Democrats will control CU’s Board of Regents for the first time in 41 years. What do they hope to accomplish?

CU President Mark Kennedy, hired by GOP-led board on party-line vote, “is all in” to work with the new majority

At a time when COVID-19 has exacerbated Colorado’s butchered higher-education budgets, Spiegel said the board must endeavor to make CU accessible to all.

“The key to future financial stability at CU is the ability to enroll low-income students, first-generation students and students of color, and that’s going to require help at the federal level,” Spiegel said.

Spiegel expects the board to work more efficiently with the government, at least on the local level, due to the new Democratic majority riding Colorado’s blue wave.

“You’ve seen the electorate change in Colorado, the community change, and we now have a board that’s in better alignment and can reflect those needs and values and really work for those,” Spiegel said.

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