Letter from the Denver Campus President

Welcome to Johnson & Wales University's Denver Campus. JWU is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution of higher education. Established in 2000 as the western anchor to JWU, the campus is set on 26 park-like acres just minutes from downtown Denver.

Our unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. JWU has been perfecting this approach for more than 100 years, and our alumni are influencing a variety of fields worldwide with their passion, drive and knowledge.

Our small student population allows us to build meaningful relationships within our diverse campus community. Our academic programs, facilities, and wide range of student services and organizations make the Denver Campus an extraordinary place to call home away from home. The mountain views from campus are beautiful too!

Denver provides the perfect foundation for JWU students to be at the leading edge of their future career through internships and job opportunities in growing industries such as tourism, hospitality, recreation, marketing, and the arts and culture scene. U.S. News and World Report (2018) ranked Denver No. 3 on the country’s “100 Best Places to Live” and Colorado ranked No. 1 in the nation for its thriving economy.

We are grateful to be a part of Denver’s vibrant city culture and encourage our students to take advantage of everything this incredible city has to offer, which includes applying the skills they learn in the classroom in a hands-on industry setting. We are fortunate to partner with local distinguished restaurants and breweries, top-rated hotel brands, seven professional sports teams, music venues (including Red Rocks Amphitheater), and a world class convention center. Forbes recently included Denver in its top 10 list of “America’s Coolest Cities” and the best for millennials, businesses and careers. Denver is a very active, outdoor-oriented city because of its proximity to the Rocky Mountains and 300 days of sunshine.

I’ve been a part of the JWU community since 2008, and am proud of our commitment to educational excellence. I am also fortunate to work with so many talented and inspiring faculty and staff on this campus. We have a wonderful community of people who are dedicated to helping our students achieve their personal career goals.

I invite you to visit and learn more about our dynamic campus, and how we connect our students with notable industry professionals to ensure they build their education and passions into a life and future they love.

Richard Wiscott, Ph.D.
President, Denver Campus