In 2021, Adams State will celebrate its 100th anniversary, a milestone that calls for reflection on how the school has evolved. While much has changed, the school’s relationship to its community has not. Throughout its history, Adams State has been crucial to enhancing educational opportunity, economic development, and cultural enrichment in the San Luis Valley and surrounding region.
Adams State was founded in 1921 for the purpose of educating teachers to serve rural areas of Colorado, including the San Luis Valley. The goal then, as now, was to provide students with an exceptional education and the individual care and attention that would allow them to succeed.