Two Finalists Set to Visit Fort Collins, Pueblo as Search for Next President/Chancellor Continues

The two finalists to become president of Colorado State University and chancellor of the university system will meet with students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in Fort Collins, with the first visit on Tuesday, April 29.

Mike Martin, vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Florida, will take part in several sessions in Fort Collins and on the university campus April 29. Larry Penley, dean of the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State, will take part in sessions with the same groups the following week. The time and place of the sessions with Penley will be announced early next week.

The finalists will also visit Pueblo and meet with university and community constituents there as part of the selection process. During their Fort Collins visit, both candidates will tour campus and the community and take part in a series of meetings with students, faculty, alumni community members and university administrators and staff.

Martin is scheduled to speak Tuesday with faculty and address faculty issues at 10:15 a.m. in the Associated Students of Colorado State University Senate Chamber in the Lory Student Center. This session is open to all university faculty.

Martin will meet with students to discuss student issues at 2 p.m. Tuesday, also in the ASCSU Senate Chamber. This session will be open to all students.

In addition, Martin will speak at an open forum Tuesday for all interested community and campus members. This session will be at 3:15 p.m. in the Middle Ballroom of the Lory Student Center.

The Colorado State University System includes Colorado State and the University of Southern Colorado, which will become Colorado State University–Pueblo July 1.