Colorado State University (CSU) president Dr. Tony Frank has announced he will be stepping down from his duties in July 2019 and will start working full time as chancellor of the CSU system.
Frank has been president of the university for ten years and helped accomplish its goals of increasing graduation rates and decreasing the gaps between students of socioeconomic status, race and first-generation status.
“This has not been an easy decision for me personally, given that what I have always loved best about my job is the chance to interact with faculty and students as part of a community of innovative, principled, energetic people doing and discovering things that simply make our world a better place, Frank said in an announcement released to the CSU community on Sunday. “I’ll still get to do that, but from a different vantage point. And this is the right move at this time for our campus and our System. I’m grateful to be in a position to continue, I hope, to add some value and move our System forward in ways that will truly benefit the people and future of Colorado and, ultimately, make it a stronger partner for our System campuses.”
Upon the start of his new position, Frank hopes to continue communicating with state and federal governments, supporting CSU system presidents and work on large scale projects that align with the CSU system board’s strategic vision.