The Colorado State University College of Business has announced that long-time Colorado State University football coach and community leader Sonny Lubick has accepted a new position as Director of Community. Lubick began his new position April 1. His salary is funded through a gift from the Fort Collins-based Bohemian Foundation.
His duties will include representing the business program with school and community groups, offering leadership guidance and mentoring through public presentations and meetings with campus and community audiences, and promoting the value of higher education to industries and audiences throughout the state.
"Sonny Lubick is well-loved at CSU and in our community, and we have a program that will benefit greatly from his leadership," said Interim President Tony Frank. "The College of Business has seen significant growth in recent years, and its national reputation is on the rise. Sonny is the right person to help enhance the program's visibility and involvement with the greater public. I'm grateful to the Bohemian Foundation and Dean Ajay Menon for their work to make this happen."
Students with the Colorado State University Equine Sciences Program have been bustling for the last couple of months in preparation for the upcoming Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale. The sale is set for Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center, 701 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins. This will be the 4th annual Legends of Ranching sale.
This year's program includes more student involvement. The collaboration involves the horse training lab, the equine event management and the equine sales management classes.
"The increase in student involvement means that approximately 25 percent of all equine science students at Colorado State will be involved in helping with the sale," said Dr. Jim Heird, Director of Teaching and Outreach for the Equine Sciences Program. "This unique opportunity provides one-of-a-kind insight into the equine industry."
In addition to the increase in students, the program is also introducing new consignors. The newest ranches involved this year are Tongue River Ranch, Wood Ranch and Hanging H Ranch. Each of these ranches has an outstanding reputation for producing high quality horses in the industry. With the additional consignors, the 2009 sale currently is planning on 65 horses; a notable increase from the 51 that went through in 2008. For additional information, visit www.csuequine.com or call (970) 491-8373.
The College of Natural Sciences at Colorado State University has named a new chair in the Department of Chemistry. Professor Ellen Fisher has accepted the position, effective July 1, 2009.
"I was most pleased to see how much support Dr. Fisher had in the department," said Interim Provost Rick Miranda. "The Chemistry Department is fortunate to have an outstanding faculty member so interested in its leadership and direction; this bodes very well for the future."
Dr. Fisher has been a Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State since 1993. She received her PhD from the University of Utah in 1991 and her bachelor's degree from Texas Lutheran University in 1986. She also performed postdoctoral work from 1991-93 at the Sandia National Laboratories. She succeeds Tony Rappe', who served as department chair for the past five years.