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COVID-19 Communications

A Message from President Andy Feinstein: UNC Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Grants and Disaster Relief Funds

The disruptions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months have had a direct financial impact on many of our students and their families. The University of Northern Colorado recently applied for and received approximately $3.8M from the United States Department of Education through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency grants to our students to offset some of the unexpected expenses they are experiencing. [READ FULL POST]

An End of Semester Message from President Andy Feinstein

As I reflect on what has surely been the most unusual semester of my career, I am immensely proud of our students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and friends for everything we have accomplished together. The way so many members of our community have stepped up as we have navigated the challenges and changing landscape before us these last few weeks has been truly remarkable. [READ FULL POST]

A Message from President Andy Feinstein: Update on Efforts to Address COVID-19 Related Financial Impacts

Several weeks ago, we convened a special Board of Trustees meeting to discuss the emerging financial impacts of COVID-19 on UNC. In that meeting, we projected to finish out this fiscal year with a revenue loss of $4.5M and the potential for far greater losses next year. [READ FULL POST]

Planning for the Fall Semester and Temporary Building Access for Faculty

May 1, 2020: We hope you have read yesterday’s message about UNC’s plans to re-open in the fall. As we have started to map out the logistical considerations involved with returning in the fall, we have been increasingly optimistic that we will be able to do so in a way that helps to preserve the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to work with state and local officials, including public health authorities, and will remain in compliance with all official orders and guidelines. [READ FULL POST]

A Message from President Andy Feinstein: Planning for Our Return in the Fall Semester

April 30, 2020: As the spring semester winds down and we prepare for a continuation of online instruction over the summer, our focus has naturally turned toward planning for the fall. I want to take a moment to share what information I can with you now so our students and their families, as well as our staff and faculty, can begin taking appropriate steps to prepare. [READ FULL POST]

A Message from President Andy Feinstein: Cuts Made to Executive Pay as Trustees Receive Preliminary Budget Outlook

April 22, 2020: This morning, the Board of Trustees convened for a public presentation and discussion about the projected financial impact of COVID-19 on UNC’s FY 20 and FY 21 budgets, as well as various measures that are being considered to address projected shortfalls in the months ahead. [READ FULL POST]