Joyce McConnell, Colorado State University's 15th president
Joyce McConnell, Colorado State University’s 15th president

Thank you for your interest in engaging with Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell. The president is honored to be invited to events and meetings and attempts to attend as many engagements as her schedule allows.

To request the president’s attendance, please complete the event request form a minimum of 60 days prior to the event occasion. Requests are reviewed with the president on a monthly basis. Responses will be provided as soon as possible; we appreciate your patience in this regard.

Those not affiliated with the University who seek President McConnell’s participation of a community event should contact Katy DeJonge at (970) 491-0829.

To assist us in serving your needs, please complete the appropriate method of contact based on the type of engagement you are planning:

  • An event is a planned public or social occasion, often with a set program or networking component and a defined invitation list or audience.
  • A meeting is a predetermined group gathered to discuss a specific topic or agenda to further the mission of CSU.

To request an event, please submit the Event – CSU Presidential Request Form. If your event is added to President McConnell’s schedule, additional information will be requested. The additional information that will be requested is outlined in your event request confirmation email.

To request a meeting, please email Emily Lewis, executive assistant to the president, with meeting details including date, time, expected length of meeting, location, and topic/purpose of the meeting. Additional information or forms may be requested to be completed.

ATTN University Advancement staff: To request a meeting between a donor(s) and President McConnell, please email Natalie LaRose with meeting details including date, time, expected length of meeting, location, and topic/purpose of the meeting. Additional information or forms may be requested to be completed.

Requesting the CSU System Chancellor
Invitations for CSU System Chancellor Tony Frank to participate in CSU events are first reviewed for approval by the Office of the President. To initiate a request for Chancellor Frank, send an email with your event details to Matthew Helmer, Assistant Vice President of University Advancement.