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CSU seeks a visionary and accomplished leader who can build on the University’s strong foundation of excellence to sustain and grow a world-class faculty and academic program; provide the vision and strategic direction to ensure sustained engagement, financial health, and philanthropic support; promote a culture of integrity at all levels that reflects the CSU Principles of Community; encourage entrepreneurial approaches as well as respect for the University’s enduring traditions and responsibilities; and operate with a commitment to shared governance and inclusion. The next president will be someone who understands the history, role and value of a comprehensive land-grant university; will engage and inspire faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community to achieve a shared vision of global excellence; and who will be a strong contributor to the Colorado State University System in maximizing opportunities for greater service to Colorado and enhanced operational efficiency. The next President should be an expert communicator and tireless advocate for all of the diverse individuals and communities that make up CSU – someone who understands the complex character and history of the American West and the constituencies that are served by a modern, public, land-grant research university in this part of the country and world.

The President is the chief executive officer of the University and has general authority and responsibility for the strategic leadership and management of the institution and its resources, within the direction of the CSU System Board of Governors (a nine-member Board appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the state senate), and under the supervision of the CSU System Chancellor.

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