CSU Names New Vice President of Admissions and Access
Colorado State University officials have named Robin Brown, Vice President for enrollment at Willamette University, the new Vice President of Admissions and Access.
The creation of the position was announced last fall as part of a university-wide reorganization. All elements of admissions have been streamlined into one area, enabling the university to focus on service and marketing to prospective students, admitted students and parents. Brown will oversee Admissions, the Registrar, Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, High Ability Student Recruitment and the Center for Educational Access and Outreach. She will begin her new post Aug. 21.
"Robin will help the university balance financial stability with our historic commitment to access and affordability," President Larry Edward Penley said. "While we have done reasonably well in student retention and graduation rates over the past decade, this must continue to be an area of high priority for Colorado State - and we need to position ourselves to learn from the experiences of other institutions that have achieved remarkable success in this arena."
The reorganization announced in October emphasizes admissions and access and also strengthens the university's ability to achieve excellence in the areas of teaching and learning, retention and graduation, outreach and service, and marketing.
Brown will report to Dr. Tony Frank, Senior Vice President and Provost.
President Delivers State-of-the-University Address
Colorado State University and the students it graduates continue to play a key role in the growth of the Northern Colorado economy; a mission bolstered by a reorganization of the University that included the creation of a new Office of Economic Development and an infusion of state funding made possible by the passage of Referendum C, Colorado State President Larry Edward Penley said May 17 during his annual state-of-the-university address to the Fort Collins community.
Dr. Penley recounted highlights of the past academic year that included the largest private gift ever bestowed on Colorado State - $30 million for the Warner College of Natural Resources - the launch of a new strategic plan and administrative reorganization, the creation of the new Institute for Teaching and Learning to help faculty add new learning strategies and technology to their teaching, and a list of international agreements that will bolster the university's research potential.
Dr. Penley also turned an eye toward the future while discussing the state of the university. Because of the passage of Referendum C last fall and work by Colorado 's governor and Legislature, Colorado State has received positive news about the budget for the next fiscal year. Dr. Penley said Colorado State will be able to hire several new faculty members, the first time since 1991 there will be a net gain of faculty over the previous year.