Elliman to serve on CSU Board of Governors
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors on Thursday
chose Don Elliman, the state's chief operating officer, to fill the
remaining year of an existing term.
The board, which has
authority to fill mid-term vacancies, chose Elliman to replace Tom
Farley, who died in August.
The board oversees CSU campuses in
Fort Collins, Pueblo and the CSU-Global Campus, an online university.
Board members are appointed for four-year terms. Elliman will complete
the term begun by Farley, who was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to serve
"There are several reasons why Don will be an
incredible asset to the CSU System board and higher education," said
Patrick McConathy, chairman of the board of governors. "Don's breadth of
business success, especially in economic development, makes him
astutely aware that we need an educated workforce for Colorado to be
successful. He will be an outstanding advocate for keeping our public
universities accessible and competitive in academics and research."
was appointed in 2009 by Ritter to serve as the state's first chief
operating officer, assisting in the management of state agencies.
Elliman also chairs the Colorado Recovery Accountability Board with
responsibilities for oversight of spending under the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act. Prior to that, he served as director of Colorado's
Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
served for 32 years with Time Inc., where he was publisher of People
magazine and president and publisher of Sports Illustrated. From 2000 to
2004, he served as president and CEO of Ascent Sports, which became
Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, owner of the Colorado Avalanche,
Denver Nuggets and Pepsi Center.
Elliman serves on the boards of
The Children's Hospital in Denver, the Gates Family Foundation and
Middlebury College, where he earned his degree in economics.
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