Usc President Guerrero Praised for Reaching Out to Community, Building Dynamic University in Pueblo

The University of Southern Colorado is moving in the right direction under the leadership of Tito Guerrero and he was praised for his work as president of the university.

Chuck Mabry, president of the State Board of Agriculture, the governing board of USC, Fort Lewis College and Colorado State University, said that Guerrero is doing a good job in meeting the needs of students, faculty and the community. Guerrero has been at USC since July of 1997.

"Tito Guerrero has been a responsive leader who has listened closely to the needs of all the constituents of the university and done his best to meet those needs," Mabry said. "The board is indeed pleased with his efforts."

Mabry cited the following accomplishments:

  • — The university raised $6.7 million in private funds, a record at the institution.
  • –The university, in response to student requests, instituted December graduation ceremonies and also instituted a University-wide student convocation each fall.
  • –The university established a special emergency student loan fund for first-time freshmen.
  • –The university initiated a series of collaborative efforts with area community colleges and also increased its outreach efforts with community groups.

Each year, Guerrero is evaluated based on the following criteria: leadership, planning and management; ability to foster positive, supportive relationships among campus groups and external constituencies; and fund-raising success.