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Managing the Planet: Changing Times in Washington DC: Opportunities and Challenges for CSU

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

What do the new Presidential Administration and Congress mean for students, faculty, staff and the future of higher education? A very large Covid-19 bill has already been signed into law, and an even larger bill to address national infrastructure needs has been introduced. Both have numerous provisions that will affect CSU and other universities, including support for COVID mitigation and big funding increases for climate change R&D, and green, sustainable infrastructure. Additional legislative and executive branch action is expected over the next several years on many issues of importance to higher education, including student debt and visas for international students. Which changes will be the most significant for the CSU community? How should CSU respond? Does the new emphasis on climate change have implications for R&D in other areas? Our panel of CSU leaders will discuss the changes underway in Washington and how these are altering the landscape for research, education and engagement in land grant institutions and other U.S. Universities.

Joyce McConnell: President, Colorado State University
Mary Pedersen: Provost and Executive Vice President
Blake Naughton: Vice President for Engagement and Extension

Moderator: Gene Kelly, SoGES Faculty Research Liaison, Deputy Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean of Extension


April 29
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Laura Shaver
(970) 491-7583