Stakeholder Forums for New Chancellor
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January 14, 2008
CSU Board of Governors Hold Open Stakeholder Forums for New Chancellor
DENVER – The Colorado State University System will hold a series of open forums to solicit input from stakeholders regarding desired attributes of a CSU System Chancellor.
Board of Governors Chair, Douglas Jones selected two prominent citizens to co-chair the open forums serving as facilitators: Diane Evans, current treasurer of the CSU Board of Governors, who also co-chaired the CSU-Pueblo presidential search that selected Joseph Garcia; and Dick Robinson, co-CEO of Robinson Dairy, who is a past CSU governing board chair as well as a CSU alumnus.
“This is a critical public position for the university and the state with tremendous responsibility and accountability,” said Board chair, Jones. “At the board’s December public meeting, the board agreed that before a search begins, it was incumbent on us to hear from CSU stakeholders about what they would like to see in a chancellor.”
Over the next two months the Board will initiate open and inclusive stakeholder meetings. The open forums will take place around the state in locations where there is a mass contingent of stakeholders, including locations at CSU-Pueblo, Sterling, CSU Fort Collins and Denver. While the forums will have time slots targeted to certain stakeholders, all members of the community are welcome at any time.
In addition to the forums, a web site will be created for the public to submit their input on the characteristics and qualities of a CSU System chancellor. Later this month, a stakeholder input form will be linked on www.csusystem.edu.
Two open forums have been scheduled for January. The first meeting will be in Pueblo on Jan. 28and in Sterling on Jan. 30. In February additional locations will include Fort Collins and Denver. Details are still being finalized for these events and the forum in Sterling.
Details for Pueblo have been finalized. They are:
Pueblo, Colo. hosted by CSU-Pueblo
10 – 11:30 a.m. Faculty and Staff
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Elected officials, school boards, superintendants, CSU President’s Advisory Council and Hispanic Advisory Council
1 – 2 p.m. Public and stakeholders unable to attend other times
2 – 3 p.m. Students
3 – 4 p.m. Public and stakeholders unable to attend other times
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors is appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the State Senate, to serve up to two consecutive four-year terms. The Board consists of nine voting members representing diverse backgrounds reflective of Colorado. These nine members each dedicate and volunteer their time to ensure effective management, accountability and responsible leadership of all the CSU System campuses – Fort Collins, Pueblo and the new online Global Campus.
Colorado State University’s three campuses, in Fort Collins, Pueblo and the recently launched online CSU-Global Campus, attract about 27,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly skilled graduates number more than 6,500 a year, and more than 150,000 alumni live throughout the state, nation and world. As part of its mission as a land-grant university, CSU Extension has offices in 59 of 64 Colorado counties delivering research-based information, educational and 4-H programs. CSU is home to several top centers and programs, including the top-ranked veterinary medicine program. CSU’s annual research expenditures totaled a $293.5 million in fiscal year 2008.