Vice President for Research Office of Advancement

The VPR Office of Advancement makes our future better by supporting research outcomes, as well as current and future researchers, that improve our world.

Our office facilitates collaboration across the university with academic leadership, development directors, and other key personnel, to lead, create, implement, and execute successful fundraising strategies to further the research and service aspects of Colorado State University’s land grant mission. We support the sustained growth of CSU’s world-class research enterprise by diversifying the funding portfolio for its research strengths, opportunities, and innovations.

Fundraising Focus Areas:

CSU Researchers in Greenhouse

Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships

Energy Institute powerhouse entrance

Energy Institute

Infectious Disease Research Center building

Infectious Disease Research Center

Virtual Reality and human anatomy

Mixed Reality

Responsible Research

School of Global Environmental Sustainability

VPR fellows presenting 3 minute challenge

VPR Fellows program

Meet the Team

Ann Marie

Ann Marie Bliley-Ester
Managing Director of Development

Kyle Dunbar

Kyle Dunbar
Associate Director of Development

Alexandra Pool

Alexandra Pool
Development Coordinator

Alex Foster

Alex Foster
Assistant Director of Development