BOULDER, Colo. — The University of Colorado’s new president has made his first move: creating a new position for his former chief of staff at the University of North Dakota.

According to the spokesperson for the University of Colorado, President Mark Kennedy has been tasked with creating a strategic plan.

This led him to hire Angelique Foster to fill a new position as the vice president for strategic initiatives, which essentially means she’ll be a project manager for this process.

She was hired without the position being open to other applicants, which requires a special waiver.

Foster’s salary will be $132,000 a year, according to the university. She will be based in Denver.

Before spending three years working with Kennedy at the University of North Dakota, Foster was on his staff at George Washington University.

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