Board Members & Meetings

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Board is comprised of the members of the Colorado Workforce Development Council Executive Committee along with three additional appointees who represent the different types of public Higher Education Institutions in the state.

Appointed board members are familiar with the various approaches to student success, academic persistence, and workforce development best practices that, when coupled with tuition assistance programs, ensure students succeed in their post-secondary careers. They are advocates for the program and assist with fundraising and community outreach.

Commissioner Katy Anthes
Colorado Department of Education
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Danielle Kirkpatrick
DoubleTree by Hilton

Joe Barela
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

Betsy Markey
Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Dr. Ryan Barone*
Colorado State University

Teina McConnell*
Pickens Technical College

cory Kevin Cory
Nobel Casing, Inc.

Lisanne McNew
McNew & Associates

Chairman Tim Fry**
Mountain Racing Products

Dr. Angie Paccione
Colorado Department of Higher Education


Chancellor Joe Garcia
Colorado Community College System

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Amanda DeLaRosa

Lumina Foundation

Noel Ginsburg
CareerWise Colorado & Intertech Plastics
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Lisa Taylor
Immigrant & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado


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Lawrence Wagner

Spark Mindset, Inc.



*Appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper pursuant to HB 14-1384 

** Colorado Workforce Development Council Chair

Board Agendas