Chris Ward, a longtime college leader in grants and planning, has been promoted to Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Community College of Aurora President Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven announced.
Ward began his new duties Jan. 6.
In his new role, Ward will be responsible for oversight of the executive leadership in Institutional Research, the Center for Workforce Development, Strategic Partnerships and Resource Development, Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, and College Communications.
The VP of Institutional Effectiveness supports the mission of the college by overseeing institutional planning, research, grant development and reporting, external partnerships, communications and marketing, and contract-based workforce programs. The position also serves as the college's Accreditation Liaison Officer to the Higher Learning Commission, coordinates institution-level strategic planning, and serves as a member of the Cabinet.
The Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness is expected to foster collaboration among college programs, units, and activities to increase CCA's effectiveness in meeting its goals and those of the Colorado Community College System.
Ward's previous title had been Executive Director of Grants and Planning. He began at CCA in 2000 as director of grants and an adjunct instructor in cultural anthropology.###