CMC presidential hopefuls meet public in Glenwood Springs
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” More than 50 community members along with staff and board members of Colorado Mountain College mingled with four of the five prospective presidential candidates Monday evening at CMC’s Grand Avenue location.
The four candidates in attendance, David Borofsky, Laurence Spraggs, Diana Doyle and Stanley Jensen, spent the evening speaking with attendees at the informal meet and greet. Joe Forrester was unable to attend the reception due to a previous scheduling conflict.
Nonetheless, all five finalists will attend several days of interviews with college faculty, staff, students and trustees. The next brief step is up to the community.
The college is looking for input on who the community views as the best fit for the college by using an online survey.
“It’s an important job, and we want to make sure that we get the right fit, not only for the college but for the community as well,” said Debra Crawford, CMC director of public information.
Sections of the interviews will be accessible at all of the college’s seven campuses via interactive video, while segments of Monday’s and today’s Spring Valley Campus interviews will be uploaded to CMC’s website to allow community members to learn more about each candidate and be a part of the decision-making process. Profiles of each candidate are already online and the survey is available, but all of the information won’t be up until Wednesday, and the deadline for the survey is 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.
“I think (the survey) is great,” Doyle said. “The president is the face of the college. If the community doesn’t have a face to put with the college, then the college isn’t doing its job for the community. I think the survey allows the community to be a part of the process.”
On Monday, board members will take feedback into account while narrowing the field of candidates. From there the board will decide which of the candidates will receive a site visit from CMC administration at their current facilities.
The new president will fill the vacancy of retiring CMC president Bob Spuhler, who will leave the position in June after 20 years with the college.
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