Fitting honors were given today to Jerry Wartgow, who recently stepped down from the role of chancellor at the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. The University of Colorado Board of Regents presented a resolution thanking Chancellor Wartgow for his service and granted him the title Chancellor Emeritus in recognition of his service and with appreciation for his leadership during challenging economic times.
The regents acknowledged Chancellor Emeritus Wartgow in many areas, including creating strong partnerships and civic engagement with the community. His efforts included the Admissions Promise with community colleges, the Boots to Suits program with the Denver Chamber of Commerce, a new partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and many industry collaborations at the Business School.
Praise was given by every regent as the board members individually thanked the Chancellor Emeritus. Regent Kyle Hybl called Jerry an exceptional human being, while Regent Tillie Bishop applauded his visionary work in education, his mentorship, and thanked him for their friendship.
President Bruce Benson acknowledged their friendship and experiences working together for more than 30 years, much of it in education.
Chancellor Don Elliman thanked Jerry for the foundation upon which he now gets to build.
Chancellor Emeritus Wartgow thanked the board as well as the campus leaders at today’s meeting, giving the credit to his leadership team. He said he considered today’s recognition a huge honor.