DENVER – The national search for a president for Community College of Denver (CCD) began in December, 2012 and a search committee comprised of college employees, local business leaders and other educational leaders from across the state has been working to screen and conduct preliminary interviews of applicants in order to identify those most suited to be considered for the role of president.

The search is necessary to replace the interim president, Cliff Richardson, who has been serving in this position since March of 2011.

CCCS today announced that the search committee has named two semi-finalists for consideration to become the permanent president for CCD.

The two semi-finalists are:

  • Dr. Richard Fleming, currently the Vice-President and Dean at the Prince Frederick Campus of the College of Southern Maryland in Prince Frederick, Maryland;
  • Paula Langteaucurrently the Campus Executive Officer of the University of Wisconsin- Marinette in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Clicking the name of each semi-finalist above will take you to their bio.
The presidential candidates will visit CCD’s Auraria campus on April 11 and the Lowry campus on April 12 to participate in public forums. All sessions will help the college’s constituents learn about the candidates, their backgrounds and experiences, leadership style, and philosophy on a variety of issues.


The public forums are scheduled as follows.




April 11 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Richard Fleming Open Forum Clear Creek (St. Francis Center) – Auraria Campus
April 11 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM Paula Langteau Open Forum Clear Creek (St. Francis Center) – Auraria Campus
April 11 – 5:00 to 7:00 PM Richard Fleming and Paula Langteau Reception at the Alumni Lounge, Hospitality Learning Center, SpringHill Suites Marriott
April 12 – 10:00 to 11:00 AM Paula Langteau Open Forum – Board Room 231, 1070 Alton Way, Building 849 – Lowry Campus
April 12 – 11:00 to 12:00 Noon Richard Fleming Open Forum – Board Room 231, 1070 Alton Way, Building 849 – Lowry Campus

All of those who attend the forums and the reception will be asked to complete a feedback form providing their thoughts and input regarding the candidates. Every feedback form submitted will be read by the members of the search committee and Dr. Nancy McCallin, CCCS  President, prior to the final selection of a new president. The feedback from the college constituents is highly encouraged and regarded in the decision making process.

The Colorado Community College System comprises the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 163,000 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 six other post-secondary institutions.





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