CSU Service 1984 to 1996
Faculty, Department of Construction Management
Director, Rural Schools Project, 1996 to 2008
G. Richard (Dick) Dunn retired from the Construction Management faculty in 1994 but has stayed involved with Colorado State University. He has been active with the CSU Rural Education Assistance Program (REAP), attending college events, traveling with Judy to Europe and around the U.S.A., playing golf with his children and grandchildren, and especially enjoyable is the time spent with family at their cabin in Red Feather Lakes. He particularly enjoys hearing the success stories from CM students with whom he worked in the classrooms and in the student clubs. The six year (2001-2007) effort shared with Dr. Patrick Burns and former faculty member Richard Hill working through REAP to create a proto-type inter-active, audio-visual, distant learning system for eighteen rural school districts in Eastern Colorado was a professionally rewarding endeavor. This project added sixteen courses to each of the educational curriculums at a very reasonable annual cost of $22,500 per district. Between family, friends, former students, and university colleagues, Dick has thoroughly enjoyed his retirement years.
I enjoyed Dr. Dunn and the class so much that I knew Construction Management was more than just a passing whim. Dr. Dunn was a great professor and mentor, and I still enjoy talking to him about the industry – he's the reason I'm in Construction Management.
Doug Johnson (B.S. Construction Management, '95)