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President Janine Davidson, Ph.D.

Davidson is the ninth president of MSU Denver. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served as the undersecretary of the Navy prior to joining the University in July 2017. Her top priority is ensuring that students receive the support they need to graduate, get good jobs and move up the economic ladder.

Inclusive Leadership


President Davidson believes great leadership needs to be inclusive, and that diverse voices and shared ownership ensures better decision-making and a stronger organizational culture. Learn more.

Videos


The MSU Denver men's basketball team hosts over 200 elementary and middle school students for a day of fun and games.

A Gold Crown for military families

Nov. 13, 2018

MSU Denver joined Bill Hanzlik and the Gold Crown Foundation in saluting military families, hosting more than 200 elementary and middle school students from Fort Carson for a day fun and games.
Portrait of a female US Marine

Service and gratitude

Nov. 2, 2018

After serving three tours overseas and enduring a difficult transition to civilian life, an MSU Denver vet is thankful for the path she found and the support that she and other female veterans are...
Dr. Davidson tours the Tivoli building with Director Rob Byers, who discusses its haunted history.

The Rundown: Halloween edition

Oct. 31, 2018

President Davidson tours the Tivoli to learn more about the ghosts said to roam its hallways.
Dr. Davidson visits the CMEI to discuss their unique support programs they offer for MSU Denver students

The Rundown: a space for support

Oct. 16, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., visits the new Center for Multicultural Excellence and Inclusion, scheduled to open this fall in the Jordan Student Success Building.
MSU Denver President, Dr. Janine Davidson, talks about the importance of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institute with Angela Marquez, Ph.D.

The Rundown: becoming a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Oct. 4, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., chats with Angela Marquez, Ph.D., associate to the president for HSI, about becoming an Hispanic-Serving Institution and how that designation will help all students.
MSU Denver President, Janine Davidson, Ph.D., operates a flight simulator with her former Air Force commander, General Darren McDew

The Rundown: leadership advice and a campus flyover

Sept. 14, 2018

President Davidson hosts her former Air Force commander, Gen. Darren McDew, to gain his insight on leadership and how to lead effectively.
MSU Denver President, Dr. Janine Davidson, chats with folks around Auraria Campus about her Inauguration week

The Rundown: Inauguration Week

Sept. 5, 2018

President Davidson talks with students, faculty and alumni about this week's inauguration festivities.
MSU Denver President, Dr. Janine Davidson, visits Roadways, a student center helping Roadrunners succeed.

The Rundown: providing Roadways for students

Aug. 23, 2018

President Janine Davidson visits the Roadways program and introduces Will Simpkins, the new vice president for student affairs.
President Davidson visits the Veteran and Military Student Center.

The Rundown: serving those who serve

July 19, 2018

President Davidson visits the MSU Denver Veteran and Military Student Center, where Auraria Campus' student veterans get unique benefits.
President Davidson chats with computer science professor Steve Beaty about MSU Denver's new interdisciplinary cybersecurity major.

The Rundown: on the front lines of cybersecurity

June 27, 2018

President Davidson chats with computer science professor Steve Beaty about MSU Denver's new interdisciplinary cybersecurity major.
President Davidson visits high schoolers and middle schoolers at the University-hosted STEM camps

The Rundown: STEM for summer

June 13, 2018

President Davidson drops in on the fun of summer science camps we’re hosting for middle and high school students.
President Davidson talks about Social Documentary with JTC Chair, Shaun Schafer

The Rundown: documenting the start of summer classes

June 6, 2018

President Davidson visits the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, where a social documentary course...
President Davidson talks with Alejandra Perez about the recent legislative session.

The Rundown: Celebrating Champions

May 16, 2018

President Davidson talks with Alejandra Perez about the recent state legislative session and the MSU Denver Champions program.
President Davidson talks with the winner of the Spring 2018 President's Award, Maria Coppersmith-Buschman.

The Rundown: Resilient President’s Award winner prepares to take the stage

May 9, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., chats with Maria Coppersmith-Buschman, winner of the Spring 2018 President's Award.
President high fives a fellow faculty member.

The Rundown: President Davidson celebrates faculty and staff at the annual BBQ

May 2, 2018

President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., makes the rounds at the annual MSU Denver Faculty and Staff BBQ, where she recognizes...
President Davidson tours the Applied Learning Center

The Rundown: President Davidson tours the Applied Learning Center

April 6, 2018

President Janine Davidson gets a tutorial on how students apply classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.
President Davidson climbs on Auraria Recreation Center's climbing wall

The Rundown: President Davidson visits the fitness center

March 28, 2018

President Janine Davidson chats about campus recreation at MSU Denver and scales the climbing wall.
MSU Denver President Janine Davidson, Faculty Senate President Matt Makley and Auraria Campus Police Chief Mike Phibbs on stage at the King Center for the 2018 Spring Update.

Spring Update 2018

March 14, 2018

President Davidson highlights campus safety, inclusive leadership and University funding at the Spring Update.
President Davidson tours the AES Building

The Rundown: President Davidson tours the AES Building

March 7, 2018

President Davidson visits the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences building, where she talks with students about...
President Janine Davidson, Ph.D., chats with a student at the writing center

The Rundown: President Davidson visits the Writing Center

Feb. 19, 2018

President Davidson visits the Writing Center, where she discusses the importance of being able to write well.
President Janine Davidson in the President's office

The Rundown: A visit to the president's office

Feb. 8, 2018

President Davidson talks pilot pathways, homecoming preps and a pitch for the MSU Denver Champions ...
Student training in an aviation simulator

Cleared for takeoff

Feb. 7, 2018

Partnership between United Airlines and MSU Denver provides clear path from classroom to...
President Janine Davidson meets women's basketball team

The Rundown: President Davidson takes a shot at coaching

Jan. 25, 2018

President Janine Davidson was an honorary coach, as the Roadrunners women's basketball team...
Area pastor Anitha Jones

2018 Peace Award winners reflect on MLK legacy

Jan. 11, 2018

Area pastor Anitha Jones and educator Kathryn Young, winners of this year's Peace Award at MSU Denver...
President Janine Davidson

New brewing lab a reason to celebrate

Jan. 11, 2018

President Davidson talks with Scott Kerkmans, director of the Brewing Industry Operations Program, about
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Holiday greetings from MSU Denver

Dec. 13, 2017

President Davidson shares a holiday message of gratitude.
Dr. Davidsion speaks with students

In good health

Dec. 6, 2017

President Davidson checks up on the Department of Health Professions in her semi-regular video series...

Feeding students in need

Nov. 15, 2017

President Davidson visits the University's food bank in advance of Thanksgiving as part of here ...
Dr. Davidson visits with students in the hospitality kitchen lab

The Rundown with President Davidson

Nov. 8, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
Dr. Davidson visits a spooky student service office

The Rundown with President Davidson

Nov. 15, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
President Davidson speaking with a music student

The Rundown with President Davidson

Oct. 18, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Oct. 12, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Oct. 05, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
Dr. Davidson speaking with two student pilots.

The Rundown with President Davidson

Sept. 27, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Sept. 13, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Sept. 06, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
Dr. Davidson speaking with others in the hall.

The Rundown with President Davidson

Aug. 30, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Aug. 23, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Aug. 16, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

Aug. 9, 2017

A regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities.
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The Rundown with President Davidson

July 26, 2017

Introducing a regular video series to keep you in the loop with our progress on University priorities