CU names Espinoza Regional Program Manager for southern Colorado
The University of Colorado today named Micah Espinoza as regional program manager for CU in southern Colorado to solidify its commitment to partnerships, programs and people in the region.
“Outreach and engagement are priorities for the Board of Regents and for me, so I am thrilled Micah will be an ongoing staff presence in communities and representing the University of Colorado,” said CU President Todd Saliman. “He has deep ties and important connections regionally, which will help CU advance its mission to serve the state.”
Espinoza, born and raised in Pueblo County, most recently led program and project development for Action 22, a regional, non-partisan advocacy organization that represents 22 counties in southern Colorado. Before his work with Action 22, Espinoza led a consulting firm that assists nonprofits, small businesses and government organizations with strategy, recruiting, revenue growth and marketing. His Colorado roots go back 10 generations. He begins his duties at CU on March 14.
“I’m excited to join the CU outreach and engagement team and help the university continue the exemplary services it provides to people and communities in southern Colorado,” he said. “CU has made significant inroads in the region recently and it’s important that we sustain them and build on them.”
CU is increasing its outreach and engagement around Colorado. Espinoza, who lives in Rye in Pueblo County, will cover a region that encompasses 15 counties in southern Colorado, ranging from Baca County in the southeast to Park and Chaffee Counties in the northwest. His region includes Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
Espinoza’s position will help build on relationships CU has developed during outreach and engagement tours the president and some regents have made statewide over the past two years, said Tony Salazar, CU vice president for outreach and engagement.
“We’ve seen through our outreach tours that while people around Colorado have a deep well of good feeling about CU, they are also looking to learn more about the educational opportunities on our four campuses and for ways we can help them address community issues,” Salazar said.
Espinoza has three degrees from Colorado State University-Global, including a bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and Management, a master’s in Management and a master’s in Organizational Leadership.
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- Ken McConnellogue