Administration and Governance

Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor

Chancellor Pamela Shockley-Zalabak was named to the position of Chancellor in 2001. The author of more than 100 articles, 6 books, and several video documentaries, Dr. Shockley-Zalabak has earned numeroud awards including the Thomas Jefferson Award and the Vice President's Service Award. The Chancellor continues to teach communications and leadership to students at UCCS.



Margaret A. Bacon, Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

The VCAA recommends and oversees the instruction, research, and academic support budgets, and assumes the executive role in the Chancellor's absence. The VCAA works with the Board of Regents, the Colorado Comission of Higher Education, the Vice President for Academic Affairs for the CU System, and counterparts at other higher education institutions.



Brian D. Burnett, Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance provides financial planning and analysis for the campus in general, and the executive team in particular develops master plans for facilities, provides oversight for intercollegiate athletics, and serves as a liason to a number of CU system-wide groups involved with policy and financial issues.



James P. Henderson, Vice Chancellor of Student Success

The Vice Chancellor of Student Success is responsible for undergraduate Academic Advising, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Student Employment, the Housing Village, Campus Life, the Office of the Dean of Students, Disability Services, Student Multicultural Affairs, the Excel Learning Centers, and a variety of other student activities.



Administration Websites and Organization Charts:

Governance Websites:

  • Faculty Governance consists of the Faculty Assembly, Representative Assembly, Faculty Council, and Faculty Senate. The members of the Representative Assembly are elected by the Faculty Assembly and meet monthly. All faculty belong to the Faculty Assembly, which meets a few times each year. The Faculty Council is an elected, representative group from the system-wide Faculty Senate.

  • Professional Exempt Staff Association (PESA) represents all personnel who are exempt from the Colorado State Personnel System and who are not faculty members and who are employed at least 50% of the time.

  • Staff Council represents classified, contract, and CU Foundation employees of UCCS.

  • Student Government Association represents all registered students at UCCS.