April 4, 2016
The marble mountain lion statue, which had been located in the lower plaza outside the University Center, found a new home on March 25 when it was transported to its new location in the middle of El Pomar Plaza between the Osborne Center and the north entrance to the library.
According to a UCCS Communique article, aesthetic changes to the area around the statue will continue, as paving stones, flower beds and lighting are added by summer. The move was made to put the mountain lion in a more prominent location on campus.
The mountain lion was donated to the university by Chan Bergen in honor of his late wife, Melitta. The nearly two-ton statue had been located in the lower plaza since 2004.