Board of Trustees Update

The   Board of Trustees for Adam State University approved the following action items at its Oct. 10 meeting on campus:

Opt-out of Colorado Procurement Code

The Board approved a request from the Purchasing Office to opt-out of the Colorado Procurement Code, effective Jan. 1, 2015, pursuant to House Bill 04-1009, which allows the governing boards of each institution of higher education the option of exempting their respective institutions from Procurement Code. This move gives Adams State more flexibility in tailoring procurement procedures to better meet University needs.

Revised Mission and Vision Statements

The Board formally approved revised Mission and Vision statements, which were developed through extensive campus discussion over a two-year period, including a Campus Roundtable in February of 2014, as well as several Cabinet planning meetings.


ASU’s mission is to educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions.


To become the university community of choice for diverse and historically underserved groups and all who value quality education and inclusivity.

As members of the Adams State University community, we value:

  • Opportunity and access for all
  • Excellence in teaching and learning
  • Growth through inclusion of diverse cultures and ideas
  • A learning and civic community of trust, respect, and civility
  • Caring and personal relationships
  • Innovation, integrity, and ethical leadership
  • Responsible stewardship

Nielsen Library capital outlay request

The Board approved an expenditure of $60,000 of general fund cash reserves to procure services to produce a program plan for the Nielsen Library so that a capital construction project can be submitted to the Department of Higher Education for State of Colorado Capital Construction funding consideration.

Author: jmwaecht

Assistant to the President for Communications
Editor/Designer of alumni magazine – A-Stater