Media Advisory: UCCS to open new student veteran center

Tom Hutton, (719) 255-3439, thutton@uccs.edu Joanna Bean, (719) 255-3732, jbean2@uccs.edu
McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center
McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center

WHO: University of Colorado leaders including members of the CU Board of Regents;  UCCS faculty and staff;  elected municipal and state officials and members of the Herbst and McCord families.

WHAT: Dedication ceremonies for the McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center. Planned speakers include CU Regent Kyle Hybl, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and donor Clancy Herbst.

WHEN: Noon, Sept. 9, 2016

WHERE: The McCord-Herbst Student Veteran Center is located near the Gateway Garage (GTWG), the UCCS parking garage adjacent to Austin Bluffs Parkway in the center of the UCCS campus. Please see http://www.uccs.edu/map for details.

WHY:    The McCord-Herbst Center is named in recognition of the late Charles McCord and his wife, Sue, and Clancy Herbst and his wife, Linda. Charles McCord served as president of the University of Colorado Foundation, which manages the university’s philanthropy and endowments, from 1981 to 2000. He died in 2013 at age 78.

Clancy Herbst, of Chicago and Aspen, received the University Medal for his two decades of service to the CU Foundation Board of Trustees. He was chairman of CU’s Frontier 2000 capital campaign from 1986 to 1993, and served as honorary chairman of the Beyond Boundaries campaign from 1996 to 2003.

The Herbsts committed $400,000 to the project that remodeled 2,100 square feet for use as office space used by staff who assist veteran and military students and as a student lounge.

The Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs was previously located on the eastern edge of the UCCS campus in a former private residence. UCCS has more than 2,000 students who are associated with the military.