The public is invited to meet six semi-finalists for the presidency of Pikes Peak Community College at a series of on-campus public forums on May 2 and 3. The forums will provide an opportunity for community members, students and PPCC staff to meet each candidate and ask questions about their backgrounds and qualifications for the position. Please mark your calendars to participate in the following activities as listed below.
The forums will occur in the Atrium at the Centennial Campus of Pikes Peak Community College located at 5675 S. Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs. The schedule for the forums is:
Monday, May 2
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Candidate #1
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Candidate #2
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Candidate #3
Tuesday, May 3
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Candidate #4
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Candidate #5
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Candidate #6
The names, resumes and cover letters of the semi-finalists will be released later this week and the information will be posted on the Pikes Peak Community College website at http://www.ppcc.edu/ . Click on the Presidential Search icon on the main page to find information relevant to the search.
For anyone who may not be able to participate in the public forums on Monday and Tuesday, a public reception for the semi-finalists to meet the staff, students and general public will be held on Monday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The reception will be held at the Downtown Studio Campus Gallery at 100 W. Pikes Peak Avenue. Food and beverages will be served.
CCCS presidential searches place a high emphasis on campus and community input. Community members, students and college staff are cordially invited and highly encouraged to participate in the forums and the reception. Feedback forms will be available at each of these activities and all those attending will have an opportunity to share their thoughts and impressions of the candidates with the members of the search and screen committee.
The semi-finalists will also participate in one-on-one meetings with the PPCC Presidential Search Committee, the PPCC Leadership Team, PPCC’s Chief Financial Officer, and PPCC’s Interim President as well as have tours of the campus and the community. Based on the perceptions of the candidates’ qualifications, feedback from the public events, and thorough reference and background checks, the search committee will make recommendations of which applicants should be strongly considered by Dr. Nancy McCallin, Colorado Community College System President, for the position of president of Pikes Peak Community College.
The Colorado Community College System comprises the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.