Governor appoints Svaldi to ambassador program


Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently appointed Adams State College President David Svaldi to the new Governor's Trade and Tourism Ambassador Program.

Dr. David Svaldi

Dr. David Svaldi

Svaldi will serve on the Mexico Ambassador Group. Administered by the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the program was established to further Colorado's interests in key strategic international markets and create a stronger economy.

Hickenlooper said the program's objective is to "establish a new public and private sector collaboration to promote the export of Colorado goods and services, persuade foreign investors to establish or expand operations in Colorado, and to draw more tourists to the state's year-round attractions."

Svaldi was appointed president of Adams State College in June, 2006, after serving as Acting and Interim President for the previous year. Svaldi is in his 26th year at Adams State, having joined the faculty as an associate professor of communications in 1986.

Svaldi was recently named chair of the Southern Colorado Education Consortium and serves on the El Pomar Foundation's San Luis Valley Regional Council. He also serves locally on the boards of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley and the Area Health Education Council.

By Julie Waechter