GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Two Colorado Mountain College insiders are among the five finalists vying to become CMC’s ninth president.
Leah Bornstein, Ph.D., ran CMC campuses in Breckenridge and Dillon, and Jill Boyle, Ph.D., is a CMC senior vice president in Glenwood Springs. Hank Dunn, Ph.D., Carrie Hauser, Ph.D., and Alan Walker, Ph.D., are the other three finalists.
The college’s board of trustees is expected to name a new president by the end of September.
The new president will replace Stan Jensen, who resigned last December amid controversy about his role in writing a lease for the SourceGas natural gas supply company to use a five-acre site at the Spring Valley Campus, where the company wanted to install a compressor station to boost pressure on a natural gas line that crosses college property.
The five finalists
Bornstein is the current president of Coconino Community College in Arizona. She was CEO of Colorado Mountain College in Breckenridge and Dillon. Bornstein earned both an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Arts in human studies — medical psychology from Bradford College, 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- communication/leadership studies from the University of Denver.
Boyle currently serves as senior vice president at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. Boyle was 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.
Dunn is 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, a Master of Education in guidance and counseling from Florida Atlantic University, Fla. and a Doctor of Education in higher education administration from the University of Florida.
Hauser is the senior fellow of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Mo. She served as vice president for institutional advancement and external relations at Metropolitan State College of Denver. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies: business administration, political science and communications from the University of Arizona, Ariz., a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in higher education policy from the University of California Los Angeles.
Walker is 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.