Published: Aug. 17, 2022

Chief Operating Officer Patrick O’Rourke announced on Wednesday that he has appointed Todd Haggerty to be the new vice chancellor and chief financial officer for CU Boulder, effective Oct. 17.

Todd Haggerty

Haggerty, who currently serves in the same role at CU Denver, will replace Carla Ho’a, who has been the CU Boulder CFO since 2019 and earlier this year announced plans to retire

“Todd is an experienced CFO with deep roots in higher education within the state of Colorado,” O’Rourke said. “I am thrilled to welcome him to CU Boulder as we implement a new budget model and continue to build our fiscal strength and resilience to ensure the university’s mission thrives for decades to come. Todd is committed to our priorities of improving student success, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and devoting resources to the wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff.”

Haggerty has served CU Denver since 2016, first as associate vice chancellor for budget and in his current role of vice chancellor and CFO since December. Most recently, he has led the development and implementation of a new incentive-based budget model on the Denver campus, increasing transparency with the annual budget process and improving alignment of resources with the university’s strategic priorities.

Prior to CU Denver, Haggerty served two and a half years as CFO for the Colorado Department of Higher Education following a role as senior policy specialist for the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver.

“I am grateful to COO O’Rourke and CU Boulder for this opportunity, as well as to the leadership and community who supported me at CU Denver,” Haggerty said. “I look forward to working closely with our campus community to guide good stewardship of our fiscal resources and ensure that an education at our state’s flagship institution is attainable for all populations in Colorado.

Haggerty holds a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a master’s of public administration from CU Denver.

Ho’a will remain onboard through Nov. 30 as Haggerty transitions into the CFO role. The CFO reports directly to O’Rourke.

“I would like to commend Executive Vice Provost for Academic Resource Management Ann Schmiesing, who chaired our CFO search committee, as well as all members of the committee for their professionalism and service in leading a successful search,” O’Rourke said.