CSU president search committee adds forum in Denver to gather additional comments

The Colorado State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee is adding another public forum – this one in downtown Denver – to gather input for the national search for CSU’s 15th president.

The Denver listening session will take place 2-3:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, in room 700 at the CSU Denver Center, 475 17th St., in the heart of downtown.

The first session took place on Nov. 2 on campus. The remaining sessions will all take place as previously announced in the Cherokee Park Room of the Lory Student Center on campus in Fort Collins:

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.

The listening sessions are designed to allow faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and community members to discuss desired attributes for candidates as well as the opportunities and challenges that await a new university president. Participants will be able to share their input through both written and spoken comments. There will be a sign-in at the door and no RSVP is required.

Those who can’t make the sessions can provide input to the search advisory committee via email at csu_feedback@Mail.colostate. edu. All feedback from the live sessions and submitted through email will be compiled and shared with the committee as part of the review process. A website providing ongoing information and updates about the search will be launched as the search committee begins its meeting schedule, and will include an additional place for public comment and input.

The 16-member advisory committee will provide input on the development of a candidate profile, job description, and leadership statement for a national search. After identifying and interviewing applicants, the committee will recommend qualified candidates for consideration by the BOG, which is the hiring authority.

The presidential search follows a recent announcement by President Tony Frank and the BOG that Frank will begin serving exclusively as chancellor starting July 1, 2019, after five years as both System Chancellor and University President. Over the past decade, Colorado State has posted record enrollment, private fundraising and research totals, as well as dramatically improved student success and diversity metrics during the 11-year tenure of Dr. Frank.

More information on the forums is at https://source.colostate.edu/ listening-sessions-scheduled- for-csu-presidential-search/

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

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