As Managing Director of Development, Nick helps to champion the fundraising initiatives of the College. Nick joined the college in May 2014. He came to CSU from CU-Boulder where he was Director of Development for Biotechnology, Engineering, Science and Technology in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. From new facilities to the support of students and research, Nick works to align the passions of donors with the programs and goals of the college. Nick’s experience in fundraising, donor relations, and business development positions him well for success in his leadership of our development team. As Managing Director of Development, Nick’s goals include advancing the College of Agricultural Sciences’ fundraising goals and ensuring that our donors and alumni always feel that they are a part of our Ag Family.
In her role as Director of Development, Jill connects donors and their passions with opportunities to have a meaningful and lasting impact on education, research, and outreach initiatives at the College. Jill has been at CSU since 2013, most recently fundraising for the College of Engineering. She began her fundraising career as Director Development at the University of Wyoming College of Law prior to her legal career. Fueling Jill’s commitment to the agricultural sciences are her personal background growing up in Wyoming and her legal writing and research interests regarding land and water issues and food safety. She looks forward to contributing to our Ag Family by securing gifts which preserve the heritage of the College, support our incredible students, and ensure CSU’s innovative leadership in providing solutions to global challenges.
As Associate Director of Development, Kris facilitates private giving to the College in areas including student scholarships, experiential learning, facility improvements and research support. She also connects alumni and friends to campus through communications and events. Kris administers the scholarship program for the College by working with both our donors to fund scholarships and with a scholarship committee to select outstanding student recipients. Kris’s southeastern Colorado upbringing coupled with her agricultural academic and industry experience position her well to align the passions and interests of donors and alumni with the priorities of the College of Agricultural Sciences.