Colorado State University President Larry Penley Delivers First Address to Largest Crowd in University History

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Colorado State University President Larry Penley today delivered his first presidential address to a crowd of approximately 4,500 students, faculty, staff and community members.

Penley addressed the university’s research, leadership contribution and role in six main topics in the annual President’s Fall Address:

–     Economic development

–     Support of K-12 education and its integration with higher education

–     Challenges associated with an aging population

–     Social, economic, cultural and environmental issues as a result of globalization

–     Challenges of funding of higher education

–     Integrating science and culture to address world problems

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