The CSU-Pueblo Foundation recently hosted the 2014
President’s Gala, where President Lesley Di Mare honored Rod Slyhoff, Joyce
Lawrence and Mike Roumph for Distinguished Service to the University.
Slyhoff, the CEO/President of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of
Commerce, has promoted the University across the state and region, while
Lawrence, a former state representative, was the driving force behind the name
change of CSU-Pueblo.Roumph, a former basketball student athlete at CSU-Pueblo,
was recognized as the top alumni of the year for his volunteering to the
CSU-Pueblo wrestling program and the Foundation Board of Director, as well as
his financial contributions.
This 2014 Gala raised more than $85,000 for student
scholarships and academic programs. The night featured the musical talents of
CSU-Pueblo students and was highlighted by videos from CSU-Pueblo students and
alumni thanking donors for their support of this great institution of higher
As we look back at the 2013-14 academic year, the CSU-Pueblo
Foundation is proud of the fact that we helped provide scholarship dollars to more than 650 students. What has been even more impressive to me is the fact that
whether the scholarship covered all expenses, or was as simple as a book
stipend, our students were grateful for the support the Pueblo community and
the donors to CSU-Pueblo provide.
Thank you for all you do for CSU-Pueblo and we look forward
to talking with you soon.
Todd Kelly, President/CEO