Carrothers will succeed Jeff Parker, who earlier this year announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Carrothers was selected after a national search and her appointment was announced on Oct. 15 by Don Elliman and Jerry Wartgow, chancellors of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and CU Denver, respectively.
“Terri brings a remarkable capacity for finding solutions and is a gifted leader,” said Elliman. “She is a strong fiscal manager with a thorough knowledge of the University and its policies. We are fortunate to have her on the leadership team.”
At the School of Medicine, Carrothers manages the $1.2 billion annual budget of an enterprise with more than 7,000 faculty staff, students and staff. She became assistant dean for finance and administration and the dean’s chief of staff in 2008 and was promoted to her current position as associate dean for finance and administration in 2011. Carrothers concurrently served as director of finance and administration for the Department of Medicine from January 2010 to April 2011, one of the largest departments in the School of Medicine.
Carrothers began her career at CU in the University of Colorado Hospital Pharmacy in 1978 and steadily earned promotions into positions of additional responsibility and leadership at the Health Sciences Center, and later at CU Anschutz Medical Campus. She became administrator in the School of Medicine’s Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in 1990, where she managed and expanded its clinical practices.
Carrothers has been actively involved in many CU system committees, including recently the President’s Efficiency Task Force and the ELEVATE Peoplesoft 9.2 Steering Committee. In addition, she serves on the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group of Business Affairs national steering committee.
Carrothers said it’s a privilege to work for the University of Colorado and that she will be working in close collaboration with Parker to ensure a smooth transition to her new role at CU Denver | Anschutz, which becomes effective mid-December.
“Jeff is exceptional,” she said. “He is a very thoughtful and engaging leader, extremely professional and knowledgeable. He has an impeccable reputation and is respected broadly.
“I am looking forward to serving in this position,” she said. “We are well-positioned nationally and I am proud to support our leadership, faculty, students and staff by helping to provide the best possible environment for success through collaboration, knowledgeable decisions, creativity and careful stewardship of our resources.”
Guest contributor: Mark Couch, communications director, CU School of Medicine.