Dr. Rosana Reyes Named President of Lamar Community College

Nov. 17, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced Dr. Rosana Reyes as the next president of Lamar Community...

Honoring our Veterans and Military-Affiliated Community

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   Every November, it’s important we take a few moments to honor the thousands of veterans and military-affiliated Coloradans who contribute to our...
Joe Garcia Graphic Honoring our Veterans and Military-Affiliated Community

Three Finalists Announced in Lamar Community College Presidential Search

Photo from left to right: Dr. Cory Clasemann, Richard DeShields, and Dr. Rosana Reyes.   Finalists to participate in public forums November 1-3.  October 27, 2022...
Lamar President Finalists

Chancellor’s State of the System Message – August, 2022

Dear Colleagues:  When I started my tenure as Chancellor four years ago, I made a commitment to speak openly and honestly with you about our mission,...
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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...

CCCS to Recognize Juneteenth Beginning in 2022

This email was sent to all CCCS faculty, staff, and instructors on May 3, 2022. On May 2, Governor Polis signed SB22-139 into law, establishing Juneteenth...
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Celebrating Community College Month: Reflections from Chancellor Joe Garcia

As open access institutions, community colleges support a diverse range of students: refugees, working parents, career-changers, and learners who aren’t sure of their next steps. CCCS...

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

Chancellor Garcia Marks 2022 Commencement Season

As the Spring semester draws to a close, CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia offers his sincere congratulations to the graduating class of Colorado’s 13 community colleges. In...

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...

A Message of Support for our Students and Employees Impacted by the Crisis in Ukraine.

The Colorado Community College System is committed to the ability of our students and alumni to learn, grow, and thrive locally, nationally, and internationally through education.  Any...

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...

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

Message from the Chancellor: Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Dear Colleagues, With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, I want to take this opportunity to express how grateful I feel to be part of such a...

Chancellor Garcia testifies before the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee

On Thursday, November 4th, Chancellor Garcia provided virtual testimony to the U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development. The hearing was titled...
Chancellor Joe Garcia giving congressional testimony remotely

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

Chancellor Joe Garcia Accepts NCMPR District 4 Pacesetter Award

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) awarded Chancellor Garcia with the District 4 Pacesetter of the Year award at their annual conference for...

Chancellor’s Statement: CCCS COVID Protocols for Spring Semester 2022

Dear Colleagues, From the beginning of this pandemic and throughout its evolution, the Colorado Community College System has had the health and safety of our students,...

COVID Precautions, Needs of Community College Students Must Be Balanced

This message from the Chancellor was featured in the Denver Post on September 17, 2021. Jobs are available but need for an education remains critical Over...