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Unscripted with Tim Foster

CMUnow Special Edition Podcast: President Tim Foster

President Tim Foster — who took the helm at Colorado Mesa University in March 2004, will retire on June 30, 2021. Foster's tenure marked a period of dramatic evolution for the institution. These changes included vastly broadening student access, enrollment, retention and graduation rates; formally creating a community college division, growing/restructuring baccalaureate offerings, and adding graduate programs to meet regional employment needs; rebranding and renaming the institution; more than quadrupling the campus' square footage; tripling the operating budget; and dramatically growing fundraising and the foundation's endowment. Under the leadership of Foster, CMU transitioned into a competitive baccalaureate public university reaching into parts of the broader Rocky Mountain and Midwest Plains regions.

In May, Mesa County Commissioners declared June 30 Tim Foster Day. To celebrate, we sat down with President Foster to learn more about the man behind the presidency. This is one CMUnow Special Edition podcast you won’t want to miss.