Values, Tradition, Spirit

Yates Leadership Award

Celebrating Commitment to CSU

Each year, the Colorado State University Alumni Association awards a graduating senior with the Albert C. Yates Leadership Award. The award is given in honor of Albert C. Yates, who served as the 12th President of CSU from 1990-2003 and who brought strength and unity to CSU through his leadership and commitment to community.

The award is meant to recognize a student who demonstrates strong involvement, leadership, and a commitment to upholding CSU’s values, traditions, and spirit.

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Congratulations to Our 2023 Recipient!

Ellie Martinez (B.S., ’23) is a spring 2023 graduate who from an early age has valued the importance of giving back and contributing to the community. She lives green and gold wherever she goes, which has included two study abroad experiences at CSU and volunteering around campus. Her favorite CSU experience was working for the SLiCE office as a community support specialist.

Ellie Martinez, 2023 Albert C. Yates Award Winner

Past Recipients

2022: Alanis Hernandez
2021: Ally Murphy Pauletto
2020: Barry Wesley