May 20, 2009

In this issue... News from the May 18-19 Board of Regents meeting
In this issue... CU to evaluate employee benefits this summer
In this issue... News from the May 14 Faculty Council meeting
In this issue... 2009 legislative roundup
In this issue... News from the CU Foundation
In this issue... People
  Mark Serreze named director of National Snow and Ice Data Center
  89-year-old pursues physics with passion
  UC Denver submits hundreds of grant proposals for stimulus funding
Download Newsleter in PDF
Please share your comments and/or suggestions


Kelly FoxKelly Fox has been named vice president and chief financial officer of the University of Colorado. Fox, who has served as interim vice president for budget and finance since December, replaces Robert Moore, who retired and later became the finance vice president at Colorado College.

"During one of the most difficult budget times in the university's history, Kelly has proven that she has the skills and abilities to do the job and to do it well," said CU President Bruce D. Benson. "The Board of Regents and entire leadership team have great confidence in her abilities.

"Kelly also has great experience working with the Legislature and elected officials, and her insight will be a great advantage to the university."

Fox has been at CU since 2006, although she also worked at the university as system budget director from 2001-2004. Previously, she was director of policy, planning and analysis at the Colorado School of Mines. She has also held budget, policy and planning posts with the state of Colorado's Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Stein StureUniversity of Colorado at Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano has named Stein Sture interim provost. Sture, currently vice chancellor for research and dean of the Graduate School, replaces DiStefano, who was promoted to chancellor.

"As a CU-Boulder graduate, faculty member, department chair and esteemed veteran researcher in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dr. Sture knows and understands our academic landscape from the ground up," DiStefano said. "He will provide seasoned, savvy stewardship of our academic operations as we seek permanent leadership."

DiStefano said he will determine whether to conduct a national or internal search to permanently fill the position some time during the upcoming academic year.

Jennifer WatsonA former assistant counsel and privacy officer for the University of Colorado system will serve as associate university counsel for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Jennifer Watson began at UCCS May 1. She replaces Rosemary Augustine, who will remain at UCCS in a part-time position as sexual harassment and discrimination officer.

Watson previously served as a legal research associate for UC Denver and as assistant counsel and privacy officer for the CU system. As assistant counsel, Watson advised the CU Board of Regents, the Office of the President and various departments on issues such as human subject research and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and other federal laws.

Before coming to CU, Watson served as a legal advocate for the Urban Justice Center in New York City.

Bookmark - Print - Share