Student Affairs


Student Affairs

The CCCS Student Affairs Division works collaboratively with the Student Affairs divisions at each of our 13 community colleges by providing strategic leadership, planning, and support for student success initiatives, strategic enrollment management, student financial aid programs, student enrollment services, student life and government programs, and other student development functions. The work of the Student Affairs Division is centered on ensuring the personal growth and success of all Colorado Community College System students, and on those strategic initiatives which focus on the improved efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence in advancing the mission of the System and its colleges. In prepare our students for the workforce needs of the future, the Student Affairs Division aims to improve innovation and equity in education through collaborative efforts within the System, other higher education institutions, the K-12 education community, and partnerships with Colorado workforce leaders.

System level support to the colleges includes:

    • Policy development, monitoring, analysis and evaluation
    • Service coordination and program oversight for greater efficiency and resource leveraging
    • Technical assistance and coordination
    • Strategic planning in the areas of equity and inclusion, enrollment management, student success, and student support services


Meet the Staff

Photo of Landon K. Pirius PhD
Landon K. Pirius PhD
Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness, Student Affairs, and Strategic Initiatives Colorado Community College SystemStudent Affairs

Landon K. Pirius is the Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness, Student Affairs, and Strategic Initiatives for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). At CCCS, Landon provides leadership related to all aspects of student services, enrollment management, student financial assistance, organizational effectiveness, institutional research and data analytics, and student organization functions, including the State Student Advisory Council. In addition, Landon partners with CCCS colleges to develop a culture of evidenced-based decision making and manages the ongoing execution of the CCCS strategic plan.

Prior to his current position, Landon was the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota where he was committed to building a collaborative culture of student success, data-driven decision-making, strategic planning, and continuous quality improvement. Landon also served in a variety of leadership roles at Inver Hills Community College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and Walden University, and as an adjunct faculty member at different institutions. Landon completed his undergraduate degree in Russian Studies and Environmental Studies from Gustavus Adolphus College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. His focus in graduate school was on comparative and international development education. In his free time, Landon enjoys spending time with his family, obstacle course racing, cooking, gardening, traveling, and playing video games.


Tina Moore
Senior Project Manager for Student Affairs and Organizational Effectiveness Colorado Community College SystemStudent Affairs

Stacie Leigh Amaya
Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness, Student Affairs, and Strategic Initiatives Colorado Community College SystemStudent Affairs

Financial Aid

Karla Nash
Financial Aid Director Colorado Community College SystemFinancial Aid

Rhonda Martinez
Financial Aid Advisor Colorado Community College SystemFinancial Aid

Bethany Wagar
Financial Aid Specialist Colorado Community College SystemFinancial Aid

Michael Pearce
Financial Aid Specialist Colorado Community College SystemFinancial Aid

Enrollment Services

Michael A. Schulman
Director of Enrollment Services Colorado Community College SystemStudent Affairs

Michael has a Masters of Science in Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Colorado State University. He has worked in various aspects of higher education administration for over 14 years, including Financial Aid, Finance, and Information Technology. Michael spent close to five years as a higher education consultant helping colleges across the country implement new technology and business processes in the areas of student finance, enrollment services, and financial aid. He then spent five years working in Information Technology at the Colorado Community Colleges System, primarily supporting Enrollment Services, before stepping into his current role as Director of Enrollment Services for the Colorado Community Colleges System.


Tammy Ward
Director of Concurrent Enrollment Services Colorado Community College SystemStudent Affairs

Institutional Research

Dianne Lefly
Director of Institutional Research & Decision Analytics Colorado Community College SystemInstitutional Research

Deborah Godshall
Database Manager Colorado Community College SystemInstitutional Research

Sean Flohr
Data Analyst Colorado Community College SystemEducation Services

Ian Burke
Data Analyst Colorado Community College SystemStudent Affairs

State Approving Agency for Veterans Education

Dan Webster
Director Colorado Community College SystemState Approving Agency for Veterans Education

Dave Eberle
Program Research Assistant Colorado Community College SystemState Approving Agency for Veterans Education

Rick Wuellner
Education Specialist I Colorado Community College SystemState Approving Agency – Veterans Ed

Michael Roberts
Educational Specialist Colorado Community College SystemState Approving Agency for Veterans Education