Kim Kuster Dale came to Western in 2019 as Western’s 8th president. She attended a large university after high school and left after one semester to go to work. She later returned to college and never stopped, finding her love for learning and serving students. Dr. Dale received a bachelor of science degree in business education from Metropolitan State College of Denver, a master’s degree in management and organization from the University of Colorado Denver, and a doctorate degree in educational leadership and human resource studies from Colorado State University. Kim began her academic career as an adjunct business faculty and worked within the Colorado Community College System for over 20 years, serving as a faculty department chair, dean of instruction and outreach. She also taught as an adjunct professor in management and organizational development at the University of Colorado Denver. Prior to coming to Western, Kim served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Western Nebraska Community College. She and her husband, Randy, have five children and one grandson who reside in northern Colorado and Kentucky. Kim and Randy have fallen in love with Wyoming and take time to meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors every chance they get.