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Metro State Foundation names new board members

Posted: September 10, 2008

Denver – Metropolitan State College of Denver President Stephen Jordan and Metro State Foundation Board Chair, Raymond Sutton, Jr. have announced the election of six prominent community and business leaders to the Metro State Foundation Board for the 2008 academic year.

The new directors are: Michael Benson, senior vice president, business affairs and treasurer for Kroenke Sports; Jerome Davis, area manager, community and local government affairs for Xcel Energy; Evi Makovsky, adjunct professor at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and the University of Denver, and former assistant Colorado attorney general and Denver senior city attorney; Carolynne C. White, a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; and Jim Garrison, business manager of Rocky Mountain Microfilm and Imaging, Inc. Garrison also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. Diedra Garcia, president and CEO of DRG Construction Corp., who was recently appointed manager of the City and County of Denver’s Department of General Services by Mayor John Hickenlooper on Sept. 8. She starts Nov. 2.

The Metropolitan State College of Denver Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit, direct-support organization that receives, invests and administers private support for the College.


Metro State is a fully accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,000 students. It has the second-largest undergraduate enrollment in Colorado and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 62,000 alumni, 90 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at