Apr 23, 2010 3:32 PM
A Pueblo native has been chosen as the new President of Pueblo Community College. Patty Erjavec is the first female president at the school. She currently serves as the president and CEO of El Pueblo... an Adolescent Treatment Community. She will begin her new job on June 1.
"I am very pleased that Patty has accepted the position as president of PCC. I have been honored to work with Patty for the past six years, I have seen first-hand her commitment to community college students, to the mission of community colleges, and to PCC ," said Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System. "I have always admired her staunch advocacy for policies that create a thriving environment in which students may learn. Additionally, Patty has strong ties in the community, which I believe will allow her to build strong business partnerships that will benefit both our students and economic development within the community."
"As a Pueblo native, I have grown up around PCC. I have seen firsthand the success stories the students have to tell, which are remarkable, and I look forward to supporting the students as they work toward achieving their goals," said Erjavec. "I have also seen the contributions the college has made to this and other communities and the communities' generosity back to the college. It will be a great privilege to continue in the traditions of these important partnerships and grow them in the future for all of the PCC communities of Pueblo, Canon City, Cortez, and Durango."
She received her master's in non-profit management from Regis University, graduating with honors, and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, emphasis in accounting, from University of Southern Colorado.