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CMC’s Eagle campus focus of Thursday meeting

Kathy Heicher

Colorado Mountain College officials will come to Eagle next week to discuss the future of the campus in Eagle.

A community meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April at the commissioner’s meeting room in the Eagle County Administration Building

The board of directors of the community college are in the process of deciding whether to authorize their staff to explore options for the lease or sale of the CMC campus building on Broadway in Eagle. The college will open its new campus at Edwards in the fall.

CMC Public Relations Director Joe Marquez said results of a “community needs” study conducted in December, 2002 will be presented at the meeting.

CMC administrators scheduled to participate in the meeting included Vail/Eagle Valley Campus Dean Peggy Curry, CMC President Dr. Robert Spuhler, Vice President Dr. David Borofsky and Eagle County CMC Trustee Doris Dewton.

Discussion by college administrators to either sell the Eagle building, or lease it out has raised concern from some Gypsum and Eagle residents about what courses will be offered in downvalley communities in the future. CMC has had an active campus in Eagle since 1976.

According to the Eagle County Assessor’s office, Eagle County taxpayers contributed $7.9 million to CMC in 2003. Statistics from the college indicate that over 3,752 students attended CMC courses in the 2002-2003 academic year.

Marquez confirmed that a decision has already been made to consolidate the college staff to offices at the Edwards campus.

Curry is proposing the college use space in downvalley public schools to offer some classes.

For further information, contact Colorado Mountain College at 945-8691.

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