CCCS Announces Three Finalists in Red Rocks Community College Presidential Search

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Photo from left to right: Dr. Morgan Phillips, Dr. Landon Pirius, and Dr. Rebecca Woulfe.


Finalists to participate in public forums November 14-16

Nov. 6, 2023 (Denver, CO) – Today, Joe Garcia, chancellor of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced three finalists in the Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) presidential search. The successful candidate will replace outgoing RRCC president Dr. Michele Haney, who is retiring in December after more than 15 years at the college.

The finalists are:

  • Morgan Phillips, Vice Chancellor for Academic Excellence, Pima Community College
  • Landon Pirius, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Colorado Community College System
  • Rebecca Woulfe, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Front Range Community College

Bios for each finalist are available on RRCC’s website at the following link:

The finalists were selected following a national search and comprehensive review process conducted by Christina Cecil, CCCS Chief Human Resources Officer. A nine-member search advisory committee, comprised of college and community representatives, dedicated significant time and energy to review a pool of over 80 candidates from across the country and identified the best candidates to move forward to the final round of search process.

Community Forum Schedule

Finalists will visit RRCC on November 14 – 16 and participate in numerous engagements, including public forums, to allow campus employees, students, and community members to learn about each candidates’ experiences and interest in the position. Community members may submit forum questions through this form. The forums will be held virtually and in-person on RRCC’s Lakewood Campus during the following dates and times.

Finalist Forum Date

Dr. Morgan Phillips 

Community Feedback Survey

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Room: Community Room, 1280


Meeting ID: 896 5604 7959

Passcode: 978628

Dr. Landon Pirius 

Community Feedback Survey

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Room: Grays/Torreys Peak, 1571 and 1572


Meeting ID: 815 2270 3945

Passcode: 163247

Dr. Rebecca Woulfe 

Community Feedback Survey

Date: Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023

Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Room: Community Room, 1280


Meeting ID: 842 0961 7672

Passcode: 284000

Community Feedback

Community feedback will continue to be instrumental in the selection process. Community members and stakeholders are encouraged to complete surveys for each candidate. Chancellor Garcia will review all the survey results before making his final decision.

For more information about the search, please visit RRCC’s website:


About Red Rocks Community College

Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) has supported students in meeting ambitious career and education goals in an exciting, collaborative environment with multiple pathways to success. We deliver career enhancing courses, certificate programs, and degrees that invest in each student’s personal and professional development. Learn more at

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, delivering more than 1,000 programs to over 125,000 students annually through 13 colleges and 35+ locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy and support to the colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE). Join us in changing the way Colorado goes to college. Learn more at

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