The president of the University of Colorado is the CEO and chief academic officer, overseeing a system of four campuses that serve 65,000 students (with another 8,000 taking courses for credit) with 35,000 employees and an annual budget of $4.5 billion.
The president is the public face of the university and interacts closely with key constituent groups, including elected officials, business and community leaders, and alumni and donors. The president manages an executive staff in areas of academic affairs, budget and finance, employee services, legal counsel, communications, fundraising and government relations. The president also works closely with chancellors, the primary administrative officers of each campus. The president is appointed by and works closely with the university’s governing Board of Regents.