CU Regents, Chancellor Michelle Marks, and University Medal Recipient Sam Walker pose for a photo.
Left to right: CU Regent Mark VanDriel, CU Regent Chair Lesley Smith, University of Colorado President Todd Saliman, University Medal recipient Samuel F. Walker, CU Denver Chancellor Michelle Marks, CU Regent Ken Montera, and CU Regent Wanda James at the 2023 CU Denver Regent Awards Celebration.

2023 CU Denver Regents Awards Ceremony

May 9, 2023

On May 1, the 2023 CU Denver Regent Awards ceremony brought members of the University of Colorado Board of Regents together with our community to recognize six individuals for their significant and notable contributions to CU Denver, the state, the nation, and the world. “For the university, these remarkable individuals exemplify the heights of intellectual endeavor and service to the community that we hope to instill in all of our students,” said CU Denver Chancellor Michelle Marks. “Their professions and experiences represent the great diversity that we celebrate and value so much on our campus. They are community leaders, artists, historians, architects, scientists, philanthropists, and educators.” 

University of Colorado President Todd Saliman talked with guests at the ceremony.

2023 CU Denver Regent Award Recipients  

Dana Crawford

Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning Nan Ellin (right) accepted the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of Dana Crawford.

Samuel F. Walker (PhD, ’92) 

Samuel F. Walker (right) accepted the University Medal.

Don White (BS, ’65) 

Dean of the College of Engineering, Design and Computing Martin L. Dunn (right) accepted the University Medal on behalf of Don White. 

Karen Middleton (MA, ’96) 

Karen Middleton (right) accepted the Distinguished Service Award. 

Robert Damrauer

Robert (Bob) Damrauer (right) accepted the University Medal.

Ruth M. Glenn (MA, ’03) 

Ruth M. Glenn (right) accepted the Distinguished Service Award.