Kate Barton Joins Auraria Higher Education Campus Board of Directors

February 2, 2021

Kate Barton, Senior Vice President of the Executive Office & Special Projects at the Downtown Denver Partnership, has been appointed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis to the Auraria Higher Education Campus (AHEC) Board of Directors. In this role, Kate will work to continue to strengthen ties between AHEC and the urban core, a priority outlined by the 2007 Downtown Area Plan.

“The Auraria Higher Education Campus is thrilled to welcome Kate Barton to our Board of Directors,” said Colleen Walker, CEO of the Auraria Higher Education Campus, “We are proud to be part of the Downtown Denver community and look forward to working with Kate to continue strengthening our connections with the center city.”

AHEC is a important part of the Partnership’s strategy for a thriving downtown. The 2007 Downtown Area Plan identifies AHEC as a key area of focus, calling for the strengthening of physical connections between Auraria and the center city through density and bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. AHEC is also key to ensuring downtown employers have direct access to an educated workforce.

“The Downtown Denver Partnership has a long history of closely collaborating with AHEC to ensure the campus has strong connections to downtown,” said Kate Barton, “AHEC is an incredible asset to downtown and I am honored and excited to serve on this Board and continue to ensure a bright future for this world-class campus.”

Click here to learn more about the significance of the Auraria Higher Education Campus in the 2007 Downtown Area Plan, the Partnership’s 20-year strategic plan for an economically powerful downtown.