CCCS Welcomes CU Boulder to Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program

Today the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) announced that the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) will join the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program, an initiative...

Record Number of Scholarships Awarded to CCCS Students

June 15, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges awarded a record-breaking $568,923 in scholarships to 310 community college students, an 112% increase...

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...

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

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

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Awards 67 CCCS Students as Amazon Scholars under “Shot At A Scholarship” Program

Sept. 30, 2021 (Denver, CO) – The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges today announced 67 recipients of scholarships—Amazon Scholars—under the “Shot at a Scholarship” program. The...
Three vaccinated college students showing their bandaids - "Shot at a Scholarship" with CCCS, Foundation, and Amazon logo

President Andy Dorsey to Retire After 13 Years Leading Front Range Community College

Sept. 29, 2021 (Westminster, CO) – Front Range Community College (FRCC) President Andy Dorsey today announced his plan to retire at the end of June 2022...