A day after officially taking on her new position as vice president for health affairs and executive vice chancellor at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus, Lilly Marks celebrated the career transition with colleagues and family during a reception at Building 500. Formerly the senior associate dean for finance and administration at the CU School of Medicine, Marks now oversees academic, clinical and research operations and focus on key strategic issues such as transportation, relationships with affiliate hospitals and development on and around the campus.
"I hope to be a connector here," said Marks, who was joined by family members, School of Medicine Dean Richard Krugman and dozens of well-wishers. "I hope I'm not being booted out of the family," she added, a line that got plenty of laughs. A CU alumna who has worked at the university since 1976, she offered this advice: "You have to be a survivor. You can't be a victim in life."