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Carole Boughton has been named Colorado Mountain College’s vice president and campus dean for the college’s campus in Rifle. She has already attended that campus’s year-end graduation, and expects to relocate to Rifle and join the college full time in mid-June.

Photo of Carole Boughton, new CMC Rifle dean

Carole Boughton has been named Colorado Mountain College vice president and Rifle campus dean.

“Having such a talented and experienced campus leader join the CMC team as we start planning our college’s next 50 years will further enable us to better serve our students and communities,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president CEO of the college.

Boughton comes to CMC from Northern Wyoming Community College District in Gillette, where she has served as the director of the Center for Workforce and Community Development. Prior to that role, she was part of the team at Western Wyoming Community College. Her background includes a master’s of public administration from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, work within multi-campus structures in rural communities, and career highlights that include creating pathways for lifelong learning, community economic development and collaboration with the oil and gas industry.

“It’s an honor to be working for such a wonderful college as Colorado Mountain College,” said Boughton. “I appreciate how the campuses work together so well.” Boughton, who has family in the Grand Junction area, added, “And it’s great to be back home.”

Her predecessor at the Rifle campus, Rachel Pokrandt, moved to Leadville last summer to take on the position of vice president and campus dean for CMC Leadville and Chaffee County. CMC Leadville is one of the college’s three residential campuses.