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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...

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