Swoop and 5th Grade

pyramid summit

with student

Hickenlooper group

student group

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.

President's Statement Regarding Colorado Springs Shooting

President's Statement Regarding Colorado Springs Shooting

November 21, 2022

Following yet another act of violence in another community in our state, we find ourselves searching for ways to express our anger, sympathies and grief. The events over the weekend in Colorado Springs have rocked our collective sense of humanity and safety, no more so than for our LBGTQ+ friends, family and neighbors.

In the face of this latest tragedy, and on behalf of the entire Colorado Mountain College community, we must  — once again — find ways to speak and act with our hearts. To lead with kindness and love. To lean in to support others. To treat every person with grace and respect. To denounce hate. Together, we will continue to create the conditions that lead to equity, opportunity and hope for everyone.

Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D. 
President & CEO
Colorado Mountain College
cbhauser@coloradomtn.edu
@CMCPresident

News / Publications / Interviews / Presentations

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President's Statement Regarding Colorado Springs Shooting

November 22, 2022

Declaración del presidente del Colorado Mountain College sobre el Mes Nacional de la Herencia de los Inmigrantes

June 16, 2022

Statement from President Hauser on National Immigrant Heritage Month and DACA Anniversary

June 15, 2022

Caminando como uno: Reflexionar sobre la historia y buscar la sabiduría en un nuevo año

January 17, 2022

Walking as one: Reflecting on history and seeking wisdom in a new year

January 14, 2022

Grateful to be innovating and investing through a pandemic

December 15, 2021

Una promesa es “una promesa”

August 23, 2021

A Promise is a Promise

August 23, 2021

El trabajo duro nivela el campo de juego

June 9, 2021

Hard work levels the playing field

June 9, 2021

Expanding for Impact

April 5, 2021

President’s Statement on the Tragic Events in Atlanta and Boulder

March 23, 2021

The Promise of Dual-Mission Colleges

February 4, 2021

Moving Forward on a Path Grounded in Civility In Peace

January 6, 2021

A Crucible Moment

December 1, 2020

A rural perspective on Gallagher

October 14, 2020

De la presidenta de CMC: seamos una luz de esperanza

June 2, 2020

Let us be a beacon of hope • Seamos una luz de esperanza

June 1, 2020

A Time to Reflect on What College Should Be

May 19, 2020

CMC Responds: Today, Tomorrow, Together • CMC Responde: Hoy, Mañana, Juntos

April 6, 2020

Letter from President Hauser • Carta del presidente Hauser

March 11, 2020

President’s Response to National Admissions Scandal

March 18, 2019

DACA Statement - Declaración sobre DACA

November 1, 2017
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.

IMPACT Report 2022-01

Impact Annual Review

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