Lifetime Achievement

Gov. Roy Romer

Former Governor of Colorado and Co-Founder

Western Governors University

Romer was elected 39th Governor of Colorado in 1986 and served three terms. As governor, he helped lead the creation of Western Governors University in 1997. Throughout his public service he served as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, chair of National Governors Association 1992-1993, and chair of the Education Commission of the States 1994-1995.