Editorial: Kennedy’s resignation is the right thing; now CU regents must fix this mess

The Denver Post: University of Colorado President Mark Kennedy is doing the right thing by stepping down.

Kennedy lost, or rather he never had, the confidence of the faculty and students on four campuses in Boulder, Denver, Aurora and Colorado Springs. Another leader in another time might have been capable of overcoming the politically tainted hiring process that gave the former Republican congressman a lucrative contract to run the CU system, however, Kennedy made missteps along the way and failed to wow those observing his progress.

Kennedy faced the growing opposition to his tenure with grace and he now has publicly committed to departing, sparing the regents a likely fraught review process. In some regards, Kennedy is selflessly stepping aside at the right moment.

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