CU-Boulder Chancellor Announces Finalists For Vice Chancellor Position

Published: June 5, 1997

Two finalists have been selected for the position of vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder to fill the post currently held by Interim Vice Chancellor Peter Barden.

Chancellor Richard L. Byyny named the two finalists on Friday. Both candidates, John Bernhard and Paul Tabolt, hold administrative positions in the CU system.

Bernhard is vice chancellor for administration and finance at the CU-Denver campus. He serves as chief financial officer for the entire campus and chief administration officer for all non-academic areas of the campus.

Several departments report to Bernhard, including the Office of Budget and Fiscal Planning, the Center for Human Resources, Campus Information Systems, Voice Communications Planning and Services, institutional research, facilities and business services and the Division of Financial Services.

Prior to his current position, Bernhard was associate vice president for budget and finance and director of university budgets for CU’s central administration. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and an MBA at Columbia University.

Tabolt has been director of Facilities Management at CU-Boulder since 1991, heading one of the university’s largest departments with 350 staff members. In addition to campus maintenance, Facilities Management is responsible for space management and planning, capital planning, coordination of campus construction projects involving private construction firms and the campus-wide utility system.

During Tabolt’s tenure, CU-Boulder has added several new buildings, including the engineering center’s Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, a new police administration building, the Dal Ward Athletic Center, a music building addition and the earth sciences building, now under construction.

Tabolt previously was director of the physical plant at the University of California at Berkeley and director of support services at Pennsylvania State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from CU.

Tabolt and Bernhard were selected as finalists for the position by a search committee headed by Harold Bruff, dean of the law school. The search committee reviewed credentials submitted by 147 applicants from around the country. This process resulted in the selection of two internal finalists.

Interviews for the two finalists with campus constituents will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

The administration division at CU-Boulder includes about 700 employees supported by an annual operating budget of $65 million. Primary departments included in the administration area are police, facilities management, human resources, financial services, business services, mail services, the bookstore and employee development.