Interim Vice President of Administrative Services for Colorado State is Longtime Financial Administrator

A longtime financial administrator at Colorado State University will serve as interim vice president of administrative services while the university forms a search committee to launch a national search for a permanent replacement.

Colorado State University President Larry Edward Penley appointed Keith Ickes, associate vice president for administrative services and director of budgets and institutional analysis, to serve as the interim vice president.

Athletic Director Mark Driscoll, former president of First National Bank, and Lance Perryman, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will serve as chairs of the search committee to find a permanent replacement.

"We are fortunate to have such an experienced and committed member of our university staff serve in this capacity and we are confident Keith Ickes will continue to move Colorado State in a positive trajectory," said Penley. "By bringing together Lance Perryman, a highly respected and experienced academic leader, with Mark Driscoll, a banking and finance expert, we are certain the national search will deliver the highest caliber individual for this position."

Ickes came to Colorado State in the fall of 1988 to head up the new Office of Institutional Research. In 1991, he merged the offices of Budgets and Planning with Institutional Research to form the Office of Budgets and Institutional Analysis. In 2002, Ickes also was named associate vice president for administrative services. He has an MBA from Colorado State University and was a doctoral candidate in mathematical logic at Indiana University. Ickes came to Colorado State from Cornell University where he was university registrar.

Ickes’ interim appointment replaces Gerry Bomotti, who served as Colorado State’s vice president of administrative services since 1993. Bomotti will conclude his tenure at the university on Aug. 31, and will work closely with Ickes to ensure a smooth transition.

As interim vice president at Colorado State, Ickes will oversee the university’s human resources; payroll; parking; purchasing; physical planning; accounting, financial and budget functions; and institutional analysis.