Colorado Mountain College announces president candidates
Post Independent Staff
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Colorado Mountain College (CMC) on Wednesday announced that five candidates have made the final list of possible picks to be the junior college district’s new president, including Jill Boyle, a senior vice president from the school’s Glenwood Springs administrative offices.
The remaining four candidates are from community colleges in Arizona, North Carolina and Iowa, as well as a former vice president for the Metro State College (now Metro State University) in Denver.
The five finalists were among a larger group of candidates interviewed by CMC’s board of trustees in recent weeks, and will be back for continued interviews in mid-September, according to a statement from the school.
The board hopes to pick a new president by the end of September.
Taken alphabetically, the finalists include Leah Bornstein, currently president of the Coconino Community College in Arizona. Bornstein previously served as the chief executive officer for CMC in Breckenridge and Dillon.
Boyle, who briefly headed up CMC when former President Stan Jensen left earlier this year, has previously worked as president of Florida Keys Community College in Florida.
Hank Dunn, currently president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, N.C., previously was chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Region in Indianapolis.
Carrie Hauser is currently the senior fellow of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo. She previously worked as vice president for institutional advancement and external relations at Metro State College in Denver (now Metro State University).
Alan Walker most recently worked as the president of Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. The statement from CMC did not indicate what he is doing currently, but he previously worked as vice provost of academic affairs, extended university programs, at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.
According to the statement from CMC, the Association of Community College Trustees is assisting with the search for a new president, and a presidential screening committee helped narrow the pool of candidates before the board began its own interviewing process.
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