In this Issue
The University of Colorado Boulder today announced that Ryan Chreist has been named assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations. Chreist, who most recently served as the director of recruitment, operations and system integration for the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions, starts this week.
The landscape of Denver’s Westwood neighborhood is changing. Squash, tomatoes, chiles, spinach and melons are sprouting up in backyards. Family members are tending to their gardens and harvesting their own fresh food. And community members are working side-by-side to help transform their neighborhood from its designation as a “food desert”—the United States Department of Agriculture’s term to classify densely populated, low-income areas that lack easy access to healthy food—to a model of urban sustainability.
Donors gave a record $258.8 million to the University of Colorado system during the past fiscal year. Nearly 2,500 programs were supported by nearly 50,000 individuals, with about half these funds, or $128.8 million, donated through the University of Colorado Foundation. Approximately $130 million in private support was given directly to the university and the CU Real Estate Foundation. The total raised exceeds the previous record set in 2012 by 13 percent.