Names of Three CSU-Pueblo Presidential Finalists Advanced to Board of Governors


Names of Three CSU-Pueblo Presidential Finalists Advanced to Board of Governors

PUEBLO, Colo. – September 21, 2011 – The Colorado State University-Pueblo Presidential Search Advisory Committee has advanced the names of three finalists for university president to the CSU System Board of Governors, which will make the final selection.

The Board of Governors will interview finalists on Monday, October 3. They are:
  • Lesley Di Mare, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Nevada State College, Henderson, Nev.
  • Michael Driscoll, Provost and Executive Chancellor, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Karla Hughes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.

“We’re very pleased to recommend three outstanding candidates for president of CSU-Pueblo to the board,” said Dorothy Horrell, chair of the search advisory committee and member of the Board of Governors. “We’ve conducted a thorough and rigorous search process, and I am confident that each of these finalists has the skills and experience to succeed as president of CSU-Pueblo and to maintain and build on the university’s positive momentum and upward trajectory.”

A 10-member search advisory committee has been engaged in the process of identifying candidates for the position and was charged with recommending up to three candidates to the CSU System Board of Governors.
All three finalists recently went through campus visits, which included interviews with CSU-Pueblo students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as meeting with leaders from the broader Pueblo community.

“The community feedback we received on each candidate was invaluable, and the search committee greatly appreciates the input from all of these important stakeholder groups,” Horrell said. “I’m confident any of the finalists will be able to work with the campus and community in an effective and collaborative manner.”

A curriculum vitae for each candidate is available on the CSU-Pueblo presidential search website, located HERE.

ABOUT CSU-PUEBLO
CSU-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. More information: www.colostate-pueblo.edu

ABOUT THE CSU SYSTEM
The CSU System Board of Governors has nine voting members, each appointed by the governor and confirmed by the State Senate. The board provides oversight to ensure effective management, accountability and leadership at all the CSU System campuses – Fort Collins, Pueblo and the online Global Campus.

The CSU System educates nearly 37,000 students annually, with approximately 6,800 new graduates each year. There are more than 200,000 living alumni worldwide. The system involves a total operating budget of over $800 million, with annual research expenditures totaling more than $300 million. More information: www.csusystem.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.