CCCS Launches Search for Pueblo Community College’s Next President

Campus and community encouraged to help shape candidate profile

Oct. 26, 2023 (Denver) – The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) has announced the start of its nationwide search to select the next president of Pueblo Community College (PCC). This month, current PCC president Dr. Patricia Erjavec announced her plans to retire in May 2024.

“Dr. Erjavec has taken Pueblo Community College to new heights thanks to her commitment to student success, industry partnerships, and academic innovation,” said CCCS Chancellor Joe Garcia. “Our goal is to find a successor who will advance a strong vision for the college and continue its tremendous progress.”

Stakeholder Input

Community members are encouraged to support the search by sharing their views and what attributes they want to see in the next president by completing a feedback survey by November 10, 2023. Community members will also have the opportunity to participate in virtual town hall discussions to provide their feedback.

Virtual Town Hall Opportunities for Community Feedback


Date and Time Town Hall Link Meeting and Passcode Information
Tuesday, October 31
11 a.m. to noon
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 936 5182 0760
Passcode: 008393
Tuesday, October 31
2 to 3 p.m.
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 949 0104 6100
Passcode: 693964
Wednesday, November 8
6 to 7 p.m.
Zoom Link Meeting ID: 916 3498 5123
Passcode: 346240


Feedback collected from the survey and town hall conversations will inform the development of the job description and position profile, which will serve as the guiding documents for recruitment and assessment.

Search Process

CCCS will again partner with Isaacson, Miller, a nationally known and respected higher education executive search firm, to support the PCC presidential search and recruit a wide and diverse pool of candidates. Isaacson, Miller has successfully supported CCCS with several recent president searches, including Arapahoe Community College, Community College of Aurora, and Front Range Community College.

Recruitment for the new PCC president will begin immediately with the application portal now open. The search process is expected to take several months with a target to announce the next president in May 2024. Prospective candidates and community members may submit applications and nominations through this form.

A search advisory committee, comprised of college and community representatives, will be confirmed soon to screen applicants and recommend finalists to Chancellor Garcia. The Chancellor will then select the strongest candidates to move forward in the process to meet with the campus community and engage in public forums, where constituents can learn more about the candidates’ qualifications, leadership styles, and philosophies on a variety of topics. Community feedback from these forums will be instrumental to the Chancellor’s final decision.

Community members can stay informed about the search by visiting PCC’s president search website:


About PCC

Founded in 1933, Pueblo Community College is a premier teaching institution focused on providing academic and service excellence, without discrimination, to help its students acquire the 21st-century skills needed to better their lives. An educational and technological leader, PCC fosters economic development and utilizes strong partnerships in the communities it serves through its Pueblo, Fremont, and Southwest campuses.

About CCCS

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, delivering more than 1,000 programs to over 115,000 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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