Larry Steward has had a hand in Student Media at CSU since
Steward is retiring at the end of March after 17 years as the
Student Media general manager.
“I’ve really enjoyed building an organization that really has
some outstanding students,” Steward said. “This university is a
hard place to leave.”
Steward graduated from CSU in 1973. He was the editor in chief
for The Collegian for the 1972-1973 academic year.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” Steward said. “I didn’t think I’d stay
as long as I did.”
Those who work with Larry are sad to see him go.
“His expertise and knowledge will be hard to replace,” said Anne
Hudgens, executive director for Campus Life. “I’ve just been
massively impressed by the whole operation.”
Steward will remain on staff part-time into the summer to keep
things running smoothly and aid in the search for a replacement.
When he leaves CSU, Steward hopes to start his own
“He’s looking forward to some new and challenging adventures,”
Hudgens said. “I admire that spirit to want to try something
Steward’s current responsibilities include recruiting, hiring
and training Student Media professional staff, serving as a staff
resource, overseeing Student Media’s budget and coordinating
student-staff development and training. He has a bachelor’s degree
in journalism from CSU and a master’s degree in business
administration from the University of Colorado. Steward is also a
graduate of the U.S. Army photography school.
“He’s not afraid to try new things,” said Kim Blumhardt,
advertising manager for Student Media. “I hope the person who
replaces him has the same vision and the same leadership
“He’s sort of the quiet unsung hero among his colleagues,” she
said. “(He has the) ability to provide guidance without
Steward looks back on his time at CSU fondly, but he is looking
forward to see what his future holds.
“I’m both excited and sorry to leave the university,” Steward