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University of Colorado President Bruce D. Benson is the CEO and chief academic officer of the University of Colorado. He oversees a system of four campuses that serve 58,000 students (66,000 total taking courses for credit) with 27,000 employees and an annual budget of $3.1 billion. CU is one of the top universities in the world.
Benson manages an executive staff in areas of academic affairs, budget and finance, employee services, legal counsel, communications, fundraising and government relations. He also works closely with chancellors, the primary administrative officers of each campus. Benson was appointed by the university’s governing Board of Regents, with which he works closely on broad policy and fiduciary issues.