CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Anais Escobar

Anais Escobar

Anais Escobar was permanently hired in March as the Latin American recruiter in the Center for International Programs at CSU-Pueblo.  She previously served as an intern in the same position since January 2012 and has been credited for the influx of Central and Latin American students who attended CSU-Pueblo last fall.  A native of Venezuela, Escobar has represented the University at numerous targeted recruitment efforts in Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru and Ecuador.  She received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications and Spanish from CSU-Pueblo.  

Jennifer DeLuna

​Jennifer DeLuna

Jennifer DeLuna was named the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at CSU-Pueblo in January.  She oversees and supervises the Diversity Resource Center, which offers programs and services that promote diversity and inclusion for students.  She previously served as the director of the transfer resources center at the Richard J. Daley campus of City Colleges of Chicago.  She received her bachelor’s degree in communication from Loyola University Chicago, master’s degrees from Columbia College Chicago in arts, entertainment media management and from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in educational policy.  She is pursuing her doctoral degree in higher education and organizational change from Benedictine University

Racheal Morris

Racheal Morris

​Racheal Morris was recently hired as CSU-Pueblo’s Athletic Development Director, in which she will lead fundraising and special events for the ThunderWolves athletic department.
A former track & field student-athlete at Buena Vista (Iowa) University, where she was a NCAA Division III national qualifier in the 4X400-meter relay, Morris came to the Pack staff from PEDCO (Pueblo Economic Development Corporation), where she was an economic development coordinator.  Prior to that role, Morris was the senior development officer for Florence Crittenton Home & Services in Helena, Montana.  She also recruited doctors for Sound Physicians, a nation-wide recruiting firm and served as an assistant track and field coach for the Carroll College Saints. Previously, she worked in athletic development at the University of Utah and as marketing coordinator for Buena Vista University.  She also served as the graduate assistant track & field coach at Western Illinois University in 2006-07 and then as the Leathernecks’ Director of Track & Field Operations in 2009-10.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in exercise science at Buena Vista and her master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois in 2007.

Brian Pearson

​Brian Pearson

CSU-Pueblo's new women's swimming and diving program has its first leader as former Colorado Mesa University head coach and Pueblo native, Brian Pearson, was named the ThunderWolves first women's swimming and diving coach. Pearson will dive into his duties as head of the ThunderWolves' women's swimming program, which is being added to the school's intercollegiate athletic offerings along with men's and women's lacrosse, men's indoor and outdoor track and field and men's cross country.  All programs will begin competition in 2014-15. Pearson brings a resume to CSU-Pueblo that includes 15 years of experience as an NCAA head swim coach, a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honor, nine All-Americans, 68 NCAA qualifiers, and 104 conference champions.  Additionally, he built the Colorado Mesa swim program from scratch, beginning in 2006.He began his head coaching career at Colorado College in 1998, serving as the Tigers' head coach until 2006, when he accepted the CMU position, where he led the Mavericks to a number 12 national ranking.  In total, he has nearly 30 years of coaching experience under his belt and is an expert in collegiate swimming in Colorado.