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Inclusive Leadership

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Davidson is the ninth president of MSU Denver. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served as the undersecretary of the Navy prior to joining the University in July 2017. Her top priority is ensuring that students receive the support they need to graduate, get good jobs and move up the economic ladder.

Inclusive Leadership

President Davidson believes great leadership needs to be inclusive, and that diverse voices and shared ownership ensures better decision-making and a stronger organizational culture. Learn more.

A detail of events in regards to the Inclusive Leadership Summit at MSU Denver in Spring 2018.

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Inclusive Leadership

What is Inclusive Leadership?

Inclusive leadership is the practice of leadership that carefully includes the contributions of all members of the community or organization. Inclusion means being at the table at all levels of the organization, being a valued contributor and being fully responsible for your contribution to the ultimate result. Source:

Inclusive leadership unites human capital by developing “one team of leaders,” who cultivate and harvest new ideas and innovative strategies to resolve issues and advance an organization’s mission. Inclusive leadership is the “secret sauce” for colleges and universities to realize shared governance.

Here's an article that goes into greater detail.


MSU Denver inclusive leadership value statement:

We are a team of leaders driven by our passion for student success. We value diversity, inclusivity, transparency and civility. Through collaboration, innovation and trust, we are a university where faculty, staff and students thrive. 


Inclusive leadership in action at MSU Denver


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