Marielena DeSanctis Appointed President of the Community College of Denver

The Colorado Community College System recently announced that Marielena DeSanctis will be the next president of Community College of Denver. Dr. DeSanctis will begin her new job on January 15.

“I am honored and humbled to be selected to take on this important role for both the college and the surrounding community,” said Dr. DeSanctis. “With over 50 years of rich history, CCD is an incredibly strong and vibrant institution, and it will have an enormous impact on the future of the city and state. The CCD community has done a lot in recent years to prepare for the next chapter and I am excited to become a part of this transformative work.”

The Community College of Denver enrolls more than 8,200 students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 59 percent of the diverse student body.

Dr. Desanctis has been serving as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs and student services at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to joining Broward College in 2014, Dr. DeSanctis served as the executive director of curriculum for Broward County Public Schools.

Dr. DeSanctis is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she majored in mechanical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics education from Nova Southeastern University and a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Florida Atlantic University.

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