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Cathy Pellish, a faculty member and dean at Front Range Community College for 18 years, has been appointed vice president of the Westminster Campus.


Cathy Pellish

Pellish began her new duties with the new year, succeeding Therese Brown, who retired after 28 years with the college.

As vice president, Pellish will serve as the campus chief operating officer, overseeing the campus and representing the college in western Adams, Broomfield, and north Jefferson counties.

“Cathy has been faculty, department chair, and dean at the Westminster Campus,” President Andy Dorsey said. “She brings to the job a deep commitment to helping students succeed and a passion for the college and its mission.”

Pellish joined FRCC as a member of the math faculty. While chair of the Mathematics Department, she served as the statewide math discipline chair for the Colorado Community College System.

She has been an instructional dean for seven years. As dean, she is co-chair of the colleges’ Student Success Committee, which is guiding the college’s work on an American Association of Community Colleges-developed Pathways Project, a student success initiative. She served on the steering committee that revamped developmental education to give students the support they need to advance into college-level math and English classes in as little as one semester.

Before coming to FRCC, Pellish worked for 10 years in high-tech industries as a software engineer. She has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a master of science in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado-Denver.

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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.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving more than 144,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. CCCS students save time and money with affordable tuition and fees, concurrent enrollment, and guaranteed transfer to any public university in Colorado. Online courses are available via Colorado Community Colleges Online. CCCS also oversees career and technical programs in our 13 colleges, more than 160 school districts, and six other post-secondary institutions. By partnering with business and industry, CCCS helps employers meet workforce needs and prepares students for direct entry to their chosen career pathway. The vast majority of our students are Colorado residents and, after graduation, 97 percent of our students stay in state, becoming the workforce that powers the Colorado economy and the heart of our neighborhoods, businesses, and communities.

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