Rogers and Wright to be confirmed as ASU Trustees


San Luis Valley natives Kathleen Rogers and Randy Wright will be confirmed as trustees for Adams State University at a Feb. 13 hearing before the Colorado Senate Education Committee, in Denver. Both will serve three-year terms concluding in 2017.

"As long time members of the Alamosa and San Luis Valley community, both Ms, Rogers and Mr. Wright will bring valuable knowledge and unique skills to the Trustees. I look forward to working with them," said Dr. David Svaldi, Adams State president.

Rogers is Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Patient Relations at San Luis Valley Health. Her diverse background includes nursing, business, bereavement facilitation, law enforcement victim services, and municipal government. She recently completed twelve years in municipal government, serving first as an Alamosa city council member and, most recently, as the first female Mayor for the city. She continues to be involved in the community and state by serving on various boards and committees, including the Regional Council of the El Pomar Foundation; 12th Judicial District Victims Compensation Board; the Rio Grande Savings and Loan Association, of which she is vice-chairman; and the Trinidad State Junior College Advisory Committee, among others.

"I'm honored to have been appointed to Adams State's Board of Trustees. ASU is a critical component to the San Luis Valley's livelihood. The Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff have done an amazing job moving ASU forward. I am proud to be part of that continuum," Rogers said.

Wright, a 1984 Adams State alumnus, is Executive Director of the Alamosa County Economic Development Corporation and Director of the Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce. He previously was general manager of Stop 'n Shop convenience stores in Alamosa, and later, a sales representative for KSPK radio. Wright is also currently secretary of the Forbes Wagon Creek Land Owners Association Board of Directors. He enjoys photography, hunting, and fishing, and has served on the boards of Ducks Unlimited, Colorado Guides and Outfitters (local chapter), and the Colorado Bowhunter's Association. He has been a member of the NRA and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, as well.

"I'm the second of three generations of Adams State graduates. Adams State has been good to us, as it has to many San Luis Valley families. I'm looking forward to doing my part to make sure that tradition continues for a long time," Wright said.