Dr. Blanche Hughes received her Bachelor’s degree from Earlham College, a Master’s of Education degree in Student Affairs, and a Doctorate degree in Sociology from Colorado State University. She is currently in her 15th year as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Colorado State University and serves on the President’s leadership team. In this role, she works with a Division that collaborates with other units in the University community providing support for our students and staff to be successful. Dr. Hughes teaches a first-year undergraduate seminar course, as well as teaches and advises in the Student Affairs in Higher Education graduate program.
Before becoming Vice President, Blanche spent six years as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, eleven years as the Director of Black Student Services at Colorado State University, 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.
Blanche is married to Wayne Hughes and they have four children (two are alums of CSU) and five granddaughters.