Gresham Riley was born in Jackson, Mississippi on June 27, 1938. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. from Baylor University in 1960. After a year in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, he went on to get his M.A. in 1963, and his Ph.D. in 1965 in philosophy, from Yale University, where he focused on the works of the philosopher, C. S. Peirce. He joined the faculty of New College in Florida in 1965, but soon entered the ranks of its administration as acting provost in 1973, and then as provost from 1973 to 1975. From 1975 through 1981, he was the dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Richmond in Virginia. Riley served as Colorado Collegeâs tenth president from June 1980 until June 1992. His most notable accomplishments at Colorado College include a successful capital campaign drive from 1984 through 1989, raising $49.6 million, which resulted in the construction of two major campus buildings, the Worner Student Center, and the Barnes Science Center.
Photograph of Colorado College President Richard Celeste with his office staff, dressed in "CC Fridays" clothing bearing Colorado College colors and logos, taken outside Armstrong Hall. Back row: Richard Celeste, Chris Melcher; front row: Linda Petro, Kim Peterson, Sarai Ornelas (CC class of 2011), Carolyn Madsen, and Beth Brooks. Photo taken by automatic tripod.
Photograph of Colorado College President Richard Celeste with his office staff, dressed in "CC Fridays" clothing bearing Colorado College colors and logos, taken outside Armstrong Hall. Back row: Richard Celeste, Chris Melcher (Legal Counsel); front row: Linda Petro, Kim Peterson, Sarai Ornelas (CC class of 2011), Carolyn Madsen, and Beth Brooks. Photo taken by automatic tripod.
Lloyd E. "Lew" Worner (CC class of 1942) graduated from the Missouri Military Academy in 1936 and attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia from 1936 to 1938. He transferred to Colorado College in January, 1940 and graduated with a B.A. degree in history in 1942. While a student at Colorado College, he was president of the student body, and of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He did graduate work in history, first at Princeton University in 1942-43, and at the University of Missouri, where he received an M.A. in 1944, and a Ph.D. in 1946. He came to Colorado College as an instructor in history in 1946, was named assistant professor in 1947, associate professor in 1950, and full professor in 1955. He served as Dean of the Faculty at Colorado College from 1955 to 1963, and then as its President from 1963 until his retirement in 1981.
Invitation to the inauguration of Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler on September 22, 2012.
Article on findings from Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler's "Year of Listening."
Historic documentation of life at the turn of the 19th century created by residents of Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1901 for the citizens of 2001. Under the direction of Louis R. Ehrich, a prominent 19th century businessman, the items were sealed in a chest which was stored in various buildings on the Colorado College campus until the official opening January 1, 2001 at the Charles Leaming Tutt Library. Contents of Ms349, Fd 14, William F. Slocum, President of Colorado College include: 3-page, typewritten letter, dated July 9, 1901, addressed “To the President of Colorado College in the year 1999,” signed by William F. Slocum, President of CC.
In this brief message, Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler explains the value of liberal arts education.
Text of inaugural speech of Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler, given on September 22, 2012.
Program of the Installation ceremony for the Inauguration of Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday September 22, 2012 in Shove Chapel.