Dan J. Wilson named CU treasurer

Board of Regents selects longtime education finance professional to direct CU investments, debt management
By Staff

Dan J. Wilson

The University of Colorado Board of Regents has selected Dan J. Wilson as CU’s new treasurer, who directs the stewardship and management of the university’s financial resources.

Wilson succeeds Don Eldhart, who has served since 2005. He is retiring following a 29-year career at CU. The university’s treasurer is responsible for managing banking activities for all campuses, $2.2 billion of the university’s investments, and $1.6 billion of bonded debt issued by the university.

Wilson, who also will serve as CU’s chief investment officer and associate vice president for budget and finance, comes to CU from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the Boulder-based consortium of more than 100 colleges and universities focused on research and training in atmospheric and Earth sciences. As director of treasury operations, he managed finances for the nonprofit organization. He also oversaw UCAR’s contributory retirement plan.

“The Board of Regents is pleased to have Dan Wilson as the CU system’s next treasurer,” said Kyle Hybl, chairman of the CU Board of Regents. “He brings a wealth of experiences that will help him to effectively oversee the university’s banking, treasury and debt management systems.

“The board is also grateful for the professional and steady stewardship of outgoing Treasurer Don Eldhart.”

Wilson earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting, both cum laude, from Brigham Young University. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Colorado.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Treasury Office at CU,” Wilson said. “I’ve admired the work of the university for many years and I look forward to new challenges and being part of the financial team.

“UCAR has been a great home and I’m grateful for the time I’ve spent there and the people I’ve worked with and admired over the past 31 years,” he said.