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Archived Memos


Read Chancellor Reddy's archived statements and memos:  

Dec. 10, 2019

Q&A with Chancellor Reddy

Chancellor Venkat Reddy talks about the goals and future of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, one of Colorado’s fastest-growing universities.  Read more »

Nov. 4, 2019

Attitude Check: A podcast featuring Chancellor Reddy

Listen in on an engaging episode of Attitude Check featuring Chancellor Venkat Reddy as he speaks about his journey into finance, higher education and more. Listen in »

Oct 26, 2019

College — A good investment for students, communities

More than ever before, the value of a college degree is under intense scrutiny — especially from those who wonder if a degree is necessary to find a good job. Read more »

August 29, 2019

Celebrating an Incredible Year

As we settle into the fall semester, I want to take a moment to celebrate some of our campus community’s accomplishments from the past year. Read more »

July 16, 2019

Creating a culture of well-being and empowering students to learn healthy habits

Ultimately, our goal is to create a culture of wellness that moves struggling students from a place of just 'surviving' to 'thriving.' Read more »

May 2, 2019

Chancellor Reddy on CU’s incoming president Mark Kennedy

Today, the Board of Regents voted to name Mark Kennedy as the 23rd president of the University of Colorado system. Many of you were able to meet with the incoming president during his visit to campus as he learned more about what makes UCCS such an integral member of the CU system. Read more »

July 18, 2018

Chancellor Reddy on President Benson’s Retirement Announcement

President Benson’s leadership at the University of Colorado over the last decade has been remarkable. In his 10 years as president, he has overseen the transformation of CU into a worldwide leader in education and research. The growth and expansion of UCCS under his leadership would not have been possible without Bruce and his wife Marcy being our biggest champions. Read more »

June 28, 2018

Statement Reaffirming Support for International Students

UCCS is committed to the success of all students who wish to pursue a degree. The decision by the Supreme Court June 26 that limited travel from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen is disheartening. We have 15 students from the impacted countries who have chosen to continue their education at UCCS. Read more »

April 29, 2018

Gazette Op-ed: Growth, impact moving UCCS into the future

"Almost a year ago, I was honored to be named the seventh full-time chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. It marked a humbling and exciting opportunity to lead a world-class team of students, faculty and staff into a new era at a campus that is so deeply tied to this community."

Chancellor Venkat Reddy wrote an op-ed that appeared in the April 29, 2018, edition of The Gazette, where he reflected on his first year as Chancellor and laid out his goals for the future. Read more »

February 14, 2018

Statement in Support of our Undocumented Students

As Chancellor of UCCS, I want to express my support for our undocumented students who are pursuing their dreams of a higher education and contributing to our campus and our community. They are valued members of the UCCS community, and I regret that Congress has not yet acted to find solutions that will allow them to continue their studies with the assurance that they will not be interrupted. Read more »

September 7, 2017

DACA Students Supported, Resources Available

I have committed, in an open letter, my continued support for these young scholars and called on the Congressional delegation to provide a solution that assures their futures. Read more »

August 25, 2017

Statement in Support of our Veterans

I write this morning in response to a flyer posted yesterday on the UCCS campus by a non-UCCS group. The flyer references veterans studying at institutions of higher education. UCCS does not endorse and vigorously rejects the offensive viewpoints expressed in the flyer. Read more »

May 8, 2017

Inaugural Statement

I am honored to be selected to serve you as the seventh fulltime chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. To follow Chancellor Emerita Pam Shockley-Zalabak, who led UCCS through unprecedented growth preparing us for the future, connecting us with the community, and creating state of the art facilities for teaching and research, is a tremendous privilege. Read more »


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