Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors believes that bold change requires innovative thinking.




The CEI Board of Directors plays an active role in setting the strategic direction of the organization and maintaining strong oversight to ensure that we protect our position as honest brokers serving students in Colorado. The members of our board are big thinkers, visionaries, policy experts, educators and entrepreneurs. We are fortunate to have this depth of knowledge and diversity of experience lending oversight and expertise to CEI.

Our Board Members

Meera Mani, Ed.D., Chair The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Lindsey Padrino, Vice Chair Skillsoft

Sarah Kendall Hughes, Secretary Colorado Commission on Higher Education

Graham Forman, Treasurer Edovate Capital

Richard Alper Confluence Collaboration

Elaine Gantz Berman Community Leader

Marielena DeSanctis, Ph.D. Community College of Denver

TeRay Esquibel Ednium

Renny Fagan Community Leader

Michael Gersack Xcel Energy

Jerrold Glick Columbia Group, LLLP

Bruce Hoyt indieDwell

George Sparks,  Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Susana Córdova (Ex Officio) Colorado Department of Education