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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.

CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser.

Hard work levels the playing field

June 9, 2021

Sometimes you have to set your sights on a target that’s seemingly out of reach and pour your energy into accomplishing it.

Several years ago, the team at Colorado Mountain College established a goal to become Colorado’s next Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), the federal designation assigned to colleges and universities that successfully support a student population that is 25% or more Latino. Based on CMC’s history, it was a seemingly overconfident objective. But, by putting the right strategies in place, we knew it could be achieved. Read more: Hard work levels the playing field

El trabajo duro nivela el campo de juego

June 9, 2021

A veces tiene que fijar la mirada en un objetivo que pareciera estar fuera de su alcance y dedicar su energía a lograrlo.

Hace varios años, el equipo de Colorado Mountain College estableció la meta de convertirse en la próxima Institución al Servicio del Hispano (HSI) de Colorado, designación federal asignada a colegios y universidades que apoyan con éxito a una población estudiantil latina del 25% o más. Basado en la historia de CMC, era un objetivo que parecía demasiado arrogante. Pero, al implementar las estrategias correctas, sabíamos que se podía lograr.
Read more: El trabajo duro nivela el campo de juego

News / Publications / Interviews

  • 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
  • CMC’s Commitment: Community First

    Investing 'in talented professionals right in our backyard.'

    Read the CMC eNews Story
  • Rwanda, Uganda, and UAE

    Inspired to #ListenThinkAct.

    Read President's reflections
  • CMC Launches Fund Sueños to Help DREAMers Pay for College

    Read about the privately funded income-share agreements (similar to loans) for some students ineligible federal financial aid.

    Read CMC eNews Story
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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.

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