CMU President Tim Foster
CMU President Tim Foster


From the President

There’s never a dull moment at Colorado Mesa University and the past month has been especially busy.

In late January, the university began construction on the Community Hospital building north of campus. It’s the first step towards creating a new home for CMU’s health sciences program. The hospital will move out on March 22, at which time we will take total control of the property and the pace will pick up from there. The first half of the project will be completed in 10 months, and health sciences faculty will be in their new offices in time for the spring 2017 semester.

February kicked off with the Spacetacular, an event that partnered CMU teacher education students with NASA to connect local elementary and middle school students with International Space Station Commander Scott Kelly. They had a wonderful conversation and the event was a reminder of the close relationship between the university and this community.

Thanks to another partnership, CMU is once again sponsoring the Colorado Capital Conference along with the University of Colorado Boulder and U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet. The conference is a unique opportunity for 100 Coloradans to go behind the scenes in Washington, D.C., to hear from members of the President’s Cabinet, members of congress and other leaders. It’s a packed two days that provides an invaluable look at the federal government, and I encourage Colorado residents to apply.

We’re approaching the halfway mark for this semester. It’s off to a great start — let’s keep that momentum going. Go Mavs!

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