Colorado State University’s College of Business to Host Americas Information Systems Conference

The College of Business at Colorado State University has been selected as the host school for the 2007 Americas Conference on Information Systems, which draws more than 1,000 attendees.

The conference is the annual gathering of the North, Latin, and South America membership of the Association for Information Systems, including academicians and researchers. The event will be held at the Keystone Resort Aug. 9-12, 2007. Registration begins in the spring.

The event offers information systems faculty the opportunity to present their research and to meet and review the latest offerings from major vendors, publishers and suppliers.

"The Computer Information Systems program at Colorado State will benefit from the international exposure of the conference," said John Hoxmeier, associate dean of graduate programs in the College of Business. "Our CIS program was one of the first in the nation. Being selected to host the conference is a credit to our academic reputation and adds to the research credibility of the program. Research directly supports practice in the program."

The program offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Information Systems. Graduates have careers as applications programmers, internet specialists, IT project managers, system consultants and designers. The program, with its award-winning faculty, has historically experienced almost 100 percent placement rates.

Stephen Hayne, a professor in the program, and Cap Smith, an associate professor, have been awarded more than $2 million in grants including a $1.1 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Another faculty member, Associate Professor Susan Athey, has been named a Fulbright Scholar.

This selection is yet more positive recognition for the College of Business, which has enjoyed significant growth and national attention. The College was ranked in the top 20 percent of the best undergraduate business schools in U.S. News and World Report magazine. Recently, it ranked No. 1 nationally by Princeton Review in "Best Administered" MBA graduate programs.

The college also is on the "top 10" recruiting list of leading employers such as Accenture, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and IBM. It also has a nationally recognized distance MBA program.