State Faculty Advisory Council (SFAC)


The State Faculty Advisory Council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Board and to the President of the System and shall act in a liaison capacity between the college faculties and the Board.  The Faculty Council shall advise and make recommendations to the System President and the Board on polices and other matters of interest and concern to state system community and junior college faculty.

Mission Statement

The principal mission of SFAC is to promote and support quality instruction in the Colorado Community College System. SFAC will have an integral part in advising and making recommendations to the Board and CCCS, and facilitating transparent communication to their respective faculty and instructional leadership, in matters including:

  • High standards and quality of instruction.
  • Faculty welfare and shared governance.
  • Board/System policy, procedure, and initiatives.
  • Communication among the faculty, Board, CCCS, and the community.
  • The role and mission of community colleges within higher education.
  • Appropriate use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Budget priorities and allocation.
  • Legislative impacting higher education and CCCS.

SFAC Representatives

College Faculty Representative Position
Arapahoe Community College Jenai Rutledge Representative
Colorado Northwestern Community College Jay Mclaughlin Representative
Community College of Aurora Kelly O’Dell Representative
Community College of Denver Shirley Smith Representative
Front Range Community College Andy DeRoche Representative
Lamar Community College Joseph Shields Representative
Morgan Community College Ewan Maggie Representative
Northeastern Junior College Kent Ross Representative
Otero College Becky Sporrer Representative
Pikes Peak Community College Deidre Schoolcraft Chair
Pueblo Community College Travis Parkhurst Representative
Red Rocks Community College Eleanor Camann Representative
Trinidad State College Rhonda Schoenecker Representative

SFAC Meeting Schedule

SFAC Meetings for the 20-21 Academic Year are expected to be conducted remotely. Please contact for more information.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

Meeting will typically be held 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

July – No meeting
August – No meeting
September 3, 2021
October 1, 2021
November 5, 2021
December 3, 2021
January – No meeting
February 4, 2022
March 4, 2022
April 1, 2022
May 6, 2022
June – No meeting