Philip DiStefano, interim chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, will meet with Fort Collins and Greeley officials Sept. 28 as part of a one-day northern Colorado tour.
Joining DiStefano will be Professor Peter Boag, chair of the history department, Associate Professor Rich Wobbekind of the Leeds School of Business and director of the Business Research Division, and biology Professor David Armstrong.
DiStefano, who was dean of CU-Boulder's School of Education before becoming provost and interim chancellor, will meet with officials from Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, area school districts and other organizations to solicit input on academic programs of importance to northern Colorado.
He also will provide information about CU-Boulder's faculty outreach programs, opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and CU-Boulder's activities in northern Colorado, including its cooperative programs with CSU, UNC and other northern Colorado organizations.
"I am interested in hearing from people in northern Colorado about how CU-Boulder can better serve their needs through education, research and outreach," said DiStefano. "I also want to remind people of the positive resources of the university -- and all of our universities -- that benefit the entire state, from creating an educated populace to driving innovation in technology and new businesses that benefit the state as a whole."
In addition to meeting with local officials, DiStefano will host a breakfast in Fort Collins at 7:30 a.m. for CU-Boulder alumni and parents of current students at CSU's Alumni Center, 645 S. Shields. DiStefano will end the day with a dinner in Greeley for local alumni and parents at 6 p.m. in the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. For information about the events, call (303) 492-8908.
Last June, DiStefano toured the Western Slope including Grand Junction, Montrose, Durango and Steamboat Springs.