Remembering Joe Blake

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The Colorado State University System joins in honoring the life and legacy of our dear friend, Joe Blake, who passed away earlier today.

Joe was the first full-time chancellor of our System, a tireless advocate for education, and one of the staunchest champions of our students and scholars. He was also a model of grace, goodwill, and good humor, whose love of language, passion for ideas, and commitment to this state and its people were unsurpassed.

We are grateful to have had Joe on our team, and he remains in our hearts.

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