Kris Gutiérrez, professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder, recently was named the inaugural recipient of the Provost's Chair, which recognizes faculty of extraordinary academic distinction. She also was ranked among the top 100 Influentials by Hispanic Business magazine.
The Provost's Chair designation is rare — never more than two chairs for the Boulder campus at any one time — and is intended for recruitment or retention of exceptional senior faculty. To be considered, a faculty member must be recognized nationally and internationally for distinguished contributions in research, in classroom teaching and mentoring, and in public service.
The magazine described Gutiérrez, who earned her Ph.d. in education from CU, this way: "With issues of equity and excellence as recurring themes in her work, she is committed to improving the educational condition of Hispanic students at school and throughout the community."