Fifteen years, three positions and a bachelor’s degree later,
Cara Neth is leaving CSU.
Neth, currently assistant to CSU President Larry Penley, will
end her CSU career at the end of May and will take a position at
ISIS Public Relations and Marketing in Fort Collins.
“Cara Neth has had a long and distinguished career at the
university,” said Tom Milligan, assistant vice president for
University Relations. “She’s been a real asset to the institution
for a long time.”
Neth has also worked in the Office of University Relations and
in Human Resource Services.
But Neth’s legacy at CSU did not begin with her multi-faceted
In 1987, she was editor in chief of the Collegian, graduating
with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Her father, Cecil Neth, was
a journalism professor at CSU for several years.
“She’s definitely part of the CSU family and will still be so,”
Milligan said. “Everybody knows her and everybody likes her.”
Neth is excited to see what the future will bring for her and
“I think it’s a great opportunity, a chance to take on some
different types of work,” Neth said. “I’m sad to be leaving CSU
because I’ve been here a long time and I love it.”
She has seen CSU through many significant changes.
She was here for the flood of 1997, former Professor Emeritus
Tom Sutherland’s return from captivity in Beirut and the switchover
between former CSU President Albert Yates and Penley.
“I hope that (CSU) continues to thrive and that is able to be
freed from some of the financial constraints that are making it
difficult,” Neth said. She said CSU has a “unique character” that
has helped the university to succeed.
Those Neth worked with are disappointed at her departure but
wish her the best for her future.”
“We’re sad to see her go, but we’re glad to see her moving on,”
Milligan said. “It’s been a great experience for her.”
Penley could not be reached for comment, but Neth said he has
been very understanding about her decision to leave.
“Dr. Penley has been as nice as he could be,” Neth said.
“Transitions are always a challenge.”