Hello and welcome to Community College of Denver. It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to CCD, a place of immense student opportunity, hope, and accomplishment. There are common threads in the conversations I have with our students; they tell me how glad they are to be students here, how much they have grown as a person, and that they have accomplished far more than they ever expected they could. CCD is here for YOU, with experiences and opportunities available that will help make your dreams come true so you can live the life you want to live.
My task as CCD president is to be your unfailing advocate and leader. Advocacy requires a vision – a shared vision – that we have developed together and included in the strategic plan for the college. Advocacy demands head and heart work together in creating opportunities for students to leave CCD and go immediately to work on a new job, back to work in a new role, or forward to complete a baccalaureate degree. I commit to always advocate for CCD students, faculty, and staff to have the resources to prepare for the larger work of the world—not just in the distant future, but now.
The President’s Chair
Just call me “Everette” rather than “Dr. Freeman.” Titles matter greatly to me, but so does removing any barrier that keeps us from getting to know one another. I’d like every student to come by and sit in the president’s chair. It’s a comfortable chair and you may leave convinced that you too can become CCD’s president one day.
At CCD, I want all of us to work precisely and with purpose in making sure that those students who start at CCD leave with a degree in hand. Education requires too much in time and money to leave the job undone. All of us must help each other over the educational finish line.
Dr. Everette J. Freeman