Letters to the Editor

LETTER: CU Board of Regents

Dear Editor,

The blog entry in the April 13 Gossip section regarding the CU Board of Regents was inaccurate. To clarify, while the regents can receive legal advice in executive session, neither the administration nor the regents can put forward proposals “behind closed doors in an executive session” to change or modify university policy.

Any modifications to CU’s weapons policy, like modification to any policy the CU Board of Regents enacts, must happen in open public session.

Ken McConnellogue
Vice President for Communication
University of Colorado

EDITOR’S NOTE:
We appreciate Mr. McConnellogue’s response to the item about the CU Regents in last week’s issue.

Colorado’s strict Open Meetings law allows government bodies to receive legal advice on policy matters in closed executive sessions, though the law also requires that the public be adequately notified about topics set for discussion in executive sessions. We stand by our story.