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LETTER: Glen Gallegos would make a fine CU Regent

Short, sweet and to the point: This community, our community must, in my clear view, elect Glen Gallegos to the CU Board of Regents. Our dedicated and well informed current CU Regent, Tillie Bishop, is retiring his board tenure this year. An exceptionally well qualified Glen Gallegos has Tillie's full endorsement.

Glen has more than 30 years in education at all levels. Beginning as a school teacher he climbed up the education ladder to become Assistant Superintendent of Schools for Mesa Valley School District 51, and then, became a trustee at Mesa State College, now CMU.

And Glen is also a successful businessman; he knows well how to successfully manage educational operating budgets during hard economic times. In these economic times we, and CU, need this "know how."

As a MSC trustee, Glen was exceptionally instrumental in bringing about the "Academic Alliance" between MSC and CU to found and establish an Accredited Mechanical Engineering Program, to be totally taught in Grand Junction, with our local graduates being granted a CU engineering degree.

After only the first four years, we have nine local graduates that have earned CU degrees in Engineering. With Glen, as our next CU Regent, we can maintain our direct connection with CU to continue to grow our CMU-CU Engineering Program.

S. John Archuleta, P.E., retired


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