We Did It! The Campaign for Colorado State University
Campaign Total: $62 million
Total number of donors: 3,862
Total number of alumni donors: 2,189
PRIVATE SUPPORT TOTALS BY CAMPAIGN YEAR
COLLEGE CHAIRS – $1.5 MILLION
THE WARNER CHAIR IN GEOPHYSICS
The Warner Chair in Geophysics has provided the nucleus for the Department of Geosciences to establish an active program in geophysics, an area in high demand by students and employers. Our students are now receiving first-class training in professional applications of geophysics. Warner Chair Dennis Harry specializes in applied geophysics, particularly applied to understanding groundwater resources, and in deciphering the tectonic evolution of rift basins and foreland basins, such as the Gulf of Mexico and the Denver Basin.
WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION CHAIR
The Wildlife Habitat Conservation Chair in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology was made possible by several donors.
THE MALCOLM MCCALLUM CHAIR IN ECONOMIC GEOLOGY
The Malcolm McCallum Chair in Economic Geology has revitalized our program in the study of ore deposits. Our students, both undergraduates and graduates, now have the opportunity to obtain the skills most sought by the mining industry, and the result is a steady stream of graduates placed in mining geology positions. Chair John Ridley’s work focuses on understanding gold deposits, especially lode gold, and on the relationship between very ancient oil deposits and sediment-hosted base metal deposits.
THE ROBERT STOLLAR CHAIR
The Stollar chair in Hydrogeology and Water Resources will look at water resources, including ground and surface water, particularly those in Colorado. This program and the chair holder will prepare students for careers in the ever-expanding areas of water mitigation, contamination, resource allocation, planning, and water quality, to name a few. It will add to CSU’s already exemplary reputation in water resources and research.
THE SHELL CHAIR IN RESTORATION ECOLOGY
The Shell Endowed Chair in Restoration Ecology was funded with a gift of $2 million from Shell to support research related to restoration ecology and energy development. The chair holder, Mark Paschke, is the region’s foremost expert regarding restoration ecology. Paschke, emeritus faculty Ed Redente, and countless graduate students, have researched plots in the Piceance Basin for more than 30 years. The research established in perpetuity by this chair will allow CSU to conduct cutting-edge research related to all types of energy development and restoration across departments in the Warner College of Natural Resources and across colleges at CSU.
25 new planned gift donors
MILLION-DOLLAR OR MORE DONORS
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