Community college leader resigns

Marsha Arzy, Mesa State College vice president of community college affairs and head of Western Colorado Community College, announced Tuesday she will resign her post effective March 1.

Arzy began her tenure July 2007 after she took over for Kerry Youngblood, who is credited with creating the community college as it exists today.

“I have enjoyed my tenure at the helm of WCCC, but for personal reasons it is time for me to resign,” Arzy said.

Mesa State spokeswoman Dana Nunn said the college does not have a plan to find a replacement for Arzy, but one will be developed between now and March, she said.

“It was a surprise to me,” Nunn said of Arzy’s announcement, but she could not elaborate on why Arzy decided to resign.

Arzy came to WCCC from Colorado Mountain College, where she was a director and acting dean for the Summit campus.

Arzy is on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain PBS.

Mesa State President Tim Foster said the college wishes Arzy “well in whatever her next venture may be.”

Western Colorado Community College fulfills Mesa State’s two-year community college mission by offering career and technical training in areas such as animation, nursing aid and construction technology.


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