Engineering Future

Western Colorado University Announces The Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering with Historic $80 Million Gift

Western unveils new Computer Science and Engineering school in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science

 

With the largest gift in University history and one of the largest financial donations ever to a public university in the State of Colorado, Western Colorado University announced today the establishment of the Paul M. Rady School of Computer Science and Engineering.  Construction of the new school began this week on Western’s Gunnison, Colorado campus.

The new school is made possible by an $80 million gift from Paul M. Rady, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Colorado-based Antero Resources and Antero Midstream.  Mr. Rady is a 1978 graduate of Western Colorado University with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology.

Through a pioneering collaboration between Western and the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science, students will be able to obtain degrees in Computer Science, including Computer Science with emphasis in Software Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering as graduates of the University of Colorado Boulder. With this partnership, they will have the opportunity to complete their first two years as Western students, and the balance of their education as University of Colorado Boulder students, all while remaining on the Western campus in Gunnison, Colorado.  Graduates in the partnership will receive a Bachelor of Science degree and diploma from the University of Colorado Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science.

“This generous investment from Mr. Rady provides Western with the single greatest transformative opportunity in our history–allowing us to combine our historical strengths with cutting edge technical education.”

Dr. Greg Salsbury, President of Western Colorado University