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PPCC Hires New VP of Instructional Services and Dean of Math and English

Colorado Springs, Colo. – July 21, 2014 – Dr. Lisa Donaldson is hired as the Vice President of Instructional Services and Jacquelyn Gaiters-Jordan is hired as the Dean of the Division of Math and English at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC).

Donaldson oversees and provides direction to the entire instructional program of the College including degree and certificate programs, the Library, Academic Support and Auxiliary programs.  She will also represent the college in instructional matters with Colorado Community College System, Colorado Department of Higher Education and the State Board as well as the community.

“As a former Pikes Peak Community College faculty member, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return in a leadership role and be part of the efforts to provide the highest quality educational experience for all students. I look forward to working with students, parents, faculty and community members to eliminate barriers and facilitate student access and success, ” said Donaldson.

She most recently served as the Dean of Instructional Services for Front Range Community College, Larimer Campus. Prior to that she was Dean of Business and Social Sciences, Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge Campus and was a Sociology faculty member at PPCC from 2000 to 2007. 

Donaldson has a doctorate in Sociology, a master’s in Sociology and a Bachelor of University Studies from University of New Mexico.

Gaiters-Jordan, PPCC’s new Dean of the Division of Math and English is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of six departments: Transfer English, Transfer Math, College Prep Math, College Composition and Reading, English as a Second Language, and Advancing Academic Achievement.  

“It is my hope that by working with my Math and English colleagues and collaborating with others throughout the college, all students, regardless of their academic abilities, receive quality instruction, dignity and respect and are given the best opportunity to thrive in every class they take,” said Gaiters-Jordan.

She has worked at Pikes Peak Community College for the past 14 years, starting as an adjunct while working as the Education Director for the Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region. After becoming a full-time faculty member, she taught all levels of Developmental English, served as Department Chair and became Associate Dean for College Prep Programs.

Gaiters-Jordan has a master’s in English from the University of Colorado, Denver and a bachelor’s in English from Albany State University, Albany, GA. She has completed coursework toward a master’s in Education and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Education.

Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering 175 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.