Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven officially was named Community College of Aurora’s fifth full-time president in its 30-year history.
The announcement was made by Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System, who observed Oudenhoven’s five months as an interim president and was satisfied that the latter “demonstrated she has the skills and commitment to take on this role.”
In fact, the five-month jump that Oudenhoven was afforded by McCallin gave her an already healthy start on addressing many of the important initiatives that face CCA, one of the Colorado community colleges, moving forward.
“When I was offered the interim position, Dr. McCallin told me, ‘Don’t act like an interim. Do what needs to be done and keep the institution moving forward,’” Oudenhoven said. “We took that seriously.”