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CSU System Board of Governors approves weapons control policies submitted by the campuses

February 22, 2010

The Colorado State University System Board of Governors Tuesday reviewed and approved the recommendation by the CSU System Chancellor to accept the weapons control policies submitted by the Presidents of Colorado State University in Fort Collins; Colorado State University-Pueblo; and the C.E.O. of Colorado State University-Global Campus.

Implementation on or before Aug. 1

The campuses are directed to implement their respective weapons control policies on or before Aug. 1, 2010.

On Dec. 4, 2009, the CSU System Board of Governors passed a resolution, which directed the presidents and chief executive officer of the three campuses to develop an appropriate weapons control policy at their respective institutions.

New board members sworn-in

The Board also had the swearing in of new board members Scott Johnson and Mary Lou Makepeace and Ed Haselden, who was reappointed. All were all appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Colorado Senate earlier this year.

Haselden is the CEO of Haselden Construction and a community leader from Castle Rock. He currently serves as vice chair of the CSU System Board of Governors and will continue in that capacity. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Economic Development Corp., Board of Trustees of the Douglas County Regional Catholic Schools Corp., the University of Colorado Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees and the U.S. Bank Board of Advisors. Haselden served as President of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Colorado and currently serves as a National Director of AGC of America. He holds degrees in architectural engineering and in business finance from the University of Colorado.

Johnson, a fourth generation CSU graduate is the Owner/Operator of Flying Diamond Ranch cattle operation in Cheyenne, Elbert and Lincoln counties. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemens Beef Association as well as serving on the Association’s 401K Administration Committee and is a trustee of the National Cattlemens Beef Association Foundation. Johnson also serves as a member of the National Western Stock Show and Colorado Farm Bureau. He served as president of the Colorado Livestock Association and was treasurer of the Colorado Cattlemens Association. Johnson is a basketball coach for Kit Carson High School and a trustee of Kit Carson United Methodist Church. He has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and has conducted master’s course work at the university.

Makepeace is currently the vice president for Colorado programs of the Gay and Lesbian Fund, which is a part of the Gill Foundation. She was the first female mayor of Colorado Springs and served from 1997 to 2003. As mayor, she served as chair of the board of Colorado Springs Utilities. Makepeace has served on several state, local and national committees, including the Colorado Space Advisory Committee, the Policy Advisory Council of the American Public Power Association, the Energy Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Leadership Training Council of the National League of Cities. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Makepeace has a master’s in public affairs from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of North Dakota.

The Colorado State University System consists of CSU in Fort Collins, CSU-Pueblo and CSU-Global (an online university), which in total attracts about 31,000 new and returning scholars annually. Highly skilled graduates number more than 7,300 a year, and more than 198,000 alumni live throughout the state, nation and world. CSU is home to several top centers and programs and has annual research expenditures totaling $328 million. For more information please go to

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