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  Representative
Community College of Aurora Kyle Gabriel Cruz  Representative
Community College of Denver Leena Elmiladi  Representative
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Rangely Campus Unfilled
Colorado Northwestern Community College – Craig Campus Unfilled
Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus Astrid Villalobos Chavez  Representative
Front Range Community College – Larimer Campus Forrest Weimer  Representative
Front Range Community College – Westminster Campus Federico Chavez  Representative
Lamar Community College Unfilled
Morgan Community College Unfilled
Northeastern Junior College Kathleen (Kat) Marty  Representative
Otero College Mayra Robles  Representative
Pikes Peak Community College Wesley Montgomery  Representative
Pikes Peak Community College Jaslyn Buchanan  Alternate
Pueblo Community College Mark Sandoval  Representative
Pueblo Community College Lisa-Marie Segura  Alternate
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, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
Academic Year 21 meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Virtual meeting times are to be determined.

Contact SSAC Advisor, Stacie Amaya (, for more information

Meeting Dates

October 9, 2020
November 13, 2020
December 11, 2020
January 15, 2021
February 12, 2021
March 12, 2021
April 9, 2021
May 14, 2021
June 11, 2021

SSAC Elections

CCCS Student Leadership Conference

Each year, a 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. The conference is open to any student enrolled at a CCCS college and is provided at no cost to students.

Visit the Conference Website


Photos from 2019 Student Leadership Conference