Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, June 22, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS 11 MEMBERS TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THE COLORADO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
DENVER – Governor Owens appointed 11 members to the Colorado Institute of Technology Board of Trustees: John C. Buechner of Lafayette, David R. Laube of Golden, Timothy E. Foster of Grand Junction, Marc Holtzman of Carbondale, Daniel L. Ritchie of Denver, Lawrence W. Hambly of Broomfield, Ralph Nagel of Denver, Kevin O’Hara of Boulder, Cliff Dodd of Englewood, Robert Golightly of Monument, and Albert C. Yates of Fort Collins.
John C. Buechner will serve as the chief executive officer. Buechner served as president of the University of Colorado. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Michigan.
David R. Laube will serve as chief operating officer. Laube is the chief information officer at U S West and is on the board of directors of the Colorado Public Expenditure Council.
Timothy E. Foster will represent the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, serving as executive director. Foster is the executive director for CCHE.
Mark Holtzman will represent the Office of Innovation and Technology, serving as executive director and chairman. Holtzman serves as the executive director for Colorado’s Office of Innovation and Technology.
Daniel L. Ritchie will represent a chief executive officer of an institution of higher education. Ritchie serves as the chancellor of the University of Denver and as a board member for the Institute of International Education. He received his master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Lawrence W. Hambly will serve as a representative of a firm in the technology industry. Hambly is the president of enterprise services for Sun Microsystems, Inc. He received his bachelor’s from Montana State University.
Ralph Nagel will serve as a representative of a firm in the technology industry. Nagel is an executive for Legan, Inc. He received his master’s both from Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Pennsylvania.
Kevin O’Hara will serve as a representative of a firm in the technology industry. O’Hara works at Level 3 Communications and is on the executive committee for the International Engineering Consortium.
Cliff J. Dodd will serve as a representative of a firm in the technology industry. Dodd is the chief information officer for Qwest Communications. He is also a board member for the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator and is a member of the advisory council for Oblix Technology.
Robert Golightly will represent a chief executive officer of an institution of higher education. Golightly is president of Colorado Technical University and serves as its chief executive officer.
Albert C. Yates will represent a chief executive officer of an institute of higher education. Yates is the president of Colorado State University (CSU) and serves as chancellor of the Colorado State University System. He is also a professor of chemistry at CSU.
The Colorado Institute of Technology (CIT) will work through a partnership with institutions of higher education and the technology industry to promote, advance, and sustain the State of Colorado as a premier location for the technology industry.
The CIT consists of 13 members, two of whom have yet to be appointed. Members serve four-year terms and do not need Senate confirmation. The initial terms, which are staggered, are designated by the Governor.
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