Mullis slated for annual CU Advocacy Day

State lawmakers, CU leaders will promote working together at Capitol

March 22 has been set as this year’s CU Advocacy Day at the Capitol, when leadership from the state and the University of Colorado invite the public to learn more about funding trends and legislative priorities affecting CU and higher education.

Special guest speakers include Natalie Mullis (CU-Boulder ’94, ’98), chief economist from the Colorado Legislative Council Staff.

The 9 a.m.-noon event, hosted by the Office of Government Relations and CU Advocates Program in the Office of the President, is followed by a lunch reception from noon-2 p.m. Registration is required for both events.

The day’s program promises to prepare attendees to promote the university’s educational, research and economic contributions, as well as raise awareness about the state’s and CU’s funding challenges.

Advocates for CU will learn about:

  • Funding trends for public higher education
  • Higher education economic development
  • Legislative priorities
  • How to advocate and work with legislators

The advocacy lunch reception will feature CU President Bruce D. Benson, campus chancellors and state elected officials.

The 9 a.m. event takes place in the State Capitol House Committee Room 112. The lunch is at First Baptist Church, 1373 Grant St., across from the Capitol at Grant Street and East 14th Avenue.

More information and registration is available at the CU Advocates website.

Questions: Michele McKinney, 303-860-5622, michele.mckinney@cu.edu.

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