Chancellor Venkat Reddy

A Word from the Chancellor


I am honored to serve as the seventh full-time chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Our university is home to exceptional students driven to build bright futures – for themselves, their communities and their world. The outstanding academic culture, innovative attitude and commitment to excellence at UCCS were all reasons why I joined the Mountain Lion family nearly thirty years ago. They continue to inspire me today.  

My promise to you is that each day, I will strive hard to execute the confidence our leadership has placed in me. I will represent our university well to University of Colorado President Todd Saliman, my fellow University of Colorado chancellors, and the Board of Regents to continue moving this great university forward. 


Committed to UCCS

I am fully committed to our access mission, knowing that we begin with the individual and, in the process, change families and communities forever. 

As a long-time member of the UCCS faculty, I witness what a remarkable and strong institution we are, and what commitment we have to our students, faculty, staff and community members.  

We will continue to accomplish great things to become the best regional comprehensive research university in the nation, one that is outcome-oriented, dynamic and agile. Academic excellence is the center of our success, and with that, we will continue to pursue a culture of respect, safety, and compassion. 

I look forward to creating a shared vision with all who teach, research, learn, administer, work on the campus and who work in our community. I ask that you join me in this journey of excellence. Thank you for the confidence you have placed in me. 



UCCS Divisions
  • The Office of Academic Affairs

    The Office of Academic Affairs is dedicated to meeting the academic needs of the student body as well as the faculty.

  • The Office of Administration and Finance

    As a partner in learning and through the stewardship of resources, the Administration and Finance division provides innovative programs and services to support the student-centered mission of the University.

  • The Office of Strategic Initiatives

    Leading the charge for local, state, national and international strategic innovation and initiatives. 

  • The Office of Student Success

    Providing transformative student experiences to foster inclusive communities, enhance academic excellence and promote life-long learning, discovery and success.

  • The Office of University Advancement and Development

    Promoting and enhancing the reputation of UCCS to its audiences, both internal and external.

Values, Priorities and Accreditation

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  • Our Collective Mission

    Explore what drives UCCS forward.

  • Accessibility Information

    Dive into what makes UCCS a welcoming and accessible environment in which to learn, study and research.

  • Retention Information

    Learn what we're doing to help students succeed at UCCS.

  • Student Outcomes

    See annual data on how UCCS students find success.

  • UCCS Accreditation Information

    Explore the information pertaining to UCCS being an accredited institution.

  • The 2030 Strategic Plan

    A plan to fuel success now and in the future.


Our Regents, President and Past Chancellors

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Learn about President Todd Saliman, the CEO and chief academic officer of the University of Colorado.