Former UND President Kennedy leaving U of Colorado after censure

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Mark Kennedy(kfyr)
Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 12:21 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Former University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy announced he will be stepping down from his current post in Colorado in the coming months.

Kennedy left UND to become the president for the University of Colorado in 2019 after serving at UND for less than three years.

In a statement, Kennedy said, “I appreciate the many smart and dedicated people who work hard every day to help the university meet its mission to serve its students and the state. CU is on a positive trajectory.”

Kennedy’s announcement comes just a few weeks after faculty members censured him over “his failure of leadership with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

During his time at UND, Kennedy was given a vote of no confidence from the Aerospace school faculty.

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