he Board of Trustees of Regis University in Denver has approved key elements of the Jesuit institution’s strategic plan, including the formation of two new colleges to take advantage of market opportunities in the dynamic higher education market. The establishment of the college of Computer & Information Sciences involves combining academic units from Regis’ three existing colleges and university investment to support growth in areas such as cybersecurity, health informatics and data science, which are strong economic drivers in Regis’ market. Establishment of a College of Business will also be launched with components of existing programs to respond to some of the largest enrollments in schools and divisions across Regis.
President John Fitzgibbons, S.J., led a collaborative and inclusive process that engaged the full university community, existing and new members of his executive team and the university’s board in exploring and addressing bold goals and structural changes that leverage Regis’s core liberal arts college and its pioneering positions in online education and health sciences. The university is creating an implementation blueprint that actualize these decisions over the next several years. Regis’ strategic plan website is one tool for keeping its community informed.