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“Colorado State University has an unparalleled commitment to student success, world-changing research, inclusive excellence, and a culture anchored in our institutional values and Principles of Community. CSU shines as a public land-grant university dedicated to teaching, research, engagement, and outreach, and always focused on fostering excellence. I am honored to be a trusted steward of CSU’s academic enterprise and equally proud to call myself a CSU Ram.”

– Marion K. Underwood, Provost and Executive Vice President of Colorado State University

About Provost Underwood

The Provost is the University’s Chief Academic Officer and oversees the integrity and success of the institution’s academic enterprise.

The responsibility of the Office of the Provost is to provide academic vision and leadership to fulfill the land-grant mission of Colorado State University. To chart CSU’s course to the forefront of excellence, the Provost’s Office will articulate, communicate, and facilitate the development of fundamental values basic to the University’s mission and administer academic programs and policies with the utmost respect for and attention to our constituents’ needs.

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Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Colorado State University seeks a strategic and creative leader to serve as its next Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Affairs (VPDUA).

Learn more about the search for and role of the VPDUA.

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Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Colorado State University seeks a collaborative and visionary leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA).

Learn more about the search for and role of the CLA Dean.

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Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences

Colorado State University seeks a visionary and transformational leader to serve as its next Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences (CAS).

Learn more about the search for and role of the CAS Dean.

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Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. In the last decade, CSU has produced record enrollment, all-time highs in student diversity and student success, record fundraising far outpacing ambitious goals, groundbreaking research driven by a highly productive faculty, a campus revitalized by a transformational building campaign, and, perhaps most important, an unrivaled learning environment from which nine of 10 recent graduates say they would choose CSU again and rate their education as excellent. To learn more about CSU, visit


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Image description: 1.) CSU's research expenditures totaled $498.1 million in fiscal year 2023. 2.) CSU currently has a 17:1 student to faculty ratio. 3.) CSU's student body includes 20% Pell Grant recipients and 25% diverse enrollment. 4.) CSU dispersed $136 million in grant aid to undergraduates in 2021-2022. 5.) 90% of Rams secure employment or continued education within six months of graduation. 6.) CSU was named the 2024 Forbes Magazine best educational employer in Colorado. 7.) Nearly one in four CSU students is a first-generation college student. 8.) CSU ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide as ranked by The Center for World University Rankings.


It’s one thing to be located in a community but another entirely to be part of it: to know its attributes, its successes, and its challenges; to be a dedicated partner in seeking solutions that will best position communities and their citizens for the future. The Colorado State University System and its three campuses are just such partners for the state of Colorado. Our programs and our alumni are ingrained in communities across the state, joining every day with fellow citizens, policy makers, businesses, and organizations to spark innovation, hone ideas, and improve economic vibrancy and quality of life for the people of Colorado. At the heart of our work is a profound mission: providing access to educational excellence and opportunities that arise from it. To learn more about the CSU System, visit



We create and nurture inclusive environments and welcome, value and affirm all members of our community, including their various identities, skills, ideas, talents and contributions.


We are accountable for our actions and will act ethically and honestly in all our interactions.


We honor the inherent dignity of all people within an environment where we are committed to freedom of expression, critical discourse, and the advancement of knowledge.


We are responsible, individually and collectively, to give of our time, talents, and resources to promote the well-being of each other and the development of our local, regional, and global communities.


We have the right to be treated and the responsibility to treat others with fairness and equity, the duty to challenge prejudice, and to uphold the laws, policies and procedures that promote justice in all respects.


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