Del Ponte named Dean of Health Sciences, Public Safety and Lowry Campus

Dr. Renie Del Ponte has been hired as the Community College of Aurora’s new dean of health sciences, public safety and Lowry campus, VP of Instruction Xeturah Woodley announced Monday.

Dr. Del Ponte will begin her new duties Aug. 1.

 Dr. Del Ponte brings a strong background in career and technical education to the college at both the secondary and postsecondary levels. She served the last four-plus years as CTE director at Jefferson County Public Schools, the state’s largest school district. She previously functioned as both dean of instruction at Red Rocks Community College (1999-2007) and its coordinator of health careers programs (’97-99)

 In total, Dr. Del Ponte has spent a decade within Colorado community college leadership

Her varied roles have meant: creating and implementing CTE certificate and degree programs; building strategic external and internal partnerships with stakeholders; executing budget planning and fiscal accountability for multiple academic units and a branch campus; and service as a chief officer of a branch campus.

Dr. Del Ponte’s educational background includes two master’s degrees and a doctorate. She earned a master of education in Education Leadership and Administration from Jones International University in Centennial, a doctorate in Public Health/Preventative Care from Loma Linda (Calif.) University; a master of science in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock (Pa.) University; and a bachelor of science in Fitness and Wellness from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

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