Published: Aug. 20, 2019

Chancellor Phil DiStefano announced today that he has promoted Kelly Fox to executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer.

In a message to campus leadership, DiStefano noted that the promotion is in recognition of the broad nature of Fox’s portfolio, which includes oversight of the university’s organizational, finance, and business strategy; budget and capital planning process; human resources, enrollment management, infrastructure, and information technology organizations; strategic relations and communications; compliance, safety, and institutional equity functions; and includes the operational management of athletics.

Fox joined CU Boulder as senior vice chancellor and chief financial officer in July 2012, after serving as vice president for budget and finance and chief financial officer for the University of Colorado system administration. Prior to that position, she served as system budget director from 2001 to 2004. Previously, she was director of policy, planning and analysis at the Colorado School of Mines and held budget, policy and planning posts with the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“As a partner to Provost Russ Moore and a senior advisor to me, Kelly uses a strategic and collaborative approach to support and advance our teaching, service and research missions,” said DiStefano. “Her leadership in these areas has advanced CU Boulder’s strategic imperatives to lead, innovate and be impactful in unprecedented ways, setting CU Boulder apart among its peers.”

Kelly Fox, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for CUBoulder.