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Donna Souder Hodge, Ph.D., Vice President of Operations and Advancement

Operations and Advancement

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The Office of Operations and Advancement will work creatively and diligently to:

  • Build capacity and elevate CSU Pueblo mission in order to implement and drive Vision 2028 
  • Manage Vision budgets, fiscal planning, and reporting
  • Support Hispanic Serving Institution Initiatives and grant opportunities
  • Develop people, expand student, and employee experiences and opportunities
  • Expand external partnerships in order to elevate the University's work across Colorado and the Southwest United States


Support a financially sustainable university


Enhance the appeal of campus, increase student success, and invest in our people.

Defining Our Work


  • All endeavors to reposition CSU Pueblo in the higher education marketplace, build external partnerships, seek expertise, and radically rethink approaches to advancing CSU Pueblo in order to guarantee institutional resilience.
  • Foster unique collaborations, and support inclusion, access, and affordability to create new pathways and possibilities for student success; prepare students to navigate opportunities in a rapidly changing world.

 Capacity Building

  • The monies (including federal funding) allow us to implement and drive Vision 2028 initiatives.
  • Efforts to expand opportunities for our campus–including students, staff, and the Pueblo community–particularly in terms of resource development and philanthropy. 

Project Management

  • Infrastructure that oversees both programming and financial responsibilities of daily Advancement work includes our employees as well as our internal partners (HR, MCCR, etc.), collateral, IT resources, and business financial services. 


  • Pieces and printables that illustrate–using visual information and written words–what our team is doing.
    • This includes reports, grants, proposals, marketing materials, and campus communications.


  • The people, corporations, and foundations in the Metro-Denver area (and beyond) that we are creating relationships with to support Vision 2028 initiatives.

Spring 2022 Registration is Open

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Registration Requirements

Submit Proof of Vaccination or Exemption

CARES Funding

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CARES Funding is available for eligible students to help pay for cost of attendance needs such as food, housing, childcare, health care, course materials, technology, tuition assistance, and other critical needs.

Operations & Advancement

Kim Wharton, Office Manager

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