Update: Regent candidates to debate at UCCS

UPDATE POSTED OCT. 4, 2012: A debate among at-large candidates for the elected University of Colorado Board of Regents is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday on the campus of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Candidates Stephen Ludwig, the incumbent; Brian Davidson, M.D.;  Daniel Ong; and Tyler Belmont will discuss their positions on issues affecting the university and answer questions. There are two at-large members on the board who represent the entire state, with the remaining seven members representing each of Colorado’s congressional districts.

The one-hour debate will be moderated by three UCCS students with each candidate having two minutes for opening remarks followed by questions posed by the moderators and closing remarks. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions in writing when arriving early. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m.

The debate will take place in Centennial Hall on the UCCS campus and is open to faculty, staff, students and greater Colorado Springs community members at no charge. Parking will be available in lots 3 and 4 at no charge.

“UCCS needs to be part of the overall conversation about the future of CU,” said Steve Collier, student body president and event organizer. “Whether it’s growth, the addition of a branch campus of the CU School of Medicine here or any number of other issues, the candidates need to understand the unique nature of this campus within the CU system.”

The CU Board of Regents is charged constitutionally with the general supervision of the University of Colorado and its four campuses and the exclusive control and direction of all funds of and appropriations to the university, unless otherwise provided by law.

For more information about the CU Board of Regents, visit

The event’s sponsors are the UCCS Student Government Association and student chapters of Republican, Democrat and Libertarian parties.

For more on candidates in this and other regents races, see this previous CU Connections story.