Colorado State Announces New Leadership for Advancement and Warner College of Natural Resources

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Colorado State University announced that Joyce Berry, CSU vice president for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives, is returning to the position of dean of the university’s Warner College of Natural Resources, and Brett Anderson, CSU alumnus and longtime member of CSU’s Campaign Leadership Council, has been named the vice president for Advancement at the university.

"We are fortunate to be able to call on two strong, proven leaders who have the knowledge and experience to step into these roles and assure we don’t lose critical momentum in either the College or our Campaign," said CSU President Tony Frank. "We’re enormously grateful to Brett and Joyce for their continued dedication to CSU and willingness to take on these important positions."

Berry, a Colorado State alumna, will replace Joseph O’Leary, who recently announced that he is returning to the faculty effective Nov. 1. Faculty of the Warner College strongly support Berry’s return. She served as dean of the Warner College from 2004-2006 before she was appointed to vice president for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives in 2006. In 2005, Berry was responsible for securing the largest gift in the university’s history – $26 million to name the Warner College of Natural Resources for alumnus Ed Warner.

Berry, a faculty member in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, also served as director of the Environment and Natural Resources Policy Institute from 1994-2001 and interim director of the Colorado Policy Institute from 2001-2002. Before becoming dean of the Warner College of Natural Resources in 2004, she served as associate dean for the college beginning in 2001 and was assistant dean from 1999-2001. She was an administrator, associate in research and instructor at Yale University before coming to Colorado State.

Berry has served on the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, the National Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and Colorado Governor’s Forestry Advisory Committee.

Under Berry’s leadership as vice president for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives, CSU announced in August 2009 the launch of the Campaign for Colorado State University, which seeks to complete a $500 million fundraising effort in the next three years. The campaign focuses on ensuring student access to a world-class education through scholarships and fellowships and providing funds to increase quality through enhanced facilities and investments in a variety of educational programs.

As Berry becomes dean of the Warner College, Anderson will now lead the campaign efforts as vice president for Advancement – a role for which he has been closely involved with the campaign since its conception, serving as an adviser and integral member of the university’s Campaign Leadership Council. Frank said Anderson’s business acumen, statewide connections, and impressive track record of success make him ideally suited to take over the campaign’s leadership.

Anderson, a CSU alumnus, has had a successful business career as managing partner of the global business and technology powerhouse, Accenture. He has built a reputation on delivering exceptional customer service and support while simultaneously promoting innovative, integrated approaches to doing business, Frank said.

In addition, Anderson served for the past year as a consultant to CSU in the state’s capital city, leading efforts to strengthen Colorado State’s presence in Denver and building strong connections among Denver-area alumni. He will serve a limited-term appointment as vice president through the conclusion of the campaign in 2012.

As an alumnus and volunteer, Anderson has a long history of involvement and service at Colorado State, including chairing the Corporate and Foundation Relations Committee and the University’s Development Council. He served on the Mechanical Engineering Advisory Panel, received the Colorado State Personal Service Award and the 2004 College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award. He has also been an active volunteer with the CSU Alumni Association.