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The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities Welcomes New Board Member Carrie Besnette Hauser


The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities is thrilled to announce the appointment of Carrie Besnette Hauser as its newest board member. Hauser’s extensive background in educational equity, outdoor adventure, and community development makes her an invaluable asset to the foundation’s mission to build leaders who transform their families, workplaces, and communities.

Hauser currently serves as the President and CEO of Colorado Mountain College, where she has made significant strides in promoting educational opportunities for all. Her unique blend of leadership skills and passion for education and the great outdoors aligns perfectly with the values of The Chapman Foundation.

“In her Leadership of Colorado Mountain College and the Rocky Mountain community, Carrie has strongly supported our vision of creating caring communities in partnership with The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities. Carrie will bring a rich education and community enrichment background to her role as a foundation board member,” said Robert Chapman, Co-Founder of the Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities and Chairman of the Board and CEO at Barry-Wehmiller. 

“Carrie’s commitment to educational equity and community development is commendable,” said Misty Janks, CEO of The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities. “Her multifaceted approach to leadership and unwavering dedication to community will undoubtedly bring a fresh perspective to our board.”

Hauser’s remarkable journey to leadership began in the Rocky Mountains, where she developed a deep appreciation for outdoor adventures. Her experiences have shaped her philosophy towards education and community development, believing that both are essential for building strong and caring communities.

“Carrie is a visionary leader who embodies The Chapman Foundation’s spirit, ” said COO Steve Bare. “She has dedicated her career to empowering individuals through education and fostering a sense of community, which directly aligns with our mission.”

With Hauser on board, The Chapman Foundation looks forward to furthering its efforts to cultivate leaders who positively impact their families, workplaces, and communities. Her diverse experiences and achievements truly attest to her commitment to leadership, education, and community development.