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

Brad Tyndall
Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs

Renee Kuharski
Assistant Vice President, Career & Technical Education

Al Buyok
Assistant Vice President, Arts & Sciences

TBD – See Al Buyok
Director, Developmental Education, ESL (English as a Second Language), and GED (General Educational Development)

Jamie Kruis
Executive Administrative Assistant, Academic Affairs

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 Director of Developmental Education

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)