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Robert Taylor, Ph.D., Summit County Trustee
Robert Taylor was elected as a trustee for Summit County in November 2011, but his affiliation with Colorado Mountain College began in 1976 when he taught as an adjunct instructor at both the Breckenridge and Leadville locations.
Back in Summit in retirement, Dr. Taylor set out to do something interesting and meaningful. "I've always believed in higher ed.," he said, "and I've always liked CMC."
When a seat on the board of trustees for Colorado Mountain College became available, he jumped at the chance to run for the office. "There's a lot of energy coming from the college," he said. "Everything I read in regard to every campus is so positive."
As a trustee, Taylor hopes to help guide each campus toward becoming a central part of the surrounding community. "I'm enamored by the idea of a community college that offers students and the community cultural experiences like theater and art, in addition to educational options," he said. "When I took conversational Spanish at the new facility in Breckenridge, I was impressed by the auditorium, classrooms and offices; the building is gorgeous inside and out, and I like that it's available for the community to use."