CU regents mull changes to chairman election


BOULDER | After a drawn-out chairman election earlier this summer, the University of Colorado regents might reconsider how they choose a leader for the nine-member board.

The Daily Camera reports ( ) chairman Michael Carrigan, D-Denver, wants the chairman to serve for two years instead of one. Whoever is chosen wouldn’t be eligible for re-election after that. Carrigan also wants the chairman and vice chairman to be of different political affiliations unless only a couple of regents are in the minority party on the board.

Carrigan met with other members of the board’s laws and policies subcommittee Friday.

The board failed in June to elect a chairman, voting 14 times over a 90-minute period before deciding to adjourn. Regents reconvened a couple of weeks later and elected Carrigan to a second term as chairman.


Information from: Daily Camera,