A CMC pitch from Goudy | AspenTimes.com

A CMC pitch from Goudy

Dear Editor:I am running for Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, and would appreciate your vote. In times when tuition has been raised substantially, department budgets have been cut and employees have been denied raises, all CMC expenditures should be focused on the classroom. Renovating an administration building for millions of dollars may be a luxury that comes at the expense of the students and classes.Having taught both at Drake Law School, as an adjunct professor, and community college law courses, I believe deeply in all types of education, be it degree-seeking, vocational training or personal enrichment. Degree programs at CMC are an amazing resource for specific programs and should be encouraged. They should not take precedence over other community classes and offerings. Colorado statutes provide tax dollars to CMC for work training, job skills and life skills such as computer basics or ESL, as well as the degree programs.My hope is to commit my skills of organization and advocacy to Colorado Mountain College, and to look at policies and budgets with common sense and thrift. I listen to people’s concerns, and believe that CMC policies should reflect the communities’ wishes. I am high-energy and approach problems with a “can do” attitude coupled with a firm grasp of the facts and law. I am an attorney, and an active volunteer on local boards and organizations.Be sure to mail in your ballots and vote!Kathy GoudyCarbondale