Colorado State University has named John Scully, a leader in the regional business community and a longtime advocate for public education, to be its vice president for university advancement, President Albert C. Yates announced today.
"In John Scully, Colorado State has found an individual who knows Colorado and has a proven track record in executive-level management," Yates said. "We will look to John to provide leadership in communicating with our alumni and friends, in building support for our university and adding new friends to our university community."
Scully will begin at Colorado State in mid-September. With Scully’s hiring, the university concluded a nearly four-month national search.
"When I look at Colorado State University, I see an institution doing the right things for the right reasons," Scully said. "I see a core of dedicated faculty and staff, a bright and energetic student body and a university community that cares. I am truly excited about the opportunity to work in this environment and to know the efforts of the entire advancement division are dedicated to supporting a high-quality institution like Colorado State."
As vice president for university advancement, Scully will serve on the university’s cabinet and will oversee units in development, public and media relations, publications, alumni relations and university relations.
Scully most recently served as vice president for Colorado and vice president for external affairs at US West Communications. Prior to that he served as vice president for business development and external affairs for US West NewVector Group.
In the past, Scully served as a member of the State Board of Agriculture and the Board of Regents of the Montana University System, and has had broad involvement in education issues at all levels.
"John’s familiarity with our state and our business community, along with his demonstrated and heartfelt commitment to higher education made him the ideal candidate to join Colorado State as our newest vice president," Yates said, adding that support for Scully was widespread among the campus community and within the advancement division. "His style of leadership and his vision for institutional advancement will be tremendous assets to Colorado State."