State of the Campus Address to focus on updating Flagship 2030 amid new realities

Published: Oct. 10, 2012

Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano will offer his fourth State of the Campus address to faculty, staff, students and the CU community on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom on the CU-Boulder campus.

The chancellor, who is beginning his 39th academic year on the campus as a faculty member, dean and senior administrator, says the speech will focus on “defining our top priorities for improving the student experience, CU-Boulder’s reputation and our financial stability.”

“I am going to challenge our entire campus community to recognize the valuable roles they can and must play in tackling these and other challenges,” DiStefano said. 

The audience can expect a review of campus over the last year and an overall progress report on the fifth anniversary of the unveiling of the campus’s innovative Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan. 

“I will discuss our goals and the individual and collective roles we can play to reach them during a time of unprecedented financial and resource challenges,” DiStefano said. 

DiStefano said the annual gathering of the University community will inform the scope and reach of their work and life on campus.  

“I want to encourage our entire community to attend the speech, read it or visit the media links to it on my website beginning on Tuesday. What you will hear will form the vital direction CU-Boulder is heading in.” 

Doors open at 7 a.m., refreshments are served at 7:30 and the speech begins promptly at 8 a.m.

To watch the live stream during the speech, or read the text and watch the recorded event after the speech, go to