January 2022 News Shorts

Regis University Names Interim President

Cody Teets. Photo courtesy of Regis University.

The Regis University Board of Trustees has named alumna and trustee Cody Teets to become Interim President effective Jan. 1, 2022. Teets grew up in North Denver and rose through the ranks to vice president at McDonald’s Corporation.

Teets, who is also a Regis affiliate business faculty member, will succeed the Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J., who announced last month he will step down on Dec. 31, 2021, after nearly 10 years as Regis’ 24th president.

Teets is the first female and lay leader of the 144-year-old Jesuit Catholic institution. She will serve until a permanent president is selected. The national search will launch in early 2022 and is expected to be completed in the summer.

“I am honored and appreciative to have the confidence of Bob Engel and the Board of Trustees to serve in the role of Interim President. Regis has a strong cabinet and faculty that I am proud to partner with,” Teets said. “I look forward to working in partnership with the Regis community to build upon excellence in higher education. I am excited to be in a collaborative position where together we will continue to be more, to seek more, and give more.”

Denver Changes Trash/Recycling/Compost Pickup Schedule

If you think you might have missed the garbage truck, you might actually have missed a notification from the city that your pickup day changed. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI) said they are making changes “to make operations more efficient and collection services more reliable and consistent.”

If you are looking for your new schedule, you can check online at Denvergov.org/reroute or call 3-1-1.

A spokesperson for DOTI said if you missed your new pickup time, you can also call 3-1-1 and ask for a special pickup.

It has been more than 15 years since DOTI has made significant routing adjustments while the city has grown by about 200,000 people in that same period. Updated routes will help DOTI maximize existing resources through:

• denser, more compact routes to collect the additional trash that Denverites are setting out as work-from-home trends continue.

• a district approach with assigned regular staff to each district to ensure more consistency and fewer missed pickups.

• more efficient routing that will result in 62,000 fewer miles driven and reductions in fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions.


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