Q: Charles, your title is Director of Strategic Initiatives and you work in the President’s Office. When did you begin?
A: I retired from the Getty in Los Angeles last fall and began here on Dec. 1, 2008.
Q: This is a new, temporary position. What is the objective of your role and with whom do you work?
A: Where other members of Cabinet are responsible for particular parts of the university, I work mostly with President Roth and senior staff on issues and initiatives that involve the institution broadly.
Q: Can you say a bit about these issues and initiatives?
A: I began with the initiatives launched by President Roth and explored by faculty task forces: Civic Engagement, Creative Campus, College of the Environment, Internationalization and Strengthening the Undergraduate Experience. Unsurprisingly, I quickly found