The University of Colorado recognizes 2021 Regent Award recipients

In an October 19th ceremony, the CU community honored the four recipients of the 2021 Regent Awards. The awards include honorary degrees, a university medal and a distinguished service award for some of the greatest contributors to CU, the state and the nation. This marks the second time the award recipients were honored in a ceremony other than the annual university spring commencement ceremony.

Given since 1882 and approved by the University of Colorado Board of Regents, the Regent Awards include:

  • Honorary degrees for outstanding achievement in intellectual contributions, university service, philanthropy and/or public service.
  • University medals for those persons whose achievements and contributions are particularly associated with the university.
  • Distinguished service awards for those whose achievements and contributions are particularly associated with the state and/or the nation.

The 2021 Regent Award recipients are Ceal Barry (honorary degree); Cleo Parker Robinson (honorary degree); Rebecca Roser (university medal); and Charles Sisk (distinguished service award).

Charles Sisk

Distinguished Service Award

Chuck Sisk has had a remarkable career in service to the state of Colorado as a deputy district attorney in Boulder County in the 1970s, longtime Louisville council member, and mayor of Louisville (2003–11). He has been a pivotal voice on important issues, including open space;  economic development and transportation; and library, recreation and senior services.

In addition, he served on the board of directors for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) and was chair during completion of Denver’s Union Square renovation, resulting in a major expansion of regional transit services.

For 20 years, Sisk served as a college football referee for the Mountain West Athletic Conference, where he contributed to the standards of fair play and sportsmanship. In this role he forged friendships with players, coaches and fans that continue to this day.

Sisk served as Boulder County’s public administrator for several decades. As such, he is regularly appointed by the court to represent minors, the elderly, and the mentally or physically challenged who need legal representation. He is a law partner with Hurth, Sisk & Blakemore in Boulder.

A fourth-generation Coloradan and diehard Buff, Sisk received his undergraduate (BA’67) and graduate (JD’69) degrees from CU Boulder. He has taught undergraduate business law classes at the university.

The Board of Regents is pleased to present the Distinguished Service Award to Chuck Sisk for his decades of dedicated service to the people and institutions of Boulder County.

Read more about other 2021 recipients on the University of Colorado website.