Community officially welcomes CCC President Leah Bornstein

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cecelia Owen (left) officially inducted President Leah Bornstein into office Nov. 17 at the CCC Lone Tree Campus (Courtesy photo).

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cecelia Owen (left) officially inducted President Leah Bornstein into office Nov. 17 at the CCC Lone Tree Campus (Courtesy photo).

FLAGSTAFF - With a plea to the community to review and comment on the developing strategic plan that will guide Coconino Community College (CCC) through 2011, Dr. Leah L. Bornstein officially became CCC's fifth president Nov. 17.

Coconino County Superintendent of Schools Cecelia Owen formally inducted Bornstein into office and CCC District Governing Board Chair Val Gleave presented the new president with a presidential medallion. Coconino County Board of Supervisors chair Carl Taylor congratulated the search team for selecting Bornstein and talked about the college's impact on the county. Northern Arizona University executive vice president M.J. McMahon welcomed the new leader and said she looks forward to the future with NAU and CCC as partners in education. CCC student and Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter president Cynthia Pardo called Bornstein "a leader for tomorrow's leaders."

Following the inauguration and welcome reception, CCC's dance company Encore performed to a standing-room only crowd. The fundraising performance raised more than $2,400 for CCC's performing arts students.

For those interested in reviewing and commenting on the college's evolving strategic goals and sub-goals, visit the CCC Web site at www.coconino.edu.

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