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CMU Alumnus Named Vice President for Communications

After a nationwide search, Colorado Mesa University announced today that David Ludlam will serve as the Vice President for Communications. 

Ludlam is no stranger to western Colorado or Colorado Mesa University. The Palisade High School graduate and CMU alumnus is an instructor and served the institution from 2018-2021 as the director of public relations.  

“Those who have worked with David know he is a visionary with a unique perspective that will aid in the advancement of the institution,” said President John Marshall. “His passion for this place and the people here will help continue our mission to serve western Colorado.”

The search committee, various stakeholders and university leadership determined Ludlam was the clear choice given his diverse skillset and talents, and passion for the institution and higher education.

“Some of my greatest personal and professional accomplishments were made at Colorado Mesa University, and time away has given me even more clarity around the university’s mission and what it can do for the next generation of learners,” said Ludlam. “My career has provided me with tremendous growth and I’m ready to put my time and talents where my heart is.”

Ludlam will lead the Marketing and Communications Office as they continue to support university initiatives. He will join the leadership team June 27.  


Written by Kelsey Coleman