Rhonda M. Epper, Ph.D., is the President of Trinidad State College, which has served Southern Colorado since 1925.
Previously, she was the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs at Community College of Denver. During her tenure as provost, she guided the institution through a transformation of developmental education, a comprehensive accreditation review, program and institutional outcomes assessment, and adoption of guided pathways. She worked with internal and external constituencies, including the expansion of college level dual enrollment programs throughout Denver Public High Schools.
Epper was also Chief Academic/Student Affairs Officer at the Colorado Department of Higher Education where she engaged statewide stakeholder councils of provosts, student affairs and admissions officers, and the statewide General Education transfer council. She served as regional director of the State Authorization Reciprocity initiative at WICHE and was with the Colorado Community College System for nine years in various roles, including Assistant Provost. She also served as co-executive director of CCCOnline, a statewide online learning consortium serving 45,000 students annually. Epper also served at the California State University, office of the Chancellor. She has served as a consultant to WCET, ECS, SREB, SHEEO, and the League for Innovation in the Community College. She is a recipient of the WCET Richard Jonson award for lifetime achievement and service to the eLearning community and was a Presidential Fellow with the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program Epper serves as a board member of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) in Boulder, Colorado and a trustee of Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado.