Four Colorado College assistant professors have been granted tenure and promotion to associate professor, beginning with the 2013-14 academic year. President Jill Tiefenthaler commended each for their excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, noting that they are dedicated members of the Colorado College faculty. Additionally, one faculty member has been granted emerita status. Those receiving tenure are:
- Megan Anderson, assistant professor of geology. Anderson started at CC in 2005 after receiving her her B.A. from Carleton College and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.
- Steven Hayward, assistant professor of English. Hayward started at CC in 2008 after teaching at John Carroll University. Hayward received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from York University.
- Miroslav Kummel, assistant professor of the environmental program. Kummel started at CC in 2007 after receiving a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
- Jane Murphy, assistant professor of history. Murphy started at CC in 2007 after receiving a B.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Additionally, Laurel Watkins was granted emerita status, becoming adjunct emerita associate professor of anthropology and linguistics. Watkins, who has 33 years of service at Colorado College, is an internationally renowned expert on Kiowa language. She serves as a linguistic consultant to both the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and the Native American Language Program at University of Oklahoma. Her ongoing research on Kiowa and Tewa languages reflects her enduring fascination with Native American languages.