The Board of Trustees of Colorado Mountain College has selected five candidates as presidential finalists for the College. The Association of Community College Trustees is assisting with the search and a Presidential Screening Committee narrowed the pool of candidates for the Board of Trustees to consider.
Former President Dr. Stan Jensen resigned the post in December. Dr. Charles Dasance is the interim president.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Dr. Leah Bornstein currently serves as the president of Coconino Community College in Arizona. Previously, she served as the chief executive officer of Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge and Dillon, Colo. Bronstein earned both an associate of arts degree and a bachelor of arts in human studies/medical psychology from Bradford College, Mass., a master of education in higher education administration-counseling/student services from the University of Vermont, and a doctor of philosophy in higher education administration and communication/leadership studies from the University of Denver.
Dr. Jill Boyle currently serves as senior vice president at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. Boyle previously served as the president of Florida Keys Community College in Florida. She earned a bachelor of science in psychology, a master of education and doctor of education in organizational development and applied group from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Dr. Hank Dunn currently serves as the president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in Asheville, N.C. Dunn previously served as the chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College-Central Indiana Region in Indianapolis, Ind. He earned an associate of arts in general studies from Indian River Community College, Fla., a bachelor of arts in history and education from the University of Florida, Fla., a master of education in guidance and counseling from Florida Atlantic University and a doctor of education in higher education administration from the University of Florida.
Dr. Carrie Hauser currently serves as the senior fellow of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (past president and CEO Kauffman Scholars, a subsidiary of Ewing Marion Kauffman foundation) in Kansas City, Mo. Hauser previously served as vice president for institutional advancement and external relations at Metropolitan State College of Denver (now Metropolitan State University of Denver) in Colorado. She earned a bachelor of arts in interdisciplinary studies: business administration, political science and communications from the University of Arizona, a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy in higher education policy from the University of California Los Angeles.
Dr. Alan Walker most recently served as the president of Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. Previously he served as the vice provost of academic affairs, Extended University Programs at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. He earned an associate of science in fire science at College of Southern Idaho, a bachelor of science in trade and industrial technical education and a master of education in vocational/adult education from the University of Idaho, and a doctor of philosophy in higher education policy and administration with a minor in business administration from the University of Kansas.
The finalists will be invited to the college for interviews in mid-September and the board of trustees say they hope to reach a decision on the next president by the end of September.