Carrigan, who is in his second term representing the 1st Congressional District, was elected chair on a 5-3 vote at the board’s meeting at UCCS. There was one abstention. The chair and vice chair serve one-year terms.
“It’s a tremendous honor for me to be voted chair by my colleagues,” said Carrigan, who succeeds Kyle Hybl, R-Colorado Springs. “I look forward to working with the board, President Benson and the entire university community to build on the progress we have made in recent years. CU is a great university and while we face some significant challenges, we also have substantial opportunities to enhance the wonderful work that happens across the CU system.”
Carrigan is an alumnus of the CU School of Law and is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP, Denver’s largest law firm. He is the second member of his family to serve on the board: His father, Jim Carrigan, was a regent from 1975-77. His term was cut short when he was appointed as a Colorado Supreme Court judge.