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From the President

President Jill Tiefenthaler congratulates Joyce Manning Webster Lawrence ’64
at the Fifty Year Club Induction Ceremony during Homecoming 2014. Photo by Bryan Oller.

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, It was my junior year in college and summer was rapidly approaching. Like many college students, I was eager for a break, but also wanted to have a meaningful summer experience. After considering my options, I spent the summer teaching math at a boarding school. It was…

Issue: December 2014 • Tags:

From the President

Class Photos and Baccalaureate

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, “Are you ready?” I asked the Class of 2014 on a brilliant Commencement morning in May. Hoots and cheers rose from the crowd. Yes, after four years of developing the knowledge, skills, and character to help them become lifelong learners, imaginative individuals, and inspired leaders, they are…

Issue: August 2014 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, It’s no secret that the Block Plan works. Our signature program offers a powerful learning approach that delivers what many students are looking for today: intensive explorations across and between academic disciplines; meaningful experiential learning opportunities; and close student-faculty interaction. When Colorado College recently received an $800,000…

Issue: April 2014 • Tags:

From the President

Jill Tiefenthaler

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, Along with a few others, I was recently asked the following question: What is most on your mind right now as president of a liberal arts college? My answer was two-fold. As an economist, it concerns me that the growing emphasis (especially from the federal government) on…

Issue: November 2013 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, The Year of Planning has been nothing short of exhilarating! Thanks to the input from students, faculty, trustees, staff, alumni, parents, and local community leaders, Colorado College is well on the way to establishing a bold plan that will guide us for the next decade. In reflecting…

Issue: April 2013 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, In my last letter to you, I laid out a detailed account of what I learned during my year of listening; the opportunities and challenges facing the American higher education system, particularly liberal arts colleges; and three strategies to guide the future of Colorado College. First, building…

Issue: December 2012 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, When I arrived at Colorado College last summer, many people asked what drew me here. I explained that the unique combination of strength and ambition, along with a sense of adventure, was irresistible! Over the course of my first year, many experiences have underscored that first impression.…

Issue: August 2012 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, Now I really know what the Block Plan is all about. For three and a half weeks in January and February, my husband and fellow economist, Kevin Rask, and I taught a class about the economics of higher education. Before the class I understood the concept of…

Issue: April 2012 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College, As the crisp air settles on Colorado Springs, I am drawing great energy from the “Year of Listening” events that are taking place on campus and in cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, and Boston. These highly interactive sessions are enriching our vision to make Colorado…

Issue: December 2011 • Tags:

From the President

Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Colorado College: It is a great honor to address you as the new president of Colorado College. Thanks to those who have served before me, and to the contributions of countless faculty, staff, and alumni, your college is a beacon of liberal arts education. My family and I already feel…

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