Colorado State University President Tony Frank named longtime CSU professor Rick Miranda Provost and Executive Vice President, filling the top academic position at the University.
Dr. Miranda has served as interim provost since January 2009.
“Rick is an excellent match with my own strengths and weaknesses, he knows and cares about our university, and he is ready, able and enthusiastic about helping CSU move forward,” President Frank said. “He has proven himself a thoughtful, collaborative academic leader with a great respect for the process of academic governance and a strong, personal commitment to students, faculty and the land-grant mission.”
Prior to serving as Interim Provost, Dr. Miranda served as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Colorado State University. Dr. Miranda joined Colorado State University as an Assistant Professor in 1982.
The Colorado Senate has confirmed Gov. Bill Ritter’s appointments for the CSU System Board of Governors. Serving a four-year term are: Ed. J. Haselden, who was reappointed, President and CEO of Haselden Construction and a community leader from Castle Rock; Mary Lou Makepeace, who is a new appointment and former mayor of Colorado Springs; and Scott C. Johnson, also a new appointment, who is the owner and operator of Flying Diamond Ranch and from Kit Carson.
“We are pleased to have Mary Lou and Steve join the board and to have Ed continue on as vice chair. Each person brings to this board a keen perspective and real passion about the value of public higher education and the importance of keeping education affordable to all students,” said Patrick McConathy, Chair of the Board of Governors.
Colorado State University ranks 15th in the nation among all universities and colleges for the number of alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers, according to 2009 rankings released this week by the volunteer organization.
Colorado State consistently lands in the top 15 among universities and colleges with more than 15,000 undergraduates. The University claims 59 alumni volunteering for the Peace Corps.
"Students at Colorado State University want to give back and help with the health and well-being of people around the globe," said Martha Denney, Director of International Education. "That's part of our commitment to internationalization and our mission of outreach and service."