CMC announces new campus leader for Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs
Colorado Mountain College has hired a new campus leader for its Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs campus locations. Dr. Kelly Humphrey was offered and has accepted the role of vice president and dean. She starts this summer.
“We are happy to welcome Kelly back to Colorado, because we know she’s going to be a great fit for our students and our college community,” said CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser. “This is a critical role for CMC that leads daily operations and student affairs at two locations in Glenwood Springs — one fully residential and another that serves many non-traditional students and supports community partnerships. We welcome Kelly and her family to CMC and to the Roaring Fork Valley.”
Humphrey, who is originally from Grand Junction, has 16 years of experience working in higher education, most recently as a civil rights investigator at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has also held student affairs leadership roles at Laramie County Community College, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado.
Humphrey holds a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs leadership from the University of Northern Colorado and two degrees from the University of Wyoming: a Master of Science in family and consumer sciences and a Bachelor of Science in social science.
“I’m so excited to join the college and continue the important work of empowering our students, faculty, and staff to realize their goals,” Humphrey said. “I’ve spent my career focused on advocating for college students, and I look forward to immersing myself in CMC’s diverse and expansive community.”
Humphrey is stepping into the role held by Dr. Heather Exby, who is retiring after serving CMC for more than 17 years in three different positions.