Lance F. Bolton, Ph.D.
Dr. Lance Bolton, president of Pikes Peak Community College, brings a blend of academia and business leadership to the college. He joined PPCC in 2011 after serving as President of Northeastern Junior College (NJC), in Sterling, Colorado, forfive years. Before working in higher education, his professional background included extensive experience in technical support and sales, as well as research and development for a Fortune 500 corporation.
During his tenure at PPCC, President Bolton has focused on student success and transformation. He has worked closely with faculty, staff and community leaders moving key initiatives forward such as a five-year strategic plan and yearly focus goals; a new vision statement: “Students Succeed at PPCC”; a focus on manufacturing and technical partnerships; and an unprecedented partnership with the other major colleges in the area (UCCS, CC and USAFA) focused on entrepreneurism.
Throughout his career, President Bolton has been an active community volunteer and board member for numerous non-profit organizations including the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC, the El Pomar Foundation Pikes Peak Regional Council, the Better Business Bureau Institute for Social Impact, Discover Goodwill Board of Directorsand the Board of Directors for Atlas Prep charter school.
Dr. Bolton holds a doctorate in Food Science & Technology from the University of Georgia (1997), a master’s degree in Food Science & Technology from the University of Georgia (1995) and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia (1988).
An avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast, President Bolton and his family love living in Colorado Springs because of its active outdoor lifestyle and strong sense of community.