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With adoption of House Bill 1093, sponsored by Colorado State Senator Ron Teck and State Representative Gayle Berry, Colorado Mesa University's governing board was formed on July 1, 2003.

The Board of Trustees includes 11 voting and two non-voting members. The voting members are appointed by the Colorado governor, confirmed by the Colorado State Senate and serve staggered terms. The University faculty and student body each elect one non-voting member to serve two- and one-year terms, respectively. The board meets regularly throughout the year.

The University president is appointed by and reports to the Board and is responsible for day-to-day management of the institution and its employees.

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education is the policy and coordinating board for the state's higher education system including Colorado Mesa University.

Policies and Governance

Trustees Policy Manual

Trustee Resolution Concerning Expectations Regarding Safety, Violence, Intimidation, Abuse and Discrimination

A Resolution Concerning Free Speech, Expression and Academic Inquiry

Release of Public Records

Debt Policy


Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE)

Colorado General Assembly

Association of Governing Boards (AGB)

Other Links

Chronicle of Higher Education