MEMBER PROFILE: Dr. Janine Davidson, President of MSU Denver

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Dr. Janine Davidson, President of MSU Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) believes that every student should have an opportunity to better their life through economic and social mobility. That’s why they offer the highest-quality education at the lowest tuition rate in Colorado.

MSU Denver students come from every background and experience: veterans looking to re-establish themselves in the workforce, first-generation college students trying to do a little better than their parents, and plenty of people who want to change directions in their careers.

Part of their work to become the model urban university for opportunity, diversity, excellence and transformation is being members with the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. MSU Denver members represent their scholars and advocate for their students.

At Girls Rising, a recent CWCC event, Dr. Janine Davidson shared her impressive story of being a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as the 32nd undersecretary of the Navy, and becoming the first woman to fly the Air Force’s tactical C-130. See our “List of the Month” below for practical advice on Diversity and Leadership from Dr. Davidson.

Lessons on Diversity and Leadership by Dr. Janine Davidson, President of MSU Denver

Top 6 Lessons for Coping

  1. Be Awesome; ignore the music
  2. Say yes
  3. Push back; don’t wait to be invited
  4. Value diverse mentors, colleagues, and friends
  5. Find the edge between “chip” and “chump”
  6. Maintain your sense of humor

Top 6 Lessons for Leadership

  1. Promote diversity: know why it matters
  2. Embrace your story and pay it forward
  3. Find YOUR style
  4. Listen to what is changing
  5. Mine the data
  6. Mind the rest

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