CSU-Pueblo receives $3.75 million grant to help underserved student populations

PUEBLO, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo on Wednesday announced its visionary plan for the next 10 years. The university also discussed a recent $3.75 million grant they received. 

The grant will go toward helping minority, first-generation, and underserved student populations. As part of the grant, this year, the university is partnering with Pueblo Community College to create transfer centers. CSU-Pueblo hopes this will make it easier to transition from a community college to a four-year university.

As for the next 10 years, CSU-Pueblo hopes to become known as the people's university of the southwest United States. 

"We are going to be the best at what we do, and we define that as people's university," Dr. Donna Souder Hodge said. "That's about access, it's about affordability, and it's about serving our student populations--not just the students who are here today, but the students who are going to be seeking a college education in the next decade." 

CSU-Pueblo says the visionary plan is just step one of the whole process. Up next is the strategic planning phase. 

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