Shandra Jordan, editor in chief
Colleen Buhrer, managing editor
J.J. Babb, design managing editor
Liz King, asst. design managing editor
Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editor
CSU announced this week that it has received a total of $39
million in grants in engineering and disease research.
It is always a good sign when government and private agencies
want to invest money in research at CSU and we hope these grants
will attract more large money gifts to the university.
Though these grants are not being allocated to areas victim to
budget cuts, we are glad that areas of our university are being
funded from outside sources.
CSU is also in the midst of searching for a new vice president
for university advancement. The position is responsible for
fundraising, something this university desperately needs to improve
We are confident that CSU President Larry Penley and the search
committee will sense the importance of finding someone who is
capable of attracting private donors to pledge money to capital
construction, faculty salaries and scholarships. We also are
confident that the name CSU and its growing national reputation
will appeal to more attractive applicants for the vice president
position. We also feel that Fort Collins is a great selling point
for people to come and work at CSU.
Penley made university advancement a top priority in his
speeches before coming to CSU and hopefully his influence will
bring in more grants and a vice president committed to raising
We couldn’t be more proud of our research and development areas
at our fine university this week and we hope to write more
headlines about money coming in to CSU instead of writing headlines
reading how much money we are losing.