President Jill Tiefenthaler's Blog
Colorado College women’s soccer….undefeated in international play! On July 2, we beat South Africa 1-0! Go Tigers! Go Team USA!
Our women’s soccer team, named as Team USA for the 2015 World University Games, has arrived in Gwangju, Korea. Director of Athletics Ken Ralph reports that the women are excited and the set up is amazing. Yesterday, our team scrimmaged Mexico and won 1-0. Team USA plays their first official game against South Africa on Thursday, July 2nd. Go Tigers!
Cheers to the great collaboration between a number of college offices that have come together to develop an innovative way to initiate advising with our incoming students, before they even arrive on campus.
The Dean’s Office, First-Year Experience (FYE) Program, and Registrar’s Office, with the help and skills of ITS, have developed new advising support environments for our incoming students. Using Google Hangouts, our academic support professionals are now offering “live” FYE advising chats and small group advising conversations. And in the spirit of summer fun, all of these staff members report that they are having a great time getting to know our incoming students through this innovation!
Our recent grads are sharing exciting news of new jobs, fellowships, and acceptances into graduate school. It is always invigorating to hear about the great variety of careers our CC alumni pursue with their strong foundations in the liberal arts.
It is especially meaningful to hear about the next chapter – how those careers develop into significant leadership roles, because one of the goals of a CC education is inspire graduates to a lifetime of learning.
Jena Hausmann ‘93, the new CEO and President of Children’s Hospital, Denver has had an impressive career. After spending the last nine years in various roles at the hospital, building roots in the organization and the respect of her colleagues, Jena now takes the helm. Congratulations to Jena on leading one of the top children’s medical centers in the country!
Sustainability is among CC’s strategic priorities and a part of nurturing our unique sense of place here at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. How do you educate students for a future without acknowledging the importance of ensuring the future of the planet?
With that in mind, I am pleased to pass along some outstanding news from our sustainability program. CC was recently awarded a gold rating by STARS, up from last year’s silver designation.
STARS is short for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System — a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability.
Congratulations to Sustainability Office Director Ian Johnson, the interns in that office who did much of the data compilation, and the Campus Sustainability Council. I also want to recognize the commitment to this initiative of our faculty and student leaders, staff members and Board of Trustees. STARS Gold is a great recognition of our accomplishments!