CMC board members meet

Alpine Campus Dean Kerry Hart hosts monthly discussion

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What: Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees meeting

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

Where: Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus, 1320 Bob Adams Dr.

— A nine-minute DVD with original music written by a local musician is all it took to feature Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus year in review.

Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus Dean Kerry Hart will present the film to the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees during its monthly meeting, which is being held in Steamboat Springs on Monday.

"For my update on excellence, I decided to do a DVD collage with highlights from the past year," Hart said Friday. "It really focuses on all the people on our Alpine Campus, from the faculty to the students to some of our unique programs like mountaineering and the Alpine Enrichment Series."

The daylong meeting is open to the public, Hart said.

The board rotates monthly meetings among its seven Rocky Mountain campuses to make decisions or recommendations and to gather information from the schools, Hart said.

Hart said he is eager to share with the board the progress the college made last year.

"It was a very positive year," he said. "We made some huge strides in getting direction for our future and getting everyone on board with our vision. I think we're laying a solid foundation to begin next year."

During the meeting, Hart intends on updating the board regarding which college programs have increased in enrollment and which have declined.

Outdoors programs such as outdoor studies, ski and snowboard business, golf management, and environmental programs all have seen an increase in enrollment.

"Our engineering program is up, which as a result means our math enrollment is up. That's very unusual, but I'm positive it's because we are attracting some very serious math students," he said.

Technology related courses have seen a decline in enrollment, he added.

"Nationally, once the dot com bubble burst, those numbers were hard to retain, but we've got information on what we're doing as a college to reverse those trends," he said.

Hart also mentioned that Dan Hanin was appointed as the Steamboat Springs representative to the board in January after seven-year board member Rob Dick resigned.

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