Dr. Carmen Simone

Committee seeks a passionate and innovative leader dedicated to student success,
the community college mission, and the southern CO region.

October 22, 2018 (Denver) — The State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE) and Colorado Community College System (CCCS) have announced a nationwide search for the next Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) president is underway.

Recruitment for the new TSJC president will begin immediately with the best consideration given to candidates that apply before November 28, 2018. The search committee, comprised of college and community representatives, will screen applications and recommend finalists to the System President for final selection by February 2019.

We are grateful for Dr. Simone’s leadership throughout her tenure at TSJC and hope to continue building upon her accomplishments in promoting student success.
Joe Garcia, president of CCCS

The current TSJC president, Dr. Carmen Simone, has diligently served the Trinidad and Alamosa communities and its students since 2013.

Dr. Simone concludes her role at TSJC on January 1, 2019, and will move on to serve as an executive director at the University of South Dakota.

Established in 1925, Trinidad State Junior College is the oldest community college in Colorado, providing comprehensive educational services to over 1,660 students across eight counties in Southern Colorado. As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, TSJC offers an inclusive campus environment, high quality academic programs, in-demand career training, and 11 athletic programs.

Greenwood Asher & Associates will provide technical assistance to CCCS for this search. Individuals who wish to nominate a candidate should submit a letter of nomination, including the name, position, address, telephone number and email address of the nominee. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Narcisa Polonio, Ed.D., Team Leader
PHONE: 202-276-1983
EMAIL: narcisapolonio@greenwoodsearch.com

The position will remain open until filled. This is a confidential search process.


About Trinidad State Junior College

Trinidad State Junior College serves students of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico on campuses located in Trinidad and Alamosa. A Hispanic-Serving Institution, TSJC offers a wide variety of unique academic programs with tuition rates consistently 40% below Colorado’s state colleges and universities. TSJC’s comprehensive student experience also features on-campus housing in Trinidad, and 11 Trojans athletic programs.

About Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System is the state’s largest provider of higher education and career training, serving over 137,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 40 locations across the state. With its open access mission, CCCS colleges play a vital role in educating both the emerging and existing workforces, as well as meeting the needs of Colorado’s businesses and communities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support to member colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE).

Picutred above: Current TSJC President Dr. Carmen Simone