CU's fundraiser leaving university following eavesdropping investigation

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Less than a year after being hired as the University of Colorado system's top fundraising officer, Kelly Cronin is leaving the university in the wake of a $40,000 investigation into an allegation her assistant eavesdropped on a closed-door meeting.

CU spokesman Ken McConnellogue said there were a number of reasons for Cronin's decision, including the inquiry into whether she instructed an assistant to listen in on a private meeting of the CU Foundation, the university's private, nonprofit fundraising arm.

Cronin, who could not be reached for comment this week, is still in talks with the university about her "separation," McConnellogue said.

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