Colorado Mountain College board OKs contract for new college president
The Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees voted 6-1 shortly after noon Friday to approve an employment contract for Dr. Carrie Hauser as the next president of the multi-campus college.
After approving the contract during the special telephone meeting, the trustees unanimously favored a vote of affirmation for Hauser as the next college president.
Trustee Kathy Goudy, who represents east Garfield County on the board, voted against approval of the contract. She explained that she enthusiastically endorses Hauser as president but objects to some provisions in the contract that she considers inappropriate for someone in charge of a publicly funded institution.
She did not elaborate about those provisions and attempts to reach her after the meeting were unsuccessful.
Hauser represents “a wonderful investment in the future of Colorado Mountain College,” said Board President Glenn Davis, who noted that she will be the ninth president of the college.
Provisions of the contract were not discussed publicly at the meeting, which followed a 4-3 board vote on Oct. 8 to offer Hauser the job. She is expected to start in her new role on Dec. 2, according to a statement released after the meeting.
Hauser is currently senior fellow at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo., and is past president and CEO of Kauffman Scholars in the same city.
Prior to that, she served as vice president for institutional advancement and external relations at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from University of Arizona and a doctorate in higher education policy from the University of California at Los Angeles, and she is a graduate of the advanced management program at the Wharton School of Business.
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