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Eric Duran

Eric Duran ’91, who majored in political science, is well known for his work as a community leader in Denver who wants children from low-income families to have access to computers, the Internet, and books. His efforts have led to three new libraries, including one in West Denver. In 2010, he was named the 9News Leader of the Year and was recognized for leading library-building efforts and for his contribution to the expansion of Flagstaff Academy in Longmont, Colorado, where he lined up the bonds required to move the school to a bigger building. He has worked at D.A. Davidson in Denver since 2004 and is a Woodrow Wilson fellow. Duran serves on the board of directors for the Colorado League of Charter Schools and the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. In 2005, he was appointed to the Denver Library Commission and has served on the board of directors for Denver Health and Mi Casa, the Structural Financial Task Force in Denver, Denver’s Latino Advisory Committee, Denver’s Neighborhood Small Bond Project, and Leadership Denver. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Colorado College in 2015.