CEC Governing Board Members

Laura Calhoun

President, Colorado Springs

Laura Calhoun is the President of the CEC Governing Board, on which she has served as a Colorado Springs Early College (CSEC) representative since 2007. Laura served as the Secretary of the Governing Board before being elected President in January 2018 and is elected to serve until 2022. Laura’s daughter was a part of the first graduating class that started as a freshman and graduated with her associate’s degree. Laura brings to the board over 30 years of customer service experience, 15 years of administration experience, and over 15 years of experience developing and training leaders. Laura has an extensive background of involvement in reaching out to the minority community of Colorado Springs. She is the founder and Senior Pastor of Restored Life Church and Restored Life Family Resource Center. Laura graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Sociology.

Terry McDonald

Vice-President, Douglas County

Terry McDonald is the Vice President of the Governing Board and has been a CEC Parker (CECP) representative on the Board since 2015, elected to serve until 2022. Terry, and his wife Colleen, enrolled their son at CECP after hearing about its success through community connections. Terry and his family witnessed first-hand the educational impact and opportunity CEC provides students as their son graduated high school not only with a high school diploma, but also with an associate degree. Terry is a customer experience specialist, technology sales executive, and leader of Telus International contact center practice.

Arthur Cyphers

Treasurer, Colorado Springs

Art has served on the CEC Governing Board as Board Treasurer since July 2015 and is elected to serve until 2021. He has served on the CEC Building Corporation Board in various roles since January 2012. Art is also a retired Navy Flight Officer and served 23 years on active duty and in the Navy Reserve. His years of travel for business, Navy, and ministry to more than 40 countries have given him a broad worldview and sensitivity to other cultures. Art brings more than 30 years of business experience to the governing board.

Jessie Mathis

Director, Colorado Springs

Jessie joined the CEC Governing Board in 2019 and is elected to serve to 2021. Jessie was an active member of the Colorado Early Colleges Colorado Springs School Accountability Committee, and was appointed to the CECFC Building Corp. Currently, Jessie is President of the CEC Building Corporation. Jessie has a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology and has worked for Fincor Electronics and Digital Equipment Corporation. Jessie currently works at the United States Air Force Academy.

Larry Mohr

Director, Fort Collins

Larry joined the CEC Governing Board in April 2021 and is elected to serve to 2024. Larry is the owner of Commit2Grow, a business that implements strategies to increase revenue for their clients.  Larry brings over 25 years of extensive experience in marketing, sales, and business development specializing in government contracts.  He has been a key aspect of growth and marketing strategies that drive sales and increase customers.  Within sales management, Larry has designed and created customer relations management software to track and measure new market segments and revenue growth.  Larry has also planned and executed all areas associated with starting up businesses.   He also worked for Avalis Wayfinding Solutions, Lighthouse Ready, Front Range Internet, and Renfrow Bothers where his role was management and in some cases on the executive team.

Governing Board Meetings Schedule

This calendar is subject to change. Please check the CEC Live Calendar for meeting location and time.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
– Virtual Via Teams @ 7:30 a.m.
August 2022 Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
August 2022 Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, August 19, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
August 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
August 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 16, 2022 – CEC Colorado Springs OR Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
September 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
September 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 14, 2022 – CEC Fort Collins OR Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
October 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
October 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, November 18, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
November 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
November 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday December 16, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
December 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
December 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 20, 2023 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
January 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
January 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Saturday, February 11, 2023 – CEC Inverness
Retreat @ 8:30 a.m.
Board Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.
February 2023 CEC Governing Board Retreat Agenda
February 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
February 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, March 10, 2023 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
March 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
March 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 21, 2023 – CEC Parker OR Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
April 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
April 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 12, 2023 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
May 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
May 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 21, 2023 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
July 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
July 2023 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Governing Board Meetings Archive

Friday, August 20, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs Middle School @ 1:30 p.m.
August 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
August 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 17, 2021 – CEC Inverness @ 3:30 p.m.
September 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
September 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 15, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs @ 3:30 p.m.
October 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
October 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, November 19, 2021 – CEC Aurora @ 1:30 p.m.
November 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
November 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday December 10, 2021 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
December 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
December 2021 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 21, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
January 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
January 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Saturday, February 19, 2022 – CEC Inverness
Retreat @ 8 a.m.
Board Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.
February 2022 CEC Governing Board Retreat Agenda
February 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
February 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, March 11, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
March 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
March 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 8, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
April 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
April 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Thursday, April 14, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 5:30 p.m.
April Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
April Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 3, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 5:30 p.m.
May Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
May Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes
This meeting will not be open to the public

Friday, May 13, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
May 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
May 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
May Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
May Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 7:30 a.m.
June Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
June Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 22, 2022 – Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
July 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
July 2022 CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, August 21, 2020 – CEC Aurora @ 1:30 p.m.
August CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
August CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, September 18, 2020 – CEC Castle Rock or Virtual Via Teams @ 1:30 p.m.
September CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
September CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, October 16, 2020 – Virtual Via Microsoft Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
October CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
October CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, November 20, 2020 – CEC Inverness or Virtual Via Teams @ 1:30 p.m.
November CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
November CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday December 11, 2020 – CEC Colorado Springs or Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
December CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
December CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 15, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs or Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
January CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
January CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Virtual Via Teams @ 7:30 a.m.
January Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
January Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Virtual Via Teams @ 8:00 a.m.
February Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
February Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Saturday, February 20, 2021 – CEC Governing Board Retreat and Meeting CEC Inverness @ 3:30 p.m.
February CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
February CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, March 26, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs or Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
March CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
March CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 16, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs @ 3:30 p.m.
April CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
April CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 14, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs or Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
May CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
May CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Thursday, June 10, 2021 – Virtual Via Teams @ 7:30 a.m.
June Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
June Special CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

Friday, July 16, 2021 – CEC Colorado Springs or Virtual Via Teams @ 3:30 p.m.
July CEC Governing Board Meeting Agenda
July CEC Governing Board Meeting Minutes

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