DENVER — Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 — Gov. Jared Polis today announced appointments to the following boards and commissions: 

Colorado Agricultural Development Authority

The Colorado Agricultural Development Authority makes financing available to farmers and other agricultural enterprises through the sale of bonds.

for a term expiring June 30, 2021:

  • Hannah Denelle Wilks of Arvada, Colorado, a Democrat, to serve as a member with knowledge of agricultural activity in the state, and who shall represent the various agriculture operations and geographical regions of the state, reappointed.  

Board of Trustees for Adams State University

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

for terms expiring December 31, 2022:

  • John William Singletary of Pueblo, Colorado, a Democrat, reappointed;

  • Cleave Alan Simpson of Alamosa, Colorado, a Republican, reappointed.

Colorado Commission on Higher Education

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education sets policies for all state-supported institutions of higher education.

for a term expiring July 1, 2019:

  • Stephanie F. Donner of Denver, Colorado, a resident of the First Congressional District and a Democrat, occasioned by the resignation of John L. Anderson of Durango, Colorado, appointed;

for terms expiring July 1, 2022:

  • Pardis Mahdavi, PhD of Denver, Colorado, a resident of the First Congressional District and a Democrat, appointed;

  • Vanecia B. Kerr of Aurora, Colorado, a resident of the Sixth Congressional District and a Democrat, reappointed.

Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System

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 December 31, 2022:

  • Armando Vadez of La Jara, Colorado, to serve as a member who has substantial experience in the production of agriculture, and to serve as a Democrat, appointed;

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

Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College

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 December 31, 2022:

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

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

Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines

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

for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

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

Board of Trustees for the University of Northern Colorado

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 December 31, 2020:

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

for a term expiring December 31, 2022:

  • Janice Carrie Sinden of Evergreen, Colorado, a Republican, reappointed;

  • Stephen Moreland Jordan, PhD of Lafayette, Colorado, an Unaffiliated, appointed.

Colorado State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners

The Colorado State Fair Authority Board of Commissioners is a corporate body, a political subdivision of the state. The Board directs and supervises the Colorado State Fair and Industrial Exposition.  The Fair is held annually at Pueblo for the display of livestock and agricultural, horticultural, industrial, mining, recreational, educational and scientific products of the State of Colorado.

for terms expiring November 1, 2022:

  • Honorable Lois Anne Tochtrop of Thornton, Colorado, a Democrat from the Seventh Congressional District, reappointed;

  • Michael J. Schliep of Brighton, Colorado, a Democrat from the Sixth Congressional District, and a member with substantial experience in agriculture or in the activities of 4-H clubs, appointed;

  • Dianna Marie Coram of Montrose, Colorado, a Republican from the Western Slope and the Third Congressional District, appointed.

Water Quality Control Commission

The Commission is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive and effective program for prevention, control and abatement of water pollution of the waters throughout the entire State.

for terms expiring February 15, 2022:

  • April Long of Carbondale, Colorado, to represent west of the continental divide, appointed;

  • Paul Douglas Frohardt of Denver, Colorado, appointed;

  • Kevin James Greer of Englewood, Colorado, reappointed.

Board of Trustees for Western State Colorado University

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

for terms expiring December 31, 2022:

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

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

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