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48BC95BF0E45E80C8725866A00596046 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SENATE BILL 18-086 PRESENTATIONS

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT BUSINESS AFFAIRS & LABOR
Date Jan 27, 2021      
Location Old State Library



Senate Bill 18-086 Presentations - Recommend to the Joint Budget Committee that the General Assembly continue funding for SB 18-086 programs


09:16:23 AM  

John Suthers, Mayor, Colorado Springs, discussed the impact of SB 18-086 funding on programs at colleges in the Colorado Springs region.

09:18:42 AM  

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (UCCS), spoke about the cybersecurity programs at UCCS and the impact of their scholarship programs on students within those programs.

09:22:04 AM  

Harry Raduege, Executive Director, National Cybersecurity Center (NCC), discussed the programs at the NCC that are supported by funding from SB 18-086 and the economic impact on the local community and the state.

09:23:14 AM  

Lance Bolton, President, Pikes Peak Community College, discussed the role of funding for SB 18-086 for providing programs in cybersecurity at the school.

09:26:40 AM  

President Bolton responded to questions from the committee.

09:30:37 AM  

Chancellor Reddy responded to questions from the committee.

09:32:43 AM  

Gretchen Bliss, UCCS, responded to questions from the committee.

09:34:32 AM  

Mayor Suthers responded to discussion and questions from the committee.

09:37:05 AM  

Timothy Pinnow, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Colorado Mesa University, spoke about the programs at the university that are supported by funding from SB 18-086.

09:42:04 AM  

Janine Davidson, President, Metropolitan State University (MSU), discussed the programs at MSU that are funded through SB 18-086 and the impact on cybersecurity-related employment in the state.

09:44:17 AM  
Henry Jackson, Chair,
Criminal Justice and Criminology, MSU, spoke about enrollment in the cybersecurity
program at the university and the high graduation rates.

09:48:00 AM  

Bill Niemi, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Colorado University, discussed collaboration between institutions to support programs related to cybersecurity at Western and other schools.

09:52:20 AM  

Patrick Burns, Chief Information Officer, Colorado State University, spoke about the cybersecurity programs the school has developed and the increasing popularity of the course work and internships associated with those programs.

09:53:34 AM  

President Davidson responded to questions from the committee concerning matching scholarships.

09:56:20 AM  

Dr. Jackson responded to questions from the committee.

09:58:11 AM  

Dr. Burns responded to questions from the committee regarding expanding enrollment of students of color in cybersecurity programs at CSU and diversity in recruitment.

09:59:36 AM  

Ms. Bliss responded to questions from the committee and discussed coordination with other institutions to develop awareness of the cybersecurity programs.

10:00:26 AM  

Mr. Niemi responded to questions from the committee and discussed an emphasis on concurrent enrollment to increase interest in an awareness of their program.

10:01:30 AM  

Dr. Jackson responded to questions from the committee.

10:03:56 AM  

Committee discussion ensued concerning continued funding of SB 18-086 programs in state higher education institutions.



10:11:17 AM
Motion Move to recommend to the Joint Budget Committee that the General Assembly continue funding for SB 18-086 programs. The motion passed 17-0.
Moved Coleman
Seconded
Amabile Yes
Bird Yes
Carver Yes
Coleman Yes
Danielson Excused
Duran Yes
Kolker Yes
Liston Yes
Lynch Yes
Mullica Yes
Neville Excused
Priola Yes
Ricks Yes
Sandridge Yes
Snyder Yes
Sullivan Yes
Van Winkle Yes
Woodward Yes
Roberts Yes
Rodriguez Excused
YES: 17   NO: 0   EXC: 3   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS