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.
Advocating for the growth and success of all students.
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.
|Arapahoe Community College||Kim Johnson||Legislative Liaison|
|Community College of Aurora||Crystal Gonzalez||Representative|
|Community College of Denver||Emanuel Walker||Chair|
|Community College of Denver||Sergio Cisneros||Representative|
|Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus||Adam Cooley||Secretary|
|Colorado Northwestern Community College – Craig Campus||Unfilled||Unfilled|
|Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus||Unfilled||Unfilled|
|Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus||Leah Dory||Representative|
|Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus||David Olguin||Representative|
|Lamar Community College||Rachel Kodavatikanti||Treasurer|
|Morgan Community College||Jeneen Ibrahim||Representative|
|Northeastern Junior College||Lauren Froid||Representative|
|Otero Junior College||Nathan Sharp||Representative|
|Pikes Peak Community College||Jalen Johnson||Vice Chair|
|Pikes Peak Community College||Gene Martinez||Representative|
|Pueblo Community College||Jessica Carroll||Representative|
|Red Rocks Community College||Chelsea Sandoval||PR and Marketing Manager|
|Red Rocks Community College||Connor Johnson||Representative|
|Trinidad State Junior College – Trinidad Campus||Unfilled||Unfilled|
|Trinidad State Junior College – Valley Campus||Victor Vigil||Representative|
SSAC Meeting Schedule
|May 31st – June 2nd , 2019
|Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely Campus|
|July 26th, 2019, 8:30-3:30||Colorado Northwestern Community College, Craig Campus|
|August 9th, 2019, 8:30-3:30||Lamar Community College|
|September 13th, 2019, 8:30-3:30
|Colorado Department of Higher Education, 1600 Broadway, Denver 80202|
|October 11th, 2019, 8:30-3:30||Colorado Community College System|
|November 15th & 16th, 2019
Student Leadership Conference
|Arapahoe Community College|
|December 13th, 2019, 8:30-3:30||Red Rocks Community College|
|January 17th, 2020, 8:30-3:30||Community College of Denver|
|February 14th, 2020, 8:30-3:30||Community College of Aurora|
|March 13th – 17th, 2020
D.C. Trip, ASACC Conference
|April 8, 2020, 11:00-3:30
CCCS Student Excellence Awards
|CU South Denver, Great Hall|
|May 29-31, 2020||SSAC Summer Retreat
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus
2019 Student Leadership Conference
November 15-16, 2019 at Arapahoe Community College
Each year, a Fall Student Leadership Conference is planned by CCCS, the State Student Advisory Council, and Student Life staff from across the System. The conference brings over 100 of our Colorado community college students together to engage in skill-building activities, leadership development exercises, and peer networking opportunities.
This year’s conference theme is: “Everyday Hero – Discovering Your Superpower.” Our goal is to cover the following student learning outcomes throughout the duration of the conference experience: Advocacy & Activism, Critical Thinking, Cultural Competency, Effective Communication, Professionalism, and Realistic Self-Appraisal.
Are you a student interested in attending? If so, contact the Student Life Office or Residence Life Office on your campus for more information. Registrations are due October 28.
Are you a member of a college or community organization interested in presenting a session? If so, program proposals may be submitted online. Proposals will be accepted until October 21 at midnight. Presenters will be notified of the selection committee’s decision on October 24.
Photos from 2018 Student Leadership Conference
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. Additionally, SSAC looks to honor a stand out President/VP and Advocate of the year to recognize outstanding efforts in support of student success. Winning students, Presidents/VP and Advocates will be recognized at the annual Rising Star Luncheon.