Colorado Condition University Pueblo, a campus of about 4,000 students with virtually 50 % from underrepresented backgrounds and a significant range of very first-generation faculty college students, has obtained nationwide recognition for its response to the pandemic.

The American Association of Condition Faculties and Universities tapped CSU Pueblo for the 2021 Excellence and Innovation Award for Campus Pandemic Reaction, according to a information launch.

“What we all understood really immediately throughout the pandemic is absolutely nothing would ever pretty be the similar and our campus was heading to need to have to occur out on the other side all set for a unique established of problems,” claimed Donna Souder Hodge, main technique officer and coordinator for CSU Pueblo’s COVID-19 Reaction and Preparing Workforce.

“We’ll under no circumstances, at any time forget we have to choose treatment of our individuals. You just can’t just worry about the academic lives of your college students or your college and staff,” she claimed. ” You actually need to have to consider about well being and wellness. These are factors universities — K-12 and schools — have been little by little discovering, but the pandemic place a big exclamation mark on that for us.”