News: CCU Welcomes Hogue as 22nd President

CCU Welcomes Eric Hogue as President

Colorado Christian University, the premier interdenominational Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region, welcomes Eric Hogue as the institution’s 22nd president. Hogue steps into the role on June 1 after being selected by the university’s Board of Trustees in March following a nine-month national search.

“I am personally honored and humbled to serve as the president of Colorado Christian University,” Hogue said. “I believe CCU has the opportunity to be the nation’s best performing and most trusted, respected, and recognized Christ-centered university. As an institution, we will be intentional in developing and delivering competent, convictional, and courageous CCU graduates into the world.”

Hogue replaces Dr. Donald W. Sweeting, who served as president of CCU for six years before transitioning to the role of university chancellor in August 2022. CCU Trustee Tim McTavish has served as interim president since Sweeting assumed the chancellor role.

“Eric Hogue is uniquely qualified to lead the University during a tumultuous time for Christ-centered higher education,” said Wil Armstrong, chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees. “As a natural leader and gifted orator, he brings an infectious passion for Colorado Christian University. He is a true champion for Christ-centered higher education.”

Hogue joined CCU in January 2018 as vice president of University Advancement. In this role he directed a comprehensive fundraising program totaling more than $45 million, including $33.5 million for the Armstrong Center Campaign. Hogue launched a $44 million Science Center Campaign, established the CCU Endowment Foundation to prioritize the rapid and sustained growth of future resources for the university, and birthed the CCU Fund and Hope Fund which are projected to raise $1.5 million annually for CCU student scholarships. 

Prior to joining CCU, Hogue served for six years as the chief development officer of William Jessup University in Rocklin, California, where he tripled WJU’s endowment fund and navigated two successful campus capital development campaigns.

He is known for his roles as a former political candidate; practicing theologian and pastor; and long tenured radio, television and media professional. Hogue is the author of “The Winning Side of the Ask: The Heart and Skills of the Donor-Centric Professional Fundraiser,” a book dedicated to helping nonprofits design a thriving philanthropic culture. 

Hogue holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from William Jessup University. He is married to Tammy, an award-winning, academically published, elementary school teacher. They have two adult daughters, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren.