New Master’s Degree to be Offered at Colorado State’s Continuing Education’s Brighton Learning Center in Fall 2009

Colorado State University Continuing Education will expand its offering of its master’s degree in Education and Human Resource Studies in Organizational Performance and Change to the Brighton area this fall.

The two-year degree program is offered in cooperation with the Brighton Economic Development Corp. at the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus at 1850 Egbert St. The master’s degree is designed for working professionals who are interested in learning about organizational performance, change management and organizational development. The program, which meets for six 10-week semesters, is ideal for mid-level managers who seek to improve their strategic expertise and organizational effectiveness.

"The Brighton Economic Development Corporation understands that human talent is our greatest resource," said Raymond H. Gonzales, president and chief executive officer of the Brighton Economic Development Corporation. "We are committed to doing anything possible to help cultivate and develop the talent here in our community.  We are very pleased that CSU has announced that it will be offering a master’s program here in Brighton.  This program is in alignment with EDC’s overarching goal of helping to make Brighton competitive so that we can attract and retain industry necessary for growth in our community."  

The offering of the degree program is part of an ongoing partnership between Colorado State, Front Range Community College and the Brighton Economic Development Corp. to provide lifelong learning options to the area as well as economic and community development efforts.

"We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring Colorado State’s high-quality faculty and academic programs to Brighton and the surrounding communities," said Hunt Lambert, associate provost of Continuing Education. "The ability to work together with the Brighton EDC and with Front Range Community College to improve access to higher education is a great victory for the area. CSU remains committed to supporting the flow of talent to the workforce and looks forward to a long and growing presence."  

The public is invited to an information session to learn more about the program from 5:30 – 7 p.m. March 26 at the Brighton Learning and Resource Campus, 1850 Egbert St., Brighton. For reservations or for more information about the degree program, please contact Pam Nicholson at (303) 376-2602 or

The Division of Continuing Education at Colorado State University develops and delivers quality programs and educational opportunities in support of the university’s land-grant mission with full online and face-to-face graduate and undergraduate degrees; professional development training; certificate programs; online credit and noncredit courses; and industry specific training throughout Northern Colorado, Denver and locations across the globe through online and distance delivery modes.

For more information, visit or call (303) 573-6318 or (877) 491-4336.