Dennis Flores and Penfield Tate to Serve on CSU System Board of Governors

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The Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System is pleased to announce the Colorado State Senate today confirmed Dennis E. Flores and Penfield W. Tate, III to serve as members of the board. Flores and Tate were appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper earlier this month, and were unanimously supported by the State Senate Education Committee to serve the CSU System in this capacity.

“Dennis Flores and Penfield Tate will bring tremendous experience in business, government and civic engagement to our board,” said Patrick McConathy, chair of the board. “They are highly respected alumni and are leaders in their communities.”

Flores is from Pueblo and will serve a four year term to expire Dec. 31, 2014. Flores graduated from the University of Southern Colorado, which is now Colorado State University-Pueblo. He is an insurance executive and a member and the current treasurer of the Latino Chamber Development Corporation, where he also served as the past chairman. Flores also is an advisory board member of U.S. Bank-Pueblo and serves on the president’s advisory council for CSU-Pueblo. He also served two (four-year) terms in the Pueblo School District.

Tate is from Denver and will serve a four year term to expire Dec. 31, 2014. Tate is an alumnus of Colorado State University. He is a shareholder of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where he has practiced law since 2007. Tate specializes in public finance, American Indian law, environmental, public-private partnerships, municipal securities, transportation and corporate law. He served as a State Senator and State Representative. As a State Senator, he was a member of the Joint Budget Committee and co-chair of Senate Appropriations. He is a member of the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Board of Governors of the Colorado State University System
The Colorado State University System Board of Governors voting members are appointed by the Governor, and confirmed by the State Senate, to serve up to two consecutive four-year terms. The board consists of nine voting members representing diverse backgrounds reflective of Colorado. These nine members each dedicate and volunteer their time to ensure effective management, accountability and responsible leadership of all the CSU System campuses – Fort Collins, Pueblo and the online Global Campus.