State Student Advisory Council


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 Branda Bell  Legislative Liaison
Community College of Aurora Kyle Gabriel Cruz  Representative
Unfilled Unfilled
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus Unfilled Unfilled
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Craig Campus Unfilled Unfilled
Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus Astrid Villalobos Chavez  Representative
Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus Forrest Weimer  Chair
Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus Federico Chavez  Secretary
Lamar Community College Raylee Cathcart  Representative
Morgan Community College Citlaly Quiroz  Representative
Northeastern Junior College Kathleen (Kat) Marty  Representative
Otero College Alyssa Charter-Smith  Representative
Pikes Peak Community College Wesley Montgomery  Treasurer
Pikes Peak Community College Jaslyn Buchanan  Alternate
Pueblo Community College Mark Sandoval  Representative
Red Rocks Community College Nico Gambone  Representative
Red Rocks Community College Paul Kooyman  Alternate
Trinidad State College – Trinidad Campus Nouredin (Nour) Ahmed  Representative
Trinidad State College – Valley Campus Sharon Jesang  Representative

SSAC Meeting Schedule

Meetings will generally be held on the second Friday of each month, 1:00-5:00 pm

Contact SSAC Advisor, Stacie Amaya (, for more information

SSAC Elections