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Carla Ho’a announces retirement

Feb. 3, 2022

Carla Ho’a, vice chancellor and chief financial officer at CU Boulder, has announced her retirement, effective November 2022. Ho’a has served the University of Colorado for more than 30 years. Her first job with CU was with the former CU Health Sciences Center campus, where she worked as a high...

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Kathryn Tisdale to report to CFO as director of communications and strategic initiatives

Oct. 27, 2021

Kathryn Tisdale returns to Finance and Business Strategy (FBS) as director of communications and strategic initiatives, effective November 1, 2021. In this role, Tisdale will report directly to the chief financial officer and provide support for communication priorities and projects across Finance and Business Strategy. Tisdale will also supervise the...

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Fall 2021 campus budget sessions

Sept. 24, 2021

Join chief financial officer Carla Ho'a, deputy chief financial officer Katrina Spencer, and executive vice provost for academic resource management Ann Schmiesing as they host their biannual overview of the CU Boulder budget and discuss the financial challenges and opportunities we face as an institution. This event is open to...

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Brad Weiner to lead Office of Data Analytics as interim chief data officer

Sept. 10, 2021

Chief financial officer Carla Ho'a has announced that Brad Weiner will serve as interim assistant vice chancellor and chief data officer, effective September 10, 2021. In this role Weiner will oversee the Office of Data Analytics (ODA). Seth Spielman , the previous chief data officer, accepted a position with Microsoft...

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Mandy Cole starts as assistant vice chancellor for budget management

Sept. 1, 2021

Mandy Cole has been hired as the assistant vice chancellor for budget management, effective August 23. Cole will lead the budget management team in Budget & Fiscal Planning (BFP). BFP coordinates campus-wide budget and fiscal planning and identifies and facilitates the allocation of resources necessary for CU Boulder to excel...

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CU Children’s Center joins Finance and Business Strategy

July 1, 2021

Carla Ho’a, CU Boulder’s chief financial officer, has announced the Children’s Center will be joining Finance and Business Strategy’s auxiliary services group, effective July 1, 2021. The center’s director, Emma Hamilton, will report to Brian Groves, executive director of auxiliary services. The Children’s Center offers toddler and pre-school aged childcare...

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Financial Futures initiative enters next phase

June 7, 2021

Financial Futures will be led by a strategic transformation team as the initiative moves into the next phase of its existence. Financial Futures was launched in the fall of 2018 to help align campus resources with the university’s priorities and mission. The strategic transformation team is charged with ensuring Financial...

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Katrina Spencer named deputy chief financial officer

June 1, 2021

Chief financial officer Carla Ho'a has appointed Katrina Spencer to the role of deputy chief financial officer for the University of Colorado Boulder, effective June 1, 2021. As part of this role, Spencer will take on greater responsibility developing campus-wide finance strategy, coordinating with CU System colleagues and peers across...

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Spring 2021 campus budget sessions

April 12, 2021

Join Chief Financial Officer Carla Ho'a and Executive Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management Ann Schmiesing as they host their biannual overview of the CU Boulder budget and discuss the financial challenges and opportunities we face as an institution. This event is open to current CU Boulder faculty, staff, and...

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Jessica Carlsen named director of CU Book Store

March 1, 2021

Brian Groves, executive director of auxiliary services, announced Jessica Carlsen as the new director of the CU Book Store (CUBS), effective March 1. As the director, she will provide leadership and oversight for all areas within the department and will develop and enhance collaborative relationships, both on-campus and with external...

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