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PPCC Hires New Associate Dean of Humanities

Colorado Springs, Colo. – July 13, 2015 – Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) hires Danen Jobe as the new Associate Dean for Humanities in the Communication, Humanities & Technical Studies Division.

In this position Jobe will assist the Dean by providing leadership in and management of division operations with a focus on quality instruction. He will also represent the division to the broader instructional environment while conveying the policies of the college and implementing those policies within the division. He will be responsible for the following discipline areas: Art, Communication, Dance, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Philosophy and Theatre.

"I look forward to my new role working with the arts and humanities faculty who show such passion for student engagement and success," said Jobe.

For the past eight years Jobe has served as faculty for PPCC’s Math and English Division where has taught Literature, English and Reading. He served as department chair for College Prep English and co-chair for the new College Composition and Reading department for four years. Jobe began teaching college English and Literature in 2002 at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith.

In addition, Jobe has extensive experience in curriculum development, co-founded PPCC’s Parley Student Journal and is the published author of “Niagara Blues”, a work of fiction published in Scotland in 2006.              

He earned a master of fine arts in Fiction and Poetry from the University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s in English, cum laude, with an emphasis in Literature, from the University of Arkansas.

Pikes Peak Community College is in its 47th year of operation and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1975. It is a two-year college offering 158 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With three campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 21,000 students annually.