Industry celebrates James Klett's 42-year career Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 01:00 AM

Colorado Green Now

Known as Dr. Klett to most, Jim Klett, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the CSU landscape and horticulture department since 1980, more than 40 years. He has been an invaluable asset to ALCC and the green industry in his tenure. CSU and the industry recognized his long career and commitment to Colorado horticulture with a celebration August 9 at the new Nutrien ag sciences building. Attendees included former students, CSU colleagues, green association members and people from industry companies.

Klett has touched the lives of countless students in horticulture and volunteered tirelessly on various committees and boards at the state and national levels including serving on the ALCC board of directors. He has been instrumental in the development of several programs to educate the industry about plants, particularly those that can thrive in Colorado.
Additionally, he has consistently encouraged collaborative participation of industry companies and organizations with the university. It’s no wonder that CSU is hiring two people to replace Klett!
“I’m not going away anytime soon,” Klett reminds us, even as the gathering in August celebrated his retirement. “There are still several things I’m working on.”


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