Interim community college chief to finish year in that role

An interim vice president of community college affairs for Mesa State College has been named to fill the position for the remainder of the school year.

Lynn Woellhof, an administrator for 11 years at Western Colorado Community College, will take the reins at the community college through the end of the school year, Mesa State spokeswoman Dana Nunn said. Woellhof is filling in for Marsha Arzy, who headed the community college since 2007 and resigned her post effective last Sunday.

Woellhof has supervised secondary and post-secondary programs as well as facilities at the community college. Her most recent job title was director of instruction, Nunn said.

“Lynn really has a thorough knowledge of that campus,” Nunn said. “She knows where it is and where it needs to go.”

Nunn said Woellhof was asked to fill the position and didn’t know if she would be interested in staying on in a permanent capacity. Nunn said Mesa State still is working to find a permanent replacement for Arzy. Another interim vice president may be named for next year, or the college may hold a national candidate search, Nunn said.

Arzy announced her resignation at the beginning of February and cited personal reasons for her departure.

The Mesa State Montrose campus also has a new director in Joey Montoya Boese, who has worked at the campus since 2005 as assistant director.

Boese will take over for Ben Keefer, who previously served as campus director and director of extended studies and outreach. Keefer will retain his position as director of extended studies and outreach.

“I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of my new position,” Boese said. “I am extremely honored to serve Mesa State and the greater Montrose community in a larger capacity.”


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