Dr. Mark Stetter

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Role: former Dean and Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, CSU Fort Collins

How are you connected to CSU Spur? 

I have had the pleasure of being part of the National Western Center re-envisioning team since its inception. Recently, I have enjoyed being part of the design team for Vida and helping create that guest experience.

When did you get involved with Spur and why is it important to you? 

This exciting new space will be the perfect place to immerse school kids and the general public within a real working veterinary hospital. This will help everyone better understand the deep bond between animals and people. It will also share how we take care of dogs, cats, and horses. Guests to Vida will be able to watch live animal procedures, participate in mock animal examinations, play veterinarian for the day, and better understand a variety of careers in medicine and science.

What outcomes have you seen or do you expect from work at Spur? 

We want people to say “Wow…..did you see that?” We want people to leave inspired to consider careers in health and to better understand how important animals are in our lives.

What would you like others to know about Spur? 

What a unique and wonderful place it is to visit and have fun in an immersive educational space.

BIDTAH BECKER

Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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