ASC Trustees continue President Svaldi's appointment

(07-27-2009)

At a special meeting convened July 16, the Board of Trustees for Adams State College voted to continue the contract of Dr. David Svaldi to serve as college president through June 2010.

President Svaldi

Board Chair Tim Walters said, "Dr. Svaldi has provided Adams State College with competent leadership during his tenure. David's leadership has allowed this institution to move forward when most higher education institutions are faltering. To not renew his contract would be a huge disservice to this institution, the students and faculty, community, and the State of Colorado."

Svaldi was appointed to the post on June 9, 2006, after serving in an acting and interim capacity since July 2005.

Svaldi is in his 24th year at Adams State, having joined the faculty as an associate professor of communications in 1986. He served as Provost of the college since late 2002. He was named Vice President for Academic Affairs in June 1998, after filling the post on an interim basis for one year.

Svaldi earned a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University in 1983, and master's and bachelor's degrees from University of Northern Colorado in 1972 and 1970, respectively. In 1968, he completed an Associate of Arts degree at Mesa State College, which honored him with a 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award.