Latest News – July 19
King Named Interim Vice President at CMC Campus
Dr. Jonathan King, who for the past year has served as the campus dean of academic affairs for Colorado Mountain College in Lake and Chaffee counties, has been named the interim vice president for the campus. Previous vice president Mike Simon has accepted the presidency of Dawson Community College in Montana.Dr. Jonathan King
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with an outstanding group of professionals at both the Leadville and Chaffee locations, who are just as passionate as I am to serve the diverse needs of our students and community members,” said King.
Before joining CMC, King served for five years as the dean of business and applied technology at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, Calif.
“I appreciate Dr. King’s willingness to serve in this interim role,” said Dr. Charles R. Dassance, interim president for the college. “His leadership and academic experience will provide continuity to the campus until a new president for the college is hired this fall. Once a new president is in place, our plan is to advertise the vice president position.”
King has a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Texas in Austin, a Master of Arts in educational leadership from Harvard University, a Master of Arts from the International University of Japan in Niigata, Japan, and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Morehouse College.
In addition to the college’s commuter location in Buena Vista and residential campus in Leadville, the college is offering classes this fall in the Salida school district’s administration building at Ninth and D streets.
High School Renovation Project Update
With just about a month from the first day of school (sorry, kids), it seemed like a good time for an update regarding the Lake County High School (LCHS) renovation project.A Classroom with a view! Residents will start to see a lot more outside activity at LCHS as the renovation project continues.
Since school let out on June 1, most of the activity has been inside the high school. Crews have been removing asbestos, as well as redirecting electrical and communication wires.
Tony Cingoranelli with Adolfson & Peterson (A&P), the renovation project’s General Contractor recently stated that residents will see more activity on the outside grounds as we move into August. As they move into the next phase, locals are likely to see cement being poured and steel work starting to take shape on the south side of LCHS as they set the foundation for the new addition.
Last November, residents voted Yes on a local school bond issue that, in conjunction with a BEST grant, created the $26 million renovation and addition project for Lake County High School.
Here’s a LINK to an earlier LT story on the LCHS Proejct.
Check out this LT video of the LCHS Renovation Plans:
Construction work began June 1 and the project is slated for completion for the 2014/2015 school year. Lake County community members with any questions regarding the high school project may contact the Lake County School District’s Owner’s Representative for the project, Consilium Partners, at LCHS@consiliumpartnersllc.com.