Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser presenting at the CMC Spring Valley TEDx.

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser on top of Pyramid Peak holding a CMC adventure flag with professors Johann Aberger and Derek Johnston.

CMC President Carrie Besnette Hauser speaking from the podium at the 2024 CMC Salida commencement.

CMC President Carrie Hauser and Swoop presenting College Is For Me to a group of 5th grade students.

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser hiking in a Utah slot canyon.

CMC President Emerita Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser – President Emerita

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser served as the ninth president of Colorado Mountain College from 2013 to 2024. Under her leadership, the college completed three strategic plans and experienced significant growth. This included dramatically better student outcomes, over $100 million in capital improvements including affordable housing for students and employees, new academic programs, adding Salida and Poncha Springs to CMC's unique taxing district, and earning recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution and Colorado's only Dual Mission institution. The Board of Trustees honored her with the title of President Emerita for her outstanding service.

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Watch: Lessons from climbing Mt. Rainier, President Hauser pays tribute to CMC’s Past, President and Future.