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Provost Candidate: Dr. Abbey Zink

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Provost candidate Dr. Abbey Zink poses for a photo at the fourth and final Provost search meet and greet. Photo by Ashlyn Drury.

By Ashlyn Drury

The search for a new Provost at Colorado State University Pueblo continues. Throughout the past four weeks, candidates have been invited to give speeches to the search committee at the University. This week, Dr. Abbey Zink is the fourth and final Provost candidate to visit.

Dr. Zink attended Marshall University located in Huntington, WV, which was her local University. She was the editor of her college newspaper and majored in Journalism and News Editorial, known as Print Journalism. Her hard work and determination have led her to be the first-generation working class.

Dr. Zink spent eight years working in Texas and has worked at two Hispanic-serving institutions, where she dedicated her career to paying back her great experiences at a comprehensive regional University.

Dr. Zink states, “It transformed my life, and I don’t think there is any higher calling than doing that. So many things at CSU Pueblo resonated with me, and I was so excited about what I was reading and what I was seeing on the web, and that has just been reinforces since I have been here today.”

Dr. Zink and the other three Provost candidates had the opportunity to give a 15-minute presentation to university faculty members, followed by the opportunity for faculty to ask questions, and ended with a meet and greet event later in the evening. This setup allows the department chairs to get to know the candidate and decide who would best fit for CSU Pueblo.

When determining who will become the next Provost, it is not run as an election; it is a selection. The selection committee makes a recommendation to the President, and they decide from there. 

As of April 5, 2023, the presentations have concluded. It is now time for the selection committee to decide for the President to finalize who will be the next Provost of Colorado State University Pueblo. The four candidates include Dr. Tim Borchers, Dr. Gail Mackin, Dr. Andre D. Ketsdever, and Dr. Abbey Zink.

For more information on the Provost search or for information on the four candidates, visit https://www.csupueblo.edu/provost-2022-search/.

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