Colorado State University - Pueblo names Hanifin VP for Finance and Administration


Colorado State University - Pueblo names Hanifin VP for Finance and Administration

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare announced today that
Marty Hanifin has been named the Vice President for Finance and Administration(VPFA). He replaces interim vice president Delores Sanford, who had served in that position since last December. Hanifin will begin his duties on October 3.

The search committee, chaired by Dr. Kristy Proctor, professor of chemistry and interim dean of graduate studies and research, narrowed a national candidate pool to two finalists, who interviewed on campus last week.

“I believe Marty is the ideal fit for CSU-Pueblo,” Di Mare said. “His financial and legislative experience will be a tremendous asset, not only as VPFA, but for the broader needs we have involving statewide legislative issues dealing with higher education. “

Marty Hanifin

Since 2010, Hanifin has served as director of administrative services for campus operations at the University of Oregon, where he oversees the units of budget and finance, purchasing, contracting, and payroll. He has managed budgets involving diverse activity centers, labor cost allocations, cost recoveries, different funding streams, and complex charts of accounts. His facility expertise includes capital construction, deferred maintenance, debt service, and vendor contracts, along with campus repair and maintenance, utilities, custodial, grounds, and environmental health and safety. He has also supervised human resource and payroll administration for 350 employees. He served as assistant vice president for administration from 2007-2009.

Prior to that, Hanifin served as the legislative fiscal analyst for the Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Services ($2 billion budget) for the Oklahoma State Senate in 2006-2007. He held numerous positions in the Vermont State Government from 1986 to 2005, including legal assistant to Vermont Governor Howard Dean and business manager for the Vermont Department of State Attorneys and Sheriffs.

 Hannifin earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Norwich University, a master’s degree in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, a second master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma, and a juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.