Interim CU President

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University of Colorado regents Friday voted unanimously to offer former US Senator Hank Brown the presidency of the state's flagship university beginning August first.

His term as president would end when the regents find and appoint a permanent president to replace Elizabeth Hoffman.

The regents say they'll make a formal offer to Brown after a two-week waiting period.

Brown, who also had been president of the University of Northern Colorado before leaving to head up the Daniels Fund philanthropy, says as CU president, he believes essential elements to focus on will be openness and accountability.

If he accepts the formal offer, he'd be the first former student body president at CU to be named the university's president.

Regents took the vote at a special meeting at C-U's Fitzsimons campus in Aurora.