Three Finalists Announced in Front Range Community College President Search

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Photo from left to right: Dr. Tricia Johnson, Dr. Colleen Simpson, and Dr. Stephen Cain.


Finalists to participate in virtual public forums April 25-28.

April 21, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced three finalists in the running for president of Front Range Community College (FRCC).

FRCC President Andy Dorsey will step down on June 30, 2022 as part of his planned retirement, concluding a 29-year career with the college and 13 years as president.

The search advisory committee, comprised of college and community representatives, conducted a thorough screening and preliminary interviews with applicants in order to identify those best suited to lead FRCC with long-term success.

The three finalists are (in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Stephen Cain, Chief of Staff/Chief Strategy Officer at Montgomery College in Maryland
  • Tricia Johnson, Vice President of the Westminster Campus and Brighton Center at Front Range Community College
  • Colleen Simpson, Vice President of Student Services and Regional Learning Centers at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Bios for each finalist and information for upcoming forums are available on FRCC’s website at the following link:

Presidential finalists will meet with the Front Range community in April through virtual public forums to allow campus and college constituents to learn more about their experience, leadership style, and philosophies on a variety of issues.

Open forums are scheduled as follows (Links for virtual participation will be available soon on the FRCC’s website):

Dr. Tricia Johnson Monday, April 25, 2022
11:00am – 11:45am
Dr. Stephen Cain Wednesday, April 27, 2022
9:00am – 9:45am
Dr. Colleen Simpson Thursday, April 28, 2022
10:00am – 10:45am

Feedback surveys will be requested from participants who interact with finalists. Surveys will be reviewed by Chancellor Garcia prior to his selection of the new president. Input from the campus and community is encouraged and will be instrumental in the selection process.


 About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder CountyLarimer CountyWestminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

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