About 20 members of the University of Colorado system and the CU-Boulder campus recently visited UCCS to gain a better understanding of other CU campuses.
Brett Rogers, senior employee relations specialist with the CU-Boulder Office of Labor Relations, and other participants in the University Perspectives Program met on March 1 in Dwire Hall with UCCS administrators to compare and contrast aspects of the Colorado Springs campus with the rest of the system.
They discussed university issues with Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor; Peg Bacon, provost; Homer Wesley, vice chancellor for student success and enrollment management; and Brian Burnett, vice chancellor for administration and finance.
"The entire leadership team we met with did an outstanding job of sharing with our participants the individual successes of UCCS, the important role UCCS plays as a member of the CU system, and the vital impact it has on the state of Colorado," Rogers said.
"Throughout the entire University Perspective program it has been great to experience how well each of the campuses executes their very diverse missions, yet how well they complement each other to the overall success of the University of Colorado.
"As always, UCCS was a welcoming host for this year's visit."
Gary Reynolds, executive director of facilities services, guided the group on a campus tour. Some visitors saw the Foucault pendulum housed in the Science and Engineering Building for the first time, Rogers noted. Others remarked on the state-of-the-art labs and facilities in Centennial Hall.
Overall, Rogers reported, the group was quite impressed with the new buildings.
"The campus itself is beautiful and I can only imagine that the use of so much natural light that is incorporated into the architecture in the buildings makes for an outstanding learning environment," Rogers said. "Having had the privilege of facilitating the University Perspective program this year, perhaps the greatest compliment I can give is to say that I would be honored and thrilled to have my own children attend any of our campuses at the University of Colorado."