University Of Colorado To Host Two Finalists For Position Of Vice Chancellor For Administration

Published: March 11, 2008

The University of Colorado at Boulder will welcome two finalists for the post of Vice Chancellor for Administration later this month: Stanley B. Zemler, town manager for Vail, Colo., and Frank W. Bruno, city manager for the City of Boulder, Colo.

The two candidates were identified through a national search to fill the position being vacated by the retirement of Paul Tabolt.

Zemler has served as Vail town manager since 2003, where he manages an operating budget in excess of $50 million and oversees a staff of 250 employees. Prior to working for Vail, Zemler served as president and chief executive officer of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 2003 and before that as acting city manager from June to September 1997 and deputy city manager from 1992 to 1999 for the city of Boulder.

He also served as executive director of the city of Boulder's Office of Environmental Affairs from 1987 to 1992 and was an adjunct professor in CU-Boulder's College of Environmental Design from fall 1987 through the spring semester of 1992. Zemler holds an associate's degree in environmental studies from the College of Marin in Marin, Calif., and a bachelor's degree in geography from CU-Boulder.

Bruno has served as Boulder city manager since 2003. In that capacity, he is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the city government, including managing 1,300 fulltime employees and an annual budget of more than $240 million. Prior to that, he served as assistant city manager from 1995 to 2003, interim deputy city manager in 1994-95 and economic affairs and policy director from 1989 to 1994 for the city of Fort Collins, Colo.

Bruno also served as executive director of the Northern Berkshire Industrial Park and Development Corp. from 1986 to 1989 and as assistant vice president and corporate officer of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. from 1981 to 1986. Bruno holds a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and business administration from St. John's University in New York and a master's in human resources management and labor relations from The New York Institute of Technology.

Both candidates will be visiting CU-Boulder this month. Zemler will visit the campus on March 13 and 14, while Bruno will visit the campus on March 20 and 21. Both will meet with members of the administration, students, staff and faculty during their one and one-half day visits.

The vice chancellor for administration reports to the university's Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, Ric Porreca, and oversees the physical, human resource and public safety infrastructure of the CU-Boulder campus.