Swoop and 5th Grade

pyramid summit

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hickenlooper group

student group

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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.

Meet the Colorado Mountain College Senior Team

CMC Senior Team

Dr. Hauser's Biography

CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser.

A rural perspective on Gallagher

In 1982, Colorado was a different place than it is today. The population statewide was roughly 3.1 million. The value of the average home was about $130,000. The Denver Broncos were still a year away from drafting John Elway.

And, in that year, the state passed the Gallagher Amendment, which was intended to maintain tax revenues from businesses and homes at predictable levels.

Read more: A rural perspective on Gallagher

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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 the CMC 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
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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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