Ron Barros, director of academic services, is the Administrator of the Year at Front Range Community College. He was honored at a meeting of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.
Barros works with faculty, college departments, college administration, and external stakeholders to ensure quality academic programming.
“I like to evaluate, plan, and improve processes and training opportunities to enhance student success,” Ron says, “and to provide career/technical education departments with federal resources to help create a superior student experience at FRCC.”
Barros’s colleagues see firsthand his commitment to students. One said, “He has a helpful nature, and he doesn’t know how to say no. He really cares about student success.”
Barros, who lives in Thornton, has a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts in higher education administration and leadership from Adams State University.
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.