Brian D. Burnett, PhD, of Colorado Springs, has been at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) since July 1, 2003. As the Senior Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance, Burnett oversees the university's $187 million all-funds operating budget as well as the campus' capital funds budget of $150 million.
The Senior Executive Vice Chancellor leads the campus-wide enrollment management functions. Additionally, he is responsible, along with VCAF Susan Szpyrka, for the Human Resources Department, Public Safety, Parking & Transportation Services, Facilities Services, new construction, Physical Plant, the Campus Bookstore, Resource Management, Institutional Research, Residential Life & Housing, the University Center, Recreation Center, Family Development Center, the NCAA Division II Mountain Lion Intercollegiate Athletic Program, the Office of Sustainability, real estate, property acquisitions, and Mail & Shipping Services. Since 2006, Burnett also holds a concurrent appointment as Associate Vice President for Administration for Foundation Relations for the University of Colorado System. In this role, Burnett assists in managing the Development Services Agreement between the University and the CU Foundation that supports fund raising activities at all of the CU campuses.
A second generation native of Colorado Springs, Burnett earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder, a Master's Degree in Finance from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from UCCS. In October 2000, he was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the U.S. As a Marshall Fellow, Burnett was one of 14 young leaders selected from the U.S. to visit NATO, the European Union, European government officials, non-profits and businesses throughout Europe to build transatlantic ties. Burnett is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the American Educational Research Association.
Dr. Burnett came to UCCS after serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Prior to his positions in higher education, he held the positions of Acting Executive Director, Deputy Director for Administration, Director of Finance and Legislative Liaison for the Colorado Department of Corrections, owned a small business, and served as a budget analyst for the Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly.
THE OFFICE OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE:
ADDRESS: 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
LOCATION: Main Hall, Suite 414c
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Senior Executive Vice Chancellor:
Main Hall 414c