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...

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

CCCS and PepsiCo Foundation Celebrate Uplift Scholars

Uplift Scholarship Program Aims to Increase College Enrollment and Completion Among Black and Hispanic Students by Addressing Critical Access Barriers   Denver, Colo. (9/29/22) – Today the...
Photo of Large Group of Students and College Representatives at the Uplift Scholars Check Presentation Sept 29 2022

CCCS Selects Five Legislators of the Year for 2022 Session

August 30, 2022 (Denver, CO) –The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) will recognize five Colorado legislators for their outstanding support of community colleges during the 2022...
Colorado Senators Lundeen, Kolker, Snyder, and Buckner stand together with awards in their hands with Rollie Heath and Joe Garcia

Gov. Polis Announces Launch of Care Forward Colorado Healthcare Training Program

Original press release published on Gov. Polis’s website. Today, Governor Polis, joined by Lieutenant Gov. Primavera, Dr. Angie Paccione, Department of Higher Education executive director, Joe...
Healthcare students stand with Governor Jared Polis and Chancellor Joe Garcia to announce the launch of Care Forward Colorado

Melanie Kruger Joins CCCS State Board

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is proud to announce that Melanie Kruger has been appointed by Gov. Jared Polis to serve on the State Board...

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...
Graphic 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