Dear Colorado Community College Colleagues:
I write today to tell you that I have decided to retire as president of the Colorado Community College System effective July 31, 2018. It has been an honor to serve as your president over the past 13 years. I have been privileged to work with highly talented, committed presidents, faculty, instructors, staff and students. I believe the work we do is some of the most important work in the nation. Providing the State Board for Community Colleges with one-year notice will ensure sufficient time for the Board to embark upon a national search for my replacement and assure a smooth transition.
Together, we have accomplished much in the past 13 years – transforming student lives and assuring that the Colorado Community Colleges are unsurpassed at providing quality education for all who aspire to enrich their lives.
We can be proud of these accomplishments and the benefits they produce for our students and the state of Colorado. In the upcoming year, we will continue our work to improve student graduation and retention rates with our investment in a new student career exploration and onboarding system; we will partner with businesses to create new programs to meet the workforce needs of Colorado industries; we will continue to focus on our fundraising efforts; and we will remain committed to provide quality education throughout the state!
Thank you for your remarkable work on behalf of our students. I look forward to continuing our progress as I complete my 14th year with the best educators in the State of Colorado!
Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D.