CSU announces Michael Martin as new chancellor

Chancellor Michael Martin by Eddy Perez.
Chancellor Michael Martin by Eddy Perez.

CSU’s governing board has spent about five months and sifted through dozens of candidates nationwide to finally find its next chancellor –– outgoing LSU chancellor Michael Martin.

With a five year contract and $375,000 base salary, he expects to take office in mid-August in anticipation of CSU’s returning students.


“It’s a great honor to accept the chancellor position with the Colorado State University System,” Martin said in a statement. “The CSU System is one of Colorado’s most vital engines of educational opportunity and economic growth, and I look forward to working with the Board of Governors and the strong leadership teams at each institution to continue to build upon the System’s reputation for excellence in teaching, research and service.”