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Elena Sandoval-Lucero is the new vice president of the Boulder County Campus.

Elena Sandoval-Lucero

Elena Sandoval-Lucero

She joins Front Range Community College from the Community College of Aurora, where she was vice president of student affairs. She succeeds Linda Curran, who retired after eight years as campus vice president.

As vice president, Sandoval-Lucero is the chief executive officer of the Boulder County Campus.

“It is clear that Elena truly has a passion for education and for community colleges and is committed to student success and building inclusive excellence,” said FRCC President Andy Dorsey. “I am delighted that she is bringing her experience and enthusiasm to the Boulder County Campus.”

Sandoval-Lucero has more than 25 years of experience in academic and student affairs settings in community colleges and four-year universities. Before joining Community College of Aurora, she was an assistant research professor and director of a center at the University of Colorado-Denver (CU-Denver) that focused on the employment, training, and career development of teacher aides. She also worked as director of admissions and outreach at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

As a volunteer, she has been a board member of the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts Program, a member of Colorado’s Homeless and Unaccompanied Youth Task Force, and a member of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Community Collaboration and Co-Visioning Team.

Sandoval-Lucero earned a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s in administration, supervision and curriculum development from the CU-Denver, a master’s in psychology from American Public University, and a doctorate in educational leadership and innovation from CU-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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