CSU-Pueblo gets to know CSU System interim chancellor

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CSU System Interim Chancellor and President of Colorado State University-Fort Collins Anthony Frank made a trip to Pueblo to attend a Q-and-A with CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare March 9.

Frank, who became president of CSU in 2009, was selected to be interim chancellor of the CSU System after Michael Martin stepped down from the position March 1.

In his new position, Frank will oversee CSU-Fort Collins, CSU-Pueblo and CSU-Global, along with his responsibilities as president of CSU-Fort Collins.

University presidents have a long list of responsibilities, which range from attending almost all board meetings and being the official representative of the board of trustees in all matters affecting the university. They must also come before the general assembly and preside over university senate meetings.

In the six years he has been serving as president of CSU-Fort Collins, Frank has overseen a period of record fundraising and enrollment, rising graduation rates, increasing diversity, and unprecedented research support, according to the CSU-Fort Collins website.

President Frank achieved his undergraduate degree in biology from Wartburg College. After that, he earned a veterinary medicine degree at the University of Illinois, and then a doctorate in pathology and toxicology at Purdue University.

Frank received both professional and personal honors, which include induction into the Illinois and Colorado 4-H Halls of Fame, the regional Presidential Excellence Award from NASPA, the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education professional organization award and the 2010 Fort Collins Board of Realtors Citizen of the Year.

“He was awarded the Carl J. Norden Distinguished Teaching Award at both Colorado State and Oregon State University. Dr. Frank’s research interests have included toxicologic and infectious disease pathology, and he has authored and co-authored numerous scientific publications,” according to CSU’s website.

Before he was elected to serve as the president of CSU-Fort Collins, he served as the university’s provost and executive vice president, vice president for research, chairman of the pathology department and associate dean for research in the college of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences.

Along with the time he spent to benefit the school, Frank also serves as chair of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Commission on International Initiatives and is on the board Larimer County’s food bank.

He was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to the Deemed Export Advisory Council to serve on several federal panels. He also has served on the editorial board of Toxicologic Pathology and as a member of the Colorado Climate Action Panel.