Western President Gregory B. Salsbury, Ph.D and Senior Cabinet
Western Colorado University President Gregory B. Salsbury, Ph.D., is advised by a Senior Cabinet that is comprised of Vice Presidents from across campus.
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 […]
View Professor Chavez’s Curriculum Vitae. Dr. Abel A. Chávez, MBA is the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success. Dr. Chávez came to Western in 2014 from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. Though today he serves Western in critical administrative positions, he has an extensive academic and research background in community-based […]
Brad Baca became the Interim President of Western Colorado University in July 2013. He joined Western in 2002 as vice president for Finance and Administration. In 2012, he was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer. Baca holds a B.A. degree in Government from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. He also earned an M.A. […]
Mike LaPlante was introduced as Western Colorado University’s Vice President of Advancement in April 2019. LaPlante has spent the past 25 years in growing leadership roles within higher education development. For 15 years prior to joining Western, LaPlante served Colorado State University in various capacities. Initially he led the Athletic Development team, where he grew […]
William L. Niemi
William L. Niemi’s scholarship is primarily in the area of political theory and is focused on questions about democratic theory and democracy’s historical development. Where does democracy come from and why did it come about? How is it justified? What are the most important citizen and institutional practices for a successful democracy and why? What […]