Search committee established for Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance

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As UCCS begins a nationwide search for the university’s Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance, a 14-member committee has been appointed to assist in the search.

The Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance’s top priority will be assessing and restructuring the current budget model to ensure greater accuracy and transparency; working collaboratively with leadership and stakeholders carry forward the implementation of the new budget model; and ensuring the necessary resources are in place to support the transition.

The search committee is charged with reviewing candidates and recommending finalists. The committee will be aided by the search firm Parker Executive Search.

Candidates will be recruited over the next few months, with a goal of bringing finalists to campus in September 2022.

The committee members are:

  • Kelli Klebe (Chair, Interim Provost until 6/30/22), Dean, Graduate School as of 7/1/2022
  • Aidan Clark, Student Representative
  • Dale DeBoer, Associate Professor With Tenure, Economics/Chair, University Budget Advisory Committee (UBAC)
  • Laura Edwards, Financial Administrator, College of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Kaley Espindola, Human Resources Employee Relations and Experience Manager
  • Carlos Garcia, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
  • Clay Garner, Police Lieutenant/Director of Police Operations 
  • Tia Grigg, Senior Assistant, University Legal Counsel
  • Melinda Hagemann, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Advancement
  • Sylvia Mendez, Department Chair and Professor with Tenure, Leadership, Research, and Foundations
  • Jeff Reed, Executive Director, Facilities Services/Operations
  • Jevita Rogers, Senior Executive Director, Financial Aid/Student Employment/Scholarships
  • Suzanne Scott, Executive Director, Budget
  • Lynn Vidler, Dean, College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

Staffing support is being provided by Racquel Paywa, Chancellor’s Office, and Elizabeth Wyatt, Chancellor’s Office.

About the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) 

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