Alexis Kelly
Assistant Treasurer
Office of the Treasurer

 

Alexis Kelly currently acts as Assistant Treasurer within the Office of the Treasurer. Her responsibilities are primarily focused on managing the University’s banking and credit card services for all campuses. She also works with CU departments to implement secure credit card payment options.

“I enjoy visiting the campuses and meeting with departmental staff to understand their needs and determine the best option is my favorite part, but I also enjoy helping to find missing transactions and reconcile accounts; it is like solving a puzzle,” said Kelly.

Why did you apply to work at CU?

I was working part time at a non-profit organization and wanted to make a change to full-time employment.  Having grown up in the area, I knew that CU had a great reputation and benefits, so I applied and was hired into a position at the Boulder campus Admissions Operations department.  A few years later, an opportunity led me to a position in System Administration.

Tell us a little about what you do. 

As Assistant Treasurer, my responsibilities are focused primarily on managing the University’s banking and credit card services for the campuses and System. Banking services at CU are centralized, so I manage the banking relationship and help departments determine what bank solutions would work best for their business needs. I also work with CU departments to implement secure options for credit card payments and manage the PCI compliance initiative in collaboration with the campus and System security teams. I also feel like this is home.

Tell us about your favorite project you've completed 

In October 2019, the Treasurer’s Office launched the CU Online Store, www.cu.edu/store, an online portal for incoming credit card payments. I began the process almost 2 years ago to select a vendor, and then managed the security assessment, campus demos, contract negotiation, website design, and portal configuration.  It was a long, but rewarding process and I am excited to offer this payment gateway to CU departments. 

What makes CU a great place to work?

The people! We have a great Treasury team that works together to provide system-wide debt financing, cash and investment management, operate the Faculty Housing Assistance Program, and accounting for these areas. We try to create efficiencies in these operations and cost savings to the campuses. 

What does a typical day at CU look like for you?

Each day is different, which I love. Some days consist of back-to-back meetings, some are research intensive, and some days I listen and collaborate to solve a problem.

What do you enjoy most about living in Colorado?

My parents moved to Colorado from Wyoming when I was young, so Colorado has always been my home. However, I have never wanted to live anywhere else. I love the sunshine, spending time outdoors, and taking advantage of all the cultural and fun activities such as the Performing Arts Center, museums, and national parks.

What is your favorite campus/neighbothood location?

Our office is located near Downtown Denver, so I love to take walks through the Uptown residential areas, Capitol Hill, and to the 16th Street mall. 

What is your favorite area restuarant?

D Bar and Las Delicias, both located near the System building location.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I recently started playing golf, so I plan to take lessons this summer to improve my game. I like to travel, cook, and spend time with family and friends.

What is your favorite benefit at CU?

The outstanding retirement benefit is at the top of my list. Second is the excellent health insurance and best medical providers in the region. I also took advantage of the tuition benefit a few years ago to complete online courses at the CU Denver Business School.

What advice do you have for someone interested in working at CU?

Explore available opportunities that match your experience and skillset, and don’t give up if you aren’t hired the first time. The University of Colorado is the best employer in the state of Colorado.