Published: April 19, 2024

Dear Members of the CU Community,

Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

It is my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dr. Justin Schwartz as the next chancellor of CU Boulder, effective July 1. I am confident he will be a leader who has the skills, experience, enthusiasm and vision to help guide CU Boulder into an exciting future.

I received overwhelmingly positive feedback about Justin following his campus visit and open forums with CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. He was equally well-received by community members who are critical partners of CU Boulder. After reflecting on this input and considering the exceptional attributes Justin brings, I am even more convinced he is the right person for the job. 

I am grateful to everyone who participated in the forums, engaged in the process and offered their feedback. I deeply appreciate the diligence and efforts of the CU Boulder Chancellor Search Committee for carefully vetting and interviewing a talented group of candidates. Thanks as well to AGB Search, which did excellent work recruiting an outstanding pool of highly qualified candidates.

Justin is a leader with whom CU Boulder’s power and promise resonates. He has a proven commitment to supporting a community that embodies different cultures and perspectives, and he will take our campus to new heights. He blends a strong appreciation for the liberal arts with a deep commitment to our research enterprise. He is committed to building a CU community that reflects the diversity of our great state. And Justin understands and embraces our imperative to meet our mission to serve our students, our state and our society.

I greatly appreciate the ongoing commitment and leadership of Chancellor DiStefano, who has served CU Boulder with distinction for 50 years—15 of those as chancellor—and has played an instrumental role in developing its strength and success, upon which Justin will continue to build.  

I look forward to welcoming Justin to the CU community, and I hope you, too, will give him a warm Colorado welcome when he officially joins CU Boulder in July.

All the best,

Todd Saliman

This message originally appeared on the University of Colorado system website.