Colorado State University Earns Record $267.4 Million in Research Funding
Colorado State University’s annual research expenditures totaled a record $267.4 million in fiscal year 2006, nearly 10 percent more than the previous year and a 35 percent ($69.2 million) increase in research expenditures over the past four years.
Colorado State receives one of the highest levels of federal research funding of any university without a medical school in the country. For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was the largest source of external expenditures at Colorado State - largely because of the University's focus on infectious disease and biomedical research initiatives based in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. The university also experienced significant funding increases from the U.S. Department of Defense for environmental and life sciences research.
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences reached record research funding of $54,240,349 in 2006. Of this, approximately $30 million was targeted at the Program in Infectious Disease. Other programs receiving substantial funds this year included the Cancer and Radiation Biology Program, Neurosciences, the Orthopaedic Research Center and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory.
"Once again, Colorado State has made record gains in external research awards," said Larry Edward Penley, President of Colorado State University. "Government agencies and private sector sponsors have the confidence in Colorado State to conduct vital national research. It is a strong testament to the quality research being conducted by our outstanding faculty, staff and students."
Federal expenditures comprised the majority (72 percent) of the sponsored expenditures and totaled $192.6 million. State, foundation, commercial and other non-federal expenditures made up more than $37 million of the total, with institutional support funds adding another $37 million (14 percent of the total).
Princeton Review Names Colorado State One of Nation’s “Best 361 Colleges”
Colorado State University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company chose Colorado State as one of the best colleges in the new 2007 edition of its annual guide on sale this week. The book features two-page profiles on each college with information on academics, admission, financial aid, student body and campus life.
"The learning experiences at Colorado State University allow our graduates to succeed in a highly competitive, ever-changing world," said Provost Anthony Frank. "Princeton Review's recognition of these achievements is further proof of our academic excellence."
In August, U.S. News and World Report's 2007 "America's Best Colleges" edition ranked Colorado State among the top national universities. U.S. News and World Report listed Colorado State in the top tier of public and private doctoral universities along with institutions such as Florida State University, Ohio State University and Iowa State University. A complete list of the schools is posted on the Princeton Review Web site at www.PrincetonReview.com.
Colorado State Names Vice Provost of Outreach
Colorado State University has named Dr. Lou Swanson to the position of Vice Provost for Outreach and Strategic Partnerships, a new position created during the campus-wide reorganization last fall. Dr. Swanson is a longtime Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts.
Dr. Swanson, a rural sociologist, has spent the majority of his 24-year career focused on two related fields, the sociology of agriculture and rural community studies. He maintains an active research agenda centered on policy issues associated with agriculture and rural community change. In his new role, Swanson oversees Cooperative Extension, Continuing Education, the new Office of Economic Development, the Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, the Colorado Institute for Public Policy, and the Office of International Programs. Swanson started his new post on Aug. 14.
"Colorado State is committed to enhancing our already strong contributions to the productivity and prosperity of Colorado communities, and the University's strategic outreach services are critical to addressing the 21st-century challenges facing the state," said Larry Edward Penley, President of Colorado State University. "Lou Swanson's leadership will ensure a more comprehensive and effective approach to outreach and partnerships throughout the state."