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.

Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and PepsiCo Launch New Scholarship for Black and Hispanic Students

Uplift Scholarship Program Aims to Increase College Enrollment and Completion Among Black and Hispanic Students by Addressing Critical Access Barriers   Denver, Colo. (3/22/22) – Today, the...
Black female student sitting with classmates listening to a lecture.

Colorado Community College System Forges Engineering Partnership with CU Boulder

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) and the University of Colorado Boulder forged a new partnership to streamline the transfer process for engineering students, expanding pathway...
Mechanical Engineering students works on a small machine with instructor

Successful educator preparation program expands to Northeastern Colorado

Partnership with CU Denver shores up educator workforce in rural communities To curb Colorado’s dire teacher shortage in rural communities, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS)...
Hispanic female teacher sitting at a table with elementary school students.

Red Rocks Community College Secures Federal Funding to Close Equity Gaps in STEM

$300,000 will support program that diversifies high-tech fields  Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) secured $300,000 in federal funding for a workforce development program that aims to...
Female engineer wearing white lab coat sitting at desk with computers.

CCCS Welcomes Two New Members to State Board  

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is proud to announce that Ross Dueber, Ph.D., and Karen McNeil-Miller, Ed.D., have been confirmed by the State Legislature to...
From left to right: Fiona Lytle, CCCS Chief Communications Officer and Legislative Liaison; Ross Dueber, Ph.D.; Karen McNeil-Miller, Ed.D., Joe Garcia, CCCS Chancellor

CCCS Wins State Grant to Expand Open Educational Resources

OER has saved CCCS students $13 million since 2018  The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) won a $130,907 grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education...
Two students working on a computer together.

Advancing the institutional mission: Reflections from student affairs to the presidency

By Mordecai Ian Brownlee, President, Community College of Aurora Original story published in the Community College Journal, February/March 2022 issue. Over the course of nearly five...