Americans annually on this day celebrate and honor the men and women who have so honorably served our nation as members of our armed forces. To CSU faculty, staff, students, and alumni who have or are serving in the United States military, thank you. We admire your courage and selflessness and are humbled by your sacrifice. To the families of those who have served, are serving, or have been lost in war, your losses are not in vain nor will they be forgotten. Thank you.

CSU is firm in its commitment to serve those who have served this country. Military Times just recognized CSU as one of the top universities in the nation for services and educational opportunities for student-veterans. Our ROTC programs remain a mainstay of our distinguished land-grant heritage, and we continue to receive generous support from alumni and friends for scholarships and program support to assist student-veterans.

In addition to our support for student-veterans, we would like to reach out to veterans who are members of CSU’s faculty and staff to offer opportunities to mentor student-veterans and become involved with activities and programs geared toward veterans on campus. If you are a veteran interested in becoming part of our contact list, please send an email to Maggie Walsh in the President’s Office at Your experience and service can make a difference in the lives of our students as they transition to civilian life and higher education.

I ask that all members of our community join me in honoring our service women and men, present and past, and in giving our thanks for all they have done to ensure the freedoms and liberties that are essential to our society and to this academic community. We owe them a great debt, and our unending gratitude.


Dr. Tony Frank

two young girls watching the Veteran's Day race at CSU, 2016