12-13-18 CO Governor Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

CO Governor Hickenlooper announces Boards and Commissions appointments

DENVER — Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 — Gov. Hickenlooper today announced Boards and Commissions appointments to the Board of Trustees for Adams State University, Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines, Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University, Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System, State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College, Historic Preservation State Review Board, Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado, Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Plans Pension Review Subcommittee, Utilities Consumer Council, and Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University.

The Board of Trustees for Adams State University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Cleave Alan Simpson of Alamosa, a Republican, reappointed;

  • John William Singletary of Pueblo, a Democrat, reappointed.

The Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

For a term expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Denise Burgess of Denver, a Democrat who is not a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines, appointed.

The Board of Trustees for Colorado Mesa University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Jonathan M. Anderson of Greenwood Village, a Republican, appointed;

  • Sonia Guiterrez of Grand Junction, a Republican, appointed;

  • Daniel Anthony Lee Ramos of Denver, a Democrat, appointed.

The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System is the governing board for Colorado State University and the Colorado State University, Pueblo.  The Board selects the presidents of these schools and generally oversees the schools, including determination of
salaries and tuition, conferring degrees and carrying out other legal functions.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2011:

  • Russell Anthony DeSalvo III of Pueblo, to serve as a Republican, appointed;

  • Mark R. Swanson of Windsor, to serve as a member who has substantial experience in the production of agriculture, and to serve as a Republican, appointed.


The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education is the governing body for the state community college system and the coordinating board for local district colleges.  It also coordinates the activities of area vocational schools.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

    • Presley F. Askew of Wheat Ridge, to serve as a Republican from the Seventh Congressional District, reappointed;

    • Richard J. Chavez of Highlands Ranch, to serve as a Democrat from the Sixth Congressional District, appointed;

    • Terrance Douglas McWilliams of Colorado Springs, to serve as a Republican from the Fifth Congressional District, appointed.

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College makes policy for the school and oversee its operation.  No more than four of the members shall be from any one political party and no more or less than two shall be residents of southwestern Colorado.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Alan G. Hill of Denver, an Unaffiliated, reappointed;

  • Janet Kier Lopez Vilsack, PhD of Mountain View, a Democrat, appointed.

The Historic Preservation State Review Board approves national register nominations.  The Board also reviews the State Historic Preservation Officer’s recommendations for national landmarks and provides general advice, guidance and professional recommendations to the State Historic Preservation Officer in carrying out the duties and responsibilities authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act.

For terms expiring Jan. 1, 2021:

  • Heather Lynne Bailey of Durango, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of history, appointed;

  • John C. Gritts of Golden, to serve as a member of the public, reappointed;

  • Jonathan C. Horn of Montrose, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of historic archaeology, reappointed;

  • Victoria “Tori” Martinez of Anonito, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of history, appointed;

  • Jody S. Reeser of Gunnison, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of architectural history, appointed;

  • Michelle Slaughter, RPA of Edgewater, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of prehistoric archaeology, appointed;

  • Margaret Ann Van Ness of Golden, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of historic archaeology, appointed;

  • Jennifer Susan Wahlers, MHP of Denver, to serve as a recognized professional in the field of architectural history, appointed.

The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board, one of six in the country, grants, denies, modifies, suspends or revokes parole for juvenile delinquents committed to the Department of Human Services.

For terms expiring Nov. 15, 2022:

  • Rachael Victoria Lovendahl of Westminster, to serve as a representative of the Colorado Department of Education, reappointed;

  • Michael Anthony Rodriguez of Aurora, to serve as a public member/not employed by state government, appointed;

  • Gretchen Jaime Russo, RN, BSN, JD of Denver, to serve as a representative from the Colorado Department of Human Services, reappointed;

  • Margaret Brewington Wright, PhD, MFA of Pueblo, to serve as a public member/not employed by state government, reappointed.

The Board of Trustees of Metropolitan State University of Denver is the governing body for the Metropolitan State University of Denver. The Board is responsible for all contracts, property, rules, and regulations governing the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Barbara Barnes Grogan of Denver, to serve as a Democrat, reappointed;

  • Barbara J. Brohl of Denver, to serve as a Democrat, appointed;

  • Russell Gordon Noles of Jersey City, NJ, to serve as a Democrat, appointed.

The Board of Trustees of the University of Northern Colorado is the governing body for the school. Powers and duties include the responsibility to adopt and enforce regulations and policies, and the option to enter into resource-sharing programs with other institutions of higher education to maximize the availability of educational programs.  

For a term expiring Dec. 31, 2020:

  • Richard L. Monfort of Greeley, a Republican, reappointed;

For a term expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Stephen Moreland Jordan, PhD of Lafayette, an Unaffiliated, appointed;

  • Janice Carrie Sinden of Evergreen, a Republican, reappointed.

The Public Employees’ Retirement Benefit Plans Pension Review Subcommittee shall (1) review existing laws governing PERA;s plan design, including, but not limited to, retirement age requirements, service requirements for retirement eligibility, payment and accrual of benefits, including those for disability retirement, employee and employer contributions; (2) Conduct regular financial and funding analyses and perform bi-annual reviews of PERA’s financial health, make recommendations to the PERA Board regarding assumptions, funding policy, reporting practices, the fund’s annual actuarial valuation and other relevant operation policies, suggest potential enhancement to PERA’s annual analyses to keep PERA’s assumptions and targets on a sustainable track, commission an independent review of PERA’s economic and investment assumptions every three years (3) review PERA’s funded status, conduct annual reviews of the calculated norm costs and share of contributions that will cover current benefits and the unfunded liability, conduct bi-annual reviews of the planned reduction of the unfunded liability (4) make general recommendations to the PERA Board and the General Assembly, produce an annual, publicly available report about PERA’s funding status that includes any applicable corrective recommendations and ensure that the PERA Board is following its mandate and make necessary recommendations for the Board’s structure as needed.

For a term expiring Jan. 1, 2022:

  • Thomas M. Rogers of Denver, to serve as a representative with experience and competence in investment, management, finance, banking, economics, accounting, pension administration, or actuarial analysis, appointed.

The Utilities Consumer Council provides guidance on policy matters and annually evaluates the performance of the Office of Consumer Council. The OCC advocates on behalf of residential, small business, and agricultural consumers in energy matters before the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) and other courts.

For a term expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Dean Sheldon MCall of Montrose, to serve as a representative of small business with one hundred or less employees and from Congressional District Three, appointed.

The Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University makes policy for the school and oversees its operation.

For terms expiring Dec. 31, 2022:

  • Erich Marshall Ferchau of Gunnison, a Republican, reappointed;

  • James Charles Pribyl of Louisville, a Democrat, appointed.

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