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New Blood Coming to FRCC

Updated: May 17, 2022

Written by Nick Hagan

FRCC Administrative Offices in Longmont CO Image Courtesy of Midloch Investment Partners

The winds of change are blowing through the administration levels of Front Range Community College.

FRCC President Andy Dorsey Image Courtesy of FRCC

Recently FRCC has hired a new College President to replace Andy Dorsey and the Larimer Campus will be hiring a new Vice President to replace Jean Runyon.

FRCC Larimer Campus will also be selecting a new Dean of Instruction.

In addition, the College is searching for a new Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to replace Abenicio Rael in the college-wide office.

Tamara White, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Student Success will also be vacating her college-wide position by the end of the Spring 2022 semester.

In the past few weeks, a select group of presidential candidates has been touring the campuses and meeting with both faculty and staff as well as students.

“Meet-and-Greet” style open houses were organized throughout the campus system as well as student-led luncheons in which currently enrolled students were allowed the opportunity to eat with candidates and ask their own questions. While students have no direct deciding influence, their input is a valuable part of the process.

This type of turnover of administrative positions at institutions of higher learning is not unusual. According to Higher Education Publications, Inc. (HEP, inc.), a national publisher and researcher of educational trends, colleges and universities in this country experience some of the highest turnover rates of top-level positions when compared to other administrators in other fields.

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