Lamar Community College President Dr. Linda Lujan Announces Retirement Plans

February 28, 2022 (Denver, CO) – Today, Lamar Community College (LCC) president, Dr. Linda Lujan, announced she will step down on December 31, 2022 as part...

Arapahoe Community College panel examines Black experiences in healthcare

Arapahoe Community College (ACC) staff hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday to examine anti-Black bias in the medical field and the importance of recruiting Black professionals...
ACC panel, Dr. Jennifer Price, an OB/GYN with Kaiser Permanente, and Lynn Hoskins and Robin Bruce with the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc (CCBN)

Honoring Black History Month: Rededicating Ourselves to the Community College Mission

A Letter to CCCS Faculty and Staff from Dr. Ryan Ross, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Equity, and Inclusion This time of year always brings...
Black History Month graphic with photos of historic black americans in the background

CCCS leadership brief business and community leaders on workforce development initiatives

Chancellor Joe Garcia briefed business and community leaders on workforce development initiatives at a virtual presentation Wednesday, elevating the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) as the...

Gov. Polis Declares Concurrent Enrollment Week in Colorado

February 14, 2022 (Denver, CO) – For a second year in a row, Governor Polis declared the third week of February as “Concurrent Enrollment Week in...
Six diverse smiling students "Earn free college credit while in high school.

Bill seeks to expand eligibility for bachelor’s in nursing programs

To remedy Colorado’s nursing shortage, SB 003 would allow community colleges to offer an LPN to BSN bridge program To help remedy Colorado’s nursing shortage, state...
Nursing Student Practicing taking blood pressure on medical mannequin

Successful community college program scaled statewide to help Coloradans finish what they started

Whether it’s caring for an aging parent or dealing with medical issues, life events can derail students’ college plans. To get students back in the classroom,...
Pueblo Community College Main Building

CCCS Goes Big on Micro-pathways

The Colorado Community College System has partnered with Education Design Lab (EDL) to build five “micro-pathways” in energy and healthcare—two fast growing and critical industries in...
Two POC nursing students practicing taking blood pressure

Chancellor Garcia urges Coloradans to continue fight for equity at Martin Luther King Day event

Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Chancellor Joe Garcia urged Coloradans to “harness the drum major instinct” and continue the fight for equity and justice at the...

Community Colleges Awarded Grant to Build Five “Micro-pathways” in Energy and Healthcare

January 18, 2022 (Denver, CO) – Today the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) announced it will build five micro-pathways in energy and healthcare in partnership with...
Teacher and students installing a solar panel

For CNCC President Dr. Lisa Jones, Community Comes First

Dr. Lisa Jones became president of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) on July 15, 2021. During her first months on the job, she prioritized meeting with...

New Legislation to Help Launch Renewable Energy Programs at CCCS Colleges

The following press release was published by the Colorado Department of Labor & Employment: New Bill Will Help Coloradan Get High-Quality Jobs in Renewable Energy Sector....
Two students working on site at Pueblo Community Colleges Soler Program Work Site

Support Students on Colorado Gives Day

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, thousands of Coloradans will once again come together to strengthen their communities by participating in Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide...
Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Logo: Colorado Gives Day - December 7th: Image of diverse college graduates

Rear Admiral Michael White Announced Next President of Northeastern Junior College

November 29, 2021 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Rear Admiral (retired) Michael White as the...
CCCS announces Michael White as the next NJC President

Chancellor Garcia testifies before the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee

On Thursday, November 4th, Chancellor Garcia provided virtual testimony to the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development. The hearing was titled...
Chancellor Joe Garcia giving congressional testimony remotely

Four Finalists Announced for NJC President Search

Photo from left to right: Micheal White; Dr. Kathy Cecil-Sanchez; Tim Gibbs; Dr. Keith Pomakoy   Finalists to participate in public forums November 11-16. November 4,...
Northeastern Junior College President Finalists: Headshots of four finalists

Arapahoe Community College and CSU Pueblo Partner on RN-MSN Program

Officials from ACC and Colorado State University Pueblo convened for a signing ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 26, at the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle...

Perfectly Placed

Until recently, everything in Dr. Marielena DeSanctis’s life was followed according to plan. It wasn’t until she became CCD’s new president and moved to a state...
CCD President, Dr Desanctis smiling on gold background

Chancellor Joe Garcia Accepts NCMPR District 4 Pacesetter Award

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) awarded Chancellor Garcia with the District 4 Pacesetter of the Year award at their annual conference for...

Colorado State University, CCCS Sign Statewide Transfer Agreement for Mechanical Engineering

Allows for transfer from community college directly into CSU mechanical engineering program Note to reporters: CSU President Joyce McConnell and Colorado Community College System Chancellor Joe...
CSU President Joyce McConnell and CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia signing a transfer agreement