Colorado State University System Announces New Board of Governors President, Vice President

Colorado State University System officials announced this week that Don Hamstra of Brighton will serve as president and Jeff Shoemaker of Denver will serve as vice president of the Board of Governors of the university system.

Hamstra and Shoemaker were elected to the two-year terms by a unanimous vote of the board at its meeting in Fort Collins this week. The board has nine voting members and oversees Colorado State University and the University of Southern Colorado, which will become Colorado State University Pueblo July 1.

Hamstra, former mayor of Brighton, had served as vice president of the board and takes over as president for Reginald Washington, whose term as president expired but who will continue to serve on the board. Hamstra is a health care administrator for the Brighton Medical Group and a certified public accountant. He graduated from Andrews University, in Michigan, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Shoemaker, a former state legislator, is the executive director of the Greenway Foundation in Denver. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado–Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in music and music education.