Jay Engeln ’74, P’03 has been named director of alumni and parent relations, effective July 1. Engeln served on CC’s Alumni Association Board. He and his wife, Priscilla ’73, are members of CC’s 1874 Society, and their daughter, Anna, is a member of the Class of 2003.
In 2000, CC awarded Engeln an honorary doctorate, and in 2006 the college inducted him into its Athletics Hall of Fame. Engeln, who graduated with a degree in biology, served during the 1990s as the principal of Colorado Springs’ Palmer High School, where he was widely recognized as having a transformational impact and was named National Secondary School Principal of the Year in 2000. In the early 2000s he served as the founding principal of Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Since 2002, he has been in demand internationally as a speaker and educational consultant on school/business partnerships and school reform issues.
Engeln has served in board leadership positions in a number of organizations in the Colorado Springs community and beyond, including Colorado Springs Downtown, El Pomar Youth Sports Park, and The Resource Exchange. He also is an instructor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.