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Vision 2028

Our Vision

To establish Colorado State University Pueblo as the people's university of the Southwest United States by 2028.

Our Values

CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world.

Our Mission

CSU Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.

Guiding Principles

Develop People

CSU Pueblo develops people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.

Transform Learning

CSU Pueblo creates new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.

Live Sustainably

CSU Pueblo dedicates resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.

Cultivate Entrepreneurship

CSU Pueblo creates educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators.

Engage Place

CSU Pueblo embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.

Build Knowledge

CSU Pueblo advances research and scholarship that serves the public good.

Empower Students

CSU Pueblo empowers whole-student success in and out of the classroom.

Impact Society

CSU Pueblo elevates the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.


    A Statement on Vision 2028

    Over the next 10 years, Colorado State University Pueblo will reimagine higher education across the Southwest United States, in our region, for our community, and on our Pueblo campus.

    We believe that a university for the people must be inclusive, accessible, and affordable, and we remain steadfast in our determination to offer any interested student the opportunity to earn a university degree. Our goal will be to equip our students – and ourselves – no longer with disciplinary knowledge alone, but with problem solving skills and hands-on experiences that will allow our graduates to make significant contributions to their families, their communities, and their work. Our graduates will be prepared and responsible for defining their own lives and for building a sustainable and bright future for all of us.

    There is much work ahead for CSU Pueblo.

    In order to serve students, empower our educators, and elevate our community, we must be dedicated to change. This change will not come without sacrifice and will demand creativity and collaboration from all of us. There is hard work in front of us, but at CSU Pueblo, we are not afraid of hard work.

    Indeed, work is our heritage in Pueblo and on our campus.

    As an integral part of the Colorado State University System, we must take a lead in helping the state of Colorado serve its citizens and begin to close the attainment gap for our first generation, minority students — the fastest growing population in the state.

    Indeed, while we are a Hispanic Serving Institution, we are not satisfied with a designation in name or demographic only. We understand that the road ahead must move our campus, our community, our students — and their families — forward.

    Our values reflect a respect for our histories and our people. Our next bold step will be to create new academic opportunities that allow students to become innovators, economic entrepreneurs, and well-educated, involved global citizens.

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