I had the pleasure of meeting a number of alumni at several recent receptions in the San Luis Valley and along the Front Range last month. I was inspired to hear how Adams State helped them change their lives and attain success.
To help more students achieve the dream of a higher education, our Board of Trustees recently approved a Tuition Guarantee Initiative that will lock in the same tuition rate for four years. Read more. This will make a college degree at Adams State University more affordable and will help families better plan to meet the financial challenge of a college education. Our tuition window policy does not charge a student for any credit hours over 12 and less than 21. We believe this guarantee, combined with our tuition window, will incentivize students to complete in four years.
Our work “to educate, serve, and inspire our diverse populations in the pursuit of their lifelong dreams and ambitions” is also being supported by three new Title V grants awarded this semester. Read more. These grants will not only help us ensure that more Latino students graduate; the funding will also help all students enrolled at ASU. These grants will also help us strengthen our relationship with local public school districts. This partnership is key to helping prepare high school graduates to be college ready. In addition, we are one year into our Title V grant to develop and implement the infrastructure for graduate level academic support services.
Looking to the New Year, we are excited for the first ever Adams State University Day at the Capitol, February 18 -19. We will hold a legislative reception at the Warwick Denver Hotel the evening of the 18th. The next morning we will meet with legislators at the Capitol to better inform them about our mission and the positive impact the University has on the Valley and the state.
Lots of positive things are happening at Adams State. I look forward to bringing in the new year with you all.
– President Beverlee J. McClure