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Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
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(DENVER) - Gov. Bill Owens today announced the appointments of Richard L. Ramirez of Fort Collins and Edward A. Robinson of Greenwood Village to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
"Higher education is the key to success for many of our children and that's why we must constantly strive to improve our educational system," said Owens. "These new members have an excellent record of service to the state and I'm confident they will perform their new duties with the diligence and trust."
Richard Ramirez is a junior high school principal in the Poudre School District. He is a past member of the board of directors for Colorado Outward Bound School, the Fort Collins Community Block Grant Program and the Fort Collins Parks and Recreation District. A graduate of Colorado State University, Ramirez obtained his bachelor's degree and master's degree in education and education leadership, respectively.
Also a graduate of Colorado State University, Edward Robinson gained his bachelor's degree in agriculture with a major in animal husbandry dairy manufacturing. He served in the military from 1954 to 1962, receiving an honorable discharge as a 1st Lieutenant. Robinson currently serves as the co-chief executive officer of Robinson Dairy. He serves on a variety of boards, including National Jewish Medical and Research Center, the Colorado Milk Marketing Board, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Denver and the Denver Zoological Foundation.
The Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state-supported institutions of higher education. Senate confirmation is required for the nine members of the Commission. Members serve four-year terms.
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