Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa title was conferred on Stephen M. Jordan on the Ceremonial Senate Meeting of the University of Pécs since 16 November 2017.
Stephen M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University, Denver (MSU Denver)
Stephen M. Jordan has been president of Metropolitan State University of Denver since July 2005.
Since taking the helm, Jordan has led MSU Denver on a rapid trajectory toward becoming one of the preeminent public urban universities in the nation. Under his leadership, MSU Denver has achieved university status. In addition, the University has been recognized locally and nationally for the value of its degrees as evidenced by the return on investment its graduates attain.
In an environment of deep budget cuts, Jordan has led nationally recognized initiatives to retool and reposition the University for the future.
The University is currently pursuing additional partnerships to complete its community Athletic Complex and construct an interdisciplinary aviation/advanced manufacturing academic building that will educate Colorado’s advanced industry workers of tomorrow.
During his seven years as president of Eastern Washington University - before coming to MSU Denver - he grew the University from 6,900 students to over 10,000 students and repositioned the university from a commuter institution to a residential university.
Jordan was one of sixteen presidents in the United States recognized in the book The Entrepreneurial President for his entrepreneurial approach to innovation and change.
Jordan grew up in Colorado. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver.
He and his wife Ruthie have two sons, a daughter and six grandchildren