Janine Davidson, Ph.D., has served as president of Metropolitan State University of Denver since 2017. She is a national thought leader in higher education and on topics such as public service, U.S. foreign policy and national security.
As president of Colorado’s third-largest public university, Davidson is a fierce advocate for MSU Denver’s 17,000 students. From her first days on campus, she has championed the role public universities play in “holding the line on the American dream.” She has staunchly advocated for legal status for Dreamers and supported MSU Denver’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students, as well as its minoritized students and military and veteran students.
On this episode of A Seat at the Table, Janine shares how she works with businesses to ensure her students get real world experience and connections in a job market hungry for workers. She also expands on the evolving role of higher education in American culture, why higher education is still great value (despite some commentary claiming it isn’t), and her remarkable background as a pilot for the United States Air Force and a civilian working in the Pentagon. It’s a fascinating episode with a truly remarkable leader.
Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.
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