As a suprise to some CSU administrators and staff, Larry Penley announced his resignation as CSU president Wednesday night.
Wade Troxell,the associate dean in the College of Engineering, as well as Blanche Hughes, Vice President for student affairs, said the announcement came as a suprise to them.
Troxell noted that he is faithful that the future of CSU is in good hands.
“CSU is a strong institution and through this transition and whoever the next president will be will have a good impact,” Troxell said.
He said Penley did a good job during his tenure as President, establishing quality connections with the Fort Collins community and others across the state and nation.
“His legacy will be leaving strong relationships with some of our partners around the state and nation,” he said.
He also noted Penley’s accomplishments as the president of a land grant university.
“As far as our research, having a global impact, he did a good job updating and refining the mission of a land grant university,” Troxell said.