Kristen Bernhardt, a senior vice president at FirstBank, has been elected chair of the board of directors of the Front Range Community College Foundation.
Bernhardt’s responsibilities include business development, commercial real estate lending, and branch management.
She earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in economics at Colorado State University. She received a graduate of banking degree from Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington.
Bernhardt has been a member of the Loveland and Foothill Rotary clubs. She was one of Bizwest’s 40 under 40 awardees and is participating in the Northern Colorado Leadership program.
The FRCC Foundation provides scholarship support for students and program support for academics. Its latest scholarship campaign, Promising Futures, has a goal of providing scholarships for a student from each of the 80 high schools in the FRCC service area.
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.