"Hi, I’m Lesley Smith and I’m running for CU Regent to fight for a fair chance for all students."

WE NEED YOU to support this woman scientist for CU Regent!

As a retired career scientist and educator, an eight year local school board veteran, and the first woman aquanaut to live and work in the Aquarius underwater research lab, Lesley is exceptionally qualified to take on the challenges facing Colorado’s flagship university system. She will:
  • ensure that CU offers students an excellent, relevant education that equips them with the critical thinking skills to be workforce-ready,

  • work hard to attract strong funding for a strong CU system and

  • fight for affordable, accessible pathways to success.


P.S. Why does it matter? By the numbers:

6 to 3. As the Daily Camera stated last year, “The regents have taken up such politically charged topics such as guns, the environment, fossil fuels, diversity, discrimination against Republicans at CU and others. They voted in 2008 to hire Bruce Benson, the 1994 Republican nominee for governor, on a 6-3 party-line vote.”

9. The 9 members on the Board of Regents set policy for the entire CU system, hire the President, approve the budget and set tuition rates.

40. The CU Board of Regents has been Republican controlled for nearly 40 years.

12,000,000,000. CU is the 3rd largest employer in Colorado, pumping $12 billion into our state annually.

Learn more about Lesley on her bio page. You will see why we need to support this woman scientist for CU Regent At-Large. We need you to donate and volunteer to help Lesley win and keep this seat blue!