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CSU System Board rescinds resolution on weapons control policies

May 5, 2010

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors today voted unanimously to rescind its action of Feb. 23, 2010, relating to implementation of campus weapons control policies in light of a recent Colorado Court of Appeals ruling (Apr. 15, 2010) regarding the Colorado Concealed Carry Act.

Because of the change in the law as a result of the court decision, the board has directed the individual campus presidents to work with legal counsel to revise and implement appropriate weapons control policies that are compliant with state law. Since the weapons control policies were not implemented on the campuses, the campuses will operate as status quo until such time as the revised policies are developed.

The board’s decision is effective immediately.

New board member also named

The board also named Dorothy Horrell (at right), President and CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, to its board.

While Board of Governors members are typically appointed by the Colorado Governor, the board has statutory authority to fill vacancies that occur mid-term. The nine-member board elected Horrell to fill the position held by Marguerite Salazar of Alamosa, who resigned to accept an appointment by President Barack Obama as Health and Human Services Regional Director in Denver.

Horrell to finish term of Marguerite Salazar

The Board of Governors oversees Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado State University-Pueblo and Colorado State University-Global Campus. Board members are appointed for four-year terms, and Horrell will finish out the term of Salazar, who was appointed by Governor Ritter to serve through 2012.

“Marguerite has been an outstanding Board member and we wish her well in her new assignment,” said Board Chair Patrick McConathy. “I know the board members enjoyed her collegiality and insights, and I personally will miss her counsel and friendship.”

“The Board is delighted to have Dorothy join our board," added McConathy. “Her demonstrated leadership, knowledge of higher education, and community involvement are exceptional, and she will contribute in important ways to an already strong board.”

Alumna and Colo. native

Horrell has a distinguished career in higher education spanning nearly three decades, including service as president of the Community Colleges of Colorado and president of Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood. She has led the Bonfils Stanton Foundation as president since 2002.

Horrell is from Holyoke, Colo., and attended Colorado State University, where she received her bachelor’s through Ph.D. She is married to Theodore W. Horrell and they have a daughter, Meghan. [More]

Board approves sole finalist for CSU-Global president

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors, including student and faculty board representatives, met on Tuesday morning in a special public meeting prior to its regularly scheduled committee meetings to receive a recommendation from the search committee chair for the president of CSU-Global Campus.

John Ikard, chair of the CSU-Global Campus presidential search committee and board member recommended to the board Becky Takeda-Tinker (at right), current Dean of Academics Affairs at CSU-Global, as a sole finalist for the position of CSU-Global president. The recommendation was further supported by CSU System Chancellor Joe Blake, who also served on the search committee.

Stood out above the rest

“A strong indication of what is happening in the online university market is the number of quality applicants we received for this position. However, Dr. Takeda-Tinker’s experience made her stand out above the rest and earned the committee’s unanimous endorsement,” said Ikard.

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime. I am excited to carry forward the board’s foresight to create Global Campus, and its platform of affordable, convenient, accessible and high quality degree programs to enable more nontraditional students to earn a degree,” said Takeda-Tinker.

The board voted unanimously to accept the committee’s recommendation. The appointment will be effective after a 14-day public notice period as stipulated in state statute.

Takeda-Tinker has been with CSU-Global Campus since 2008 where she has been a faculty member for master’s and bachelor’s degrees in organizational development and leadership. Takeda-Tinker has also done work in course development and instruction with other regionally accredited universities. She has led publicly-held and private technology and service companies, and has served as a private equity partner and financial services business owner. [More]

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