Pokrandt Resigns from Colorado Mountain College-Search for Replacement Begins

Rachel Pokrandt has been named vice president for Colorado Mountain College Leadville and Chaffee County, effective Dec. 5, 2016. She has been serving as interim campus leader since Aug. 1; before that time, she had served the college as Rifle campus dean. Photo Kate Lapides

Colorado Mountain College Vice-President and Dean of the Leadville and Salida campuses Rachel Pokrandt has resigned. 

She will be leaving her position in June to become president of a community college in Oregon. 

Pokrandt was named interim president of CMC in Leadville in 2016.

CMC President and CEO Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser will meet with faculty and staff as well as key community stakeholders in Leadville and Salida to hear their thoughts and priorities.  Houser said in a press release, “I’m tremendously optimistic about the future of the Leadville and Salida campuses thanks to the stable foundation that Rachel has helped build at both locations.  Given her many successes at CMC, it should be no surprise that she’s been recruited to lead another college.  We’re happy for Rachel and we wish her the best in this new adventure.”

Pokrandt’s last day at CMC is June 18th.

Dan R