Vice President for Advancement

Derek Dictson serves as Vice President for Advancement at Colorado State University. He previously served at New Mexico State University as vice president of university advancement and president of the NMSU foundation. He oversaw teams for fundraising, operations, alumni relations, real estate, external relations, and endowment management. Prior to that, he worked in development leadership roles at Auburn University and Texas A&M, as well as in management positions in the private and nonprofit sectors.

Dictson earned his master’s degree in public service and administration from Texas A&M and his bachelor’s degree in agricultural business and economics from NMSU. His community service includes work on nonprofit and government boards and commissions, as well as work as an international election observer for the U.S. State Department and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.


Derek Dictson