College Boards & Councils
State Board for Community Colleges and
Occupational Education System
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.
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, Rocky Ford - Board Chair
Jonathan Fox, Fowler - Board Vice Chair
Betty Velasquez, La Junta - Board Treasurer
Matt Heimerich, Olney Springs - Board Member
Seth Franzman, Phoenix, AZ - Board Member
Sharon Kolomitz, La Junta - Board Member
Roberta Calkins-Mendoza, La Junta - Board Member