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    Edmonds Mike Edmonds, Acting Co-President

    Originally from Clarksville, Tennessee, Mike Edmonds, Ph.D., is the dean of students/vice president for Student Life at Colorado College, where he has served for nearly 30 years. Dean Edmonds is also an executive in residence in the Economics and Business Department. He holds a bachelor of arts, master's, and Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi, where he was inducted as a Hall of Fame graduate in 1984, and inducted into its School of Education Hall of Fame in 2019. He completed a post-graduate institute at Harvard University, and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership.

    Edmonds was a member of the North Central Institution Action Committee of the Higher Learning Commission, where he served as a peer reviewer for accreditation visits. At Colorado College, he has been recognized with the Colorado College Center for Service and Learning Award; the Victor Nelson Cisneros Diversity Award, which was presented at the 2010 Colorado College Honors Convocation; and the 2011 Gresham Riley Award, which recognizes faculty and staff of the college who have made a significant difference to the Colorado College community through outstanding service, commitment, and accomplishment.

    Nationally, Dean Edmonds is a member of the Leadership Institute for outreach and public policy at the University of Mississippi, and serves on the board of trustees at the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi, as well as the board of the National Speech and Debate Association. Regionally, he is a past chair of the board of trustees for Memorial Health System, past chair of United Way for the Pikes Peak Region, and past member of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Board. He is the past chair and current member of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo board of directors, president-elect of the Great West American Cancer Society board of directors, and member of the board of directors for USA Ultimate. He was appointed by Gov. Bill Owens to serve on the Fourth District Judicial Commission of Colorado and served as chair of the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport Commission. Edmonds is a silver lifetime member of the NAACP.

    Dean Edmonds has been honored with the Educator of the Year Award from the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region; the national St. George Award from the American Cancer Society; the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Forensic League; the MLK award from James Logan High school in Union City, California; the Delores Taylor Arthur Award from Holy Cross High School in New Orleans; the Men of Achievement award from Delta Sigma Theta; and the Citizen of the Year Award from Omega Psi Phi. He was the recipient and awardee of the Uplift Community Foundation’s support in 2015. For his work in speech and forensics, he has been recognized with the National Speech and Debate Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2019, and was inducted into the Gold Key Society at Emory University.

    Moore

    Robert Moore, Acting Co-President

    Robert is currently the Senior Vice President of Colorado College and is the Vice President of Finance and Administration/Treasurer. His areas of responsibilities include endowment management, controller's office, budget office, human resources office, facilities services, purchasing services, dining operations, bookstore operations and operations of the managed properties of the College.

    Prior to coming to Colorado College he served as the Vice President for Budget and Finance at the University of Colorado and as the Vice President for Finance and Operations at the Colorado School of Mines. He also has served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and as the Staff Director for the Joint Budget Committee of the Colorado General Assembly.

    He currently serves as Vice Chair for the National Association of College and University Business Officers and past President for the Western Association of College and University Business Officers.  He previously served on the Board of Directors for University Hospital and on the Douglas County School Board.