Media Advisory/ Photo Opportunity: Dedication of Russell George Hall at Colorado State University Oct. 21

Colorado State University, through the generosity of the Boettcher Foundation, will rename the Great Hall in honor of Russell George, executive director of the Colorado Department of Transportation. The Russell George Hall will be dedicated Wednesday, Oct. 21 in The Institute for Learning and Teaching or TILT Building, formerly the Music Building.

When/ Where:
4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 on the second floor of The Institute for Learning and Teaching, 801 Oval Drive, on the CSU campus.

George (alumnus, class of 1968) represented state house district 57 (Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield and Pitkin counties) in the Colorado State Legislature from 1992 to 2000 and was Speaker of the House in 1999 and 2000. Since leaving the Colorado House, George has served as director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and currently serves as executive director of the CDOT. George has also served as a trustee for the Boettcher Foundation and attended Colorado State as a Boettcher Scholar.

The Institute for Learning and Teaching fosters connections among learners and teachers throughout the university, across disciplinary programs, and in the broader community. Working together, TILT pursues a mission of enhancing learning, teaching and student success. TILT works with a wide range of programs across the university to pursue its mission, including its primary partners – the Center for Advising and Student Achievement and the Transfer Student Center – which are also housed in the TILT building.

TILT was moved to the former Music Building, which was originally built as the University Library, when the Department of Music was moved to the University Center for the Arts. For more about TILT, visit

The Science and Mathematics Tutorial Hall meets Sunday through Thursday evenings in the former Great Hall – now the Russell George Hall. This free tutoring service has been provided by the College of Natural Sciences for the past 20 years. This fall, CSU’s College of Liberal Arts also began tutoring selected courses.

The Boettcher Foundation is a privately endowed grant-making organization dedicated to assisting, encouraging and promoting the residents of the State of Colorado. For more than 70 years, the Boettcher Foundation has served the people of Colorado by investing in young minds through its Scholarship Program and helping to build community infrastructure through its capital grant making. In virtually every community throughout the state, the Foundation has partnered with outstanding nonprofits to make a difference in people’s lives.

For more information or to attend the dedication, contact Emily Wilmsen at (970) 491-2336 or