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UNC Welcomes New President

President Andy Feinstein

President Andrew "Andy" Feinstein, Ph.D. stands in front of iconic Gunter Hall

Office of Alumni RelationsOffice of Alumni Relations
July 09, 2018

UNC Welcomes New President The University of Northern Colorado is excited to welcome Andrew “Andy” Feinstein, Ph.D. as our thirteenth president, effective July 9, 2018.

President Feinstein’s proven leadership, commitment to collaboration and transparency, and demonstrated success advancing student achievement made him a stand out candidate for UNC’s next leader.

Even before his official tenure began, President Feinstein visited campus numerous times to get to know his new community. He immediately met with students, as well as faculty, staff, alumni and donors, to share his background and hear their perspectives regarding what UNC needs today and tomorrow. His engaging personality set the tone for a president who will be both assertive and committed to the community that he leads and serves.

President Feinstein joins UNC from San Jose State University where he served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Prior to San Jose State, President Feinstein held various faculty and administrative positions at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In his first email to the campus community, President Feinstein shared:

“I am humbled, honored, and very excited by the opportunity to serve as the next president. During the search process, my wife and I fell in love with the university community and the city of Greeley. I look forward to building on the outstanding reputation of UNC and to leading the campus through the completion of a comprehensive campaign that will provide resources for future generations of UNC Bears. Especially meaningful for me is that I will continue serving a public institution of higher education that recognizes and supports the potential of each student, including many who are first in their families to attend college. I would like to express my gratitude to everyone I have met thus far, and I look forward to engaging with all of you very soon.”

Learn more about President Feinstein at unco.edu/president.

Meet President Feinstein at an Upcoming Event for Alumni, Donors and Friends

  • July 15: UNC at the Rockies Club Level pre-game event (tickets sold out)
  • July 17: President's Society Donor Reception and Concert Under the Stars
  • August 27-30: Colorado Road Show
  • Date to Be Announced Soon: Presidential Investiture

Additional events and opportunities will be published by the Office of the President and UNC Alumni Association. Ensure that your contact information is up to date in order to receive news and invitations.