Fall 2021 Message from Chancellor Garcia

Dear Colleagues, Let me start with two simple but very honest and heartfelt words: Thank you. Thank you for being here to serve and instruct our...

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee selected as next president of Community College of Aurora

May 5, 2021 (Denver, CO) – Today, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Dr. Mordecai Brownlee as the next president...

CCCS Announces Next President for Arapahoe Community College

May 3, 2021 (Denver, CO) – Following a nationwide search, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced today that Dr. Stephanie J. Fujii will...

Colorado Community College System Not Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine for Fall 2021

April 28, 2021 (Denver) – Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced today that CCCS will continue to follow recommendations of health authorities but...

CCCS Names Dr. Lisa Jones Next President of Colorado Northwestern Community College

April 26, 2020 (Denver) – Today, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Dr. Lisa Jones as the next president of...

Three Presidential Finalists Announced for Community College of Aurora

Finalists to participate in virtual, public forums April 19-21.  April 14, 2021 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced three...

Four Finalists Announced in Presidential Search for Arapahoe Community College

Finalists to participate in virtual, open community forums April 13-16. April 8, 2021 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced...

CCCS Announces Next President for Community College of Denver

Dr. Marielena DeSanctis will begin new role January 2021. Following a nationwide search, Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia today announced Dr. Marielena DeSanctis...
Dr. Marielena DeSanctis as the next president of the Community College of Denver

Chancellor Joe Garcia Inducted into HACU’s Hall of Champions

Chancellor Joe Garcia was formally inducted into the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Hall of Champions on October 26, 2020, honoring his career-long commitment...
Chancellor Joe Garcia holding HACU Award "We have a responsibility to make sure Hispanic students get the support they need to gain access and influence"

Fall 2020 Message from the Chancellor: State of CCCS

Dear Colleagues: As I complete my second year as Chancellor and our 13 Colleges get ready to start the fall term amid the coronavirus pandemic, I...

Chancellor’s End of Year Message of Gratitude to Faculty and Staff and Notification of a Day off for Reflection, Recovery, and Reconciliation

Dear Colleagues, As we prepare to close the 2020 academic year, I want to express my immense gratitude for all your hard work and resilience. To...

Message from the Chancellor: Our Commitment to our Students and our Communities

Dear Colleagues: Our commitment to our students and our communities is to improve lives and increase opportunity through education, but we cannot achieve that goal if...
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Colorado Community Colleges Rise in Challenging Times

A message from Chancellor Joe Garcia Have any of us ever seen anything like this before? Shuttered and locked businesses.  Stay-at-home orders.  School-aged children underfoot as...
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The State of Community Colleges in Colorado

During my first year as Chancellor, I traveled to each of our 13 unique colleges and heard from students, staff, faculty, and administrators around the state....
Chancellor Joe Garcia attending Red Rocks Community College graduation

System Office Senior Staff Announcements

Dear Colleagues, It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of one of our Vice Presidents and two new leadership positions at the System Office. Effective...
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Joe Garcia Joins University Presidents for Future of Higher Ed Panel

On September 5, CCCS President Joe Garcia joined prominent Colorado leaders of higher education to discuss how their institutions are preparing and adapting to better serve...
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CCCS Recognized Among Top Community College Systems

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) was named among the top 15 community college systems in the U.S. in a report from WalletHub that was released...
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President Garcia Encourages Collaboration to Overcome Obstacles to Student Success

A few days before assuming the role of President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), Joe Garcia gave the keynote address for the Native American-Serving...

A Message from New System President Joe Garcia

Dear Colleagues, As we prepare for the summer to come to an end and a new semester to begin, I am excited to step into the...
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A Message from Retiring System President Dr. Nancy McCallin

Dear Colleagues, Last summer, I announced my retirement as president of the Colorado Community College System. The time has finally come to say goodbye. As I...
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