(March 1, 2017 – Denver, Colo.) Dr. Curt Freed, currently the Vice President for Instruction at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, has been
appointed the president of Morgan Community College (MCC) by Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).
Freed will assume the presidency on April 17, 2017. Dr. Kerry Hart retired from MCC on February 28, 2017. Susan Clough currently is acting as interim president.
“I am very pleased that Dr. Freed has accepted the presidency of Morgan Community College,” McCallin said. “His extensive experience in community college academic and workforce administration and instruction will be a great asset at MCC.”
“I am really excited about joining such a great team at Morgan Community College” said Freed. “MCC’s long history of excellence in education and strong community culture do so much to serve the residents across the region. I look forward to joining the college soon, and contributing my own service to the college and community.”
Dr. Freed was selected as the result of a nationwide search. Community members, students and staff had the opportunity to meet Freed during public forums and receptions on January 26 and 27.
As Vice President for Instruction at Whatcom Community College and earlier as Vice President for Instruction at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington, Freed has focused on program development and assessment, workforce and economic development, strong customer service, and faculty advancement.
At Columbia Basin College, Freed helped achieve full approval for applied baccalaureate degrees in Cyber Security and Project Management. At Whatcom Community College he promoted Guided Pathways to help students choose coherent programs of study, remain on that path, and graduate into high demand jobs.
Freed received his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University, his Master of Education degree in Counseling and Guidance from Heritage College, and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Washington State University.
About Morgan Community College
Established in 1970, Morgan Community College’s service area covers 11,500 square miles in rural Eastern Colorado. The main campus and administrative services are located in Fort Morgan. MCC has center locations in Bennett, Burlington, Limon and Wray, supporting communities and school districts in the service area. To better serve the dispersed population in rural settings, MCC offers extensive distance learning options in addition to traditional classroom offerings.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97% of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.