Collectively, no single family has done more for Colorado State University than the Monforts. Across several generations, the Monfort family has been intrinsically linked with the CSU campus. They have consistently provided leadership, support, and advocacy to advance CSU’s land-grant mission and secure the University’s place as an educational leader for Colorado and beyond.
Warren and Edith Monfort planted the seeds for the Monfort family’s legacy at CSU. Warren served eight years on CSU’s governing board, including four as board president. In addition, he was a close and trusted adviser of President Bill Morgan and helped guide CSU’s transformation from an agricultural college into a major research University. Warren’s son, Ken, a proud CSU alumnus, continued the Monfort family tradition of service to the University. Like his father, Ken lent his talents to the governing board and provided advice and counsel to University leadership over the course of several decades.
Today, CSU continues to benefit from the leadership of the Monfort family – Dick, Myra, Charlie, Kaye, Kyle, and others – whose tireless support of CSU is reflected in countless ways. From service on numerous leadership boards and committees to generous funding for facilities improvements, such as the Morgan Library and the University Center for the Arts, the Monforts have been steadfast partners, enabling CSU’s continued push for excellence.
CSU today is, in many ways, a reflection of the Monfort family legacy – a legacy that has spanned more than seven decades and multiple generations.