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Colorado Mountain College names interim dean

An interim dean has been named for Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs.

Leah Bornstein, dean of the college’s Summit County Campus, will begin her interim appointment at the Alpine Campus on Aug. 9.

Bornstein temporarily is replacing Robert Ritschel, dean of the Alpine Campus for the past 5 1/2 years. Ritschel recently accepted the position of president of Spoon River College in Illinois, a position he begins Aug. 1.

“Leah brings a wealth of enthusiasm, energy and experience to this position,” CMC President Robert Spuhler said.

“We are very pleased that she’s agreed to lead our Steamboat campus during this interim period, as we prepare for the start of the fall semester.

“We are hopeful that it will be a brief interim and that we’ll quickly find the right candidate for this important leadership position within our college.”

How long Bornstein serves will depend on how quickly the college receives applications from qualified candidates.

Bornstein has been the dean at CMC’s Summit County Campus since September 2003, said Debbie Crawford, director of public relations for CMC.

Before that, Bornstein was the chief academic officer at Lamar Community College in Lamar, and she served as division director in CMC’s former Silverthorne Center from 1994 to 1998.

She also has served as the dean of instruction at Higher Colleges of Technology-CERT, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and also as vice president for academic affairs at University College, University of Denver.