President of Associated Students of Colorado State University Honored with Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award May 7

Associated Students of Colorado State University President Jesse Lauchner will be honored with the Albert C. Yates Student Leadership Award in recognition of his leadership efforts and contributions to Colorado State at the university’s Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner May 7.

"Jesse has demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, community service and certainly has contributed to the success of Colorado State," said John Plotnicki, chairman of the computer information systems department.

Launcher has been named to the College of Business’ Dean’s List three years running and has received both Delano F. Scott and Myron Brown Ludlow distinguished university scholarships, which are awarded on the basis of academic ability.

In addition to his academic achievements, Lauchner has participated in the University Honors Program and has mentored in both the Honors Program as well as the Rammie Aides Program, which is designed to spark and nurture interest in student government.

As president of ASCSU, Lauchner is responsible for the allocation of $16 million in student fees as well as acting as the voice for Colorado State students concerning student issues and presenting their perspective to the campus administration and governing board and to local, state and national governments.

Before serving as ASCSU president, Lauchner was involved in leadership positions within ASCSU including acting as controller where he managed and maintained internal organizational budgets, as chair of the student funding board and the director of finance.

"Jesse is an extraordinary young man who has contributed a significant amount of energy and talent to the betterment of Colorado State," said Mari Strombom, director of Campus Activities. "He is extremely conscientious with his academics, organizational and personal commitments, and the pride he possesses at Colorado State is clearly an inspiration to his peers as well as to the administrators and professors with which he associates."

Lauchner is on track to graduate summa cum laude in May with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a concentration in computer information systems.