Media Advisory/Photo Opp.: Gov. Ritter Delivers Csu Commencement Address May 17

WHAT: Thirty years ago, Colorado Gov. Ritter graduated from Colorado State University. He will return to his alma mater this weekend to deliver remarks at the university’s College of Liberal Arts commencement. The governor earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Colorado State in 1978 from the College of Liberal Arts.

WHEN/WHERE: 7:30 p.m., May 17 in Moby Arena on CSU’s campus.

DETAILS: The College of Liberal Arts plans to award 936 baccalaureate degrees for the combined 2008 spring and summer commencement. Nearly 800 students will welcome Gov. Ritter back to his alma mater when he addresses them this weekend. Ritter’s former political science professor, John Straayer, will introduce the governor.

His address and the entire commencement ceremony will be broadcast via the Web at

News media are welcome to attend the commencement ceremony but must RSVP by May 16 to Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757, by cell at (970) 988-7496 or Media should enter Moby Arena through the hallway connecting the intramural gym and Moby on Plum Street/North Drive. Enter through the north doors on the ground level directly across from the Durrell Center. For interviews with Gov. Bill Ritter, please contact Evan Dreyer at (720) 350-8370 or