Dr. Larry E. Penley (born 1949) served as president of Colorado State University and chancellor of the CSU System from 2003 to 2008. Penley’s archival collection includes correspondence, transcripts of speeches, and reports. Documents related to the Alcohol Task Force, which he created following the death of a student from an alcohol overdose a year into his tenure, are also present. This digital collection, with materials dated 2004 to 2008 and undated, contains the prepared text and speaking points of speeches on the status of CSU, athletics, and higher education. Notes for Penley’s speech commemorating the opening of the University Center for the Arts are also included.

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  • Speaking points for new faculty orientation 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2007-08-16
    Format:office files
    Speaking points for a speech welcoming new faculty by President Larry Penley.
  • Address to the Grand Junction Rotary 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2007-08-01
    Format:office files
    In a written speech, President Larry Penley outlines the contributions of Colorado State University to other higher education institutions as well as to the state in general.
  • "Downtown and College Towns" speaking points for Colorado Community Revitalization Association Conference 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2006-09-28
    Format:office files
    Speaking points for a panel discussion that President Larry Penley will be participating in regarding the contributions Colorado State University makes in promoting economic vitality across the state, particularly in rural towns.
  • Speaking points for Colorado Forum 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-09-06
    Format:office files
    Speaking points for a speech President Larry Penley will be giving regarding the importance of the economic benefits the state derives from Colorado higher education institutes. Remarks about the new School of Global ...
  • Colorado higher education and economic development: remarks to Colorado Forum 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2006-10-4
    Format:office files
    In a written speech to be presented at the Colorado Forum, President Larry Penley discusses the positive impact that Colorado State University and other higher education institutes have on the state as well as the economic ...
  • CSU and economic development 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2004-01-24
    Format:office files
    In a written speech to be presented to the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation, President Larry Penley discusses the history of American higher education and CSU's place as a quintessential research university. ...
  • Presentation of the Chancellor's Merit Award for the Green and Gold celebration 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-05-10
    Format:office files
    In a written speech to be given at the Chancellor's Merit Awards ceremony, President Larry Penley praises the honorees, Senator Wayne Allard and his wife, Joan.
  • Presidential remarks - University Center for the Arts ribbon cutting ceremony 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-10-16
    Format:office files
    Speaking points for welcoming the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new University Center for the Arts.
  • Remarks to athletic department on sportsmanship 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-08
    Format:office files
    In an annual address to the athletics department coaches and staff, President Larry Penley discusses the importance of instilling good sportsmanship and scholarship in students.
  • Remarks to athletic department on sportsmanship 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2007-08
    Format:office files
    In an annual address to the athletics department coaches and staff, President Larry Penley focuses on the changes occurring in the department.
  • Speaking points for Colorado Tourism Industry Roundtable 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2006-05-11
    Format:office files
    Speaking points for a welcome address at the industry roundtable for Colorado tourism. The Department of Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism and the Restaurant and Resort Management Program organized the meeting to ...
  • Speaking points for Ram Welcome family reception 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-08-21
    Format:office files
    In a written speech for the annual Ram Welcome, President Larry Penley welcomes parents and students to CSU.
  • Speaking points for athletics facilities groundbreaking 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-09-19
    Format:office files
    Speaking points for a speech President Larry Penley will be giving regarding the importance of an athletic program at Colorado State University.
  • 8th annual Northern Colorado Real Estate Conference 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2004-09-26
    Format:office files
    In a transcript of a speech presented to realtors in Northern Colorado, President Larry Penley reports briefly on the real estate program at CSU and then discusses the status and economic challenges in Colorado.
  • Next five years, The 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2008-09-11
    Format:office files
    In his fall presidential address, Larry Penley reflects on his first five years as president and the progress made at Colorado State University and looks to the future.
  • Remarks to celebrate Colorado State honors luncheon 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2006-04-27
    Format:office files
    A transcript of remarks that President Larry Penley will make at an awards luncheon.
  • Making the case for higher education: our four mistakes 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2007-04
    Format:office files
    In a written speech, President Larry Penley lists mistakes that universities make and stresses the need to overcome them.
  • Leadership models: from Wylie Coyote to Homer 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:undated
    Format:office files
    In a written speech, President Larry Penley discusses leadership models and the duties of leaders.
  • Colorado Public Institute Futures Conference 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2004-10-15
    Format:office files
    In a written speech, President Larry Penley addresses Colorado's prosperity and the relationship between that prosperity and higher education.
  • Value of public higher education, The 

    Creator(s):Penley, Larry E., author
    Date:2005-10-26
    Format:office files
    In a written speech, President Larry Penley discusses the strategic plan and restructuring of CSU concluding with an appeal to vote yes on Referenda C and D on the statewide November 1, 2005 ballot. Edits to the text are included.

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