The University of Colorado is a Colorado treasure. Its four campuses, Boulder, CU Colorado Springs, CU at Denver and the Anschutz Medical campus, are nuggets of gold. This organizational structure must be nurtured, supported and improved so as to meet current and burgeoning needs as well as the educational opportunities of many students who seek the treasured services of higher education. This is not a “stand-alone” task but a challenge that must involve all segments of our Colorado community and beyond so that CU, already an outstanding university, can join the ranks of the greatest institutions of higher education.
Higher education must strengthen its efforts to provide an affordable education with equity and equal access to ALL students.
Higher education must support emerging efforts to include students in meaningful, responsible opportunities that will support an organization’s mission, vision and major goals so they can become contributing members of our society. This we must do since the university exists only because of students who pursue post-secondary opportunities.
Regent Griego is proud of serving CU. She was raised in a working class family. She did everything possible to work while going to school and to explore student loans and other financial support throughout her experiences at the B.S., M.A. and Ph.D. levels. The three core values that follow will guide her decisions on the CU Board of Regents.
• Student success is critical for CU
• Students success is vital for an educated work force
• Students must have access to an affordable education