CU will have a new associate vice chancellor for strategic relations.
Chancellor Phil DiStefano has named Frances Draper as the new associate vice chancellor, effective Feb. 14. Draper will be succeeding Michael L. Warden, who left the post in December.
DiStefano spoke highly of Draper in a news release.
“Frances brings a strong background in relationship management, communications and government affairs that will extend and leverage CU-Boulder’s strategic relationships, further align them with the Flagship 2030 Strategic Plan, and do so while serving our students, alumni and key communities,” DiStefano said.
According to the release, Draper has been holding the position of executive director of the Boulder Economic Council since 2006. She has also worked as a vice president in the business development and risk management for General Electric in Boulder and Westminster.
Draper said she is delighted to be part of the CU administration, according to the news release.
“I am delighted to be given this unique opportunity to join CU-Boulder’s administrative team,” Draper said.
She said some of the challenges that confront CU, such as securing adequate funding and serving a new generation of students, are challenges she’s ready to face.
“These challenges require highly innovative thinking, focused creativity, and careful strategic communication,” Draper said. “I look forward to helping the very capable CU-Boulder administrative team achieve these goals.”
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