George Norlin (1871-1942) was president of the University of Colorado from 1919 until he retired in 1939; he was named acting president in 1917. The University of Colorado at Boulder ( CU-Boulder, UCB officially Colorado and CU colloquially is the Flagship University The university library is named after him. President Norlin is remembered for resisting efforts by the Ku Klux Klan, which had taken control of the Colorado legislature in about 1922. Ku Klux Klan ( KKK) is the name of several past and present secret domestic terrorist organizations in the United States, generally in the southern states that are The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. The Klan insisted he dismiss all Catholic and Jewish faculty, but he resisted and guided the University through the years until 1926, when the Klan lost control of the legislature and governorship. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ During that period the University subsisted on a millage built into the state constitution; its budget was cut to zero.