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Presidential Communications

Financial Task Force and Budget Update

August 12, 2020 - UNC has been addressing the financial impacts facing the university as a result of COVID-19. The progress and decisions underway are guided by our mission and promise to prioritize academic excellence and protect the health and well-being of our campus community. As we plan for a different kind of fall and face new economic realities as a result of the pandemic, I want to thank you for your continued commitment to UNC and your unwavering optimism about our future throughout these uncertain times. [READ FULL POST]

Fiscal Year 21 University Budget Update

July 17, 2020 - The economic impact of COVID-19 has been severe and far reaching. As a result, the State of Colorado’s ability to invest in public higher education, and specifically in UNC, has been significantly impacted. The university’s provisional budget for FY 21, shared in our June Board of Trustees meeting, projected a revenue shortfall of $24 million due to this substantial decrease in state support coupled with declines in enrollment and housing and dining contracts due largely to COVID-19. [READ FULL POST]

A Message from President Andy Feinstein Regarding the U.S. Supreme Court Decision on DACA

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California blocking the Trump administration’s 2017 termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, or DACA. UNC joined an Amicus Brief urging the United States Supreme Court to sustain DACA last fall. [READ FULL POST]

A Message from President Andy Feinstein

In the two weeks since my message to the UNC community on June 1st, I have engaged in dialogue with many people about demonstrations against police violence and the amplification of demands that people in positions of authority—like myself—put action behind calls for social justice. [READ FULL POST]