Karen has been serving as Co-interim Vice President for University Advancement since March of 2022.

Since 2016, she has served CSU as Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning and is responsible for the leadership and fundraising in the Gift Planning office in Advancement at CSU.

For 23 years, Karen served as the Vice President, Treasurer and CFO of Colorado State University Foundation.  Prior to that time, she worked for 9 years in the banking industry for a national bank and holding company as a controller, compliance officer, and auditor.

Karen received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from CSU.  She is a CPA, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Colorado Society of CPAs, Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable, National Association of Gift Planners and CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education).  As a member of CASE, she served 6 years (2012 – 2018) on the National Committee for College and University Foundations (formerly National Board for Institutionally Related Foundations).

Karen Dunbar