John has been an active Golden resident for over 40 years and has served on the Foundation’s Board in various roles since 2006. He served as the Colorado School of Mines’ 15th President, as well as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Department Head of the Physics Department, and a Professor of Physics. John currently serves as President for the Red Rocks Community College Foundation and on the boards for the Foundation for the Colorado Community College System, the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology and WorldDenver. In addition, he serves on committees for several local schools and Colorado non-profit organizations.