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Becoming CMU Tech

The Colorado Mesa University Board of Trustees and President John Marshall are thrilled to announce a significant milestone regarding Western Colorado Community College and its goal to highlight the importance of the trades and career and technical education. On August 1, WCCC will begin its transition to Becoming CMU Tech, aligning with CMU’s broader vision and strategic initiatives outlined in the recently adopted 2023 strategic plan.

The evolution from WCCC to CMU Tech is the culmination of a yearlong campus-wide initiative known as Forming the Future. This strategic planning process involved active participation and valuable insights from students, faculty, staff, community members and the CMU Board of Trustees. The extensive collaboration has led to exciting changes that will reemphasize the institution's dual mission by elevating the importance of its career and technical education programs.

"I appreciate our faculty, staff, students, the Board of Trustees and the broader community for their endless work on the Forming the Future initiative and their support as we become CMU Tech,” said CMU President John Marshall. "The name change helps us highlight the importance of career and technical education programs, and our commitment to prepare students for success in today's dynamic industries."

CMU Tech will continue to be a hub for offering hands-on learning opportunities and empowering students through relevant skills training so they can earn high-paying, in-demand careers. 

CMU Tech will have an informal unveiling with the CMU Trustees on August 17 outside of what was formerly known as WCCC’s Building B.

As the fall semester nears, CMU remains committed to upholding its dual mission of delivering high-quality education, both four-year and two-year degrees as well as technical certificates, and serving the community by meeting regional workforce needs.


Written by Kelsey Coleman