Published: Aug. 6, 1997

John Bernhard, vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Colorado at Denver, has withdrawn his candidacy for the position of vice chancellor for administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Bernhard said he made the decision “after considerable thought and after receiving a lot of advice.”

“It was a close call from my perspective,” Bernhard said. “It would have been an honor to be a part of Chancellor Dick Byyny’s team, but the job was not structured in a way that took best advantage of my background and experience.”

Bernhard also said he was “very committed to the urban mission of the Denver campus and its future. I like being part of the small and cohesive top management team we have there.”

Byyny said he accepted Bernhard’s decision with regret. “However, I understand his perspective, given his deep commitment to CU-Denver and the concept of the new urban university it embodies. I wish him much success in his future endeavors.”

Byyny said he will make a final decision on his recommendation to the CU Board of Regents within the next few days. The other finalist for the position is Paul Tabolt, director of facilities management at CU-Boulder.