Brian HeubergerBrian HeubergerJanuary 12, 201721min549

Having won a hard-fought 2016 Democratic primary race for the open seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents and then cruising uncontested in the general election, 1st Congressional District Regent Jack Kroll, D-Denver, says he is ready to fight the important battles facing the university. Not long before his, 4th Congressional District Regent Sue Sharkey and At-Large Regent Heidi Ganahl's swearing-in on Jan. 6, Kroll spoke to The Colorado Statesman about his vision for CU and the many issues that are currently challenging the state's higher education system. As is so often the starting point in conversations about higher education in Colorado, Kroll discussed the public funding dilemma.


Jennifer KernsJennifer KernsApril 8, 20166min422

The year was 1979. The Eagles' top song "The Long Run" was a hit on the radio. The Denver Broncos finished second in the AFC West Championship under coach Red Miller. And it was the last year that Democrats held a majority on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The Eagles were right: it has been a long run indeed for Republicans. Fast forward 37 years to a high-profile 2016 election year filled with wall-to-wall coverage of presidential candidates. During such a busy year, an election for the CU Board of Regents would seem almost an afterthought. But among the down-ballot races in Colorado this year, the real sleeper race may be the statewide, "At-Large" open seat on the Board of Regents that could flip the political power of the nine-member panel that oversees 61,000 students, four college campuses and a $3.5 billion university system budget