A message from the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System

November 5, 2008

Dear Colorado State University Community:

Today President Larry Edward Penley announced his resignation as President of Colorado State University and Chancellor of the CSU System.

Dr. Penley has served Colorado State University for five years with capable leadership and ambition helping to place CSU on the map of preeminent institutions.

He has helped, in collaboration with the faculty and others, to position Colorado State University as a leader in research and education in Colorado and the nation. The Board is grateful for his leadership and direction in improving the position of the university in biomedical sciences, infectious disease, and global environmental sustainable solutions, particularly the establishment of the new School for Global Environmental Sustainability. The entire Board of Governors wishes Larry success in his future pursuits.

Within the next several months, the Board will start the process of a national search. We ask that you be patient, as a search of this level of importance takes time. A priority of the Board is to uphold
the public’s trust and continue to be good stewards of this outstanding institution. We will listen to our many constituents and faculty of CSU to understand what leadership qualities the university requires to continue its success and growth.

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Tony Frank as interim president. As CSU’s provost and senior vice president, Tony Frank has more than 16 years of CSU experience, impeccable support from the faculty and a deep knowledge of CSU that will allow him to lead and make decisions, while maintaining the momentum our faculty, students and staff have created to make this university one of the premier land-grant institutions in the country.

More information can be found at www.csusystem.edu.

Douglas L. Jones, chair
Colorado State University System Board of Governors