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Colorado State University (CSU) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a public land-grant research university.  It is the flagship university of the Colorado State University system.

Established in 1870, it was founded as the Agricultural College of Colorado (CAC).  The first students were admitted in 1879 and in 1957 the name was changed to Colorado State University.

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Center for Women's Studies CSU

As stated on their website, the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University, is "committed to investigating the intersections of class, race, ethnicity, sexual identities, queer identities, non-heteronormative identities, age, ability, citizenship, empire, nation, and national origin along the social structure and power continuums of difference, power, and privilege.  We examine the positions of women and the organization of gender relations in culture and sociaty from both the intellectual and activists' perspectives."

Dr. Caridad Souza is the Director of the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at Colorado State University.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Living Her

Irene Vernon, Former Chair of Ethnic Studies, CSU (left)  Dr. Caridad Souza (right)

Legacy for three years and now serves as an Ex-Officio Board Member. Dr. Souza continues to support the organization specializing in education program reviews and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies.

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