About Western

Leadership

Our Leadership

Western Colorado University follows the model of shared governance, which includes the Board of Trustees, administration and faculty in decision-making and university strategy. The three branches of Western Colorado University’s leadership, along with community members, guide the University’s Strategic Plan.

Portrait of Dr. Greg Salsbury

Greg Salsbury

President

Greg Salsbury, Ph.D., was appointed by the Western Colorado University Board of Trustees as the 14th President of the University in April 2014. Salsbury holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from the University of Southern California, a M.A. in Communication Management from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, a M.A. in Communication from the […]

Brad Burton

Brad Burton

Rady Chair in Petroleum Geology

Brad Burton, Ph.D. is a practicing Professional Geologist with more than 20 years experience in the Petroleum Industry. Dr. Burton emphasizes fundamental geological skills and teaching applied to solving real-world problems.

Christian

Christian W. Blees

Board Chair

Appointed December 2015 • Term expires 2023

Chris Blees graduated from Western with a B.A. in Accounting and Recreation & Outdoor Education in 1994. Blees currently serves as President and CEO of BiggsKofford Certified Public Accountants and BiggsKofford Capital Investment Bank, both located in Colorado Springs.