Paula Vaughan running
Accessibility and Usability Lab Testing Coordinator
Digital Accessibility Office

Paula Vaughan began her career in IT at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980 upon receiving her master’s degree from CU. Rising through the ranks from Systems Analyst to IT Project Manager, some of Paula's more entertaining projects include the introduction of computing to Boulder Campus' Facilities Management Department with the design and implementation of a work order cost accounting system, in-house development of CU's Acquisition Card system, the implementation of the university's first automated purchasing system, a foray into middleware architecture with CU-Boulder's Directory Services project and she finished off her career with the design and implementation of CU’s first faculty, staff, and student portal. Paula retired from CU in 2006 but the lure of the 2014 accessibility testing project enticed Paula to return to campus and its new perspectives of IT that the accessibility world provides. When in retirement mode, Paula enjoys pursuing running quests – preferably involving road trips with her husband, Kendall, and her running companion, Taz the amazing cattle dog.