Becoming a university for the people with Dr. Timothy Mottet

Spur of the Moment: Episode 09
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Helping graduates navigate a rapidly changing world: it’s a lofty mission and CSU Pueblo President Timothy Mottet is showing up every day to achieve it. Located 100 miles north of Denver, Pueblo is a diverse community merging many different southwestern cultures and traditions, and Dr. Mottet leads a student population from largely under-resourced communities to graduate and achieve their career dreams.

In this episode of Spur of the Moment, Dr. Mottet discusses why he pursued a presidency at CSU Pueblo as his number one career goal when he started in 2017.

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Associate Attorney, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority

Ms. Becker has dedicated her career to the Navajo Nation and its natural resources.  She is currently serving as an Associate Attorney for the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority.  Prior to this position, she had the honor of serving as the Director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources from May 2013 to January 2019, as an appointee of President Begaye and Vice-President Nez, after serving eleven (11) years as an attorney for the Navajo Nation focusing on water rights and natural resources issues.  Continuing her deep interest and passion for water, she serves on the Leadership Team for the Water and Tribes Initiative in the Colorado River Basin, as a Commissioner on the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, as an appointee of Governor Lujan Grisham, and on the Navajo Nation Water Rights Commission, as an appointee of Speaker Damon.  Ms. Becker is equally passionate about supporting artists and serves as a Trustee for the Institute of American Indian Arts and Culture (IAIA), as an appointee of President Obama.  Ms. Becker is a member of the Nation and lives on the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance with her husband and two school age children.

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