Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chairs

The title of Presidential Chair is one of the highest and most prestigious honors that Colorado State University may award to a faculty member, and recognizes sustained excellence in research and scholarly activity. Four presidential chairs have been established through the transformational gift from college alumnus Walter Scott, Jr. 

Dr. Tami Bond, Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health

Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health

Tami Bond has been appointed the Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Energy, Environment and Health, joining the college in Fall 2019. Bond’s research describes the challenges of a “decision-to-impact” framework, affecting present and future global atmospheric conditions and health.  

Source article on Bond’s appointment

James Hurrell, Department of Atmospheric Science; Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering

Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering

James Hurrell joined Colorado State University in September 2018 as the Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chair in Environmental Science and Engineering. Hurrell’s research centers on analyses and model simulations of climate, climate variability and climate change. 

Source article on Hurrell’s appointment

The Walter Scott, Jr. Presidential Chairs are nationally and internationally known scholars whose individual research programs span one or more of our Areas of Excellence: Water, Health, Energy, and the Environment. Learn more about the four Areas of Excellence.

Global and regional water cycles
Hydraulics
Hydrology
Water infrastructure
Water resources

Biocompatible materials
Biomedical devices
Diagnostic tool development
Public health
Systems and synthetic biology

Advanced combustion technology
Efficient and resilient infrastructure
Impacts of energy
Lasers and optical technologies
Renewable and sustainable energy

Climate studies
Environmental monitoring and management
Hurricanes and severe weather
Life cycle and impacts of trace species
The built environment