Chancellor Joe Garcia Joins First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at Latino Summit Hosted by Community College of Denver

Joe Garcia, Chancellor of the Colorado Community College System, joined First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, and...
First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, speaking at a podium with Community College of Denver banners in the background.

CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia Receives National Pacesetter Award

Photo from right to left: Debra McGaughey, M.S, NCMPR President; Joe Garcia, CCCS Chancellor; Juan Gutierrez, former NCMPR President   Joe Garcia, chancellor of the Colorado...

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee testifies before Congressional subcommittee on labor shortage solutions

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, president of Community College of Aurora (CCA), testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and...
Dr. Mordecai Brownlee standing outside wearing a pink bowtie.

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

Successful educator preparation program expands to Northeastern Colorado

Partnership with CU Denver shores up educator workforce in rural communities To curb Colorado’s dire teacher shortage in rural communities, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS)...
Hispanic female teacher sitting at a table with elementary school students.

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.

Advancing the institutional mission: Reflections from student affairs to the presidency

By Mordecai Ian Brownlee, President, Community College of Aurora Original story published in the Community College Journal, February/March 2022 issue. Over the course of nearly five...

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