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

Center for Healthy Aging

Center for Healthy Aging

Responsible Research

School of Global Environmental Sustainability

One Health Institute

Meet the Team

Doug Colby
Executive Director of Vice President for Research
[email protected]

Kyle Dunbar
Director of Development
[email protected]

Laura Thornes
Associate Director of Development
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