Media Advisory: CSU President Tony Frank to deliver annual Fall Address Aug. 31

Note to Reporters: Parking for the media will be provided on Isotope Drive off the south side of the Oval. Media must arrive by 11 a.m. to park on the Oval, which will be closed to all traffic at 11 a.m. sharp. A mult box will be available.

Colorado State University President Tony Frank will deliver the annual President’s Fall Address on Wednesday, Aug. 31 on CSU’s historic Oval. In his address, he will offer highlights of the past year and discuss goals for the year ahead.

Frank also will address the ongoing Re-Envision Colorado State initiative. As Colorado State prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2020, Re-Envision Colorado State is designed to supplement institutional strategic planning and look beyond facts and figures to re-envision what the university can be and how it will continue to thrive for the next century and a half.

The university community is invited to gather at the Oval at 11:15 a.m. with the Colorado State University Marching Band. Frank will begin his comments at 11:30 a.m. from the south end of the Oval.

Immediately following the address will be the annual University Picnic, celebrating and promoting the spirit of Colorado State.

The University Picnic was first held in September 1997 as a thank-you to the university community for pulling together in the aftermath of the devastating Spring Creek Flood. The event has been held annually in conjunction with the President’s Fall Address as a university tradition ever since.

The Oval will be closed to traffic and parking throughout the day.

In case of inclement weather, check the CSU website at for updates on a possible location change.

For more information, contact Jennifer Dimas at (970) 491-1543 or