From the Front Range to Gunnison, new Western Colorado president wants to make college more inclusive

July 28, 2022
Brad BacaBrad BacaCourtesy Western Colorado University
New Western Colorado University president Brad Baca is trying to strengthen the connection between the Front Range and Western Slope.

With about 3,000 students, Western Colorado University in Gunnison may not be top of mind for those with visions of Buffaloes and Rams dancing in their heads.  Western’s new president Brad Baca wants to change that. As a first-generation Hispanic college student, one of his passions is who can access higher education.