News: Considines Receive Harwood Legacy Award

CCU Honors Terry and Betsy Considine with Harwood Legacy Award

Annual President's Dinner brings together more than 200 faithful donors, alumni, and friends of the university

Colorado Christian University, the premier Christian liberal arts university in the Rocky Mountain region, honored Denver businessman and entrepreneur Terry Considine and his wife, Betsy, with the Harwood Legacy Award for their continued support of Christian higher education. The award was presented during CCU's annual President's Dinner, which brought together more than 200 faithful donors, alumni, and friends of the university.

"In the history of every great university is the story of visionary donors and leaders who imagined great things for the institution," said Eric Hogue, CCU's president-elect and vice president of advancement. "Terry and Betsy Considine continue to be faithful and impactful leaders that continue to support Colorado Christian University and its compelling mission to provide Christ-centered higher education."

Also announced during the President's Dinner was the naming of the university's first dedicated chapel facility for the Considine family. The chapel will be located in the currently under construction Armstrong Center, a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will serve as the academic backbone of the Lakewood campus and is named for former CCU President Bill Armstrong.

Terry Considine, a former member of the University's Board of Trustees, is a lifelong entrepreneur focused on business, politics, and family. Considine has been an active real estate investor, leading six NYSE-listed REITs. Through the Considine Companies and an ASE-listed investment company, Considine has invested in real estate, television broadcasting, gasoline distribution and convenience stores, environmental services, golf courses, community development, and venture capital. Considine took his apartment business public in 1994 and served Aimco as chairman/CEO until December 2020, when Aimco was separated into two REITS: Apartment Income Residential Communities ("AIR"), where he continues as CEO and Aimco. Considine, a member of the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Denver Hall of Fame, was inducted into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame in 2017.

Terry and Betsy Considine have been married for 47 years. Betsy Considine has served on numerous church, community, and school boards. Working with others, she has been a leader in starting two schools: The Ricks Center, a primary school for gifted children located on the campus of the University of Denver, and the girls' division for Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora. In 2019, she started a third school, Compositive Primary, on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.