Dr. Anthony Frank Named Interim Provost at Colorado State University
President Larry Edward Penley has named Dr. Anthony Frank as interim Provost, the University's highest academic post. Dr. Frank, currently the Vice President for Research and Information Technology, also will continue to serve as Colorado State's Senior Vice President. Dr. Henry Gardner Jr., Associate Vice President for Research, will serve as Interim Vice President for Research.
"Tony Frank's outstanding reputation and long history with Colorado State University position him well to take on this new challenge," President Penley said. "Tony is widely respected as both a scholar and administrator, and we believe he is the right person to take the University's excellence in academics and research to the next level."
Dr. Frank joined Colorado State in 1993 as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and was promoted to head of that department in 1996. He was appointed Associate Dean for Research for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1998 before being named Vice President for Research and Information Technology in 2000. President Penley named Dr. Frank Senior Vice President in June 2004.
Dr. Gardner joined Colorado State in 2001 as Associate Vice President for Research.
Among other duties, Dr. Gardner is active with federal funding initiatives and developing private-sector research at the University. He leads Colorado State's technology transfer activities, along with the University's efforts in multidisciplinary research projects and economic development activities. Dr. Gardner also holds a professorship in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology.
University Alcohol Policies Under Revision
In response to concerns expressed by the state Legislature and the general public, Colorado State University is developing a new set of policies and procedures to ensure that the University does not purchase alcohol with state-appropriated funds.
The new policy will be phased in over the next month and a half. This will enable the University to review all operational issues, seek the involvement of the deans and academic colleges, and ensure a smooth transition to the new procedure. The policies will be implemented after March 1 and the University will formally begin enforcing the policies on April 1. More specific information on the new policies and their implementation will be made available over the next several weeks.