We are very enthusiastic about the future of Metropolitan State University as it continues the journey to become "America's Premier University for Lifelong Learning".
Our university is perfectly positioned to meet the demands of today's adult learners by preparing them to meet the requirements and challenges of today's marketplace and to build a bright future for themselves, their families and communities where they live and work.
We continue to move forward on this journey as the environment for higher education becomes more difficult with reduced government funding, higher demands from students to receive more value from their college experience, and by supporting the needs of a diverse student base. The Foundation is increasing its focus on building a stronger donor base with increased endowments, which provide student scholarships and financial assistance needed for student success and academic program growth for the university.
As a Foundation, we look forward to supporting the delivery of a quality, accessible and affordable education for all Metropolitan State University students. I want to thank the many wonderful donors who have supported our exceptional University and its Foundation!
Samuel Ortiz Verdeja Interim Chair, Metropolitan State University Foundation Board