Andy Dorsey has been president of Front Range Community College since 2009, after serving 14 years at the college as a faculty member, dean, and vice president. He has played key roles in building online learning, expanding concurrent enrollment, creating a new consolidated student services center at the Westminster Campus, and winning a grant to start the Gateway to College program, a replication of a national model dropout-recovery program.
Upon becoming president, one of his first actions was to restructure the way the college interacted with businesses, creating a new college workforce development officer to better coordinate business partnerships and better link the college with workforce development organizations. Those efforts led to several new partnerships, including a recent $10 million federal grant to develop advanced manufacturing programs and a $4.7 million grant to train workers in information technology. Mr. Dorsey also has led the college through major remodeling efforts at all three campuses and the addition of a new technology center at the Fort Collins campus.
Before joining FRCC, Mr. Dorsey was a consultant on alternative energy development projects and finance director and interim executive director at the YWCA of Boulder County. He also has been vice president of an alternative energy firm, marketing director for a market-research firm, and legislative director for an Ohio congressman.
Mr. Dorsey earned a Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) in economics from Harvard College, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Arts from Lesley College.
Mr. Dorsey is a director on boards of several organizations, including the Gateway to College National Network (treasurer), St. Anthony North Health Campus, North Metro Chamber of Commerce, Campus Compact of the Mountain West, and Adams County Economic Development.