Wednesday, February 24, 2010


The Board of Governors
The Board of Governors consists of 13 members, nine of which are appointed by the governor of Colorado to serve four-year terms as voting members. Voting members may be appointed to a maximum of two four-year terms.

The four non-voting members represent Colorado State University and Colorado State University-Pueblo. One tenured faculty member and one student leader are elected from each university through the respective faculty council organizations and student body governments of each campus.

You may contact any board member via email at

Patrick McConathy
Board Chair
Committee Assignments: Executive, Audit, Finance, Evaluation
Term expires: December 31, 2011

Patrick McConathy is a rancher from McCoy, Colorado. McConathy has spent most of his career in the oil and gas industry. He began working as a petroleum landman for the Placid Oil Co. in Shreveport, La., before starting McConathy Production Co., which operated wells in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Wyoming. He later purchased additional wells in those states under the name Phoenix Oil and Gas. In 2000, Phoenix Oil and Gas, Yarmony Creek Oil and Gas, and partner Castle Peak Resources began acquiring and operating oil and gas properties in California.

McConathy's numerous community activities in McCoy, and nearby Vail, include serving as member and chairman of the Vail Mountain School Board of Trustees and in the Leadership Circle of U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar. In Louisiana, he served as chairman of United Way for northwest Louisiana and chairman of Congressman Buddy Roemer's successful campaign for governor in 1987. McConathy received a Bachelors in political science from Louisiana State University in 1975.

Ed Haselden
Committee Assignments: Executive, Real Estate/Facilities, Evaluation
Term expires: December 31, 2009

Holds degrees in Architectural Engineering and in Business Finance from the University of Colorado. As President and CEO of Haselden Construction in Denver, Colo., he is responsible for strategic direction, growth, and leadership development and indirectly responsible for the company's business development, preconstruction and financial management functions. He serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Mile High United Way as well as the Boy Scouts of America Mile High Council and the Douglas County Catholic Schools Corporation Board of Trustees. He is also a Board Member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee and the U.S. Bank of Board Advisors.

Marguerite Salazar
Committee Assignments: Executive, Audit, Evaluation, Real Estate/Facilities
Term expires: December 31, 2012

Graduated with a B.A. and M.A. from Adams State College. She is the President/CEO of Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., a Community Health Center providing primary and dental health care services to over 55,000 residents of the San Luis, Lower and Upper Arkansas Valleys on the eastern slope and in Durango and Mancos on the western slope of Colorado. One of the largest rural health care centers in the United States, Valley-Wide is recognized for exceptional outcomes in prenatal and adolescent health care outreach programs.

A recipient of the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA) Bernie Valdez Award for Excellence in Health and a Livingston Fellow with the Bonfil-Stanton Foundation, Marguerite has grown the company into a $32 million corporation. Ms. Salazar has been appointed twice by Governor Bill Owens to serve on the state Medical Services Board that promulgates rules for the state’s Medicaid program. She also served on the Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+) policy Board since its inception. She serves as a Trustee for the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, is a Board member for the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities and Chair’s the Colorado Community Health Network. She sits on numerous health care association boards and commissions and also serves as a consultant for the Bureau of Primary Health Care under the Department of Health and Human Services in the areas of Governance and Administration.

Bonifacio A. Cosyleon
Committee Assignments: Executive, Audit, Real Estate/Facilities, Evaluation
Term expires: December 31, 2010

Bonifacio Cosyleon is president of Byerly and Cosyleon Inc. in Pueblo. He is a longtime member of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and the Pueblo Economic Development Corp. He has been an instrumental player in the Colorado Contractors Association's outreach to minority businesses. He is the recipient of the Colorado Department of Transportation Emerging Small Business Award and the Construction Pioneer award from CCA. Cosyleon is a graduate of Southern Colorado State College, which is now CSU-Pueblo.

Tom Farley
Voting Member
Committee Assignments: Finance, Evaluation
Term expires: December 31, 2011

Tom Farley, a former state Representative in Pueblo from 1967-1975, is an attorney and senior partner in Petersen & Fonda in Pueblo who specializes in education and health care law. While in the state Legislature, he served as House Minority Leader. He is a past member and president of the CSU System Board of Governors and the board for Fort Lewis College, once known collectively as the State Board of Agriculture.

He also has served as Community Advisory Director for the Wells Fargo Bank of Pueblo and on boards of the Colorado Forum, Public Service Co. of Colorado, Health Net, Inc., and Colorado Public Radio. He has been a commissioner for the Colorado Division of Wildlife and served as a trustee for the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation. He is currently a regent at Santa Clara University.

Among Farley’s many honors are membership in the Pueblo Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Awards from the University of Colorado and the then-University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo). Sierra Club awarded him the honor of “Foremost Among Fifty” in 1978. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University and the University of Colorado School of Law

John Ikard
Voting Member
Term expires: December 31, 2010

John Ikard started with FirstBank Holding Company in 1981. He was elected President & CEO of FirstBank Holding Company in 1999. FirstBank is the second largest bank inColorado with over $9 billion in assets, 130 locations, and 2,000 employees.

John received a BS in Psychology in 1979 from Colorado State University and an MBA in Business Management in 1981 from St. Edwards University. John also completed the Graduate School of Banking in 1987.

Today, John serves on many boards and organizations including: American Bankers Association (ABA) – National Board of Directors, Archdiocese of Denver – Finance Committee, Colorado State University Foundation – Board Member, Denver Area Boy Scouts – Executive Committee, Children’s Hospital Foundation – Board Member, Colorado Concern, Colorado Forum, Colorado UpLift – Development Board, Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City – Board Member, Governor’s Business Advisory Committee, Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce – Past Chair, The Wildlife Experience – Board of Trustees.

FirstBank began its journey in Lakewood, Colorado, in 1963, with a commitment to superior customer service, convenience and loyalty to its employees. FirstBank has grown through consumer and commercial lending, superior banking services and a remarkable standard for community investment. FirstBank is now Colorado’s second largest depository institution and Colorado’s largest locally owned bank.FirstBank expanded into California in 1985 and Arizona in 2007 and plans to add even more locations. After 45 years,FirstBank's commitment to providing a high level of service for our customers and in the community has not changed.

Scott C. Johnson
Voting Member
Committee Assignment: TBA
Term expires: December 31, 2013
Scott Johnson is the owner and operator of Flying Diamond Ranch and is from Kit Carson. He is a fourth generation graduate of CSU. Scott currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Cattlemens Beef Association as well as serving on the Association’s 401K Administration Committee and is a trustee of the National Cattlemens Beef Association Foundation. He also serves as a member of the National Western Stock Show and Colorado Farm Bureau. Scott served as president of the Colorado Livestock Association and was treasurer of the Colorado Cattlemens Association. Scott is a basketball coach for Kit Carson High School and a lifetime member of the Kit Carson Historical Society as well as a trustee of Kit Carson United Methodist Church. He has a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University and has conducted master’s course work at the university.

Mary Lou Makepeace
Voting Member
Committee Assignment: TBA
Term expires: December 31, 2013
Currently the vice president for Colorado programs of the Gay and Lesbian Fund, which is a part of the Gill Foundation. She was the first female mayor of Colorado Springs and served from 1997-2003. As mayor, she served as chair of the board of Colorado Springs Utilities. Mary Lou has served on several state, local and national committees, including the Colorado Space Advisory Committee, the Policy Advisory Council of the American Public Power Association, the Energy Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Leadership Training Council of the National League of Cities. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Makepeace has a master’s in public affairs from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of North Dakota.

Joseph C. Zimlich
Voting Member
Committee Assignment: Evaluation, Real Estate/Facilities
Term expires: December 31, 2012

Joseph C. Zimlich is the Chief Executive Officer of Bohemian Companies. Joe served previously as a manager in mergers and acquisitions and as a specialist in the not-for-profit and banking industries, both at an international accounting firm.

Joe has held board of director level positions in the following industries: technology, semi-conductors, water filtration, trust, private & commercial banking, food service, and venture-capital funds. He currently serves as a Board member for First Western Trust Bank, Capterra Financial Group and Abound Solar.

Joe graduated from the University of Iowa with a BBA in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). He is active in his community of Fort Collins, Colorado, notably with his previous involvement with Colorado State University’s Global Leadership Council, EnviroFit International, the Economic Opportunities Advising Committee, Community Development Block Grant Committee, Discovery Center Children’s Science Museum, Human Resources Ordinance Task Force, and Leadership Fort Collins.

Non-Voting Members
Scott Eriksen
Faculty Representative CSU-Pueblo
Term expires: May 31, 2010
Steven Titus
Student Representative CSU-Pueblo
Term expires: May 1, 2010
Dan Turk
Faculty Representative CSU
Term expires: June 30, 2010
Dan Gearhart
Student Representative CSU
Term expires: June 30, 2010

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