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. The goals and priorities of Academic Affairs are articulated in the strategic Master Academic Plan (2016-2020).

Academic Affairs Staff

Kathy Kiser-Miller, M.F.A.
Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs
970-947-8345 |

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

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

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

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

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

Connie Kishimoto, Associate’s Degree (Certified Technician)
Administrative Assistant to Dean, Developmental Education
970-947-8315 |

Jaime Stoess, B.A.
Academic Services Specialist
970-947-8368 |

Yuliya Lef, M.L.S.
Director, Virtual Library
970-453-6757 |

Jim Green, Ed.D.
Director, Continuing Education
970-947-8477 |

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

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

Misty Thompson
Faculty Trainer, Innovations
970-947-8408 |

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

Mariah Chastan, M.A.
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.

The Higher Learning Commission has approved CMC for:

  • Associate of Arts Degrees
  • Associate of Science Degrees
  • Associate of Applied Science Degrees
  • Bachelor Degrees