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Beltran Announced as the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives

Release Date: December 08, 2022

Gena Alfonso

Director of Marketing/PIO

Marketing, Communication, and Community Relations


Chris Beltran

Pueblo – CSU Pueblo names Christopher Beltran as the Director of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives. Beltran will be responsible for supervising and implementing Title V grants received from the Federal Department of Education (DOE). This includes overseeing the four active Title V grants totaling over $12 million. “As a Pueblo native, CSU Pueblo has always held a special place in my heart, and I am excited to be a part of the strategic changes that are taking place on our campus,” Beltran said. “I look forward to playing a role in the innovative and dynamic work made possible by HSI funding.”

Title V grants are awarded to projects that are specifically designed to assist the institution in its service to Hispanic and low-income students. These funds help support activities that foster student success, outreach, advising, tutoring, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), mentoring, graduate programming, online course offerings, and career placement. All students at CSU Pueblo are eligible to receive services provided and funded by these grants.

“Our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution is an important part of our identity,” President Timothy Mottet said. “Title V and HSI initiatives support high-impact instructional programming that is particularly significant for our diverse student population at CSU Pueblo.”

Beltran is a proud graduate of CSU Pueblo. He earned a master's degree in social work at CSU Fort Collins and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). His career includes working with veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “I am delighted that Chris has decided to join the CSU Pueblo team. He has a vast amount of experience implementing grant funded programs, is a skilled grant writer, and brings new life to our Title V efforts,” Associate Vice President of Operations and Advancement Dr. Derek Lopez said.

HSI Initiatives is a division of the Office of Operations and Advancement (O&A). The O&A team oversees a strategic selection of campus enterprises and responsibilities, including Facilities Management, Auxiliary Services, Marketing, Communications and Community Relations, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Vision 2028, and the Denver-based Advancement team. This diverse portfolio allows our teams to imagine long-term partnerships; expand the appeal of campus; enhance student success; develop our people; support a campus master planning initiative; establish new fundraising opportunities for new and evolving academic and student experiences; and message and share CSU Pueblo’s statewide engagement and impact to stakeholders in Denver and beyond.

“Title V grants fulfill our guiding principles of impacting society and enhancing student success,” Vice President of Operations and Advancement Dr. Donna Souder Hodge said. “I am delighted to have Chris join our team and continue to build on the work Dr. Lopez has accomplished with HSI Initiatives.”

For more information about CSU Pueblo’s Hispanic Serving Institution initiatives, please contact Chris Beltran at

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