In 1991, Nancy Hartley came to Colorado State University
as a faculty member in the School of Education, later becoming director
of the School of Education. After two years, Nancy assumed the role of interim
dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences in 1993 before officially
becoming dean from 1994 to 2004. From 2005 to 2018, Nancy served as a consultant
to various state and national agencies, including the National Science
Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, and Colorado Community College System. While at CSU, Nancy received
several honors and awards including the CSU College of Health and Human
Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award, the CSU Women's Caucus/Margaret B.
Hazaleus Award, the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award, and the CSU
Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award. Since retiring, Nancy has
continued to serve on the board of the Women's Foundation and to be involved in
WomenGive and Semester at Sea.
Nancy has come full circle and spends her time
in service and philanthropy initiatives related to issues around poverty and
access and working with students and nonprofits that serve women and people in
need - work she began 50 years ago and about which she is still passionate today.
Because of Nancy's strong desire to support students, she created the Nancy
Hartley Student Success fund. This fund will support CHHS programming (e.g.,
mentoring, tutoring) to facilitate undergraduate students' pathways to success.