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

Kathy Kiser-Miller
Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
970-947-8345 |

Renee Kuharski
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs – Career & Technical Education
970-947-8346 |

Al Buyok
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs – Arts & Sciences
970-947-8340 |

A. Yvette Myrick
Dean, Developmental & Adult Education
970-947-8312 |

Jamie Kruis
Executive Administrative Assistant to Vice President, Academic Affairs
970-947-8342 |

Christine Burke
Administrative Assistant to Assistant Vice Presidents, Academic Affairs (CTE and A&S)
970-947-8350 |

Luci Wilson
Administrative Assistant to Dean, Developmental Education
970-947-8315 |

Jaime Stoess
Academic Services Specialist
970-947-8368 |

Yuliya Lef
Director, Virtual Library
970-453-6757 |

Bonnie Steele
Director, Assessment
970-384-8500 |

Jim Green
Director, Continuing Education
970-947-8477 |

Ed Chusid
Grants Writer/Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Programs
970-947-8347 |

Suzanne Thompson
Manager, Office of Innovations in Teaching and Learning
970-947-8410 |

Gabrielle Orsi
Learning Management System Administrator & Trainer/Faculty LMS Trainer
970-947-8359 |

Katy Tischler
Faculty Trainer/Support

Jill Ziemann
Director, Gateway, Wo/Men in Transition, GarCo Sewing Works, & Go2Work Programs
970-384-8518 |

Mariah Chastan
Administrative Assistant to Director, Gateway, Wo/Men in Transition, GarCo Sewing Works, & Go2Work Programs
970-384-8521 |


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)