Two Library Areas Named in Honor of Jill Tiefenthaler

The Tiefenthaler Entryway and the Tiefenthaler Study Area are two areas of Charles L. Tutt library that are being newly dedicated to the former Colorado College president. PHOTO BY SKYE SCHELZ ’21

The CC Board of Trustees recently approved the naming of an entrance and a study lounge in the Charles L. Tutt Library in honor of former President Jill Tiefenthaler.

The library’s east entrance, which faces Palmer Hall, will be named the Tiefenthaler Entryway, and the large study area next to Susie B’s café on the library’s third floor will be called the Tiefenthaler Study Lounge.

The college’s naming policy provides for honorific naming to recognize individuals who have “provided exemplary, meritorious or philanthropic support or service to the college.” President Tiefenthaler, the college’s 13th president, led CC from 2011-20. Under her leadership the college achieved significant advances including the expansion and renovation of Tutt Library, the largest carbon neutral, net zero-energy academic library in the country. In making its recommendation to the Board, CC’s co-presidents and Advancement Office stated, “It is fitting to recognize President Tiefenthaler’s commitment to the college and its students by naming these two prominent, and active, spaces within the library.” Tiefenthaler left the college in July 2020 to become the first female CEO of National Geographic.