GOV. RITTER NAMES NEW UNC BOARD MEMBERS

GOV. RITTER NAMES NEW UNC BOARD MEMBERS

 

Gov. Bill Ritter today named two new and three returning members to the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees.

          

The two new nominees are Richard James “Jim” Chavez of Highlands Ranch and Richard S. Gast of Timnath, both for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2011.

 

Chavez, 43, has served as executive director of the Latin American Educational Foundation in Denver since June 2003. He also is a broker/owner of a Metro Brokers real estate brokerage. Chavez earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University in 1987.

 

Gast, 51, is a named partner with the Fort Collins law firm of Myatt Brandes and Gast, with an emphasis in real estate, business, banking and estate planning. He served on the Legacy Land Trust Board of Directors from 2001 to 2005.Gast earned his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1978 and his law degree from the University of Colorado College of Law in 1981.

 

The three members nominated to second terms are Jerry L. Morgensen of Greeley, Darlene J. LeDoux ofLakewood and Carlotta LaNier of Englewood, all for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2011.

 

All five of the nominations to the nine-member board require Senate confirmation.