Enhancing connections with alumni was one of the compelling reasons for CU to join the Pac-12 Conference. Numbers alone tell a story. CU-Boulder has some 38,000 alumni in Pac-12 states, and there are more than 51,000 alumni from all our campuses. In the Big 12 footprint, we had fewer than 12,000. All counts exclude Colorado.
CU’s four campuses boast nearly 350,000 alumni around the world. While their stories are diverse, a common thread is they make a difference in lives, communities and professions.
CU’s new logo and the branding effort explained.
I know CU’s switch to the Pac-10 athletic conference is absolutely the right move for our university, but I still have mixed emotions about it.
One of the best things about serving as president of our great university is commencement. For graduates, it is both the culmination of years of hard work and the beginning of the next chapter of their lives. It’s fun to be there when students become alumni to share the excitement of accomplishment and the anticipation of things to come.
In this difficult economy, where news ranges from bad to horrible, positive signs are always welcome. So it was gratifying to learn from figures tallied at fiscal-year end on June 30 that the University of Colorado recorded its second-best fundraising year.
Given our significant role in economic development and long-term prosperity, it’s puzzling to see the value that Colorado and other states place on higher education. Across the country, public colleges and universities are bearing the brunt of the poor economy.