Academic Affairs

Welcome to Academic Affairs at Colorado Mountain College!

The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for overseeing all academic programs and a variety of academic services
at Colorado Mountain College.

Academic Affairs Staff

Renee Kuharski
Assistant Vice President, Career & Technical Education

Al Buyok
Assistant Vice President, Arts & Sciences

TBD – See Al Buyok
Dean, Developmental & Adult Education

Jamie Kruis
Executive Administrative Assistant

Marjorie Ellis
Academic Services Specialist

Yuliya Lef
Director, Virtual Library

Gabrielle Orsi
Learning Management System Administrator & Trainer/Faculty LMS Trainer

Bonnie Steele
Director, Assessment

Jaime Stoess
Administrative Assistant to Renee Kuharski and Al Buyok/Dean of Dev Ed & Adult Ed

Suzanne Thompson
Manager, Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning

Jill Ziemann
Director, Gateway, Wo/Men in Transition, GarCo Sewing Works, & Go2Work Programs


Our academic programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Commission can be reached at:

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
Telephone: 1-800-621-7440

CMC has chosen the Higher Learning Commission’s alternative accreditation through AQIP (the Academic Quality Improvement Program). For more information, see Accreditation.

AQIP has approved CMC for:

  • General Studies Degree
  • Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  • Nursing Degrees Occupational
  • Bachelor of Science Business Administration
  • Veterans’ Training
  • Foreign Students (Steamboat Springs, Leadville, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley)