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CSU Chancellor addresses South Metro Denver House
Tony Frank praised the merits of higher education at the South Metro Denver Chamber’s first lecture series at the Lone Tree Arts Center.
The general public dined over a fabulous catered meal provided by Jimmy and Lasinda Crane, owners of Cranelli’s Italian restaurant in Lone Tree.
Chancellor Tony Frank was the 14th President of Colorado State University and held that position for 11 years before becoming Chancellor of All Systems in 2019, which includes CSU, CSU Pueblo, and CSU Global in DTC.
Dr Frank holds a veterinary medicine degree from the University of Illinois and a doctorate. in Pathology from Purdue among his college degrees.
Leading the series of chamber addresses, Dr. Frank emphasized the value of obtaining a college education and the rich rewards in the life happiness and financial success of college graduates.
He stressed that investing in education is a wise decision, ranking among one of the major decisions of life which he called a “lifetime investment”.
“Tuition fees have increased,” he said, “largely due to the drop in state aid to 20 percent”. He thinks about 50 percent of students graduate through student loans.
Dr Frank said that CSU has made a major change in the management of higher education in the face of COVID-19. He leads the University in finding new partnerships such as the new CSU Spur campus at the National Western Stock Show Facility. The new buildings will provide educational opportunities for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.
He pointed out that CSU offers many financial aid options for low-income students.
Looking Ahead Frank believes that higher education will continue to be in high demand and believes that education is entering the “age of the learner”.
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