Carrie Howard
Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance

As the Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance, Carrie serves as a member of the Dean’s Cabinet and is charged with overseeing budgetary and financial management for the College of Music. 

Carrie has been with CU Boulder since April 2008. Prior to joining the College of Music in 2019, she was the Director of Finance and Administration for the Graduate School (2015-2019), the Business Director for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (2011-2015), and an Area Accountant in the Campus Controller’s Office (2008-2011). Carrie has an AOS in dramatic arts, an AAS in accounting, a BS in business management, and an MBA from the Leeds School of Business.

In addition to her background in accounting and public and non-profit management, Carrie has an extensive background in theatre and has drawn from this experience to facilitate a number of workshops on campus for students and faculty. These workshops utilize improv theatre games to help participants develop skills that can be used to communicate their research more vividly and conversationally. Past workshop participants include undergraduate and graduate students, 3MT participants, and RIO Fellows.