Experienced Leadership for a Thriving Campus
Under the visionary leadership of Chancellor Venkat Reddy and his expert cabinet of Vice Chancellors, UCCS is committed to making a lasting impact on families and communities. Our focus on academic excellence and adherence to our Mission, Vision, and Core Values sets us apart as a premier educational institution.
Join us on our journey toward shaping a better future.
I am honored to serve as the seventh full-time chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Our university is home to exceptional students driven to build bright futures – for themselves, their communities and their world. The outstanding academic culture, innovative attitude and commitment to excellence at UCCS were all reasons why I joined the Mountain Lion family nearly thirty years ago. They continue to inspire me today.
My promise to you is that each day, I will strive hard to execute the confidence our leadership has placed in me. I will represent our university well to University of Colorado President Todd Saliman, my fellow University of Colorado chancellors, and the Board of Regents to continue moving this great university forward.
Over the last 30 years, Dr. Reddy has served as a faculty member and dean in the UCCS College of Business prior to taking on the role of Chancellor in 2017. Under Dr. Reddy’s leadership, the campus has taken on strategic initiatives in the areas of health and wellness, cybersecurity, online education, equity, diversity and inclusion, and public-private partnerships. The university has also launched its 2020-2030 Strategic Plan, which charts a clear path for the next decade at UCCS.
Dr. Reddy continues to stay engaged with UCCS alumni, friends of the university, and the Colorado Springs community through a variety of programs. He previously served on the National Cyber Security Center Board of Directors and was one of the Honorary Commanders at the United States Air Force Academy in 2021-2022. He is committed to student success and our community success.
The chancellor could not succeed with his goals without the support of a talented group of campus staff. UCCS Chancellor’s Cabinet leads key departments and initiatives at UCCS.
Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Dr. Nancy Marchand-Martella
Dr. Nancy Marchand-Martella is a first-generation college graduate and highly experienced academic leader. She currently serves as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UCCS.
Before her role at UCCS, Dr. Marchand-Martella was the Suzi and Dale Gallagher Dean of the College of Education at Purdue University, where she successfully led the College's Innovation Initiative. She is well-regarded as an expert in academic remediation and literacy, having published several textbooks and reading programs for at-risk students.
Visit the Provost Office Website.
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance (VCAF)
Kathy will begin her role as Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance on April 1, 2023.
The Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance (VCAF) is responsible for managing the university's financial health, allocating resources in line with the institution's strategic priorities, and collaborating with key stakeholders on campus. The VCAF oversees a variety of offices related to finance, including:
- Student Financial Services
- Human Resources
- Public Safety
- Capital Planning and Construction
- Parking and Transportation
- Campus Sustainability
- Campus Planning
- Campus Policy
- Budgets and Planning
Visit the VCAF Website.
Senior Vice Chancellor of University Advancement
As Senior Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, Martin Wood oversees several areas such as development, marketing, branding, publications, public and community relations, state and federal relations, alumni relations, social media, and strategic partnerships. He also founded and manages the Regional Connect university/community partnership program and leads the Cybersecurity initiatives for the UCCS campus.
Visit the University Advancement Website.
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management (VCEM)
The Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management plays a critical role in attracting and enrolling students to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. In this position, Jose Cantu is responsible for leading the creation of a new organization that combines all aspects of enrollment management, implementing innovative strategies to attract and enroll students, and improving the student experience.
Visit the VCEM Division Website
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VCDEI)
As Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Rame Hanna leads institution-wide efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, including developing and implementing strategic initiatives, facilitating educational opportunities, and collaborating with campus partners.
Visit the DEI Division Website.
Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (VCSA)
As Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Carlos García is responsible for providing executive leadership to various student support services and auxiliary services units. He oversees a wide range of departments, including academic advising, career services, disability services, student leadership programs, intercollegiate athletics, and many others.
Visit the VCSA Division Website.
Managing Associate University Counsel
As Managing Associate University Counsel, Amanda Hull is responsible for overseeing and providing various legal services, serving as a member of the Chancellor and University Counsel’s leadership teams, and representing the campus and university in front of legislative and administrative bodies.
Visit the University Counsel Website.