The Boettcher Foundation has named Colorado State University chemist Melissa Reynolds one of only six 2010 Boettcher Investigators as part of the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program, which helps recruit, retain and advance scientific talent in Colorado.
Dr. Reynolds is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the School of Biomedical Engineering. She is developing biocompatible coatings for medical devices that would create a natural and safe approach to healing by allowing implanted materials to be left in the body longer without rejection.
Dr. Reynolds is the only researcher from Colorado State University to receive the honor, which comes with a three-year, $200,000 grant. She joins researchers from the University of Colorado, National Jewish Health, and the Colorado School of Mines in the inaugural class of Boettcher Investigators.
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors has appointed Becky Takeda-Tinker, PhD, as the first president of CSU-Global Campus. Dr. Takeda-Tinker was the sole finalist for the position, and she will be the first female president of a CSU campus.
Dr. Takeda-Tinker has been with CSU-Global Campus since 2008 where she has been the Dean of Academic Affairs and a faculty member for master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Organizational Leadership and Business Management. She holds a doctoral degree in organization and management with a specialization in leadership from Capella University, an MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University, a post-graduate certificate in marketing management from the University of California-Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in economics from UCLA.
Colorado State University today announced a groundbreaking program to help assure qualified middle- and lower-income Colorado students can afford an education at one of the nation’s top research universities. Colorado State administrators were joined by Gov. Bill Ritter to unveil the “Colorado State University Commitment to Colorado” at the Capitol in June.
As part of CSU’s Commitment to Colorado, beginning in fall 2011, state resident students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree whose families make $57,000 or less – the median family income in Colorado - will pay only half the standard tuition rate. Using current tuition numbers, this would be annual savings of more than $2,600, the equivalent of getting one semester’s tuition free each academic year. Students from lower-income families who are eligible for Pell grants will not pay any tuition or fees to attend CSU, saving roughly $6,500 annually.