Colorado State University-Pueblo has hired Alejandro Rojas Sosa to serve as the new Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA).
Rojas-Sosa was selected after a national search with a competitive pool of 86 applicants. As Vice President for Finance and Administration, he will partner with the president and vice presidents in implementing Vision 2028 to ensure that the university remains accessible and affordable, develops people, and designs learning and support systems that enhance experiential education, soft skill development, as well as personalized advising and mentoring.
Rojas-Sosa has enjoyed a distinguished career as a higher education executive. He joined The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in August 2013 and was responsible for strategic partnerships, planning, provider relations, mergers and acquisitions, outreach, business development, and the financial success of the community practice division.
He is an accomplished executive with a strong background in academic healthcare and higher education finance, operations and clinical management, budget and strategic planning, process improvement, and team building and leadership.
“This was a once-in-a-career opportunity,” said Rojas-Sosa. “I welcome the opportunity to use my skillsets and the experience I’ve gained to work with my colleagues at CSU-Pueblo to support the mission of the organization.”
Rojas-Sosa will report to the president and serve on the Cabinet and University Leadership Team. He will provide leadership and direction for Budget, Business Financial Services, Purchasing, Facilities, Auxiliary Services, Physical Plant, and Information Technology Services.
“I am excited about Alejandro’s 23 years of developing people and teams in addition to his finance and administrative leadership experience. He is a thoughtful leader who understands how to align teams to a shared vision and I’m excited about his ability to lead across the university as we implement Vision 2028.”Timothy Mottet, CSU-Pueblo President
Rojas-Sosa is a member of prestigious healthcare societies such as the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Associations, and National Society of Hispanic MBA’s. He is a frequent invited speaker and moderator at national and international meetings.
Before joining The University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, he served as Vice Chair of Administration for The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In previous positions, he was the Department Director and Business Manager for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston Texas.
Rojas-Sosa earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He earned his Master of Science in Health Administration Finance from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Business Administration Finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Rojas-Sosa and his wife Laura currently live in Franktown, Colorado with their two children. Rojas-Sosa replaces current VPFA Karl Spiecker who retires December 31.