Charles "Charlie" Sweet will begin work as the executive director of strategic planning and initiatives. Previously, Sweet served CU for almost 20 years, including 13 years as vice president and university counsel, before retiring in 2007.
In his role, Sweet will be responsible for helping guide new initiatives at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, including developing partnerships and coordinating the efforts of the Southern Colorado Higher Education Consortium, a group of two- and four-year colleges in the region. He also will be responsible for the implementation of a campus-wide compliance program, and will work in the community with Operation 6035, Colorado Springs' economic development initiative.
The 75 percent appointment is an extension of work Sweet conducted for UCCS for the past several months with the law firm of Holme Roberts and Owen. Funding for his previous and future work will come from a private organization donation to the university.