The past 10 years have been a decade of significant growth and change at Colorado State University.

The decade included a billion-dollar building boom under the leadership of President Tony Frank — the largest in more than 50 years at CSU, with a total of 44 projects completed.

The decade also saw faculty garnering national and international attention for their cutting-edge research and impact on their respective fields and students excelling in and out of the classroom and standing up to promote a more inclusive campus climate.

In 2019, CSU welcomed its first female president, Joyce McConnell, who looks to build on the University’s strong foundation for a new decade.

Take a look back at just a few of the highlights at CSU from 2010-2019. 


Temple Grandin

HBO Temple Grandin movie wins five Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild prize for Claire Danes.

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Board of Governors approves $124.5 million for on-campus building projects. 

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CSU reaches $500 million goal for first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign six months early.

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Diana Wall receives the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement – followed by election to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014) and National Academy of Sciences. 

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CSU All-American Becky Hammon becomes first female paid assistant coach in the NBA. 

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CSU solar panels

First university in the world to receive STARS Platinum rating for sustainability. 

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CSU Bell

Old Main Bell returns to campus.

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Billion-dollar building boom completes 44 projects since 2009. 

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No Place 4 H8 March

Campus marches to proclaim CSU is No Place 4H8. 

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Joyce McConnell becomes president of CSU. 

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