The University of Colorado Board of Regents began holding on-campus forums this week to hear from faculty, staff and students about the qualities they want in CU’s next president, continuing efforts to solicit input from stakeholders about the search.
Mary Coussons-Read brings no small number of perspectives to her role as chair of Faculty Council, a systemwide governance group. Her experience as a faculty member at CU Denver and UCCS naturally informs her view, as does time spent as an administrator at both campuses.
The Research Experience for Community College Students, or RECCS (pronounced Rex), is a paid summer research internship program at the University of Colorado Boulder open to all Colorado community college students. RECCS gives community college students an authentic research experience where they explore environmental or geosciences and gain the confidence to transition to a four-year program in the STEM disciplines. A CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences) program, it was initiated by former faculty member and current Regent At-Large Lesley Smith.
University of Colorado Regent John “Jack” Kroll, chair of the CU Board of Regents, on Monday announced he will not seek reelection to the board in 2022. A Denver native, Kroll represents Colorado’s 1st Congressional District on the board. The Democrat was first elected to the Board of Regents in 2016 and began serving in January 2017. His term ends in January 2023. Kroll was elected to chair the board in June 2021.