Published: April 15, 2021 By

University of Colorado Boulder Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez has announced that Gary Henry has been named the new Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Director of the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG).

In his current role as the director of contracts for OCG, Henry leads a team of research and services contracting professionals supporting awards for university colleges and institutes. He serves as the chief negotiator and advisor to the university’s research enterprise on the most complex, high-profile sponsored projects undertaken by university researchers, as well as providing counsel and recommendations to campus leadership with respect to risk and mitigation.

“The knowledge, skills and experience Gary has demonstrated during his time with OCG, along with his commitment to CU Boulder’s success, give me the utmost confidence in the OCG of the future,” said Fiez.

Henry brings more than 30 years of leadership experience, having served in a variety of proposal development, award management and operational roles with federal agencies, industry, and state government. 

“I am honored to be selected to lead OCG, serving a great staff and building upon an amazing foundation,” said Henry.

Henry will begin serving as acting assistant vice chancellor for research, director of OCG starting May 1, 2021. He will fully assume the position on July 1 when Denitta Ward, who currently serves in the role, retires. Henry’s appointment was the result of a CU system-wide search initiated when Ward’s retirement was announced in January 2021.