Meet the editor: Austin Fleskes, Managing Editor

Austin Fleskes

Austin Fleskes is nothing but ready and eager to serve as The Rocky Mountain Collegian’s managing editor for the 2019-20 school year. Fleskes is originally from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and now lives just off campus with his friends. 

Fleskes has been with The Collegian since his freshman year at Colorado State University. He began in 2016 as a news reporter and served in that position until his junior year. During his junior year, Fleskes served as the news director for The Collegian alongside News Editor Natalia Sperry. After a long year of debating, Fleskes decided to go for upper management and was promoted to the position of managing editor. 


Fleskes is a journalism and history double major and is looking forward to the upper-level journalism classes that he will get to take in his final year at CSU. He is also excited to have his pick at some of the best history courses CSU has to offer. 

When he is not in the newsroom, Fleskes likes to spend time with his friends, such as Forrest Czarnecki, The Collegian’s editor-in-chief, as well as playing video games, watching TV and just enjoying Fort Collins. He is not afraid to share his geekier side and is willing to talk with anyone and everyone about anything that they enjoy.

If you see Fleskes roaming the streets of campus, don’t be afraid to come up and say hello, ask about the paper or see how you can get involved. It may take him a second to hear you, what with the earbuds he is always wearing, but he will never ignore you. 

Austin Fleskes can be reached at or on Twitter @Austinfleskes07.