As Vice President for Diversity, Mary Ontiveros leads Colorado State’s diversity efforts and reports directly to the President. Her duties include leading diversity planning efforts, assessment, evaluation, accountability and developing strategic alliances and partnerships. She coordinates activities among on-campus units, commissions, committees, and task forces; and represents the University through networking and collaboration with outside communities, schools, and organizations.
An alumna of CSU, Mary has served in leadership positions including Executive Director of Admissions, an affiliate faculty member in the School of Education and as Associate Vice President in the Division of Enrollment & Access. She chairs numerous university committees, councils and task forces aimed at advancing an institutional agenda for inclusive excellence. She is co-founder of the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Diversity officers in Higher Education and is active at the national level of that organization. She serves on the steering committee of CoCEAL (Colorado Coalition for the Educational Advancement of Latinos. She is also an active member of the Community Equity Initiative in Fort Collins. Mary was honored with the 2017 Latinas First Foundation’s Unsung Heroines Award for women who have made extraordinary contributions to the community.