Three members of CU President Bruce D. Benson’s executive staff have been named vice presidents, a request Benson took to the Board of Regents, which gave unanimous approval on Tuesday during its meeting at CU Denver on the Auraria Campus.
Kathleen Bollard, vice president for academic affairs; E. Jill Pollock, vice president and chief human resources officer; and Ken McConnellogue, vice president for communication, formerly were associate vice presidents. Benson said he requested the title changes “to reflect their responsibilities and the value I place on their respective areas.”
“Early in my presidency, I expanded my executive staff to include Kathleen, Jill and Ken,” Benson wrote in an e-memo. “The executive staff works as a team, and those three are integral to that team. Their areas – academic affairs, human resources and communications – are critical to our success, as are the other areas of system administration, budget and finance, legal counsel, government relations and administration.”
Benson said the changes are consistent with administrative structures at comparable university systems. The changes are to title only; salaries will be considered when all CU salaries are considered.
“I am fortunate to have a veteran, productive executive team that I rely on and these changes will help sustain that effectiveness,” Benson wrote. “I place a premium on teamwork on my executive staff and throughout system administration and the entire CU system. These moves will help us continue to foster a team that will meet our mission and serve our students and state.”