System Presidential Search

The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) is pleased to announce that the national search for a new president for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is underway. Dr. Nancy McCallin, who has served as System President since 2004, announced in June that she will retire effective July 31, 2018.

Share your Input

The Board is in the process of conducting informational meetings at each college for students, faculty, staff, and community members to provide input on the search.

In addition to these meetings, a survey was created for interested parties to share opinions about the important qualities for the next CCCS leader.

Input received through the Board’s informational meetings and the survey will be used in creating a profile of attributes that the Board would like to see in candidates for the next System President.

Take the Survey

About the Search

DHR International, a global executive search firm, is assisting the Board and search committee in conducting this national search. Inquiries and nominations are invited. Please direct search communication to consultants Jennifer Biehn & Monica Burton at

A search committee consisting of all Board members and student, faculty and staff representatives will convene in November. The search committee will be guided in its work by Dr. John Trefny who formerly served as president for the Colorado School of Mines and chaired the SBCCOE.

Committee Members

Presley F. Askew
Dr. Linda Bowman
Candace Garrod
Rollie Heath
Dr. Byron McClenney
Richard E. Martinez Jr.
Dr. Russ Meyer

Jim Johnson
Kelly O’Dell
Theresa Pena
Leah Porter
Jean White
Ken Weil
Rachel Zinna

About Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. CCCS’s open access mission ensures that all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in its 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts and 6 other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of CCCS students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97% of CCCS students stay in state becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of its neighborhoods, businesses and communities.