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.

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CMC Senior Team

Dr. Hauser's Biography

Supreme Court allows DACA to stand • La Suprema Corte permite que la DACA se mantenga

Colorado Mountain College celebrates with DACA recipients after court decision.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that overturns the administration’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals…. Read more: Supreme Court allows DACA to stand • La Suprema Corte permite que la DACA se mantenga

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News / Publications / Interviews

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

    Inspired to #ListenThinkAct.

    Read President's reflections
  • President’s Response to National Admissions Scandal

    In light of the recent college admissions scandal, a statement from CMC President & CEO, Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser.

    Read President's Statement
  • 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
  • DACA Response and Statement

    CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser' statement regarding potential changes to federal immigration and DACA policies.

    Read Story
photo - CMC Board of Overseers

Colorado Mountain College Board of Overseers

CMC Foundation Board Member and Carbondale philanthropist Jim Calaway founded the CMC 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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