Colorado State University announced the appointment of Laurel Halsey of the University of California, Berkeley, as the new Executive Director of the CSU Health Network.
Halsey, who will start on October 17, has 14 years of experience in higher education and college health. She served as an administrative director and risk manager at her service at Berkeley Health for 11 years and for three years as a departmental administrator for an outpatient facility at the University of California, San Francisco.
Halsey has deep knowledge of the operations and budget management of large, comprehensive university medical facilities with budgets in excess of $50 million. She earned her MBA from Tulane University and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami. Halsey has been a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management for several years.
In addition to her extensive work in post-secondary health care, Halsey brings a significant history of working with the African Peace Corps and non-profit organizations. She is fluent in French, Sango and Spanish.
The Executive Director of CSU Health Network is responsible for the overall operation of CSUHN, ensuring that CSU students and their families receive quality health, counseling and educational programs. This role includes oversight of her members of over 200 professional staff, as well as her over $20 million financial management and budget. The Executive Director also oversees contracts, medical services, counseling services, drug and alcohol programs, health education and prevention programs, administration, facility operations, health insurance, risk management, compliance, and national accreditation of units.
The Executive Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, serves on the Vice Chancellor’s Council, and holds executive leadership positions within the Office of Student Affairs. This position also informs and consults with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs on campus-wide health initiatives and issues.
“CSU’s spirit of integrity and care really shined through in our conversations with students, staff, and leadership throughout the interview process,” said Halsey. “This is clearly a community of significant achievements, positive thinking and purposeful design. We look forward to working with you to enhance the health and well-being of all.”
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Blanche Hughes added: We look forward to her bringing her extensive expertise and leadership to Health her network. She also would like to thank her Leelee Kates for her interim role over the last few months. Leelee’s leadership and guidance are greatly appreciated and her transition period went smoothly. I am grateful that Laurel has her strong leadership waiting for her, her team, and the talented and dedicated team across CSUHN. ”
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