Swoop and 5th Grade

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photo - CMC President Carrie Hauser talks to a CMC student.

Dr. Carrie Hauser: Guiding Toward Greatness

“CMC has the potential to become the premier and most innovative institution of its kind.”

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser forged her leadership skills on the rivers and summits of the West. She is also a respected leader in the halls of academia. Her work has created new opportunities for countless students. As CMC’s president, she brings the vision and energy to lead the College to greater heights.

News / Publications / Interviews / Presentations

  • Colorado Mountain College president found her dream job

  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife in service to the public’s trust

    "Trust and understanding are powerful antidotes to division and bridges to solutions and compromise."

    Read the President's Post Independent / Opinion
  • Fall 2021 Faculty In-Service and Welcome: Resilience and Purpose

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

    Watch Dr. Hauser's Presentation
  • CMC: Hispanic Serving Institution

    The federal government designated CMC as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in 2021 after years of deliberate efforts to grow CMC’s student body to be 25% or more Latino.

    Learn more about the HSI Designation
  • President’s Statement on the Tragic Events in Atlanta and Boulder

  • Dueling Purpose: Can The Dual-Mission College Change Higher Education?

    Forbes conducts a Q&A with Dr. Hauser discussing the growing importance of dual-mission colleges.

    Read the Forbes Q&A
  • ‘No Barriers’ Podcast with Erik Weihenmayer

    Noted explorer interviews Dr. Hauser about CMC Responds and how colleges must be adaptable.

    Listen: No Barriers Podcas
  • A Time to Reflect on What College Should Be

    Carrie Hauser and Jamie Merisotis (Lumina Foundation) write in “Inside Higher Ed” about the long-term survival of colleges.

    Read the Inside Higher Ed Article
  • Rwanda, Uganda, and UAE

    Inspired to #ListenThinkAct.

    Read President's reflections

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

photo - CMC Board of Overseers

Colorado Mountain College President’s Advisory Council

CMC Foundation Board Member and Carbondale philanthropist Jim Calaway founded the CMC President’s Advisory Council (previously called the Board of Overseers) in 2012. His vision was to launch and sustain a selective group of advisors who care about and support CMC’s mission, and to establish a thought-provoking, dynamic forum to help guide the college to further excellence.

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Impact Annual Review

Learn how CMC is reaching even greater heights.