Public invited to review potential CMC presidents in Glenwood
The Internet age is upon us with full force. Colorado Mountain College is taking full advantage of it by allowing community members to take part in an online survey regarding the future CMC presidential candidates.CMC is inviting the community to meet four of the five final presidential candidates on Jan. 28 at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the college’s district office in Glenwood Springs. One of the five will be unable to attend the reception.All five finalists will attend several days of interviews with college faculty, staff, students and trustees. These interviews will be accessible to all of the aforementioned at all of the college’s seven campuses via interactive video.Segments of the interviews conducted at the Spring Valley Center near Glenwood Springs will be uploaded to CMC’s website to allow community members to learn more about each candidate.An online survey will be posted on the website so the public can provide community insight as to which of the candidates the public favors. The feedback will be taken into account when the board of trustees chooses the college’s new president.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.
All five finalists have earned doctorate degrees and have 15 or more years of experience in higher education or other senior-level leadership.• David Borofsky – CMC’s Timberline Campus dean from 2000 to 2002, as well as interim campus dean at the Vail-Eagle Valley Campus from 2001 to 2002. Currently president of Bates Technical College, a three-campus, two-year college in Tacoma, Wash.• Joe Forrester – CMC’s Timberline Campus dean from 1989 to 1999 and currently president of the Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, Pa.• Laurence Spraggs – president of Broome Community College in Binghamton, N.Y. Spraggs has also been a vice president at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood.• Diana Doyle – vice president of educational and student services at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff. Doyle has twice been interim president for that college. She has also been director of student development at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden.• Stanley Jensen – previous president of Leadership Enterprises Inc., a company that provides training in leadership development, team building, process improvement training and strategic planning for businesses, colleges and nonprofit organizations.• For more information on the candidates visit: http://www.coloradomtn.edu/presidentialsearch.com
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