CSU-Pueblo Presidential Finalists to Visit Campus
PUEBLO, Colo. – September 8, 2011 – Three finalists for president of Colorado State University-Pueblo will visit campus next week for interviews with students, faculty, staff and community stakeholders.
“We’re pleased with the exceptional quality of the finalists we’ve identified through our comprehensive search process,” said Dorothy Horrell, chair of the CSU-Pueblo Presidential Search Advisory Committee and a member of the CSU System Board of Governors.
“These campus visits are one of the most important steps in the evaluation process because they give us a real opportunity to see how candidates interact with students, faculty, staff and the public. The search committee will carefully consider input from campus and community constituents before we submit our recommendations to the Board of Governors.”
The search for a new, permanent president of CSU-Pueblo started in November 2010 following the resignation of Joe Garcia, who was elected Colorado lieutenant governor. Julio Leon is serving as interim president of CSU-Pueblo. A 10-member search advisory committee has been engaged in the process of identifying candidates for the position and is charged with recommending up to three candidates to the CSU System Board of Governors, which will make the final selection.
The three finalists and their visit dates are:
- September 11-12: Lesley Di Mare, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Nevada State College, Henderson, Nev.
- September 13-14: Michael Driscoll, Provost and Executive Chancellor, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska
- September 15-16: Karla Hughes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.
A curriculum vitae for each candidate is available on the CSU-Pueblo presidential search website, located HERE.
The search committee may extend additional invitations for on-campus visits. Once arrangements have been made, further information will be provided.
Each finalist will go through a two-day campus visit. The first day will include a tour of Pueblo, interview with CSU System Chancellor Joe Blake and informal dinner with the search committee. The second day of interviews will take place at the CSU-Pueblo Occhiato University Center and feature a structured schedule that allows for interaction with campus and community stakeholders. The second-day schedule, the same for each candidate, will be as follows:
- 7:30 – 9 a.m. – Breakfast with community, alumni, educational leaders and government/elected officials. Location: Hearthwell Lounge
- 9 – 10 a.m. – CSU-Pueblo Foundation board and Friends of Football. Location: Hearthwell Lounge
- 10 – 11 a.m. – Classified staff. Location: Cottonwood (ASG Chambers on Friday, 9/16)
- 11 – Noon – Administrative and professional staff. Location: Cottonwood (ASG Chambers on Friday, 9/16)
- Noon – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch with vice presidents, deans and direct reports. Location: Hearthwell Lounge
- 1:30 – 2 p.m. – Break
- 2 – 3 p.m. – Students. Location: Cottonwood (ASG Chambers on Friday, 9/16)
- 3 – 4 p.m. – Faculty. Location: Cottonwood (ASG Chambers on Friday, 9/16), overflow location in East Ballroom
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