The University of Colorado regents voted on Wednesday to censure Republican board member Glen Gallegos over behavior toward colleagues that they deemed “derogatory, disrespectful and, at times, perceived as threatening.”
All board members, including Gallegos himself, voted to approve the censorship. The action bars Gallegos from being elected to leadership positions on the board, serving on its subcommittees, and removing other privileges, such as free admission to college athletic events.
The official resolution said Gallegos, who represents Grand Junction, engaged in inappropriate behavior with “college employees, fellow regents and others” in public and private communications.
“The Board of Regents has high expectations for how our students, faculty and staff conduct and engage with one another, and policies and practices that embody those expectations. It is important that council members exemplify what we expect of other members of the university community,” council chair Lesley Smith said in a statement.
Gallegos, a former educator, was first elected to the Board of Regents in 2012. The censure does not affect his standing on the board itself, and he will be allowed to see out the remainder of his six-year term. , which ends in 2025. Gallegos did not respond to CPR News’ request for comment, but he told the Denver Post that he plans to continue in his role.
UC Regents oversee the four campuses of the University System. Members are elected by voters.