Meet the President and Leadership Team
Dr. Michele Haney, President
Dr. Haney joined RRCC in 2008, bringing with her nearly 30 years of community college leadership. During her tenure, she has worked to improve technology and web resources to expand teaching and learning opportunities, helped RRCC lead a seamless transition of high school students into dual enrollment programs, and initiated plans to expand grant funding and workforce development. Dr. Haney's leadership has increased student retention, graduation, and minority enrollment.
Prior to RRCC, Dr. Haney began her career in the Wyoming college system before coming to Colorado. Her past work within Colorado's community college system includes serving as the VP of Front Range Community College from 1992 to 2003, followed by serving as president of Morgan Community College 2003 to 2008, before her current role as president of RRCC.
Dr. Haney is a charter member and was the first president of the Rotary Club of Denver West, in addition to having a long track record of community involvement and charitable work. Dr. Haney is also a member of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges; past president of Colorado-Wyoming Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors; president, Community Reach Board; serves on the boards of Exempla Lutheran Hospital Foundation, Jefferson Economic Development Council, and Jefferson Symphony Orchestra; and Chair, Colorado Compact.
2012 Board Member of the Year, Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council
2011 Woman of the Year for Jefferson County
Colleen Jorgensen, VP of Workforce of Development
Colleen is responsible for workforce development. More to come...
Dr. Lisa Fowler, VP of Student SuccessLisa and her team are responsible for all student services functions at RRCC. The areas that make up the Division of Student Success include: Admissions, Assessment Center, Records, Veteran Affairs, Advising and Counseling Services, Student Internships, Financial Aid, International Student Services, Disability Services, Food Service, Student Life, Connect to Success, College Prep Zone, Tutoring, Inclusion and Diversity and the Student Health Clinic. The Student Success division provides services and programs that foster student success from the time students apply until the time they graduate from RRCC.
Bob Rizzuto, Interim VP of Instructional Services
Bob is responsible for all educational programs, both academic and career and technical. This includes the hiring of faculty and staff, maintenance of curriculum, creation of new programs, delivery formats, grading, academic policies, academic support, and library services. She and her team of instructional deans oversee nearly 700 full- and part-time faculty.
Peggy Morgan, VP of Business Services
Peggy and her team are responsible for all financial functions at RRCC Purchasing, Cashier, Payroll, Accounts Payable/Receivable, budgeting, and contracts; and is the liaison to legal counsel. In addition, Peggy oversees Human Resources, Facilities, IT and AV, the Children's Center, School-Age Child Care, and Child Care Innovations. She also administers the contract for college's Barnes & Nobel bookstore.
Colleen Jorgensen, Vice President Workforce Training and Development
Colleen and her team in the Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC), are responsible for the non-credit and workforce training at the college. RMEC is the OSHA Region VIII Training Institute providing safety training for 6 states. RMEC provides workforce training in business, industry, energy, safety and water on a local as well as international level. Colleen coordinates several large grants at the college funded by NSF, DOL-TAA, USAID, and GEO. She also coordinates the Red Rocks Institute on Sustainability in Education. Colleen has been with RRCC since 1992.
Tim Griffin, Ph.D., Executive Director of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness
Tim and his team support all areas of the college in the areas of planning, decision-making, and quality improvement through accreditation. The team mission is to improve organizational performance and mission accomplishment through systemic, institution-wide processes that align priorities, decisions, and resources. We serve as a catalyst to organizational development through design and evaluation of proposals and programs, analytics, and the assessment of institutional effectiveness.
Bill Dial, Director of Human Resources
Bill and the Human Resources team are responsible for the continued building and maintenance of the “human infrastructure” at Red Rocks Community College. This includes the administration of comprehensive training and development programs for faculty/staff, strategic benefits and total rewards, classification and compensation, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding, and retention of employees, and the establishment and tracking of human capital metrics.
Ron Slinger, Executive Director of the RRCC Foundation
Ron oversees the private fundraising and grant seeking of the RRCC Foundation. Since the Foundation's inception, over $8.25 million dollars have been raised. The Foundation has awarded 3,000 scholarships totaling just over $3 million dollars. During that same period of time, over $2.5 million has been provided for both capital and programs needs of the college. The Foundation currently has a $4 million endowment.
Tim Griffin, Executive Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
More to come...
Andrew Stevens, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide information for use in planning, decision-making, and policy formation at Red Rocks Community College. In support of this mission, the Office of Institutional Research responds to internal and external requests for data as well as provides appropriate research design and statistical analysis of data related to numerous campus activities.
Liz Cox, Director of RISE
Liz is at the helm of the Red Rocks Institute for Sustainability in Education (RISE), a new initiative of the Colorado Partnership for a Sustainable Future. The program prepares college faculty and K-12 teachers to understand the critical importance of sustainability, see its relevance in shaping how they teach and how their students learn, and foster and integrate education innovation for sustainability.
Kim Rein, Director of Marketing and Communications
Kim and her team are responsible for all branding, advertising, promotion, public relations, and communication functions of the college. Her areas include maintaining the RRCC website and portal, production of the school's catalogs and schedules, creation of all marketing campaigns and materials to increase awareness and student enrollment, and contact with the media. In addition, Kim oversees the reception area/welcome desk.
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