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For nearly 150 years, Colorado State University has been transforming the lives of students. Through ASCEND, we can now bring our world-renowned faculty, knowledge, and resources to your company so together we can transform the world.

ASCEND Membership

Join the ASCEND member network to become closely connected to Colorado State University’s vast network of leaders and companies committed to the ongoing development of their teams and organizations. As a member, you receive numerous benefits only CSU’s network of experts can offer.

“If you are a business outside of the university and you want to explore the resources, inside this city within the city – ASCEND is the place to start!”

– Frank S., Managing Partner, The Human Bean

Highlights of ASCEND Member Benefits

  • Concierge Service: Personal concierge service from our staff that connects your organization to the entire CSU community and all of its available resources.
  • Networking Receptions: Complimentary admission to quarterly receptions that connect your organization to the broader ASCEND membership network.
  • Host Student Leaders: Member organizations have priority placement of student interns through our partnership with the President Leadership Program’s Leadership Field Experience program.
  • The Peak Newsletter: Subscription to an electronic newsletter tailored to the business and nonprofit community featuring CSU educational speakers, workshops, and activities.
  • Access to Custom Designed Service Proposals: Work directly with CSU faculty and staff to develop a custom package of services that meet your specific organizational needs.
  • Service Credit for New Members: Receive a credit you can use toward ASCEND services.
  • Special ASCEND Offers: Receive special pricing on CSU services and online badging made exclusive to our members.
  • Invitations to Exclusive Events: Get access to events and happenings reserved only for ASCEND members.
  • Preferred Partner Discounts: Use of CSU discounts on online supplies, computers, moving services, insurance, and more.

Educational Experiences & Services

Serving our community is at the core of being a land grant university. We do not deliver classes; instead, we create customized educational experiences around the needs and goals for your organization. We provide experts in a variety of fields and deliver their content on-site.

“ASCEND has been an outstanding partner in enhancing the team culture of the Food Bank for Larimer County. Through training’s by renowned faculty, retreats at the CSU Mountain Campus, and a personalized concierge service, our team will have the tools to grow our organizational culture for years to come.”

– Amy P, Executive Director, Food Bank for Larimer County

Organizations We Serve:

Small businesses: Expand the capabilities of your small business by collaborating with ASCEND to access experts and tools to help your business and employees grow.

Corporations: Bring our experts into the boardroom to access the most up-to-date resources for developing your employees while expanding your company’s brand to recruit the next generation of organizational leaders.

Nonprofits: Doing good can always use an extra set of hands. Our offerings for nonprofits increase your organizational capacity so your team can focus on maximizing your impact and resources.

Events & Happenings

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ASCEND is all about the people.

Making meaningful and personal connections to Colorado State University is at the heart of ASCEND. Our team will be your guide as you explore and build partnerships across campus and the ASCEND professional network.

Contact us today.

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Arthur Sintas, MBA
(970) 491-2680

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Thomas Cox
Executive Partnerships
(970) 491-1117

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Lea Hanson, Ph.D.
Communications & Assessment