Andy Feinstein


University of Northern Colorado

Andrew “Andy” Feinstein became the 13th president of the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in July 2018. He has devoted a career to teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and student success, which is his top priority at UNC. Throughout his presidency, Feinstein has sought to enhance the fundamental characteristics and commitments that make UNC a great place to live and learn by making intentional decisions that put students first. He has recommitted the university and its leadership to design and activate new approaches that honor and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring that UNC sustains a nurturing and supportive environment where all students, faculty, and staff thrive. Feinstein has worked tirelessly to ensure UNC is well positioned for future success. In fall 2019, he marshaled a collaborative process resulting in the articulation of a new vision for the university: Rowing, Not Drifting 2030. He most recently served five years as provost and senior vice president at San Jose State University. Prior to that, he served in roles including professor, department chair, associate dean, dean, and senior advisor to the president at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.