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The Office of the Vice President for Budget, Finance, and Government Relations manages budget policy and planning, and ensures that the university is an effective steward of financial resources.  Staff works with the President, Board of Regents and campus leadership to direct university funds toward programs and initiatives that best promote CU's mission.  The office works with policy makers, stakeholders and the general public to communicate the opportunities and challenges the university incorporates into its fiscal planning.

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Business Units

The Office of the Vice President for Budget and Finance includes four primary units: Budget and Finance Office, Business Operations, Office of Government Relations, and the University Treasurer.

Budget and

This office assists the Board of Regents, executive management team, and the university community in attaining their goals by compiling and sharing information for planning, budgeting, and management. 


This office provides important financial and service functions to the university including accounting, procurement, and risk management that helps lower the university's administrative costs.


This office actively stewards and manages the financial resources of the University on behalf of the CU Board of Regents and support of the faculty, staff, and students of the university.

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Government Relations

The Office of Government Relations supports the University of Colorado by building effective partnerships between the university and state and federal governments.


For information on the Board of Regents Budget & Finance Committee, organizational chart, and contact information for the Budget & Finance staff.



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