Four appointed to Colorado Mesa University board

Tilman “Tillie” Bishop, a former state legislator and Mesa County commissioner, is expected to continue his long career in public service as a member of the Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees.

A Republican from Grand Junction, Bishop was among four appointments to the board announced by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Bishop was appointed to succeed Margo Pinto, who resigned from the board, for a term running through 2016.

Bishop served for 28 years in the Colorado Legislature, the fourth-longest tenure in state history. He also served four years as a Mesa County Commissioner and was elected to the University of Colorado Board of Regents.

In addition, Bishop taught in Colorado public schools for seven years and served as an administrator at Colorado Mesa University for 31 years.

Dan Robinson, a Grand Junction attorney and Democrat, and Bob Wilson, a retired accounting professional and Republican from Grand Junction, were reappointed to the CMU board to serve terms that run through 2017. Ray Martinez, a former Fort Collins mayor and Republican, was appointed to a term running through 2017.

The appointments must be confirmed by the Colorado Senate.