Two New Members Named to CSU-Pueblo Presidential Search Advisory Committee


Two New Members Named to CSU-Pueblo Presidential Search Advisory Committee

DENVER – The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System announces the appointment of two new members to the CSU-Pueblo Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

The two members are:

-Dennis Flores of Pueblo was recently appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve as a member of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System. He is an insurance executive and a member and the current treasurer of the Latino Chamber Development Corp., where he also served as the past chairman. Flores also is an advisory board member of U.S. Bank-Pueblo and serves on the CSU-Pueblo president’s advisory council.  He has served two (four-year) terms on the school board for Pueblo City Schools. Flores is a graduate of the Southern Colorado State College, which became University of Southern Colorado and  which is now CSU-Pueblo. He replaces former board member Bonifacio Coseyleon who resigned from the board in February.

-Jennifer Mullen is a professor at CSU-Pueblo specializing in public relations and currently serves as chair of the Department of Mass Communications and Center for New Media. Mullen completed her term as the CSU-Pueblo faculty representative on the Board of Governors at the end of May. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado, now CSU-Pueblo. Mullen will be replacing CSU-Pueblo faculty member Katherine Frank on the committee, who has accepted a dean’s position at another university.

The search committee members represent a balance of campus and community interests. Each committee member serves on a voluntary basis without compensation. The committee, chaired by board member Dorothy Horrell, consists of three members of the board, five CSU-Pueblo campus representatives (two faculty, one student, and one representative each from the classified staff and administrative professional staff), and two Pueblo community members.

In December, the board launched a national search for a permanent president of CSU-Pueblo after then-president Joe Garcia resigned in November to eventually become Colorado’s lieutenant governor.

Julio Leon, a retired university president, has been serving as interim president since November and has said he will continue to serve until a permanent president is selected.

The search committee will reconvene in June to review additional candidate applications.  For more information on the CSU-Pueblo presidential search, visit www.colostate-pueblo.edu .

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.