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Rural colleges are a great (and rewarding) leadership opportunity

By Dr. Linda Lujan, President, Lamar Community College Original story published in the Community College Journal, April/May 2022 issue. Being a college president anywhere right now...
Lamar Community College President Linda Lujan

CCCS Associate Vice Chancellors Talk Career and Technical Education and Work-Based Learning at Panel Discussion

As Colorado continues to blur the lines among higher education, K-12, and industry, students have more learning options than ever before. To share more about work-based...
CCCS experts join Zoom webinar on CTE

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

CCCS Alumna Len Barerra Joins Governor Polis to Advocate for Skills-Based Hiring

Len Barerra, a graduate of Front Range Community College (FRCC), joined Governor Jared Polis for a press conference last week announcing a new executive order that...

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...

Governor Polis Signs CCCS-Initiated Bill to Grow and Diversify Nursing Workforce

In response to dire shortages of bachelors-prepared nurses across the state, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 22-003 to expand training pathways that will help grow and...
Governor Polis surround by Higher Ed leadership for Senate Bill 22-003

CCCS Vice Chancellor Landon Pirius Moderates Student Panel on Choosing Community Colleges

From taking career and technical courses to saving time and money, the reasons to opt for a community college are as diverse as the students who...
Headshot of Vice Chancellor Landon Pirius - CCCS, Choosing Community Colleges; Student Panel

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...
Commitment to Excellence Awards 2022

Northeastern Junior College Student Selected as Agriculture Future of America Ambassador

Growing up on a feedlot in Maui, Hawaii, Alexis Camara knows a thing or two about animals. Her family has raised cattle and hogs for generations,...
NJC Student Alexis Camara sitting in outside holding an NJC pennant