About John Straayer
For over 50 years, John Straayer has been a fixture in the political science classrooms and lecture halls at Colorado State University and in the hallways at the Colorado State Capitol. He exemplifies the ideals of the scholar-teach-civic servant and is deeply committed to the ideals of academic freedom and shared governance as a foundation of a university’s excellence and the advancement of civil society in America.
Our goal is to honor John’s commitment to teaching, research and outreach activities designed to prepare future leaders for roles in public service and to serve the citizens of Colorado, the United States and the world. The Center will provide high impact experiences for CSU students; increase CSU’s visibility in the State of Colorado and Washington, DC; and strengthen CSU’s relations with state and local government officials as well private sector partners.