U.S. News and World Report ranked Colorado State University in the top tier of public and private doctoral universities, ranking the University 63rd among public universities and 125th overall in the 2009 "America's Best Colleges" edition released in August.
"Colorado State University is heading in the right direction with record levels of enrollment, private giving and research support. This ranking - just one of many measures of success - is affirmative evidence of that," President Larry Edward Penley said. "The focus of Colorado State's faculty and students remains set on addressing the great global challenges facing our world, such as clean energy technology, mitigation of infectious diseases and innovative cancer treatments. This vision provides our students a strong, global foundation of knowledge they will need to be successful members of tomorrow's workforce."
U.S. News and World Report ranked the Professional Veterinary Medical Program at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences second in the nation among America's best veterinary medical programs in its most current ranking in 2007.
The Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation, a longtime supporter of Colorado State University, has committed up to $3 million for a planned expansion of Rockwell Hall, home to the College of Business.
"Colorado State University is deeply grateful for the phenomenal support from the Bohemian Foundation over the years," said Joyce Berry, Vice President for Advancement and Strategic Initiatives. "The Bohemian Foundation, true to its mission, is making a difference in people's lives."
The Bohemian Foundation has committed $1.5 million as a challenge grant for the new addition with another $1.5 million for specific upgrades to enhance the building plans.
"The faculty and administrators leading the College of Business emulate the same qualities they seek to produce in their students," said Joe Zimlich, CEO of Bohemian Companies. “This, along with the fact the programs are producing socially responsible, environmentally conscious students who are making a difference in the lives of people around the globe, gets us excited.”