State Student Advisory Council


Purpose

The State Student Advisory Council (SSAC) is comprised of students elected by each of the established student governments from across the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). SSAC is charged with advising the State Board of Community Colleges and Occupational Education on matters of interest and concern to all CCCS students.

Mission Statement

Advocating for the growth and success of all students.

Vision Statement

We will impact students by building relationships and bridges in order to identify and eliminate barriers, and ensure pathways to student success. We will accomplish this by improving communications and acting as a liaison between the students, CCCS, and legislators. Furthermore, we commit to a continued collaborative effort of service and excellence for the benefit of all students.


SSAC Respresentatives

College Student Rep Position
Arapahoe Community College Ryan Holmes Treasurer
Community College of Aurora Brandon J. Thierry Legislative Liaison
Community College of Denver Kassandra Caballero Representative
Community College of Denver Bryan A. Saenz Representative
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus Unfilled Unfilled
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Craig Campus Unfilled Unfilled
Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus Elena Barrera Chair
Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus Unfilled Unfilled
Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus Phoebe Zavala Representative
Lamar Community College Rayce Coen Representative
Morgan Community College Jeneen Ibrahim Public Relations & Marketing Manager
Northeastern Junior College Patrick Shields Representative
Otero Junior College Unfilled Unfilled
Pikes Peak Community College Jade Phinn Representative
Pueblo Community College Catherine Allen Vice Chair
Red Rocks Community College Sarah Kidder Secretary
Red Rocks Community College James Cook Representative
Trinidad State Junior College – Trinidad Campus Unfilled Unfilled
Trinidad State Junior College – Valley Campus Destiny Calderon-Ruiz Representative



SSAC Meeting Schedule

Date Location
Friday, July 13, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Arapahoe Community College
Friday, August 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Craig Campus
October 12th – 13th, 2018
Student Leadership Conference
Community College of Denver
Friday, November 9, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus
Friday, December 14, 2018
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Red Rocks Community College
Friday, January 11, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Colorado Department of Higher Education, Legislative Retreat
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Colorado Community College System
March 9-12, 2019 D.C. Trip & National Conference
Friday, April 9, 2019
11:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Rising Star Awards
Community College of Denver
Friday, May 10, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Morgan Community College
May 31 – June 2, 2019 SSAC Summer Retreat
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus



SSAC Bylaws

SSAC Elections




 Conference Evaluation Survey


Annual Rising Star Awards Luncheon

Each year, the State Student Advisory Council (SSAC) sponsors the Colorado Community College System’s (CCCS) student leadership awards ceremony. The Rising Star Award is bestowed upon community college students who exhibit a high level of leadership and involvement in student activities. Winning students will be recognized at the annual Rising Star Luncheon.
Rising Star Save The Date Awards Luncheon

Photos from the 2018 Rising Star Award Luncheon