The Office of Inclusive Excellence is committed to promoting a campus environment which recognizes, values, and affirms diversity at Colorado State University. We welcome your feedback and suggestions on our continuing efforts to promote inclusive excellence.
In August, 2021, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity was renamed the Office of Inclusive Excellence with the hiring of the new Vice President, Dr. Kauline Cipriani. Additional changes to reflect the recent reorganization are underway on this staff page.
Office of Inclusive Excellence Core Staff
Coming Soon: Student Diversity Programs and Services Professional Staff
Remembering the Office’s Founding Vice President, Mary Ontiveros
As Vice President for Diversity from the office’s formation in 2010 until her retirement on December 31, 2020, Mary Ontiveros led Colorado State’s diversity efforts throughout her nearly 48-year career at CSU. Mary passed away on February 19, 2022.
An alumna of CSU, Ontiveros was an employee of CSU since 1974, working in leadership positions in Admissions, as a faculty affiliate, and special assistant to the president of CSU-Pueblo. She served on numerous CSU committees, councils, and task forces, and was a member of several professional organizations. You can read more about Mary’s legacy and career in the following tributes: