More than 125 members of the Colorado College community gathered for the dedication of the Kathryn Mohrman Theatre in Armstrong Hall in early November. Mohrman served as the 11th president of Colorado College — and the first woman to hold that position — from 1993 to 2002.
Speaking at the ceremony were Trustee Ryan Haygood ’97; retired Professor of Education and current CC Ombudsman Paul Kuerbis; former Dean of Students Laurel McLeod ’69; and Trustee Cole Wilbur. In the words of Trustee John Chalik ’67, who couldn’t attend but sent his congratulations, Mohrman “broke the glass ceiling with grace, determination, and good humor.” Former President Mohrman and current CC President Jill Tiefenthaler also spoke, with Tiefenthaler noting that Mohrman had opened doors for her.
During Mohrman’s time at CC, the college raised nearly $100 million, adopted the First-Year Experience Program, issued its first strategic planning report, addressed the status of its athletics programs, added Asian Studies and Environmental Studies, implemented the Breaking Bread program, opened the Western Ridge apartments and the Glass House, dealt with Greek life conflicts, launched the Colorado College Council on Diversity, and worked to increase gender equity and diversity.
Colorado College has dedicated a “Celebrating CC People” page to Mohrman; to view old photos and send her well wishes go to http://2cc.co/mohrman