Since 2005 Stephen Jordan has positioned MSU Denver to become the preeminent public urban university in the nation. Under his leadership, MSU Denver has achieved university status, launched its first master’s degree programs, developed innovative public-private partnerships and seen plans for a Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center, Student Success Building and Athletics Complex come to fruition.
His courageous leadership in creating a nonresident tuition rate evened the playing field for undocumented students in Colorado and heralded the ultimate passage of the ASSET bill.
Jordan is the incoming board chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and serves on the Downtown Denver Partnership board. He has received the Latin American Educational Foundation’s Sol Trujillo National Lifetime Leadership Award, the Anti-Defamation League’s 2014 Civil Rights Award and a Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Award from the Denver business community.
Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in public affairs and a doctorate from the University of Colorado Denver.