College Boards & Councils


State Board for Community Colleges and
Occupational Education System



Faculty Representative, Community College of Aurora (CCA)


Joe Garcia





Otero Junior College Advisory Council

The Otero Junior College Advisory Council serves as a liaison between the College and the College's service area communities. Members bring forth insight, ideas and recommendations to be considered by the College administration for implementation. The Council approves and has oversight over the College’s annual budget.


Robert Oquist, La Junta

Lorene Nelson, Rocky Ford

Tracy Pepper, Swink

Jack Johnston, La Junta



Otero Junior College Foundation Board

The Otero Junior College Foundation is a charitable, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising funds for Otero Junior College. The Foundation was formed to provide the College with the opportunity for long-term growth and financial strength by supporting needs that cannot be met by the State or other financial resources. The Foundation also partners with donors to support and strengthen the College's role in serving the educational needs of the community.

The Otero Junior College Foundation is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization: # 84-1472517


John Knapp, Chairman; Rocky Ford

Jonathan Fox, Vice Chairman; Fowler

Betty Velasquez, La Junta

Jim Collins, Las Animas

Jeannie Larsen, La Junta

Matt Heimerich, Olney Springs

Seth Franzman, Phoenix, AZ