Colorado State University will honor a well-known business man Friday with an honorary degree. Dick Monfort, former cattle and meat packing plant owner and current owner of the Colorado Rockies.

CSU President, Tony Frank, will award Monfort with a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, and points out that Monfort is a champion for higher education and Fort Collins.

“Dick Monfort is a committed business and civic leader and a true champion for higher education in Northern Colorado," Frank said. "He and his family have created opportunities for numerous students here at Colorado State University and have launched a number of programs that enrich both the campus and Fort Collins communities.

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