Louise Vale named CU-Boulder vice chancellor for administration

August 16, 2012 •


The University of Colorado Boulder today named Louise Vale as vice chancellor for administration starting Sept. 10. Vale is currently director of internal audit for the University of Colorado system.

The position of vice chancellor for administration, which reports to Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox, supervises a division of almost 700 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $112 million. Areas of responsibility include human resources, facilities management, public safety, emergency management, environmental health and safety, risk management, environmental sustainability, campus logistics, printing and the campus bookstore.

“Louise has served in various administrative, budget, finance and internal audit positions since joining the University of Colorado in 1990, including an appointment on the Boulder campus,” Fox said. “She brings a tremendous amount of experience to this position and will make a wonderful addition to the Boulder campus leadership team.” 

The vice chancellor for administration, in conjunction with the campus and system administration, also represents the campus capital development program to the University of Colorado Board of Regents and state legislative committees.

Prior to Vale’s current position, she served as the associate vice chancellor for budget and operations at the University of Colorado Denver. In that position, units she supervised included police, emergency preparedness, electronic security, budget, the bookstore, printing, mailing services, food services, institutional research and fiscal policy and analysis. In addition, she participated in the capital budgeting and planning of new buildings at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Vale served for two years on the Boulder campus beginning in 1998 as an assistant to the dean of budget and planning in the College of Arts and Sciences.

“I’m looking forward to returning to the Boulder campus and I’m very excited about the opportunity to help advance the campus’s Flagship 2030 goals,” Vale said.

Flagship 2030 is the campus’s comprehensive strategic plan, which was approved by the Board of Regents in November 2007.

Vale holds a bachelor’s degree in comprehensive business management from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, a master’s degree in management from the University of Colorado Denver and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Jeffrey Lipton, who has held the post of vice chancellor for administration on an interim basis since August of 2011, will offer transition assistance to Vale.

Malinda Miller-Huey, 303-492-3115