DENVER – The University of Colorado has named Chad Marturano as vice president and chief financial officer for CU’s system administration.
Marturano has worked at CU for more than eight years. He has served as senior associate vice president for business operations and acting chief financial officer since July 2021.
“Chad has a strong understanding and a great depth of knowledge about CU’s budget and finances,” Todd Saliman, CU president, said in a written statement. “He also has significant experience and expertise at several levels of financing public education in Colorado that has prepared him extremely well for this role.
“I’m grateful for his leadership and advocacy, not just on behalf of CU, but for all of Colorado higher education.”
CU has an annual budget of $5.5 billion. Marturano’s duties will include providing budget and financial advice to Saliman and the Board of Regents, collaborating with campus CFOs and their teams, managing the team in the budget and finance division in CU’s system administration, and serving as administrative lead on the CU Board of Regents’ Finance Committee. The position is a member of the president’s executive team.
Before his work at CU, Marturano served as director of legislative affairs at the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Before that, he was principal consultant in the Colorado Department of Education’s Public School Finance Unit. He also served as a senior management and budget analyst in the Office of State Planning and Budgeting in the administration of former Gov. Bill Ritter.
“I’m honored and humbled to be selected for this position, and I am looking forward to continuing my work with university leadership and my campus colleagues to ensure that CU remains fiscally strong,” Marturano said. “Our work plays an important role in supporting academic success and research excellence at CU.”
Marturano earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado Denver.