Ritter appoints Vallejo to Mines Board of Trustees, reappoints Truly
GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 30, 2010 – Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has appointed Mines graduate Frances M. Vallejo to the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees.
Vallejo fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Terry Fox, who was recently appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Vallejo’s term will expire Dec. 31, 2012.
The governor also re-appointed Admiral Richard H. Truly to a term expiring Dec. 31, 2014. Appointments to the eight-member board require Senate confirmation.
Vallejo, a Colorado native from Pueblo who currently lives in Texas, is vice president and treasurer of ConocoPhillips. She graduated from Mines in 1987 with a B.S. in engineering mathematics. While at Mines, Vallejo received the Engineer’s Days engineer award for the mathematics department and was named the “Outstanding Senior” for the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs.
Some of her honors include the “Women Worth Watching in 2011” award from Profiles in Diversity Journal, “Female Senior Executive of the Year” in 2009 by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and an induction into the Pueblo, Colorado South High School Hall of Fame. She participates in Teach for America as a member of the Houston Regional Board of Directors.
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