Dr. Donna Souder served as the Director of the Writing Program, as the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and as the Special Assistant to the President, and she is the current Project Director for more than $7 million in federal Hispanic Serving Institution grants from the Department of Education. She has managed multiple high profile projects and has engaged competing stakeholders across varied communities tasked with recruitment, retention, graduation, and placement initiatives. In 2018, as the lead for a cross-functional team of university-system stakeholders, she became the chief architect of CSU-Pueblo’s #VISION2028 strategic plan — a $34 million project that received unanimous support from the CSU Board of Governors and 2-year, $7.8 million funding necessary to launch implementation.
Donna has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric (2008) and Master Degrees in English and Women's Studies. In 2017, she completed the MIT Sloan School of Management's Executive Program in Business Process Design Strategic Management. In 2019, she was accepted into the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Executive Leadership Program as an AALI Fellow. Donna is a member of the CSU-Pueblo University Leadership Team, the President’s Budget Advisory Board, the President's Cabinet, and Vice Presidents Council.