Mines Board of Trustees elects chairman

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Mines Board of Trustees elects chairman

GOLDEN, Colo., June 17, 2008 – The Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees recently elected trustee Michael Nyikos to serve as chairman of the board through Dec. 31, 2010.

Nyikos initially was appointed to Board of Trustees in 2002 and was reappointed in 2006. He previously served as vice president and president of the Board.

He is a consultant to public agencies and private business in legislative affairs, education, human resources, and management, and has served as a congressional campaign consultant. Previously, Nyikos served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., Vice President of Student Affairs and External Relations at Colorado School of Mines and the Dean of Student Affairs at Ft. Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

A graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, he also holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where he also served as assistant director of student services.

The board also elected trustees L. Roger Hutson '82 as vice chairman and Terrance G. Tschatschula as secretary.

Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu.


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