Feb 042008
Authors: Cece Wildeman

Keith Foskin, local artist and CSU employee, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack while skiing. He was 51 years old.

Those who knew Foskin, who served as Web master for the College of Liberal Arts, said he was a remarkable man, one of the best at CSU.

“He was committed to the well-being of humans all around the world,” said Ann Gill, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “He lived life with great integrity and passion.”

Foskin’s long-time friend and former CSU history professor, Manfred Enssle, said Foskin was a visionary in his painting. Enssle said Foskin’s uniqueness was clear through his work at the University, as well as the work displayed in his art exhibit in Sterling.

“He was one of those people that you don’t meet very often in your life,” he said.

In the 1990’s, Foskin taught classes at CSU before being hired as the Web master in 2000.

Bob Hoffert, retired dean of the College of Liberal Arts, said he got to know Foskin personally when students came to him telling him how much Foskin had motivated them.

Dates and locations for memorial services have yet to be determined.

Senior Reporter Cece Wildeman can be reached at news@collegian.com.

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