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Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Leadership selected to represent CSU Pueblo at the 2023-2024 HERS Leadership Institute

Release Date: December 01, 2023

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Assistant Dean of Student Engagement and Leadership Dr. Lucie Menjivar has been selected to participate in the prestigious Higher Education Resource Services Leadership Institute (HLI). The 2023-2024 cohort is composed of 64 leaders in higher education from across the nation.

Members of the cohort consist of professors, administrators, and cabinet-level members who join together for an immersive leadership experience. The goal of the program is to provide a transformational leadership and professional development experience to develop emerging leaders in higher education. Participants share their ideas of leadership and their personal and professional goals and how they hope to contribute to their institutions upon completion of the program.

“I am so excited, happy, and proud of Dr. Menjivar for being part of this higher education institute,” Dean of Students Dr. Marie Humphrey said. “As women leaders, it is important to continue to develop, grow, and empower ourselves to be on purpose.”

Dr. Menjivar is the first representative from CSU Pueblo to participate at the HLI. She is a member of the Advancement Committee for this cohort and their team has raised over $8,600 to support scholarships for future attendees. The fundraising campaign allows individuals to make donations in tribute to women who have played a significant role in supporting them throughout their career trajectory or personal life. A HERS alumnus has pledged to match the funds raised up to a maximum of $10,000.

“This has been one of the most transformative professional development experiences I have participated in throughout my career,” Dr. Menjivar said. “I would like to encourage other women to participate in this invaluable opportunity and personally experience the profound impact it has had on me.”

The institute consists of a nine-day summer intensive that began in August 2023 in Virginia near the Greater DC area. Participants then attend in-person sessions over four weekends scheduled throughout the academic year. The event culminates with a graduation ceremony in May 2024.

About The HERS Leadership Institute

The HERS Leadership Institute (HLI) is a transformational leadership development program for higher education professionals, founded to fill leadership pipelines across the United States with dynamic leaders capable of ushering their respective institutions into a more inclusive and equitable future. The HERS Leadership Institute is an inclusive program, with a focus on women and people who are gender diverse. All HERS programs and services are open to all regardless of gender identity.

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