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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.

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 News and Updates 


Now hiring: Vice president for student affairs

Feb. 21, 2018

The national search for a vice president for student affairs kicked off last week with a meeting between the hiring committee, search consultant and President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Colleges and businesses team up to fill demand for skilled workers

Feb. 14, 2018

Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute featured on PBS

Get on board

Feb. 13, 2018

Fond farewells, faculty sabbaticals and a new master’s degree among highlights from Board of ...

Inside the President's Cabinet

Feb. 12, 2018

Updates on web accessibility, SADI survey and the Student Success Council highlight Feb. 12 meeting.

Barbara Barnes Grogan inducted to Colorado Business Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2018

Grogan serves as vice chair of MSU Denver Board of Trustees.

MSU Denver poised to answer call for more Colorado degrees

Jan. 19, 2018

President Davidson pens column in the Denver Post, says University should be model for achieving goals...

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Jan. 15, 2018

Updates on DACA, Roadways and the president’s advisory councils highlight Jan. 15 meeting.

Joint Budget Committee hears from President Davidson

Jan. 8, 2018

President’s remarks lay out case to increase MSU Denver’s state funding.

Inside the President’s Cabinet

Dec. 12, 2017

Updates on advisory councils, emergency preparedness and tax reform among top takeaways from Dec. 11 meet

How can you give back with math?

Dec. 12, 2017

Putting statistics to work for her community adds up to a place of belonging for the President's Award

Get on board

Dec. 11, 2017

An unprecedented audit, next steps on new majors and a look at the CDHE master plan among highlights from

Taking flight

Dec. 6, 2017

President Janine Davidson is ready to pilot MSU Denver to new heights ...

New councils set to revolutionize University

Nov. 14, 2017

President Davidson lays out the framework for six universitywide advisory councils ...

Davidson to serve on national service commission

November 7, 2017 | Early Bird

President Janine Davidson was appointed to the National Commission on Military, National and Public ...

Davidson hands out first President’s Collaboration and Teamwork Award

October 24, 2017 | Early Bird

President Janine Davidson presented the inaugural President’s Collaboration and Teamwork ...

Granting access to STEM-grant access

October 23, 2017 | Insider

With millions available in research funding, innovative consortium brings brains together for ...

As seen on TV? Not quite.

October 16, 2017 | Insider

NCIS Director Andrew Traver shares intel on life at a federal agency, skills students need for ...

Paving the road ahead with scholarship endowment

September 22, 2017 | Insider

MSU Denver Athletic Department receives gift from Rob and Molly Cohen Family Foundation.

President welcomes community questions in Town Hall event

September15,2017 | Insider

Further articulating her vision for Roadrunner success, Davidson dished on mission and committed to a ...

President calls on University to hold line on American dream

September 13, 2017 | Insider

Davidson rolls out vision of becoming a model urban university, continuing to offer high-value ...

President Davidson to share vision with University community

September 07, 2017 | Insider

The new president will lay out her plan for the future of MSU Denver at Sept. 13 Welcome Home event.

DACA resource panel

September 14, 2017 | Early Bird

Representatives from the Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Faculty Senate, Immigrant ...

Will Metro State's Minority Mission Be Eclipsed By Washington Politics?

August 31, 2017 | Colorado Public Radio

Metropolitan State University of Denver has become a haven for traditionally under-represented ...

Vicente Fox talks leadership, business in uncertain times

August 30, 2017 | Insider

Former Mexican president joins Gov. Hickenlooper and Canadian Consul Stephane Lessard for a spirited ...

Members of Congress visit MSU Denver during August break

August 30, 2017 | Early Bird

U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Mike Coffman, R-Colo., were on campus last week to meet ...

President Davidson hits the ground running

July 25, 2017 | Early Bird

Yesterday was my first day as president of MSU Denver, and in true Roadrunner fashion, I’m ready to ...