Executive Team

University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson reports directly to the CU Board of Regents, the governing body for the CU system with campuses at four locations. President Benson is the university’s principal administrative officer and works closely with an executive staff that oversees every aspect of the university’s operations. He also works closely with the university’s chancellors, who serve as primary administrative officers for their respective campuses.

President Bruce Benson

Vice presidents

Leonard Dinegar

Leonard Dinegar
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
Michael Lightner, Interim VP Academic Affairs

Michael Lightner
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Vice President, Office of Advancement

Johnnie Ray
Vice President for Advancement
Tanya Mares Kelly-Bowry

Tanya Mares Kelly-Bowry
Vice President, Government Relations
Ken McConnellogue

Ken McConnellogue
Vice President for University Communication
Patrick T. O'Rourke

Patrick T. O'Rourke
Vice President, Univ. Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Regents
Kathy Nesbitt, Vice President, Employee and Information Services

Kathy Nesbitt
Vice President, Employee and Information Services
Todd Saliman

Todd Saliman
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer


Donald M. Elliman, Jr.

Donald M. Elliman Jr.
CU Anschutz Medical Campus
Chancellor Dorothy Horrell
Dorothy Horrell
CU Denver