The Board of Trustees shall consist of seven members who are residents of Colorado, appointed by the Governor with the consent of the state senate. Of these seven members, at least one appointee shall be a blind person, at least one appointee shall be a deaf person and at least one appointee shall be a parent of a child who is deaf or blind or both.
In making appointments to the Board, the Governor shall give due consideration to establishing and maintaining a geographical and urban and rural balance among Board members. No more than four of the seven members shall be members of the same political party. The commissioner of education or his or her designee shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member of the Board.
The terms of office of Board members shall be four years.
The current Board of Trustee vacancy is for a person who is blind.