CSU-Pueblo’s Carrasco honored as one of top 200 influential Hispanics in Technology


CSU-Pueblo’s Carrasco honored as one of top 200 influential Hispanics in Technology

PUEBLO – The editors of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) have selected Hector Carrasco, dean of the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies at Colorado State University-Pueblo, as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology.

Several profiles of the Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology will be featured in the spring edition of HE&IT magazine, which is scheduled for release this month. Companies that are represented in the Top 200 also will be invited to participate in the Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida on June 10. This summit, which is part of Career Communication Group’s Alumni Retreat weekend, will feature a dinner and reception recognizing the Top 200 Most Influential Hispanics in Technology, along with several seminars and other networking opportunities.

The Top 200 features individuals in a variety of sectors: Automotive, Finance, and Defense to Energy, Retail and Pharmaceuticals, and all industries in between. Companies represented in the Top 200 include General Motors, Boeing, Google, Verizon, Facebook, and many others.

Extensive research was done on thousands of employees from various corporations and government agencies. HE&IT editors then evaluated and selected the Top 200 based on excellence in their work, strong commitment to their communities, and leadership as role models.

Carrasco has served as the Dean the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies since 2000.  Prior positions include Dean of College of Applied Science and Engineering Technology at CSU-Pueblo, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Engineering at CSU-Pueblo, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Florida International University, Assistant Professor of Engineering Design Graphics at Texas A&M University and Director of Engineering Opportunities at the University of Texas at El Paso. 

He received his doctoral degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from UT-El Paso. Carrasco has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, research and administration in higher education. 

HE&IT magazine is distributed to thousands of engineering students at Hispanic-serving institutions, and to Hispanic professionals, high-level government and industry policy makers and executives across the country.

Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine is published by Career Communications Group Inc. (CCG), the leader in celebrating diversity and promoting equal opportunity for minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For more information about the spring publication of Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine (HE&IT) or the Hispanic 200 Leadership Summit, please contact Cory Cartier at 410.244.7101 ext.118, or by email at ccartier@ccgmag.com.

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