We have good news as the spring semester gains momentum. First, the Governor’s budget proposal of $898.1 million for higher education: this is great news for Adams State University, as it would hold our funding flat. We will keep you updated as the budget moves through the legislative process.
We will certainly advocate for the budget’s adoption at our upcoming ASU Day at the Capitol, February 16-17. Faculty, staff, and alumni are also welcome to join us at the Thursday evening reception. Click here for event details. This marks the second year Adams State will visit with legislators and Governor’s staff to share our Great Stories. For example, we were recently named in the Top 50 Hispanic Serving Institutions by Best Colleges.com. The site notes that Hispanic enrollment in colleges and universities increased 240 percent between 1996 and 2012. We know that trend continues and that Adams State is ideal for helping these students succeed.
Speaking of Great Stories, last weekend I met with our newly formed Denver Alumni Chapter, a group of alumni whose accomplishments demonstrate ASU is succeeding in our mission. They are eager to reach out to fellow alumni in the Denver area, as well as to help raise scholarship funds and recruit new students. They recognize the impact their Adams State degree has made on their lives and want to extend that advantage to future students.