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. **************** 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.