Eric Carpio named to Latino Leadership Institute Fellowship

PUEBLO – The Latino Leadership Institute at the University of Denver has named History Colorado Community Museums Philanthropy Officer Eric Carpio to its Winter 2018 Fellowship. The LLI Fellowship is designed to elevate Latino professionals in their careers, expand their networks, and provide opportunities for personal and professional development across sectors and across Colorado.

“Eric’s background in education and the non-profit sector are a perfect fit for the LLI Fellowship,” said LLI Associate Director Curtis Esquibel. “With our goal to cross-pollinate leadership across sectors and industries, we see Eric as a strong ambassador to the San Luis Valley. More than that, we view him as a connector who will elevate Latino leadership throughout the state.”

Additionally, Carpio is one of three Fellows selected to receive the The Colorado Trust Rural Fellowship Scholarship. The scholarship is a collaboration between LLI and the Trust to expand into rural Colorado. “Developing the next generation of Latino leaders is essential to health and prosperity across our state,” said Dr. Ned Calonge, president and CEO of The Colorado Trust. “We are proud to support the remarkable professionals who are participating in this important program.”

Carpio has worked for History Colorado Community Museums since October. He worked for more than 20 years in higher education, most recently as Assistant Vice President of Student Services at Adams State University in Alamosa. A resident of Alamosa, he is a member of the most geographically diverse cohort the Institute has ever had. This year’s 22 inductees join an alumni network of leaders in business, government, education, and nonprofits.

History Colorado’s Community Museums include the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose; Trinidad History Museum in Trinidad; Healy House and Dexter Cabin in Leadville; Fort Vasquez Museum in Platteville; Fort Garland Museum and Cultural Center in the San Luis Valley; El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo; and Byers-Evans House Museum and Grant-Humphreys Mansion in Denver.

History Colorado’s mission is to inspire generations to find wonder and meaning in our past and to engage in creating a better Colorado. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories, and material culture of Colorado through our museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections, and outreach to Colorado communities. Find History Colorado on all major social media platforms. Visit or call (303) HISTORY for more information.