Colorado Northwestern Community College has a new president, and it’s
someone familiar to local residents.
Russell George was named president Tuesday afternoon and will begin
George is a former state representative, serving Moffat, Garfield,
Pitkin, and Rio Blanco counties from 1993 to 2000.
He also has served in leadership roles at the state’s Division of
Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources and Department of
“I’m glad to get to it,” George said Tuesday. “I was so excited after
being up there last week that I’m ready.”
Last week, George visited CNCC campuses in Craig and Rangeley as a
finalist for the position.
Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System,
explained the purpose behind the campus visits.
“At these meetings, Mr. George had the opportunity to present his
ideas for the college and attendees were able to ask questions of him,”
McCallin said. “We also asked for feedback after the meetings and the
support for him was overwhelming.”