Dr. Francois Jacobs is a new dean of instruction at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. He will oversee the English and Communication and Business, Information Systems, and Technology departments, career/technical education, the Academic Success Center, and FRCC-Brighton Center.
Most recently, Jacobs was a dean of business, career/technical, and cosmetology programs at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
In addition to his work at Northeastern, Jacobs brings to FRCC administrative experience in universities, industry, and the military. He was a founding chair at the Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering at California Baptist, a general manager and a project development director in the insurance reconstruction and restoration industry, and a captain in the South African Defense Force.
Jacobs earned an associate degree in agriculture production from Glen College of Agriculture in Bloemfontein, South Africa; a bachelor of science in business administration from California Baptist University; a master of science in international business from the University of Denver, and a doctorate in education and human resource studies from Colorado 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.