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Otero College President Search

Otero College (OC) President, Dr. Timothy Alvarez has announced his retirement effective August 11, 2023. The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor, Joe Garcia, has initiated a nationwide search for the next Otero College President.

CCCS is committed to a thorough and inclusive search process which will identify the best leader for OC. This effort will be led by Christina Cecil, CCCS Chief Human Resources Officer. A president search advisory committee of college stakeholders has been formed to assist in the selection process.

President Search Advisory Committee Members

Recruitment and Candidate Nominations

Recruitment for this position is underway. Our goal is to finalize the OC President Position Profile before early March. The search advisory committee will begin assessing applications during the Spring semester. We invite you to submit candidate nominations through the link below. The strongest candidates from the pool will be identified as finalists and invited to meet with the OC campus stakeholders.

Submit Candidate Nominations Here

Apply for Position

Community Updates

We know you are excited about this process and what is to come. The college community will be updated through this webpage where appropriate details about this search will be shared publicly. Please understand it is important for us to adhere to a process where our candidates can rely on the discretion of those involved in the search process and our guarantee of confidentiality.