Admissions Practice Committee

Committee Purpose:
The Executive Committee (CCHS/CR's Elected Officers) review allegations of violations of the NACAC Principles of Good Practice by Colorado high school or college/university staff and, if necessary, recommend resolutions to the CCHS/CR Board.

Chair: Executive Committee as necessary - Email

Annual Conference Committee

Committee Purpose:
The Annual Conference is charged with planning the Annual Conference held the first Thursday and Friday in December. This conference is a forum for professional development for Council members. 

Chair: Kim Joiner, Aims Community College - Email

College Day/Night Fair Committee


Committee Purpose:
Organize and facilitate the Day/Night Fairs in Colorado. 

Co-Chair: Luke Contreras, Colorado School of Mines

Co-Chair: Brendan Ryan, Colorado Mesa University

Co-Chair: Erin Ulrich, Metropolitan State University

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Counselor of the Month


Committee Purpose: 
CCHS/CR and the Colorado Department of Higher Education have formed a partnership to recognize outstanding high school counselors around the state. Counselors may be nominated. Counselors are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Initiating a unique college prep program
  • Community involvement
  • Building relationships with the higher education community
  • Leadership positions held in education related organizations (CCHS/CR for instance)
  • Participation in high school activities/sponsorship of programs
  • Number of years as a counselors

*Principles, peers, students, parents or teachers may make recommendations. 

Chair: Patrick Millmore, Stargate School

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Counselor Workshops Committee

Committee Purpose: 
This committee plans a series of Counselor Workshops each Fall. They coordinate so that workshops are offered geographically across the state of Colorado to reach as many counselors as possible. These workshops are to provide a forum for issues and concerns of the membership and to provide an update to attendees from member colleges and universities. 

Chair: Breanna Clark, University of Northern Colorado

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Elections & Recognition Committee

Committee Purpose: 
The purpose of this committee is twofold: first, to identify members of Colorado Council who have contributed so much to our profession and organization and should be recognized for their contributors; second, to identify candidates for open positions on the CCHS/CR Executive Board and create a ballot of candidates. 

Chair: Whitney Bonner, Colorado Mesa University - Email

Financial Aid Committee


Committee Purpose:
Provide financial aid updates to the Council. 

Chair: Lesa Briggs, University of Colorado Denver - Email

Government Relations Committee


Committee Purpose: 
The purpose of this committee is to build awareness and promote educational issues that will impact the P-20 spectrum.
Please reference NACAC's Legislative Action Center.

Chair: Sidd Vasquez, Front Range Community College - Email

Handbook Revision Committee

Committee Purpose:
This committee annually reviews the Council Handbook and collects information and updates from each Colorado institution that is represented in the Handbook. Every summer a new Handbook is published and provided to each member of the Council and sold to interested parties. The Handbook is sold at a reasonable cost, making it available to students and families of all income levels. It contains current information about higher education costs, financial aid, scholarships, educational programs, admissions standards, and other features of each Colorado college and university that is Council members. 

Chair: Lisa Borgmann, Palisade High School - Email

Handbook Distribution Committee

Committee Purpose:
To distribute the Colorado Council Handbook to those who purchase it through their membership or online. We also distribute the handbook to all Day/Night programs and work with counselors to provide handbooks to sell to their students and parents during the college nights or other post-secondary functions. 

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Committee Purpose: This individual assists the Executive Committee and Committee Chairs by providing information about Council traditions and previous efforts that have been made by the Council. The Historian, in conjunction with the President, conducts orientations for new Executive Committee members and Committee Chairs. 

Chair: Jenny Schneider, Faith Christian Academy - Email

Membership Committee

Purpose of Committee: 
This committee reviews applications for new memberships and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee for acceptance. The chair is responsible to send out membership renewal notices each year. 

Chair: Janelle Bonavida, Front Range Community College - Email

Professional Development Committee

Committee Purpose: 
This committee works to provide Professional Development opportunities to the members of the CCHS/CR including high school counselors and college admission representatives. 

Chair: Lori Hixon, College Counseling Service - Email

Public Relations Committee

Committee Purpose: 
The Public Relations committee is committed to spreading the good word about Colorado Council and out endeavors as well as expanding our membership base. The committee also offers support to Council committees. 

Chair: Tassandra Rios-Scelso, Pikes Peak State College - Email

Scholarship Committee

Committee Purpose: 
The purpose of the CCHS/CR Scholarship is to assist Colorado high school seniors who will attend a college/university within the State of Colorado. 

Chair: Deneshia Hearon, University of Colorado Denver - Email


Technology Committee

Committee Purpose: 
The technology committee is tasked with keeping Council apprised of technology needs and to help assist with the communication back and forth with the Council website's webmaster to ensure that the website is operational and efficient. 

Chair: Zach Lebsock, Pikes Peak State College - Email