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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley today announced that Edward M. Warner, renowned geologist, philanthropist and distinguished alumnus, donated a total of $30 million to position the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State as a global leader in research and education. In honor of this gift, the college will be named the Warner College of Natural Resources, becoming the first named college at Colorado State and one of only a few named public colleges or schools of natural resources in the nation.
Warner's gift is the largest in the history of Colorado State University and is believed to be the largest private gift given to name any U.S. public college of natural resources.
"This unprecedented gift will further enhance the ability of the Warner College of Natural Resources to address critical issues of environmental health and sustainability, possibly the greatest single challenge facing our world in the 21st century," Penley said. "Ed Warner's very generous support is an investment in the future of Colorado State that will elevate the Warner College of Natural Resources' …