Highest Honor from Colorado State’s Alumni Association Goes to Member of Board of Governors of Csu System

A 1971 graduate of Colorado State University, pediatric cardiologist and member of the Board of Governors of the CSU System is this year’s recipient of the highest honor from the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Awards program.  

The William E. Morgan Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to Reginald Washington at the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on May 7 at the Fort Collins Marriott Hotel, 350 E. Horsetooth Road. Awards also will be presented to 16 other notable leaders, friends and members of Colorado State.

Washington, whose second and final four-year term on the board ends in January 2005, is one of the leading citizens of the state as well as a widely respected physician. In addition to research and service within his profession, Washington has continued to help strengthen not-for-profit organizations in Colorado while maintaining his lifelong commitment to Colorado State. He has served as president and vice president of the Board of Governors and is a member of the university’s Development Council.

Washington’s 1971 bachelor’s degree in zoology is from Colorado State and his M.D. is from the University of Colorado Medical School. He is vice president of Western Cardiology Associates Pediatric Division and associate clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

"(Dr. Washington) is dedicated to his patients and their families, and he is able to integrate the art and science of medicine as well as any physician that I have known," said Stephen Berman, professor of pediatrics ant the University of Colorado School of Medicine. "In addition to his clinical skills, Reggie has established himself as a leader at local, state and national levels. At the local level, he has been the chief of his hospital medical staff and has taken an active leadership role with the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This is a major responsibility and involves making policy which affects the entire country.

"Truly, Colorado State University can be proud of Reggie Washington’s achievements."

Richard Brennan, executive vice president of the American Heart Association, said, "Dr. Washington is a man of great personal integrity, compassion and strong sense of personal values. He also is a man of deep personal commitment and passion to organizations he supports and serves as a model on how to balance a successful family and professional life and make a difference in people’s lives."

Washington and his wife, Billye Faye Washington, live in Castle Rock, Colo. Their children are Danielle L. and R. Quinn.   

Tickets for the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner may be purchased by calling the Office of Alumni Relations on campus at 491-6533. Reservations are requested on or before April 28.