• To succeed, the working group must recognize the strength of diverse communities and perspectives.  We must continue and enhance our commitment to creating an inclusive culture in pursuit of our goals of excellence and meeting the needs of the state, nation and world.
  • Propose a path to address deferred maintenance backlog. The CU system has approximately a half billion dollars in deferred maintenance for its state buildings and over a billion dollars in deferred maintenance in other enterprise structures, such as housing. The plan will develop options to address the deferred maintenance backlog within the next 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years.
  • Define sustainability goals, develop a sustainability plan and associated metrics for improvements based on planned facility upgrades, system-wide and by campus.
  • Identify metrics to effectively track and evaluate deferred maintenance and sustainability
    • Set specific goals for these metrics; and
    • Define and prioritize action items to become a national leader in this area

Working Group


Chair: Todd Saliman, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, CU System

  • Jay Campbell, Executive Director of Facilities Management, CU Denver & CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Terri Carrothers, Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance and Chief Financial Officer, CU Denver & CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • David Chadwick, Senior Director, CU Real Estate Services, CU System
  • Chuck Cook, Associate Treasurer, Director of Liability Management, CU System
  • Ryan Davis, Senior Budget Director, CU Denver & CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Kori Donaldson, Senior Director for Capital Construction and Planning, CU System
  • Todd Haggerty, Associate Vice Chancellor Budget, CU Denver
  • Carla Ho-a, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, CU Boulder
  • Chuck Litchfield, Vice Chancellor Administration and Finance, UCCS
  • Kent Marsh, Associate Vice Chancellor of Campus Planning and Facilities Management, UCCS
  • Keith Molenaar, K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering & Management and Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering and Applied Science, CU Boulder
  • Patrick "Pat" O'Rourke, Executive Vice Chancellor and COO, Strategic Resources & Support, CU Boulder
  • Jennifer Sobanet, Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance, CU Denver
  • David Turnquist, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, CU Denver
  • Dan Wilson, Treasurer, Chief Investment Officer and Associate Vice President for Budget and Finance, CU System

Sustainability Advisors:

  • Michaela Butler (Student), CU Denver
  • Josh Hellman (Student), UCCS
  • David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability, CU Boulder
  • Kayla Kutter, Sustainability Procurement Program Manager, CU System
  • Kelly Maden, Senior Finance Analyst, CU System
  • Jarrett Smith, Sustainability Manager at CU Denver & CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Travis Torline (Student), CU Boulder
  • Dana Zack (Student), CU Anschutz Medical Campus