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Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board

About the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board

The primary responsibilities of the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board are:

  • Establishing guidelines for the administration of the ASCENT program.
  • Advising and assisting local school education providers and institutions of higher education in preparing cooperative agreements.
  • Recommending improvements or changes to state policies to better accommodate concurrent enrollment programs.
  • Providing recommendations and considerations on waiver provisions necessary for the success of the ASCENT program.
  • Preparing and submitting a final report to the state board of education and the Commission on Higher Education, which includes the established administration guidelines and all above recommendations and improvements to advance ASCENT and other concurrent enrollment programs.

Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board approved Operating Procedures Manual (updated 2020)

What's New?

CEAB Recommendation on Feasibility of an ASCENT Waiver Process

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Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board Annual Memo

Pursuant to the Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act (section 22-35-107 (7)(a) (b), C.R.S.), the Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board is required to prepare a report and submit it to the State Board of Education and the Colorado Commission on Higher Education regarding any guidelines that the board has established for the administration of the ASCENT program; and any recommendations that the board makes concerning the improvement or updating of state policies relating to concurrent enrollment programs.

Concurrent Enrollment Advisory Board Members

Violeta Apodaca – Governor appointment
Violeta is a parent of a student enrolled in public school.
Jessica Buckmaster – DHE appointment
Jessica is the College Credit in High School Senior Manager at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Scott Gallegos – DHE appointment
Scott is the Concurrent Enrollment Academic Affairs Manager at Red Rocks Community College.
Dahl Gehle  – DHE appointment
Dahl is the Scheduling and Enrollment Coordinator at Aims Community College.
Marty Goldberg  – Governor appointment
Marty is the Director of Concurrent Enrollment for the Colorado Community College System.
Sarah Heath – State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education appointment
Sarah is the State Director/Assistant Provost for Career and Technical Education Colorado Community College System.
Keith King – Governor appointment
Keith is a former state representative and state senator and was an administrator at Colorado Early Colleges.
Carrie Knudson - DHE appointment
Carrie is the Director of Concurrent Enrollment at Northeastern Junior College.

Patrick Millmore – CDE appointment 
Patrick is the School Counselor at Stargate School.
Victoria Sanford - CDE appointment 
Victoria is a School Counselor at Aurora Central High School.
Michelle Romero - CDE appointment
Michelle is the Director of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness at the Colorado Department of Education.
Jenise Rosa – DHE appointment
Jenise is a Career Advisor at Pickens Technical College.
JulieMarie Shepherd Macklin – Governor appointment
JulieMarie is the Presidents Leadership Class Academic Director at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Mark Thompson – CDE appointment
Mark is a School Counselor at Pagosa Springs High School.
Benjamin Wu – Governor appointment
Benjamin is a student enrolled in high school.


Erica Ryan
Phone: 720-576-4288