Vice President for Engagement and Director of Extension

Colorado State University, a prestigious Carnegie Doctoral Research Very High University, is currently accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Engagement and Director of Extension. This position is designed to expand the University’s efforts and contributions in support of its land-grant heritage and is key for the integration of all three land-grant missions: teaching, research, and engagement. The Office of Engagement (OE) was organized in 2006 to advance CSU’s engagement and outreach missions. It includes CSU Extension (CSUE), CSU Online (CSUO), the Colorado Water Center, the Office of Community and Economic Development and has developed strong and vibrant ‘engagement’ programs in China and Ethiopia. The Vice President for Engagement (VPE) oversees these divisions, reports to the CSU President, and works closely with the Provost/Executive Vice President. These divisions work across all Colleges on campus, and closely with the Vice President for Research and have strong engagement programs throughout Colorado, the Western US and globally. At any given time, divisions in the Office of Engagement include over 400 employees. The total of budgets for all divisions is approximately $70 million. OE is one of the most institutionally comprehensive commitments to engagement and outreach among all Land Grant and other public universities. The Vice President for Engagement is the principal administrative and fiscal officer for the Office of Engagement, its divisions and programs.
Colorado State University was established in 1870 and remains inspired by its land-grant heritage and world-class faculty, staff and students. Nationally, CSU is a Carnegie Engaged University (2008, 2014), is a member of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, and is an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University (2016). CSU enrolls approximately 33,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and is the largest employer in northern Colorado with more than 7,400 faculty and staff. Colorado State University is located 60 miles north of Denver in Fort Collins situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
For a detailed position announcement, qualification requirements and application procedures, please go to For full consideration, all application materials will need to be received through the above link by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.