Nancy McCallin, Ph.D.
President – Colorado Community College System

Nancy McCallin, Ph.D.

As President of the Colorado Community College System, Dr. McCallin leads the state’s largest system of higher education, which serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system has academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

Before coming to CCCS, Nancy served for six years as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting, a cabinet level position. In that role she was responsible for budget policy and resource allocation for the state’s $13 billion budget.

For a decade prior to her role in the Owens’ Administration Nancy was chief economist for the Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly. From 1981 to 1989, she was an economist with United Banks of Colorado, Inc. (now Wells Fargo) where she was responsible for analyzing and forecasting national, state, and mountain region economies.

Currently Nancy serves on the board of the American Council on Education, is a member of The College Board’s Community College Advisory Panel, the Colorado State Governor’s Education Leadership Council, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, a board member of the Community Advisory Board of Wells Fargo Bank of Colorado, a board member of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, a member of Colorado Concern, and a member of the Women’s Forum. Previously, she served as commissioner on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, chair and board member of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, board member of the National Association of State Budget Officers, board member of the National Association of Business Economists, board member of the Institute of International Education, president of the Denver Association of Business Economists, and commissioner on the Information Management Commission of the State of Colorado.

Dr. McCallin earned a Bachelor of Arts from Claremont McKenna College, and a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Colorado Concern Board
of Directors

Joe Blake – Chancellor Emeritus, CSU System
Dr. Ted Clarke, M.D. – Chairman and CEO, COPIC
Steve Farber – President, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Pat Hamill – Chairman and CEO, Oakwood Homes
A. Barry Hirschfeld – President, A B Hirschfeld & Sons
G. "Buck" Hutchison – President, Hutchison Western
Bill Hybl – Vice Chairman, Broadmoor Hotel
John Ikard – President and CEO, FirstBank Holding Company
Walt Imhoff – Retired Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Walter Isenberg – President and CEO, Sage Hospitality
Don Kortz* – Chairman of the Board, Cassidy Turley Fuller
Real Estate
David McReynolds – President, Columbine Health Plan
Larry A. Mizel – Chairman and CEO, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc.
Kay Norton* – President, University of Northern Colorado
Kathryn Paul – President and CEO, Delta Dental of Colorado
Blair Richardson – Managing Partner, Bow River Capital Partners
Dan Ritchie* – Chairman and CEO, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Dick Robinson – Co-CEO, Robinson Dairy, Inc.
Richard M. Sapkin – Managing Principal, Edgemark
Development, LLC
Sylvia Young – President and CEO, HealthONE

*Colorado Concern Leadership

Dan Ritchie – Co-Chairman
Don Kortz – Co-Chairman
Kay Norton – Treasurer
Tamra Ward – President and CEO