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Erin Hutchinson selected for prestigious fellowship

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Erin Hutchinson, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Campus IT Finance, Planning, and IT Asset Management, is one of 15 people selected for the 2024-25 National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Fellows Program. The immersive program is designed to provide support, education and learning opportunities to high-potential individuals who seek a chief business officer position for their next role. Hutchinson was nominated for the program by CU Boulder’s Chief Financial Officer, Todd Haggerty.

“Erin is a trusted and valued member of CU Boulder’s financial team and is highly regarded as a collaborative, knowledgeable, and inclusive colleague,” Haggerty said in his recommendation letter. “[She] consistently demonstrates a commitment to finding solutions in collaboration with others on our campus and within CU’s four campus system. Erin has served in financial leadership roles on both the administrative and academic side of our campus and would bring a broad perspective to the upcoming NACUBO cohort.”

Hutchinson will join other NACUBO Fellows as they learn from experienced chief business officers, presidents, provosts, NACUBO experts and other higher education leaders to expand their management, communications and leadership skills. The 2024-25 cohort will first meet in July before the NACUBO 2024 Annual Meeting in Chicago.

“I am grateful to have been nominated and selected to join the NACUBO Fellows program,” said Hutchinson. “I owe special thanks to Todd Haggerty and Marin Stanek for their ongoing recognition and support. As someone who is deeply committed to the mission of public higher education and who understands the transformative value of a post-secondary education, I look forward to the knowledge I will gain from peers in my cohort as well as the industry experts I will meet in this program. I plan to apply the additional knowledge and skills I gain to support our campus goals of fiscal and operational resilience.”

Hutchinson, who began her career at CU Boulder 2005, was named the director of finance, planning and procurement for the Office of Information Technology in 2021 and later became AVC of Campus IT Finance, Planning and IT Asset Management in 2022. Before that, Hutchinson was a senior academic business partner and associate director for academic resource analysis in CU Boulder’s Budget & Fiscal Planning and Provost’s offices. Hutchinson is a four-time alum of the University of Colorado. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration - Accounting from Leeds School of Business, an MPA from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and a Master’s degree in the studies of law - ethics and compliance from Colorado Law. In 2023 she received a Doctor of Education in Leadership for Equity in Education – Higher Education from the University of Colorado Denver.

The NACUBO Fellows Program launched in 2016, and many graduates now hold senior leadership roles. “The NACUBO Fellows Program embodies one of our most-pressing priorities: to strengthen the pipeline to the chief business officer role by preparing the next generation of leaders with the knowledge, competencies, and communications skills they will need to succeed,” said Kara D. Freeman, NACUBO president and chief executive officer. “I am pleased to welcome these high-achieving professionals and look forward to helping them shape their leadership trajectory.”