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Joseph Garcia Named New President of Colorado State University - Pueblo
Chancellor Larry Edward Penley and the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System have announced that Joseph Garcia, a Harvard-trained lawyer with extensive public service in southern Colorado, will be the new president of Colorado State University-Pueblo. Garcia has served as president of Pikes Peak Community College since 2001.
Douglas L. Jones, president and owner of The JONES Realty Group, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System.
Jones is in the middle of a four-year term on the governing board that oversees Colorado State University and Colorado State University-Pueblo
"Doug is a highly valued board member who is actively engaged in serving faculty, staff and students at the University, as well as the residents of Colorado," said Larry Edward Penley, Chancellor of the Colorado State system. "On every board Doug serves, time and time again, he makes a difference - his service has always resulted in action. Doug's business acumen and dedication have been extremely helpful as we confront the complexities facing higher education in Colorado."
Jones has been involved in the real estate business in Colorado for nearly three decades. He said he wants measurable results - in his business and at the University.
"As one of the few land-grant institutions in the country, Colorado State has a significant role in economic development," Jones said. "We want to share the values and excellence of Colorado State University with the rest of the world and, at the same time, make sure we provide great opportunities for the young people in Colorado."
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