Weijia (Payton) Wu has served CU-Denver since 2000. Formerly the OIA Director of Finance & HR, he oversaw budgets, financial management, HR operation, administrative/program support services, and policy & fiscal analysis within the Office of International Affairs. Before this, he served as the on-site program coordinator for the International College in Beijing, the first Sino-US collaborative program in China since 1994. As Senior Director for China Initiatives, he actively recruits international students from Asia, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, and collaborates in developing global partnerships.
Payton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from China Agricultural University and a Master of Science in Finance, and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Colorado Denver.
His hobbies include history & culture, calligraphy, reading, piano, horticultural, and systems thinking. In his spare time, Payton enjoys spending time with his family and dog.