Reimer appointed to higher ed board
Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed Grand Junction hotelier Kevin Reimer to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
The appointment, if confirmed by the Colorado Senate, will place Reimer on the commission through July 1, 2015. The 11-member board sets policies, approves degree programs, and reviews data for state-funded Colorado institutions of higher education. The board generally meets once a month at locations throughout the state.
Reimer will replace Grand Junction attorney Larry Beckner, who resigned after serving on the commission from November 2007 through December 2012. The commission seat is reserved for a member who lives west of the Continental Divide.
Reimer and his brother, Steve, run Springhill Suites by Marriott, Fairfield Inn and Hampton Inn hotels, all located in the 200 block of Main Street.