CSU names Alan Rudolph VP for research, Bill Farland retires

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday August 27, 2013 0 comments Tags: Alan Rudolph, Bill Farland, CSU, Fort Collins, Rick Miranda, Tony Frank

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FORT COLLINS -- Alan Rudolph has been named the new vice president for research at Colorado State University, replacing retiring VP Bill Farland, CSU announced.

Rudolph most recently served as director of biological and chemical technologies for the U.S. Department of Defense's Department of Homeland Security.

He also served as an adjunct professor at the Duke Medical School Center for Neuroengineering.

"I believe Dr. Rudolph's unique blend of experience in the public service, nonprofit and entrepreneurial sectors -- and his longstanding leadership in interdisciplinary, translational R&D in both the public and private sectors -- will help ensure we have the critical, strategic leadership we need at a time when the competition for research funding is more competitive than at any time in the past half century," said Rick Miranda, CSU's provost and executive VP.

Alan Rudolph

Rudolph will begin his CSU duties on Sept. 30. Retiring VP for research Farland has held the position since 2006.

"Conducting research that can improve our understanding and help invoke positive change in the lives of people worldwide is a cornerstone of our university's mission," said Tony Frank, CSU president.

"I look forward to working with Alan to continue to advance the discovery capabilities of our faculty and their labs, and foster an environment where research can translate into real-world solutions."

CSU is one of the nation's top research universities, with annual research expenditures topping $300 million. Research spending in fiscal year 2013 totaled $313.2 million, representing a third of the university's entire budget.

Rudolph holds a doctorate degree in zoology from the University of California-Davis and an MBA from George Washington University.

"I am thrilled to be part of Colorado State's renowned research program," Rudolph said. "I look forward to furthering the university's international reputation for research across a diverse landscape and nurturing global impact for the investments in science and technology on the campus."


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