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New CSU System board member confirmed

January 22, 2009

The Colorado Senate has confirmed Gov. Ritter's appointment of Joseph Zimlich to the Colorado State University System Board of Governors. His appointment to the board is effective immediately.

Zimlich will fill Diane Evans’ seat on the nine-member board. Evans’ term was up at the end of 2008. 

CEO of Bohemian Companies

Zimlich is the chief executive officer of Bohemian Companies, a group of family-owned real estate and private equity holdings. Bohemian Companies also manages the Bohemian Foundation, a family foundation. He served previously as a manager in mergers and acquisitions and as a specialist in the not-for-profit and banking industries for an international accounting firm.

Zimlich has served at the director level for Fortune 500 companies in both the technology and food products industries. He has also served at the executive level for privately-held companies in the technology industry as well as for a number of start-up businesses.

Zimlich has served on boards in a variety of industries, including: technology, semi-conductors, water filtration, banking, restaurant, and venture-capital funds. He currently is active on several Boards including: Colorado State University’s Global Leadership Council, First Western Trust Bank, Capterra Financial Group, and a CSU start-up company, EnviroFit - a non-profit working to reduce the “Asian brown cloud” via clean air technologies.

Active in Fort Collins community

Zimlich is active in his community of Fort Collins, Colo., and had previously held positions with the Economic Opportunities Advising Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee, Discovery Center Children’s Science Museum, Human Rights Ordinance Task Force, and Leadership Fort Collins.

"Joe’s experience in the business and not-for-profit industries will bring a valued blend of experience and perspective to the board," said Douglas L. Jones, board chairman. "He’s involvement with the business school in Fort Collins and with two of CSU’s new energy start-ups gives him hands-on knowledge of some of the great work taking place at CSU."

About the Board of Governors
 

The Board of Governors consists of 13 members, nine of which are voting members. The remaining members represent the component universities of the Colorado State University System with one faculty member and one student leader from each campus.

Colorado State University’s two campuses, in Fort Collins and Pueblo, attract about 27,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly skilled graduates number more than 6,500 a year, and more than 150,000 alumni live throughout the state, nation and world. As part of its mission as a land-grant university, CSU Extension has offices in 59 out of 64 Colorado counties and delivers research-based information and educational programs.

CSU is home to several top centers and programs, including the veterinary medicine program, which is ranked No. 2 in the country by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked first in the country in federal research dollars. CSU’s faculty have annual research expenditures totaling $293.5 million. The total CSU System budget for the current fiscal year is $914.1 million.


Contact: Michele McKinney
E-mail: Michele.McKinney@colostate.edu
Phone: (303) 507-3110