Cognella author Callie Rennison Wins Primary Election for University of Colorado Board of Regents

Cognella author Callie Rennison Wins Primary Election for University of Colorado Board of Regents

University of Colorado Denver professor wins primary in a landslide vote

San Diego, CA – July 8, 2020 – Callie Rennison, Ph.D, professor in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver and coeditor with Dr. Amy Bonomi of Women Leading Change in Academia: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and Slipper, has won the primary election for the position of Regent of the University of Colorado – Congressional District 2.

Dr. Rennison campaigned on a platform that aims to make college more affordable and accessible, increase diversity, encourage strategic collaboration to solve problems and envision innovative solutions, and address contemporary issues facing the university system, including sexual violence, harassment, bullying, and discrimination. She won with 53% of the vote, defeating candidates Dave Gross and Ann Harbor.

In November, the CU Board of Regents will welcome three new members, chosen by voters in the November 2020 general election.

“As the authors in Women Leading Change in Academia have demonstrated, we can all lead in valuable ways,” Dr. Rennison said. “I am thrilled that the voters in Colorado have trusted me to lead our CU system in this way. I look forward to being part of a team to make CU work for all of our students, staff, and faculty, and to ensure that CU offers a sense of belonging for everyone.”

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