Officer & Exempt Professional
Officers and exempt professional staff are employees who hold positions that have been exempted from the state of Colorado personnel system pursuant to state law. Exempt professional positions are considered neither classified staff nor faculty. These at-will administrator positions provide the university with a broad range of services, including directing programs, managing budgets, and advising students with their academic needs. Officer positions include the chancellor, senior vice chancellor, provost, vice chancellors, associate vice chancellors, and deans. Examples of exempt professional staff positions include directors, associate and assistant directors, managers, professional academic advisors, athletic coaches and trainers, and professional assistants to officers.