Dr. Blanche Hughes Biography

Dr. Blanche HughesDr. Blanche M. Hughes is in her seventh year as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Colorado State University.  In this role she works with a Division that includes 21 departments that collaborate with other units in the University community to help our students and staff be successful.  She also teaches and advises in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Program.

Before becoming Vice President, Dr. Hughes spent six years as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, 11 years as the director of Black Student Services at Colorado State, and also served as a professor of the Sociology Department at Pikes Peak Community College for two years, one of those years as chair of the department.

Dr. Hughes received her bachelor’s degree from Earlham College, and a master’s of education degree and doctorate degree in sociology from Colorado State University.  She enjoys teaching, mentoring students and staff, presenting on issues related to diversity, parent transitions, and issues around managing work and family.  Dr. Hughes is married with four children (two are alums of CSU) and three grandchildren.