Colorado State Selects Vice Provosts
Following an extensive internal search, Colorado State University has selected two proven administrators as Vice Provosts. Peter Dorhout, who has been interim Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Assistant Vice President for Research since September 2004, will assume the post on a permanent basis. Alan Lamborn, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts since 1999, will serve as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Both started their careers at Colorado State as assistant professors, and worked their way up through faculty and administrative ranks.
"Peter Dorhout and Alan Lamborn are excellent additions to our administrative team," said Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley. "They are deeply committed to Colorado State and dedicated to enriching the educational experience for our students." Drs. Dorhout and Lamborn will work closely with Interim Provost Tony Frank in providing academic leadership for Colorado State.
Board of Governors Elects New Officers
Colorado State University officials have announced that Patrick Grant will serve as Chair and Fred Kerst will serve as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System. Additionally, Diane Evans was elected secretary and Chad McWhinney was elected treasurer. All four board officers were elected to two-year terms by a unanimous vote of the board at its recent meeting in Fort Collins.
"This board clearly has a bold and exciting vision to enhance the excellence of the entire Colorado State University System," Grant said, "I am honored to have this opportunity to help ensure the immediate and long-term success of Colorado State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo and Colorado higher education as a whole."
Kerst is former president and chief executive officer of Calgon Corp., a global specialty chemical company. He currently owns and operates a real estate investment company, Remington Redstone Corporation in Fort Collins, and manages a small ranch operation.
Evans has served as vice president of the Land Title Guarantee Company in Castle Rock, Colo., since 1981 and has an extensive background in real-estate related matters. McWhinney is president and CEO of McWhinney Enterprises, a real estate development company headquartered in Loveland, Colo. McWhinney's leadership has helped shape the company into a leading real estate development and asset/property management organization.
Colorado community and business leaders Ed Haselden, president and chief executive officer of Haselden Construction, LLC; and Douglas L. Jones, president and owner of the JONES Realty Group, began four-year terms on the governing board.
College of Liberal Arts Announces Interim Dean
Dr. Ann Gill will serve as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts while the University conducts a national search to permanently fill the position. Dr. Gill, currently the Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will begin her new position July 5.
Last month, Dr. Heather Hardy announced that she would be leaving the position as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and taking on the position as dean of the new liberal arts college at the University of Reno-Nevada.
Dr. Gill has served at Colorado State for 25 years. She began at the university in 1980 as an instructor in the Department of Speech Communication. Obtaining the position of Assistant Professor in 1986, Gill was quickly promoted, being named Associate Professor in 1988 and professor in 1994. She was named Chair of the Department in 1990 and served in that leadership position until 2001. Gill also served as Special Assistant to the Dean of Liberal Arts from 1999-2001 before being named Associate Dean of the College in 2001.