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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on Feb. 9, 2008, in response to the Camera’s question: Should Bruce Benson have been named the sole finalist for the CU presidency?

Parents send their children off to the University of Colorado to get a world-class education in so many fields, no president should be expected to understand them all no matter the level of academic achievement. Though Bruce Benson, the sole finalist to be the university’s next president, has earned a bachelor’s degree only, that hasn’t held him back.

He has a passion for supporting education. The list is long, including serving as co-chairman of an education reform panel, P-20, at Governor Ritter’s appointment. He also sought a better financial and accountability structure for state-funded colleges and universities as chairman of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

For those who question how much Benson cares about education based on his degree, consider how much you value your doctor’s education but haven’t pursued the same.

Despite the trend in which university presidents lack high academic degrees, my biggest concern is the process in which Benson became the sole finalist rather than one of three. Still, Benson could be very good for CU as its new president.

*This title not part of the original Camera publication.

Source: Daily Camera

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