CCU Inaugurates Former Senator and New President William L. Armstrong

On Friday, March 23, 2007, Colorado Christian University will officially inaugurate former U.S. senator William L. Armstrong as the school's new president. The inaugural celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. This semi-formal event is by reservation only. Supporters of CCU who are interested in attending should call 303.963.3337 or e-mail malbright@ccu.edu for more information.

Armstrong, a successful Colorado businessman, served in the Colorado Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives from 1972 to 1978 and in the United States Senate from 1978 to 1990. He was a member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Banking Committee, and Senate Budget Committee. For six years, he also served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Deciding not to seek reelection in 1990, Armstrong returned to Colorado. He is currently Chairman of Cherry Creek Mortgage Company -- one of the state's largest lending institutions -- and of Greenwood Capital, also a mortgage banking firm, and Blueberry Systems, a software development company. In addition, Armstrong is Chairman of the Denver-based Oppenheimer Fund. Previously he has been a director of six public companies and the owner/operator of 13 private companies including radio and television stations, a daily newspaper, a real estate brokerage company, and title insurance and investment firms.

Bill has an active personal ministry of evangelism and has presented gospel messages at hundreds of prayer breakfasts, outreach events, and rallies. He is a 15-year board member of the worldwide evangelistic organization Campus Crusade for Christ, and the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees from eight universities.