At Large, Republican
Current Term 2011-2017
University of Colorado Regent Steve Bosley is a proud University of Colorado alumnus who has served the residents of Colorado since 2004 as a member of the CU Board of Regents, the governing body that oversees four campuses and nearly 58,000 students.
Bosley represents the entire state of Colorado as an at-large member of the nine-member board. In 2010, he was re-elected to a second six-year term.
During his first term, he served two consecutive years as board chair and one year as board vice chair.He also chaired the presidential search committees resulting in the appointments of former CU President (and former U.S. Senator) Hank Brown in 2005, and current CU President Bruce D. Benson in 2008. He has chaired the Budget and Finance Committee, Laws and Policies Committee, was the vice chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, and served on the Strategic Planning committee. He has chaired CU’s Investment Advisory Committee since 2005.
Bosley earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from CU in 1968. In 2003, the University of Colorado Boulder recognized his dedication to higher education and his community by awarding him an Honorary Doctorate.
In addition to his work on the Board of Regents, Bosley’s service to higher education includes sharing his business expertise as a guest lecturer. He was a founding member of the Deming Entrepreneurship Advisory Board in the CU Leeds School of Business; in CU’s NROTC program, he lectured on the honor code, ethics and leadership; and he delivers the kickoff lecture on leadership for incoming freshmen in the President’s Leadership Program. He lectured in the Honor Code program and Systems Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy (West Point).
Bosley is an experienced businessman who worked in Colorado’s banking and finance industry for more than 30 years. He served as president and CEO of an independent community bank, The Bank of Boulder, from 1974 to 1998.
A running and fitness enthusiast, Bosley in 1979 merged his entrepreneurial passion with his love of running to create the world-renowned Bolder Boulder 10K road race, a Memorial Day weekend tradition for 34 years that draws more than 50,000 amateur and professional runners from around the globe, as well as an estimated 50,000 spectators.
In 2009, Runner’s World magazine named the Bolder Boulder the “Best All Time 10K Race in America.” From 1979 to 1998, Bosley served as Bolder Boulder executive director, and continues as an adviser and consultant to the race. For his creation and leadership of the race and his dedication to the sport of running, Bosley has been recognized as a U.S. Race Director of the Year, and was inducted into the inaugural class of the Running USA Hall of Fame and the Colorado Distance Running Hall of Fame.
Bosley has received many state and national awards and accolades for his professional and civic endeavors. In 1996, the Ernst & Young Institute named him Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain region. His other awards include: Boulder Chamber of Commerce Esprit Entrepreneur 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award; the CU Leeds School of Business, Distinguished Leadership and Achievement award, 1992; Boulder County Business Hall of Fame, 1998; Boy Scouts of America, Distinguished Citizen of the Year, 1991; and the Boulder Rotary Club, Service Above Self award, 1988.
Bosley has served in many leadership and volunteer capacities. His volunteer service includes board memberships with the Mountain States Legal Foundation, the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine (founding member) and the Boulder Technology Incubator. Bosley also was a member of the Colorado State Banking Board, the Colorado Legislative Task Force on Higher Education, and participated in a White House Conference on Small Business.
During the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, he was the senior referee for the men’s and women’s marathons. He has coached youth soccer, YMCA basketball and Odyssey of the Mind. He was a founding member of the Boulder Options youth-at-risk program, and was a Boy Scouts volunteer and adviser.
Bosley has five married children and 13 grandchildren. His interests include grandchildren, physical fitness, hiking, water skiing, biking, reading, swimming, boating, fishing and hunting.