Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance

Susan Szpyrka photo

Susan Szpyrka is the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  In this position, Ms. Szpyrka provides leadership for the budget management, coordination, integration, and support of various services, programs, management functions and activities at UCCS. She also serves in a campus-wide leadership role, leading the campus in developing and implementing enterprise and business initiatives. Ms. Szpyrka guides the development, implementation, and monitoring of UCCS auxiliary operating and capital budgets. She also oversees the development, of institutional policies and means of compliance with institutional policy and applicable state and federal laws.  Ms. Szpyrka serves as the contract manager for all campus-wide revenue contracts.  Ms. Szpyrka supervises the division heads and provides strategic and financial leadership for the following functional areas:  Resource Management, Human Resources, Sustainability, Residential Life and Housing, Recreational Services; University Center, Bookstore and Copy Services, Mail and Shipping Services, Conference Services, Parking and Transportation Services, Auxiliary Operations, Family Development Center, Public Safety, Green House Operations, and Auxiliary Marketing.  Ms. Szpyrka is the contract administrator for Sodexo Campus Food Services.   

Ms. Szpyrka's employment association with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs spans three decades beginning in 1984. She earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in public administration from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She began her career with the University working as an employee in the UCCS Bookstore. Ms. Szpyrka is the recipient of the 1990 UCCS Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award, the 1992 University of Colorado System Staff Council Service Excellence Award, the 1998 UCCS Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award, the 1999 UCCS Special Chancellor's Award, the 2001 Business for Our Environment Clean Air Campaign Award and in 2006 was named the Outstanding MPA Graduate Student in the Graduate School of Public Affairs. Ms. Szpyrka's service to the University includes election to the position of Staff Council President in 1989, appointment as the campus sexual harassment officer, appointments to numerous search committees, appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee from 2002-2006, and appointment to various academic and facilities strategic planning committees. Ms. Szpyrka has taught in the Freshman Seminar Program and the Sport and Leisure Program and has developed and taught numerous professional development programs.  Prior to her appointment as the Vice Chancellor in 2013, Ms. Szpyrka served as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Chief of Staff, and Associate Vice Chancellor.

ADDRESS:     1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
LOCATION:     Main Hall, Suite 414A

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Vice Chancellor:

Susan Szpyrka
Main Hall 414A
(719) 255-3210