National Search for CSU-Pueblo President
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors has established a search advisory committee to help conduct a national search for a permanent president of Colorado State University-Pueblo. CSU-Pueblo Presidential Search Prospectus.
The board also approved a recommendation from CSU System Chancellor Joe Blake of an agency to conduct the national search.
Currently, CSU-Pueblo is being led by interim president Dr. Julio Leon, who was officially appointed on Nov. 29, after being named the sole finalist for the interim post by Chancellor Blake on Nov. 15.
The board has engaged Alberto Pimentel, managing partner of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, as the consultant for the search.
The search advisory committee will be chaired by CSU System Board of Governors member, Dorothy Horrell. The nine-member committee includes: two members of the CSU System Board of Governors; five CSU-Pueblo campus representatives, and two Pueblo community members. (See link above for complete list)
The committee is charged with recommending three, unranked candidates for the president of CSU-Pueblo to the Board of Governors. The board will then make the final selection, in consultation with the chancellor.
Joe Garcia resigned as president of CSU-Pueblo on Nov. 3, a day after he become lieutenant governor-elect when Democrat John Hickenlooper was elected governor.
When Garcia took leave in September to campaign as lieutenant governor, the board appointed CSU's president Tony Frank to serve as a part-time interim president, until a full-time interim could be named.
CSU System Board of Governors
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors voting members are appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the State Senate, to serve up to two consecutive four-year terms. The board consists of nine voting members representing diverse backgrounds reflective of Colorado. These nine members each dedicate and volunteer their time to ensure effective management, accountability and responsible leadership of all the CSU System campuses – Fort Collins, Pueblo and the new online Global Campus.
The Colorado State University System has three campuses, each with very distinct roles and missions. The campuses serve the state, region, country, and world, educating nearly 37,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly skilled graduates number more than 6,800 a year, and more than 200,000 alumni live throughout the state, nation and world. The system involves a total operating budget of $800 million, with annual research expenditures totaling more than $300 million.