BY JON POMPIA THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN JPOMPIA@CHIEFTAIN.COM
Christina Trujillo has been named the executive director of the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation.
Trujillo, formerly program and marketing director at Posada, replaces Beverly Duran.
Trujillo brings to the position a strong background working with nonprofits throughout the state as well as various agencies and organizations in the Southern Colorado community.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in applied communications and a minor in leadership studies from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
“I’m honored to lead Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation as we continue to award students with scholarships to make their dreams and goals of higher education a reality,” Trujillo said. “We’re in the process of expanding our programs to become a strong resource for Pueblo juniors and seniors pursuing a higher education by reviewing scholarship applications, assisting with the application process for local scholarships and connecting students with scholarship opportunities within the Pueblo community.
“In addition, we’re growing our support for PHEF’s current scholar recipients. We’re forming specific funds to help pay for tutoring if needed, assist with certification expenses and purchase equipment essential for their careers.”
Added Jennifer Alanis, board president, “We are thrilled to have Christina join our team and we look forward to her applying her previous knowledge, experience and expertise to assist the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation to grow and continue to provide scholarships to students in Southern Colorado and across the state.
The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation, established in 1988, is dedicated to securing funds for scholarships and other educational support for low- to moderate-income students.
More than 80 percent of the money raised by the foundation goes to providing students with support and services.
From 1990 to 2010, the foundation raised more than $2 million, which funded scholarships for more than 1,550 students.