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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.

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.

Spring Update 2019

April 23, 2019

President Davidson reiterates the University’s commitment to students and the value of humanities.

President Janine Davidson’s Remarks to the Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 15, 2019

Davidson shared MSU Denver success stories and her vision for the future of education with members in a bid to increase legislative investment.

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., reaffirms the University's support of the LGBTQ community

Oct. 25, 2018

Read her statement
President Janine Davidson

Inauguration Investiture speech

Sept 17, 2018

President Davidson reflects on her first year at MSU Denver and shares her long-term vision for its success.
MSU Denver President, Dr. Janine Davidson, is invested as University President Sept. 7, 2018

Inauguration investiture: full ceremony

Sept. 17, 2018

President Davidson reflects on her first year at MSU Denver and is officially invested as President of the University.
MSU Denver President, Janine Davidson, Ph.D., speaks on the future of higher education with Colorado's education leaders.

Inauguration panel: The future of higher education

Sept. 17, 2018

President Davidson welcomes Colorado's education leaders to discuss future-focused topics on how to adapt to the challenges universities will surely face.
President Davidson talks about inclusive leadership during MSU Denver's Professional Development Conference

Professional Development Conference 2018: Inclusive Leadership

May 21, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., discusses her vision of inclusive leadership at MSU Denver's Professional Development Conference.
MSU Denver President Janine Davidson delivers a speech.

Davidson featured at statewide higher-education forum

March 29, 2018

President Janine Davidson will take part in the upcoming Colorado Business Roundtable ...
Portrait of President Janine Davidson

Davidson addresses Joint Budget Committee

Jan. 8, 2018

In her remarks, she discusses the inequitable funding formula that has led to MSU Denver being ...
Metropolitan State University of Denver logo

To protect dreamers, congress must pass the Dream Act

Dec. 19, 2017

President Davidson and Mayor Hancock encourage legislators to act on behalf of DACA students.
Dr. Davidson speaking with host on stage.

President welcomes community questions in Town Hall event

Sept. 14, 2017

Further articulating her vision for Roadrunner success, Davidson dished on mission and committed to a ...
President Davidson presents at the podium

President’s 2017 Welcome Home Address

Sept. 13, 2017

President calls on University to hold line on American dream
Administrators discussing DACA's impact on MSU Denver Students

DACA Resource Panel

Sept. 11, 2017

A resource panel conversation on how the recent DACA decision will impact our students.
Dr. Davidson speaking with Vicente Fox on stage.

MSU Denver Open Forum - Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico

Aug. 30, 2017

The former president of Mexico shared his insights on global business and trade relations...
The Denver skyline from campus.

President’s message on Charlottesville

Aug. 14, 2017

Hate has no place at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Dr. Davidson named next president

Janine Davidson named next president of MSU Denver

Feb. 14, 2017

Davidson will succeed outgoing president Stephen M. Jordan in July 2017.
Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president

Janine Davidson named as finalist for MSU Denver president

Feb. 01, 2017

Board announces selection of the former undersecretary of the United States Navy.