My entire professional career has been in higher education. My life’s work has been dedicated to ensuring that higher education is accessible and affordable for all students seeking a quality education.

I made the decision to run for CU Regent so that I might advocate for the following principles.

Affordability: Relieving the financial burden for students has always been my priority. We must support fiscal strategies that address the rising cost of tuition and make higher education attainable without incurring massive debt.

Academic Excellence: Supporting faculty and staff and the development of quality academic programs, research and a classroom experience where the free exchange of ideas is encouraged, valued, and protected.

Career Preparedness: Inspiring and preparing students for success in their chosen careers. Comprehensive career development initiatives such as internship programs, business partnerships, and research opportunities prepare students to enter the future workforce with the requisite skills and training necessary to excel.

Accessibility: Promoting an inclusive and equitable educational experience that increases student retention and graduation rates on all four CU campuses. I celebrate the recent Hispanic Serving Institution designation for CU Denver and the Anschutz Medical Center and look forward to assisting in the efforts to maximize the benefit to all students.


The Board of Regents consists of nine members serving staggered six-year terms, one elected from each of the state’s seven congressional districts and two from the state at large. The Regents oversee the University’s budget, hire the University’s president and other top University officials, and they set tuition and University priorities. Meet the team doing the work…