HERE, LAW, ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS.

AND IN THAT CASE, THERE WOULD BE THREE EXTERNAL REPRESENTATIVES.

SO THAT'S WHAT'S PROPOSED.

AND THEN, AS REGENT CARSON STATED, THAT WOULD BE VOTED UPON IN NOVEMBER.

IT'S GOING THROUGH THE VETTING PROCESS WITH OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE PARTNERS TO SEE IF THEY HAVE ANY FEEDBACK OR COMMENT.

BUT THAT'S THE STATE OF PLAY AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

QUESTIONS ON THAT? YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION, SO THE TWO CHANGES, JUST TO BE CLEAR HERE, ARE THE CHANCELLOR ITEM, TWO EXTERNAL REPRESENTATIVES SUCH AS COLORADO BUSINESS OR COMMUNITY LEADER. SURE.

THAT'S OK.

SO WAS FORMERLY ONE ALUMNUS OR A COLORADO BUSINESS LEADER, AND NOW WE'RE HAVING PERHAPS TWO PEOPLE.

ONE OF THIS COULD BE TWO BUSINESS LEADERS, COULD BE TWO ALUMNUS.

CORRECT. THAT'S HOW AS I UNDERSTAND IT.

AND THEN THE NEXT THE OTHER BIG CHANGE IS THE DEAN OF THE LAW.

SO THIS IS UNDER SECTION FIVE, DEAN OF SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND LIBRARIES.

UNDER THREE E, SPECIFICALLY THREE J IN THAT PARTICULAR REGENT POLICY.

BUT YEAH, I JUST FIND IT THE THE LANGUAGE AS IT'S WRITTEN TO I'M LOOKING AT LINES TWO SIXTY ONE AND TWO SIXTY TWO, THE DEAN OF THE LAW SCHOOL AND THE DEANS OF ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS SCHOOLS SHALL CONSIST OF.

AND IT FALLS UNDER A SECTION THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THE DEANS OF SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND LIBRARIES. SO I'M JUST A LITTLE.

BIT CONFUSED ABOUT OK, KATHY, YOU'RE GOING TO SAY SOMETHING.

SURE. THE DISCUSSION WAS WHETHER OR NOT JUST THE POINT OF CLARIFICATION AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL SCHOOLS OF ALL COLLEGES, SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES.

WE'RE ONLY CALLING OUT THOSE SPECIFIC THREE.

AND THE RATIONALE BEHIND THAT IS IN THE EFFORT TO COLLABORATE WELL WITH ALL OF THE OTHER GROUPS AND TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE OPPORTUNITY WAS TO DO IT WITH ONLY THOSE PARTICULAR PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AS OPPOSED TO ALL OF THEM, WHICH WOULD REQUIRE A MUCH GREATER STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IF YOU GET INTO THE MEDICAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY, THERE ARE ACCREDITATION ISSUES AND SO FORTH, AS KATHY SAYS, COMPLICATES THE PROCESS.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS THIS CHANGE, BUT I THINK THE INTENTS AND MAYBE REGENT CARSON CAN CHIME IN AND THE INTENT OF BRINGING THIS FORWARD WAS TO ENGAGE OUR COMMUNITIES IN A BROADER WAY.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE KIND OF PICKING AND CHOOSING WHEN TO DO THAT, WHICH I DON'T KNOW.

I MEAN, THERE'S PLENTY OF LIBRARIANS OUT THERE THAT MAY WANT TO ENGAGE WITH OUR LIBRARY TEAM ON A SEARCH.

RIGHT. SO I DON'T KNOW IF JOHN HAS ANY OTHER THOUGHTS OR.

YEAH, WELL, I YOU KNOW, I INITIALLY PROPOSED 50 PERCENT NON UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES ON ALL THE SEARCH COMMITTEES, BUT.

YOU KNOW, I'M THE ULTIMATE LAME DUCK HERE, AND I RECOGNIZE MY NEGOTIATING

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THIS ISSUE WILL HAVE TO CARRY THE BALL FORWARD INTO NEXT YEAR.

WELL, I APPRECIATE THOSE THOUGHTS, JOHN.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE EXTENT OF THE ABILITY IS TO ADJUST THE LANGUAGE THAT GETS NOTICED AND IN THE FINAL LANGUAGE THAT GETS APPROVED.

BUT I AM STILL WHOLLY CONFUSED BY HOW WE WORDED THAT UPDATE.

I TOTALLY GET THE CHANCELLOR UPDATE.

BUT THE OTHER UPDATE SEEMS TO ME TO OUTLINE KIND OF TWO DIFFERENT SEARCH PROCESSES FOR DEAN'S POSITION. SO MAYBE WE CAN.

YOU KNOW, MAKE IT CLEAR BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

SURE. WE'LL DO ANYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE IT CLEAR.

AND I ALSO HAVE A QUESTION, DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING OUR WORK.

I HAVEN'T.

AND THE NINE YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN ON THIS BOARD HAD ANY CONCERNS REGARDING THIS POLICY.

AND LIKE I SAID, I AM OPEN TO LISTENING TO WHAT OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE HAS TO SAY IN TERMS OF THEIR INPUT REGARDING IT.

MY CONCERN IS THAT IS IT OUR POSITION AS REGENT TO DICTATE REQUIRE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MEMBERS ON OUR SEARCH COMMITTEES? I THINK OUR CHANCELLORS AND OUR PRESIDENT HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB OF MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION.

AND FROM THE YOU KNOW, WHEN I HAD CONVERSATIONS IN REGARDING THIS WITH THE CHANCELLOR RECENTLY, I KNOW THEY HAVE MADE A REAL EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THEIR COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION ON ANY OF OUR POSITIONS.

AND I THINK THAT'S PRETTY STANDARD PRACTICE ON ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

SO MY QUESTION WOULD BE, AS YOU TAKE THIS FORWARD TO THE SHARED GOVERNANCE PROCESS AND WE'LL DISCUSS IT ALSO IN OUR GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE, IS, IS THIS NECESSARY TO DO? AND SO I'D LIKE TO HEAR THE INPUT ON THAT FROM INDIVIDUALS REGARDING THE NECESSITY FOR IT.

AND THEN HOW IS IT GOING TO MAKE IT BETTER THAN WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW? AND AGAIN, RIGHT NOW, I'M OPEN TO LISTENING.

I JUST DON'T HAVE A CONCERN REGARDING CHANGING THIS POLICY.

I THINK IT'S WORKED WELL FOR US.

THANK YOU. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS COME OUT OF GOVERNANCE.

AND IT HAS BEEN VETTED AND IT'S GOING TO BE VETTED SOME MORE, SO I THINK AT THIS POINT WE'RE GOING TO PUT IT ON MOTION TO PUT ON NEXT WEEK.

YOU CAN VOTE FOR IT OR NOT VOTE FOR IT.

AS A LAW SCHOOL ALUM AND I BELIEVE SOME OTHER REGENTS WHO ARE LAW SCHOOL ALUMS IN THE PAST AGREED WITH ME ON THIS, THAT ON THE LAST DEAN SEARCH, THERE WERE 17 MEMBERS OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND 15 OF THEM WERE UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES.

I JUST VIEWED THAT.

AND I REMEMBER REGENT THE UNIVERSITY THAT YOU WOULDN'T INCLUDE MORE DIVERSITY ON THE COMMITTEE, DIVERSITY FROM THE PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY, FROM LAW SCHOOL ALUMNI, FROM UNIVERSITY DONORS.

I SIMPLY WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE SHOULD, AS REGENTS, SEND A PRETTY STRONG MESSAGE, WE DON'T WANT TO MISS THAT KIND OF AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE FUTURE.

WELL, AND IT SEEMS LIKE WE MAY VERY WELL HAVE A SEARCH, I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE THERE'S THERE IS ONE UNDERGOING FOR THE NEW LAW SCHOOL DEAN ALREADY.

IS THAT THE CASE CHANCELLOR DESTEFANO? I, I READ THAT DEAN SOMETIME IN OCTOBER.

BUT WE DEFINITELY WILL DEFINITELY HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE COMPOSITION OF THE SEARCH COMMITTEE WITH HIM. I KNOW THAT IN THE PAST WE HAVE HAD MEMBERS OUTSIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY ON VARIOUS SEARCH COMMITTEES, AT THE DEANS LEVEL AND THE VICE CHANCELLORS LEVEL.

SO WE DEFINITELY WILL.

I'LL DEFINITELY WORK WITH THE PROVOST ON THIS.

SHOEMAKER, DID YOU WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT?

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I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I AGREE WITH REGENT GRIEGO.

I DON'T THINK IT'S BROKEN, SO I DON'T THINK IT NEEDS FIXING.

BUT AGAIN, IF FACULTY, COUNCIL AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT YOU CONSULT WITH WANTS TO SEE THIS HAPPEN, THEN. I'M FINE WITH.

AND REGENT KROLL, I'M SORRY TO INTERRUPT, BUT PROVOST MOORE IS ACTUALLY HERE, I JUST GOT A NOTE THAT IS ON ZOOM, SO I MISSED THAT.

SO I DON'T KNOW, RUSS IF YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THIS.

I'M SORRY, I'M ON A PHONE CALL WITH MARK KAVANAGH, OK, SOME OF OUR TESTING, SO I'M NOT FOLLOWING THE CONVERSATION.

I APOLOGIZE. THAT'S OK.

I'LL GET BACK WITH YOU AFTER THE MEETING.

THANK YOU. SO I THINK THAT THIS HAS COME THROUGH THE GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE.

IT'S BEEN WORKED THROUGH.

WE'RE PRESENTING A NOTICE OF MOTION TODAY AND IT WILL BE DEBATED ON THE CAMPUSES.

BUT I DO THINK THAT THERE'S LANGUAGE FOR IT.

AND WHEN IT COMES UP NEXT WEEK, YOU CAN VOTE FOR IT OR NOT VOTE FOR IT.

I WOULD APPLAUD LESLIE AND SUE AND LESLIE AGAIN AND JACK AND THE PEOPLE THAT FROM THE STAFF THAT WORKED WITH THEM ON THOSE COMMITTEES.

THESE WERE AS COMPLETE OF REPORTS AS WE'VE HEARD.

I THINK THE WORK PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN ARE GREAT.

I THINK THAT I'D LIKE TO SEE IF WE CAN'T DO THESE IN-DEPTH REPORTS EACH TIME THAT WE MEET, BECAUSE REALLY THIS IS THE WORK OF THE REGENTS.

THESE COMMITTEES ARE ESPECIALLY WITH THE WORK PLAN, AND IT REALLY TALKS ABOUT WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO ACCOMPLISH OVER THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR.

I MEAN, WE DO A LOT OF WATER GOES UNDER THE BRIDGE IN TERMS OF WHAT WE DO AS REGENTS.

BUT THE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO GET DONE WITH POLICY, WITH DEGREES, WITH, YOU NAME IT, ARE IN THESE COMMITTEES. SO I THOUGHT EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK A LONG TIME TODAY, I THINK THESE COMMITTEE REPORTS WERE THOROUGH AND CONCISE AND I THINK A REPRESENTATION OF WHAT WE DO IS REGENTS. SO I REALLY LIKED THAT A LOT.

WE'RE TO THE LAST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, AND IT'S THE BOARD OF REGENTS GENERAL DISCUSSION

[K. 5:00 p.m. BOARD OF REGENTS GENERAL DISCUSSION TIME]

TIME THAT WAS BROUGHT ABOUT AFTER OUR RETREAT THE LAST TIME.

AND WE ACTUALLY DID ONE OF THESE IT WAS A MATTER OF SAYING SOMETIMES AS REGENTS, WE FOLLOW THE AGENDA.

WE DON'T ALWAYS GET TO SPEAK OUR MIND.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE'D LIKE TO WORK ON OR THAT WE'D LIKE TO REPRESENT AND SO THAT IT'S IN THERE.

AND IF THERE ARE SOME TOPICS OR ITEMS THAT REGENTS WANT TO REPRESENT TODAY, I THINK WE HAVE 15 OR 20 MINUTES TO DO THAT.

IT'S NOT AN ARGUMENT.

IT'S A DISCUSSION.

IT'S A PLACE WHERE THERE WERE IDEAS COME TO VET.

IT'S YOUR OWN OPINION.

AND I THOUGHT THE LAST TIME WE DID THAT, WE REALLY DID A NICE JOB IN TERMS OF REPRESENTING OUR OPINIONS AND IN TERMS OF THE RESPECT THAT WE SHARED WITH EACH OTHER.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR.

WE'LL TAKE THE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT NOW.

IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO INTRODUCE A TOPIC OR TWO AND I WOULD INVITE WHATEVER THE TOPIC IS, I WOULD INVITE THE STAFF TO JOIN IN THE DISCUSSION AS WELL.

SO WITH THAT. IF YOU HAVE IF YOU HAVE AN ITEM THAT YOU'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT OR AN OPINION OR WHATEVER, IT'S YOUR TIME.

AND THIS IS LINDA, I JUST HAVE A FEW COMMENTS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY GOING TO INVITE DISCUSSION AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BUT JUST BECAUSE I'LL BE LEAVING THE BOARD, I DO HAVE A FEW THINGS THAT I'D LIKE TO SAY.

BUT YOU CAN LEAVE THAT TO THE END, IF YOU LIKE.

WELL, I THINK IF YOU'RE READY, LINDA, GO RIGHT AHEAD.

I WILL, THANK YOU. I'LL TRY TO BE BRIEF.

THREE NEW REGENTS' WILL BE JOINING THIS BOARD AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION AS WE ALL KNOW, AND REGARDLESS OF THE OUTCOME, I HOPE THAT THE NEW BOARD WILL CHANGE IN ONE VERY IMPORTANT WAY. IT WILL DEMONSTRATE MORE RESPECT FOR OUR UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.

TOO OFTEN, REGENT DECISIONS HAVE NOT BEEN RESPECTED, IN MY OPINION.

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AND WHY IS THAT? I BELIEVE IT'S BECAUSE THIS BOARD HASN'T DEMONSTRATED SUFFICIENT RESPECT FOR THE STUDENTS WHO LEARN FROM US, THE STAFF WHO WORK FOR US AND THE FACULTY WHO TEACH FOR US.

RESPECT FOR THEM WILL LEAD TO RESPECT FOR THE NEW BOARD OF REGENTS.

THE NEW BOARD CAN DEMONSTRATE RESPECT BY RESPECTING SHARED GOVERNANCE.

SO NOW I WILL GET INTO SOME SPECIFICS.

AND SHARED GOVERNANCE IN OUR LANGUAGE SAYS THAT WE WILL LISTEN TO AND WORK IN TANDEM WITH STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY.

SO SPECIFICALLY, I ENCOURAGE THE NEW BOARD TO DEMONSTRATE RESPECT FOR BIPOC STUDENTS, RESPECT FOR CAMPUS UNIONS AND RESPECT FOR FACULTY COLLABORATION, FIRST IN RESPECTING STUDENTS. THE NEW BOARD SHOULD LISTEN TO AND RESPECT, PARTICULARLY OUR BIPOC STUDENTS, BLACK, INDIGENOUS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO, AS WE ALL KNOW, WE HAVE IGNORED IN THE PAST.

SO I THINK AT THE FIRST REGENT MEETING, THE NEW BOARD SHOULD PASS THE TWO RESOLUTIONS THAT ARE SITTING ON THE TABLE, ONE BY REGENT KROLL ON ANTI-RACIST ACTIONS AND ONE BY REGENT GRIEGO THE INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT, WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT TODAY.

I ALSO HOPE THE NEW BOARD WILL ADD A WIDE ANTI-RACIST CREED.

AND I WOULD START WITH THE ANTI RACIST CREED THAT IS ALREADY BEEN DRAFTED BY THE BLACK AND INDIGENOUS STUDENTS AND STAFF ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS.

AND IT'S ALREADY IN USE ON THAT CAMPUS.

THERE MAY BE OTHER ONES IN USE ON OTHER CAMPUSES.

I WAS PLANNING TO READ IT AND SWEAR TO IT MYSELF NOW, BUT I WILL JUST SEND IT TO YOU BY EMAIL JUST TO BE BRIEFER.

SECONDLY, RESPECTING STAFF.

AT EVERY REGULAR BOARD MEETING LIKE THIS ONE, WE LISTEN TO THE THREE INSTITUTIONAL SHARED GOVERNANCE GROUPS, AS WE SHOULD.

INTERNATIONAL AND OUR CAMPUS STUDENT FORUM, THE STAFF COUNCIL AND THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

HOWEVER, THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER UNOFFICIAL GROUPS OF CONSTITUENTS THAT I BELIEVE THE BOARD SHOULD LISTEN TO AS WELL.

CU YOU HAS TWO CATEGORIES OF STAFF.

FIRST ARE CLASSIFIED WORKERS ARE PART OF THE STATE PERSONNEL SYSTEM REPRESENTED BY THEIR UNION. COLORADO WINS.

ALL OTHER EMPLOYEES, KNOWN NOT ANYMORE AS EXEMPT EMPLOYEES, WHICH IS WHAT THE LANGUAGE THAT I LEARNED. BUT AS OFFICERS AND UNIVERSITY STAFF ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN USE THE UCWC, THE UNITED CAMPUS WORKERS OF COLORADO.

UCWC, IS AFFILIATED WITH THE NATIONAL UNION FOR HIGHER ED EMPLOYEES, AND IT REPRESENTS NOT ONLY STAFF, BUT ALSO GRADUATE STUDENTS AND ADJUNCT FACULTY.

UCWC IS NOT RECOGNIZED YET BY CU.

DESPITE THAT FACT I BELIEVE THAT BOTH THESE UNIONS SHOULD HAVE A REGULAR VOICE AT REGENT MEETINGS AS PART OF SHARED GOVERNANCE, AND THE NEW BOARD COULD INVITE THEM TO THE VERY FIRST MEETING TO SPEAK TO THEM. LASTLY, RESPECT FOR FACULTY.

AS ORIGINALLY SOME SMALL COLLEGES STILL RUN THAT WAY, BUT CU DOES NOT.

INSTEAD, WE HAVE A CORPORATE STRUCTURE WITH AN ADMINISTRATION THAT HAS GROWN AND GROWN, PARTICULARLY ON THE BOULDER CAMPUS AND AT THE SYSTEM LEVEL.

AS THE ADMINISTRATION GREW, IT LISTENED TO LESS AND LESS TO FACULTY, DESPITE OUR OWN REGENT LAW, 5.A.1, WHICH IS ENTITLED PRINCIPLE OF SHARED GOVERNANCE.

THIS REGENT LAW STATES THAT FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION COLLABORATE IN MAJOR DECISIONS AFFECTING THE ACADEMIC WELFARE OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THAT THE.

COULD YOU HURRY IN CASE WE HAVE SOME OTHER PEOPLE THAT WANT TO SPEAK? ABSOLUTELY. SO NOTHING IS WRONG WITH THAT POLICY, IN MY OPINION.

THE PROBLEM IS JUST WITH ITS IMPLEMENTATION, WHEN WE DO THINGS LIKE TAKE CIVICS CURRICULUM AND DO MOTIONS AND ACTIONS WITHOUT COLLABORATING WITH FACULTY SO THAT THE NEW BOARD COULD JUST DO A SIMPLE RESOLUTION TO THAT EFFECT.

SO I IN CONCLUSION, ONE MORE SENTENCE.

BY LISTENING TO AND RESPECTING STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY, THE NEW MAJORITY CAN BEGIN TO RIGHT THE BALANCE OF POWER AT CU.

THANK YOU. OK, OTHER PEOPLE WITH AN OPINION AND DOESN'T NEED TO BE ON THAT SAME TOPIC AND

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IT DOESN'T NEED TO BE A DISCUSSION FROM WHAT LINDA SAID, BUT ANYBODY THAT HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY'D LIKE TO ADD.

CAN I ADD CHAIR GALLEGOS.

JUST I'D LIKE TO RESPOND TO JUST ONE PART OF WHAT REGENT SHOEMAKER WAS SAYING AS FAR AS THE CIVICS DISCUSSION AND CURRICULUM THAT REGENT CARSON ADVOCATED FOR.

I KNOW HE SPENT SEVERAL YEARS WORKING ON THAT AND WITH A GREAT DEAL OF COLLABORATION.

AND I THOUGHT WITH A GREAT DEAL OF PATIENCE AND OPEN MINDEDNESS IN WORKING WITH FACULTY, WORKING WITH STUDENTS.

IT WASN'T A CLOSED PROCESS AT ALL.

AND I REALLY APPLAUD REGENT CARSON FOR THE WORK THAT HE DID AND WORKING WITH ALL THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT HE DID.

AND I KNOW I REMEMBER HAVING A MEETING, IN FACT, WITH PROFESSOR ADDISON AND WITH PATRICK O'ROURKE AND JOHN CARSON AND I WHEN PROFESSOR ADDISON BROUGHT TO US A REPORT FROM THE FACULTY COUNCIL WITH THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS THAT JOHN CARSON WAS VERY OPEN AND RESPONSIVE TO. SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE TO MAKE THAT POINT ON HIS BEHALF.

THANK YOU. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY TO YOU THAT I LIKE TO I REALLY I SUPPORT WHAT REGENT SHOEMAKER SHARED WITH US, BUT I AM A STRONG BELIEVER IN SHARED DECISION MAKING MODELS AND DOING THEM IN A COLLABORATIVE FASHION AND IN THE BEST OF THE BEST OF OUR LIVES.

IF WE HAVE TIME FOR GROUP TO COME TOGETHER, TO HAVE A CONSENSUS WHERE THEY CAN WALK OUT, ALL AGREEING ON WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO PROCEED IN SOLVING ANY OF OUR PROBLEMS. SO I'M A STRONG SUPPORTER OF SHARED GOVERNANCE.

I BELIEVE THAT THE MORE COMPREHENSIVE OUR SHARED GOVERNANCE MODELS ARE, WE WILL MAKE LESS MISTAKES IN THE FUTURE AND THERE'LL BE NO MISUNDERSTANDINGS ON HOW WE GO ABOUT DOING THAT. AND SO I ENCOURAGE THAT IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO IT'S GOOD FOR US TO DO BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE NEW WORK COMING ON IN JANUARY.

ANYBODY ELSE THAT WOULD LIKE TO WEIGH IN? WELL, I JUST WANT TO THANK REGENT SHARKEY FOR HER KIND WORDS.

AND I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A BELIEVER IN SHARED GOVERNANCE, BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE REGENTS GET TO SHARE IN THE GOVERNANCE JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

SO THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY PHILOSOPHY.

YEAH, I WANTED TO BRING UP SOMETHING THAT KIND OF HIT THE HEADLINES MORE TIMELY THIS WEEK ABOUT CU AND I NOTICED THE I THINK WE ALL GOT A HEADS UP ABOUT THE AGREEMENT THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT REACHED WITH THE SPORTS BOOK.

I THOUGHT THAT THAT KIND OF AN INTERESTING AGREEMENT.

AND WE'RE REALLY ENTERING A NEW PHASE OF SPORTS BETTING THAT IS A LOT MORE I THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN A LOT MORE.

OBVIOUSLY, COLORADO, DUE TO WHAT WAS IT DD THAT PASSED LAST FALL, REALLY CREATED THIS SPACE FOR SPORTS BETTING TO GO ON.

AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THE ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT WENT OUT AND FOUND ADDITIONAL OUTSIDE REVENUES. I'M A OBVIOUSLY A BIG PROPONENT OF THEM RUNNING A SELF-SUSTAINING OPERATION THERE, SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

BUT I AM CONCERNED, TOO, ABOUT WHAT AN INCREASE IN GAMBLING WILL MEAN TO THE INTEGRITY OF OUR SPORTS. A LOT OF OUR VIEWERSHIP FOR OUR ATHLETICS PROGRAMS AND FOR NCAA COMPETITIONS DEPENDS ON PEOPLE REALLY HAVING FAITH THAT THE OUTCOMES ARE NOT PREORDAINED.

AND AS WE SAW FROM THE LETTER FROM PAC 12 STUDENTS A MONTH OR SO AGO, THEY'RE REALLY CALLING FOR SOME OF THAT SHARING OF THE REVENUE.

AND GOOD TO SEE RYAN. BUT THEY'RE CALLING FOR A BIGGER SHARE OF THAT REVENUE.

AND I THINK WE NEED TO LISTEN TO THEM.

AND I THINK IT'S IN OUR BEST LONG TERM INTEREST TO DO SO, BECAUSE, UNFORTUNATELY, HUMAN NATURE IS SUCH THAT INCENTIVES WILL QUICKLY DEVELOP FOR INDIVIDUALS TO CASH IN ON THEIR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

THAT MAY NOT BE COMING FROM US AS AN INSTITUTION, BUT COMING FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE INTERESTS RIDING ON THE OUTCOME OF A GAME.

AND THAT SHOULD BE REALLY CONCERNING TO ALL OF US, BECAUSE IN THE LONG RUN, IF PEOPLE

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DON'T HAVE FAITH IN THE INTEGRITY OF OUR SPORTS, THEN THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TUNE IN AND THAT CREATES MORE PROBLEMS FOR US.

SO I JUST WANTED TO THROW THAT OUT THERE.

I APPRECIATE THE TIME CHAIR GALLEGOS FOR THIS SESSION AND I APPRECIATE THAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS ON SOME OTHER ISSUES AS WELL.

WE HAVE ABOUT 10 MINUTES LEFT.

ANYONE HAS SOMETHING ON THEIR MIND THAT THEY'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH US.

AND JACK, I THINK THAT THAT WAS A REALLY APPROPRIATE TOPIC THAT YOU JUST THREW OUT THERE, WHICH REALLY TALKS TO US ABOUT CHANGE IS UPON US.

AND SHOULD WE BE DEALING WITH HOW SHOULD WE BE DEALING WITH GAMBLING ON OUR CAMPUSES AND AND FOR DOLLARS? I THINK WE TALKED ABOUT CHANGE WHEN WHEN WE DON'T SEE A LOT OF FRESHMEN COMING IN.

AND I KNOW IT'S EARLY, BUT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS MAN OUR POND HAS DRIED UP, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO HERE? I MEAN, I THINK THAT THAT'S ANOTHER CHANGE THAT'S GOING TO DRIVE US IN SOME DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.

AND I THINK THAT WE NEED TO START LOOKING AT EVERY PLACE AND WE HAVE SOME REGENTS WHO HAVE WANTED TO DO IT JUST TO BE ABLE TO TO LOOK AT DIFFERENT WAYS FOR US TO BECOME MORE EFFICIENT FOR OUR TEACHING MODEL, OUR PEDAGOGY TO CHANGE WHERE OUR DOLLARS ARE COMING FROM. SO I REALLY BELIEVE THAT COVID HAS BROUGHT THAT TO A POINT.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PIVOTING ARE WE PIVOTING QUICKLY ENOUGH, SO I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT THAT. I THINK STAFF CAN JUMP IN HERE TO.

CERTAINLY REGENTS' TIME, BUT BUT IF THERE IS SOMETHING THAT THAT'S ON YOUR MIND, STICK IT OUT THERE. I THINK WE'VE BEEN REALLY RESPECTABLE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING TODAY.

KEN, I HAVE A QUESTION FOR KEN? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WASN'T THERE A NEW ONLINE PAPER PUT TOGETHER IN THE DENVER AREA? YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? YOU'RE MUTED KEN. THERE IS A NEW ONLINE PUBLICATION TO START IT UP.

THEY'VE GOT SOME VERY TALENTED JOURNALISTS, VETERANS OF THE DENVER POST, ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, OTHER PUBLICATIONS.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT KIND OF TRACTION THEY GET IN THE MARKET.

ANY LAST TOPIC ANYONE? I THINK WE'VE HAD A GREAT MEETING TODAY, IT STARTED AT NINE O'CLOCK THIS MORNING.

A LOT OF DECISIONS AND REALLY IT'S JUST AMAZING THE TOPICS THAT WE'VE COVERED OVER THE COURSE OF TODAY.

I WANT TO THANK PRESIDENT KENNEDY AND HIS TEAM CHANCELLORS ALWAYS AND, YOU KNOW, OUR STAFF PEOPLE THAT ARE DEALING WITH OUR STUDENTS, FOOD SERVICE PEOPLE, ET CETERA, ET CETERA. I THINK WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE UNIVERSITY HERE.

AND, YOU KNOW, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE DON'T BRING UP THINGS THAT ARE THAT DON'T ALWAYS GO RIGHT. BUT MAYBE WE LOOK AT MORE OF THE THINGS THAT DO.

I THINK IT'S AN INCREDIBLE PLACE.

AND THIS THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THIS BOARD, WE TALKED EARLIER ABOUT UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

THEY ARE. AND I THINK WE'RE DOING WELL IN GUIDING THROUGH THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

SO WITH WITH THAT, I DO I HEAR A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

CHAIR GALLEGOS, BEFORE WE HAVE THAT MOTION, I HAVE A REQUEST FOR OUR FOR THE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETINGS WE HAVE WHILE I CONTINUE TO BE ON THIS BOARD, I'D LIKE TO HAVE EVERY MEETING START WITH PROFESSOR AGREE THAT 100 PERCENT.

THAT WAS LIKE THE BEST, BEST BEGINNING OF A BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING I'VE EVER HAD.

HE IS AWESOME.

BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTIFUL.

YEAH. IT DID SET THE TONE.

THAT WAS JUST REALLY SOMETHING.

SO I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH.

I THANK YOU, CHAIR GALLEGOS FOR ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE IN PUTTING TOGETHER OUR BOARD OF

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REGENTS MEETINGS, KEEPING THE REGENTS INFORMED, YOU'VE BEEN SO GREAT ABOUT COMMUNICATION AND THIS HAS BEEN A TOUGH TIME TO BE A CHAIR.

I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE.

YOU'VE BEEN A GREAT CHAIR.

AND AND TO VICE CHAIR SMITH, THANK YOU AS WELL FOR YOUR WORK AND YOUR LEADERSHIP AS VICE CHAIR. AND IN WORKING WITH CHAIR GALLEGOS, YOU GUYS MAKE A GREAT TEAM.

WE TRY. THANK YOU.

YOU DO. WE ARE THE KING AND QUEEN, AND IRENE WAS IN THERE, TOO, BECAUSE SHE WAS VICE CHAIR WHEN WE STARTED ZOOM.

SO WE DON'T KNOW WHAT LIVE MEETINGS ARE ANYMORE.

WE GO DOWN AND SEE YOU AS THE CHAIRS OF ZOOM, RIGHT.

ALL THE WORK AND NONE OF THE FUN.

YOU TWO COULD START A CONSULTING FIRM ABOUT HOW TO RUN EFFECTIVE ZOOM MEETINGS.

YEAH, WELL, WE WOULD NEED TO HELP WITH THAT.

EFFIE HAS HELPED A LOT WITH THAT.

SO, YES. THANK YOU FOR EFFIE.

WELL, THE MOTION THAT WE ADJOURN.

AND I'LL SECOND IT. OK, AND A SECOND, ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

AYE. GREAT MEETING YOU GUYS, THANKS.

BYE EVERYBODY.THANKS EVERYONE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.