Interviews for president of CMC to be held Wednesday |

Interviews for president of CMC to be held Wednesday

Five finalists for the job of president of Colorado Mountain College will be interviewed in a public meeting by the CMC board of trustees in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, the college announced on Friday.

There has been no time scheduled for public comment, according to CMC spokeswoman Debra Crawford, “but other avenues for input are available.”

Instructions for viewing recordings of presentations by each finalist to college employees, and directions for providing input to the trustees, will be posted on the college website on Thursday, Crawford reported.

According to Crawford, the candidates will make presentations via interactive video to each campus, including opening statements, and the trustees will take all comments from employees into account before making a decision to hire the college district’s ninth president.

Full biographies of all five finalists are available on the college website at

The five finalists are Leah Bornstein, Jill Boyle, Hank Dunn, Carrie Hauser and Alan Walker.

The trustees hope to pick a president by October, Crawford reported.

Interim President Charles R. Dassance, who has led the college since the departure last year of former President Stan Jensen, was specifically forbidden to enter the competition for the position when he was picked to fill in while the search was underway.

The CMC Junior College District has 11 “learning locations” spread over 12,000 square miles of north-central Colorado.

Although technically a two-year community college, the district also offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration and sustainability studies.

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