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Strategic Issues Program

Colorado State Capitol

Higher Education

Panel Members

Each year the University of Denver convenes a non-partisan panel of citizens to examine an issue of particular importance to the people of Colorado. These panels, called Strategic Issues Panels, are "blue ribbon panels" in every sense of the word.

Typically, they are composed of 15-20 accomplished citizens from various walks of life, selected on the basis of their personal experience, judgment, and openness to a variety of ideas and perspectives. Panel members bring a wealth of experience to the process.

The distinguished members of the 2013-2014 Panel on the Future of Higher Education are:

Floyd Ciruli – Founder, Ciruli Associates
Lynn Gangone – Dean, The Women's College
Francisco Garcia – Trustee; Managing Partner, Garcia International
Peter Gilbertson – Trustee; Chairman, President and CEO, Anacostia & Pacific Company, Inc.
Jim Griesemer – Trustee; Professor and Dean Emeritus; Director, Strategic Issues Program, University of Denver
Steve Halstedt – Managing Director, Centennial Ventures
Gail Klapper – Member/Director, Colorado Forum
Andrei Kutateladze – Professor and Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Denver
Gregg Kvistad – Professor and Provost, University of Denver
Scott Leutenegger – Professor, School of Engineering and Computer Science and President Faculty Senate, University of Denver
Greg Moore – Editor, The Denver Post
Kay Norton – President, University of Northern Colorado
Denise O'Leary – Trustee; Private Investor; Director, Calpine Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., and US Airways, Inc.
Ron Rizzuto – Professor, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
Susan Schulten - Professor and Chair, History Department, University of Denver
Doug Scrivner – Trustee; Retired General Counsel, Accenture
Cappy Shopneck – Trustee; Principal, South Woods Financial LLC
David Thomson – Professor and Director, Lawyering Process, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver
Clara Villarosa – Trustee; Business Coach and Author; Founder and Former Owner, The Hue-Man Experience New York
Tom Willoughby – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment, University of Denver
Craig Woody – Vice Chancellor for Business and Financial Affairs, University of Denver