After stalled efforts, the University of Colorado Board of Regents elected a new chair and vice chair at its meeting Friday in Colorado Springs.
Democrat Irene Griego was elected chair and Republican Glen Gallegos vice chair. Griego received six votes in the secret-ballot election. A minimum of five are required from the nine-member board.
The board typically elects a chair at its June meeting, but six rounds of voting failed to produce a candidate with enough votes to be chair. The issue was laid over at the July and August meetings.
Griego replaces Republican Kyle Hybl, who has served four one-year terms as chair and had remained in the position since June, when no winner emerged.
“I truly believe we will do all we can to work together as a team to lead this great university,” Griego said.