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Remarks & Statements

Chancellor Rebecca Chopp brings the University’s bold vision to life both on and off-campus through regular speeches, appearances and interviews. Here is just a sampling of her words on DU, its values and its future.


Important Message from Chancellor Chopp

I’d like to share some difficult news with the community today.

As many of you know, I have struggled with health issues this year. Unfortunately, the doctors I have been working with have diagnosed me with a complex neurological disorder that I need to attend to sooner rather than later. After many tests and consultations, I have decided I must step down as Chancellor on July 14. As Chancellor, the 70- to 80-hour work weeks and the stress that naturally is connected to higher education in these unsettled times just does not permit me enough time to focus on improving my health. I have just shared this news with the Board of Trustees who agreed that after I step down as Chancellor in July, I will continue to serve DU as an advisor on special projects.

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