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Colorado State University President in Pagosa today

Colorado State University’s summer outreach tour will continue with visits to communities in western and southwestern Colorado July 27-31, and include meetings throughout the week with local groups and alumni in Pagosa Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Durango and Center.

The tour will include meetings with CSU Extension staff, members of CSU’s Colorado State Forest Service and the university’s Agricultural Experiment Station network, as well as with alumni, political officials, business and community leaders, students, parents and other interested citizens. CSU President Dr. Tony Frank and others will be on hand to meet directly with constituents.

“It’s important that we spend time visiting Colorado’s communities, reaching out and listening to their concerns and taking note of their priorities,” Frank said. “Colorado State is the land-grant university and our mission is to provide Coloradans access to education, as well as service and outreach they can use. The best way to find out what people need is ask them.”

Alumni and friends events are scheduled in Pagosa Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose and Durango, and will offer the opportunity to hear from university leadership and provide attendees the opportunity for their input on CSU’s impact in each community. There is a small cost to attend most events.

Anyone interested in attending can visit the Web at or call (800) 286-2586 for more information and to RSVP.

University leaders from the areas of Extension, Agricultural Sciences, Alumni, Outreach and Strategic Partnerships and others will join Frank for the trip.

The schedule of local public events includes:

• Noon-1 p.m. today, July 30, Rotary luncheon, Nello’s Bistro, 135 Country Center, Suite A.

• 1:30-2:30 p.m. Visit Extension staff, advisory committee and others at Archuleta County Fairgrounds (this will be the first day of the county fair).

• 5-7 p.m. today, alumni and Friends event at JJ’s Riverwalk, 356 E. U.S. 160.

The community tour kicked off July 12-16 with stops in Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Edwards and Eagle. The university will continue its outreach to other parts of the state throughout the late summer and fall.

For more information about the Colorado State Community Tour, contact Brad Bohlander at or (970) 491-6621.