We are very happy to announce that Professor Phil Risbeck, Graphic Design, is the newest University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State.

Risbeck, who has been teaching at CSU for nearly 50 years, is founding co-director of CIIPE, which was launched as a biennial show in 1979. Risbeck began teaching at CSU in 1965, and his posters are considered among the finest in the world. He has had solo and group exhibitions on four continents and in some of the world’s most influential art centers.

The title of University Distinguished Professor (UDP) is the highest academic recognition awarded by the university, the title “University Distinguished Professor,” is bestowed upon no more than 12 full professors at any one time on the basis of outstanding scholarship and achievement. Professors receiving this title hold the distinction for the duration of their association with the university.