Dr. Lisa Jones has been selected president of Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC). She will take on the role Jul. 15, becoming the first African-American woman in the CNCC presidency and in the Colorado Community College System.
Her previous roles include serving as vice president of student development at Cedar Valley College and vice president of student affairs at Henry Ford College.
“As a first-generation, low-income, minority woman who came from an underperforming high school in Detroit, the odds were heavily stacked against me, but through my community college I was able to rewrite my story and achieve my American Dream,” said Jones. “These institutions play a pivotal role in transforming lives and communities, and I am excited to become a part of this important work at CNCC.”