Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

About the Search

Reporting to Chancellor Michelle Marks, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration (EVC-FA) will join the university at a time of great momentum and change as CU Denver has prioritized reaching its fullest potential as a public urban research university by 2030. The executive vice chancellor for finance and administration plays a critical role in developing and implementing effective fiscal management, administrative, and operational strategies for the University of Colorado Denver. As a member of the chancellor's executive team, senior staff, and cabinet, the EVC-FA will be a vital strategic partner to the chancellor, provost, and the senior leadership as they implement the university's bold and innovative strategic plan; identify and leverage new revenue generation opportunities; continuously assess structures, policies, and practices for maximum effectiveness; and affirm and advance an inclusive workplace and culture, rooted in equity.

The EVC-FA is responsible for a campus-wide enterprise of $361.8 million and facilitates financial strength and sustainability, operational effectiveness, and the delivery of optimized services for the functional units of finance and budget, human resources, technology strategy and innovation, facilities planning and construction, and emergency management. Additionally, the EVC-FA is responsible for overseeing the strategic allocation and provision of shared resources and services that support CU Denver students, faculty, and staff through the University of Colorado system, CU Anschutz Medical Campus, Auraria Higher Education Center, and the institutions on the Auraria Campus; these shared resources and services are located across the various functional units above.

The executive vice chancellor should be a forward-thinking, solution-oriented, collaborative, and savvy financial leader whose style builds trust within the campus community and across the myriad of CU Denver partners and constituent groups. The EVC-FA will be adept at change management, with the ability to advocate for and bolster a suite ofuniversity services, motivate and inspire colleagues, and manage complex and intersecting priorities, while maintaining forward momentum. The executive vice chancellor will have the ability to coalesce institutional priorities and achieve transformative results using appropriate technology and sophisticated data analysis to inform strategic decisions. Demonstrated progressively responsible higher education experience, expertise, and successful outcomes leading financial strategy, budget, and business operations teams across a complex university structure and an earned, advanced degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, or a closely related field are required.

Search Committee Membership

Scott Dawson, Dean, Business School
Dan Maxey, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor
Committee Members
Todd Ely Associate, Professor, School of Public Affairs; Program Director, Master of Public Administration; Director, Center for Local Government
Gregory Gibson, Senior Facilities Director, Facilities Management
Juan Gonzalez, President, Student Government Association
Genia Herndon, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student and Community Engagement
Adrian Ingram, Principal Gifts Officer, Office of Advancement
Cinthya Ippoliti, Director, Auraria Library
Sam Kim, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Office of the Chancellor
Katie Linder, Associate Vice Chancellor of Digital Strategy and Learning, Office of the Provost
Erica Manuel, Associate Bursar, Bursar’s Office
Karen Ludington, Assistant Dean of Business & Operations, College of Arts and Media
Erica Manuel, Associate Bursar, Bursar’s Office after Karen Ludington
Doug Sicker, Vice Chancellor of Technology, Strategy, & Innovation; Chief Technology Officer
Jen St. Peter, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget, Administration & Strategy

Search Timeline


Weeks of September 5 & September 12, 2022

Campus Listening Sessions

  • WittKieffer search consultants hear from stakeholder groups across camps

November 8, 2022 

Search Committee Launch

  • Charge to the committee from Chancellor Marks
  • Process and Timeline overview
  • Equity in Searches

December 13, 2022

Search Committee Update Meeting

  • Search updates and feedback from the marketplace
  • Preparation for candidate review

December 21, 2022

Search Committee Selection Meeting

  • Presentation and selection of candidates for interviews
  • Finalization of interview questions for the first round

January 9, 10, & 13

First-round interviews of candidates by the search committee and Chancellor Marks

Late January to Early February

Campus Interviews with Finalists

Early February

Final Search Committee Meeting

  • Discussion of finalists
  • Report out to Chancellor Marks

For Candidates

Find the leadership profile here

Candidates with questions about the position may contact Jen Pickard: jpickard@wittkieffer.com