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August 15, 2017 – Aurora, CO – Dr. Paulette Dalpes has joined the Community College of Aurora (CCA) as Vice President of Student Affairs.
“We are pleased to have Dr. Dalpes join our staff,” said Betsy Oudenhoven, CCA’s president. “She is an experienced and accomplished student affairs professional with a breadth of experience and a passion for the diverse students we serve.”
As Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Dalpes will provide leadership for several departments in the Student Affairs Division at CCA, including student life, advising, recruitment, and student success and retention.
Dr. Dalpes has 30 years of experience as a Student Affairs professional, including 18 years working at community colleges. Her career in student affairs includes senior level and systems administration; facilitating federally funded TRiO grant programs; training and development on issues of diversity and inclusion; and work in residential life at large universities. She is the co-editor of The Handbook for Student Affairs in Community Colleges and a forthcoming Special Issue of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice titled Current Initiatives and Trends in Higher Education: The Role of Student Affairs in Advancing Community College Student Success. She has served as the Community College Division Director on the Board of Directors for NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators).
Dr. Dalpes attended Colorado State University as a first-generation college student, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in college student personnel administration. She earned her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts.
“The Community College of Aurora is a vibrant and dynamic institution dedicated to the success of students,” said Dr. Dalpes. “I am honored and excited to become part of this community and the many innovative and creative efforts to advance student achievement.”
About the Community College of Aurora (CCA)
The Community College of Aurora (CCA) provides high quality instruction and student support services to Aurora and eastern Denver, Colorado. The college offers courses on two campuses and online courses for degree or certificate completion. CCA students engage in programs that help them realize their potential by preparing them for transfer to a four-year institution and employment. Potential Realized.