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.
Colorado lawmakers convened Wednesday at the Capitol for the start of the 69th General Assembly, a session in which nearly one in three members is a newcomer to the legislature.
The Higher Education Association of the Rockies (HEAR) sponsored the Colorado Higher Education Legislative Update, an afternoon of discussion Friday at the First Baptist Church in Denver.
University leadership from throughout the system was represented, along with faculty, staff, alumni, donors, CU Advocates and students.
The 2.5 percent PERA contribution shift for University of Colorado employees will end this July.
CU and other institutions of higher education will play a key role in selling the state of Colorado’s brand to global business leaders.