Colorado State University - Pueblo President featured on national Hispanic publication

Colorado State University - Pueblo President featured on national Hispanic publication

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo President Joseph Garcia is featured this month on the cover of a national Hispanic higher education publication and its web site.

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education,, is a national magazine published in Paramus, N.J., 25 times a year. Dedicated to exploring issues related to Hispanics in higher education, The Hispanic Outlook is published for members of the higher education community. This is Garcia’s second cover appearance on this magazine as he was featured with two other community college presidents from the Colorado community college system back in the early 2000s.

The cover story of the March 8, 2010 issue, “Just an Ordinary Joe -- Going the Extra Mile at Pueblo,” focuses on Garcia’s tenure and accomplishments at CSU-Pueblo, including the addition of programs, resurrection of football, dramatic enrollment growth, particularly from out of state,  and a construction boom that has remade the campus and the school’s image.

It also discusses Garcia’s goal to make CSU-Pueblo a university of first choice for students.

“We want to make this the university of first choice – not because of its lower cost or because it has lower admission standards but because it’s smaller, it has more of a family feeling, it’s safer, [and] you get the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research…There are a lot of good reasons to be here,” he said.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.