CSU President Joyce McConnell meets with 9NEWS reporter Marc Sallinger for an interview. Photo by Mike Hooker
Even before taking the helm as the 15th president of Colorado State University, Joyce McConnell was out and about making a difference in the community.
July 1 marks President McConnell’s first official day at CSU, but she definitely hit the ground running in advance. From visiting the Food Bank for Larimer County for its Feeding Our Future event on Friday, June 28, to taking the field for pregame ceremonies at Coors Field as part of the Rams at the Rockies celebration on Sunday, June 30, McConnell is already making an impact in Colorado.
CSU President Tony Frank and incoming CSU President Joyce McConnell lead the celebration of the Food Bank’s official grand re-opening of its Fort Collins pantry and help kick off the public phase of its Feeding Our Future capital campaign.
Joyce McConnell is set to become the next President starting Monday. She comes to Colorado from West Virginia University, taking the helm of the school as its 15th President.
Colorado State University has ushered in a new and historic era. Joyce McConnell is the 15th president of the CSU System’s flagship institution in Fort Collins.
It was great to join @Food4LarimerCo for their Partnership to End Hunger event today. Food security is critical for strong communities and I thank Food Bank for Larimer County for all they do to support the CSU community, and their efforts to make Larimer County hunger-free. pic.twitter.com/2AFdfPoWoa
— Joyce McConnell (@CSUMcConnell) June 28, 2019