Veteran administrator takes post at UCCS

By Staff


A college administrator with more than 30 years of experience will become vice chancellor for student success and enrollment management at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Homer "Bucky" Wesley, Ph.D., current vice president for student services at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Miss., was selected as vice chancellor following a national search.

"Dr. Wesley brings a depth and variety of experiences focused on improving the college student experience," said Pam Shockley-Zalabak, UCCS chancellor. "He is dedicated to improving access to the benefits of a university education and to serving the needs of students."

Since 2003, Wesley has served as vice president at Mississippi University for Women, a co-educational state university with 2,500 students. He provided direction for student activities, judicial affairs, career services and other functions. For more than 16 years, he held student affairs positions at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss. His professional career began at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., in high school and junior college relations and pre-college counseling.

He earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and bachelor's and master's degrees from Auburn.

"I am impressed by the strength and standing of the academic programs at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the quality of life that Colorado Springs offers and the warmth of the people I met on my visit to the campus," Wesley said. "This position is an excellent fit both personally and professionally."

As vice chancellor for student success, Wesley will have oversight for enrollment services, financial aid, student retention, academic advising, counseling, student health and student life. He will serve as a member of the chancellor's leadership team and as an officer of the university. Wesley will begin at UCCS on July 1.