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Dr. Gillian McKnight-Tutein has joined Front Range Community College as vice president of academic and student affairs.

She will serve as FRCC’s chief academic/student services officer, lead the college’s online learning and workforce development departments, and oversee key academic and student support functions, including instructor credentialing, registrar’s office, and catalog and schedule production.

Gillian McKnight-Tutein

Dr. Gillian McKnight-Tutein

McKnight-Tutein has been assistant vice president of academic affairs and director of distance education at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. Before that, she served in several positions at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, including director of innovative learning design and quality.

McKnight-Tutein, has a doctorate of instructional technology and distance education from Nova Southeastern University, a master of science in human resources development and administration from Barry University, and a bachelor of arts in psychology from Florida International University. She earned an associate of arts in liberal arts from the College of Boca Raton, now Lynn University.

She succeeds Dr. Sandy Veltri, who retired after more than 25 years within the Colorado Community College System.

“In our national search, we heard again and again about the collaborative spirit, interpersonal skills, energy and creativity that Dr. McKnight-Tutein has brought to her current and previous work,” said FRCC President Andy Dorsey.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS is a vital statewide pathway to individual achievement and economic vitality. Further, CCCS institutions provide an accessible, responsive learning environment that facilitates the achievement of educational, professional, and personal goals by our students and other members of our communities, and each fosters an atmosphere that embraces academic excellence, diversity, and innovation.

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