The Curiosity Unlimited Board of Directors is made up of fifteen volunteers who are members in good standing of Curiosity Unlimited. Members are sought out for their individual qualities of integrity, capability, and thirst for knowledge. Working within the organization's by-laws, they have general supervision of the affairs of Curiosity Unlimited, select speakers for the year, select scholarship recipients, and ensure the accounts are managed efficiently. The Board decides on organizational policy, and makes sure that the policies are carried out.
The Board meets on the 2nd Friday of the month just prior to the Lectures except in December and May. Additionally, it meets the 2nd Fridays of August and January. There are no Board meetings in December, May, June, or July.
If you would answer "yes" to any of the following questions, please consider serving on the Curiosity Unlimited Board of Directors.
Are you interested or "curious" about faculty interests? Interested enough to interview faculty members?
Are you a task-oriented person? (i.e. working on schedules, contacting people, making reservations, etc.)
Are you interested in helping deserving students via scholarships?
Board Member Highlight
Dan Hannaway has been a member of Curiosity Unlimited for more than 15 years and a board member for most of those years. He and his late wife, Peg were active in the organization and he served as president from 2007 to 2009.
Dan retired from the Air Force in 1988 after almost 31 years of active duty. He was Professor of Russian at the Air Force Academy from 1968 until 1985. His last assignment was as Air Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary from 1986-1988. In the 1990s he served as Adjunct Professor of Russian at UCCS.
He has been active in many internationally oriented organizations, e.g. Colorado Springs Sister Cities International, Friendship Force of the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado Springs World Affairs Council, and the Colorado Springs Committee for International Visitors.
Dan prepares the tri-fold that provides the year's lecture schedules, flyers for the December and May luncheons, and member nametags for each program (this was his wife's strong recommendation).
He is especially pleased at the rapid, sustained growth of Curiosity Unlimited membership during the past several years. He believes it is the best evidence of quality of our lecture programs and the hard work of Curiosity Unlimited board members and why scholarship award amounts have been able to be increased.