As Executive Director of Development, Nick helps to champion the fundraising initiatives of the College. Nick joined the college in May 2014. 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 Executive 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, Keely connects donors and their passions with opportunities to have a meaningful and lasting impact on education, research, and outreach initiatives at the College. Keely served for nearly two years as the Assistant Director of Development for the Department of Athletics at Colorado State University with primary focus on raising major gifts for athletics’ capital, scholarship, and program priorities. Prior to joining CSU, Keely spent 11 years in fundraising at United Way of Larimer County, a community based nonprofit focused on poverty reduction, serving the last six years as Vice President of Resource Development.
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.