April 15, 2005
Hank Brown took over CU’s top post on August 1, and will serve until a permanent president is appointed by the Board of Regents at the conclusion of the search process, which is in progress. As president and CEO of the Daniels Fund, Brown presided over the billion dollar foundation left by the late cable entrepreneur, Bill Daniels.Prior to his employment with the Daniels Fund in July 2002, Brown served as the 11th President of the University of Northern Colorado. Brown has held tenured faculty positions at both the University of Denver and the University of Northern Colorado. Before becoming UNC’s President, he served Colorado in the United States Senate and five consecutive terms in the U.S. House representing Colorado’s 4th Congressional District. He also served in the Colorado Senate from 1972-76. Brown was elected and re-elected to the House of Representatives by margins ranging from 69 percent to 74 percent, the highest in the history of the District. He was elected to the U.S. Senate by a 13 percent victory margin.Brown was a Vice President of Monfort of Colorado from 1969 to 1980. He is both an attorney and a C.P.A. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado in 1961 and served as CU’s Student Body President. He earned a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 1969. While in Washington, Brown earned a Master of Law Degree in 1986 from George Washington University. In 1988, he passed the exam to become a certified public accountant.Brown served in the U.S. Navy from 1962-66. He volunteered for service in Viet Nam and was decorated for his combat service as a forward air controller. The Colorado native and his wife Nan live in Denver. They have three adult children, Harry, Christy, and Lori; and two grandchildren, Lilly and Hank.