Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak announced several administrative organizational changes, including the assignment of duties following the resignation of Brian Burnett, senior executive vice chancellor, Administration and Finance.
Burnett’s last day at UCCS is Aug. 1. He will become vice president for finance and chief financial officer for the University of Missouri System. (See Communique for details on the farewell reception for Burnett.)
The position of senior executive vice chancellor will be eliminated, Shockley-Zalabak said. The majority of responsibilities previously assigned to the position will be handled by Susan Szpyrka, vice chancellor, Administration and Finance. Under the new administrative alignment, the directors of the departments of Institutional Research, Facilities Services, and Property, Space and Lease will report to Szpyrka. Intercollegiate Athletics will report through Szpyrka to Shockley-Zalabak as the chancellor will assume athletic department responsibilities associated with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the NCAA.
Reporting to Szpyrka will be Gary Reynolds, executive director, Department of Facilities Services; and Gayanne Scott, senior executive director of human and financial resources, Department of Resource Management. The two will be promoted to positions of assistant vice chancellors in the Division of Administration and Finance. Also within the Division of Administration and Finance, Tamara Moore, executive director, Auxiliary Services, will be assigned additional responsibilities with auxiliary units.
Reynolds will continue to be responsible for the Department of Facilities Services and assume responsibility for the Office of Sustainability and the Auxiliary Facilities Department. Scott will continue to be responsible for human and financial resource management and assume responsibility for policy development as well as finance-related special projects.
Moore will initially assume responsibility for the bookstore and copy center and will assist Szpyrka with project management in a variety of auxiliary operations.
“I am appreciative of the willingness of Susan, as well as Gary, Gayanne and Tamara, to take on additional responsibilities,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “I ask that the campus community support the Administration and Finance Division during this period of transition.”