Sweet returns to UCCS as vice chancellor for strategic initiatives

Charles Sweet

Charles Sweet, currently vice chancellor and managing senior associate university counsel at CU-Boulder, will return to UCCS and the Office of University Counsel after serving the Boulder campus since August.

Sweet, who retained a 30 percent appointment at UCCS while in Boulder, will be vice chancellor for strategic initiatives effective March 15. While Sweet will be based at UCCS, he may also be called upon to act in a senior university counsel role for CU.

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 August 2014.

As vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Sweet will report to Chancellor Pam 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 Colorado and Virginia.