Founders Day Honor

My hope, and now perhaps dream fulfilled, has always been that my time at the University contributed to a culture that strongly values people and the unflinching pursuit of excellence.
– Albert C. Yates

Albert C. Yates, the 12th president of Colorado State, accepted the Founders Day Medal in February in honor of his extraordinary leadership contributions to the land-grant University’s mission of access to educational excellence, robust research, and high-impact public engagement.

During his tenure from 1990 to 2003, Yates led the campus through the devastating flood of 1997. He focused on student success, including issues of equity and diversity. And he helped lift CSU to new levels of visibility and respect in academic and policymaking circles.

In so doing, Yates created a blueprint for Colorado State as a top-tier public research university for the 21st century.

Read more in SOURCE.

Albert C. Yates
Albert C. Yates, the 12th President of Colorado State, accepted the Founders Day Medal last month. Photo by Mary Neiberg