Governor Polis Signs Bill that Covers Tuition for CCCS Short-Term Healthcare Programs

Yesterday, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 22-226  that directs $26 million to CCCS’s board, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), to cover...
Gov. Polis signs bill that covers tuition for short-term healthcare programs.

Front Range Community College first in the nation to offer academic credit for studying highway maintenance

By Pat Hill  Original story published in the Pikes Peak Courier For high school students looking to launch their careers, an associate’s degree in applied science...
Two workers in orange vests work on a highway in the mountains.

PCC Gateway to College program receives national recognition

By Amy Matthew, Pueblo Community College Original story published on the Pueblo Community College website. The Gateway to College program at Pueblo Community College was recognized...

Dr. Colleen Simpson Selected as Next President of Front Range Community College

May 10, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Dr. Colleen Simpson as the next president...

CCCS to Recognize Juneteenth Beginning in 2022

This email was sent to all CCCS faculty, staff, and instructors on May 3, 2022. On May 2, Governor Polis signed SB22-139 into law, establishing Juneteenth...
A picture of Chancellor Garcia

CCCS Invites Dr. Pedro Noguera to Discuss Inclusive Teaching Practices

Addressing more than 150 instructors and administrators, Dr. Pedro Noguera began his presentation with a challenge. “For too long, the question that colleges have posed is...

Celebrating Community College Month: Reflections from Chancellor Joe Garcia

As open access institutions, community colleges support a diverse range of students: refugees, working parents, career-changers, and learners who aren’t sure of their next steps. CCCS...

Rural colleges are a great (and rewarding) leadership opportunity

By Dr. Linda Lujan, President, Lamar Community College Original story published in the Community College Journal, April/May 2022 issue. Being a college president anywhere right now...
Lamar Community College President Linda Lujan

CCCS Associate Vice Chancellors Talk Career and Technical Education and Work-Based Learning at Panel Discussion

As Colorado continues to blur the lines among higher education, K-12, and industry, students have more learning options than ever before. To share more about work-based...
CCCS experts join Zoom webinar on CTE

Three Finalists Announced in Front Range Community College President Search

Photo from left to right: Dr. Tricia Johnson, Dr. Colleen Simpson, and Dr. Stephen Cain.   Finalists to participate in virtual public forums April 25-28. April...
Photos of FRCC finalists: Dr Tricia Johnson, Dr. Stephen Cain, and Dr. Colleen Simpson

CCCS Alumna Len Barerra Joins Governor Polis to Advocate for Skills-Based Hiring

Len Barerra, a graduate of Front Range Community College (FRCC), joined Governor Jared Polis for a press conference last week announcing a new executive order that...

Chancellor Garcia Marks 2022 Commencement Season

As the Spring semester draws to a close, CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia offers his sincere congratulations to the graduating class of Colorado’s 13 community colleges. In...

Governor Polis Signs CCCS-Initiated Bill to Grow and Diversify Nursing Workforce

In response to dire shortages of bachelors-prepared nurses across the state, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 22-003 to expand training pathways that will help grow and...
Governor Polis surround by Higher Ed leadership for Senate Bill 22-003

CCCS Vice Chancellor Landon Pirius Moderates Student Panel on Choosing Community Colleges

From taking career and technical courses to saving time and money, the reasons to opt for a community college are as diverse as the students who...
Headshot of Vice Chancellor Landon Pirius - CCCS, Choosing Community Colleges; Student Panel

Outstanding Community College Students Honored at Annual Awards Event

April 13, 2022 (Denver, CO) – Today, more than 90 students from the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), Aims Community College, and Colorado Mountain College were...
CCCS Student Excellence Awards

Community College System Employees Honored at Colorado PERA-Sponsored Event

April 12, 2022 (Denver, CO) – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) held its fourth annual Commitment Excellence Awards ceremony today, celebrating 54 employees from across...
Commitment to Excellence Awards 2022

Northeastern Junior College Student Selected as Agriculture Future of America Ambassador

Growing up on a feedlot in Maui, Hawaii, Alexis Camara knows a thing or two about animals. Her family has raised cattle and hogs for generations,...
NJC Student Alexis Camara sitting in outside holding an NJC pennant

Chancellor Joe Garcia Joins First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at Latino Summit Hosted by Community College of Denver

Joe Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, joined First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and...
First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, speaking at a podium with Community College of Denver banners in the background.

CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia Receives National Pacesetter Award

Photo from right to left: Debra McGaughey, M.S, NCMPR President; Joe Garcia, CCCS Chancellor; Juan Gutierrez, former NCMPR President   Joe Garcia, chancellor of the Colorado...

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee testifies before Congressional subcommittee on labor shortage solutions

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, president of Community College of Aurora (CCA), testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and...
Dr. Mordecai Brownlee standing outside wearing a pink bowtie.