Associate Professor Jody Fitzpatrick, at right, University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs (SPA), has been elected president of the American Evaluation Association. The group has more than 6,500 members from more than 60 countries. This is a three-year commitment: 2011-12 as president-elect (starting at the November conference), 2012-13 as president, and 2013-14 as past president. SPA Dean Paul Teske notes, “Jody’s leadership position greatly enhances SPA’s visibility. This is a tremendous and well-deserved honor for Fitzpatrick, who has written some of the leading books in this field.” … Dave Young, instructor in the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD), has been sworn in as the State Representative to the Colorado legislature for House District 50. The district includes portions of Greeley and Evans. Young fills the seat left vacant when Jim Riesberg was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper as the new state insurance commissioner. Young teaches in the SEHD Information and Learning Technologies program. … The results of the election for the 2011-2012 University of Colorado School of Medicine Faculty Officers are President-Elect Todd M. Larabee, M.D. (assistant professor, emergency medicine); Secretary Renata Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D. (assistant professor, pediatrics); President Ron Gill, Ph.D. (associate professor, microbiology) and Past President L. Chesney Thompson, M.D. (associate professor, ob/gyn).