Paying it Forward: Stalwart Ram Ren Jensen reflects on his CSU story

Ren Jensen (B.A., ’59) attended Colorado State University on a basketball scholarship and made it his commitment to afford the same opportunities to others, “paying it back” along the way. He served on the CSU Alumni Association board of directors, including a term as president, and on the CSU Foundation and Development Council boards, among many other examples of service and honors. Ren and his wife, Sharon, grew their relationship at CSU, and the University has held a special place in their hearts ever since.

150 Years of Impact

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is celebrating its 150th anniversary throughout the 2019-20 academic year. From the moment the first graduating class received their diplomas, alumni have committed themselves to making an impact in their communities, the world, and their alma mater through their talents, hard work, and ongoing generosity. Learn more about 150 Years of Impact at