September 11, 2018

CU opens nominations for Presidential Search Committee

The University of Colorado Board of Regents has opened the nomination process for community members and alumni who wish to serve on the Presidential Search Committee.

The committee will search for a leader to replace President Bruce D. Benson, who announced he intends to retire from CU in July.

The board selected Regents Heidi Ganahl and Irene Griego to co-chair the committee. Its composition is proscribed in Regent Law and Policy to include one dean, four faculty members, one student, one staff member, four community members and two alumni. Those wishing to apply for the latter two categories can do so at The nomination process will be open through Oct. 8, with the board scheduled to select members by Oct. 24.

Meetings of the search committee, whose work is expected to run from early November through late spring, are scheduled for Tuesdays in the early evening. Members must commit to regular participation. A full schedule will be released when the committee is empaneled.

At the Board of Regents meeting this week, it will interview search firms to work with the committee on the search.