March – April 2014
New college president to address how access to higher education transforms lives, communities.
What would draw a high-powered, rising star – one who has built a career on enhancing educational access for people who might not otherwise have that opportunity – to serve the small towns on Colorado’s Western Slope?
As Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser explains, it’s because of the opportunity to help lead Colorado Mountain College toward becoming the premier and most innovative institution of its kind.
Hauser, the ninth and newest president of CMC, and the second woman in the job, will address her vision for the college and for student success as the inaugural speaker of the 2014 Roaring Fork Cultural Council speakers’ series in Carbondale March 10. She will also share her thoughts about how access to affordable, high-quality education can transform lives and elevate communities’ economic and social vitality.
“Our new strategic plan is driving us toward becoming the most inclusive, innovative, student-centered college in the country,” Hauser says. “We believe this vision will help us to elevate the economic, social, cultural and environmental vitality of the incredible communities we serve.”
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Colorado Mountain College Conference on Sustainability 2014
This is a CMC internal conference for Sustainability faculty, staff, students and community partners.
The speaker will be Dr. Stephen Mulkey who assumed the post of president at Unity College in Unity, ME, on 1 July 2011. Prior to his appointment to Unity, Dr. Mulkey served as director of the program in Environmental Science at the University of Idaho from 2008 through spring 2011. As director, he led an initiative obtaining National Science Foundation funding for the creation of a new Professional Science Master’s degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, which included degree tracks in Sustainability Science and Climate Change. With major funding from NASA, he directed a statewide project focused on climate change education. View Dr. Mulkey speaking at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.