Swoop and 5th Grade

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Dr. Carrie Besnette 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 Carrie Hauser named 2023 Citizen of the Year

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

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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 Report

Learn how CMC is elevating futures.

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