Community College Students Celebrate at Annual Awards Ceremony 

Over 100 honorees received personalized award packages with the help of the Credit Union of Colorado. April 12, 2023 (Arvada, CO) – Today, more than 100...
Woman smiling with text reading "Student Excellence Awards" and Colorado Community College System logo.

Outstanding CCCS Employees Recognized at Colorado PERA-Sponsored Event 

April 11, 2023 (Denver, CO) – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) held its fifth annual Commitment Excellence Awards ceremony today, celebrating 54 employees from across...
Graphic withe background of employee headshots with text that reads, "Commitment to Excellence Awards 2023"

Colorado Community College System Partners with HBCUs to Expand Transfer Opportunities

Officials celebrate the Colorado Community College System’s (CCCS) new Bridge to HBCU pathway. Left to right: Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, President of Community College of Aurora (CCA);...
College presidents stand together holding an agreement paper signifying their partnership.

Otero College Presidential Search Underway 

March 2, 2023 (Denver, CO) – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has launched a nationwide search to select Otero College’s next president following President Timothy...

CCCS Foundation Opens 2023-2024 Scholarship Application 

March 1, 2023 (Denver, CO) – The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges (the Foundation) opened its scholarship application for the 2023-2024 academic year today, offering financial...

Governor Polis Declares Third Annual Concurrent Enrollment Week in Colorado 

February 20, 2023 (Denver, CO) – Governor Polis declared February 20-24 as Concurrent Enrollment Week in Colorado today to motivate more students to take college-level classes...

Otero College President Timothy Alvarez Announces Retirement Plans

Feb. 9, 2023 (La Junta, CO) – Today, Dr. Timothy Alvarez announced plans to retire from Otero College on August 11, capping off a five-year tenure...

CCCS Launches Regional RN to BSN Program with $50K Grant 

More registered nurses (RN) on the Eastern Plains have access to a streamlined pathway to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) thanks to a...

CCCS Launches Free IT Training and Coaching Program 

December 12, 2022 (Denver, CO) – To respond to workforce demands, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has launched the Rapid IT Training and Employment Initiative...

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