Nancy J. McCallin

President, Colorado Community College System
Denver, CO

Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D., is the President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). As CCCS President, Dr. McCallin leads the state's largest system of higher education, which serves more than 159,000 students annually. CCCS has career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other postsecondary institutions.

Before coming to CCCS, Dr. McCallin served for six years as the executive director of the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting, a cabinet level position. As state budget director, she was responsible for budget policy and resource allocation for the state's $13 billion budget.

For a decade prior to her role as Colorado's budget director, Dr. McCallin was chief economist for the Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly. From 1981 to 1989, she was an economist with United Banks of Colorado, Inc. (now Wells Fargo) where she was responsible for analyzing and forecasting national, state, and mountain region economies.

Currently, Dr. McCallin serves on the board of the American Council on Education, the Community Advisory Board of Wells Fargo Bank of Colorado, is a member of the College Board's Community College Advisory Council, the Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development Advisory Council, the Colorado State Governor's Education Leadership Council, the Colorado Workforce Development Council, the Denver World Affairs Council, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Concern, and the Women's Forum.

Previously, Dr. McCallin served as commissioner on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, chair and board member of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, board member of the National Association of State Budget Officers, board member of the National Association of Business Economists, board member of the Institute of International Education, president of the Denver Association of Business Economists, and commissioner on the Information Management Commission of the State of Colorado.

Dr. McCallin earned a bachelor of arts from Claremont McKenna College, and a master of arts and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder.