After a national search, University of Colorado Boulder Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Fox has named Carla Ho-a associate vice chancellor for Finance and Business Strategy (FBS), effective Thursday, June 1. Most recently, Ho-a served as assistant vice chancellor for budget and fiscal planning, one of four primary functions that comprises FBS.
Ho-a will be taking over for Louise Vale, who has led FBS in an interim role since September 2015.
"I am delighted that Carla is taking on this new leadership role," Fox said. "She has over 20 years’ budget and finance experience at the University of Colorado and tremendous expertise and passion for CU Boulder, its work and its students."
Ho-a’s past leadership roles include associate dean for finance and administration at the CU College of Nursing and director of special projects and assistant vice chancellor for administration auxiliaries at CU Boulder.
"The FBS team has begun building financial and business strategy support across CU Boulder, and that work is incredibly exciting," Ho-a said. "I am honored to have this opportunity to build on this work and to lead such a talented team dedicated to campus success."
Ho-a joined FBS in July 2015 in a newly created role as assistant vice chancellor for budget and fiscal planning. Under her direction, the budget and fiscal planning office has evolved its role as a strategic planning partner for campus units, transforming the campus-wide budget planning process and enabling participating units to identify and allocate resources more effectively.
FBS is made up of Auxiliary Services, Budget & Fiscal Planning, Campus Controller and Data Analytics. FBS works to ensure the University of Colorado Boulder has a strategic, systematic and comprehensive approach to all areas of business and financial management. FBS provides useful information and analysis to assist academic and administrative units on campus with informed and effective decision making, financial planning, research and reporting, process examination and administrative business services.