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Becky Takeda-Tinker to return as CSU Global President
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System has announced that former Colorado State University Global President Becky Takeda-Tinker will return to leading the campus she helped build into the nation’s first fully online, accredited public university.
Small Business Development Center opens Feb. 14 in Douglas County, as part of innovative public-private-education partnership
On Feb. 14, the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and the Colorado State University System opened a SBDC office within the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock, launching a one-of-a-kind partnership in South Denver that will leverage diverse resources to serve small business owners and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Expanding dual enrollment options across CSU System: access, affordability, and high aspirations
Options for getting high school and college credit at the same time, known broadly as dual enrollment programs, are proliferating, both across the state and across the CSU System.
Legislature confirms Baker, Valdez to CSU System Board of Governors
The Colorado General Assembly on Feb. 8 confirmed the appointment of one new member and one returning member to the Colorado State University System Board of Governors. Lakewood businessman Raymond T. Baker and current Board of Governors Vice Chair Armando Valdez were nominated by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis for the governing board seats.
CSU Spur welcomes visitors for 2nd Saturdays in 2023
A year of “2nd Saturdays at CSU Spur” begins on Saturday, Feb. 11, with a day of free, family-oriented programs, activities, and demonstrations centered on the campus’s core themes of food, water, and health.
CSU and EDA announce a planning grant for enhancing Broadband in rural Colorado through CSU’s Extension Offices
The Economic Development Administration awarded $301,030 to the Colorado State University System for a planning grant to promote and enhance economic development in rural Colorado.
Brandon Bernier named CIO of the CSU System
Brandon Bernier, vice president for information technology and chief information officer for Colorado State University in Fort Collins, has taken on the dual role of CIO for the CSU System, effective December 2022.
Video: Visitors’ reactions at Hydro grand opening
From cat and dog surgeries to equine sports medicine demos, visitors of all ages enjoyed the excitement of the Jan. 6 grand opening of Hydro at the CSU Spur campus.
New lab at CSU Spur will use 6 types of water to test innovative treatment solutions
The Water Technology Acceleration Platform (Water TAP) lab is housed in the newly opened Hydro building on the CSU Spur campus. Here, a team of researchers led by CSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Sybil Sharvelle will test a variety of water treatment technologies on six different sources.
CSU Day at the Stock Show and CSU Spur
From roping and riding to photos with CAM the Ram, CSU Day returned to the National Western Stock Show on Jan. 14.
Hydro opening marks realization of vision for innovation at CSU Spur
Cowbells and the escalating rumble of stock show activity punctuated a Friday afternoon celebration marking completion of the CSU Spur campus and the opening of Hydro, a building focused on water research, innovation, and engagement.
CSU Spur: What a difference a year makes
In one day short of a year, the CSU Spur campus in Denver will open all three of its buildings in a first-of-its-kind campus made for the public and offered by a higher education institution.
Tony Frank and Jim Lochhead: On a new water future at CSU Spur
Back in 2017, at the Biennial of the Americas, Colorado State University and Denver Water announced plans to work together to support a new future for water research, policy, education and innovation. This week, that vision comes fully to life with the opening of the Hydro building on the CSU Spur campus at the National Western Center.
With opening of Hydro, CSU Spur fills out a “menu” for creativity, collaboration
The opening of Hydro, the largest of CSU Spur’s three buildings, rounds out an urban campus that was created as a sort of laboratory aimed at finding new ways to engage, inform, and inspire the broader community.
CSU Spur opens third and final building on Jan. 6; campus offers free, year-round, public education in Denver
The CSU Spur campus will soon be complete with the opening of the third and final building at CSU Spur, the Hydro building. A public ribbon-cutting and grand opening event will be held at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at CSU Spur, 4817 National Western Dr., Denver, 80216.
Western Daughters Kitchen to open at CSU Spur, becoming a second location for the popular Denver-based company
Western Daughters Butcher Shoppe will maintain its shop in LoHi and launch a second location in North Denver – Western Daughters Kitchen, within CSU Spur’s new Hydro building when it opens on Jan. 6.
Hydro building and completion of CSU Spur campus create innovation opportunities
The opening of CSU Spur’s Hydro building on Jan. 6 represents the launch of a new engine of invention and innovation relating specifically to water and marks the culmination on a decade-long process to imagine and create the CSU Spur campus in Denver.
Amy Parsons named 16th president of Colorado State University
The Colorado State University Board of Governors today confirmed Amy Parsons as the 16th president of CSU – the CSU System’s flagship campus located in Fort Collins – effective Feb. 1, 2023, following a highly competitive, nationwide 5-month search process.
Culture of connection
History, Community, and Environment in Mexico semester program at the CSU Todos Santos Center offers immersion and inspiration.
New ColoradoCast economic forecast points to negative growth, but not a recession
The latest economic forecast from the Colorado Futures Center predicts that the state’s economy will continue slowing in coming months, and that growth may even turn negative for a brief period in early 2023.
CSU and CSU Spur looking for volunteers during National Western Stock Show
As CSU Spur opens Hydro, its third and final building of the campus located on the grounds of the new National Western Center, both CSU and CSU Spur are looking for volunteers to help engage visitors with the university.
CEO, longtime CSU leader tapped as finalist for president of CSU Fort Collins
Amy Parsons—CEO of a global e-commerce company based in Denver, longtime Colorado State University leader, and former executive vice chancellor for the CSU System—has been named as the finalist in the search for the 16th president of Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
Groundbreaking new partnership between College Track and the CSU System will focus on equity, building community
College Track works with about 250 Colorado high school students, most of them aspiring first-generation college graduates, at centers it operates in Aurora and Denver. Now, the organization’s work in the state is poised to expand significantly under a new, multi-dimensional partnership involving College Track and the CSU System.
Veterinary hospital at CSU Spur provides real-world lessons for future vets
The Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital at CSU Spur is an educational hub for students from CSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to complete an externship in community veterinary services as part of the year-long series of clinical experiences that concludes the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.
CSU Spur wraps up construction in January; Hydro building opening announced
The entire CSU Spur campus will be complete in January with the opening of the third and final building at CSU Spur, the Hydro building. A public ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2023.
Tony Frank: On peace
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the celebration of life for Walter Scott, Jr., a Colorado State University alumnus and donor for whom the Scott College of Engineering is named.
Water in the West symposium offers solutions, and a sense of urgency
The CSU System’s annual gathering of policymakers, residents, and leaders from the agriculture, business, and non-profit sectors spoke to the potential to address many western and global water challenges through coordinated action, creativity, and a willingness to adapt.
Kate Siegel Shimko starts as CSU System’s new assistant vice chancellor for community engagement
Kate Siegel Shimko has joined the Colorado State University System as assistant vice chancellor for community engagement, a newly created position in which she will focus on government relations involving the state executive branch and the city and county of Denver, as well as work to further relationships with the business community.
Water in the West symposium will bring global perspective to local challenges
When he speaks on Wednesday at the CSU Spur Water in the West symposium, Jay Famiglietti, executive director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, will provide a big picture view on how the global availability of freshwater is changing.
Water in the West Symposium will look globally for lessons and ideas
The Water in the West Symposium will open on Wednesday, Nov. 2, with a keynote by Jay Famiglietti, a water researcher who leads the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan.
Tony Frank: On Water in the West
Over the course of this past summer, I hit the road with my colleague Kathay Rennels and traveled around the state. This is a trip we try to make every year – this summer included stops in Greeley, Yuma, Fort Morgan, Steamboat Springs, Craig, Gunnison, Grand Junction, Center, Alamosa, Lamar, Rocky Ford, Castle Rock, and Durango.
Symposium will bring together global experts in water
This year’s CSU Spur Water in the West Symposium, to be held Nov. 2-3 in downtown Denver, will bring together policymakers, researchers, and experts from the business, nonprofit, and agriculture sectors to look globally for lessons and strategies with the potential to inform how Colorado and other western states respond to the region’s water challenges.
CSU campuses hit enrollment milestones while focusing on student success
All three Colorado State University System campuses hit enrollment milestones this fall, with CSU in Fort Collins welcoming its largest entering class in history and CSU Pueblo seeing the largest class of new first-year students in four years.
Interactive map portrays CSU System’s global impact
The CSU Impact Map—or Impacto, in Spanish—provides a glimpse of the System’s global reach while providing a chance for users to explore specific ways CSU System faculty, staff, students, and alumni are working to solve problems, support communities and create impact in far-flung corners of the world.
International partnership focuses on global food security
Leaders from Mexico, Canada, and the United States gathered at the new CSU Spur campus in Denver on Sept. 26 for a ceremony formalizing an arrangement for the Colorado State University System to serve as host of the North American Agricultural Advisory Network (NAAAN).
A market ‘correction’ won’t solve the state’s affordable housing challenge without an unprecedented drop in home prices
While recession is not yet in the forecast, Colorado’s economy is showing vulnerabilities to broader macroeconomic conditions and is exhibiting signs of slowing.
Nearly 40 CSU programs to be hosted at CSU Spur in Denver
The CSU System announced 37 projects originating from Colorado State University will be located for at least the next year at CSU Spur, the CSU System’s new public-facing campus in Denver.
The latest ColoradoCast economic forecast: slowing, but still growing
A new economic forecast from the Colorado Futures Center predicts that the state’s economy will continue growing in coming months, though at an increasingly slower rate.
The Hill: Op-ed: America’s land-grant universities uniquely positioned to fight today’s biological threats
Op-ed from Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader and Democratic Senator from South Dakota who serves on the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, and Tony Frank, Chancellor of the Colorado State University System who has a research focus on infectious disease pathology.
Tony Frank: On facts
The truth doesn’t need to be believed to be true. Facts exist even when we miss them or hide them. And arguing to win an argument is not the same as discussing to more fully understand a complicated issue.
Colorado Futures Center and Keystone Policy Center report: Low share of affordable housing for Colorado teachers
Less than 20% of homes in Colorado are valued at a price that is affordable for teachers earning an average salary, according to a new report released today by the Keystone Policy Center.
Help name the CSU Spur kitten!
The public is invited to help select a name for the CSU Spur kitten, with voting options online and in-person – the contest will run Aug. 13-26.
New 2nd Saturdays at CSU Spur offer free, family fun
Beginning Saturday, Aug. 13, CSU Spur is launching “2nd Saturdays at CSU Spur” – while every day at Spur is free and open to the public, each 2nd Saturday of the month will offer extra programming and family-friendly fun for visitors.
Professor of English named interim chief academic officer for CSU System
Roze Hentschell, professor of English and senior associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University, has been named interim chief academic officer of the CSU System for the 2022-23 academic year. She will be filling the role held by Rick Miranda while he is serving as interim president of the CSU campus in Fort Collins.
Tony Frank: On rural-urban collaboration at Spur
Food brings people together – around the dinner table, at picnics, and on restaurant patios. Sometimes, though, food production and its complexities spark a tension between rural and urban communities and drive us apart.
ColoradoCast forecasts that economic growth will slow in coming months
The ColoradoCast, the state’s only short-term economic forecast, forecasts that Colorado’s economic growth will slow considerably in the fourth quarter of 2022.
Board of Governors approves CSU campus budgets for FY23
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System this week adopted a budget that minimizes tuition increases for Colorado students, includes a 3 percent salary increase for faculty and staff at the CSU Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses, and allows the Fort Collins campus to start long-awaited renovations on its most heavily used classroom building.
Rick Miranda named Interim President of Colorado State University; Board of Governors announces launch of national search
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System today announced that Rick Miranda, chief academic officer for the CSU System, will serve as interim president of the CSU flagship campus in Fort Collins while the Board undertakes a national search for the 16th president of CSU.
Grand opening marks beginning of endless possibilities at CSU Spur’s Terra building
Many of the first visitors to the newly-opened Terra building on the Colorado State University Spur campus left with their own soil, garden plants and ready-to-bake bread dough – but most importantly, with newfound knowledge about the science behind the food they eat every day.
The science of food is sprouting in Terra – the second of three buildings to open at the new CSU Spur campus in Denver – and the public can get a taste of new programming at the unique, urban setting starting in early June.
Don’t force colleges to hike tuition, cut programs
Over the past year, colleges, universities and local governments in Colorado have been watching with interest as unions and legislative proponents have promoted a plan to unionize public employees in all corners of our state.
Tony Frank: On investing in Pueblo
Last week, I proudly joined President Timothy Mottet at Colorado State University Pueblo to kick off a new phase of the campus’s comprehensive campaign.
ColoradoCast forecasts that economic growth will slow slightly in coming months
The ColoradoCast, the state’s only short-term economic forecast, shows that the economy will be growing at an annual rate of 4.47% through June 2022.
Tony Frank: On the lives they lived
I want to use our newsletter this month to tell the story of two people from different backgrounds whose lives became an inextricable part of the fabric of Colorado State University, and in doing so made our world a better place.
Kawanabe, Markey, and Martin join CSU System Board of Governors
The Colorado General Assembly confirmed the appointment of three new members to the CSU System Board of Governors. Denver attorney Kenzo Kawanabe, cattle industry executive Louis Martin, and former Congressional Representative Betsy Markey were nominated by Governor Jared Polis for the governing board seats.
Remembering Mary Ontiveros
Mary Ontiveros was the long-time head of Admissions and the first vice president for Diversity at CSU in Fort Collins.
Chancellor Frank’s remarks to the Boyer 2030 Commission
CSU System Chancellor Tony Frank was invited to speak about “Campus Freedom of Speech and Expression” to the Boyer 2030 Commission, charged with designing a 2030 Blueprint for Excellence & Equity in Undergraduate Education at U.S. research universities.
Honoring the life of Chancellor Emeritus Joe Blake
Joe Blake, chancellor emeritus of the CSU System and long-time advocate for higher education in Colorado, passed away Tuesday at the age of 86.
Remembering Joe Blake
The Colorado State University System joins in honoring the life and legacy of our dear friend, Joe Blake, who passed away earlier today.
Tony Frank: On Spur 2022
Since 2008, we’ve had a big dream at the Colorado State University System. We’ve dreamed of creating a one-of-a-kind public campus that doesn’t grant degrees but instead throws open its doors and invites the community to come inside and explore learning about food, water, and human and animal health.
CSU opens initial building on first-of-its-kind free, public campus
On Jan. 7, the Colorado State University System will open CSU Spur, a year-round and first-of-its-kind public destination in Denver, located at the National Western Center.
Tony Frank: On prosperity
A couple of weeks ago, the Colorado Futures Center at the CSU System released the first of what will become a new, short-term economic forecast for Colorado. This new ColoradoCast found that economic activity in our state has rebounded to where it was pre-pandemic and will continue to expand in 2022.
New short-term Colorado forecast finds growth will continue through April 2022
Economic activity in Colorado rebounded to its pre-pandemic high in September 2021 and the economy is projected to continue to expand, according to a new quarterly report release by the reestablished Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University System.
City and CSU to move forward with Hughes Stadium property acquisition
The City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University are moving forward to finalize agreements for the City’s purchase of the former Hughes stadium property for an agreed-upon price of $12.5 million, as provided in their Memorandum of Understanding.
Tony Frank: On collateral damage
There have been no shortage of comparisons made between the recent images of Afghan civilians clinging to airplanes and the iconic image of Vietnamese citizens filling the stairs to the lone Huey helicopter sitting atop the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.
Tony Frank: On hunger
On the same day in 1863, the U.S. government created both its own Department of Agriculture and a new model of higher-education education institution – land-grant universities – that also focused on preparing people to feed a growing nation.
Top North American agriculture leaders will help guide new international advisory network on extension
The highest-ranking agricultural officials for Mexico, Canada, and the United States have joined the steering committee for a new North American network focused on the needs of agriculture and rural communities.
Feeding People Matters
Chancellor Tony Frank’s keynote address to the North American Agricultural Advisory Network in conjunction with the World Food Prize.
CSU’s “non-degree” Denver campus will be used to attract the 37% of kids who don’t go to college
Colorado State University Chancellor Tony Frank is fixated on the 56,505 babies born around the state in 1997. One-third of them graduated by age 25 from college, data analyzed by CSU administrators shows, and 37% never enrolled.
Tony Frank: On talent
Jim Sheeler graduated from Colorado State University in 1990. Our paths didn’t cross. I arrived on campus as an assistant professor in 1993, and I was on the faculty in Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, while he was a graduate in journalism.
Sandy Baum presents on student debt to CSU System Board of Governors [VIDEO]
Sandy Baum, one of the nation’s leading experts on the state of student debt, presented at the Colorado State University System Board of Governors meeting via Zoom on Tuesday Sept. 28.
Enrollment holds steady at Colorado State University as students persist despite Covid-era challenges
New student enrollment increased this fall at Colorado State University’s Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses, reflecting student desire to return to on-campus learning despite the ongoing challenges of attending college during a pandemic. At the same time, the CSU System also saw jumps in the number of students attending online through CSU Global, CSU Fort Collins, and CSU Pueblo.
CSU launches $11M “student success” effort to boost 70% graduation rate
Colorado State University leaders say they’ll invest $11 million in an effort to close “equity gaps” and increase student success. Overall, 47% of CSU students graduate within four years and 70% graduate in six years — on par with similar public universities nationwide.
The final building, the final beam: CSU Spur campus hits major construction milestone
The final steel beam will be laid on the Hydro building at the new CSU Spur campus on Sept. 16, marking a milestone for the largest and final building at CSU Spur.
Tony Frank: On investing in rural Colorado
I grew up on a small farm in Illinois. I spent mornings doing chores and after-school time in 4-H, and my plan was to farm. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else or wanting to live anywhere else. College seemed foreign to me, and quite a stretch.
Takeda-Tinker transitions to consulting role
Chancellor Tony Frank announced today that Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker will be stepping down from her full-time role as Chief Educational Innovation Officer for the Colorado State University System, effective August 15.
CSU System welcomes ACE Fellow Bronwyn Fees; part of program for emerging higher education leaders
CSU System welcomes Bronwyn Fees as an ACE Fellow this Fall; Fees is one of 52 emerging college and university leaders for the 2021-22 class of the ACE Fellows Program, the longest-running leadership development program in the United States.
CSU System Board of Governors commits to support rural communities
In June, the CSU System Board of Governors voted to invest $8.58 million over the next three years in expanded support for rural Colorado students and communities.
CSU to invest millions in rural Colorado, funding 4-H for seniors, mental health resources for farmers and 5G
The CSU System Board of Governors recently voted to devote $8.58 million over the next three years to better support rural Coloradans.
CSU goes vertical on final building at new Denver campus
Vertical steel construction is underway at Hydro – the final of three buildings at the CSU Spur campus in Denver to hit this major construction milestone.
CSU System Board of Governors states opposition to proposed state Initiative 16
During its meeting on June 11, the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System stated its position in opposition to proposed state Initiative 16. As authorized by state
CSU System Board of Governors approves FY22 budget
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System today adopted a budget for the next fiscal year that reflects a return to normal operations across the entire system
Tony Frank: On commencement
There are thousands of wonderful stories about this year’s roughly 11,000 students graduating from CSU, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global.
When Vida opens at CSU Spur in January, get ready to see it all
One of the first things you’ll notice when you arrive at CSU Spur is all the glass. The new CSU System campus at the National Western Center in Denver will be home to research collaborations, student engagement opportunities, and industry partnerships. but more than anything, it’s being built for the public.
CSU Spur hires general manager for Denver campus
Michelle Kelley started Monday as the general manager of CSU Spur, bringing more than 20 years of property manager experience in managing multi-use campuses and a commitment to creating excellent experiences for both visitors and staff.
Summary statement on Board resolution
The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System is still considering its options regarding the future of the Hughes property, and has made no decision pending consideration of an anticipated offer from the City of Fort Collins.
John S. Fischer appointed to CSU System Board of Governors
Boulder business leader and entrepreneur John S. Fischer is the newest member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System. Fischer has long been an innovation leader in the mining, metals, pollution-control, and energy fields.
CSU System announces COVID vaccine requirement for Fall 2021
The Colorado State University Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses will require COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty, staff, and students for the Fall 2021 semester.
Update for the CSU Pueblo community
Today, the Colorado State University System joined our colleagues across Colorado in announcing that on-campus faculty, staff, and students will be required to be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
Update on CSU System COVID vaccine requirement for Fall 2021
This message was sent to the Colorado State University community by President Joyce McConnell and Provost Mary Pedersen on April 26.
Second building at CSU Spur hits major construction milestone
The final steel beam is scheduled to be placed on the second building at the CSU Spur campus at 11 a.m. on April 20, signaling a major construction milestone for the Colorado State University System project. The moment – called a “topping out” – will be captured via livestream.
Tony Frank: On equity
In discussions about public funding and policy, language often gets in the way of finding common ground. That’s particularly true in discussions around educational equity and equality – people with the same goals can wind up talking around each other and miss the common ground that serves as the best foundation for actual progress.
Tony Frank: On celebrating milestones
One reason the COVID pandemic has seemed to alter our sense of time is that all the normal events and traditions that typically fill our days are either cancelled or online.
Colorado State University System Turns 151
Today, the Colorado State University System celebrates 151 years of service to Colorado. The three different campuses each focus on access to education, and each has a different area of focus, allowing the CSU System to meet the needs of all types of learners across the state.
CSU System economic study shows impact on talent retention, jobs, revenue
The three Colorado State University System campuses – and the out-of-state students they attract – fuel nearly 23,000 Colorado jobs and more than $237.74 million in state income and sales tax revenue annually.
Expert in experiential education joins CSU Spur team
Kathryn Venzor has joined the CSU Spur team as the Director of Education, bringing more than 17 years of experience in curriculum and program development, environmental conservation, and community engagement.
CSU Spur campus hits major construction milestone
The final steel beam will be laid on the first building on the CSU Spur campus in Denver on Feb. 18, and all are invited to sign the beam and take a tour of the construction site.
Tony Frank: On economic impact
In the upcoming days, we’ll be releasing the findings of our first ever economic impact report for the entire Colorado State University System. Anyone who’s attempted to quantify a university’s “return on investment” knows how challenging it is.
A New Year’s wish from the Chancellor
Over the years, I’ve written many long email messages, but never, to my increasingly leaky memory, a New Year’s Eve message.
Tony Frank: On research
With the pandemic and elections taking so much of our focus this fall, it can be easy to lose track of the fundamentals that drive higher education and the CSU System: teaching, research, and outreach that supports our communities. But all this year, even while moving their courses online and working to connect with students in their new digital classrooms, our faculty have not only kept their focus – they have excelled.