In the College of Agricultural Sciences, education, research, and outreach are not separate pursuits, but integrated components of a single mission. It is the faculty, staff, and programs we have in place, and plan to develop, which will advance the research and educational programming of our College and contribute to the progress of the agriculture frontier.
Every year, faculty and students in the College engage in countless interactions and research projects with citizens, communications, and industry professionals across the globe with the goal of progressing a safe, secure, and cutting-edge agricultural industry for years to come. Please consider investing in our people and programs related to an area of passion for you.
Endowed Chairs Support Leaders in Perpetuity
Donors who generously endow positions at Colorado State benefit not only the chair holder and students privileged to learn from these outstanding educators, but represent a commitment to world-class education and the leaders of tomorrow. Your philanthropic support in this area will help continue the College’s legacy of innovation, lead our research efforts to improve society, and educate tomorrow’s leaders. Please consider the transformative impact your philanthropic support of leadership positions in the College of Agricultural Sciences can make in perpetuity.
The ability to recruit, support, and retain the top agricultural sciences faculty and administrators in the country is crucial to advancing the innovative and forward-thinking mission of CSU and our College, and can be substantially impacted by private support. The College’s goal is to fill its faculty with inspired thought-leaders who can elevate our impact and prestige, attract more accomplished students, and graduate more successful alumni. Faculty who excel in teaching, research, and outreach, and who are leaders in their field, represent our current faculty and are those we aim to attract. Effective administrators can positively affect countless students and stakeholders, advance programmatic and research efforts, and make an immediate and substantial impact.
A Presidential Chair is a measure of truly notable achievement and is the highest honor we can bestow on world-class faculty and staff. An investment in an outstanding faculty or administrator can impact numerous students, successfully leverage additional funding, and make an immediate and substantial positive impact on the entire College of Agricultural Sciences and agriculture industry in Colorado and beyond.
This designation is accorded to those select faculty judged to be truly outstanding scholars and teachers according to rigorous, nationally accepted standards. The reputations of recipients reflect their special creative and research contributions, as well as their efforts in shaping education in their fields of study.
Those who hold Presidential Chairs at Colorado State are at the core of the University’s mission to provide outstanding education while performing research that will impact the world. By publishing their work, speaking at national and international conferences, attending workshops, and performing other outreach, they are among Colorado State’s most valued ambassadors and shining examples of what makes the University unique and great.
The Colorado State University Foundation permanently invests funds that are given to establish Presidential Chairs, which provide salary and fringe benefits for the recipient and support staff, travel, and other expenses, as the endowment permits, in perpetuity. This type of funding allows stability and recognition of the faculty member, and increases recruitment potential for other superior faculty and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to Colorado State.
Endowed Presidential Chairs allow Colorado State University to invite the world’s top scholars to share in and expand the exciting work being done on campus, and to bolster the University’s faculty research and teaching. By attracting and retaining these top scholars and researchers, Colorado State is able to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who desire to work with nationally and internationally acclaimed professors.
A University Chair is an incredible honor and reward for a faculty or staff member and is often used to reward mid-career faculty and staff members who are building strong programs. Faculty members named to University Chairs at Colorado State University are outstanding educators and researchers in their fields. They are talented teachers, honored role models, and invaluable members of the Colorado State community.
University Chairs allow Colorado State to retain and recruit the
world’s talented scholars and researchers, expand the exciting work being done on campus, and bolster the University’s faculty research and teaching. By attracting and retaining these promising scholars and researchers, Colorado State is able to recruit outstanding undergraduate and graduate students who desire to work with nationally and internationally renowned professors.
Donors who generously endow University Chairs at Colorado State benefit not only the chair holder and students privileged to learn from these outstanding educators, but represent a commitment in perpetuity to world-class education and the leaders of tomorrow.
College Chairs allow Colorado State to recruit and retain the world’s top
scholars and enhance the University’s faculty research and teaching. Faculty members selected for endowed chairs are outstanding scholars, gifted teachers, and brilliant researchers who have made significant contributions in their fields of study. Attracting and retaining these top scholars and researchers allows Colorado State to recruit top undergraduate and graduate students from Colorado, the nation, and around the world.
Faculty members who are awarded this distinguished honor bring prestige to the University through their research, published works, and speaking engagements. Recipients of endowed chairs must have demonstrated significant contributions to their fields of study through exceptional teaching and scholarly excellence. These individuals are expected to be of national stature with established track records of achievement.
The Colorado State University Foundation permanently invests funds that are given to establish Endowed College Chairs. The interest generated is used to support the chair recipient in research and scholarly activities. The principal amount is never drawn upon, so endowments allow continuous funding in perpetuity.
Program Support Provides Invaluable Benefits to Many
The College believes the best way to enhance our students’ education is through practical experience. Our students participate in internships, agricultural study abroad programs, national conventions, and case studies. Through these programs, students tackle real-world problems, build confidence, and gain attention from top employers. Additional funds will expand experiential learning opportunities and will help prepare tomorrow’s leaders.
Your support could impact programs in the following areas, and more.