Adams State BOT present legislators with awards

Courtesy photo Senator Cleave Simpson, second from left, joins Adams State Board of Trustees Chair Duane Bussey, Adams State President David Tandberg, and BOT Member Karen Middleton during the award presentation to Colorado legislators.

ALAMOSA – The Adams State University Board of Trustees (BOT) demonstrated its appreciation from Colorado legislators by presenting the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) and others with awards during their June 7 meeting.

Legislators honored included Senator Rachel Zenzinger, Representative Emily Sirota, Representative Shannon Bird, Representative Rick Taggart, Senator Jeff Bridges, Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer, Senator Cleave Simpson, and Representative Matthew Martinez. Sen. Simpson attended the meeting in person and the others joined virtually.

Adams State President David Tandberg appreciated the vote of confidence from the legislators who supported an increase in funding for Colorado rural higher education institutions.

“Your opinion of us motivated Adams State and brought excitement to the San Luis Valley. Thank you so much,” Tandberg said.

BOT Chair Duane Bussey echoed the sentiments, “Adams State is important to the health of the community and your support sends a positive message.”

BOT member Karen Middleton expressed her gratitude for the bipartisan support.

The JBC Chair Shannon Bird understands the power of higher education.

“We are all in to support you and the great work you do for the future of Colorado,” Bird said.

The BOT also toured the mechanical engineering classrooms and labs during their June 7 meeting.