Founder, Campos EPC
CU Boulder alumnus Marco Campos (CivEngr’98) and his company, Campos EPC, have provided $1 million through the Campos EPC Foundation to allow for a transformational renovation of the BOLD Center.
A longtime supporter of diversity and inclusion efforts within the College of Engineering and Applied Science and across Colorado, Campos said he felt called to make an immediate impact when the pandemic took hold this spring. He grew concerned that the pandemic was creating a greater burden among first-generation and underrepresented students. He felt that now, more than ever, these students needed an enhanced center of support and connection.
“We have to do something to help where we can,” Campos said. “This isn’t business as usual. People are suffering, and we have to consider the long-term effects of this crisis.”
The renovation brings a dramatic improvement to the center’s technological offerings, allowing for remote and in-person learning through lecture capture and enhanced digital displays. The transformation also will provide better lighting, more space for students, and opportunities for students to create cultural displays, engineering projects and artwork.
The BOLD Center seeks to broaden opportunities through leadership and diversity. Located in the heart of the Engineering Center, it provides a community space and affinity-based programming for students historically underrepresented in engineering.