Office of the President

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On behalf of the faculty and staff of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC), it is my distinct honor to say “Welcome”! At CNCC, you will receive an experience like no other in the country and will also graduate completely transformed. Where else will your science instructor take you caving as part of your instruction on biomes? How many flight programs offer extensive experience in mountain flying within unrestricted airspace? How often will community colleges or Universities for that matter include among their HPE/Wellness courses, Ice tower and mountain climbing, back packing, scuba diving and rafting? The CNCC experience includes a unique way of learning especially when our classes are held everywhere.

In a 2013 Gallup poll, Colorado residents have the second highest level of well being in the nation. At Colorado Northwestern Community College, our unspoiled environment is among the most beautiful and breathtaking in the state. Our students are provided with an opportunity they may never get again in their lives...to unplug, to reflect, to connect with the environment and its wildlife, to explore interests they never knew existed and to reconnect with their own thoughts and goals. Amidst a growing “me first” society, our students are part of a community where all members of our staff and faculty and those in the surrounding community care about them as people. We teach and learn to take responsibility, show respect, and appreciate the differences that exist among us as human beings. We understand the importance of a strong work ethic and the gratification of giving to and supporting others and most importantly, we realize that persistence and never giving up is “The Spartan Way”.

We have a devoted faculty and staff who were chosen for their exceptional knowledge and ability but also for their love of the College and community and dedication to your success, satisfaction and overall well-being.  We foster a “student first” environment where the decisions we make are focused primarily on your academic, career and personal success. Through our academic programs, advising, support and campus life activities, your experience will be uniquely CNCC and Northwest Colorado but will also provide you with the knowledge and skills required in today and tomorrow’s demanding global workforce. 

Together we will excel in the years to come. We look forward to having you and serving you along the way. You will receive the very best from us because you are more than a student at CNCC, you are a member of our family and will be forever a Spartan.


Lisa Jones, Ph.D.


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Monthly State Board Reports

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August 2021 August 2020
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November 2021 November 2020
December 2021 December 2020



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.