Colorado State University System turns 151

Colorado State University Animal Sciences Professor John Matsushima visits the JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding lot, October 16, 2012. Professor Matsushima has been named the 2013 Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show. Photo by William A. Cotton/CSU


Source: Colorado State University (CSU)

via The Fence Post (CO) - Feb 15, 2021?


The Colorado State University System is celebrating 151 years of service to Colorado. A System with three distinct universities (CSU Fort Collins, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global), the CSU System is unified by its community focus, statewide engagement, and global impact. The campuses each focus on access to education, and each has a different area of focus, allowing the CSU System to meet the needs of all types of learners across the state.


As part of this year抯 celebration, the flagship Fort Collins campus will award its Founders Day Medal to Professor Emeritus John Matshushima, a man whose science revolutionized the global cattle industry and just recently celebrated his 100th birthday.


揥hen we celebrate Founders Day, we抮e celebrating 151 years of providing life-changing education, world-leading research, and exceptional service to the people of Colorado, true to Abraham Lincoln抯 original vision of promise and opportunity,?CSU System Chancellor Tony Frank said.


CSU Fort Collins became the state抯 land grant university on Feb. 11, 1870, thanks to Lincoln抯 earlier signing of the Morrill Act creating a system of universities nationwide that focused on accessible education and societally important research. CSU Pueblo has been serving the state since 1933, and today is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a regional focus on preparing students for work in economically important industries. CSU Global joined the CSU family of universities in 2007 ?the first fully accredited, fully online state university in the country. The system continues to build out what a land grant mission looks like in the 21st Century, bringing large-scale initiatives to life throughout the state and internationally.


The CSU System released its first-ever economic impact report, quantifying how the three campuses contribute to the state and beyond, including the following ...