Guv picks Yale grad for trustee at CMU


An Englewood woman who holds a law degree and bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University will replace the last charter member of the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees.

Margot Pinto was appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to replace Lena Elliott, who chaired the trustees after the institution, then Mesa State College, became independent from similar institutions around the state.

Pinto is a longtime advocate for education, both public and private. She is a parent coordinator for “Breakthough Kent Denver,” a program in which Denver Public Schools students can attend Denver Kent School tuition-free. She also serves on the board of the Denver Public Schools Foundation.

Pinto’s involvement with education “will be an invaluable asset for us,” CMU President Tim Foster said. “Her focus on providing opportunity and support for children with limited resources and young adults who are the first in their families to attend college will fit well with the CMU trustees and the university.”

Pinto’s term will expire Dec. 31, 2016.

Hickenlooper also reappointed Douglas Price to CMU’s board of trustees, as announced Monday.


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