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Bomotti Accepts Position at UNLV
Colorado State University 's Vice President for Administrative Services, Gerry Bomotti, is accepting a position at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, as the Vice President for Finance. As vice president at Colorado State, Bomotti oversaw the University's human resources; payroll; parking; purchasing; physical planning; accounting, financial and budget functions; and institutional analysis.
"Gerry Bomotti has been a dedicated administrator and has served Colorado State well for more than 11 years. While we understand Gerry's desire to do what is best for his family, we appreciate the years of service he's given to the University," said President Larry Penley. "We wish him and his wife Sally well in this endeavor."
Sally Bomotti is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Colorado State and will join the faculty in UNLV's College of Education.
Keith Ickes Selected as Interim VP of Administrative Services
A long-time financial administrator at Colorado State University will serve as interim Vice President of Administrative Services while the University conducts a national search for a permanent replacement. Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley appointed Keith Ickes, Associate Vice President for Administrative Services and Director of Budgets and Institutional Analysis, to serve as the interim vice president. As interim vice president at Colorado State, Ickes will oversee the university's human resources; payroll; parking; purchasing; physical planning; accounting, financial and budget functions; and institutional analysis.
Ickes came to Colorado State in the fall of 1988 to head up the new Office of Institutional Research. In 1991, he merged the offices of Budgets and Planning with Institutional Research to form the Office of Budgets and Institutional Analysis. In 2002, Ickes also was named associate vice president for administrative services. He has an MBA from Colorado State University and was a doctoral candidate in mathematical logic at Indiana University . Ickes came to Colorado State from Cornell University where he was university registrar.
Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Athletic Director Mark Driscoll, former president of First National Bank, will serve as chairs of the search committee to find a permanent replacement.
23rd Annual Ag Day Celebration
Colorado State University's 23rd annual Ag Day celebration and barbeque in conjunction with the Rams football game against Montana State will be held Sept. 25 at Hughes Stadium on Overland Trail between Drake Road and Prospect Road. The Ag Day barbeque features Colorado fare such as lamb, beef, pork, beans, potatoes, melons, sweet corn, apples, cheese and milk. Barbeque times will be announced once the official game time is established.
Ag Day is a salute to agriculture, which ranks in the top three industries in Colorado and the nation, and to the farmers, ranchers and agricultural-related businesses supporting the industry. The non-profit event is hosted by Colorado State University College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado agricultural organizations and associations, and Colorado State's Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Proceeds of the barbecue fund scholarships to Colorado State. Tickets for the Ag Day barbeque are $15; combination tickets for the barbeque and the football game are $40. For barbecue tickets or combination tickets, call (970) 491-6497.
Chair of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Steps Down
Dr. Norman Curthoys, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at CSU, is stepping down after 15 years of exemplary leadership that led to the department being named a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence and having earned a reputation as one of the top of its kind in the world. Curthoys will maintain his role as a professor, focusing on his teaching and research, and plans to remain active in the department.
"Norm Curthoys has been an outstanding leader of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for a decade and a half. He has hired great new faculty and has ably overseen their professional development, has worked tirelessly to upgrade the biochemistry curriculum which has resulted in an exceptional educational program, and has served as a trusted advisor to the other department chairs and the deans in a myriad of issues that have arisen over the years," said Dr. Rick Miranda, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences. "We wish him all the best in being promoted back to the faculty, and look forward to his contributions in that arena for many years to come."
Dr. Curthoys joined the Department when he accepted the chair position in 1989. A national search is underway for the new chair position. Professor Marv Paule has been named the interim chair.