Hayward said he hopes his selection will make a positive impact at the university in a number of ways, from leveling out academic disparity on campus to helping students get a broader academic experience.
Hayward noted that there are very few conservatives in academia, such as in the humanities departments in Yale and Berkeley. Likewise, CU Boulder lacks conservative scholars as well, he said.
“There are not many conservatives with academic credentials,” Hayward said. “Conservatives drop out of higher education.”