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CNCC names new president of Craig and Rangely campuses

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Colorado Northwestern Community College has a campus in Craig (pictured) and a campus in Rangley.
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Colorado Northwestern Community College announced that Ronald A. Granger was appointed president of Colorado Northwestern Community College by Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System.

According to a news release, Granger will assume the presidency on Aug. 8, and current President Russell George will be retiring from CNCC on June 30.

George served as president for five years. He also spent 25 years in the public service sector in Colorado as a state legislator, speaker of the House of Representatives, director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

“I am very pleased that Mr. Granger has accepted the presidency of Colorado Northwestern Community College,” McCallin said in the news release. “I am confident that he will be a great fit for CNCC and northwestern Colorado. We look forward to working with him and welcome him to the college and the system.”

Granger seems eager to start his new position.

“CNCC has some great things happening, has outstanding programs, and has a very dedicated staff and faculty,” Granger said in the news release. “My family and I are excited to be a part of such an innovative college. We look forward to getting to know the people at both campuses and in the communities.”

Granger was selected as the result of a nationwide search, and community members, students and staff had the opportunity to meet Granger during public forums and receptions in Rangely and Craig on May 3 and May 4, according to the news release.

Granger is currently the vice president of administrative services at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming, a position he has held since 2012.

Previously, he served as vice president of finance at Crowder College, in Neosho, Missouri. Granger attained that position after having served numerous roles at the college, including adjunct instructor, professor of business, division chair and dean.

Granger served on the Missouri Governor’s Task Force for Workforce Development and worked with the Wyoming legislature to create a new funding formula for the community colleges in the state. He has a strong background in campus development, having raised funds for and completed several major construction projects during his career.

Granger has served on a number of community boards and organizations including Habitat for Humanity, emergency response teams, youth basketball team, Rotary, and the Joplin Missouri Tornado Relief Committee.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Education from Missouri Southern State University and his Masters of Science in Educational Administration from Missouri State University.


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