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The CU Board of Regents - Call to Action

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The following is reposted from buffscoop.com with permission from gratefulbuff, who did a ton of work putting it together. The point is that if we want to change our fortunes with CU athletics, it's not simply a matter of finding a different coach. We need to fix the systematic issues that plague CU's AD due to political academics like Bruce Benson forcing our athletic programs to compete on unequal footing with other Big 12 members and also inserting himself into AD business.

    I urge you to write you the Regents (often). Write to the editorial page of your newspaper. If you know donors or well-connected alums, make sure they're informed. Since political maneuvering is what is killing our athletic department, let's make the politicians get in gear with what we want or replace them.

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    From gratefulbuff:

    I am going to post the term limits of the regents as well as contact information and other tidbits. I encourage people to add to thread with any info they have. Let's get to know the regents. Do some digging, post what you find. As we get further into 2010 let's get to know the candidates for the 3 open seats. Let's make a commitment to electing regents who care about athletics and will fill the office of the president and chancellor with pro-athletics advocates.

    The CU Board of Regents (listed by most time left on the board to least time left- 6 year term limits):

    Elected in 2008- Joseph Neguse (D) 2nd District
    Elected in 2008- James Geddes (R) 6th District
    Elected in 2008- Monisha Merchant (D) 7th District
    2007-2013- Stephen Ludwig (D) At large
    2007-2013- Kyle Hybl (R) 5th District
    2007-2013- Tillie Bishop (R) 3rd District (Vice Chair)
    2005-2011- Steve Bosley (R) At large (Chair)
    2005-2011- Tom Lucero (R) 4th District
    2005-2011- Michael Carrigan (D) 2nd District

    *Remember that when viewing a term, a position will be up for election the November before that position is vacated (for example all positions ending in January 2011 are up for election in November 2010).

    The Board at the time of Benson being voted in as CU President:

    The vote took place on February 20, 2008. The six regents who were not elected in November of 2008 were on the board as well as Patricia Hayes (Chair at the time), Cindy Carlisle, and Paul Schauer.

    Before the vote, regents Carrigan and Carlisle motioned for the search to be re-opened in order to have 3-5 finalists including Benson. The motion was denied.

    Bruce Benson was voted in 6-3.

    For:

    Hayes
    Schauer
    Lucero
    Bosley
    Bishop
    Hybl

    Against:

    Carlisle
    Carrigan
    Ludwig

    *2 of the regents voting against Benson are still on the board and 2 that voted for him are not on the board including Chair Patricia Hayes.

    Though Steve Bosley was the chair of the search committee that nominated Bruce Benson as the lone finalist for the President of CU, it would seem Bosley is pro-athletics. Bosley was a referee for men's and women's marathons in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and also has been a youth soccer and YMCA basketball coach. He is involved with the Boulder Sports Medicine Center.

    Regent Contact Information:

    Rather than sending e-mails that are responded to with a form letter I suggest sending hard letters to the listed addresses.

    ****DISCLAIMER****
    I am posting cell phone numbers for all regents, but please, if you are going to call one of them make sure you do it in a professional and respectable manner. Calling and leaving profanity laced rants or a reactionary call in response to some bad news will only hurt our cause, not help it. If you want to call one of them, sit down and write out some questions you would like to ask them and some concerns that you have. Make the phone call productive and to the point. These are busy people.

    Kyle Hybl
    PO BOX 60754
    Colorado Springs, CO 80960-0754

    Blackberry: 719-322-6226
    Fax: 719-471-6273
    Kyle.Hybl@CU.edu

    Tillie Bishop
    2255 Piazza Way
    Grand Junction, CO 81506

    Blackberry: 970-210-3820
    Fax: 970-243-9676
    Tillie.Bishop@CU.edu

    Michael Carrigan
    555 Seventeenth St. Suite 3200
    Denver, CO 80202

    Office: 303-295-8314
    Cell: 303-601-7667
    Fax: 303-975-5489
    Michael.Carrigan@CU.edu

    Stephen Ludwig
    c/o Office of Board of Regents
    1800 Grant St. Suite 800
    Denver, CO 80203

    303-668-6084
    Steve.Ludwig@CU.edu

    Steve Bosley
    4370 Nelson Dr.
    Broomfield, CO 80023

    Blackberry: 720-771-3140
    Fax: 303-997-6664
    Steve.Bosley@CU.edu

    Tom Lucero
    PO BOX 921
    Johnstown, CO 80534

    970-310-0017
    Fax: 970-461-0140
    Tom.Lucero@CU.edu

    Joseph Neguse
    1305 College Ave. #210
    Boulder, CO 80302

    Blackberry: 303-501-7102
    Joe.Neguse@CU.edu

    Monisha Merchant
    PO BOX 150150
    Lakewood, CO 80215-0150

    Blackberry: 720-413-8110
    Monisha.Merchant@CU.edu

    James Geddes
    6670 Lambert Ranch Crossing
    Sedalia, CO 80135

    Blackberry: 720-413-9469
    Jim.Geddes@CU.edu

    As you can see, some of these addresses are personal mail boxes/residences. If we start filling them with hard letters the pressure to take notice of CU athletics and take action will go up a notch or two.
     
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  2. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    change the email address and phone #s so the bots don't get them... otherwise reptastic
     
  3. White_Rabbit

    White_Rabbit Club Member Club Member

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    Nice work, way to find an answer to the problem rather than just complain about the problem and not try to help find the answer.
     
  4. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    If this were moved to the Pub or Barzil, would that keep the bots at bay?
     
  5. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Barzil, yes, since it's a Club Members only board. This belongs here.

    While I usually am in support of modifying contact info to reduce spambots, I don't know that I care enough about the recipients to give a **** at the moment.
     
  6. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    wow, bb. It's really gotten to ya, huh? Oh well, I guess the regents et al could use a few messages about time-shares and penjis enlargement. Can't hurt.
     
  7. SanDiegoBuff

    SanDiegoBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Regents are elected officials. As such, regardless of when they come up for election, they should be able to be recalled, no?
     
  8. PhillyBuff

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    former Regent Cindy Carlise doesn't need one anymore...
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The Rivals board had a great post this morning about Tom Lucero. Lucero has announced that he is vacating his spot on the Board of Regents (Hooray!) and is running for Congress in the 4th district. Vote against this guy.

    Here's the Rivals post from Buff21:

    After seeing the regents thread I've been doing some internet digging trying to come up with things that might suggest which regents are supportive of athletics and which ones may not be as well as any info about candidates in 2010. I stumbled across the old Daily Camera article "Regents likely to support buyout if CU fires Hawkins." Something struck me as awfully interesting:

    On November 21, 2009 Tom Lucero made this comment to the Daily Camera:

    "I`m a huge fan of Dan Hawkins and I am of the opinion that the guy needs at least one more year. Plain and simple," Lucero said.

    Here's a tidbit from Tom Lucero's Bio:

    An experienced businessman, Lucero built up a chain of pizza franchises in northern Colorado, and later sold them to devote his time to supporting higher education causes.

    Here is something I posted that Hawkins said at the Nebraska Luncheon on November 23, 2009:

    One guy asked a question about other than another solid recruiting class and more experience what does this program need to get things going in the right direction. Hawkins used an analogy that if you are going to open a pizza shop you aren't going to be successful by just out spending Domino's. He said that you start by locking down one neighborhood with a quality product and then move on form there. He related that to how we don't want to get into a sword fight with a program like Oklahoma State because we won't win. He said we have to be creative and get there by doing it a different way.

    Coincidence? Or has Hawkins been conjuring up support from this regent? Awfully weird that the one regent who is 100% in Hawkins' corner and makes it sound like it would be foolish to fire him started a chain of pizza franchises and the one analogy Hawkins decided to use in explaining what the CU AD needs to do was about starting up pizza franchises.

    Conspiracy theory, I know, just thought it was very strange.
     
  10. The Guest

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    I find the conspiracy aspect of the post more compelling when I consider that TBD is also in the pizza business. Pull the string, and see where it leads...
     
  11. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    you a hand model?

    [video=youtube;9SKrGSW_zqU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SKrGSW_zqU[/video]
     
  12. The Guest

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    No, but sometimes I sit around and imagine the things I'd do to Tea Leoni, given the opportunity.
     
  13. BehindEnemyLines

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    So, you do pull the string.....
     
  14. Bolond

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    It would also be nice if someone could find which businesses in Colorado that these guys have interests in, and begin to boycott their products/services.
     
  15. Junction

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    Don't know about the rest, but Bishop is retired and apparently Lucero sold out his pizza business. Don't know if there is anything to boycott with either of them. Bosley is a banker in Boulder, but don't remember which bank... :huh:
     
  16. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    Before anybody goes off half-cocked, you might want to try and find out whether there are regents who are pro-FB before you start a boycott/unseat the regent campaign.
     
  17. LaserDeathHawk

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    Any benefit to an online petition so we can put a number to those of us that plan to a) vote these people out b) withhold financial support from the university ( not the same as the AD) until the situation is remedied?
     
  18. SINKRATZ

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    Isn't Neguse a twenty-something year old kid who just graduated from CU? Someone should invite that guy for a beer at the Sink and get in his ear. Hell, he lives in an apartment on the hill.
     
  19. Sportsfan101

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    I think an online petition is a good idea. Anything we can do to voice our discontent with the status quo should be pushed.
     
  20. sackman

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    Bosley retired several years ago. He started the Bank of Boulder, and sold out to First National Bank of Omaha about 10 years ago.

    Lucero ran a chain of Nick N Willies if memory serves correctly. He's concentrating on running for congress next year. These are the two members of the board of regents that I have personally met. I actually know Steve Bosley pretty well, I went to school with his kids. His daughter was in my class at BHS.
     
  21. wsp4820

    wsp4820 Sally Club Member Junta Member

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    He graduated from CU Law last year. He's a lawyer at Holland and Hart. Super sharp dude.
     
  22. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    AllBuffs needs to put together a couple candidates and get them elected to the Board. That'll show those ****ers the power of interweb scum!
     
  23. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Nominate me!
     
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    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    So is Michael Carrigan...
     
  26. MiamiBuffs

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    I say f-uck the bots. And I just rickrolled 3 or 4 of the Regents. :smile2:
     

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