CSU President Albert Yates was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering at the Colorado School of Mines spring commencement ceremony on Friday.
“It is important to us to pay tribute to the many successes of Colorado State University during the tenure of Dr. Yates,” said School of Mines President John U. Trefny.
Yates will resign from the presidency of CSU after 13 years in June. The Board of Governors of the CSU System could announce the new president as early as this week.
The two finalists are Michael Martin, the current vice president for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, and Larry Penley, the dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at the University of Arizona.
“I’m honored and particularly pleased to receive this honorary degree and it is all the more gratifying coming from an institution of the quality and caliber of the Colorado School of Mines,” Yates said.