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Buechner Institute Board Member Bios

Mary Lee Beauregard  

Mary Lee Beauregard Mary Lee Beauregard has served as a trustee of the CU Foundation since 2000 and as a director since 2002. She was director of Public Affairs for CU from 1987-92 and for five years after that worked at the Health Sciences Center as special assistant to the chancellor.

Elaine Gantz Berman  

Elaine Gantz Berman Elaine Gantz Berman, representing Colorado Congressional District 1, was appointed to the Colorado State Board of Education in January 2007 and was elected to a six-year term in November 2008. Berman has dedicated her professional work and community service to improving the lives of Colorado';s children.


John Buechner Dr. John C. Buechner served as the University of Colorado's 18th president from November 1995 to May 2000. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver campus (1988-95), having spent more than 34 years in the University of Colorado system.


Linda Bunnell Linda Bunnell served the College Board as Senior Vice President for Higher Education in 2001 and 2002. In this position she was responsible for $170 million in revenue of the $320 million not-for-profit organization whose products and services include the SAT and other examinations used throughout the world.

Marsha Dawe  

Marsha Dawe Marsha earned her BA at CU Boulder 1965 and MBA at Pepperdine University in California in 1987. After 40+ years of professional experience in human resources and higher education fundraising, Marsha retired in July 2010. She devoted 23 years to higher education fundraising at the University of Colorado Foundation, and previously at the University of Denver, Stanford and Caltech.

Terry Minger  

Terry Minger Terry Minger is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Piton Foundation in Denver, Colorado. Prior to his recent appointment as Piton CEO, he served as Chairman of the Piton Foundation Board.

Bob Roby  

Bob Roby Bob is Director of Organization Development at Saunders Construction and has been a construction project manager/owner’s representative. He has over 20+ years of senior management experience in the public sector including, budget director, executive director for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, acting city manager, deputy city manager for the city of Arvada, Colorado.

Jamie Van Leeuwen  

Jamie Van Leeuwen Jamie Van Leeuwen currently works as a Senior Policy Advisor for Colorado’s Governor, John Hickenlooper. Prior to this appointment, Jamie was the Policy Director for the Hickenlooper for Colorado gubernatorial campaign. In 2006, Jamie was appointed by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper to head up Denver’s Road Home, the city’s Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.
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