Mark Kochevar, M.B.A., has joined the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) as its top administrator.
Kochevar, who will be the associate director for administration and finance, comes to the center from the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center, where he led the administrative development and management of the newly established center.
"Mark has the proven chops to do this job, and he has an all-star team to lean on in our administrative core," said UCCC Director Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D. "He will have a lead role in taking UCCC to the next level as we develop a strategic plan and complete our National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center grant renewal."
Kochevar began his career at the National Cancer Institute, where he spent 17 years as an administrator for cancer treatment and causation programs. He then was the administrative director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, where he led the administrative process for the center's NCI P20 Center Planning Grant application, awarded in 1999, and its P30 Cancer Center Support Grant application. Kochevar also led a successful development of a Cancer Research Grant application under the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Funds Program.
"I am truly honored to have been selected as the administrator for UCCC," Kochevar said. "Building upon the strong foundations created under the leadership of Dr. Paul Bunn, UCCC is poised to reach new levels of success in its research endeavors while continuing to increase its presence in the Rocky Mountain region. I look forward to being a member of Dr. Theodorescu's leadership team as we develop and implement an ambitious strategic plan, taking UCCC to a new level in innovation and leadership."