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Colorado Mountain College Presidential Search

The publicly elected Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees has concluded its search for the next college president and chief executive officer.

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, one of the most tenured higher education CEOs in Colorado and the longest serving president in Colorado Mountain College history, recently announced her decision to step down in August 2024 after nearly 11 years in the role.

Dr. Matt Gianneschi appointed as next college president and CEO

On April 29, 2024, the CMC Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Matt Gianneschi as the college's next president and chief executive officer.

Reflecting CMC’s commitment to growing and developing leaders from within, the trustees, functioning as the presidential search committee, elected to conduct an internal search process to determine if any current employees were qualified for the position.

Dr. Gianneschi was named as the board’s sole finalist for the position during a board meeting April 15 after trustees concluded their internal search for applicants and reviewed more than 400 survey results in English and Spanish from community members, students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Dr. Gianneschi will officially become the college’s tenth president and chief executive officer on July 1.

Trustees also named Hauser as President Emerita, the first such honor awarded to an outgoing president in Colorado Mountain College history.

Contact the CMC Board of Trustees