Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia Receives Friend of Higher Education Award
Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia was given the Colorado Conference’s 2013 Friend of Higher Education Award on Thursday, September 19 in a brief ceremony at his office in the state capitol. Conference Co-Presidents Steve Mumme and Jonathan Rees attended, along with Executive Committee members Suzanne Hudson and Caprice Lawless. The Friend of Higher Education Award honors Colorado legislators who distinguish themselves as supporters of higher education in the state. Mr. Garcia is the first non-legislator to win the award. He is the former president of CSU-Pueblo and Pikes Peak Community College.
“Joe has been a crucial voice in explaining the importance of effective universities to the future of Colorado”, said Jonathan Rees. “We are grateful for the priorities and experiuence that Joe brings to the table as the legislature and the [Governor] Hickenlooper administration craft budgetary solutions for Colorado’s public colleges and universities.”
The full press release is here.