Five finalists for CNCC president

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Virtual community forums scheduled with candidates

RANGELY | Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia has announced five finalists in the running for president of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). CNCC President Ron Granger will retire at the end of his term in July 2021, concluding a 40-year career in academia.

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 CNCC with long-term success.

The finalists are Dr. Josh Baker, Dr. Lisa Jones Copprue, Tim Gibbs, Dr. Sandra Kiddoo and Keith Peterson.

Presidential finalists will meet virtually with the CNCC community in March and April through open community forums to allow faculty, staff, and college constituents to learn more about their experience, leadership style, and philosophies on a variety of issues.

The virtual community forums are scheduled as follows:

  • Tim Gibbs–Monday, March 22, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Dr. Lisa Jones Copprue–Tuesday, March 23, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Keith Peterson–Thursday, April 1, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Dr Sandra Kiddoo–Friday, April 2, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Dr. Josh Baker–Monday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

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

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 CNCC president. Input from the college community is encouraged and will be instrumental in the selection process.

PRESS RELEASE | Special to the Herald Times