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CSU Knights in the News

Knights in the News | August 2023

Seleem Chan
Seleem Chan was recently recognized by The Nature Conservatory (TNC) in his work conducting marine research and conservation off the coast of Belize, supporting TNC’s work with local partners to align science, technology, policy, finance and livelihoods into a comprehensive fisheries management and aquaculture program. Chan is a mariculture specialist and safety officer for TNC Belize. He is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in environmental management at CSU.

Chelsea Ross
Chelsea Ross has been named the new principal at Yoncalla High School in Douglas County, Oregon. She has been in the education field for the past 12 years. She graduated from CSU in 2015 with a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

Mark Millare
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Millare has assumed the highest enlisted leadership position at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground. Millare, a nearly 24-year veteran of the Army, deployed to Iraq four times. “I recognize the profound responsibility that comes with this role, and I will try to add value to this great organization,” Millare said. “There are a great many soldiers and civilians who work day in and day out to enable the modernization of our Army. I want to build on the legacy of this organization.” He is a 2018 CSU graduate.

Douglas Baber
Douglas Baber was recently named the new city manager for the city of Crystal River. “You can see the excitement in the faces of those who live here,” he said. “I couldn’t ask for a better transition. It’s like family here.” Baber earned his MBA at CSU.

Dan Jager
Capital City Fire Rescue (CCFR) announced the promotion of Fire Marshal Dan Jager to the position of assistant chief of operations for CCFR. He has spent 32 years in the Alaska fire service. Jager earned his bachelor’s degree in fire administration from CSU.

Chris Lukas
Chris Lukas recently announced his retirement as battalion chief of the city of Janesville. He has served over 22 years at the Janesville Fire Department. “It was a great experience, and I enjoyed it a lot,” he said. “I enjoyed solving problems for community members, often having one of their worst days, and making it better for them and their families.” He is a 2014 CSU graduate.


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