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AHEC CEO Barb Weiske announces retirement

She has served in the role since 2009 and will end her tenure June 30.

By Lindsey Coulter

January 24, 2019

Barb WeiskeBarb Weiske, chief executive officer of the Auraria Higher Education Center, announced at the organization’s meeting Wednesday that she will retire at the end of June. The AHEC board will launch a search next week to fill the position, which Weiske has held since 2009.

Weiske’s career in higher education has spanned more than 30 years. Prior to serving as AHEC CEO, she was the organization’s vice president for operations, deputy executive vice president for administration and director of the Student & Auxiliary Services Division.

In a letter to the AHEC Board of Directors, Weiske called the Auraria campus “a special place that offers an enormous opportunity for change and growth.”

“I have truly reveled in being part of moving this one-of-a-kind campus forward and ensuring all aspects of its long-term sustainability,” Weiske wrote. “Likewise, I have enjoyed the respect and partnership with an extraordinary group of executive leaders of the three institutions that AHEC so honorably serves.”

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