M. Roy Wilson, M.D., chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, is leaving his current post to take on a new leadership role representing the university system, effective July 1.
In a statement, Wilson and CU President Bruce Benson said the new arrangement enables Wilson "to spend considerably more time on national issues and policies that impact higher education and academic health centers."
An announcement regarding leadership at UC Denver is expected Thursday, May 27, after Benson meets with campus governance groups. He met Tuesday, May 25, in executive session with the Board of Regents.
Wilson, a board member of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), will adopt an expanded role at both organizations, where he will deal with such pressing national issues as:
- increasing funding for higher education;
- increasing the nation's health care workforce;
- facilitating initiatives to increase collaborations with international universities and academic health centers; and
- leading efforts for increased funding for urban medical centers to address health disparities in urban populations.
The regents are expected to vote on naming Wilson chancellor emeritus at the board's June meeting.
"I believe we have made great strides in recent years, and I am proud of the work and accomplishments of each member of our university community in education, research and clinical care," Wilson wrote in a letter to the UC Denver community Friday, May 21. He has served as chancellor since 2006.