CNCC Committees & Boards

CNCC Committees:

DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

Purpose: In support of CNCC students and employees, we strive to provide a safe and positive environment cultivated by diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

  • Nicholas Swails – Dean of Academic Operations
  • Jennifer Rea - Associate Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • Angela Miller - Exec. Director of Human Resources
  • Leana Cox – Library Coordinator
  • Andrew Goff – Early Childhood Education Lead Instructor
  • Jay McLaughlin - Chemisty Faculty
  • Charlene Engleking - Instructor of English & Humanities (Charir)
  • Brett Caskey - Vice President of Student Services 

Teaching Excellence Committee

  • Jessica Kruger - Sociology & Psychology Faculty/Associate Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Jennifer Lamanski – Instructor of Mathematics
  • Nicholas Swails – Dean of Academic Operations

Extended Cabinet (E-Cab)

Purpose: Act as a line of communication to/from executive cabinet, and address College wide operational needs.

  • Meghan Davis - Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Jesse LaRose - Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Vacant - Director of Workforce & Non-Credit Programming
  • Brett Caskey - Staff Senate Representative
  • Kathryn Deitz - Sociology & Psychology Faculty
  • Amanda Ott - Faculty Senate Representative - Associate Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Jen Barker (Vice Chair) - Controller
  • Grace Stewart - Registrar
  • Jen Rea - Associate Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • VACANT - Associate Dean of Student Success
  • Daniel Harris - Coordinator of Campus Security & Emergency Management
  • Jessica Wollman - Director of Financial Aid
  • Leland Byers - Director of IT
  • Reuben Talbot (Chair) - Director of Marketing
  • Nicholas LeFevre - Director of Facilities
  • Zachery Stevenson - Athletic Director/Associate Dean of Athletics

Executive Cabinet

Purpose: To provide high level innovation, vision casting, and decision making to launch the college in stronger, improved direction. 

  • Dr. Lisa Jones - President
  • James Caldwell – Vice President of Business & Administration
  • Keith Peterson – Vice President of Instruction
  • Brett Caskey – Vice President of Student Services
  • Kelly Scott – Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Angie Miller – Executive Director of Human Resources

Academic Leadership Team

Purpose: To review, discuss, and asses all issues and notifications regarding the Academic division

  • Keith Peterson – Vice President of Instruction
  • Jesse LaRose - Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Meghan Davis - Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Nicholas Swails – Dean of Academic Operations
  • Vacant - Director of Workforce & Non-Credit Programming

Faculty Senate

** all Faculty

  • Mario Sullivan (President) - Instructor of Science

Staff Senate

** all Staff, except Executive Administrative Staff

  • (President) - Vacant
  • Sara Peterson (Vice President) - Dental Hygiene Coordinator
  • Michelle Esser (Secretary) - General Laborer I
  • Brett Caskey (E-Cab Representative) - Vice President of Student Services
  • Taylor Allred (Treasurer) -  Accounts Payable/Staff Accountant

Academic Council

Purpose: The Academic Council has the responsibility to recommend the College’s academic policies and its instructional courses and programs. The Academic Council shall also discuss and provide recommendations on matters of continuous concern about the College's curricula: 

  1. 1. Existing and proposed courses
  2. 2. Existing and proposed program offerings
  3. 3. Academic standards, grading, withdrawals
  4. 4. Graduation requirements
  5. 5. Quality assurance for all learning, including online offerings
  6. 6. General Education, transfer, articulation
  7. 7. Catalog, calendar
  8. 8. Assessment of student learning outcomes and select institutional assessments
  9. 9. Petitions and appeals regarding any of the functions of the instructional program
  10. 10. Procedures, processes and issues which affect and improve learning
  11. 11. May establish taskforces or subcommittees as needed
  12. 12. Appropriate input on program reviews
  13. 13. Proposed statewide changes in general education and Colorado's gtPathways courses
  14. 14. Syllabi design and content
  • Keith Peterson - Vice President of Instruction
  • Jesse LaRose - Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Nicholas Swails – Dean of Academic Operations
  • Meghan Davis - Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Vacant - Director of Workforce & Non-Credit Programming
  • Brett Caskey - Vice President of Student Services
  • Nicholas Cocozzella - Director of Concurrent Enrollment
  • Colorado Faculty Advisory Council Representative
  • State Faculty Advisory Council Representative
  • State Faculty Curriculum Committee Representative
  • State CTE Faculty Curriculum Committee Representative

Academic Program Review Committee

Purpose: The review committee objectively evaluates each academic program. The CNCC academic program review process will observe a 2-3 year review cycle. In the first year, a program will be evaluated using an established review rubric. In year two of the cycle the review will report out on the suggested actions items to establish compliance, success, and action/inaction by leadership. Year three of the cycle is only for programs which did not achieve the desired outcomes as reports in year two.

  • Keith Peterson - Vice President of Instruction
  • Jesse LaRose - Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Nicholas Swails – Dean of Academic Operations
  • Meghan Davis- Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Vacant - Director of Workforce & Non-Credit Programming
  • Faculty from Arts and Science
  • Faculty from CTE
  • Staff member (observational member- ensures process accuracy)

Non-Academic Program Review Committee

Purpose: Evaluate CNCC's non-academic programs up for review to help identify the future direction, needs and priorities of each program.

  • Five people including staff, faculty and administration as assigned by Cabinet each year.

Student Success Committee

Purpose: To help all students at CNCC to be successful in achieving their academic goals.

  • Brett Caskey – VP of Student Services
  • Kelly Scott – Exec. Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Jesse LaRose - Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Nicholas Swails – Dean of Academic Operations
  • Meghan Davis- Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Annette Burrow - Gateway Coordinators (Craig)
  • Carrie Olsen - Gateway Coordinators (Rangely)
  • Jennifer Rea - Associate Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • IT
  • Zachary Stevenson - Athletic Director/Associate Dean of Athletics
  • Reuben Talbot - Director of Marketing
  • Nicholas Cocozzella - Director of Concurrent Enrollment
  • Various faculty representatives

HLC Steering Committee

CARE Team

Purpose: The CARE Team works to improve campus safety and student success by evaluating individuals that may pose a safety risk to themselves or others. The team coordinates with students, faculty, staff, and others to identify, assess, and intervene with individuals of concern.

  • Associate Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • Director of Campus Security
  • Associate Dean of Student Success
  • Advising & Intervention Specialist
  • Faculty Representative
  • Athletic Department Representative

Professional Development Committee

Purpose: Provide employees with funds to attend trainings to increase their job knowledge. 

** Current Chair: Grace Stewart - Registrar

  • Two staff
  • Two faculty
  • Two from Rangely
  • Two from Craig

Assessment Committee

Purpose: Develop, implement, assess and revise assessment of student learning for the instructional division of CNCC.  Provide institutional reports of student learning from instructional division. Provide training to faculty on assessment of student learning.

** see https://cncc.edu/academics/academic-assessment for more information

  • Co-Chairs: Jennifer Lamanski, Instructor of Mathematics
  • Co-Chairs: Todd Ward, Instructor of Biology
  • Jesse LaRose, Dean of the Craig Campus
  • Meghan Davis, Dean of the Rangely Campus
  • Vacant,  Director of Workforce & Non-Credit Programming
  • Faculty volunteers

Cocurricular Assessment Committee

Purpose: To support assessment of student learning by providing a clear, manageable process for documenting assessment of student learning and continuous improvement outside of the classroom. 

  • Brett Caskey - Vice President of Student Services
  • Kelly Scott - Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Jen Rea - Associate Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • Vacant - Associate Dean of Student Success
  • Zachary Stevenson - Athletic Director
  • Carrie Olsen - Gateway Center Coordinator

Local taxing district boards

CNCC Advisory Council

CNCC Foundation Board

Special Project Committees

** Created as needed

Program Advisory Boards

** Meet twice a year. Organized by Deans or Faculty Leads

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.