Administration and Operations

Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines Division of Administration and Operations.

Our Mission
To support the school's educational mission and its students, faculty, and staff by integrating the School's mission and its Strategic Plan with a sustainable model. We strive to leverage our assets during changing economic times and to provide guidance in an environment of increasing oversight and accountability. The Administration and Operations division encompasses administration (financial planning, research administration, procurement and business operations), operations (facilities management, environmental health and safety, capital construction, parking), the controller's office, capital planning and design, human resources, internal audit, information technology, and institutional compliance and equity.

We strive to be an integral part of the school's academic and research community and to be responsive partners with all members of the campus community and related constituents. We are committed to carrying out these services and activities within the following set of core values: service, respect, responsiveness, collaboration, confidentiality, competence, safety, compliance and transparency.

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Administration and Operations
210 Guggenheim Building
1500 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

Kirsten Volpi
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer

Nina Purschwitz
Executive Assistant to the EVPAO