Vail Daily letter: Warnick for CMC trustee
There is only one contested seat for the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees, and that is in East Garfield County. We, the Eagle County voters, get to cast a ballot for all candidates in the 12,000-square-mile, six-county CMC district. I urge you to support my friend, Jon Warnick, in this election. I have worked with Jon since he became involved with CMC 15 years ago. He joined the CMC Foundation Board in 2008 and became its chair in 2009, while I was chair of the CMC Board of Trustees. From 2009 through 2014, I served as his colleague on the CMC Foundation Board. He brought new purpose and success to the foundation, along with a much stronger organization. His leadership, along with the CMC team and other foundation board members, helped the CMC Foundation raise more and more funds to continue to build new academic facilities and to increase the availability of student scholarships.
Jon’s passion for education is what moves him to seek election as a trustee. Since he retired, he has taken 34 continuing education classes at CMC. His earlier education included earning a BS in engineering and business from the University of Colorado, and then both a law degree and MBA from the University of Denver. He retired from a 30-year career with IBM, leading a customer focus education program for 60,000 IBM employees. He serves on the CMC Board of Overseers, and was involved in CMC’s introduction of five new bachelor’s degree programs. He, as I am, is fully committed to the important role that CMC plays in making high quality, affordable higher education available to those of us who live in Eagle County and five other Western Slope counties. His background of business experience combined with this passion for education will make Jon an excellent CMC Trustee. Please mark your ballot for Jon Warnick for CMC trustee.