Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn Joins Board of Trustees

Boettcher Foundation Press Release

DENVER, January 17, 2022 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce that Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn has been appointed to the Board of Trustees. A longtime leader in Colorado’s education and public sectors, Munn also has held important roles in the state’s legal and business communities.

Comprised of some of Colorado’s most dynamic business and community leaders, the Boettcher Foundation Trustees are responsible for governing and guiding the Foundation’s mission to support the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans.

“Rico’s commitment to system-level and community leadership is exemplary,” said President & CEO Katie Kramer. “He is a natural collaborator and problem solver who possesses vast knowledge of the challenges and opportunities that face the families, community organizations, and institutions of Colorado.”

Munn said he chose to join the Boettcher Foundation Board of Trustees because of the organization’s statewide influence and history of supporting organizations, institutions, and individuals.

“I am excited and honored to join the Board of the Boettcher Foundation,” Munn said.  “I am inspired by the Boettcher family’s legacy of giving back to Colorado. I want to carry forward that legacy by helping to propel Colorado forward as we focus on the needs of our students and the future leaders of our state and nation.”

Named the 16th superintendent of Aurora Public Schools in 2013, Munn oversees the fifth largest school district in Colorado. In 2019, he was named Colorado’s Superintendent of the Year and Aurora’s Man of the Year.

Prior to his role with APS, Munn served in a variety of leadership roles in Colorado’s legal and business communities. In 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Governors for the Colorado State University System, serving until 2020. He also served as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education from 2009-11; this followed his elected tenure to the Colorado State Board of Education from 2002-07.

Munn also served on Gov. Bill Ritter’s Cabinet as executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies from 2007-09.

He is a graduate of Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska, where he received his B.A. in secondary education and was named Student Teacher of the Year in 1993. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.

Munn has been married to his wife Kay since 1998, and he is the proud father of two teenagers.

About the Boettcher Foundation

At the Boettcher Foundation, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. 

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