After a national and extensive search, Dr. Kathy Sisneros has been offered and has accepted the position as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Colorado State University.
She will begin this position on Oct. 19, when she will move to her new office in the Administration Building.
Sisneros has served as the director of the Women and Gender Advocacy Center in the Division of Student Affairs for five years.
“Kathy and her staff have done amazing work for our students, the university, and the community,” said Blanche Hughes, vice president for Student Affairs. “The leadership, creativity, excellent management skills, and commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and social justice that Kathy has shown as the director of the WGAC will be greatly utilized and appreciated in her new role.”
Sisneros, originally from northern New Mexico, earned her master’s degree in counseling at Northern Arizona University. She earned her doctorate in educational policy, research and administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
“I have a long-standing commitment to working with and advocating for historically under-represented students within the college community,” said Sisneros. “Most of my career in student affairs have been in positions dedicated specifically to diversity and social justice, ranging from race/ethnicity, to sexual orientation. I look forward to continuing this work in my new position while also helping move the Division of Student Affairs forward to help all students succeed at CSU.”
Sisneros is filling the position formerly held by Dr. Linda Mae Ahuna-Hamill, who passed away in May.