Tara Trujillo

Trustee, Elected 2023

Tara Trujillo has worked in public service for nearly two decades, serving in a diverse range of positions at both the state and federal levels. Tara is the deputy executive director of Colorado’s Department of Public health and Environment. In her role, she manages the legislative, communications, and local public health and stakeholder engagement.  Tara got her start at CDPHE during a critical time as the state’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign manager, playing a crucial role in establishing Colorado as a leader in the west for vaccine acceptance.

Prior to joining the state of Colorado, Tara was the communications director at the Colorado House of Representative before working for Congressman John Salazar, serving Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and her hometown of Pueblo.  She then spent six years as communications director, outreach director and political strategist for Senator Mark Udall and then shifted gears to work in the non-profit sector, serving as director of state governmental relations for 5 states at Save the Children Action Network. She also served as the director of intergovernmental affairs and acting principal deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.