Charles Sweet, currently vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel at CU-Boulder, will return to UCCS and also have an appointment with the Office of University Counsel, university leaders announced Feb. 20.
While serving the Boulder campus since August, Sweet retained a 30 percent appointment at UCCS.
Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor, UCCS, and Patrick O’Rourke, university counsel and secretary to the CU Board of Regents, announced Sweet’s appointment as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives. Sweet will be based at UCCS but may also be called upon to act in a senior university counsel role for CU. The appointment is effective March 15.
“I am pleased that Charlie Sweet is returning to UCCS and continuing many of the projects he initiated,” Shockley-Zalabak said. “Sharing his expertise, when it is needed, with the Office of University Counsel and across the University of Colorado system is an effective use of talents and resources.”
Sweet has long ties to the University of Colorado system, having served as vice president and university counsel for the CU System from 1994 to 2007. From 1988 to 1994, he served as associate university counsel and the designated counsel for the CU-Boulder campus. He served as executive director of strategic planning and initiatives at UCCS from 2010 to 2014. He was named vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel at CU-Boulder in Aug. 2014.
As vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Sweet will report to Shockley-Zalabak and will lead local, state, national and international strategic innovation and initiatives and supervise the development and implementation of a campus-wide compliance program. He will have supervisory responsibilities for the executive director of the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences and a soon-to-be-hired director of institutional compliance.
Sweet earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the bar in both Colorado and Virginia.