Colorado State President Named to National Society of Hispanic MBAS Board of Directors

Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley has joined the board of directors for the National Society of Hispanic MBAS, an organization that fosters Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development.

The non-profit organization, founded in 1998, is governed by an 11-member board and has about 7,000 members.

Penley, president of Colorado State University since 2003, serves on numerous boards and committees as part of his efforts to elevate the university and enhance its service to students and the state of Colorado. Penley also serves on the boards of directors of the Colorado Renewable Energy Authority, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Mountain States Employers Council, the Mountain West Conference and the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Institute of International Education.

The society helps prepare Hispanics for leadership positions throughout the nation "so they can provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce" as noted on the society’s Web page at