Colorado College announced a series of interim leadership roles as President Jill Tiefenthaler left the college to become the CEO of National Geographic. A national search is underway for the new president of CC.
Beginning July 1, Mike Edmonds, dean of students and vice president for Student Life, and Robert Moore, senior vice president for Finance and Administration, became acting co-presidents until a new president is selected. Dean of the Faculty Claire Oberon Garcia is serving in both the dean and acting provost roles.
Edmonds joined CC nearly 30 years ago, dedicating himself to improving the student experience, residential life, student opportunities, campus safety, and career planning at the college. In addition, his strong ties in the community help Colorado College meaningfully connect with partners and leaders in the city and region. Edmonds is the first Black leader to serve in the president’s role in the college’s 146-year history.
Moore joined the college almost 12 years ago and manages the college’s finances, Human Resources, Facilities, dining operations, purchasing, and the bookstore’s operations.
Rochelle T. Dickey ’83 is serving as acting dean of students/acting vice president for Student Life.
An Academic Advisory Council is advising Acting Co-Presidents Edmonds and Moore. Members include:
Acting Provost and Dean of the Faculty Claire Oberon Garcia
Professor of Comparative Literature and German William Davis
Professor of Sociology Kathy Giuffre
Professor of Music Michael Grace ’63, M.A. ’64 (who served as acting president in 1992-93)
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Neena Grover
Associate Professor and Director of Feminist and Gender Studies Heidi Lewis
Assistant Professor of Southwest Studies Karen Roybal
Provost Alan Townsend previously was named to serve in the interim after President Tiefenthaler’s departure, however, he left to become the dean of the W. A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana.