Sometimes the best candidate is right in your own backyard. After an extensive national search, Colorado Mountain College (CMC) has named former Lake County High School (LCHS) principal Ben Cairns as the next vice president and campus dean for its Leadville and Salida campuses. Cairns will begin the transition from the high school to CMC effective Aug. 2.
“Ben is exceptionally talented and a terrific fit to lead CMC’s Leadville and Salida campuses,” said Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser, president and CEO of CMC. “He is a committed public educator and a natural leader who believes an affordable, high quality, equitable education is essential to our mountain communities, region and state.”