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RBC | Welcome to the first monthly update for Colorado Northwestern Community College. Over the next several months we will share more about what is happening at CNCC while spotlighting our outstanding programs, personnel and students. I want to begin by thanking all our local communities for the support they give us. As a college, we are lucky to have the opportunity to do the work we love in such a wonderful place. When people from the other colleges in the Colorado Community College System visit us, they find this “jewel” in northwest Colorado. They are amazed at the area, the college, and what has been accomplished here. We are proud of who we are and the communities we serve. Colorado Northwestern Community College is successful because of people. The people who work at the college, the students that attend, and the people who live in this area.
The semester is half over, and the enthusiasm of the students, faculty and staff is at an all-time high. We have already had many great accomplishments this school year. We’ve had wonderful student events such as the Hoe Down, hit milestones in athletics, and noted multiple student successes in academics. However, one of the biggest accomplishments has been filling vacant positions with excellent and dedicated personnel. I can’t introduce everyone, but wanted to note a few key hires.
Among these are the additions to our administration. CNCC has welcomed three new vice presidents to the family. Keith Peterson, Vice President of Instruction, and James Caldwell, Vice President of Finance and Administration, are celebrating one year with CNCC this month. John Anderson, former Registrar and now Vice President of Student Affairs and Craig Campus, has been in the VP position since April. Aside from additions to our administration, we have also filled a few other key staff positions such as our Director of Marketing Reuben Talbot; Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security Trevor Sperry; and Athletic Director Candra “CJ” Robie. We have also been able to bring several new instructors, and other key personnel, on both campuses into the CNCC family as well.
All the new personnel have added a tremendous amount of energy and positivity to our college. You can see and feel the change on both campuses. The energy among our employees, both with the veteran personnel and those who are new to CNCC, is excellent. It is that energy that makes CNCC a great college and a great place to be. We invite everyone to come visit our campuses and see the proud traditions we have and are creating as we continue to serve northwest Colorado. The greatest place in the world!
By Ron Granger | Special to the Herald Times