Community college changes name to CMU Tech

John Marshall, President, CMU

An informal unveiling event is set for Aug. 17 in Grand Junction to mark a name change from Western Colorado Community College to CMU Tech.

A division of Colorado Mesa University, WCCC officially began the transition to CMU Tech on Aug. 1. The new name aligns with a recently adopted plan and efforts to promote career and technical education programs. The change also culminates a year-long initiative called Forming the Future. This process involved students, faculty, staff and CMU trustees as well as community members.

“I appreciate our faculty, staff, students, the board of trustees and the broader community for their endless work on the Forming the Future initiative and their support as we become CMU Tech,” said CMU President John Marshall. “The name change helps us highlight the importance of career and technical education programs and our commitment to prepare students for success in today’s dynamic industries.”

CMU Tech will continue to offer hands-on learning opportunities as well as skills training. CMU Tech and CMU offer two- and four-year degree programs as well as technical certificates.

An unveiling event with CMU trustees is set for Aug. 17 outside Building B at what’s now CMU Tech.