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.

SSAC Representatives

College Student Rep Position
Community College of Aurora Kelly O’Dell Chair
Otero Junior College Lisa Gallegos Vice Chair
Arapahoe Community College Martha Thayer Recorder
Community College of Denver Thomas Williams Representative
Colorado Northwestern Community College Sarah Owens Representative
Front Range Community College Ayelet Zur-Nayberg Representative
Lamar Community College Joseph Shields Representative
Morgan Community College Elizabeth Huard Representative
Northeastern Junior College Kent Ross Representative
Pikes Peak Community College Cathy Henrichs Representative
Pueblo Community College Mark Nicks Representative
Red Rocks Community College Amy Braziller Representative
Trinidad State Junior College Kathy Carpenter Representative

SSAC Meeting Schedule

Meetings are always on the 1st Friday of the month 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the CCCS Lowry Campus.