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CSU System Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer
Under a new organizational structure, Rich Schweigert is now the Chief Financial Officer of the Colorado State University System. In his new role, Schweigert will serve as the chief fiscal and budget officer, providing overall leadership and management on financial matters, for the CSU System, the Board of Governors and all component institutions.
Keith Ickes, who had been serving as both the CFO at Colorado State University and as System CFO, will focus on financial matters at CSU. Dr. Larry Edward Penley, President of Colorado State University, noted that the growing complexities of CSU and the CSU System demanded separate and increasing attention.
In the new structure, Schweigert will report to the Chancellor and serve as a member of the Chancellor’s senior staff. The CSU Vice President of Administrative Services will now directly report to the Senior Vice President and Provost.
Colorado State Research Foundation Picks New Technology Transfer Director
The Colorado State University Research Foundation, a private, non-profit foundation that aids the university in its research and educational efforts, has named Mark S. Wdowik its Vice President of Technology Transfer..
Hughes Named Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Blanche Hughes has been named Vice President for Student Affairs, overseeing the complex organization of the Division of Student Affairs. She was previously Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. She is directly responsible for supervising the areas connected with the academic support functions of the university as well as supervising the executive director of the advocacy cluster directly and the seven advocacy offices.
While at Colorado State University, Hughes has assisted with writing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University Diversity Grant that helped to fund the Multicultural Infusion Project. She also was instrumental in working with the Director of Student Affairs Development to establish the Paul Chambers Scholarship Fund to support students that contribute to the diversity and leadership of the campus.
"Through her work on many key campus committees she helps student affairs integrate into the academic and student life of the university," said Ann Malen, Career Center director. "Blanche is respected within academic affairs as well as student affairs and exemplifies a collegial spirit that encourages cooperation and success."